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So the back story on this...typical daily model chat w a good friend  about a future project and suddenly we're doing a mini group build ! 

Tbill and I ..with the never ending support of our squirrels ..are building Revell  69 Camaros . The plan was hashed out for both to be mirror builds. Same kits , paint , details everything . The hunt began  for the proper kit..meaning I'm searching because my stash of kits is embarrassing lol.

My quest to find a good Revell kit was fraught w trouble..apparently this kit was  backordered everywhere . A chance search on eBay turned up a suitable kit . I neglected to notice the molded color on mine..and later this would surprise me opening the box and seeing metallic dark  blue ! I nearly called off the build because everyone knows yellow is very transparent..what to do....this wasn't going to be an  issue I later learned ..keep following 

The paint was another issue...Daytona yellow is the go to color , which has sadly been discontinued by Testors. I wanted to avoid using the airbrush , keeping w a flea bomb for painting this . I picked a close yellow and paid the tab . A quick stop by MCG had their etch set in the cart along with other goodies ! 

So it begins.. my kit..in beautiful blue lol20210908_140827.thumb.jpg.f8d806e3ff9f44f687f6176d0fb24f78.jpg

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Hmm..how is this ever gonna be yellow ..20210926_203534.thumb.jpg.f4afe4db401de6ef7cd31479c714a00c.jpg

A quick clean up of the faintest mold lines ever, I sprayed the body w 2 coats of tamiya fine white primer.

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Followed up with 3 coats of tamiya TS-16 Yellow. Now..I really don't know what sorcery they brewed up in that tiny can of magic..but folks..it worked beautifully 

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Thats all I have finished right now ...stay tuned for our adventure 

 

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31 minutes ago, cobraman said:

Looking good, looks yellow to me !

Thanks ! I was very impressed with the color 

 

27 minutes ago, TransAmMike said:

Well I'll sure be watching.  Wow, you did a great spray job with the yellow. Keep the updates coming Jeff😊

Thanks for following along !  That little can of mystery was awesome...only one faint area I can see 

Tom has been knocking out his paint too !!! Wait till ya see his ...forget our plans 

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Haha, the best plans always go south. I started mine and the yellow and I didn’t get along very well, so off in the pond it went. As I was waiting for the paint to come off, I looked around the paint stash and found a suitable color, shot Jeff a text and told him my color plans had changed. In my infinite wisdom, I also decided to do a non RS version. So, so much for twin builds, haha. So here is where I’m at now ….

 

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1 hour ago, Dragonhawk1066 said:

Both are looking very good! Seems like a lot of fun to have a specific kit build-off!

This is not the first time we’ve done this, but the last builds we did were in fact mirror images, hopefully Jeff will post a pic of his.

 

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7 hours ago, Snake45 said:

It's a shame you didn't post before starting. I'd have gladly swapped you a white body/hood/etc for that lovely metallic blue one. (I'd like to polish that plastic out and see how it looks.) 

Thanks ..yeah I tend to get way ahead of myself . I appreciate the offer though 

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On 10/14/2021 at 10:18 PM, Snake45 said:

It's a shame you didn't post before starting. I'd have gladly swapped you a white body/hood/etc for that lovely metallic blue one. (I'd like to polish that plastic out and see how it looks.) 

I have one of those molded in blue also... maybe I should polish it up and see how it turns out....

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9 hours ago, Sam I Am said:

Pulling up the popcorn...two bags.

Jeff, if you seal the molded in color body with silver paint, it won't bleed through.

Thanks Sam ! I shot 2 coats of tamiya fine white , then yellow . Looks like its hidden 

I started assembly on the engine last night , drilling holes in heads , starter and fuel pump for the plumbing job we have planned . Keeping me using the kits parts instead of am stuff has been the most challenging 

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