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Monogram 1/24 1970 Buick GSX

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After a long time since my last car build, here's my rendition of Monogram's '70 GSX...

Wheels and bumpers chromed with AK Interactive Xtreme Metal, trim done with (very reluctant) Bare Metal Foil.  Tires painted and dressed with Fireball Modelworks' decals.

Modelmaster and (mostly) Tru-Color paints used throughout.  All body striping masked and painted.  If you don't mind shooting lacquers, Tru-Color are some of the nicest paints I've yet used.  They dry very hard, very quickly and did I mention they stick quite well to vinyl tires (although not so well to metal without a proper primer).  Find your local hobby or model railroad shop that stocks them or you can order directly from Tru-Color.

Basic wiring job done in the engine bay with a scratch-made distributor (that promptly disappeared under the air cleaner!).  Air intakes on the hood opened up and photoetch mesh added as well as improving on the intakes on the air cleaner by squaring and deepening the inlets and adding the prominent foam gaskets that seal to the hood.

Suspension lifted a scale 1/2" in the front and 2" in the rear to fix the horrible stance out of the box.  Chassis, tub, and body fit quite well and aren't noticeably out of square, as well, they don't really need any glue to keep them together.  I took a few artistic licenses with this one, so its not an exact factory GSX, but I think it turned out rather well.

Thanks for looking.

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Beautiful!  Outstanding paint and detail work.

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Stunning! Fantastic work painting all those stripes and the added engine compartment detailing is outstanding! Well done!

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Neat build. Looks great.

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Wow, excellent job on that!!! Looks awesome!

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Was a bit rushed earlier, so now there's a bit more literature up top.

Thanks for all the compliments so far...

 

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Great looking build. The paint finish and the striping look perfect. Very cleanly detailed trim and engine. 

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I agree with the others, this looks great! I really like your work on the front end, the headlights and surrounding areas look very good. Sometimes this kit looks weird up front but yours is excellent!

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Very well done. Got one in the works in white. Gotta do something with it lol.

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Terrific build.  I love Tru-Color paints too, and get them from Arizona Hobby.

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Great looking Buick, Kyle!  Outstanding job on this one.

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Most impressive!! Very well done, nice detailing, the stance is dead on, and the wheels/tires look great. Could pass for the real thing with the right background. 

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That looks great enough to drive.... ☺️👍

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Amazing detail. I’m really impressed by the paint work, can’t imagine taping all that off. I will have to look into the Tru Color

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Kyle, you rocked it. That is a stunner.B)

 

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