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  1. Thanks for the different ideas. I think the "line" or "scar" is a manufacturing defect that reflects through paint especially when the paint and primer are not compatible. I had used Tamiya red oxide primer and then Duplicolor on the underside of the hood and they were obviously not compatible. the same goes for the top side of the hood, where the Tamiya primer did not play well with the MCW lacquer body color. so I sanded everything down on both sides, re-shot them with MCW's red oxide lacquer, then used MCW's lacquer color (black on the underside and body color on the topside) and the line was almost invisible. I think I should be able to make it go away completely by color sanding.
  2. Hello, here is a picture of the '63 nova underside of the hood, you can see the "ghost" line by on the left side by the different shading on each side of the line.
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    '63 Nova Wagon

    Very nice work, love the two tone.
  4. Hello, I have noticed that in many of the newer AMT kits, the bare styrene bodies and hoods have these random "scar" lines in them. It almost looks like a fracture, but I don't think it is. It may have something to do with the way the styrene was cured. These "scars" reflect through paintwork, even though they are not visible through prime coats. I have tried sanding the bare styrene over the "scar" with 400 paper to no avail. Has anyone else encountered this and if so, do you have any suggestions? thanks.
  5. 1967 Chevrolet Impala 4 Door in Madeira Maroon. This is a tribute to an actual car that a friend's family bought new and owned for about 50 years. It wasn't too difficult to "un-supernatural" it, but I had a hell of a time with the ride height. The stock hubcaps, which don't come with the supernatural kit, are resin and is my first (and somewhat dubious) attempt with allclad!
  6. Superb work. I bought one of these too and hope mine turns out as nicely.
  7. I love the interior! How did you get the paper to conform to the contours of the seat?
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    '60 Dodge Dart

    Fantastic rebuild. These glue bombs can make you crazy but this one turned out spectacularly. I don't think I've ever seen a 1:1 of these in real life.
  9. Very nice. The gray and coral has always been my favorite ‘55 two tone combo.
  10. Here is the second ‘63 Bonneville Convertible, in Yorktown Blue with the blue (276) interior and the blue (4) uptop, built from the AMT annual kit. The top is from the AMT annual ‘64 Chevrolet Impala Convertible, with some minor modifications. Oddly enough, it fit better than the annual ‘63 Impala uptop. Also included are photos of this car with the red one completed last month.
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    SMP 1960 Impala

    The seat inserts look great! What kind of decal paper did you use?
  12. Thank you everyone! This is one of a pair of '63 Bonneville Convertibles that I've been working on for a while. The other car is Yorktown blue with a light blue uptop. The annual kit did not come with an uptop so I am still working through the challenges on that one.
  13. '63 Bonneville Convertible in Grenadier red with interior 278 (red with bucket seats). This is the AMT annual kit, which featured the 4-speed transmission. I used MCW lacquer for the exterior color and enamel for the interior colors, matched by eye from the swatches in the '63 Pontiac Sales Manual.
  14. What a stunner! Simply gorgeous workmanship.
  15. Nice! I’m doing one in the same color with the black interior. I found some resin ‘67 Impala SS hubcaps, I might try to remove the SS emblems and paint the bow ties on.
  16. Heather Eldorado. Would love to build one of these...I had a Series 62 version in 1:1. Magnificent work.
  17. This is really nice. Excellent choice of colors. It inspires me to get going on my JoHan Fleetwoods.
  18. Thanks Tom. Not having the trunk lid letters was somewhat of a drag. My annual AMT kit of the ‘63 Galaxie convertible has the trunk lid letters. I’m glad the new reissue will have the decal.
  19. Thanks all. Yes, the car turned out more police-like than I expected...
  20. Really nice work. Wish there were more of these on the road today.
  21. '63 1/2 Ford Galaxie 500 XL in Raven Black with the Trim No. 83 interior. This was mostly from the AMT Millenium kit except for the bumpers, which came from a Prestige version since the plating on the Millenium bumpers rubbed off simply by handling them a few times. Hope AMT re-introduces the G A L A X I E trunk lid letters on their upcoming reissue.
  22. Merry Christmas everyone...finally finished the interior for one of two AMT annual '63 Bonnevilles I'm building. This car is Yorktown Blue, the other will be Grenadier Red. I'm also working on an uptop for the blue car. I have been struggling with simulating the lucite portions of the steering wheels on the AMT annual Pontiacs that I've done. This time after lots of staring at a picture of the 1:1 steering wheel in a blue interior car, I tried Tamiya Titanium Gold with a little bit of the light blue interior color thrown in for tint. Hopefully I'll get this car done soon.
  23. Ramming speed! Nice take on it. I just bought two of these, can’t wait to build them.
  24. Really nice job. Love the interior.
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    1962 Bel Air

    Thanks again all. Dave, I mixed kens fuzzy fur green and blue together for the carpet.
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