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Revell 1970 Plymouth Superbird: WIP


David G.

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Hello Everybody!

This one will be done soon, I'm in the final stages of of the build.

In this build session I applied the minor decals. These side marker light decals are designed to replicate the colored lens as well as the metal bezel that surrounds it. The only problem is that this makes the decals a little over sized when it comes to getting them to settle into the indented relief of the lens. Multiple applications of Micro Sol eventually got them where they needed to be. 

I do like the way they look versus just painting the lenses red and amber.

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The "Roadrunner" badge came from the kit decals and the other two, a cartoon Roadrunner and dealership badge are from @Superbird McMonte by way of the Model Cars Magazine discussion board, (Thank You! :) ). Revell also provided decals for the locks on the trunk and doors but I decided that dotting them with a silver Sharpie would be the easier way to go. The "Plymouth" script on the back was also colored with a silver Sharpie instead of using the kit-supplied decals.

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I think I'll do one more post in the WIP section then wrap it up.

As always, thanks for taking the time to look and please feel free to post a comment if the muse so moves you.

David G.

 

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19 hours ago, atomicholiday said:

Looks awesome David.  Very tidy workmanship.👍

Thank you for your kind comment Jeremy.

18 hours ago, espo said:

Like the stance and the body paint and finish. 

Thank you David.

I' rather pleased with the way this one is turning out.

It does have a nice rake, doesn't it?

David G.

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Hello Everybody!

This will be the final photo post for this build. The next set will be posted in the "Under Glass" section.

The two giant "Plymouth" decals are where they belong. As garish and gaudy as they are, they don't seem to me to be the least bit out of place. Let's face it, the whole idea of this car is to be a bit of an over-the-top attention grabber. And in that it certainly succeeds.

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These are the last two bits that I needed to do to finish this build. Now I'll complete the final assembly, clean it up and get the final photos shot and processed.

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Thanks to all of you who followed along and encouraged me with your comments. I do so enjoy your feedback and support.

David G.

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This is coming along VERY nicely and I apologize for being out of pocket. What a spectacular thread to follow along with. It's interesting about the two part decals for the Roadrunner on the wing and I can't get enough of that paint job. WOW!!! 

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23 hours ago, mustang1989 said:

This is coming along VERY nicely and I apologize for being out of pocket. What a spectacular thread to follow along with. It's interesting about the two part decals for the Roadrunner on the wing and I can't get enough of that paint job. WOW!!! 

Thank you Joe. It's done now, For the sake of convenience, I've provided a link above.

David G.

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On 11/21/2023 at 6:31 AM, David G. said:

The "Roadrunner" badge came from the kit decals and the other two, a cartoon Roadrunner and dealership badge are from @Superbird McMonte by way of the Model Cars Magazine discussion board, (Thank You! :) ). Revell also provided decals for the locks on the trunk and doors but I decided that dotting them with a silver Sharpie would be the easier way to go. The "Plymouth" script on the back was also colored with a silver Sharpie instead of using the kit-supplied decals.

 

You’re very welcome! Happy to see them put to use!😁👍

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