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  1. Painted (I think) Testors Italian Red with ultra gloss clear, interior is Tamiya medium grey. This one is the original issue. Built box stock except for swapping out the 3 barrel for triple duces. Started in 2012 and just finished today. I had to super glue the top of the firewall to the body and then the front subframe to the body to get it all together. Frustrating kit for final fitting but looks good when done. Thanks for looking, all comments welcomed.
  2. Thanks to a suggestion from this board that I build a Corvair in hugger orange, I thought instead I should get this one done first. Started back in 2008. Painted Honduras Maroon with clear coat, I have the engine done and the interior painted with Tamiya TS-69 linoleum brown. Thanks for looking, all comments welcomed.
  3. When Revell first released this kit comments were that the engine looked more like a crate motor LT-1 than the stock 350 that came in the 69 Novas. Ah well. I looked up paint codes available for 69 Novas and I did see hugger orange listed, now whether or not it was an authentic GM sponsors paint chip list for 69 Nova I don't know.
  4. That is very cool! You matched the engine color perfectly as well. Every one you finish just gets better and better, you go girl!
  5. Interior is done, just your basic semi gloss black for seats, door panels and dash and flat black for the carpet area.
  6. After five years, it is done! I started this one back on January 15, 2015 and just now got it done August 7th of this year. Painted Testors White Lightening with wet look clear, interior is Tamiya TS-69 linoleum brown, straight out of the box. Thanks for looking, all comments welcomed.
  7. Wheels are from an AMT 69 Chevelle kit while the tires are a set of AMT RWL F-60 Goodyears. I felt they looked better than the ones that come in the kit. How about some group shots eh? Thanks for looking, all comments welcomed, and have a safe Labor day weekend!
  8. Engine and frame completed. I took some mock up pictures of it sitting on wheels. Tires are AMT Firestone from the new 70 Chevelle release while the backs are the tried and true L60x15 AMT Goodyears. Wheels are MPC open wheel rally from the various Corvette kits. With some time and a Dremel I was able to open up the grille. Thanks for looking, all comments welcome, and have a safe and fun labor day weekend!
  9. Engine done n Chevelle A group photo. Revell does make some really nice looking engines. Thanks, all comments welcome.
  10. Engine is done except for the decal on the air cleaner and some black wash on the air intakes. I like my engines to have aluminum heads and intakes :-) So consider this Nova a "week 2" car. "Obviously, the owner tossed the hubcaps and trim rings!" I already have one of these Novas with the Rally wheels, I felt I did not need another. Open wheels are from the MPC Corvette kits. Thanks for looking, all comments welcomed.
  11. Sorry, the only 69 Corvair kit I have is painted Honduras maroon.
  12. I think it is a recent buy, it has the black label on the can.
  13. The color on the Chevelle was called Monaco red! Still the same color and hugger orange is what it is mostly known as.
  14. Actually.... If you look in completed builds you will find my Revell 69 427 Corvette 🙂
  15. Engine is done, straight from the box except for removing the chrome plating from the carbs and painting them Tamiya metallic grey. Basic black interior without center console but with a set of aftermarket gauges installed. I'll paint the shifter knob white before final assembly. Okay, that's it for now, all comments welcomed and thanks for checking it out.
  16. As a companion piece to both the 69 Chevelle SS396 and 69 Camaro, I decided to build the small block version of Revell's Nova in hugger orange with Testors wet look clear. Thank you for looking, all comments welcomed.
  17. Started today, this is a companion piece for my hugger orange 69 Camaro. Painted Testors hugger orange with wet look clear. Thanks for looking, all comments welcomed.
  18. Started yesterday, I believe that anyone that builds Camaros needs to have a Hugger Orange 69 on their shelf. Here is mine. Painted with Testors Hugger Orange and wet look clear. I took off the Camaro emblems for a cleaner look. This will be built out of the box except for tires and wheels. In other words, the cross ram intake with headers and the barely there exhaust system. I'm using the non SS grille on this build as well. I have a simple black interior to go along with the orange body. I want to put the black stripes on this, I hope they cooperate. Thanks for looking and all comments welcomed.
  19. Nice build, the colors look great and the grille looks pretty good. I have a couple of these on my bench right now and those grilles are horrible to detail.
  20. I also have the AMT version of this kit and I found it inferior to the MPC version. Both the front and rear bumpers were too wide and required a bunch of sanding and filling to get it to fit correctly.
  21. Regarding the solid rear panel on the 74 Corvette kits. Yes, I know the 74 Vettes are supposed to have a split rear panel. The engineers at Chevrolet could not figure out how to make the rear panel one piece for the 74 Model Covette, so they did it split. They figured it out for the 75 version. Now, I figure the model companies get the plans for the cars early, and I bet the original plans for 74 Corvette called for a solid rear cover. So both AMT and MPC molded the kit with a solid back. When Chevrolet figured out they could not do a solid one and had to resort to a two piece, it was too late for the model companies to change their kits. So, we can accept the solid rear panel on the 74 Corvette by the following options. A) It was originally supposed to be this way or the mythical owner of this particular car went to Chevrolet in 1975 and got the one piece rear panel for his or her car. Either way, both AMT & MPC molded their 74 Corvettes with a solid rear panel and I did not want to cut one in and perhaps mess up the Corvette lettering on the rear.
  22. Started this one a few days ago, painted Testors Fiery orange with wet look clear. Thanks for looking, all comments welcomed.
  23. Started this year to replace one I started back in 2009, I painted this Tamiya TS-64 dark blue with a Testors metallic blue interior. I have the sedan kit as well! Painted Tamiya Pearl blue with Testors Nassau blue interior. There is a lot of chrome trim to do on these, that is why they have gotten stalled!
  24. Started early this year, I have it painted Tamiya TS-19 Metallic Blue with Testors Nassau blue interior. I used the wood grain decals from the 65 Lincoln convertible for the door panels. Kens fuzzy fur for the carpet. Stock-ish engine, I denoted an aftermarket intake by painting the stock one aluminum :-) Basically I have chrome trim to do and final assembly to get this one done.
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