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Tommy124

'64 Pontiac GTO Convertible (Polar Lights)

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Hi folks,

I finished another one. This is first Polar Lights kit I built. It's one from the series of pre-painted (snap) kits, although "painted" is rather inadequate given the fact that the body was just black plastic covered with clear coat. :huh:

Anyways, I stripped the clear off and did my first ever white paint job on a model, using Tamiya white primer and Racing White paint.  

Here we go:

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Taking a spin on a sunny day, along with his younger brother ('65 AMT)...

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Very nice but on my monitor it looks more a light ivory/cream color?

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Very nice!

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Great looking Convertible, The color does come out looking a little beige but I remember seeing on with this same maroon interior color back when and it looked good also.  

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What a nice clean build! Very sharp!

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Great job, looks very nice.

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Racing White is creamy, it's a lot like Ford Wimbledon White. I have never built a Polar Lights kit, but I keep seeing them on here and may get one at some point.

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Thanks for your comments! Yes indeed, Tamiya Racing White is a much warmer, creamier kind of white than I'd expected. And I used it over white primer, so it couldn't have been toned down by that. But if you compare it to the Butternut Yellow/ Mayfair Maize color on the 65 GTO on he last image, you will find there is quite a difference compared to light yellow, so it's fine by me.

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On 4/6/2020 at 12:25 PM, ChrisR said:

Looks great!

Thanks Chris!

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Hello Thomas,

congratulations to this successfull conversion and good looking convertible!

Best regards

Ludwig

 

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