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AMT 1969 Chevelle SS-396
Posted by amt68 on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 1:59 PM

 Mid 1980's release of the 1/25 scale Chevelle SS-396. Painted in Testors Mythical Maroon one coat lacquer.

 

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    January 2015
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 4:46 PM

That came out good AMT. Are you going to try the new Revell release of the 68 Chevelle? 

Being really stupid is the new smart!! 

    Joe

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    December 2019
Posted by amt68 on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 5:25 PM

Thanks mustang. I purchased the '68 Revell kit a few months ago but haven't gotten to build it just yet. It appears to be a top notch kit that I'm looking forward to build. I have another one of these AMT '69 kits on the bench. The newer Round 2 releases have a few improvements over the older kits. 

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    August 2012
Posted by Rev21 on Sunday, December 29, 2019 9:54 AM

Wow, great job. Nice job on the taillights as well. this kit has always required some TLC to get those to look decent.

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    December 2019
Posted by amt68 on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 1:24 PM

Rev21

Wow, great job. Nice job on the taillights as well. this kit has always required some TLC to get those to look decent.

 

 

Thank you. All I really did on the tail lights was paint them dark red. The newer kits at least have the dividing bar between the light sections whereas these older kits do not. Even on the newer kits the drivers side light isn't molded correct and it is difficult to position straight. I'm fine with the rest of the kit however. 

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    August 2010
Posted by Brutalform on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 11:40 AM

Those tail lights is the only reason I haven't bought myself one of these kits. 
You did a really nice job on this build. 
Speedway Decals has decals now, that can make those lights look more correct. I've used their decals on a 68 Roadrunner, and had great results so I might just give this Chevelle a go. 

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    December 2019
Posted by amt68 on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 5:38 PM

Brutalform

Those tail lights is the only reason I haven't bought myself one of these kits. 
You did a really nice job on this build. 
Speedway Decals has decals now, that can make those lights look more correct. I've used their decals on a 68 Roadrunner, and had great results so I might just give this Chevelle a go. 

 

 

Thank you. I have seen other builds with the decals you reference. The decals look nice but I just prefer the chrome bars separating the light sections. And unlike this 1987 version the newest release of this kit has somewhat more accurate lights with the light sections divided. I appreciate the heads up on Speedway Decals. 

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    August 2010
  • From: El Dorado Hills, CA
Posted by IBuild1/48 on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 10:29 PM

Boy! You nailed this. 

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    December 2019
Posted by amt68 on Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:45 AM

IBuild1/48

Boy! You nailed this. 

 

 

Thank you. I have a few more of these I'm looking forward to building. 

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    October 2017
  • From: New Prague MN
Posted by 60Buick on Saturday, January 25, 2020 12:00 PM

Excellent! I like your choice in the color.

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    December 2019
Posted by amt68 on Monday, January 27, 2020 11:46 AM

60Buick

Excellent! I like your choice in the color.

 

 

Thank you. I plan to use this Testors Mythical Maroon on future builds. 

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