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1970 Chevy Monte Carlo SS 454 (streetmachine)

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This Monte Carlo was built as a vague recreation of the copper Monte Carlo my dad had when I was a teenager. (Oh the stories that back seat could tell, LOL!)

Anyway, this was an open, pre-painted kit I got on ebay. I didn’t like the purple, so I repainted it metallic copper. I usually build my models with the factory “High Performance” option which usually includes a special hood. Unfortunately, Monte Carlos were never offered from the factory with any hood other than flat. However, I learned that PSF Hobbies offers a custom 70 Chevelle Cowl Induction hood for this kit, so I got it. During the build, I had progressed about a third of the way through before discovering that the suspension pieces were missing. Fortunately, members of the DMPCC came through and gave me the missing parts I needed. The kit is surprisingly detailed for an AMT offering. It has details such as separate control arms for the 4-link rear and a complete multi-piece A/C system in the engine compartment. I also added chrome valve covers and air cleaner from my parts box. The gage faces have been decaled from a Keith Marks decal set.

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Very sharp! I especially like the color and stance--it definitely has the right "attitude." What is the copper paint? 

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That's a great looking Monte Carlo! You did a nice job with it. I have one all primed and ready to paint when I got my winter painting done in September, but I changed my mind on the color. I still can't think of a color, but do intend to do a vinyl top on it for my first attempt at one.

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16 hours ago, Snake45 said:

Very sharp! I especially like the color and stance--it definitely has the right "attitude." What is the copper paint? 

It is a Duplicolor rattle can of automotive paint for a Nissan.

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10 hours ago, Dragonhawk1066 said:

That's a great looking Monte Carlo! You did a nice job with it. I have one all primed and ready to paint when I got my winter painting done in September, but I changed my mind on the color. I still can't think of a color, but do intend to do a vinyl top on it for my first attempt at one.

Here is a detailed body I did for a slot car racer friend.

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On 11/30/2019 at 2:50 AM, Bills72sj said:

Here is a detailed body I did for a slot car racer friend.

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Very nice also! I've always been partial to the Monte Carlo body style!

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