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  1. I had a late 80's release of this kit that is just as you describe- molded in light blue, with brownish portions on a number of parts and a greasy residue on many of them. Full of flash, short shots and twisted plastic. It is possibly the most un-buildable example I have owned, but there are a few built versions on the forum which show it can be done.
  2. Aclad's range of aluminum finishes may be a good option too: https://alclad2.com/finishes/regular/
  3. A good method for trimming out side windows from a one-piece glass unit is to cover the area to be cut with masking tape, make a cut beyond your intended cut line gently using a fine toothed razor saw (not forcing it- let the teeth do the work as clear parts can be brittle and crack in unexpected ways). Remove the tape, then gently take the rough plastic edge down to the cut line with files. You can even polish the cut edge with progressive grits of Flexi Files to make it look like it was molded that way. This method takes some time, but if done carefully will leave the clear parts you want to retain un-cracked and give you a smooth, straight edge at the window line.
  4. That color combo really pops- great clean work, nice mods and aftermarket add-ons. The finished model sure looks the part. Great job.
  5. Tamiya semi-gloss black? (lacquer spray can, acrylic bottle) I used quite a bit of that Model Master black chrome over the years (usually air brushed), and hitting any gloss black or flat black spray with a few coats of semi-gloss overcoat yielded a similar look, with lacquers being more durable for handling purposes over the Model Master enamel which always remained relatively soft. While the enamel certainly had it's place, you should be able to switch to a new product and end up with something that works at least as well.
  6. New for the European market in a Revell AG boxing? Who knows...the old Monogram issue was not a bad kit IIRC.
  7. That is looking really good so far...
  8. Nice job. I see you threw in a bonus poem 😂
  9. I really like this build, and look forward to seeing how the paint job is going to look under the pearl clear.
  10. Everything I see so far is incredible. I am staying tuned.
  11. Truly an excellent build. I love the chop, the stance, the powertrain enhancements, the hood mods (to go around the headers), rad support rods. The paint choice is very nice. Your work goes together just right for a nice period look.
  12. That is looking extremely good so far. I was impressed by the 1:1 when that movie came out, and it looks like you are doing that 1:1 justice.
  13. Looks good- try some polish before abrasives
  14. ^^ this. If you are using Testors enamels, they take an extremely long time to fully "dry" beyond just an outer skin on the paint. If there is enough solvent in your second color, this will dissolve that dried skin pretty quickly. A good solution would be to use an acrylic for the amber lens color (such as Tamiya). The solvents shouldn't impact those in the Testors silver, and you can flow enough amber in to simulate a lens.
  15. Man, is this build shaping up to be awesome or what? It is already looking great, and those custom hood sides will take it over the top. I have often eyeballed that Tamiya green, and wondered what it would look good on. Now I know.
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