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MPC '69 GTO
Posted by Can-Con-1 on Saturday, February 28, 2015 4:36 PM
Been working on this one for the last couple months.

MPC '69 GTO funnycar body, resin interior from Missing Link and an AMT Chevelle chassis modified to have poseable front wheels. Engine and radiator shroud is from Monogram 1/24 '69 GTO. The rims are from the Monogram '91 [ish?] Corvette ZR1 turned backwards with the centers dremelled out and the Monogram GTO wheels used for new centers.

Paint is Ford royal blue auto paint with Tamiya acrylic clear coat. Same paint inside but cleared with semigloss.

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Posted by Can-Con-1 on Saturday, February 28, 2015 4:38 PM
Some more.
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Posted by Can-Con-1 on Saturday, February 28, 2015 4:40 PM
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Posted by Retro Joe on Saturday, February 28, 2015 5:14 PM
Wow, that's beautiful!
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  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Saturday, February 28, 2015 6:02 PM

it is beautiful, i like the lowered stance.  I was confused by the 79 GTO title. (it IS worth proof reading before hitting 'submit'.)

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Posted by Can-Con-1 on Saturday, February 28, 2015 6:05 PM

Quite right, Thanks, I fixed it. I was too busy entering the pics. LOL

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  • From: Upstate New York
Posted by spencer1984 on Saturday, February 28, 2015 7:23 PM

Awesome work on this, the wheels are a great touch!

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Posted by Patcardz on Saturday, February 28, 2015 9:36 PM

Oh man that is sweet! The stance, wheels, color man you nailed it, well done!!

Building again!

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  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Saturday, February 28, 2015 10:10 PM

Beautiful build with great photos, too! Very nicely done!

chucky

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  • From: Caputh, Germany
Posted by modelmarc on Sunday, March 01, 2015 5:45 AM

Fantastic build, and the rims are just awesome - a really good idea I will have to try too!

Marc

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  • From: Reedsville, Wisconsin
Posted by Nathan on Sunday, March 01, 2015 11:40 AM

That's gorgeous!!! The Blue really sets off the beautiful muscular shape of the '68-9 GTO body.

However one small nitpick from a real '70 Judge owner, the ram air pan for the air cleaner is on backwards. also the holes in the "foam" seal should have a teardrop shape not perfectly round.

Nate

 My Fotki Album Still under construction

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Posted by Can-Con-1 on Sunday, March 01, 2015 12:50 PM

Good to know Nate. I'll keep that in mind if I ever do another one. The instructions for this kit were rather vague, almost of no help at all.

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  • From: arlington, tx.
Posted by rusty32rod on Monday, March 02, 2015 9:24 AM

   Great looking goat! I like the tinted windshield detail. nice touch.

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  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Monday, March 02, 2015 7:54 PM

Ditto! Just a small correction of the glass terminology, rusty32rod. In the industry, the dark graduated band across the windshield is actually referred to as a "shaded" windshield. A tinted windshield would be uniformly tinted like side and back glass. Windshields are available in clear, tinted or shaded. I don't believe that a clear windshield was available with "shade". As an aside, "back in the day" you could order your car with clear glass and still get a tinted or shaded windshield as the options were listed separately. Air-conditioned cars  generally came with tinted glass all around and the shaded windshield was still an option. (Then again, radios, heaters, right side mirrors and backup lamps were also options.) I do love seeing these extra details modeled and it's not so easy to get a nice result like this fine GTO.

chucky

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Posted by Joseph Osborn on Saturday, March 07, 2015 10:50 AM

Nice work; I love the gorgeous blue paint.

However, you put the rear spoiler onto the truck lid backwards.  The pointy ends on the turn-downs should be forward.

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  • From: Melbourne, Fl.
Posted by rickr442 on Saturday, March 07, 2015 5:34 PM

Maybe the best build of that kit I've ever seen!

www.fueledbythefallen.com

'Peggy, call the insurance agent... The cars got some bullet holes!'..... Joe Mannix

Yeah, but half an inch to the right, he woulda missed me altogether!'.....Jim Rockford

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Posted by Samiches on Sunday, March 08, 2015 11:41 AM

Nice work taking that curbside and combining with the revell kit!

last build: 1972 Pontiac GTO with opening doors. http://cs.scaleautomag.com/sca/modeling_subjects/f/29/t/126630.aspx

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Posted by Big Niel on Sunday, March 08, 2015 4:57 PM
Great color
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Posted by Can-Con-1 on Monday, March 09, 2015 8:29 PM

It's not a stock spoiler. There was no stock spoiler in the kit. It's made from the 3 piece thingie that's been included in MPC's '70 and '72 GTOs

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Posted by Can-Con-1 on Monday, March 09, 2015 8:35 PM

Actually, the only Revell [Monogram] parts in this car is the engine, radiator wall area and wheel centers. The interior is resin from Missing Link and the chassis is from an AMT Chevelle.

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Posted by Can-Con-1 on Monday, March 09, 2015 8:38 PM

I think I may have posted this car in the wrong section. Seems a lot of people are pointing out things wrong on it that would be incorrect if it was a replica stock build. , I'm now thinking I should have put it over in the hotrod section as it's not and was never meant to be stock.

But thanks for all the positive comments, I appreciate them.

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  • From: FRANCE
Posted by ford fan on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 4:30 PM

You can be proud of this model ! Either stock or street, it is perfect, I love it !

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Posted by tune_cia on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 5:27 PM

Ford Fan said it right. It's a muscle car. This section isn't box stock or factory spec only, it's for muscle in general. And to me that GTO has the "24 inch Python's, Brother". Simply beautiful.

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Posted by Oldcarfan27 on Monday, January 29, 2018 3:03 PM

That's the FUNNY CAR body? That body looks perfect. Round 2 should take a cue from your build and reissue the body and parts form the "Super Judge" kit, along with the stock chassis and interior from the 72 GTO kit and issue a stock 69 GTO kit. Just like AMT had done with the 70 Super Bee kit many years ago, Original Body Tool shared with newer chassis parts.

I dont care if the upholstery pattern isn't exact - at least we'd have a 1/25 69 GTO again!

And we'd get a new kit on the shelves and they wouldn't have to say the tooling costs were prohibitive! Let's write in to Round 2 asking for this!!

"I keep trying to complete my junkyard diorama, but everytime I add more clunkers, I get the nagging urge to pull them out and restore them!!!

Romans 3:23-25

John 14:6-7

 

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Posted by Oldcarfan27 on Monday, January 29, 2018 3:28 PM

Can-Con-1

I think I may have posted this car in the wrong section. Seems a lot of people are pointing out things wrong on it that would be incorrect if it was a replica stock build. , I'm now thinking I should have put it over in the hotrod section as it's not and was never meant to be stock.

But thanks for all the positive comments, I appreciate them.

 

Can-Con-1

I think I may have posted this car in the wrong section. Seems a lot of people are pointing out things wrong on it that would be incorrect if it was a replica stock build. , I'm now thinking I should have put it over in the hotrod section as it's not and was never meant to be stock.

But thanks for all the positive comments, I appreciate them.

 

CanCon - Don't let the "nit-picker" comments get you down, certain GTO guys are just like certain Mopar guys who are just like certain Mustang guys who are just like the worst "Pickers", certain snobbish Corvette guys. They're the ones who go around car shows telling every other owner whats wrong with their car instead of bringing their own car for the rest of us to pick on. Which they won't do because they don't like people being so critical.

I actually think I've seen GTO's painted a dark blue like yours, but I don't know the name of the color. Sure looks gorgeous with those Judge Stripes though. You've applied the paint well - very smooth. You should be proud.

By the way you didn't put the PMD letters in the center caps all facing the same direction, and the font type on the odometer is the wrong size and your tread depth doesn't match the mileage on your odometer. I guess the whole build is no good because of that. Oh well, better luck next time. Just make sure you use the correct length spark plug wires on the next one.

My car? Oh I don't have any GTO's I'm just an expert!

Great job anyway.

"I keep trying to complete my junkyard diorama, but everytime I add more clunkers, I get the nagging urge to pull them out and restore them!!!

Romans 3:23-25

John 14:6-7

 

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  • From: Melbourne, Fl.
Posted by rickr442 on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 2:23 AM

That is some magnificent work!
Funny thing, I'm publishing a novel soon and your build is spot-on with the main characters 'hero car', except for the spoiler and the stripe...

 

www.fueledbythefallen.com

'Peggy, call the insurance agent... The cars got some bullet holes!'..... Joe Mannix

Yeah, but half an inch to the right, he woulda missed me altogether!'.....Jim Rockford

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Posted by Big Gary on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 3:30 AM

In airplane modeling there are what are called "rivet counters", those who are super picky about every detail, even if it couldn't be seen on the real plane from 10 ft. away. 

I guess car modeling has them too.

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