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1/25 Revell 1970 Hemi Cuda

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  • Member since
    September, 2019
1/25 Revell 1970 Hemi Cuda
Posted by homeroV8 on Saturday, September 07, 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 07, 2019 6:15 PM
Looking great so far.

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  • Member since
    April, 2009
  • From: Montreal, Canada
Posted by charger74 on Saturday, September 07, 2019 10:59 PM

Your cuda is going to look very good

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    September, 2019
Posted by homeroV8 on Sunday, September 08, 2019 9:02 AM

Thanks!

  • Member since
    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Sunday, September 08, 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.

  • Member since
    September, 2019
Posted by homeroV8 on Sunday, September 08, 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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