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  1. Thanks for your kind words! Your positive feedback makes up for the trouble I have been through with this kit!


    On 11/17/2021 at 2:01 AM, Claude Thibodeau said:

    What a rescue, bravo! 

    This design is, IMHO, one of the most elegant 60's icon. Your color combo and finish work pays justice to it.

    Your deep dish wheels choice is a bit visually unusual, because the FWD system on that car required high offset wheels, like on the Toronado. Did-you have to narrow the "track" to get them to fit inside the fenders?

    Thanks Claude! I'm not too big a custom fan myself, but in this case I am happy with the result and the look. To make this work, I actually had to remove some parts from the drivetrain. So this is not at all an accurate model, from a technical viewpoint. 😉

    On 11/17/2021 at 3:39 AM, peteski said:

    Very nice model. The A-pillar repair was also done well.  I like the color too.  Too bad the stock wheels weren't usable, but the wheels you chose do look good on this car.

    What did you use for the "chrome" foil?

    Thanks Peter. I used regular BMF "chrome" although I find its quality a bit inconsistant these days.

    5 hours ago, MrObsessive said:

    VERY nice and squeaky clean! Great save on the A pillar.......that's not always an easy fix depending on the model. I have this same kit as a unpainted built-up with box and all, but dang if it's missing a taillight which I can never seem to run across on the 'Bay.

    Thanks a lot Bill! Too bad about the taillight, but I am sure you can cast the missing part with the aid of the existing one. It's a pretty simple part after all!

  2. Hi there,

    I got this rare old Jo-Han kit on Ebay UK some months ago.


    The seller stated "sold as seen", unfortunately his images did not show this:


    So I had to take care of the repair job first because if I had failed, I wouldn't have needed to even "start" with the kit.

    This is how I did it:







    Quite satisfied with the result, given the initial situation:


    As regards the rest of the kit, it was complete and also contained the stock wheels and tyres. Despite some work on them, I couldn't get them to look good or "right". That's why I decided to use Pegasus five-spokes along with tyres from an AMT "Customs & Competion" set. I was quite please with the result, a nice, low custom look.

    The paint, by the way, is the result of around 20 layers on top of each other. Starting with Tamiya white primer, then using Mica Silver, Clear Orange on top of that and clear coat to seal it.

    Anyway, this is what it looks like:




























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  3. Thanks for your kind words, I appreciate it!

    On 11/5/2021 at 4:04 PM, Classicgas said:

    Very well done. How did you do the antenna and the badging/scripts?

    The antenna is from my parts box. Some time ago I was lucky to get hold of some parts originally designed for use on die-cast models. I believe the antenna was designed for military models, but it can be used otherwise. The badging has been done with the BMF-under-paint methold. The scripts are very nice on this model so it's fun to make that work.

  4. On 9/16/2021 at 1:47 PM, Tom99 said:

    It looks very good, I hope mine turns out as good as yours.

    Thanks Tom!

    10 hours ago, Bills72sj said:

    Thank you for the offer to show mine. To keep in the same generation here are my one '68 and two '69s

    Those are some nice Chevy's Bill! Nice racy stance on all of them. And I like that diorama!

  5. Thanks again guys!

    On 9/14/2021 at 1:08 AM, Zippi said:

    Nice looking.  That Chevrolet badge looks great.  Is it painted?

    Thanks! And yes, it is!

    8 hours ago, Bills72sj said:

    Wheel placement is not an issue as I always modify for correct stance which out of the box kits rarely get right.

    I could share pics of them here if you are interested.

    Yes, so do I mostly. Especially with those more "complex" kits, which try to replicate every underfloor detail and in the end the stance just comes out... wrong. Which is why I love those stone-old kits with hardly 20 parts in them even more. And yes, sure thing, you may show your Chevelles here!

  6. Thanks guys! I'm happy you like it despite the troubles I had... 

    On 9/14/2021 at 4:38 AM, Bills72sj said:

    I like what you have done. I have this kit to build some day. What are the 3 most trouble spots to watch for?

    Thanks Bill. If a hardtop will be fine aswell for you, better go for the new Revell kit. For a convertible, well... Apart from the vintage non-correct aspects (beltline, front bumper...), which I tried to correct, among the most annoying things about this kits are (of course) the often-criticized tail lights, not only their shape(s), but the trouble of making them fit in the body somehow. Furthermore, the hood fits very poorly which is but only to be noticed after the windscreen has been glued into place. Also the position of the wheels looked strange to me when I tried to fix them according to the instructions. I decided to glue them into place using my own technique. These are just the major trouble spots...  

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