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Opel GT

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Here's my basic build of the AMT Opel GT reissue. It's box stock except for flocking, BMF, the license plate and a bit of work to correct the ride height in front. Might stick with newer kits for a while--boy have they improved!

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Sweet build.

The second model I did as a kid was the Opel GT. Mine is yellow and sort of burgandy.

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One of my all time favorite cars. Very well done.

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I agree with JimN. Excellent work!

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Nice ! I bought one new in 1970 Tried building one when I got back into modeling, but it is just too small. I'm champing at the bit to build the 1/20th scale one I have stashed.

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I really like your build. very nive work. my brother had one when l was a kid. First stock one l have seen built. thanks for sharing..

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Oh, that's nice!

(Where's my Opel kit?)

B)

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Beautiful, perhaps my favorite car of all time. AMT is supposed to be reissuing this kit in the next year or so. Mike, you have a 1/20? Tell us more about it please!!!!!!

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It's a Japan kit with opening doors and hood by Nakamura. It's a motorized kit,but looks pretty accurate.I Thought about casting it.Anyone interested?

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Interested? Yes, most definatly. Can I afford it? Highly unlikely. Maybe we could do a trade or someting. You say the kit is motorized, yet has a seperate hood. Is there engine and chassis detail? Could you post or email me pics?

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Thanks for the kind words, guys! I didn't get too ambitious with this one, given the kit's limitations and my own, but it was a neat subject to work with. I'd love to see that 1/20 kit!

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Good looking build of neat car.

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Nice buildup, and great color. I've never owned one but have driven one on several occasions. They're a lot of fun.

Mike, that 1/20 sounds thread-worthy. Hint hint. B)

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Yeah,I've got to get some pics of that up here.

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Nice looking little Opel Steve! Looks pretty cool built up as a stocker. I have one of these that I want to build a drag car or street machine with sometime.

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Very nice!

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One of my faves too. I really like you're model - you've overcome the kit's problems with real skill.

(I think I'd rather have one of these than a Corvette!)

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nice build. I have the older kit of this. How did it go together? Any issues with fitting?

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nice build. I have the older kit of this. How did it go together? Any issues with fitting?

No major fit issues except predictably with the hood, which is slightly too short and doesn't want to sit flush in the closed position. Weirdly, the lower part of the nose (from bumper height down) is integral to the floorpan in this kit. To prevent an ugly seam and potential fitting problems at final assembly, I cut it out of the floorpan and glued it to the body before painting. If I recall correctly (having done this one in fits and starts) I also trimmed the front inner fenders somewhat to get the chassis to mate cleanly into the body. The most pleasant surprise was that the glass all fit like a dream. This is not a bad kit, though it would be a challenge to create a proper engine bay. Lots of flash, of course, and several mold lines on the body that needed attention.

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Real nice Opel Steve. I like the color you chose. I just restored one glue bomb. I painted it a metallic red and put K&S Pittman decals on it. If you'd like I can post a pic of it. :) Dan

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Thanks, Dan--I'd love to see a pic of your red Opel. The paint on mine is one of the Boyd colors from Testor, Lime Pearl. A little loud for most cars, but it seemed right for the Opel.

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That color sure does look good on it. Mine has Testors little bottle paint airbrushed on it. It's just the metallic red over black.

Well, here it is. Nothing perfect but a good shelf model.

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Dan

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pretty good, to see that GT built. If i read your posts, you did a great job for this result! Congrats!

...i didn't remember, when i see this "little Corvette" driving regular on the road without any clubmeeting....long time ago...

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Hey Dan, nice job! I definitely think yours would take mine in the quarter mile. Lot of attitude in that little guy.

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Hey Dan, nice job! I definitely think yours would take mine in the quarter mile. Lot of attitude in that little guy.

:lol: :lol: Thanks Steve. It does have the V6 in it with some go power I guess. :D :D But yours looks a lot better fer sure. :) Dan

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