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  1. Nothing too exciting here. Just an easier build for me while I'm working on the Lotus for a friend. The Esprit is kinda intense. This should be an easy build of a generation of BelAir/Chevy I don't have enough of. Probably a metallic green with a cream top - not sure on the wheels yet. Maybe the lowered suspension and wide whites? If it will fit. Just opened the box yesterday. Maybe a few Custom touches. Very mild. These photos may not show but the panel lines and trim is all soft as molded. The panel lines are barely there - mostly a guide. Can't imagine painting it this way. So I'm cleaning up the gaps and mold lines and trim edges. I have a couple hours in this so far and haven't progressed beyond the trunklid. Just saying there is alot of cleanup and sharpening to be done. I think this will pay big dividends at the far end of the build. I can't see that far yet. I barely have an idea what color this thing will be. But my goal is to look at least as good as a "mint" diecast. In the phtos, the passenger side is the one with the most work. The driver's side door has had a couple passes with scribing tools (Xacto with a broken tip mostly). Nice square groove. Same blade on past 4 builds. I use dental picks, regular Xacto tip, and a triangular file for the panel lines. Same for hte chrome trim. Mark Gustavson recommended scribing the edges of trim years ago and he's really right - it does help sharpen the edges.
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