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  1. 1 hour ago, donb said:

    Nicely done. It is small thats for sure. Some fitment issues and the hollow tires just don’t fit inside the wheel wells. You did a nice job on it though. I like that color too. 

    Thanks for pointing that out.  I did forget to mention that.  The tire do not fit in the wheel wells good at all.  It took a lot of work to get them to not stick out in a cartoonish manner.


  2. Dude, you took a turd an polished it into something beautiful.  I got one of these kits from a Hobbytown store and they were horrible kits like you said.  Mine looks nowhere near as good.


  3. Looks great!  I'd love to have some of them in my collection.  My Mustang, P-40, Spitfire, and Corsair kits were all damaged by my step-mom and I never acquired new ones.  I have a few dies casts of said planes, but I love the models as well. 


  4. 3 hours ago, 1972coronet said:

    WOW !!!

    What an absolute GEM !!!

    Perfect colour combo for a gentleman's muscle car : bold , yet reserved .

    ( I honestly don't recall having seen a '68 4-4-2 in person , in all of my 50 years ---- and I grew up near thee world famous Whittier Boulevard ! )

    Wow.  There's a 68 convertible that is sometimes parked out by the courts where I work.  There was also a 68 Post car for sale near where I used to work in NMB.


  5. 4 hours ago, Rotorbolt73 said:

    Yeah it comes with one. The wing is for a 70 model though . I modified it to resemble a 72.

    This kit is kinda a hodge podge mix. That's why it's difficult for some to build. Looks like it was a 70 then somewhat retooled as a 72 but mixed with the chassis and engine from the 67 kit..

    Nice. Didn't think it had one, so I never picked up the kit.  It wasn't on the box, so when I saw it on yours it got me wondering.  May end up picking it up.


  6. 9 hours ago, espo said:

    Great looking build. I like the paint scheme and interior combination. The 1:1 cars with the Continental Kit would often mount the rear license plate on the tire cover. May not be the prettiest way but many of the covers actually had a slight recessed area for mounting the license plate.  

    Yeah, I don't know why they didn't do that with this kit.  I guess the continental was an after thought for them.  It should also have had Thunderbird on the valve covers.  The box shows it, but the kit does not have it.


  7. 4 hours ago, Geno said:

    That looks great in red Eric, nice job and I agree, this is a nice kit to build. I actually used it to create a '73 in Brewster Green which is a very rare color on the Firebird.

     

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    That looks amazing


  8. 8 hours ago, highway said:

    It does stand out in red and I do think in 71 as Eric is representing this one as the color lineup did expand, the reason that this kit is so often seen in the white with the blue stripe or the reverse is that were the only two color choices for the Trans Am model in 1970. You could have the Firebird in any of the colors Pontiac offered for it, but for the true Trans Am, they were only offered in white or blue, expanded for just white with blue stripes in 1969. 

    That is true. 1969 and 1970 were white or blue cars only.


  9. I'm back! At least for a few posts.  So, a quick update on my situation:  I have not bought a home yet, but I have moved out of my old place and into a cheaper place that's just as nice.  I'm still looking into a home and talking things over with a lender.  I didn't want to start any builds until I moved into a more permanent home, but they've been piling up and it's going to take awhile to get them all built.  So, I decided to build a few and save the boxes to make sure they don't get damaged when i do finally move.

     

    So...........here is my first of the new year.  It's a 1971 Trans Am based on the Revell model of a 1970.  It's a very nice model and I highly recommend it.  

     

    49523573638_d4e818ae1b_k.jpgSAM_0001 by Eric Lucas, on Flickr

    49523573548_96800eeb23_k.jpgSAM_0002 by Eric Lucas, on Flickr

    49524308442_22678d59b0_k.jpgSAM_0003 by Eric Lucas, on Flickr

    49524090001_1b9442679e_k.jpgSAM_0004 by Eric Lucas, on Flickr

    49524089921_991848e997_k.jpgSAM_0005 by Eric Lucas, on Flickr


  10. 2 hours ago, moparfarmer said:

    Do the headlights come with lens or did you paint them with some kind of paint?  Let me know, they look real sweet..

    The one that I got had no lenses.  I had to fabricate mine.  They're good kits.  I'd like another.

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