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My First Vinyl... 69 Cougar

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This kit wasn't in my stash, but an $8 clearance find at Hobby Lobby was too good to pass up, and I always liked the Cougar.  I wasn't sure what to do with it..  most of the Cougars around my neighborhood that I saw as a high-schooler in the mid-late 80s were either half primer with the rear jacked up and Cragars or base models with hubcaps and whitewalls.

Without a real inspiration, I decided to try something different.  I hadn't ever tried a vinyl top... partially out of fear or messing it up, partially because I never wanted to take the biggest surface of a body and make it flat.  But, time to try it.  With a Vinyl roof, I didn't use the spoilers or hood scoop... I guess it's more of an XR-7.

Ended up leaving everything box stock here... used my cans of Mercedes B396 blue and clear for the body, after my top was painted, i had a little regret... should've used white instead of black... but it's OK.  I wish most of these AMT kits had better interior detail, but overall, I really enjoyed this build.  Hope you like it.

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Nicely done top, color and interior wood. Nice model Kevin.

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Nice work, Kevin! I've always loved Cougars, but have heard many horror stories about that kit. You did well!

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Nicely done. What did you use to simulate the vinyl roof?

Thanks!  It's just the classic blue painter's tape roof.  1" wide strips, one down the middle, one on each side to overlap and trim with a hobby knife.  

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