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#41 gtx6970

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 01:44 AM

Is the Street Machine release different than the other releases of the Revell Thunderbolt? 

 

 

Outside of it being molded in white, I don't know if there are any differences ( besides decals )



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Posted 12 November 2013 - 02:59 AM

nice builds on the ford thunderbolts! cool pics!



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Posted 15 November 2013 - 10:51 AM

The street machine series is the same.  The last issue was a 2 in 1 series, which had all of the original pieces, plus a flat hood, inserts and lens to make the inner head lights "functional"

and dog dish wheel covers.

 

To reiterate, the Butch Leal car was always "Vintage Burgundy" and never "black".   Also the "Bob Ford" T-Bolt was repainted "gold" with a "black" roof after it was raced by Kenny Vogt

in it's "yellow" color.  The information on the "Fred Cady" decal sheets stating that the "Leal" car was black and the "Bob Ford" car was "silver and black" was incorrect.  In Fred's defense,

the photographs he had available at the time were black and white.  I have seen some models built with the black and silver colors though, and they look awesome that way too.



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Posted 15 November 2013 - 11:05 AM

By the way, anybody building the "Hubert Platt" version, be aware that the decal placement for the driver's side on the instruction sheet are incorrect. They are backwards.  The placement should be left to right like on the passenger side. (The cartoon figure of "Frank Vego" should be on the front fender and the rest of them should mimic the passenger side, so that everything flows the same way).  I made this mistake, as did some others that I've seen built.  And if anyone is interested, the correct color for this T-Bolt (as most all of Platts cars were) is "Guardsman Blue."  It's not available in  model car paint.  You can get it for an air brush from "Scale Finishes."



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Posted 15 November 2013 - 02:41 PM

T Bolt you have your Bob Ford colors backwards. Gold and black was first in '64. It was yellow when driven by Kenny Vogt in '65. In '66 it was metallic blue and orange and raced by Expressway Gulf. As delivered the Bob Ford car was burgundy.



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Posted 16 November 2013 - 04:13 AM

You are correct!  I got to thinking about that later.  I had corresponded with the current owner of the car a few years ago, to get the paint code for the gold.  He told me exactly

what you said.  Also said he had a rough time deciding which way to restore it (yellow or gold).  He eventually decided on the gold and black.



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Posted 16 November 2013 - 12:09 PM

Whats the best rattle can to do the Gold on the Bob Ford car ?

 

It almost looks like the same or very similar color to the interior of the car ?



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Posted 16 November 2013 - 04:56 PM

Scale Finishes has both Vintage Burgundy and Wimbledon White in their catalog.  They also have the Poppy Red for the Russ Davis Ford car , the Gold for the Bob Ford car, and the Platt Guardsman Blue.  I have not tried their paints, but I intend to soon.  They are pricy, but where else can I get some of the Hudson colors.



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Posted 16 November 2013 - 06:25 PM

Correct color for the Bob Ford T Bolt would be Champaign Gold which I think is available from Model Master.



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Posted 17 November 2013 - 09:15 AM

Correct color for the Bob Ford T Bolt would be Champaign Gold which I think is available from Model Master.

 

something like this ?

This is a Tamaya champagne gold 

 

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Edited by gtx6970, 17 November 2013 - 09:15 AM.


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Posted 17 November 2013 - 09:37 AM

Hey if anyone is looking for Wimbledon White, I used Tamiya TS7 Racing White for a '65 Nascar Galaxie that I built, and it looks like a good match.



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Posted 17 November 2013 - 12:32 PM

I built this one using Testors maroon. It seemed dark, but after clearing it, it looked close.

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 06:32 PM

Chris, your T-Bolt looks awsome! I like the maroon, and, in the top and bottom photo's it looks 1:1 Way to go!



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Posted 18 November 2013 - 10:36 PM

Thanks man, Doug White did the top photo for the Model King box art, the guy has some talent for sure!



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Posted 22 November 2013 - 01:36 PM

I'm gonna be doing the Jess Tyree car pretty soon. 



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Posted 22 November 2013 - 01:46 PM

Didn't testors dis-continue maroon years ago?

 

I didn't know Jess Tyree drove a T bolt



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Posted 22 November 2013 - 02:06 PM

Didn't testors dis-continue maroon years ago?

 

I didn't know Jess Tyree drove a T bolt

It's the other Mickey Thompson T-Bolt. It says "M/T Prepared" on the front fenders. And yes. Testors did discontinue Maroon many years ago. 



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Posted 22 November 2013 - 04:40 PM

It's the other Mickey Thompson T-Bolt. It says "M/T Prepared" on the front fenders. And yes. Testors did discontinue Maroon many years ago. 

isn't that the Hemi car ?



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Posted 22 November 2013 - 04:43 PM

Hey if anyone is looking for Wimbledon White, I used Tamiya TS7 Racing White for a '65 Nascar Galaxie that I built, and it looks like a good match.

Or you can buy Duplicolor Wimbledon White.



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Posted 23 November 2013 - 05:26 AM

Or you can buy Duplicolor Wimbledon White.

That's cool Oscar, is it available in auto parts stores? And which ones?

What I've seen in the auto parts stores in my area are fewer touch up paints and color choices in stock.