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61 Bonneville Convertible

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I rebuilt this from a real bad glue bomb. I had a lot of fun rebuilding this car. The bumpers and grill are Alclad.

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Thanks fer lookin and comments welcome. :) Dan

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Looks pretty good, I like that color.

If it was me, I'd paint the sun visors black to match the rest of the interior, and foil those emblems on the rear fenders.

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Very nice Poncho. Agree with Harry on the sunvisors. Black they should be (in my bad Yoda voice)...

And if this was a glue bomb, you did an awesome job on restoring this old classic.

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Very nice looking model. Great choice of paint and it looks nice and smooth.

I love '61 Pontiacs - the grill and clean, straight lines - so nice.

Great job.

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Said it before, and I'll say it again, nice save, especially considering what you started with.

Charlie Larkin

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Very nice looking model. Very nice save.and work..

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Thanks guys for the kind comments. I painted the sun visors white to go along with the white on the seats, but I do see what ya mean. Harry, the detail is so worn off on the car that I didn't think that the detail would show up on the moldings. They are Gold in color on the real car and I'll see what I can do on them. The Bonneville scrips on the front fenders and on the trunk is so worn off that I know that I can't foil them, so I just left them alone. But what can you expect from a real bad glue bomb? At least the grill and bumpers were in tact and I was able to Alclad them. I had a lot of fun with this rebuild. :) Dan

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Excellent save ! It's really sharp looking and I love the color !

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Great save of an old classic kit! As a member of the glue bomb generation (the ones who built those models so poorly when we were kids in the 1960's) I thank you! :)

Sam

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Thanks guys, and yeah, I'm one of those experts from the early 60's also. The color is Brilliant Gold Pearl, from Micheal's, mixed in clear and sprayed over White. I use Pearl-X pearls on the builds that I spray pearls on. :) Dan

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sweet land yacht

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That is beautiful.

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Very nice build.

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I love to see scale recycling projects like this. Your Bonnie looks real nice.

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Thanks guys. It was a fun project for me. I have more to restore. :) Dan

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This resto came out beautiful! I love restoring old built ups as well.

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excellent job!!

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pretty nice!

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Thanks fellas. I appreciate your kind words. :) Dan

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Great old Pontiac! Nice color, great save!

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Another great save Dan!!! B)

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