1962 Thunderbird

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Just finished this AMT '62 Thunderbird.

The car was painted in Cascade Green, a '62 'Bird original color, and is box stock, with the exception of the tires. The ones that came in the kit are that ugly (at least for me) BFGs with white wall inserts that AMT puts on it's new tooling kits, so I ditched those in favor of some older Firestones also from AMT, with hand painted white lines. Other than that, I just aded paint and foil.

The kit also comes with a tonneau cover, but I really didn't like the way it makes the 'Bird to look like, so I kept it out.

Hope you like the result, and thanks for looking!!

First a few pictures of the build:

The body in primer:

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1962 Thunderbird WIP by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

I had the factory color mixed in automotive Urethane:

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1962 Thunderbird WIP by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

The two part clear I used for the first time:

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1962 Thunderbird WIP by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

The body painted and cleared. No polishing was needed aother than a soft rubbing on the hood, and that only because a insect landed on it.

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1962 Thunderbird WIP by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

The underside of the unibody painted:

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1962 Thunderbird WIP by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

The body foiled:

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1962 Thunderbird WIP by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

The interior foiled:

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1962 Thunderbird WIP by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

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Here is the finished model:

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1962 Thunderbird - Done!! by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

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1962 Thunderbird - Done!! by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

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1962 Thunderbird - Done!! by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

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1962 Thunderbird - Done!! by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

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1962 Thunderbird - Done!! by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

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1962 Thunderbird - Done!! by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

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1962 Thunderbird - Done!! by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

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1962 Thunderbird - Done!! by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

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1962 Thunderbird - Done!! by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

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1962 Thunderbird - Done!! by Lovefordgalaxie, on Flickr

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That's beautiful!


Great job.

B)

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Yup! REAALLLLY gorgeous.

That gloss is just mind-bending.

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Glad you showed it over here too, Tulio! EVERYBODY should see how to build a 62 T-Bird!!! It came out GREAT!!!!

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Great work!

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Sweet :)

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Beautiful!

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Nice! We don't get to see the '62 in built form very often.

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Beautiful build. I love that color green.

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I love it.

Joe.

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WOW

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Good job Tulio, like the colour B)

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Wow , that's a beautiful color ! And a beautiful T-Bird too . I'm glad you left the tonneau off , it ruins the look of the car .

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Excellent build, the paint finish is beautiful.

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Man, that is sharp ! Very nice work.

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Harry could've used the pics of that in the "Real or Model" thread.

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wow, that turned out nice, I was thinking about picking up one of those but wasn't sure if it was worth it or not.

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that's very well done - love the finishes

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Beautiful! I have the same kit waiting to be built and now I.cannot wait!

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Everything I've seen of yours is just beautiful. This one is too.

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Wow , that's a beautiful color ! And a beautiful T-Bird too . I'm glad you left the tonneau off , it ruins the look of the car .

Interesting how our tastes vary. i would buy that kit just for the tonneau. I always liked the looks of the T-Birds with it on.

Tulio, great work on this model! The color looks good on it. Very clean build!

Sam

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Interesting how our tastes vary. i would buy that kit just for the tonneau. I always liked the looks of the T-Birds with it on.

Tulio, great work on this model! The color looks good on it. Very clean build!

Sam

I agree, that car does look awesome!

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Love your work, another great example!

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Harry could've used the pics of that in the "Real or Model" thread.

I agree the first few photo would be great contenders for the "real or model" thread. An very nice build indeed.

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