jparsons1969

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About jparsons1969

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  • Birthday 02/05/1969

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  • Scale I Build 1:24 and 1:25

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  • Location Athens, WV
  • Full Name John Parsons

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  1. jparsons1969 added a post in a topic '70 Ford Torino GT   

    Thanks for the kind words guys. No problem donb, hopefully your kit may not have those issues. Someone else on this board posted some pictures of their build and said they didn't have any fitting issues. Their's looked really good, a whole lot better than mine.
  2. jparsons1969 added a topic in Under Glass   

    '70 Ford Torino GT
    Hey guys. Just completed the Revell '70 Ford Torino. I was really excited about building this after Model Round-Up annonced this kit.

    I airbrushed the body with metallic green and several coats of clear. The kit did have several minor fitting issues that were a little aggrevating, but where relatively easy to overcome.

    First off, the directions wanted you to cut holes in the chassis to connect the muffler. The rear leaf springs absolutely will not fit into the slots provided if you assemble them by the directions. I had to reverse the direction of them, which then misaligned the passenger tires in the rear wheel-well. I then had to heat the rear axle to properly position the center of the hub. The holes in the wheels for the axle hubs were too small and had to be trimmed.

    The grille does not want to line up correctly on the front end due to the housing that goes around it. And the chrome door handles had so much excess flash around them that they crumbled in my hands when trying to remove it. The metal trim that goes on the car bends very easy and is very challenging to position on the car. It would take a better builder than my skills to pull off positioning the rocker panel trim. I only used the tailight screen and grille badge. The rest, I stayed away from. Seemed like a recipe to really piss me off.

    I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out, although it could have been better. I just took my time on it, working on the kit here and there a little at a time over a month. That seemed to work out better for my patience. Thanks for looking.









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  3. jparsons1969 added a post in a topic '70 Ford Torino GT   

    Looks awesome! I'm getting ready to do this kit.
  4. jparsons1969 added a post in a topic Monogram 71 HEMI CUDA   

    Ahhh, there it is. Good job, Dave.
  5. jparsons1969 added a post in a topic Oh Boy, Another One...   

    One of the nicest builds I've ever seen.
  6. jparsons1969 added a post in a topic 1969 Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am   

    Wow! Looks a real car.
  7. jparsons1969 added a post in a topic Revell '62 Corvette Roadster!   

    Beautiful work!
  8. jparsons1969 added a post in a topic Plymouth Superbird   

    Love the purple. Awesome build.
  9. jparsons1969 added a post in a topic 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback   

    Looks great. I usually don't care for new wheels on muscle cars, but this works.
  10. jparsons1969 added a post in a topic 67 Comet   

    Awesome paint job!
  11. jparsons1969 added a post in a topic 1966 Buick Riviera Cannonballer….   

    Beautiful build.
  12. jparsons1969 added a post in a topic 1966 Mustang Shelby GT350   

    Thanks guys.

    Yes the hood stripes are a major pain. You have to scrape and press and keep working the wrinkles out without tearing them. Then, if your lucky like me one side falls off onto a piece of black electrical tape and sticks to it. You can see the blue color is pulled off of the passenger side. Every model, every model I try to assemble comes out with at least one blemish. Every time.

    Foil? Not me. That's just a can of worms I do not want to open. I would make a major mess out of that.
  13. jparsons1969 added a post in a topic 1971 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda   

    bbowser,
    The kit was a blast to build. Less parts than usual. You do have to paint in the exhaust on the underside chassis because it's molded in. No fit issues, everything went together well. The only thing I ran into is the hood will not sit down properly over the engine compartment. But I can't complain, I made it out alive.
  14. jparsons1969 added a post in a topic 1971 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda   

    Thanks for the kind words guys. Chris, that's all the pics I've got.
  15. jparsons1969 added a topic in Under Glass   

    1966 Mustang Shelby GT350
    This kit is a Revell 1966 Ford Shelby GT350. When I picked up the kit at Hobby Lobby, I bought some Pearl Green airbrush paint for it. Upon opening the kit I saw the blue racing decals and decided white was the way to go for the body color. I really should have went back and got Pearl White airbrush paint, but I rattle-canned it gloss white and applied several coats of gloss clear over it.
    This kit went went together really well and I did a better job on the dash panel than usual as my hands are not very steady. I really enjoyed this kit and thought it turned out pretty well. Thanks for looking.





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