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John Jacobs

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    Lexington, SC
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    John Jacobs
  1. 68 Firebird 400 (updated 10/13/2018)

    Parchment upholstery
  2. 68 Firebird 400 (updated 10/13/2018)

    I have been impressed with the amount of detail on the decals, including the hose labels, and I have had to use a jewelers loupe to place them.
  3. 68 Firebird 400 (updated 10/13/2018)

    Thanks for the info. The decals were in the kit, and surprisingly they are in very good shape so far. This kit was given to me by a guy who kept it stored in his hot and humid garage for years, maybe decades.
  4. 68 Firebird 400 (updated 10/13/2018)

    I'm continuing to work on this model. The engine is installed on the chassis. Will be working on interior next.
  5. 68 Firebird 400 (updated 10/13/2018)

    The side picture on the box shows the 2 options in this kit.
  6. Getting some bodies painted and ready for winter.

    That makes sense. Rattle-can paints can really stink up the place. Seems like airbrushed parts have very little smell. I just bring the parts back inside.
  7. Getting some bodies painted and ready for winter.

    I live in South Carolina and airbrush in my garage year round. I had no idea cold weather had that much of an effect on painting.
  8. 68 Firebird 400 (updated 10/13/2018)

    Thanks, will do.
  9. The '68 Firebird 400 by Revell is the latest model I've been working on. This kit allows you to build a stock or drag version. I'm going with the stock. I've finished all the airbrushing and I've started on the detailing. I've also finished assembling the engine. The body color is Model Master metallic blue 2768, which was hard to find. It's based on a real body color for this car. The interior is going to be Model Master light ivory to simulate a real interior color for this car called parchment.
  10. Johan 1978 Cadillac Coupe de Ville

    Really nice-looking car. The gray body paint sets off the chrome nicely. The large windshield lets in a lot of light to show off the interior.
  11. Revell '66 Impala Lowrider

    That is taking paint work to the next level. Awesome artwork.
  12. Fujimi Porsche 911

    I like the "champagne" color of the body and the high gloss over the metallic paint. Also, I like the appearance of road dirt on the underside and tires.
  13. '58 Impala

    That looks great. I like the idea of making a model as a tribute to a memory. My grandfather had a '63 Impala, white body with a teal interior. Years ago I made a model of it that I gave him, and he had it in his den until the day he died in 1997. One day, I think I'll redo that model.
  14. Motorcraft GTO Mustang (Revell)

    That's a nice car. I'm surprised you had such good results with decals of that age.
  15. Just finished this '32 Ford 3-Window Coupe kit made by Revell Monogram. The white fenders were a little nod to the Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech, with an orange body instead of gold. Enjoy!