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This is a heavily massaged Revell Torino on an AMT TBIRD chassis. Wheelwells were opened up and the fronts flared.The side window area was enlarged. It never looked right to me. Fuel filler and overflow added. Bumpers narrowed a lot. What a pain! Front tucked a little back tucked a lot.. Lobographix Decals.

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Nice work.......I've do that same conversion for Bill Elliott Torino but yours came out better.

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Great job mating body to chassis. Excellent build as usual . Starsky and Hutch kit by any chance?

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15 minutes ago, MarkJ said:

Great job mating body to chassis. Excellent build as usual . Starsky and Hutch kit by any chance?

 

15 minutes ago, MarkJ said:

Great job mating body to chassis. Excellent build as usual . Starsky and Hutch kit by any chance?

The newer release . The one with the blue car on the box 

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4 hours ago, yellowsportwagon said:

 

The newer release . The one with the blue car on the box 

Was the body made in blue plastic or red like the S&H kit had it?

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2 hours ago, MarkJ said:

Was the body made in blue plastic or red like the S&H kit had it?

 

2 hours ago, MarkJ said:

Was the body made in blue plastic or red like the S&H kit had it?

No white thank god

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45 minutes ago, yellowsportwagon said:

 

No white thank god

Man, I wished I had waited now. 

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2 hours ago, MarkJ said:

Man, I wished I had waited now. 

The S&H red plastic is not really a problem. A coat of silver, then white and then custom light blue.....covered fine. The white is better....but I could not wait!!!! I wanted this kit since the real car was built!!! Forgive my photo of my build...but want to show red plastic is not the problem some feel......Thx

 

 

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1 hour ago, Dave Van said:

The S&H red plastic is not really a problem. A coat of silver, then white and then custom light blue.....covered fine. The white is better....but I could not wait!!!! I wanted this kit since the real car was built!!! Forgive my photo of my build...but want to show red plastic is not the problem some feel......Thx

 

 

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Boy some of those old Monogram reds were terrible to deal with.I think they used dyes in those rather than pigments.

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Yeah, I had no problem, its just the added hassle of adding the silver or aluminum to block the bleed through is never fun.

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Looks great!! And you are right about the side windows. Revell made the trim om the door and 1/2 too thick. That trim is merely 1/64 thick on the top. The bumper guards are hideous and incorrect and removing them is a PITA.

Best thing for this kit is what you have done.

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On 1/10/2020 at 6:03 PM, bbowser said:

Nice!  I didn't realize David Hobbs ever ran NASCAR.

He ran 2 races in 1976. Ran the #73  Chevy sponsored by Coca Cola at Daytona. 

He ran the #9 Ford at Michigan sponsored by Coca Cola.

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Fantastic models, Tim Stevens and Dave Van, vast improvements on the stock S&H kit.

Might have to get one now that I know they look cool as NASCAR conversions.

Thank you, Gentlemen.

David G.

 

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On 1/17/2020 at 8:49 AM, Wm David Green said:

Fantastic models, Tim Stevens and Dave Van, vast improvements on the stock S&H kit.

Might have to get one now that I know they look cool as NASCAR conversions.

Thank you, Gentlemen.

David G.

 

David , check your private messages for my S&H conversion.

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