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70 Javelin Mark Donahue

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Here is a 70 Javelin Mark Donahue edition that I finished in 2016 but didn’t get to posting it. This was one of my long going projects that I started in 2010. Almost all resin. So it is not a restoration but more of a recreation. Decals are Fred Cady. Glass is from a damaged promo. Engine is mostly Johan. Wheels and tires are AMT. the rest is resin.

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Beautiful Work on a rare kit. Love the color "Bittersweet Orange" but I must say i'm a bit bias. I once owned a 70 in the same color. I would love to find this kit at a fair price I do have a promo but there is nothing like having a full detail kit. Very nice build!!

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Very, very nice Raoul.

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Absolutely fabulous--my favorite build of yours yet, and that's saying something. 

I have a glue bomb to restore and believe it or not I'm planning to do it almost exactly like this. (Not sure if I'm gonna use the stripe or not.) Thanks for the sneak preview! 

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Nice!  Are those stripes on the side decals, or did you mask & paint, or what?  The car looks awesome!

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Very well done, nice neat paint and foil work.

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Now that's a great looking model, I sure wish somebody would produce the kit in plastic.

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Wow, now that's nice! Great to see one of these built.

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57 minutes ago, Mister 4x4 said:

Nice!  Are those stripes on the side decals, or did you mask & paint, or what?  The car looks awesome!

They are from Fred Cady. An old sheet I had picked up along the way. Funny part was it had both black stripes and only one white side. Other side was missing from the print.

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2 hours ago, Drag Monster said:

Beautiful Work on a rare kit. Love the color "Bittersweet Orange" but I must say i'm a bit bias. I once owned a 70 in the same color. I would love to find this kit at a fair price I do have a promo but there is nothing like having a full detail kit. Very nice build!!

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Awesome! I also picked this one up to rebuild. It will become a dealer issued Trans Am version. I now have all the parts I need to build this one too.

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Fantastic looking model. Well done !

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Very nice Raoul, always enjoy your builds.

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19 minutes ago, Sport Suburban said:

Awesome! I also picked this one up to rebuild. It will become a dealer issued Trans Am version. I now have all the parts I need to build this one too.

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Fabulous! I assume you have the hood? 

If that were mine, I'd restore it as-is and preserve it as part of modeling history. I've done several restorations of this sort, and I'm starting to find them just as satisfying as my own new builds. This one has good enough "bones" I could easily work with it and turn it into something fairly nice. But hey, that's just me. 

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Extraordinary build.  Super sharp. 

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Looks really nice

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Your paint work is great as usual! Very nice stuff again, thx! Love to see it

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Very nice!!  :)  I love the color!

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1 hour ago, Snake45 said:

Fabulous! I assume you have the hood? 

If that were mine, I'd restore it as-is and preserve it as part of modeling history. I've done several restorations of this sort, and I'm starting to find them just as satisfying as my own new builds. This one has good enough "bones" I could easily work with it and turn it into something fairly nice. But hey, that's just me. 

I have one cut from a promo and fitted to this one. Plus I have stock wheels and tires for it also. I think I have a stock engine for it now. I originally bought this for the glass to finish the above build. I stripped it and it was nicer that the resin body kit I started with so that is when I decided to restore this one as well.

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I was thinking Penske red white and blue......but that works.....we need a few Javelin kits made. 

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1 hour ago, Sport Suburban said:

I have one cut from a promo and fitted to this one. Plus I have stock wheels and tires for it also. I think I have a stock engine for it now. I originally bought this for the glass to finish the above build. I stripped it and it was nicer that the resin body kit I started with so that is when I decided to restore this one as well.

Well, since it's a racer, I'd just paint the hood matte black, put a lump on it, and do it as a Modified Production. MP would also give you more freedom with the engine. 

I would LOVE to restore this one! It would look fabulous! 

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Nice AMC !

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Very Nice!   I was lucky enough to get a 73 version a couple years ago.  Any AMC vehicle is hard to come by and it's nice to see some examples being built.

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2 hours ago, Dave Van said:

I was thinking Penske red white and blue......but that works.....we need a few Javelin kits made. 

Pretty much what it is. They made 100 of these Trans Am versions as they were called. Hardest part is the special rear spoiler but I think I know how I'm going to do it.

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