1966 Impala SS

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Revell's 1966 SS396.

This was supposed to be a quick build for my clubs muscle car theme - in February. Needless to say, I didn't make that deadline. However, the model is now finished!

Paint is Model Master brass metalizer with duplicolor clear. Interior is Duplicolor red. Mostly out of the box except wheels and tires and some under hood additions - brackets for alternator, power steering pump, and AC compressor. Wheels are steelies from a 62 Bel Air and dog dish caps are a modified airplane wheel, repeated four times. Oh, air cleaner is not from the kit either. I also made some chassis detail where the kit left a large blank space behind the firewall - the kit uses the bottom of the interior and it is just blank, flat plastic. The ride is actually lowered by about two scale inches, but I would have liked it to go a little lower - not enough time checking ride height before the glue hit, I guess.

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Edited by Erik Smith

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Nice job, thanks for sharing.

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one more.

Thanks for looking!

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Good grief that's pretty! thats awesome nice job!!

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Interesting paint choice that really goes well with the rest of this well done model. The detailing on the engine is excellent, any chance you could show us more of it? Tiny hoses, clamps and brackets look absolutely real.

Bob

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Nice clean build.

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Erik-

That build is sweet. Great color. I love the engine details. Where did you get such tiny hoses and how did you make the 90 degree bends in them where they enter the valve cover?

Later-

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Beautiful build... Love the color and engine detail.

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Very nice and if it wasn't for those out of scale mirrors from that kit, i would guess from that last picture it was a real car!

Clean details and paint and excellent execution. I think the stance is just right and the wheels are a nice custom touch.

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Nicely done Erik!

Great detailing B)

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Well this one is beautiful Impala, luckily you didn't rush it. I like the color, and paintjob looks good too. Wheels and tires are super nice, and engine detail looks sharp. B) Everything is just alright in this Chevrolet.

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Gorgeous build, details, and SHINY :) :) :)

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What a beauty of a model. Thanks for sharing it, Erik.

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Really nice! It looks like the real thing.

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Sharp build..the unusual color combination reminds me of '60s vintage Corgi or Matchbox diecast.

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nice job! I love the color

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Outstanding piece of work all around. It appears you've done something that is usually overlooked, which is to smooth out the roughness typically found in kit vent window frames.

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THAT IS A SUPER COOL BUILD ERIK VERY NICE INDEED.

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Awesome, also now I know what color to paint my copy....

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Don't think you will see one done any better than this. :blink:

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wow, thats a sweet looking Impala. B) i like the colors on it and that engine looks pretty darn good too.

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Great job. Not a factory color but looks like it should have been.

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Awesome build, looks great with the steelies and dogdish caps, Love It!

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Super clean work. I think it sits just right for the wheels and tires you used.

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Not a color combination I would have considered, but it works surprisingly well. Nice job on the build!

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