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1978 Hyundai Pony (1/24 Academy kit)


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Here’s my latest build - 1/24 Hyundai Pony!

It’s a brand new release from Academy, and I was pretty satisfied with the kit quality. All parts fit excellent and the body is also very accurate. Window clear parts that leave some gap and shallow panel lines were the only downside.

My friend actually gave this kit as a gift so thought I’d build this for him completely box straight. Also to keep things simpler I built this using mostly rattle can, exception of window and side moldings.

There’s the build detail:

  • Prepped the body with 600 grit + 1500 grit
  • Sprayed Tamiya surfacer and wet sanded with 1500 grit
  • Sprayed TS-15 blue (I could only apply one coat as the can only had little left over)
  • Sprayed two coats of TS-13 clear and let it sit for a few weeks (I'd like to lay at least 3 coats of clear when doing it in airbrush but with rattle can, more than 2 coats will appear too thick)
  • Once it was dried, I lightly wet sanded with 3000 grit sponge then polished with Tamiya three stage compounds
  • Used Tamiya flat black and gloss aluminum spray cans for underbody and interior
  • Flocked the carpet with dark grey flocking materials
  • Used Tamiya's panel line accent around panel lines and wheels
  • I added some brown and grey pastel to give mild weathering effect on tire treads
  • Painted headlamp surroundings and outer rim edges with silver sharpie
  • Masked the whole body and airbrushed flat black for rubber surrounding then I masked the same area on top of it and airbrushed silver to give some realistic effect.

Not my best work but it was fun & quick build. Just like the old days!

Thank you for looking!

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Here's a shot with Mk1 Golf I built a while ago. Both Giugiaro designed in the same era (but Pony 1 doesn't actually have a hatch)DSCF3707-2.jpg.c687ce04367d90d518cb8418ab7fe3d7.jpgDSCF3669-2.jpg.2e0600ecae251ac054ee806c6174cc57.jpgDSCF3667-2.jpg.51b01746a2c8b903f1c82accb9d5c882.jpgDSCF3668-2.jpg.5f1fc2f113855d9a45340e7f6a85e187.jpgDSCF3672-2.jpg.fe67e32fdd6e5b5219769eefaf0b2466.jpg

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I remember back in the day I would not even look at these little cars that seemed to rust in no time. But now I have come to appreciate their weird beauty.

over the years I find that I really like those unloved odd ball cars. Your rendition is a nice tribute to those not so exciting little cars from yesteryear.The car and the pictures really does it justice.

keep it up

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On 10/15/2021 at 9:17 AM, Classicgas said:

That looks great. Curbside I assume? Is this kit available currently?

Yes it is! I saw a few of these on local hobby store as well so I think they're widely available.

On 10/15/2021 at 10:18 AM, cobraman said:

Very well done !

Thank you! 

On 10/15/2021 at 11:40 AM, StanGlover said:

Beautiful build! I just finished the same kit literally yesterday! You definitely took yours further than I did with the details, but I agree it was a fun easy build. I’ll post mine once I get some good pictures. 

I just saw yours as well. Awesome color choice and it really suits your car! 

On 10/15/2021 at 12:21 PM, carbuilder1950 said:

What a fun little car, and so well done.

So cleanly built with such great attention to detail and crisp finish work.

VERY, VERY NICE!!

Thank you. I'll probably build another one next year with better paint! 

On 10/15/2021 at 6:37 PM, happy grumpy said:

I remember back in the day I would not even look at these little cars that seemed to rust in no time. But now I have come to appreciate their weird beauty.

over the years I find that I really like those unloved odd ball cars. Your rendition is a nice tribute to those not so exciting little cars from yesteryear.The car and the pictures really does it justice.

keep it up

Thank you. Pony was certainly loved in Korea as these sold like crazy back in the day! 
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On 10/15/2021 at 7:05 PM, Zippi said:

Great looking little car.  That blue paint is so nice looking.  Great job.

Thank you! 

On 10/16/2021 at 6:51 AM, ChrisR said:

NEAT!!

Thanks!

On 10/16/2021 at 7:06 AM, David G. said:

Great paint, detailing and assembly, everything looks spot-on!

David G.

Thank you very much! 

On 10/16/2021 at 7:28 AM, FLHCAHZ said:

Nice clean build!

Thanks! 

On 10/16/2021 at 6:11 PM, grodudulle77 said:

Details and paint job are very awesome, outstanding work !!! 👍👍👍

Thank you!

5 hours ago, slusher said:

Beautiful smooth paint and very clean..

It could've been smoother if I could even out the paint before clear.. but the layer was too thin.

25 minutes ago, ewetwo said:

Excellent Chang.

Thanks!

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On 10/18/2021 at 11:50 AM, radiohd10 said:

great looking car! love that color for it.

Thank you!

20 hours ago, Spottedlaurel said:

Fantastic work Chang!

I'd really like to get hold of one of these kits. Someone I knew had a 1:1 example back in the late '00s, very rare even then.

1982 Hyundai Pony 1400 GLS

It's still around now I believe, but seems to be out of use on a driveway and not looking as good as above.

Interesting, I saw that picture somewhere on the web as I was researching reference photos! The kit just needs panel scribing and maybe cutting one-piece front & rear windshield part into separate pieces to adjust the gap.

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On 10/22/2021 at 6:56 AM, Dominik said:

wow. never saw that kit before. outstanding build and photos! 

Thank you!

On 10/23/2021 at 3:59 AM, ATHU said:

Nice to see one of these built. Excellent work as always Chang!!

Thanks a lot!

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