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charlie8575

1966 Pontiac GTO

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Well....I thought I'd never see this. Especially in this point in my life.

I've finished two models in less than a week. For getting back in, they came out decent, too. Not great, but acceptable to me. Sometimes, you have to accept "okay."

This subject in question is a Revell 1966 Pontiac GTO.

Pros: VERY accurate. Lots of details, looks really nice when it's done.

Cons: Locator pins don't work well for a lot of the parts I found, too many separate details with no secure anchoring, some things that were molded separarely could probably have been done as one piece with little or sacrifice (the side-view mirror coming to mind.)

The biggest headaches I encountered:

1. One tailpipe won't stay glued with any type of adhesive.

2. The rear suspension locater tabs are near-useless if you paint the suspension and chassis-plate. However, failure to do so prior to assembly renders painting an impossibility.

3. The front bumper/grille asembly was warped slightly, and no amount of coaxing could gain total conformity.

Despite that, I'd definitely buy another one of these kits, and this has a GREAT chassis that would be useful under a lot of 1964-'67 A-body builds.

Without further adieu, and with the Caprice as the stand for outside pictures.... I'll try and do one or two more tomorrow in brighter light. I'm also trying to get the hang of this little digital camera my dad has. For giggles, I might do one or two inside as well for a little extra light.

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Charlie Larkin

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Some slightly better pictures.

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I love how the turn signal lenses look in low-light. Almost illuminated.

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Charlie Larkin

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Nice looking GT O Charlie.

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Looking good. That camera is really searching for something to focus on, it did hit it on the inside ones. The focus may have had trouble with finding good contrast on the outside ones.. all that blue in the middle of the image. They can be tricky on auto focus.

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NICE Goat. Love that color too. I have one in the works, and if it turns out HALF as good as yours, I'd be a happy camper.

Mike

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Very nice GTO. But I have a good "trick" to get better pictures. Use background. White is the best, but if the model is white, then use black one. When there is background which is only one color, it's easier to get focused pictures. Also use Super Macro. It's marked with a small flower to some place. That's very good option BUT. You must get something, where you can shore up the camera. For example model box is very good for it. That's the way, I get good pictures, so that would be good to you too. And of course remember good light, then pictures are great! :D

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One of my favorite Muscle cars from the era, I did one of these about a year ago and I am very happy with the way it turned out, only difference is mine is in a darker blue hue!

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looks good and the colour suits it really well

little tip on parts that wont stay on (at least, what i do)

drill a small hole in the part that wont stay and in an adjecent part (in this case the pipe and the frame)

the put a drop of super glue in both hole and insert a little piece of metal (maybe a part of a paperclip) into both hole

i use this trick a lot when scratchbuilding stuff that isnt perfect :o

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For better pictures, just back off further. Then crop into the pictures tighter before you post.

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Some slightly better pictures.

DSCF0326.jpg

I love how the turn signal lenses look in low-light. Almost illuminated.

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DSCF0324.jpg

DSCF0325.jpg

Charlie Larkin

looks great charlie the red walls really make it :lol:

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