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#1 cobraman

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 08:24 AM

Bought this car as a quick build while waiting for some wood look decals for another project. This is a very simple kit, very simple. I think there is less than 60 pieces total. Curbside kit with no engine and just a one piece chassis with molded detail. Tires and wheels seem too small so I may replace them. Detail on the wire wheels is not too good but they do look better with a black wash.

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#2 Kennyboy

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 08:50 AM

I look forward to seeing what you do with this Ray!

 

Be-ing it has little to no detail, the possibilities are endless! ;)



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 10:25 AM

"Quick build" - Famous last words ;) .   And your already talking about replacing parts :lol: .



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 11:19 AM

Should be sweet.

#5 cobraman

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 11:31 AM

"Quick build" - Famous last words ;) .   And your already talking about replacing parts :lol: .

 

Ya, you got me there.



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 11:35 AM

Never say quick build, How does the body look as far as details and proportions go?

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 01:39 PM

Body looks pretty good. The body is about the thinest plastic I think I ever saw in my 50 + years of building.  In fact it cracked when I was taping off the roof to paint it black.



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 01:44 PM

Thunderbirds are go



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 01:58 PM

That TBird body looks pretty nice. I have the '66 Impala (really a '65} and the '66 Deville. Same way, great bodies, short on interior chassis details.



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 03:34 PM

The wheels do look better with wash. The 1965 Buick Riviera has the best spoke/wire wheels. The 62 T-bird are not bad either. Great year and subject Ray looking forward to see what you do with it...



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 04:53 PM

Body looks pretty good. The body is about the thinest plastic I think I ever saw in my 50 + years of building.  In fact it cracked when I was taping off the roof to paint it black.

 

Maybe if it's way too thin, you could do a junkyard build with lots of Rust, Damage & Dirt!

Thin plastic would be easy to tear up to look damaged and the torn body parts would look better in thin plastic. Just an idea... B)



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 08:00 PM

I have the original of this, the Caddy & Wildcat.

I got lucky in having a Spare Jo-Han Ambulance Dash.

NO engraving on the kit piece at all!!

Chassis are generic to ALL of the series, the hubcaps, and the interior upholstery pattern

Only difference is rear package shelf!

 

I do like the Stock BF Goodrich tires with White-stripe inserts!!

 

At least this one has the roof cast with the body.

I had fit issues with the 3 AMT's I have built so far, so left them Convertibles


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Posted 22 October 2013 - 11:52 PM

You'll come up with something Ray.....we will be waiting!!  :D 



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Posted 23 October 2013 - 02:36 AM

I have the original of this, the Caddy & Wildcat.

I got lucky in having a Spare Jo-Han Ambulance Dash.

NO engraving on the kit piece at all!!

Chassis are generic to ALL of the series, the hubcaps, and the interior upholstery pattern

Only difference is rear package shelf!

 

I do like the Stock BF Goodrich tires with White-stripe inserts!!

 

At least this one has the roof cast with the body.

I had fit issues with the 3 AMT's I have built so far, so left them Convertibles

 

You are so right about the dash. The front is completely flat and relies on only the decal to provide any detail.



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Posted 23 October 2013 - 12:06 PM

AMT's kit dash should fit. Or can be adapted to fit!!

That is the plan when I do my copy of this kit.

Not sure on the Wildcat.

I would like to find a Different style dash than th e"Twin Pod" unit 

in th eAMT 65 & 66's!!

My dad had a 65 Wildcat, and it had the Rectangular Speedometer. NO 'Twin-Pods'!!

Also, it had a split Bench with Fold down Armrest!!

black over Silver with black interior. And YES, It Got HOT in that thing in Summer!!!!

Wish I had it now. 455 V8. But he Threw/damaged the Drive shaft Several times.!

They definitely did not use a good grade steel on it!!!

It was Not strong enough for the engine

 

Yes, the AMT 65 body is a Match to his 2dr Sportcoupe (fastback)



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Posted 23 October 2013 - 03:37 PM

Don't have one of the other bodies to compare it to so I can't really answer that. I put the decals on today, what a pain. Even with Solveset the large one on the hood did not want to settle down as good as I would have liked. Shot it with clear today also. Will try and post some photo's tomorrow.



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Posted 23 October 2013 - 08:11 PM

Ray l saw one of these on a website for 49.90. Expensive out of production kit. Yours and the one l just saw is the only 2 of this brand 66 t-birds l have seen..



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Posted 24 October 2013 - 02:07 AM

Wow Carl. Someone wants almost 50 bucks for this kit ?  Not worth anything close to that in my opinion. Not much to it. 52 parts or so. No engine and just a chassis with molded detail.



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Posted 24 October 2013 - 03:23 PM

Someone will buy it and be real surprised..



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Posted 24 October 2013 - 03:46 PM

Someone will buy it and be real surprised..

 

Not so much surprised as disapointed me thinks. : )