1931 Packard Boattail Speedster

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A bit of a slumpbuster after taking the summer off as i usually do. This was such a fun build I bought quite a few others in the series off eBay. Built in perhaps non traditional colors with foil trim. OOB these kits are hard to beat. Detailed, they would be contest winners i'm certain.

Sorry for the lame background but I'm limited for space these days so the bench must pull double and even triple duties at times.

Comments, good or ill are always accepted.

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Paints are all Duplicolor from either my NAPA store or another local I won't mention since they are the competition.. :angry:

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Thanks for looking.

Bob

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That looks very nice!

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Beautiful!

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Wow! Very nice. Love to see the classics built up like this.

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Fantastic looking build.

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Excellent looking build....

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What a beauty

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Looks great !

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Non-traditional colors? Nah. Those cars were coachbuilt. Any color the owner wanted is accurate. I think it looks great.

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Yup, colors seem right at home. This is a good example for the youngsters about what ya can do with what ya got.

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very nice

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I appreciate the Kudos fellas. Just a rundown on the bargain basement paint used.

Duplicolor Perfect Match silver, black and clear. Testors leather and wood for the interior with flocking. Various Tamiya Acrylics for the rest.

Kit was about 15.00 plus ship I recall and it was sealed... Monogram 1/24 scale from about 1977. Not tough to find great stuff and do it in an OK fashion for short dough.

Thanks for the Atta Boys.

Bob

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Superb build, very realistic colours, I might have to look for one of these, it would go well with my '32 Chrysler

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gorgeous!!!

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Great model. I'm looking to get into more of these classics, they just exude class.

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Nice, nice, nice. Looks like you put a subtle wash on the grille mesh.

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I think you got a contest winner just as it sits. Nice work.

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That does look great. It's a very clean build and the color choices are very nice.

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Just beautiful! Makes me want to strip off the brass plating from ALL of the tree's in mine and try building it!

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NICE BUILD!!!

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Just beautiful.

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very nice build Bob!

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I've had the pleasure of seeing this car in person. Its just a beautifully built machine. Great job again my friend. The pics don't do it justice.

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Bob.......WOW!!!!.........that is one beautiful build........love it!!!!!!

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beautyful, a real class act.

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