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Atlantis 1/16 Chevy Vega Green Elephant funny car


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Just wrapped this up . Nice kit but I did have some trouble with the decals . Seemed thin and a bit fragile . Maybe I had problems due to the decal size . Anyway ,, painted Testors Lime Ice. Shot some dull coat on the wheels to tone them down . Used mostly wires and hose that I had on hand because supplied ones were just too hard to make work . Built stock from the box otherwise . I used Duplicolor 1K for the clear coats . I know some of the colors I used on some things may be wrong . I used 3 different references and they were at odds on some details so I went with what I thought looked ok . 

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You did good, Ray!

This is the 1st one I've seen finished, and it looks super clean and neat.  Well done.

Also compliments on the photography and lighting, I do love a well presented model!

 

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Thanks guys .  Your right about the belt , it broke when I stretched it . Had nothing else good to replace it . I have used tape on smaller models but it did  not look right on this . Maybe if I doubled it up ?? Too late now. 

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Thank you Tim.  Having built a few 1/16 funny cars years ago I would have to say yes, it was as I expected it would be. The biggest negative I would say about the kit is the supplied hoses. I don't see anyway the material supplied for the plug wires could ever work. I just drilled out the valve covers and cut off the pins on the distributor and drilled it out. Not the best or neatest job but way better than the hose they give you for wires.

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Great looking model! Thanks for the paint color info as it looks perfect and I need to get some to build mine. Don't worry about your color choices as I found in looking at reference photos you hardly see the same colors twice.

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On 8/1/2021 at 10:19 PM, Daddyfink said:

Nice build, but, my only caveat is the Parachute Line. It would rip the rear panel off that body as soon as it would deploy. 

Otherwise, nice build. 

 

Your right about the chute line but I just used the holes that were in the body already.

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