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Revell Starsky and Hutch Ford Torino

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Hello everyone! Started my first build of the year and wanted to share my progress thus far. I am taking my time and attempting some different tricks for this build, like panel scribing, flocking and BMF. 

I used Model Master Ford Engine Blue, aluminum, steel and Testors flat bronze, flat black and gloss red on the engine components. 

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The interior was sprayed with Testors flat black out of a rattle can and detailed with a silver paint marker that I puddled it's paint onto a plate and used a tooth pick to apply to the trim. In hindsight, I should used BMF for the trim, but you learn from your mistakes. I applied Elmer's glue and sprinkled black embossing powder over the carpet and rear deck lid. 

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So far, the interior, chassis and engine are complete. I sanded down the tire tread to remove the mold lines and add realism. Another first for me in building model cars. 

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The body is currently in it's second coat of Tamiya primer. I had to sand down the door panels on each side of the vehicle due to me rushing the process and the paint pooling up. I need to putty the few marks where my panel scriber skipped and scratched the plastic. Then I'll add some Vallejo acrylic black wash before I spray the color coats. Here's the body so far!

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This is the first "modern" tooling kit that I've built since my return to the hobby last year. I can say that overall, I'm impressed with the quality and ease of this kit. Only complaint so far would be wanting a more detailed engine. I have tried my hand at wiring and other detailing tricks for engines, but decided to build this OOB.

Thanks for looking and please give me some feedback! Stay tuned!

- Mike

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Looks like this is progressing nicely, especially some of the small details like the steering wheel.

Question for you: you mentioned that you used Testors Ford Engine Blue for the block and heads.  Was the paint from an original, years-old bottle?  I ask because they discontinued the original darker Ford color (#2727) and used that P/N for the current lighter Ford/GM engine blue.    

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Looks like this is progressing nicely, especially some of the small details like the steering wheel.

Question for you: you mentioned that you used Testors Ford Engine Blue for the block and heads.  Was the paint from an original, years-old bottle?  I ask because they discontinued the original darker Ford color (#2727) and used that P/N for the current lighter Ford/GM engine blue.    

I bought the bottle in the fall of 2015 and how long it may have say in the shelf prior, I'm not sure. I have noticed the newer Ford/GM engine blue being lighter. I still see bottles of the darker "Ford only" blue in shops around me. That's kind of a bummer to hear. That original shade was pretty spot on. 

Thanks for the encouraging words, however the fine details were the kit supplied decals. I'll take credit for everything else haha.

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