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Kmb0319

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  1. 67 Impala SS - Capris Cream

    Interior is a Duplicolor paint called Bahama Blue, with Vallejo Prussian Blue painted over the black embossing powder to make the carpet.
  2. 67 Impala SS - Capris Cream

    I’ve nearly bought the AMT 67 Impala kit a half dozen times, only to have it finish 2nd to another. I finally picked it up. Originally, it was a blue on blue car, but after polishing it out for clear coat, the clear reacted to a different polish than I’d used before and curdled. At the same time as my paint mishap, I purchased the Revell 66 GTO, and spoon tested an ivory paint for the interior. After shooting it on the spoon, I shot some clear on it to see if it could be suitable for an exterior color, and liked what I saw. Having stripped the blue from the Impala body, since I wasn’t completely sold on the blue I used, I went ahead and painted it with the Ivory. It’s a good match for Chevy’s Capris Cream, and I liked it with the blue interior. Wired the distributor, made battery cables and a couple vacuum hoses, and found some replacement chrome valve covers in the parts box. The only other change was tires, as the Firestone wide ovals are just too little for a car this big. The fronts are from the Revell 71 Cuda, and the rears are the optional “fatties” from the Moebius 65 Satellite. I had first used them on the back of my 71 Charger, but I got several comments when I posted it that the rear tires looked too “truckish,” and I agreed. On this huge beast, they don’t look big at all! I figured they would be necessary to get any traction when the 427 is trying to move such a big vehicle. This kit, like a few of AMT’s finest, has the frame separated from the underbody, which I enjoy during the build: Interior shot before installation: And done... thanks for looking!
  3. 66 GT350H- Ivy Green

    My collection lacks good Mustangs. I have the AMT 67 Shelby, which is a nice kit and the Revell 68 GT, which didn’t come out very well. I plan on getting the new Revell Boss 302 when it comes out, but with Revell being sold, that might be a while. Anyway, I had a couple bigger projects that require some aftermarket investment to continue, and we were getting ready for a big family trip to Europe, so I was looking for a quick, inexpensive build to mess with in the last couple weeks before we left. I built this kit in high school... and due to the kit’s age and the fact that my “sweet spot” is 68-72 muscle cars, I’ve overlooked this on the shelf hundreds of times. But I looked up some images and fell back in love with the first generation Mustang, especially the fastback, and the kit is dirt cheap, so I grabbed it. I knew I wanted to paint it dark green, and I had a nearly full can of Fathom Green from my Camaro convertible build. I thought about a few variations.. different wheels, making a green/white pony interior, but in the end, stayed with kit wheels and black interior. Added some details to the engine, made seatbelts and used some Polyglas GTs, but it’s stock other than that. You will notice the side rear windows are not there... one of them disappeared during final assembly. It HAS to be somewhere nearby. If I can’t find it soon, I will either request a replacement from Revell or put the window vents in, although I prefer the glass. Anyway, it’s done other than that... thanks for looking and hope you like it!
  4. 1971 THUNDERBIRD

    HOLY———— that is incredible!!!!!! Your work is amazing, and the photography is perfect. Beautiful job!
  5. Scraping my jaw off the floor... this is AMAZING work!!!
  6. Let's see your TV and movie cars!

    OK, I’ll throw this one in... the 67 Camaro from “Better Off Dead,” one of my favorite movies in high school.
  7. Amt 1967 impala ss.

    Beautiful job!! I’m just starting on this kit, and hope turns out this nice. Funny, I was looking at changing tires because the Firestones that come with it look too small, but they look just about perfect on yours. I may reconsider. LOVE the black/red combo, btw...
  8. 1970 Superbird

    Beautiful work!! Looks like it could drive right out of the picture. One of the things that really gives it some presence is those tires... This kit comes with those old Monogram Goodyear’s that were extremely skinny... what tires did you use to this perfect stance?
  9. Revell '69 Camaros

    Man... and I thought I was being bold building two of these at once! This will be FUN to watch. Btw, where did you get the bare rally wheels on the silver one??
  10. A couple green Mopars

    First of all, great work!!! These are going to be awesome... I think the MPC Road Runner has a better body proportion than the Revell, and the Charger donors will give them a much more detailed chassis. Second, we think alike... not having access to the MPC kits, I’m doing a double build of the Revell version... one a GTX with the 440-6 and Air Grabber hood and the other a Road Runner with a Hemi, RR hood and a half vinyl roof. Post lots of pics... I’ll be following this closely!
  11. 68 Firebird 400

    I’m in love with this car!!!!! The colors, the wheels, and the details are incredible. It’s absolutely PERFECT!!!
  12. Jaguar XK 120, Revell

    GORGEOUS!!!!! What a tremendous piece of work on a beautiful subject. Bravo!!!
  13. A short diversion: 71 Cuda 440

    I’m in the middle of 2 “twins” projects... 2 69 Camaros and a 71 GTX/71 Road Runner project. For the Road Runner, I wanted a Hemi, as the GTX already has the 440 six-pack. So, I bought the 71 Cuda kit for its engine. So, in the middle of both projects, I decided to go ahead and throw the Cuda together. The billboard stripe was out because it was no longer a Hemi, so I had to figure out what to do with the look. I ended up mixing elements a bit, and I’m happier with it than I thought I’d be. i had to trim the transmission tunnel a little to fit the automatic gearbox, and wired the engine up, but had a couple problems that I still need to fix. The carbs sit way too high to use the air cleaner or the bottom of the shaker assembly. I glued the shaker scoop into the hole in the hood, but that didn’t leave enough clearance for the carbs. So at this moment, there is nothing on top of the intake, as that’s the only way the hood will close. I’ll look at solutions later. The paint is a GM light blue metallic from Duplicolor with Duplicolor clear. It’s a much duller, grayish blue inside, but looked more like B-5 in the sunlight. I did the interior in a saddle and cream 2-tone, which I liked. I used the rear window louvres, some Monogram NASCAR tires (Fireball tire decals) on the rear, and blacked out the tail panel for a more performance-oriented look, then offset that with the “pretty” metallic blue, two tone interior and the luggage rack that came from the Revell 69 Vette. Also, the headlights are the worst part of this kit, so I just filled the bezels with clear glue. Anyway, pretty quick, simple build... hope you like it!
  14. Sinister ‘70 Cuda

    The picture you replicated is my favorite Cuda pic of all time, and man, did you do it justice. This is an INCREDIBLE build!!! It was absolutely worth the 4 years of work.
  15. I had something strange happen in a build and thought I’d throw a question out to the community. I bought an aftermarket set of decals for my 71 Road Runner project... last week, I was leaving town for work, and wanted to get a little done before I left town. My paint and clear were done, so I polished out the body and wanted to see what the strobe stripe looked like, so I applied it. Right before I left, I put a coat of wax on to get some protection on the finish. Never had anything like this happen, but I came home to find the paint crazed... my Road Runner now looks more like an alligator. I’m fine with stripping it and repainting... no big deal... but is there any way to get the strobe stripe off and save it to reuse, or do I just have to buy a new decal set? Thanks!