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#1 Helix

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 06:10 PM

Finally off the bench, Revell 'Motor City Muscle' kit from 2006.

 

I read somewhere due to a licensing issue the 'Trans Am' decals were not included, so I had a friend make some for me and a fantastic job he did too!

 

After looking at countless pictures of this car, I settled for the gloss white paint & blue stripes. rather than using a clear coat, I decided to polish the paint using the Tamiya coarse then finishing compounds.

 

Colour is 'Mr Colour ' white and the interior is 'Tamiya' TS-54 light metallic blue (with a dull coat) also using a Revell flat blue as a secondary colour.

 

Engine was enhanced using a pre-wired dizzy and dominator carby from 'Pro-Tech' and I did a subtle 'drop' at the front end. I was going to use Pegasus Chrome Ts for the wheels but settled for the factory rims which were de-chromed and repainted silver.

 

Thanks for looking guys :) .

Ray

 

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#2 Rossy

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 06:47 PM

Looks great! However I think you have the spoiler mounted backwards?

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 06:49 PM

sweet  build



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Posted 01 March 2014 - 07:29 PM

Looks very good!Nevertheless it is necessary to change the spoiler.

 

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#5 Helix

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 08:14 PM

Looks great! However I think you have the spoiler mounted backwards?

 

Thanks Ross, must had a 'Homer' moment during construction, nevertheless all sorted now with updated photos....thanks mate ;)



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Posted 01 March 2014 - 08:59 PM

Sweet build Ray, love the interior. Real nice work...



#7 Teddy J. Tannehill

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 10:03 PM

Really good looking Bird....I think the white and blue give the car a really "Rich" look.....Sammy Hagar did a song Trans Am High Way Wonderland.......I Bet'cha this is the car he was havin' in mind when he was belt'n that tune out. You built a nice car. I remember the 67 to 69s some of those had 400 ci with the Tri Power set up....I think the T/A had a smaller displacment cant remember the ci....Its late here....But that Motor was a higher reving/turned rpm quick and laid down power real nice. My older brother Gary had a 67 chevy impala ss 427 with 4 on the floor....for a  Big Fire Breathing Impala it was really fast, he was a street racer and could speed shift really well, Still any Pontiac with a "Bulge" in the hood was well respected on the Blvd. If you get a chance please post the ci on that engine....One of my pals had a Camaro with a 307 It ran real nice but he had it "Souped Up". Since both cars are GM there might be some "Kinship".....Thanks for posting the Pics Brings back memories of good times on the Blvd.  



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Posted 01 March 2014 - 11:35 PM

Big fan of the car in these colors, great job!

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 11:38 PM

nice build !

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 01:00 AM

Very NICE Ray!!  :) 



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Posted 02 March 2014 - 02:51 AM

Nice build! Love it in white...What's the paint used for the interior?



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Posted 02 March 2014 - 04:15 AM

Nice build! Love it in white...What's the paint used for the interior?


X2 i did a '69 glacier blue camaro with a blue interior and i did not get it quite as nice as yours. I plan to recreate the scheme when i do the 1/12 version.
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Posted 02 March 2014 - 06:03 AM

Beautiful build Ray! Great color combination. White with the blue was deffinately the way to go!



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Posted 02 March 2014 - 06:29 AM

Looks great. I particularly like the inrterior, and the polishing worked great.



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Posted 02 March 2014 - 06:32 AM

Nice to see this in the white and blue scheme.  Looks great!



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Posted 02 March 2014 - 10:18 AM

Very nice. Other than the spoiler, I noticed seams on the seats.

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 12:24 PM

looks awesome Ray



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Posted 02 March 2014 - 08:06 PM

Nice.



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Posted 02 March 2014 - 08:26 PM

Really good looking Bird....I think the white and blue give the car a really "Rich" look.....Sammy Hagar did a song Trans Am High Way Wonderland.......I Bet'cha this is the car he was havin' in mind when he was belt'n that tune out. You built a nice car. I remember the 67 to 69s some of those had 400 ci with the Tri Power set up....I think the T/A had a smaller displacment cant remember the ci....Its late here....But that Motor was a higher reving/turned rpm quick and laid down power real nice. My older brother Gary had a 67 chevy impala ss 427 with 4 on the floor....for a  Big Fire Breathing Impala it was really fast, he was a street racer and could speed shift really well, Still any Pontiac with a "Bulge" in the hood was well respected on the Blvd. If you get a chance please post the ci on that engine....One of my pals had a Camaro with a 307 It ran real nice but he had it "Souped Up". Since both cars are GM there might be some "Kinship".....Thanks for posting the Pics Brings back memories of good times on the Blvd.  

 

Cheers Teddy, yeah this would have to be one of my favourite US muscle cars, glad you like it, thank you mate!



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Posted 02 March 2014 - 08:28 PM

Nice build! Love it in white...What's the paint used for the interior?

 

X2 i did a '69 glacier blue camaro with a blue interior and i did not get it quite as nice as yours. I plan to recreate the scheme when i do the 1/12 version.
Joe.

 

Tamiya TS-54 Light metallic blue with a dull coat guys 


 Thanks for all the further comments guys, much appreciated :)