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AMT ERTL 1962 Chevrolet Impala SS Convertible


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Hello everyone, it's time for a new build. This time I chose this  kit.

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Let's see what's inside.

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Prepared and processed engine parts. The distribution coil was made from garbage, because. the one that was in the kit is too small and it was difficult to drill 9 holes in it.

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For the wheels I chose these amazing mug wheels.

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But here a problem immediately arose. Here's how the manufacturer suggests we do it.

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This is no good, because. there should not be a blind plug behind the disks. I took a set of brake discs from the 2006 Mustang Shelby Cobra set (I have a photo-etched set for it, so the discs from the kit are not needed there).

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Further, through simple manipulations, we get this.

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Quite a different thing.

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All parts are painted.

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And cleared.

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The clear lay down not quite well, there is an orange peel. This is not a problem for me. We take sanding paper 2000 and matte the entire peel.

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Next, first I polish with Tamiya's coarse polish, then 3M's medium and finish.

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Great looking!

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And engine + undercarriage are done.

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See you again.

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Hey Roman, watch out for those upside-down door handles on the door panels, just in front of the armrests; AMT goofed there. Some builders ignore it, others fix it by foil-co799769944_62doorhandle2.jpg.71fe0e5386ffce9500afb64ce3e75f02.jpgpying them, then moving one side to the other and flipping them over. You may have another solution.(?) How they should look:

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That interior is just beautiful! You've done some nice work, but this may be my personal favorite. The color, your clean building, and precise detailing just add up to a fantastic interior. It's a model to display on its own!

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Wow, this is looking quite fine already! I like how you used copper wiresand bent them over the valve covers, much more realistic than sticking up into thin air! Interior is looking great too, upside down door pulls or not! Excellent weathering underneath as well.

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