1969 Olds 442 W30

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Just finished this one. Its the MPC Olds W30, and this has a story to it. It started last year as the Hurst Olds. I had the chassis done and the body almost when the fire hit. Although it was downstairs on my bench, it got damaged. Afew months ago, a friend sold me a sealed W30 for eight bucks. I had the chassis done, so between other projects I did this. The body is a Plasti- Kote color called Cordovan Metallic. Its a bit transluscent, so I shot it over a silver base. I like the way it turned out (mostly). The body trim is a bit soft, so I had a bear of a time with the foil on the upper body moldings.

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So I wound up with the Hurst exhaust (I like the Cherry Bombs). The wheels are from the Model King '71 Thunderbird and the tires are from the kit, only because I'm out of those nice AMT Eagles. This was an OK kit with a few gripes. The location of some pieces is best described as 'vague', and the shell interior falls flat on what is otherwise a relatively nice kit.

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Looks great

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Looks good to me.

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GretaBuild . Nice job on the Foiling . You are supposed to enhance these vague lines with scribing tools . Try it , you'll like it ...Thanx ..

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That's pretty slick. love that color and detail here.

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Very nice

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Slick looking Olds. Nice job all the way around. The paint looks great over the silver base.

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Great job!

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Great job. Like the color, foil came out very clean.

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Looks really good ! Nice color , and I like the air intakes on the engine . I knew those drinking straws were good for something !

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Looks great brings back memories friend of mine had one in highschool friday night crusin and drag racing

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Really cool! Love the way those wheels look on it.

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Looks like it'd be a terror out on the stoplight to stoplight circut. B)

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Oh, that color looks really close to the Expresso Brown that I need for one of my 1969 GTO models! I love that color and your Olds looks great :)

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Ok... how can I ask this without sounding like I'm slamming Harold's model.... :huh:

Obviously Harold put in a lot of effort on this model. His attention to detail, the chassis detail, etc. etc. This model is not a slapped-together gluebomb, it's a very nicely done model. Jeez, even the side marker lights have been detailed. Just want to be clear about that.

So why do so many people (not just Harold, but a lot of you) sweat the details, yet you leave off the mirrors, both inside and out? To me, a model of a street car (or especially a factory-stock) that's missing all the mirrors jumps out at me immediately. I mean, leaving off the mirrors is like skipping the headlight lenses or the steering wheel.

So what's up with that? :blink:

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l tend to agree, Harry. But then again, maybe we're just sweating the mirrors?

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l tend to agree, Harry. But then again, maybe we're just sweating the mirrors?

I see it done so often, I just had to ask. I mean, I really don't get it. Mirrors are such an obvious feature (more so when they're obviously missing!).. why do so many guys leave them off? It can't be laziness or lack of attention to detail, because in every other way these models are so well done.

Again, this isn't meant as a "complaint" about Harold's model.

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Nice olds Harry !!

For Harry -- They are a pain to clean around when dusting? Don't look to scale to the builder ? They fall off more than stay on ?

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More than once I just forgot the mirrors on my models until after I took photos and noticed them missing. Then I glued on the outside mirrors, but it was too late to get the inside one on. Oops! I'm getting old and forgetful, I guess!

Sam

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Nice olds Harry !!

For Harry -- They are a pain to clean around when dusting?

You can't display models out in the open... they'll get dusty in a day! Ya gotta have some sort of enclosed display.

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I rekon that's why I don't drive any more. Never look'd or care'd what was behind me LOL!!! I just don't like them on model's .. But I really do respect the fact of detail

in this hobby ..This is a very sweet & detail'dbuild HAROLD. Nice job ,thanx.....

MichaelJ.

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Because mirrors have an annoying tendency to disappear into the vapor.

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