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Chevrolet Monte Carlo '77 (Revell) in Metallic Gold w/ tan-colored Landau top

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Hi folks,

this is another VERY nice snap-kit from Revell. At least here in Europe it's very rare, I was lucky enought to get hold of one some years ago. Several examples of built kits on the internet have shown already that this 20-something parts kit can be turned into something really nice. However, none of the ones I found have added the chrome trim on the side of car, which is missing in the kit. I did so in using Evergreen strips and treated it with BMF. Speaking of which, there is a LOT of BMF to be used on this car. 

All paints I used were Tamiya sprays, except for the Landau top which was brush-painted with Tamiya tan color and and the cleared with Tamiya semi-gloss clear. The gauges on the dashboard have been used from Best Model Car Parts (excellent stuff from Mike as usual!) As regards the wheels, the kit contained Rallye wheels and rather boring-looking tyres with no white walls on them (no offence, it's a simple snapper after all), so I decided to use aftermarket wheels and tyres from Pegasus. One funny but very useful detail on the kit is that the ride height on the front and back can be adjusted separately from "donk" to almost "lowrider" level. I resisted the temptation to do anything funny here and went for the look that fits best IMHO...

Last, not least, rubber strips on the bumpers have been made by using black stripe decals.

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"Golden" days of Chevy:

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Looks stunning. Great paint and detailwork. Slightly stretched look with chrome mag really suits the color.

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Fantastische Arbeit mit diesem Monte Carlo! Es erinnert mich daran, wie sie erschienen, als ich jung war; als diese Autos neu waren.

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Great paint job, Thomas! And the Astro Supremes (aka Sovereigns) are the icing on the cake!

Unter uns Landsmännern: Nimm mal das For Sale Schild da raus, sonst kauft mir den noch einer vor der Nase weg... 😁

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Great looking paint and the vinyl roof looks correct as well. The chrome trim finish has very fine edge. I like the instrument panel detail as well. 

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Very nice job! Paint looks great! Vinyl top, chrome trim, and interior details all look fantastic. I also like the wheel and tire choice. They go very well with the car. 

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That is some fantastic work on a great kit.

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Great looking replica, perfect color choices.

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Fabulous Monte Carlo! Great color for a '77 MC.

What did you use to enhance the panel lines on the doors and trunk lid? 

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Nice build! These Snap Kits make for some very nice curbside builds when properly detailed! And these are properly done!! 

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Superb work as always and I like the attention to detail right down to the rub strips on the bumpers. I also like the tan with white seats interior. Gauges look good and I'll have to get a couple of sets for my builds in the near future. 

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That is (or should I say, those are) beautiful. 

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