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August Issue Comments
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, July 15, 2004 7:30 AM
I was very impressed with the entire issue. From cover to cover, this was a good one. The GTO build up article by Matthew Usher was a real treat. Kudos to Mr. Usher on a fantastic paint job on that Goat! The accompanying photos showed the Alcad II painting process and PE detail application quite well. I have no experience with the Alcad system, but am endlessly disappointed with kit chrome, especially bumpers with heavy mold lines. Another aspect of the hobby I'm a novice at is photo-etched detailing. Mr. Usher's article gave me new insight into both of these areas.

Tim Boyds article on the history of GTO kits was also a great read (no surprise there). I was particularly drawn to the photo of Tim's Verdero Green GTO. I know that publishing can alter the look of the true color, but the Vedero Green on that model looks remarkably close to the Sequoia Green 1:1 1972 Olds 442 I used to own. Can anyone verify whether or not it is the same color with a different name? I have a Modelhaus resin version of my Olds and would like to match the paint as closely as possible with a spray can. Tamiya's Olive Drab looks to be the closest I've found so far, but it's a flat paint not available in gloss.

Great job, Scale Auto. Another great issue. Looking forward to some of the upcoming kit reviews AND photos of the Trumpeter Nova convertible.

Jim

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Posted by jhaught on Thursday, July 15, 2004 8:04 AM
Thamks, Jim. We have the convertible Nova out for build/review right now, and will have a cover story/full build on a slightly tweaked version of the hardtop a bit later.

Jim Haught

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Posted by Matthew Usher on Thursday, July 15, 2004 4:10 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by jaabat

I was very impressed with the entire issue. From cover to cover, this was a good one. The GTO build up article by Matthew Usher was a real treat. Kudos to Mr. Usher on a fantastic paint job on that Goat! The accompanying photos showed the Alcad II painting process and PE detail application quite well. I have no experience with the Alcad system, but am endlessly disappointed with kit chrome, especially bumpers with heavy mold lines. Another aspect of the hobby I'm a novice at is photo-etched detailing. Mr. Usher's article gave me new insight into both of these areas.


Jim,

Thanks so much for your comments on my GTO. I'm really glad you enjoyed it!

Matt Usher
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Posted by midnightprowler on Thursday, July 15, 2004 5:01 PM
I also very much enjoyed the August issue, nice GTO Matthew, and great job to all the staff at SA. Seems you are headed in the right direction, and back to SA's roots!
Lee

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Posted by jhaught on Friday, July 16, 2004 8:46 AM
jaabat,

I forwarded your comments above to Tim Boyd, who responded with these remarks about the green paint:

My Verdero Green Pontiac was created by using Pactra Military Flats Army Drab Green, with an overcoat of Pactra Gold Pearlustre.  The Pactra color was last available in the 1980's; the Pearlustre was only available for a couple of years in the early 1960's (yes, some of the Pearlustre spray cans I have still work today! )  The color reproduction in the SA is pretty accurate to the real color. 

I checked my color code library; neither of the Dupont reference codes for the two formulas of Verdero Green (1967-68 and 1969-70) match any of the 1972 Buick color codes.  However, the color is visually very close to 1972 GM code 57 Buick Hunter Green (also called Chevrolet Sequoia Green).   Dave Dodge at MCW Automotive Finishes can whip you up 2 oz. of this color for $10 plus shipping and have it to you in a week or so -   Regards....TIM

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, July 16, 2004 9:39 AM
Guys,

Your research is turning out to be quite interesting. As I mentioned before, I had a 1972 Olds 442 convertible that I had painted Sequoia Green during a restoration. When it was time to pick the color, no Olds green remotely close to that color showed up in any of the chip books, but surprisingly, it did show up under Buick! Yet I knew the color was used by Olds because my friend had a factory stock, unrestored 442 with the exact same color (I was trying to match his). But wait, it get's better. I recently came across my former car at the Volo Auto Museum's web site for sale. It was listed as Sequoia Green. I went to the Auto Color library web site and there, under 1972 Olds colors is Sequoia Green (2439)! It turns out that 1972 Chevy's were painted with the same color (same name and code as well), and as Tim mentioned, Buick's green was known as Hunter Green but it also carries the 2439 paint code as the others according to the Auto Color Library web site. Very interesting. See links below if interested.

http://autocolorlibrary.com/cgi-bin/search/searchpic.pl?1972-oldsmobile-pg01.jpg

http://autocolorlibrary.com/cgi-bin/search/searchpic.pl?1972-chevrolet-pg01.jpg

http://autocolorlibrary.com/cgi-bin/search/searchpic.pl?1972-buick-pg01.jpg

Tim's mixture for Vedero Green did include Military Olive Drab. The same color (Tamiya) I have found to be a relatively close match to Sequoia Green. Again, I find that quite interesting.

Many thanks to you Jim, and to Tim Boyd for taking the time to research the color codes and for the MCW reference. I do appreciate it.

Jim
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, July 18, 2004 12:31 AM
Yes I too, rather enjoyed the article on Lacquer painting and the one on the Pontiac GTO. After reading these two articles I may just try lacquer painting and the GTO is just one great car that always stays it's age. The 69' Green Verdero GTO was a piece of work, I am impressed. I also was highly impressed by the previous issue especially with the article on how to make brake rotors from styrene, I am from now on, and this current issue's making seatbelts from styrene. This will also be done from now on as well. Artists can paint and draw and sculpt but our art is that of modelling building the vehicles we would like to own.
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, July 18, 2004 2:23 AM
Jaabat, Is this the color you meant?
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, July 21, 2004 6:14 AM
That looks like the color, Steve. That entire car looks exactly like mine! Where did you see that car?

Jim
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, July 22, 2004 2:51 PM
I also loved the issue. Since I am a beginner, I really appreciate the info on wiring engines, and the other "taken-for-granted" techniques. Thank you for a great magazine, you guys!!!

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