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1968 Firebird 400 - Stick a fork in it!


ConventionalMan
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Well I finally finished my 2nd kit in my model building restart after 25 years.

The Revell 1968 Firebird 400 2-n-1 kit built box stock and factory original.

A lot of firsts for me here... Foiled trim, battery cables, plug wires, brake lines at the master and basic under car lines, etc.

Much detailing with paint of the wheels, engine, underhood stuff, etc. I used the decals for the emblems as I'm not sure about PE parts yet. I will try them eventually (I actually have a set for the 67 Charger kit). I realize I probably should have removed the molded in emblems but they look ok I think! I fought hard with the red line tire decals and lost so they are just plain black (for now, until I build up enough patience to try again)

Painted from a spraycan of cheap Wal-Mart paint I had laying around and 3 coats of Future (Pledge now)

The photos bring out a bunch of flaws that are harder to see in person lol but overall I am quite happy and if I can't have the real one, this will do nicely!

On to my next project...

Thanks for looking, comments welcome!

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Thanks for the props folks. Always feels good to get your tires pumped up a bit haha! I appreciate the feedback though.

The 67-68 Firebird has always been my Number One want. Always preferred it over the Camaro and Mustang. I kick myself for not jumping when I had the chance about 12 years ago to buy a 68 for $2500. It needed work of course but the bones were there but small kids and a new house do not allow for a project car. I cry softly somwtimes when I think about it :lol: I had a 64 Caddy that wasn't quite the same lol

I think my next build is going to be the 62 Catalina 421 SD... kinda miss all those old Pontiacs. Just something extra cool about em. I am also helping my daughter build a car she picked out, a 58 T-Bird, so we'll see how that goes. I'll update soon!

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I like the extra detailing under the hood. At least you can build a model of what might of been. I think it's great your daughter is showing an interested in modeling. I think it is a great seeing more and more young ladies showing an interest.

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I like the extra detailing under the hood. At least you can build a model of what might of been. I think it's great your daughter is showing an interested in modeling. I think it is a great seeing more and more young ladies showing an interest.

I think it's great. Plus it's one the few things she wants to do with dad! HAHA!

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