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Here’s my AMT ‘77 Pinto! Painted Tamiya X-7 gloss red exterior with Folk Art Engine Red craft paint on the interior. This kit is pretty low in detail and the final fit and finish isn’t great, but it all comes together pretty good in the end. I’m definitely pleased with the final results!
This is my first build in 15 or so years. It’s a vintage MPC Cavalier kit I scored from eBay for $13. Airbrushed in Tamiya Gloss White. I built it mostly stock but with the optional turbo kit, because I’m sure the real car needed it ? The windshield and rear window suffered from the infamous MPC “tire weld” so I installed the rear window louvres and made a new windshield from acetate sheet. I loved the bright blue plastic the kit was molded in so I left the interior bare, which is actually close to a real Cavalier interior color I found in a brochure online. The body paint is nowhere near perfect but it’s a lot better than the brushed paint jobs I did as a kid. On to the next one!
Well, here's my next Project! I've taken on a build that first seemed pretty simple... build a 90 ish Mustang GT Hatchback for my central air furnace repair guy. Easy enough... I like building 1.1 subjects and this guy digs my work so it's a win win right? It wasn't until he texted me pictures when I had a feeling that I'd bit off more than I could chew. I had to wrap my head around the car to use and then finding that kit. It took awhile to track the kit down, but Thanks to a loyal member here on the fourm I was able to secure a favorable kit. (Thanks so much, Zenon, you're a lifesaver.) Now I can keep my word and build the proper scale replica that I said I could. I can say that I am out of my lane with this kit but with a little research I've found that two kits will be needed to get accurate results. Any help/suggestions along the way will be greatly appreciated. You folks are good about lending support with tips and ideas. Thanks in advance. For now the first order of business will be swapping the front bumper/grill and rear bumper and taillight assembly. I think I'll build the notchback (Revell cop car) with GT equipment (phantom?) So I won't ruin a body. It will be fun to build a rough and tough LX with GT parts from the Local junkyard. Kind of a Redneck budget GT wanna-be. A Daily-driver, kind of a Big dreams with empty pockets owner. We all know guys like that. So it will be weathered with multi colored panels, fading, and any thing that says I care but my lack of money and resources are limited. Speaking of which, do I build the hatchback with weathering (as pictured) or build it as the restored Dream car he wishes it would be? I guess my decision will be made the further I get along with the build. So here goes! Check back for updates. Thanks for looking!