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'70 Grande

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  1. Stunning build! Your paintwork is phenomenal. It's a bit of a shame that the Hemi Shaker air cleaner is so large that it hides some many engine details... sure would be fun to have a 1:1 of this build parked inside my garage!

  2. This is my 2nd completion for 2021, although this build actually started way back in the mid/late-1990's...  I decided it was time to drag it to the finish-line.  This is the 1/25 AMT/Ertl 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS454 kit.  Back-story is my wife's best friend in high school, Gigi, (in the late-1970's), was given a used, 1:1 1969 SS396/4-speed in Pale Yellow by her parents for her 17th birthday, (wish I had parents like that).  Gigi drove her car everywhere, and my wife was her constant-companion.  After owning it for nearly a year, Gigi got good enough at driving it well that she occasionally street-raced it against the local high school boys on Friday and Saturday nights, with some success too, as my wife recalls! The local guys said "Gigi" stood for "Guts and Glory" as she displayed both when street racing.

    My wife told me she really liked Gigi's '69 Chevelle and had a lot of fun in it, but her personal-favorite would've been a 1970 in Blue with a Blue interior; hence this build with my wife's nickname on the license plates.   Paintwork is old and rough, but I did add some scratchbuilt details to bring a little life to this build.  Comments always welcome!




  3. Stunning build! Your paintwork looks phenomenal as well as the decal work.  Even without underhood reference I think you nailed that engine and compartment and I think the same thing regarding the chassis... nicely done!

  4. Really nice build! Sure would like to see some underhood pics and also what that T-bird chassis looks like underneath... but please take it inside for those pics!

  5. My parents had 4 family-room "lounge" chairs in that Black-n-White pattern seen at the right-edge of the photo... my dad's poker-playing buddies would come over on Saturday nights for a "late-in-the-evening" poker match, and after drinking Manhattans for a few hours, they'd say looking at those chairs they were sittin'-in might make 'em puke... pretty sure that happened more than a few times!!!

  6. I am looking to trade for (2) front and (2) rear wheels that can be found in several different 1/25 MPC Jeep kits; reference pics below.  Can be fresh-from-the-tree, (preferred), or from a built-up if in good condition. I have a fairly-extensive parts box to trade from... thanks!




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