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'81 Pontiac Turbo T/A

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Another older build. Thinking maybe fifteen years ago. It's the old Monogram kit from around the same time. The only changes from the box are the wheels/tires and I separated the exhaust from the rearend. The paint is Dupli Color Bright Red with Tamiya clear. I remember being shocked that even after thirty plus years, the decals still worked like they should. 

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Thanx for checking it out! 

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Great looking T/A, very smooth looking paint work. I like the way you detailed the engine, especially how the exhaust would always rust up. 

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Sah-weet build. Love those Ponchos.😎

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6 hours ago, Hawk312 said:

Great work!! 

 

I wish they would re-release that kit!

Me too! But I'm afraid that R/M may have modified the tool to make the 70 T/A that we've been seeing since the 90s. 

Just like AMT redid their 77 Camaro into the first 70 Z28 in the 90s - not the new tool that we see now. 

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That turned out real good

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On 9/12/2020 at 7:27 PM, Dragonhawk1066 said:

That's pretty sharp! I like the look of the wheels and tires on this one!

Thanx! It took me a while to find the right ones for it. I wanted something from that time period.

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On 9/13/2020 at 12:17 AM, Oldcarfan27 said:

Me too! But I'm afraid that R/M may have modified the tool to make the 70 T/A that we've been seeing since the 90s. 

Just like AMT redid their 77 Camaro into the first 70 Z28 in the 90s - not the new tool that we see now. 

It's possible. But, I kinda doubt it. I have a '70 that I can check. Even if they did, they still have the '77 body that could be updated.

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Hello Roger. Fantastic build and your paint job is absolutely gorgeous!

I am myself using Duplicolor paints ans duplicolor clears on my models. I didn't know that using Tamiya's clears on top of the Duplicolor would work. The clear Duplicolors are working fine but require a lot of sanding to remove pretty strong orange peel effect. Hours of sanding and really hard to achieve in curved surfaces or strong angles...I managed to do a pretty decent job but I wonder if the Tamiya gives smoother layers. So, as your Pontiac is mirror shine, do you need a lot of sanding after the tamiya to get this so clean result ?. Thanks in advance to let me know. :)

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5 hours ago, Jeffcad said:

Hello Roger. Fantastic build and your paint job is absolutely gorgeous!

I am myself using Duplicolor paints ans duplicolor clears on my models. I didn't know that using Tamiya's clears on top of the Duplicolor would work. The clear Duplicolors are working fine but require a lot of sanding to remove pretty strong orange peel effect. Hours of sanding and really hard to achieve in curved surfaces or strong angles...I managed to do a pretty decent job but I wonder if the Tamiya gives smoother layers. So, as your Pontiac is mirror shine, do you need a lot of sanding after the tamiya to get this so clean result ?. Thanks in advance to let me know. :)

Thanx! I had the same issue with the Perfect Touch clear on another model. The orange peel was excessive and it did seem to take a lot of sanding to get it smooth. Once smooth and polished, it had a great shine. But, it made me not want to use it again.

This model actually hasn't been sanded or polished. It's straight from the can. It has a little orange peel in the headlight buckets. But, not bad. I don't always get the Tamiya Clear to lay down this slick. When I don't and have to sand and polish, it sands down smooth pretty easily. I won't use anything else anymore. I'm done with non hobby primers and clear. 

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