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  1. On 2/10/2021 at 4:57 PM, Plastic_Passion said:

    @RestoModGuy Jim this is incredible! That's a cherry ride! I love the ground effects kit and the rear wing! Looks like the kit on the actual car! You nailed this for sure! I love the wheel choice too. Excellent job here. Thank you for sharing! May I ask did you make the extra details out of styrene? 

    @Plastic_Passion Thanks, this was a fun build, and yes I created all the ground effects and wing from plastic.  

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  2. My take on the '77 Pontiac Trans Am Bandit Resto-mod styled after Year One version. Mostly built out of the box with exception I added the round fog lights in the front bumper and removed the square ones in the lower air-intake. Added brass mesh in the side fender vents. Removed the molded in AC lines and made my own detail. Wheels are the kit Snowflakes inserted into Pegasus small aluminum sleeves. Trans Am and Bird decals are from Keith Marks, which are outstanding! Paint is all Duplicolor spray can with 4-polished clear coats, must say it's flawless smooth 

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  3. Had fun with this new release from Revell of the 70 Firebird. Due to licensing this release does not include any Trans Am badging and I noted the blue decal set is much darker than the 1990 Monogram release that did include Trans Am decal badging 

    I built this a a box stock kit, first time I've not "customized" a kit, however I did modify the ride-height and improved the fitment of the headlights. Overall, this kit was flawless as to zero-flash and everything fit perfectly, good job on this kit RevellIMG_9288.jpg.b36c7287bfbaed2648fcf54dcf20248b.jpg 

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  4. 3 hours ago, Bernard Kron said:

    Truly inspired re-do of this kit while staying true to its modern style. The chopped and channeled approach improves the proportions greatly. Also dig the injected small block. What's the source for that mod?

    Thanks Bernard! Here for the very detailed and cool injection https://www.shapeways.com/product/V8W7QBN6T/ls3-obx-crossram-1-25?optionId=62936900&li=shops

     

  5. Built this for a good friend in Arkansas I visited last summer, first time seeing his 90's built 40 Ford Coupe named Raspberry Ice after the color and pin-stripping.

    I duplicated every detail he did building his in the 90's, including the 59' Cadillac taillights, smoothed running boards, dual frenched antenna's, and his license plate in scale. Added PE wipers and scratch made side mirrors. To make this as close as I could to the actual car I had to extensively modify a set of 6-spoke Pegasus wheels to match his 1-of-200 custom made set of Shelby Wheels from the late 90's. I resprayed Molotow chrome on the wheels and clear coated with Pledge, they turned out really good for the first time I tried spraying it. 

    The paint was the tough part since it was a custom mix and no paint code or samples from the original paint work, so I used some Folklore and Creatix craft paints blended to make the Raspberry Ice paint all from pictures, then several polished Wet Look Clear coats. I base coated with Pearl Ice Blue and laid out a .04 pinstripe before spraying the custom mix. I added some detail hand-painted pin-stripping around the nose, headlights, taillights, hard to see though. The interior I duplicated as well with custom gauge panel, steering wheel and door panels with flocked bucket seats. 

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