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AMT 1969 Chevelle SS-396

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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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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? 

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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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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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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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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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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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  • 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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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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  • 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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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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Posted by amt68 on Sunday, April 19, 2020 12:05 PM

Added some outdoor photos with a companion car. 

 

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Posted by Painted Black on Sunday, April 19, 2020 1:03 PM

really nice pair, those white interiors really stand out.

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Posted by amt68 on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 9:20 PM

Painted Black

really nice pair, those white interiors really stand out.

 
 
 

 

 

Thanks, I happen to have a preference for white interiors. It's probably because I owned a couple of cars with such interiors. 

 

 

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  • From: Hamptonville, NC
Posted by TarheelRick on Thursday, April 23, 2020 7:54 AM

I am a Ford man but I do have a soft spot for the early year Chevelles.  These two are very clean and well built.  Your color choice is quite different from the normal greens or reds; I like it.

I build models because I can't afford the real thing!

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  • From: El Dorado Hills, CA
Posted by IBuild1/48 on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 10:10 PM

Very well done. 

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Monday, May 4, 2020 8:07 AM

Both look very nice, Amt! I am working on a AMT 72 Chevelle but it is a terrible kit. The Revell 68 Chevelle is a great kit. Nice work on yours! Cool Thumbs 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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Posted by amt68 on Monday, May 4, 2020 4:14 PM

Thanks Build and Rick. Yes, I tend to go with colors that aren't always the norm when it comes to musclecars. And though I like to build basically box stock my choices of exterior and interior combinations aren't typically what the factory offered. 

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Posted by amt68 on Monday, May 4, 2020 4:22 PM

Thanks modelcarjr. The AMT '69 kit offers a cleanly molded body with only the tailights lacking authenticity. I bought the '68 Revell kit last year (have yet to build it) and it's obviously a better kit than the AMT. As for the '72 Chevelle kit you reference, I'm assuming it is the more recent release. From what I've seen it includes a more generic egg crate grill. The mid eighties AMT release of the '72 offers a correct grill and a more cleanly styled body. They are tough to find but I'd like to get one eventually. Nevertheless I look forward to seeing your build on the '72.

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Posted by 83Rabbit on Friday, May 8, 2020 1:49 PM
Chevelle looks great. Digging the color combo too. Great work!
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Posted by amt68 on Friday, May 15, 2020 7:03 PM

Thanks 83 Rabbit. They're not perfect but presentable. 

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