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AMT 1/25 Scale 1969 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 Navy Metallic.


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I finished the AMT 1969 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 this weekend. I airbrushed on the Delta Ceramcoat Navy Metallic, and used Createx 4050 UVLS Gloss Clear. It was then wet-sanded with 4000, 6000, 8000, and 12000 grit Micro Mesh polishing pads, polished with Novus #2, and finished off with Meguiar's Cleaner Wax. I went with the Magnum 500's and tires from the parts box, and put on some Fireball Modelworks white letter decals. I used Bare Metal Foil for the trim and added heater hoses, ignition wires, door locks, and valve stems for extra details. The last two pics show my current stable of three '69 Oldsmobile's. Thanks for looking!          

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Nice looking Olds Craig! I like your wheel choice and that color really suits the body well! I have one of these along with the JoHan '70 in the stash. Yours makes me want to build one of them.  

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23 hours ago, Horrorshow said:

Wow…I can’t believe the detail…fabulous, outstanding…what more can I say?

 

22 hours ago, Street Rod said:

Beautiful Olds! The dark blue really suits that car.

 

22 hours ago, BeakDoc said:

Gorgeous 442(s)! 

 

21 hours ago, charger74 said:

It looks fantastic 

 

21 hours ago, larman said:

Very nice! That color is great! The under hood detail looks good too!

 

20 hours ago, Jim B said:

Great looking 4-4-2.  Really well done.

 

20 hours ago, 70 Sting said:

Perfection 👌

 

14 hours ago, TonyW said:

Beautiful work. The color really sets the stripes off to perfection.

 

12 hours ago, ChrisR said:

Looks great!!

 

11 hours ago, FLHCAHZ said:

Fantastic 442!

 

10 hours ago, Tom99 said:

Excellent!!

 

6 hours ago, espo said:

Enjoyed watching your attention to details on this build. The paint job is outstanding. 

 

5 hours ago, Plowboy said:

Nice looking Olds Craig! I like your wheel choice and that color really suits the body well! I have one of these along with the JoHan '70 in the stash. Yours makes me want to build one of them.  

 

5 hours ago, happy grumpy said:

Beautiful 442. awesome paint job. excellent detailing of the interior and engine bay.

 

1 hour ago, thebavarian said:

Fantastic finish. 

Thanks guys, much appreciated!

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21 hours ago, TransAmMike said:

Wow Craig, it looks awesome. Great color. I have that clear but never used it. I'm really surprised it can be sanded and polished. 

Anyway, beautiful 4-4-2.👌

Even though it's water based, it's also a polyurethane and is very tough when cured. The Createx website recommendation is to wait 48 hours before wet-sand/polish, I usually wait 72 just for good measure.

18 hours ago, Nacho Z said:

I enjoyed your WIP and know to see it completed is just something else!  My first car was an Olds Cutlass and I’ve had a love for them every since.  What a great looking model!

Thanks, my first car was a 1972 Olds Cutlass Supreme hardtop/notchback, so I too have a big softspot for them!

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12 minutes ago, Dragonhawk1066 said:

Even though it's water based, it's also a polyurethane and is very tough when cured. The Createx website recommendation is to wait 48 hours before wet-sand/polish, I usually wait 72 just for good measure.

 

Good to know, thanks Craig

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