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1969 Cutlass S W31

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Converted of course from the AMT 442 kit. I didn't set out to build it this way but found inspiration in my favorite Olds from the 2019 MCACN show. It was a uniquely optioned car, a Cutlass S with the W31 package and in special ordered Toronado Powder Blue. While not an exact replica (this one has a 4-speed manual trans, and the interior shade is a bit off, and I added a Sport steering wheel) I got as close as I could get. Technically a 400-455 Olds engine is significantly wider than the small block a W31 would have, but in scale the kit engine is close enough and some gold paint designates it appropriately. Built mostly box stock with some refinements on fit and finish. The wheels and door handles are from Fireball Modelworks, Keith Marks supplied the emblem decals, I converted the kit grill to a Cutlass S version, and the paint is from Scale Finishes. All trim done with Molotov. I forgot about shaving the fender lip trim prior to paint, so it was intentionally left body color. Paint is always a struggle for me and this one has a number of flaws but overall it turned out much better than I had expected. Thanks for looking!

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Great looking Olds and it matches the original very well. Cleanly detailed and I like how you used the discolorations on the exhaust pipes and fuel tank, very realistic looking.  

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Definitely a unique color and the build looks very convincing in comparison to the 1:1. Beautiful job!

Later-

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Well done Eric. Great looking Cutlass! Are the Olds rims without beauty rings your own scratch building?

 

Jerry

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Thanks all!!

1 hour ago, Nazz said:

Well done Eric. Great looking Cutlass! Are the Olds rims without beauty rings your own scratch building?

 

Jerry

No sir, they are from Fireball Modelworks. They are meant for the Revell ‘83 Hurst Olds kit but I cut the back half off of them and they fit well to the kit wheel backs. 

Forgot to mention the tires are from the AMT Polyglas Gasser ‘62 Pontiac.

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Great looking Cutlass Eric.....you beat me to the punch on that build?    I'm doing the same thing for a 71 Cutlass S W-31 like the car I special ordered in '71.

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39 minutes ago, TransAmMike said:

Great looking Cutlass Eric.....you beat me to the punch on that build?    I'm doing the same thing for a 71 Cutlass S W-31 like the car I special ordered in '71.

Man I'd love to see that!! I am a big Olds fan. Have a '64 Cutlass in the garage awaiting it's turn for attention. Have had it nearly 20 years.

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Don't still own that Cut;ass I spoke of Eric.  In a weak moment I traded it in on a new at the time 260Z.  Crazy huh.

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Well done !  The Powder Blue is a nice change and looks great , also nice job on converting the grille ! :)

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