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MPC 1/16 1979 Firebird


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Hello all,

I have just moved into my new place, and I actually have a workshop of my own. Needs doing up, but I instantly got started on something I have been waiting for for a while.

Got this kit from a most gracious guy on E-bay who included some cement in the purchase. Really nice guy!

While my stuff is still in transit, and I can't get to any supply shops due to quarantine, I did some sanding on the mould lines. Can't really do much else at this point, but it is a start.

Also if you are interested, I have some Star Trek models on the side, check out my AST forum profile if you want to see that.

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Hi again,

I did some work to the body of the firebird. The bloody fender flares barely fit, so lots of puttying there. I did some painting of the engine, I have it put together mostly, have more to do on it though. Got the body under some grey primer. IMG_4634.JPG.c99a004c9141ea25414d6474eafe3430.JPGIMG_4635.JPG.f3e7592a10ba6485016f413039b451f9.JPGIMG_4636.JPG.2840feaf2ac4dc24005f08869fd73491.JPGIMG_4638.JPG.b89a999c22122c0d28d0141d32298ab7.JPGIMG_4639.JPG.2aca3d257dbd3c31d957bf82d8b1bcfe.JPGIMG_4699.JPG.b44b7e35c60ff941f761c9729229840b.JPGIMG_4700.JPG.c699e5d2774c0c01926f140176601cb1.JPGIMG_4701.JPG.2f679f509c0b9f4cdb5bdfc55b11d08a.JPGIMG_4702.JPG.aa42fe01f7dd2c8cf431c6de718d5b5b.JPGIMG_4703.JPG.fcf769d7c182ccc2c750e1c7079bf9a9.JPGIMG_4704.JPG.ccfaaf5fc5fe8d41d1f77588f9e1d9f4.JPGIMG_4705.JPG.b7378372754fd7aba02c9d49d0623b13.JPG

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Just now, Ceaser_Salad said:

Oh wow, those turned out pretty nicely! I checked out one of your builds, inspired me a little to be honest. I was feeling pretty bored with it but have some ideas now.

Thanks!

Thank you for the kind words!  Just have some fun with it.  

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I’ll be following along with your build as well.  The thing I learned from this kit is to test fit everything!  I must have somehow gotten the engine in mine too far back. The shaker didn’t line up with the hole I. The hood and the radiator hoses were too short.  

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Just now, FLHCAHZ said:

I’ll be following along with your build as well.  The thing I learned from this kit is to test fit everything!  I must have somehow gotten the engine in mine too far back. The shaker didn’t line up with the hole I. The hood and the radiator hoses were too short.  

I don't think it was just you, the skaker is in an odd place when I tested it on mine too. I think the hole might actually be too far forwards?

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2 minutes ago, Ceaser_Salad said:

I don't think it was just you, the skaker is in an odd place when I tested it on mine too. I think the hole might actually be too far forwards?

Could be.  I will build another one some day

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13 minutes ago, TransAmMike said:

Looking Good Declan. I really should tackle that kit but just no room for arge scale kits.  Keep up the good work and do that T/A proud😉

Thank you, I will try.

I got this one off ebay, they seem pretty easy to find. As for space.. hahahha well... who has room

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Nice, will be following! Have a 1/16 build slumbering in the storage as well.. seems like the 1/16 kits really are lacking in allot. Even though they have a lot of detailing potential since they are so big! Might wait to build my project until I have a good 3D printer. 🙂 it’s the Baja Fever Chevy btw, have gathered an better engine for it but k”leaning towards buying a 1/16 charger to rob the front and rear suspension since I want to build some thing like the Roadkill Muscle truck and not the 4wd as the kit is.

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Your build is looking great so far! What color are you planning?

I ended up with the 1/16 Tans Am and the 1/16 Charger new in the boxes when I bought a bunch of kits from a guy off of FB Marketplace. Really have no interest in either one and tried to sell them pretty cheap a while back but had no takers. I'll have to keep an eye on your build just in case I end up having to keep them. 

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4 hours ago, Mattilacken said:

Nice, will be following! Have a 1/16 build slumbering in the storage as well.. seems like the 1/16 kits really are lacking in allot. Even though they have a lot of detailing potential since they are so big! Might wait to build my project until I have a good 3D printer. 🙂 it’s the Baja Fever Chevy btw, have gathered an better engine for it but k”leaning towards buying a 1/16 charger to rob the front and rear suspension since I want to build some thing like the Roadkill Muscle truck and not the 4wd as the kit is.

Thank you,

The 1/16 scale seems a little dissapointing because, yes they have the potential for detail but sorely lacks it. I would like to see your build though, whenever that happens. Wish I had a 3d printer for these sorts of things too.

2 hours ago, Modlbldr said:

Your build is looking great so far! What color are you planning?

I ended up with the 1/16 Tans Am and the 1/16 Charger new in the boxes when I bought a bunch of kits from a guy off of FB Marketplace. Really have no interest in either one and tried to sell them pretty cheap a while back but had no takers. I'll have to keep an eye on your build just in case I end up having to keep them. 

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Thank you!

I am planning on doing it silver with the blue firebird like the anniversary edition.

1979 PONTIAC FIREBIRD TRANS AM

I got pretty excited about the 1/16 scale but was instantly disinterested as soon as I started, so I understand wanting to sell them. (If you are still trying to sell the charger.... pm me? 😉)

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19 minutes ago, Modlbldr said:

Declan,

Silver with blue chicken would be a great combo.

PM sent.

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It's meant to be a chicken???

I always saw it as the Romulan Bird of Prey symbol from star trek... Now I want to do a firebird with that logo instead of the firebird logo... Thanks for the idea 😆

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2 hours ago, FLHCAHZ said:

Silver and blue is going to be killer!  If you need any parts or decals, just let me know

Thank you, I may request some..... distributor and wires would be good if you have any. 😁

Today I started the interior properly. Hardly close to finished, but I have made some ok work. The colors are Granite and Dove grey. I drilled the holes for the steering wheel, I thought the moulded "holes" were stupid looking. I also started wiring, but I may need to restart that with a new distributor and some REAL model wiring... whoops. I like the placement of the colors, I think the darker carpet looks nice. The engine is some random blue paint I found which turns out to be a clear but it went over a black base with a few coats. It looks good to me.

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Tamiya Honda NSX I just finished, picture is pretty bad but I am happy with it.

JUST A NOTE: All my non body parts (which are spray painted) are BRUSH painted. My airbrush only works once in a blue moon after I sing hallelujah backwards while sweeping the ceiling with a toothbrush. It is not finished, so yes it is a bit rough.

Thanks to all the kind words, you all help inspire me to continue with this dreadful kit.

TO THE PICTURES

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Bonus: my cat Lint being weird.

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