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1/24 Monogram 1987 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe


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Friends, I present to you my latest work.

Interior paints: Tamiya + Pacific88 acrylics.

Undercarriage: Acrylics + LP Tamiya.

Body: Acrylic Akan.

Varnish: 2k zero colors.

As for the varnish, I want to note that it is not always necessary to blindly instructions for packaging, because the last times I did not like how the varnish is applied and polished. When I used to take 2k varnish for bottling (single portion), I diluted it liquid-liquid and everything was ok. So I did this time too. I spread zero 2 times more than the instructions advise.

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i loved those thunderbirds as a kid. i actually had 4 through the years - 84, 85, 88, 95. The 84 was my first car. 

The 85 i had only a 5 years ago, i was going to restore it. i never did though and ended up junking it

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29 minutes ago, bisc63 said:

Is something under the hood holding the hood up, or is there some warpage?

I don't quite understand what you mean)

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17 minutes ago, Cuba_13 said:

I don't quite understand what you mean)

The frontal view above, it looks like the hood doesn't settle all the way down at the front.

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5 hours ago, bisc63 said:

The frontal view above, it looks like the hood doesn't settle all the way down at the front.

It just slid off as I rotated the model for photography.

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7 hours ago, Cuba_13 said:

It just slid off as I rotated the model for photography.

Glad to hear it! I have one of these kits, and was thinking I might need to watch that area for fit issues; glad it was a false alarm. Poor fitting hoods are a constant pain it seems! ( AMT '70 Monte Carlo, '71 Charger, etc.) Hope my T-bird comes out nearly so realistic, and I hope I didn't sound too critical; was mostly just curious.

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Looks great overall and nice engine compartment detailing. I always thought the '87-'88 Thunderbirds were the best looking of the Fox body era. 

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So well done! You captured so many of the details of the full scale T-Bird! Like the tail lights, trim and the wheels with the slightly mismatched center cap. Nice work!

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7 hours ago, bisc63 said:

and I hope I didn't sound too critical; was mostly just curious.

don't worry, all right😉. I am always happy to answer questions.

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Very nicely done!  I really like the detailing under the hood.  When I was a kid one of my best friend's parents bought one new in the same colors, I loved that car so much.

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Very nice work again. I like how you clear painted the turn signals in the headlights, they look great. Lots of nice detail on this, like the wheels showing how the alloy dulls differently to the centre caps. Nice.

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