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The ugly 69 Nova


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I used two kits to complete this nova... The two in one kit and the copo kit. Originally I had envisioned this project completely different. I was going to use the stock copo dog dish hub cap wheels all around however I misplaced one of them. So I decided it might be cool to try something different and use the stock wheels and tires up front with some steelies wrapped with big meats in the back. I had to cut up some rims I found in my parts bin to get them to fit. I was going to use the SS hood and had glued the louvres down before I polished it... big mistake. The polish stripped the chrome right off the louvres. So instead I used the cowl hood and went with a flat black to try and make it look more dimensional. Actually I was just being lazy and didn't want to prime paint and then clear.. The interior is a flat military green. I don't have any good shots of it, just some photos off my phone I'll upload a little later. The exterior paint is Testors one step followed by clear and a couple hours of polish. Wired the spark plugs and did some BMF.

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Neat...I like the color too. Looks like something I'd see in the parking lot in high school.

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Those are both real nice.

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Doesn't look ugly to me. I'd say it's pretty nice.

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Looking real good, real street warrior!

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sweet

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Not ugly, dat purdy!

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Good color choice...

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Tough looking Nova Rusty B)

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That is really sweet! Nice work!

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Looks good!

The hood reminds me of the custom fiberglass hoods that wewr popular back in the late 70's and early 80's. They would often be left in a perpetual primer state.

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Not ugly at all!i like the metallic rootbeer and flat black cowl induction hood.Looks like a no nonsense quarter miler or street racer.

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Doesn't look ugly to me. I'd say it's pretty nice.

l have to agree...

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Doesn't look ugly to me. I'd say it's pretty nice.

I agree as well. It looks good, I wouldn't mind seeing it on the road.

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Looks great, right on with the color!

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Man, I think it turned out pretty good. Great build.

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Yea that metallic brown is great looking, is that the Testors Root Beer One Coat Lacquer?

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Yea that metallic brown is great looking, is that the Testors Root Beer One Coat Lacquer?

It is the one coat lacquer I'm not sure the name of it though because the label fell off the can when I opened it. I have to say... the Testors one coat lacquer is pretty awesome and with a little clear produces amazing results.

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It is the one coat lacquer I'm not sure the name of it though because the label fell off the can when I opened it. I have to say... the Testors one coat lacquer is pretty awesome and with a little clear produces amazing results.

I agree 100% I was using mixed automotive paints, but love the results of the one coat.

I use DuPont Acrilic clear on it.

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Well whatever it is, it looks right at home on a Nova. I hated Testors enamel spray cans, but you're right the new one coat stuff is pretty awesome and looks great right out of the can with some clear on top.

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Really dig the sleeper look 'cept the gel coat hood gives some away. Make sure the rims are screwed the beads if the tires. I have a white one going together and yours looks tones better than mine. Michael

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Like others have said, I don't think it's ugly at all. I think it's a pretty interesting looking model. Thanks for sharing.

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Great build! Is the chrome side trim above the body line a kit decal?

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Great build! Is the chrome side trim above the body line a kit decal?

Yeah it is the decal that came with the model. I wanted to use the black one but it cracked in multiple spots so I was forced to go with the white.

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