' 67 Galaxie 500 XL convertible

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I wanted one of these for a long time, and also knew I wanted to try and create a replica of a 1:1 car that used to reside here in the city. Except for the fact that the real thing ahd a 390 and not a 427, I did this one up the same. The kit was still sealed when I got it. The engine came from the Revell Thunderbolt, and the firewall was painted red to show off the detail better. Other than some minor interior trim embellishments, it's box stock.

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Sharp build...I love the '60s Galaxie...I bought a mint unbuilt sealed one of these about 10 years ago, the windshield frame is broken. Still haven't gotten around to building it...

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Great car Darcy. The first car my wife and I got when we were married was a used '67 Galaxie 4 door that we bought from my Aunt for $300 in 1975. I converted the convertible kit to a 4 door hardtop with the help of a good friend who is no longer with us unfortunately. I'm posting a picture of it here, with NO intentions of stealing your thread.

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I wish I could find another one of these kits.

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Nice conversion, Richard! Hard to believe someone could alter a ragtop and come up with that, but it obviously worked! :)

And builds of actual cars, especially ones a person has owned, are a great subject!

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Beautiful build. Glad your posting over here now SFD...

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Purdy! Is the price on the box close to what you paid for the kit? ....HA!

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Outstanding model, very well done.

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Nice build!

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Super nice!

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Very nice work on both the convertible and the 4 door sedan. This subject is one of the most requested new kits... maybe we'll get one sooner or later!

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Gorgeous build. My first car was a red 68 Galaxie convertible. I've loved ragtops ever since. Your's is spot on.

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Very, very nice. Looks stunning. Another lost kit that needs brought back...or a new tool!

Did you alclad the bumpers? They look very good, realistic.

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This build is cool. Nice job!

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Very Cool .

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gorgeous-i drove a hardtop in high school

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Wow, awesome SFD! (1 of) my holy grails. I'll have one some day, hope it looks half as good as yours. Thanks for wetting my appetite.

Roy

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The invasion of the Ford Galaxies!!! Uhahahahahaha (evil laughter) We'll dominate the world!!! Uhuhahahahahaha!!!! (fingers on the evil mustache)

Chevys beware!!!!!

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^^^ LOL!! What a beautiful build, its quite the looker in red!

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Great model. Wouldn't it be nice if Round 2 was able to re-issue this kit?

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Wow. Talk about rare! Nice build up. Glad you weren't afraid to build it.

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Very nicely done!

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Thanks everyone, glad you like my Galaxie. :)

Yes, the bumpers were done with Alclad. The chrome on the front bumper had worn off in a couple of spots,

and the back bumper had swirl marks under the chrome. So I stripped both of them, then shot them with several coats of Duplicolor black primer.

Over top that went a couple of mist coats, then a good wet coat of Tamiya TS-13 clear. After twenty or so minutes drying time, I laid on four mist coats, and two wetter coats of Alclad.

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Very nice! Would love to get this kit, as my Dad had a 67 convertible back then in Highland Green that I've wanted to build in scale. The convertible and the fastback are my holy grail kits...I want to build the Wendell Scott race car from the fastback. Maybe Round2 will see fit to release both? Pretty please?

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great looking Galaxie!

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If I understood it right, AMT altered the mold for the hardtop to do the ' 68 Galaxie fastback, back in the day. Whether or not the convertible molds survived, I guess only Round 2 knows. Even if all they have left is the mold for the ' 68 . . . . . ummm, yes please! :D

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