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1970 Pontiac Firebird

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This is the Revell 1970Β Pontiac Firebird kit. Very fun to build, and photograph. Didn't have any issues until I got to joining the body to the chassis, where I discovered the chassis was slightly warped. So with a bit of extra glue and rubber bands I got rid of a bit of the warpage. Not perfect, but it does sit much better! I'm very happy with how the rims came out. I didn't dechrome them, but I mixed some silver acrylic paint with some water and Testors acrylic dull coat, and painted over the bits I didn't want to be chrome, which wereΒ the spokes and the centre bits. Overall, I'm very happy with how this one came out, and proud to share it!πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

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Looks great !Β  I really like that color.

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Nice build. Does a real Pontiac motor have both those pumps on the same side ? Usually alternator is on passengers sideΒ 

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5 hours ago, Classicgas said:

Very well done.

Thank you!πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

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4 hours ago, Hard_2_Handle_454 said:

Looks good.Β  I did mine at the first of the year.Β  It really is a great kit.

Thanks! I really enjoyed working on it!πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

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4 hours ago, Jim N said:

Very nice!

Thank you!πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

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3 hours ago, cobraman said:

Looks great !Β  I really like that color.

Thanks! It's Craftsmart Acrylic Mediterranean Blue!πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

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3 hours ago, shoopdog said:

Looks fantastic!

Thanks!πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

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3 hours ago, Ctmodeler said:

Nice build. Does a real Pontiac motor have both those pumps on the same side ? Usually alternator is on passengers sideΒ 

Thank you! Sorry, I don't know, I'm not an expert. I built it strait from the box. I'm more of a Mustang guy, but the Firebird is a fantastic looking car!πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

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8 hours ago, charger74 said:

Very nice

Thank you!πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

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5 hours ago, ChrisR said:

Looks great!

Thanks!πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

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1 hour ago, Tom99 said:

Very nice.

Thanks!πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

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1 hour ago, Paul Waymouth said:

Awesome job! Was my favourite car as a kid, still love the design

Thanks! It is an awesome looking car! Even like it better than the Camaro!πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

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Beautiful looking paint finish. Nice to see the blue interior as most are done in black and that was kind of normal at that time. The trim is all very cleanly done as is the decals. Nice back drop for your pictures.Β 

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Looking good, well done!!

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