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Been on a bit of a stock build kick lately so I decided to change things up a bit. Since I’ve been sitting on 2 of these kits, I figured it wouldn’t hurt to experiment with one of them. The purist may want to avert their eyes.

I didn’t do much more than lower the ride height and slap on some Pegasus disc brakes/wheels and tires. Anything that was chrome or is  supposed to be chrome has been treated with Alclad Black Chrome; something else I wanted to experiment with. The paint is Model Master Gloss Black, decanted and airbrushed with ScaleFinishes 500 clear. This was my first crack at a solid black paint job. Looks good from 6 feet away, but I’ve got beaucoup room for improvement.

Comments, questions, pointers and critiques are always welcome. Thanks for looking. Namaste.

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Man, you really pulled it off! Just the right amount of color and variance in sheens to make it work!

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Great looking Buick. I like the way you used different colors to accent engine and under hood details. 

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That really turned out great! The GSX stripes are a perfect contrast, great choice of wheels with the red stripe on the outside edge of the rim, and the red steering wheel and shifter grip are perfect touches!

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Now that is murdered out! I've always wanted to do a model in that style. But, haven't done it yet. This build may give me the push I need.

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Very cool...i have a stock build GSX which fall of the shelf...maybe i restore it like that..;-)

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I think it was Car and Driver Magazine who used the line in one of their articles about the Buick Grand National: "Darth Vader, your car has arrived".

Well- here's the Grand National's Granddaddy.

Very Nice!!!

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13 hours ago, cobraman said:

Looks good, very sinister looking.

Exactly - could have been Stuntman  Mike's 3rd car if he had survived the fight against the girl gang...

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Whoa, thats sinister looking, wicked!!!!!      

If I may ask, what tires are those??

 

 

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That.....is really cool. Great work. 

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Hi Chris, generally, I don’t like fully  blacked out vehicles. This is definitely an exception, it looks awesome. The subtle decals, and hits of red are just right. I did a similar build a few years back with a 71 Challenger as an experiment, it turned out ok, but not nearly as nice as this. Well played!

Cheers, Steve

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It sure looks badass, fantastic job!!👍👍

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I agree with everyone else, that thing is slick!

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