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1971 Plymouth Satellite

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Sometimes, you start a project with the best intentions, but then it seems as though the planets are suddenly aligned against you. Case in point- this car has a laundry list of flaws, from a cracked a- pillar and a body that refused to be coaxed into something resembling square, to decals and paint that pummeled me every step of the way. I'd gotten to where it sat in my case mocked up since last summer. Finally, I dragged the thing out two weeks ago and more or less finished it. This is the old Monogram kit painted Plastikote Brook Blue metallic with Dupli- Color clear. Aside from wheels, tires, flocking and wiring, it's a box stock build. Oh yeah- I lifted some headlight lenses from the spares so I wouldn't have the 'pupils'.

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It photographs well, and looks good behind glass, so until I get another body and decal sheet, I'm actually kinda happy with it.

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Really nice rendition of my all-time favorite body style!!! Too bad it had to be such an insufferable little beggar, though!!

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What a car. You did a nice job. I am planning on a MPC 71 Road Runner build. I am curious to see the underbody.

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I hate builds like that. The ones you are more than glad to put aside. But it feels good to get it done. It does look good. It looks like it straightened out well. I think Keith Black makes decals for it. Glad you got it done. It does look really good.

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Nice work, and looks beautiful in blue. The struggle was worth it. One of the best box stock buildups I've seen of this kit. Nicely done.

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Nice work! Nice color too.

One suggestion: If it were mine I'd throw down a little black wash on the hood latch panel area.

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Nice work! Nice color too.

One suggestion: If it were mine I'd throw down a little black wash on the hood latch panel area.

Thanks for the tip- though I'll hold off 'til I do another body. I'll grab the Revell GTX and strip the paint off the Satellite hood- I think it looks cooler.

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Nice work! Nice color too.

One suggestion: If it were mine I'd throw down a little black wash on the hood latch panel area.

Thanks for the tip- though I'll hold off 'til I do another body. I'll grab the Revell GTX and strip the paint off the Satellite hood- I think it looks cooler.

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