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On 11/12/2018 at 3:07 PM, Maindrian Pace said:

Update. The kits are almost ready, and will include the correct dash as a nice last-minute bonus.

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So what's the holdup?

The tale of the taillights:

As it turns out, casting in clear red is tricky. Very tricky. Below is yesterday's frustration, in order.

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All are in Smooth-On 325 clear:

#1 is the first attempt using the Smooth-On color tint red, came out in hideous pink. Not good.

#2 is the second attempt, I substituted House of Kolor apple red Kandy Intensifier for the previous tint, and they came out absolutely perfect.

Thinking that I had figured it all out, I did the same thing for attempt #3, which inexplicably came out in a lovely shade of strawberry taffy. 

Attempt #4 was the same procedure, but with degassing the two part resin in the vacuum chamber first... resulting in more taffy.

#5 is the if-all-else-fails default, just casting in clear, which is more reliable, and the builder can paint the lenses in Tamiya clear red or equivalent, which may actually be a more realistic look, although I do like the look of the single successful set.

The most annoying thing here is not knowing why one set came out perfect, followed by two that didn't. Better luck next week?

Will this conversion work best on the Revell 1968 Chevelle? I notice tail light body caps.

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14 minutes ago, Bob Ellis said:

Will this conversion work best on the Revell 1968 Chevelle? I notice tail light body caps.

No, it's for the AMT '69 Chevelles.  

When I did the tail lights 14 or 15 years ago, there was no thoughts of Revell ever doing a Chevelle.

There will be a '68 conversion kit coming, I'll be doing the parts but I'm having a problem getting the new Revell kit here in Canada. If I ordered one from the States, with shipping and exchange rate on the bucks plus maybe taxes and duty, I'm looking at over $65.00 CDN or more. 

I'm gonna have to wait. Mike tells me there's no hurry.

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21 hours ago, Can-Con said:

No, it's for the AMT '69 Chevelles.  

When I did the tail lights 14 or 15 years ago, there was no thoughts of Revell ever doing a Chevelle.

There will be a '68 conversion kit coming, I'll be doing the parts but I'm having a problem getting the new Revell kit here in Canada. If I ordered one from the States, with shipping and exchange rate on the bucks plus maybe taxes and duty, I'm looking at over $65.00 CDN or more. 

I'm gonna have to wait. Mike tells me there's no hurry.

Great news Steve. I've been a big fan of your work for a long time, so I'm sure the 68 master will be first rate.

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Any word on whether the '68 gto dash is available yet for those building '68 beaumonts ?

Could even be used by guys wanting to make their monogram gtos more accurate.

Another caster I asked didn't consider it a worthy use of his time ...

maybe we can prove him wrong ^_^

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10 hours ago, drag racer 15 said:

 

when can we expect to see the 1968 conversation kit?

I haven't even started it yet.

After the first burst of interest it took me over 3 months to get my hands on a new body to work on and by that time no one had mentioned it again. 

SO, I guess I should start working on it again after I finish the car I'm working on now. 

It'll have the front and back ends and dash. 

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8 minutes ago, 1972coronet said:

@Maindrian Pace , What's the name you've given to this Beaumont project ? Perhaps 'Lanore' would be fitting ? You've already "acquired" a 1969 Chevelle to work with --- was it taken from the Los Angeles International Airport's parking lot ? 

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