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1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS Convertible (AMT/Round 2)


Tommy124
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Hi there,

I'm so glad that this kit is "over"... I guess most of you know what a PITA this is, so I won't say that much.

Just that I tried to correct the beltline and the front bumper to make it look a little bit like a 1969 one. A little bit of detail has been added to the seats which don't look the part at all.

Really disappointed with Round 2's role in this re-release. If I am not mistaken, all they added to the old kit is the decal sheet (which is very poorly printed by the way, see the tail stripes on my model). Well... let's at least say I don't recommend this kit... 🤐

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Thanks guys! I'm happy you like it despite the troubles I had... 

On 9/14/2021 at 4:38 AM, Bills72sj said:

I like what you have done. I have this kit to build some day. What are the 3 most trouble spots to watch for?

Thanks Bill. If a hardtop will be fine aswell for you, better go for the new Revell kit. For a convertible, well... Apart from the vintage non-correct aspects (beltline, front bumper...), which I tried to correct, among the most annoying things about this kits are (of course) the often-criticized tail lights, not only their shape(s), but the trouble of making them fit in the body somehow. Furthermore, the hood fits very poorly which is but only to be noticed after the windscreen has been glued into place. Also the position of the wheels looked strange to me when I tried to fix them according to the instructions. I decided to glue them into place using my own technique. These are just the major trouble spots...  

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17 hours ago, Tommy124 said:

Thanks guys! I'm happy you like it despite the troubles I had... 

Thanks Bill. If a hardtop will be fine as well for you, better go for the new Revell kit. For a convertible, well... Apart from the vintage non-correct aspects (beltline, front bumper...), which I tried to correct, among the most annoying things about this kits are (of course) the often-criticized tail lights, not only their shape(s), but the trouble of making them fit in the body somehow. Furthermore, the hood fits very poorly which is but only to be noticed after the windscreen has been glued into place. Also the position of the wheels looked strange to me when I tried to fix them according to the instructions. I decided to glue them into place using my own technique. These are just the major trouble spots...  

Thank you for sharing. I have built two '69 hardtops. The belt line and front bumper aspects did not bother me too much. The funky taillaights were a disappointment. Hood, hmmm... Wheel placement is not an issue as I always modify for correct stance which out of the box kits rarely get right.

I could share pics of them here if you are interested.

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Thanks again guys!

On 9/14/2021 at 1:08 AM, Zippi said:

Nice looking.  That Chevrolet badge looks great.  Is it painted?

Thanks! And yes, it is!

8 hours ago, Bills72sj said:

Wheel placement is not an issue as I always modify for correct stance which out of the box kits rarely get right.

I could share pics of them here if you are interested.

Yes, so do I mostly. Especially with those more "complex" kits, which try to replicate every underfloor detail and in the end the stance just comes out... wrong. Which is why I love those stone-old kits with hardly 20 parts in them even more. And yes, sure thing, you may show your Chevelles here!

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14 hours ago, Tommy124 said:

Yes, so do I mostly. Especially with those more "complex" kits, which try to replicate every underfloor detail and in the end the stance just comes out... wrong. Which is why I love those stone-old kits with hardly 20 parts in them even more. And yes, sure thing, you may show your Chevelles here!

Thank you for the offer to show mine. To keep in the same generation here are my one '68 and two '69s

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On 9/16/2021 at 1:47 PM, Tom99 said:

It looks very good, I hope mine turns out as good as yours.

Thanks Tom!

10 hours ago, Bills72sj said:

Thank you for the offer to show mine. To keep in the same generation here are my one '68 and two '69s

Those are some nice Chevy's Bill! Nice racy stance on all of them. And I like that diorama!

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