'69 Chevelle 300 Deluxe

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It's finally done!!!

For those that haven't seen or followed my build thread, I built this car for a close friend of mine. He owns a 1:1 version of this car and times have been a little hard for him lately. He wanted a model of what he wanted his car to look like someday but he claims he is horrible at building models so I agreed to put this together for him to help him out and cheer him up. I thought it would be something nice to have in his garage so he can keep his chin up and keep dreaming about how much fun it will be to drive his car again someday. That was four years ago........

Obviously, there is no 300 Deluxe kit available so I had to shave all of the SS emblems, source a flat resin Malibu-style hood, scratch-build the door "posts" and also come up with a bench seat. I used a photoetch set for the 300 emblems and the grille. It also has Modelhaus front bumper, rear bumper and taillights as you know the AMT taillights are horrible. I'm extremely happy this one is done but I must admit, this build almost killed the hobby for me as it was a huge PITA! I had to remind myself several times that this is a shelf model for a guy that would probably be impressed with whatever I handed him, it's never going to be in a show, etc. But with the perfectionist in me, it was difficult. I'm aware that it should be sporting wing windows but they just wouldn't cooperate and rather than throw this thing across the room.....out they came.

So without any further adoo, here it is............FINALLY!

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Nice! Except for the missing inside and outside mirrors it could almost pass for the real thing in your photos.

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very nice build greg! again, i love that grille!

cheers

bryan

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:lol: :lol: :lol:

Thanks Harry!

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Well for something that you dont care for I think it came out great,I love the look of it.

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Nice build! Your friend should be very happy.

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Nice job on this, Greg.

Charlie Larkin

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This is near perfection! I was drooling in the WIP Topic too, but now I have to pick up my jaw pieces from the floor. Great job on paint and all of those details, especially the grille looks awesome. Wheels and tires look very good and realistic, too. Excellent build, absolutely the best '69 Chevelle, I've ever seen.

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Great job, Greg! Your buddy has a good friend in you.

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Nice! Except for the missing inside and outside mirrors it could almost pass for the real thing in your photos.

Harry says this as he is already looking ahead to next week's "Real or Model" !!!! :D :D :D

Very nice job there Greg and I am sure your friend will be happy with the finished model, maybe it will serve as inspiration to work on the 1:1!

Edited by mikemodeler

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Beautiful looking 69 Chevelle. Great job.

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A very nice thing to do build a model for a friend. sharp build..

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Really Nice !!!!

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Wow, thanks everybody!!

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Looks excellent and SHINY :) :) :)

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That turned out great, Greg. Super build, especially given that's not even your car... :)

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Looks killer! I like those rims!

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good looking chevelle

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I love the lesser trim builds, anyone can do an SS. Great build.

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Lack of vent windows notwithstanding, that looks fantastic!! The color is super, and the whole package is squeaky clean!

No way should your friend be disappointed by this! I'd have a hard time letting this one go however if this were mine! ;)

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Holy smokes guys! Thank you so much!

Thank you Bill for your tips during the build. I wish the wing windows would've worked out but it was them or my sanity. Lol!

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Cool! I hope that it inspired your buddy.

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