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1/25 Revell 1970 Hemi Cuda -finished

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    September 2019
1/25 Revell 1970 Hemi Cuda -finished
Posted by homeroV8 on Saturday, September 7, 2019 3:56 PM

This build is approaching his finish. Minor inaccuracies apart, excellent model kit, perfect fitment everywhere, even the stance on dry fit will look correct. Tires are the excellent AMT Goodyear polyglass and the much better  tail lights are from missing link. I used to replicate vinyltops using the “spray from a distance method”, but decided to try this 3M adhesive tape which to me has almost perfect in scale vinyl top look. As I’m in the learning curve, my future vinyl top cars will have  much better finish for sure.

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    November 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, September 7, 2019 6:15 PM
Looking great so far.

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    April 2009
  • From: Montreal, Canada
Posted by charger74 on Saturday, September 7, 2019 10:59 PM

Your cuda is going to look very good

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Posted by homeroV8 on Sunday, September 8, 2019 9:02 AM

Thanks!

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    March 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Sunday, September 8, 2019 9:10 AM

Paint and vinyl top look great! The tape method is the one I use as well and it works very well. Just curious if you used plastic rod at the bottom of the vinyl top before you foiled it. Can't tell from the picture. I am also curious about the taillights. Do you mean that they are pre-painted or what is the difference. Thanks! CoolThumbs Up

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Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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    September 2019
Posted by homeroV8 on Sunday, September 8, 2019 12:51 PM

Thanks. I used evergreen styrene strips, for chrome trim also. As suggested in an SAE article  by Mr Cruz, next time before applying the tape I’ll spray some coats of clear coat between the strips to better simulate the overlapping of middle area vinyl over the lateral areas.

The Missing Link red tail lights comes in red translucent plastic instead of the stock chromed pieces and when carefully painted results in a  more realistic finish.

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    September 2019
Posted by homeroV8 on Monday, November 11, 2019 5:20 AM

Well, almost finished, just waiting for the engine call-out hemi cuda scripts for shaker hood and minor details (hood pins wires, antenna, etc)

  • Member since
    March 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Monday, November 11, 2019 7:50 AM

Looks perfect, Homero! One of my favorite kits. Congrats on your excellent build! Cool Thumbs Up Bow

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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