Jump to content
Model Cars Magazine Forum

1966 Chevrolet Impala SS 396

Recommended Posts

Beautiful build!  I have always thought the Red tailights on this kit seemed a little "off" if compared to the 1:1.  My eye tells me that the tailights are a little too tall vertically, but I can't confirm if that's what my eye is seeing or not.  My compliments on your execution of these tailights; it appears as though you've added some vertical, chromed-strips to break each tailight down to three, long, horizontal lense sections.  

Can you comment on how you enhanced those tailights for me?  Thanks!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks again, guys!

@#70 Grande (Mark): I attached a stripe of BMF to the section if the Body, where I had to glue on the taillights, since real lights and taillights have chromes reflectors. I gave to red clear plastic parts a touch up with "Chrom silver" (Testors) and a halfway dry brush wo emphasize to small Chrome bezels around the tailligths, including the vertical lights which separate the three Chambers.




Link to post
Share on other sites

A high school friend bought one just like this brand new, he immediately blew the engine.  The local dealer replaced it, within a few weeks he blew it again.  The dealer replaced it, but with a warning.  You guessed it, it didn't take long before he blew it again.  This time he replaced it with a 427 at his expense.  In a few weeks he wrapped it around a tree, some cuts, bruises, and a broken arm but a lesson learned. 

Now back to your build.  To me the 65/66 Impala/Chevelle SS's in Marina Blue were some of the prettiest cars from GM.  Your rendition is just as beautiful.  Great job.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 6 months later...

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...