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Revell 1969 Nova COPO -- Finished 5/20/17

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KWT
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Revell 1969 Nova COPO -- Finished 5/20/17
Posted by KWT on Monday, April 10, 2017 9:30 PM

Like most of us here, I have several build in various stages... some just started and a few that are almost done. I had decided to just post as I finished... But I find myself wanting to post atleast one wip this year...

I'm building my first 69 Nova... for this build, I decided on the COPO kit. It'll be basically box stock.. may wire it, but I really don't know yet. Not a lot to post as of yet. I smoothed out some mold lines and a couple rough spots. Primed it with Testors/Model Master White Primer and sprayed it with Testors/Model Master Citrus Yellow and the ultra gloss clear. Here's where she's at thus far...

More to come... as always, thanks for looking!

Time well wasted, is not time wasted - John Lennon

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Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 8:31 AM

The Nova is looking good!  Nice job on the painting.  I find that by displaying a WIP, I show what I can do (good or bad), how I go about correcting the kit or my errors, and learning new processes for building.

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KWT
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Posted by KWT on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 5:09 PM

Coming from you, sir, that is a compliment.. Thanks! I'm pleased with how the paint came out. Just hoping the rest of the build goes as smooth.

I agree with that statement... what I can do, generally isn't so amazing though lol.

Time well wasted, is not time wasted - John Lennon

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Posted by Classic Plastic on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 6:31 PM

Love the color choice! My first car was a 350 1971 & my dad later bought a 307 69. Very interested in your build. Need some inspiration on my Nova kits. Good luck to you! Thanks for sharing ...!

Kevin
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Posted by midnightprowler on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 6:41 PM

Looking great. Awesome color.

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KWT
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Posted by KWT on Thursday, April 13, 2017 8:49 PM

Thanks guys, I do appreciate it. I've got the other pieces painted. Letting them dry as we speak.. 

Trying to decide on details.. considering a no frills/plain jane type build. Painted the interior basic flat black. Think I'm going to use the bench front seat on this one. Still haven't decided on if I'm gonna wire it up or not... Decisions, decisions...

More to come...

Time well wasted, is not time wasted - John Lennon

KWT
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Posted by KWT on Friday, April 14, 2017 8:55 AM

Started the engine this moring..

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Posted by smhardesty on Friday, April 14, 2017 12:27 PM

I just now subscribed to this thread and also added it to my Favorites. Really glad you chose that color. A guy I knew back in the day had that exact color Nova. Now I know where to get the paint for when I do a Nova build.

I have to ask. What made you choose the COPO kit? I haven’t bought a Nova kit yet and I’m wondering if there were specific reasons for your choice. And thanks for posting. I’ll be watching your progress.

 

Steve

On the bench - Right now, a mess.

KWT
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Posted by KWT on Friday, April 14, 2017 1:35 PM

smhardesty

 I just now subscribed to this thread and also added it to my Favorites. Really glad you chose that color. A guy I knew back in the day had that exact color Nova. Now I know where to get the paint for when I do a Nova build.

I have to ask. What made you choose the COPO kit? I haven’t bought a Nova kit yet and I’m wondering if there were specific reasons for your choice. And thanks for posting. I’ll be watching your progress.

WOW.. thanks for subscribing!

To answer your question.. I have the COPO kit, and also the SS kit... the reasoning behind me picking the COPO for this build is because of the 427 engine. Yet all the frills like the cowl hood, the hood accents, custom wheels and such are not in the kit. Gives it a grocery-go-getter look, yet with a assphalt kicking bbc under the hood. I've never been one for my cars to reach out and grab you with their looks... I just like to smack em as I'm flying by...lol.

Time well wasted, is not time wasted - John Lennon

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Posted by smhardesty on Saturday, April 15, 2017 12:44 PM

OK. Point well taken. I hadn’t thought about it, but my buddie’s Nova was a plain Jane except for a set of aftermarket wheels & tires, and the very well built 350 he had in it. I might consider using the COPO with an engine swap to the 350. Well thought out, KWT. I’ll be watching your progress/

Steve

On the bench - Right now, a mess.

KWT
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Posted by KWT on Saturday, April 15, 2017 2:33 PM

Thanks... FWIW, I think the SS kit has a 350 in it.. not sure though... but I do know, it doesn't have the flat hood.. or the one I have doesn't.. Not sure about what all is included in the yenko kit.. I don't have that one yet.

Time well wasted, is not time wasted - John Lennon

KWT
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Posted by KWT on Sunday, April 16, 2017 10:02 AM

Been a busy weekend... LOTS of yard work and hanging out with the family. My son wanted to drive around yesterday... he's still got a permit... so we loaded into his soon to be 97 Lumina, affectionately named "Spot". Spot's missing quite a bit of paint... hit the backroads, and him and myself cruised around for about 3 hours... good times...

Right before bed last night, I decided to go a head and wire up the engine.. just my second wiring job, ever. I'm not gonna worry about plumbing this one. Since I've never done it, I'm gonna practice that on a rebuild of an old kit from the junk box...

As always, thanks for looking...

Time well wasted, is not time wasted - John Lennon

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Posted by Bainford on Sunday, April 16, 2017 3:52 PM

Looking good. The plug wires really help bring it alive. Nice work.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

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Posted by smhardesty on Monday, April 17, 2017 12:32 PM

KWT

Thanks... FWIW, I think the SS kit has a 350 in it.. not sure though... but I do know, it doesn't have the flat hood.. or the one I have doesn't.. Not sure about what all is included in the yenko kit.. I don't have that one yet.

Just now read your message. Busy weekend. I’m pretty sure I have a couple kits that have a 350 in them. Not exactly sure how many, but I can probably find a kit to do an engine swap with. I’ll look into the Yenko. I’m not sure what it has either.

Steve

On the bench - Right now, a mess.

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Posted by smhardesty on Monday, April 17, 2017 12:38 PM

KWT

My son wanted to drive around yesterday... he's still got a permit... so we loaded into his soon to be 97 Lumina, affectionately named "Spot". Spot's missing quite a bit of paint... hit the backroads, and him and myself cruised around for about 3 hours... good times...

 

Wow! That’s just too funny. Although it was a few years ago, we gave my son a ‘97 Lumina when he turned 15. That would have been 2002, I believe. And yeah, he came along fairly late in our lives. I think I enjoyed him more since I was a little older.

Steve

On the bench - Right now, a mess.

KWT
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Posted by KWT on Monday, April 17, 2017 5:20 PM

smhardesty
 
KWT

My son wanted to drive around yesterday... he's still got a permit... so we loaded into his soon to be 97 Lumina, affectionately named "Spot". Spot's missing quite a bit of paint... hit the backroads, and him and myself cruised around for about 3 hours... good times...

 

 

 

Wow! That’s just too funny. Although it was a few years ago, we gave my son a ‘97 Lumina when he turned 15. That would have been 2002, I believe. And yeah, he came along fairly late in our lives. I think I enjoyed him more since I was a little older.

 

That's cool... I got this one off my mom. She bought it new... and it looks rough, but it's only got like 65k on it. My sister drove it thru highschool... she came late in life. She's only 2yrs older than my son. Those 2 have kept my parents going strong. They just turn my hair gray...

Time well wasted, is not time wasted - John Lennon

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Posted by smhardesty on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 4:44 AM

KWT

 They just turn my hair gray...

I understand that, for sure.

Steve

On the bench - Right now, a mess.

KWT
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Posted by KWT on Sunday, April 23, 2017 8:31 AM

I was actually off work this weekend… the combination of this, and the fact that it’s been raining since Thursday, I actually got some bench time in over the last couple days… WOOT WOOT… Not really anything to spectacular to add to this, but I have got the chassis and interior put together.  Considering how little I’ve done to it in the last week, I’m pretty tickled.

As always, thanks for looking...

Time well wasted, is not time wasted - John Lennon

KWT
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Posted by KWT on Saturday, May 06, 2017 8:26 AM

Today is my first day off since the last update of this build... so as you can imagine, there's not a lot that has been done. Only a couple small details here and there, before bed, a couple time in the last 2 weeks.

This morning, I decided to do a quick mock up to see if everything is still lining up right... and to get the blood pumping for the finished product...

Yeah, that's what I needed... time to get back to work.

As always, thanks for looking...

Time well wasted, is not time wasted - John Lennon

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Posted by Daddy_O on Saturday, May 06, 2017 10:14 AM
Sweet build!
KWT
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Posted by KWT on Saturday, May 06, 2017 11:17 AM

Thanks, Daddy_O... I appreciate it.

Time well wasted, is not time wasted - John Lennon

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Posted by Moparlover64 on Saturday, May 06, 2017 2:25 PM

As Chico and the man said "looookinggg goooood"

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Posted by bugs-one on Saturday, May 06, 2017 8:28 PM
Nova's coming along real nice.
KWT
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Posted by KWT on Sunday, May 07, 2017 10:35 AM

Thanks, Moparlover and Bugs-one... I appreciate it

Time well wasted, is not time wasted - John Lennon

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Posted by crown r n 7 on Sunday, May 07, 2017 7:33 PM

Looks very good l need to get me one

Niko

KWT
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Posted by KWT on Thursday, May 11, 2017 9:40 PM

Had a couple spare minutes to work on the Nova tonight. Have a few final details to add before I can call this one done... mirror, handles, couple decals here and there... Went to cut the drivers side door hande off, when.... $@%&#... It goes flying across the room... or possibly into the next town, seeing that didn't hear it hit anything anywhere...

So, I had to improvise. I cut the shifter knob off a spare from the box and glued it to a piece of chrome sprue. It's not pretty, but it'll have to do.

Oh well... wouldn't be one of mine, if something wasn't quite the way I wanted it.

Anyway.. as always, thanks for looking!

Time well wasted, is not time wasted - John Lennon

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Posted by Onekabu on Monday, May 15, 2017 2:56 PM

Nice build. Love this green

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Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, May 15, 2017 3:59 PM

Man I hate it when that happens!!! Sounds like you've got it covered though. Yes

Being really stupid is the new smart!! 

    Joe

KWT
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Posted by KWT on Saturday, May 20, 2017 2:52 PM

Got this one finished up today...

Time well wasted, is not time wasted - John Lennon

KWT
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Posted by KWT on Saturday, May 20, 2017 2:54 PM

More pics...

 

Time well wasted, is not time wasted - John Lennon

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