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1972 Buick Riviera - Boat-tail

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My last finished build of 2017 I think... My tribute to Modelhaus, of their 1972 Buick Riviera Boat-tail. This is the last model I ordered from Modelhaus in May 2016 and received it November 2017. I will miss them like all of you will I'm sure. Another excellent cast, very detailed body, interior and parts. 

I chose a custom metallic brown paint, actually slightly two-tone below the chrome body accent strip. Lot's of hand-polished clear coats, this is mirror smooth and shiny

Interior is Coffee Bean mixed with Mocha craft paints. Drilled out the headlights replaced with resin lenses 

I choose Pegasus wheels, as for me they fit well and fill the huge wheel-wells.  

Had a lot of fun with this one, thanks Modelhaus for all you have given us in the hobby

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1 hour ago, bbowser said:

Not a fan of the big wheels, but the rest is gorgeous.  

not a fan either, but it's a beauty.

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1 hour ago, bbowser said:

Not a fan of the big wheels, but the rest is gorgeous.  

That makes three of us.

Stellar paint job! Any engine pics?

Edited by BigTallDad

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Excellent and a fitting tribute - I miss the Modelhaus too. :( 

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Great looking build, I love those rim & Tire combo. I have a set and can't find anything they look good on. They look excellent on that big car 

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Looks really cool. ;)

Too bad no one seems to be able to get the roof right on those cars. Oh well, maybe Revell will get it right when they bring out the one the rumours were going around about 10 or 15 years ago. :rolleyes:

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Really nice build, and what an excellent paint job. Although those wheels might appear to be a bit on the large side as others have pointed out, I think the size of this particular car seems to accomodate them without looking awkward. I never did order anything from Modelhaus, but that is only because I started building scale model cars only one year ago, after 50 years away from the hobby, and only tried resin body work around nine months ago. I do appreciate how difficult it is to achieve a high standard of resin casting from carefully produced moulds.

David

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I really like the effort put into the taillights. They, and the whole car, look really nice.

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Super job on the Riv, Jim.  I am not a fan of the big rims on older cars but here it works for me.  Nice choice of colors, too.  I have one of these in the stash to build and while the roof is not quite right it still builds up into a nice looking model.

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1 hour ago, Slotto said:

Amazing Riv Jim! Great color and finish and I like the big wheels.

I agree! Gorgeous car!

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Excellent build!! A friend of mine owned a Customized one back in the mid 80's. 5" chop and custom paint & interior. I drove it to car shows all over the Midwest one summer while I was finishing my Mercury.

Dennis

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19 hours ago, bbowser said:

Not a fan of the big wheels, but the rest is gorgeous.  

Took the words right out of my mouth. Other than the wheels (IMO), it's a beautiful build. 

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That is a beautiful build. You can see the effort you put into the paint finish. I'm glad you mentioned the two tone treatment as I thought it was just the lighting. The wheels make it look like the current trend in Street Customs. With a slightly smaller diameter wheel with a little more tire side wall and it would look just like something from a few years ago. The advantage is that you could just change them back and forth as you see fit. Which ever this is a great looking build to be very proud of.  

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I really like this one... Love the wheels and paint... my only thought is that I would have liked to see the side marker lights shaved and maybe the chrome mid body trim.  But having said that, you did a great job on the build... very nice.

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Very nice job! I like everything about it. 

One of GM's better designs, I wish I had bought that kit from Modelhaus.

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On December 29, 2017 at 12:00 PM, bbowser said:

Not a fan of the big wheels, but the rest is gorgeous.  

X2!!

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Thanks for all the comments, loud and clear the big wheels are not favored here in this forum. Funny I can post this on most any FB group and not one negative comment about the wheels, this is more a stock build group for sure. 

I don't build stock, many here are excellent craftsmen with stock builds, I admire all of them I see and sometimes wonder how cool the build would look with custom wheels, I just don't post that as a comment on your posts. 

Happy building in the New Year!

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