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This is a great kit! Might just be the best engineered 1/25 scale kit that I have ever built ( I started building in 1959!)

My only nit picks would be : the door handles ( have to damage the chrome when removing them from the tree.

                                            the window glass fit is very precise and extreme care  is required when installing them.593_p7_l.thumb.jpg.29a25637cf0286bf20dd6          

I began my build with an internet search for inspiration and detailing tips. I found some great stuff but loved the red and white version.

I copied the two tone interior but kept it simple

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Engine is pretty decent although exhaust manifolds are incorrect for '65. You could always add more detail like heater hoses and battery cables, etc..

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The paint is Tamiya Bright Red (TS 49) over white primer. It is really red in real life. Camera makes it kind of orange.

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Are your photos stored here at MCM? I ask because I just yesterday, posted a Bonneville in Tamiya Bright Red, and it turned out very pixellated like yours. I have a feeling MCM compresses uploads, and that's what causes the artifiacting. I deleted those posts and used Photobucket instead. My photos are now as good as if they were not compressed at all! And no more artifacting in red!

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Are your photos stored here at MCM? I ask because I just yesterday, posted a Bonneville in Tamiya Bright Red, and it turned out very pixellated like yours. I have a feeling MCM compresses uploads, and that's what causes the artifiacting. I deleted those posts and used Photobucket instead. My photos are now as good as if they were not compressed at all! And no more artifacting in red!

If I compare the photos in the post directly with the ones in my Fotki album, there is a slight difference (more pixelation on the website) but not enough to bother me.

it's possible that because I chose a large size format that they are compressed by the web site. The large format photos have revealed some flaws that now tick me off! I may just have to re-paint this thing!!:huh:

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Very nice build cant wait to get one of these kits

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I'm buiding one and it's a really great kit..

I like yours a lot, it's really cool in red.

Your build is impressively clean and those whels look right at home.

 

 

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