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72 Buick Riviera Boattail (Update 18/12/26)

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  • 1 month later...

I’ve missed this topic before. I have to say I’m a nut for body proportions. Being a boattail Riv is one of my all time favorite cars I never bought one of these on account of the body shape. But you are nailing it. Real nice job I’ll take one for sure.Pay attention to the header panel above the grille it is just plain wrong. If you could fix that would really make this nice.

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Something else you may want to deal with Rico, 

Looking at the windshield pillar, the side glass goes up a bit higher on the real car than on the kit body. Actually higher than the top of the windshield.

I think it's only higher at the front. I think if it was raised there, I think the side window profile may be as close to 100% as possible.

1972 Buick Riviera


BTW, here's a link to a selling site with even more good detail pics.


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How could I missed that.

Your obsession for details is amazing! I have one of the resin rivieras in my stash and never thought to temold that in the way you do it. That's awesome! Couple days ago I bought a 1/18 scale as a reference...now I have to take a closer look on it.

How is it going on your project? Hope all is fine!

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