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While frustrated with some other builds, I changed gears and started work on the AMT '70 Galaxie police car. But I wanted to make it more like one we had back in the day. So, I found a green close to my memory of the Ford, made a vinyl top out of tape, and found some stock looking hubcaps from the parts box. BMF ended up a bit thick and too shiny, but you get the idea. I kept the interceptor engine, though, just for kicks.

Enjoy!

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Looks pretty good. What brand of foil are you using for the trim?

David G.

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You need to use a sharp, new blade when you trim the foil. Looks like you're using a dull blade and tearing the foil. The weight of the knife alone (with maybe some very light pressure) should be enough to cut through the foil if the blade is sharp. If you're not getting clean, smooth cuts, that's a sure sign your blade isn't sharp enough.

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Love the top, I will have to try that. good job

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The foil is BMF and I really did not like the way it turned out. Too heavy and yes, torn places at times. But I keep working and practicing!

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Nice, in spite of the choppy foil. Like Harry said, a sharp blade is key.

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Did you use the Ultra Bright or the regular chrome BMF? I tried the ultra and found it tears easily. I always use the regular chrome and polish it out. Otherwise a great looking build. :)

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Thanks, guys. The BMF was Chrome, but it was some I've had for a long time. It tore easily, even with a sharp blade

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