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  1. Chassis is done, wheels are on and the interior is complete. I used a set of tires from the parts box that are a little smaller and wider than the skinny whitewalls in the kit. I was going to dd white letter decals but decided there's enough white already so I left them black walls. The front will sit down a little more when its glued down. In the interior, I used the extra decal from the 69 Nova and cut it down for the speedo, gas gauge and other gauge. I added foil, chrome pen and a turn signal indicator lever. Window glass is next and then on to final assembly! Thanks for looking! 😎
  2. Thanks, Guido, Gregg, David, Carl and Joe! I appreciate your comments! Joe, I am just going Factory Stockish with this one. I will probably use the wheels in the kit instead of hubcaps and try to find some white letter tires for the wheels. I built the last one of these Pro Street and I'll find it around here somewhere before I'm done. Completed engine assembly and added plug wires, fuel line and a alternator bracket so that it wouldn't be flying on its own. I didn't want to use a pre-wired distributor since if it is wired right, the only thing that is visible are the wires coming out of the distributor and going behind the engine. So I drilled out a distributor and stuffed nine pieces of wire in it and then wired it up. The doghouse leaves no room for any error and it is a very tight assembly so it takes a lot of attention to make sure everything is square. Body and hood seem to fit well and everything looks square to me so I guess its done! Next is interior detailing. Oh, I also need to find a couple of 327 badges for the valve covers. Thanks for looking! 😎
  3. Nice engine work, Joe! It looks almost real! 👍😎
  4. Thanks, Greg, and Bob! I appreciate your comments! Rubbed out the body today without rubbing out any edges and foiled the greenhouse. Foil is hard to see with all the white. Mocked up the basic interior. I'll work on the engine and chassis next. As I remember, the inner fender liners have to be lined up just right to get the body to sit on them right and get the hood lined up straight. Thanks for looking! 😎
  5. This one hit the shelves again so I bought it since I haven't built one of these in years. Most of them were painted either Regal red, Marina Blue or Black, it seems, from looking at photos online. But I wanted to be a bit different and I haven't painted one this color in quite a while so here it is in Dupli-Color Pure White. I'll rub it out tomorrow. The interior will be Turquoise using Testors Extreme Lacquer to get rid of part of a can. I'll take the sparkle out with some Dullcote. Still waiting for the oven cleaner to do its thing on the 65 Ford Galaxie. Thanks for looking! 😎
  6. Your bird is looking fabulous already, Greg! The rear bumper, hood hinges, fender flares, engine.... everything looks fantastic! 👍😎
  7. This one is not working out. I have just finished three with on problems and I try to paint the same way every time. But it seems that about 1 in 4 just don't work out. The finish is just lumpy in places and the edges are still being exposed too easily. So this one is in the oven cleaner to be continued later. 😢
  8. This is a Testors/Italeri offering from way back. I bought it sometime in the 90s on a mark-down at Larry's Hobbies that has been gone now for at least 20 years. The paint is Dupli-Color Universal Black and Flash Red along with Krylon Khaki interior and convertible top. I forgot to take photos of the engine and interior but it is built box stock with the exception of gluing the two hood sides together and eliminating the nasty attachment points on the centerline of the hood and replacing it with a half-round plastic strip. No detailing except for the foil and I see I have a piece to repair. Thanks for looking, 😎
  9. Thanks, Carl! I appreciate your comments! I started rubbing out the body and noticed that I was exposing too many edges and the overall appearance of the paint was a bit fuzzy or grayish. Maybe it was too humid when I applied the clear and it blushed. Maybe I didn't get enough paint on it either. So I needed to give it another coat of paint and clear. But first, I had to make a french fry tray hat to cover the vinyl top. You remember the french fry trays that they used to use at the A&W Root Beer stands and other car hop drive-ins. You can't find them today and neither the Sonic drive-ins or the Dairy Queens use them today. I built one but it is probably smaller than an actual french fry tray but it will serve the purpose. Today, when the humidity was below 40% ( I haven't seen that in a long time) I gave it another wet coat of paint, removed the paint from the chrome foiled letters, and then gave it two coats of clear. I also added a couple of passes of clear to the top after removing my french fry try hat for the top. Now, I thin I can work with this body to rub it out properly and get some foil on it. And now I have a hat for the next model that has a vinyl top or a different color on the top! Thanks for looking! 😎
  10. Thanks, Tom, Dan, Dan, and Carl! I appreciate your comments! Dan, there is no separate trim on this model and I noticed that the 1:1s that I have seen on the internet don't have the same level of trim that the black ones have. I am just adding the trim on the centerline on this one. This one is done! The trim level is what I have seen on all the red ones on the internet so I left the emblets on the front fenders off and only foiled the centerline on the hood. I rubbed out the hood this morning and then added a light coat of paint and clear. I also added another coat of Dullcote to the top and added the door handles and the hood ornament. Thanks for looking! 😎
  11. Thanks, All! I appreciate your comments! Weather broke and I got the hood painted and the grill shell touched up. Tomorrow, I'll rub out the hood and add the the foil on the centerline. I managed to get the headlights with horns, turn signals, wipers, front bumper and left side spare tire installed today. Only door handles, hood emblem and emblets on the sides of the fenders left. The headlights were tough and I don't now how I get those added without getting glue all over the fenders. Almost done! Thanks for looking! 😎
  12. I finished all the hardware on the rear and then I thought I better put the wheels on it or I might knock some of the hardware off trying to wait until the end. So I've installed the wheels now, knocking off the rear bumper in the process but everything is together now. I also installed the right spare tire and cover. Still waiting on the weather to finish the hood but I have plenty of pieces up front to install. Thanks for looking! 😎
  13. Thanks, Carl and Noel! I appreciate your comments! Finished the right side and the body is complete! I think I'll finish the rest of the hardware and then put the wheels on since it is going well, knock on wood. The top sits on it well with no glue. I might change the color of the top to Ivory since this color looks a bit dark. But I can do that last. Thanks for looking! 😎
  14. Thanks, Jim and Louis! I appreciate your comments! I've been working all day on this one and I think I am finally making some progress toward the final product. I really didn't pay much attention to the sprue attachment spots on the hood and thought I could live with them when I first started this kit. But after further inspection, I can't live with them. So I sanded off the edges and the raised engraved edge that I think was meant to be foiled down the center of the hood. It never got less than 60% humidity today. I added a half-round piece of plastic strip to the middle of the hood after gluing the halves together and painted it with some primer. I'll have to wait for the rest of the painting later as it started raining again this evening. I did manage to get the left door foiled, windows in, interior door panels, door handles and window cranks installed and then mounted the door. One more door to finish and I can get this one on wheels and do all the final hardware. I think it will work out that the top will snap in place and I won't have to glue it. I would keep my fingers crossed but then I wouldn't get much done! Thanks for looking! 😎
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