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1/25 Lindberg 1967 Olds 442 in Tahoe Turquoise

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Hi all, 

My latest build is one of Lindberg’s recent re-release 67’ Olds 442. Overall It’s a great kit with a few relatively small issues - and I had a lot of fun building it! 

For this build, I wanted to replicate one of 67’ colors  - Tahoe Turquoise with turquoise interior. To do that, I mixed Mr. Color C-77 Metallic Green with little bit of Mr Color black and Tamiya  LP-6 Pure blue for the exterior, and Metallic green + Silver + Pure blue mixture to get a lighter turquoise for the interior.

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Here are my rest of build details;

  • De-chromed and repainted the wheelhouse trims because the chrome plating was pretty bad (I could’ve achieved better result if I glued the trims pre-painting and fill the uneven gaps with putty and mask paint them later, but the effort wasn’t just worth it for me)
  • Airbrushed mixture of gold and clear red to simulate copper color for the engine block and added ignition wires
  • Painted the underbody with semi gloss black then masked the fuel tank with aluminum silver

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  • Masked the dashboard to simulate two-tone with aluminum insert

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  • For body, I used: Tamiya grey surfacer > 2000 grit > base coat > second base coat > 2000 grit >first clear coat (airbrushed Mr Color Super Clear with Mr Color leveling thinner) > 3000 grit > second clear coat ( Left pic below shows right after I laid down the second clear)> 3000 grit > Tamiya three stage compounds
  • Masked the body and airbrushed inner fender wall with flat black(W30 package came with red fenders but when I searched, a lot of cars had black engine bay - so I finished with flat black)  and painted window trims with Mr. Color aluminum.

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  • Painted the red stripes on tires with Tamiya red acrylic
  • Cartograf decals were in surprisingly poor condition so I had to skip the pinstripes.

And here are the full set of pictures! 
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Beautiful looking replica. The paint finish is outstanding and the colors on the interior are great as well. I like how you detailed your engine and the chassis. Thankyou for the information on how you achieved the finishes.

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What an absolutely stunning depiction of a great looking car!!  I too have this kit and have been putting off doing it. 

Your work on is just beautiful Chang, and WOW, the paint work!!👍👌

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Outstanding! Great color and fabulous finish! Well done and model on! B)

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Simply superb, that paintwork is flawless 

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Details and paint work are very awesome, i really like the look ! Outstanding work !! 😀👍

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Beautiful color!,real attention to detail !.

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3 hours ago, espo said:

Beautiful looking replica. The paint finish is outstanding and the colors on the interior are great as well. I like how you detailed your engine and the chassis. Thankyou for the information on how you achieved the finishes.

^^^ This is exactly what I would have written.  Kudos for coming up with an interior/exterior color combo that are realistic while still being unique.   

You mentioned this kit has a few issues.  What were they and how did you fix them?

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Stunning paint and the interior looks amazing! Looks brand new off the dealer forecourt, beautiful!

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Absolutely stunning!  Easily the best  build of this kit i have ever seen. 

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That is beautiful! The interior and exterior colors are gorgeous and the paint is flawless! Bravo! And that is a surprisingly well done kit by Lindberg. I built mine a few months ago and was very impressed with the quality and details.

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Outstanding model! Beautiful color and top notch detailing!

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Just beautiful! Looks especially good in the snow.

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On 2/24/2021 at 11:15 AM, Hard_2_Handle_454 said:

Nice

Thank you!

23 hours ago, espo said:

Beautiful looking replica. The paint finish is outstanding and the colors on the interior are great as well. I like how you detailed your engine and the chassis. Thankyou for the information on how you achieved the finishes.

Thank you! I really like the Mr color's lacquer lineups. 

23 hours ago, TransAmMike said:

What an absolutely stunning depiction of a great looking car!!  I too have this kit and have been putting off doing it. 

Your work on is just beautiful Chang, and WOW, the paint work!!👍👌

Thanks Mike!  It was a great kit to build with good details overall.

22 hours ago, Snake45 said:

Outstanding! Great color and fabulous finish! Well done and model on! B)

Thank you! I just started Hasegawa Miura! 

22 hours ago, GeeBee said:

Simply superb, that paintwork is flawless 

The prep work between layers makes it easy to get a decent surface to work from! 

21 hours ago, iSewen said:

Very nice and clean 😎 great job !

Thank you!

21 hours ago, grodudulle77 said:

Details and paint work are very awesome, i really like the look ! Outstanding work !! 😀👍

Appreciate it! I love the darker colors on these cars.

20 hours ago, kelson said:

Beautiful color!,real attention to detail !.

Thank  you!

20 hours ago, Monty said:

^^^ This is exactly what I would have written.  Kudos for coming up with an interior/exterior color combo that are realistic while still being unique.   

You mentioned this kit has a few issues.  What were they and how did you fix them?

Thanks! The body needed a decent amount of sanding/evening out in the beginning as the surface has some uneven parts especially around panel lines (which can become a PITA  during polishing), and the chrome trims were pretty bad, and it would really distract the final result from looking realistic, so I had to de-chrome the chrome trims across the wheelhouse and rocker panel. In retrospect, I should've de-chromed the rear window trim and glue it  before painting to get smooth surface,  and mask paint it.  Also for some reason the cartograf decal did not stick at all, so I used some white glue and mark fit solution to get them stuck. The  last part  that was  a bit odd was, the wheels fit too tight with no wiggle room, and some wheels ended up being slightly crooked.

20 hours ago, doorsovdoon said:

Stunning paint and the interior looks amazing! Looks brand new off the dealer forecourt, beautiful!

Thank you! They sure don't make them like they used to!

18 hours ago, Tom99 said:

Beautiful, great colors!!

Thank you very much! 

18 hours ago, FLHCAHZ said:

Amazing!

Appreciate it!  

17 hours ago, Classicgas said:

Absolutely stunning!  Easily the best  build of this kit i have ever seen. 

Thank you! I wanted to get close to the build done by Desk-top Garage  (http://www.hobidas.com/blog/j-tipo/desktop/archives/2010/03/9lindberg_125_1.html) but looks like I still have a long way to go!  

16 hours ago, bbowser said:

All of the above and great photography as well!

Thank you! It was difficult to capture the color with my camera - somehow iPhone(progress shots) just captures the color much better.

16 hours ago, Dragonhawk1066 said:

That is beautiful! The interior and exterior colors are gorgeous and the paint is flawless! Bravo! And that is a surprisingly well done kit by Lindberg. I built mine a few months ago and was very impressed with the quality and details.

Thank you! This is the only Lindberg kit that I built and I've heard some Lindberg horror stories! 

15 hours ago, larman said:

Outstanding model! Beautiful color and top notch detailing!

Thank you!  Green is my favorite color! 

14 hours ago, Safire6 said:

Just beautiful! Looks especially good in the snow.

Thank you! I can't wait to snow to all melt away though! 

7 hours ago, kruleworld said:

magnificent. truly a work of art

Thank you very much!

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Wow nice build, nice and clean. great paint and detail. very nice model you built  

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Beautiful Olds. Great paint work, and the colour is gorgeous. Well done.

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That sir is a downright beautiful 442!  Those colors work so well together too. Your effort shows everywhere. Very well done!

 

Paul

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Great build, nice images! Well done! De-chroming the wheelhouse trims certainly was worth the effort, as IMHO that is one big downside of this kit. I also like the fact that you give detailed information on your painting process. In fact, I might be tempted to use your "mixing recipe" for the body color one day... :rolleyes:

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