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Well started working on my AMT kit today! I hate AMT quality but I guess I can deal with it. Haven't figured out what color or whether I'm going to leave the top on or not but got plenty of work in the meantime (2 hours just to get driver side door seam right). Mightg not be able to tell in this pic but there is actually a seam between door and body on driver side now.
 

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nice..looks like its a good mold but models sometimes suck..hope this one goes well
 

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The outside part is not bad. The body doesn't have any warps like some AMT kits are notorious for and so far all the body parts test fit good. The underside detail isn't that bad either. Engine/trans detail however is not that hot at all. I might put an LS1/T56 out of an Fbody kit in it just so it looks more realistic (it looks like an old sbc with a muncie attached to it)and just place the New bits on the upper half. Heh I need to get a better camera to take pics with :(
 

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Got some progress done. Both doors and trunks have realistic seams (looks like actual separate parts instead of a vague line dividing them). The rear panel didn't have a trunk line at all so I made one there as well. The Ram Air opening was not a real opening but rather an indentation so I opened it up as well. And I decided I'm going to go ahead and make a vert out of it so I loped off the top and blended all the edges to match the pics. Now the tricky parts. Got to fabricate the body panel between trunk and top boot and make a boot as well. will report back later.
 

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What tools do you use? Just the Xacto?
 

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Dremel Xacto sandpaper. Used knife for the small stuff (seams and ram air) and dremel for top then sanded it down to right shape.
 

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Halfway done. Body is fully prepped and painted,(black) Chassis completed, interior over halfway done. Rims are painted gunmetal spokes rest is left chrome. Paint is almost flawless (one of the best I've done so far) and will be fully cured by tomorrow. I'm going to probably pull the stripes from a SS chevelle (white) along with some SS badges. I'm going to make some red SS lettering to place on headrests and thinking of red bowties on the rear headrests. Already sanded rear bowtie off so I can cut one (SS emblem) out of an old grille I have for the rear deck emblem. It's getting there!
 

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Pretty much done! Just got to wait till boot dries to mount, and find some more decals (all those in my stash are black and wont show up and can't find red ones that I had:BangHead: ). I'm pleased needless to say. Paint looks wet, and some interior parts don't match exactly but I have a rendition of the exact car I want to get. I also forgot to mention earlier the car is lowered to eliminate all fender gap. Next to get a HT!
 

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Awesome, that looks great! :cool:

Dang, now I wanna go back to my idea of getting a dozen of those and painting them all differently :lol:

I'm with you on that, I guess I should head off to the model shop...lets see black, red, silver, orange...
 

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Ya I think I'm going to pick up a couple more. Only I don't think I'm going to make any more convertibles that was a PITA. I think I'm going to try blue next. Also lowering the rear isn't easy the front was a snap just swap spindles. Surprisingly though fitment was alot better than most AMT kits I've had.
 

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sweeet car :D and custom too
 
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