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Monogram '80 Turbo Trans Am

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    December 2019
Monogram '80 Turbo Trans Am
Posted by amt68 on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 2:45 PM

Original Monogram release of the '80 Turbo Trans Am which is a relatively rare kit. Painted in Testors Deja Blue with an interior color of Rustoleum 2X Warm Caramel.

 

 

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  • From: Brookville, Oh
Posted by ejc34710 on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 5:29 PM

Diggin it!  Like the color.  Got any more pictures?  Interior, undercarriage, engine?

Eric C.

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Posted by amt68 on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 6:19 PM

Thanks for your comments Eric. The color is meant to mimic Nocturne Blue and I have a couple more of these kits. I would like to do a comparable Solar Gold one next.  I've included both an engine bay and undercarriage photo. I realize they aren't on the level of some of the work I've seen on engines and chasis but I did them as neatly as I could. I dechromed many of the engine parts including the air cleaner, valve covers and turbo parts. I mixed the engine paint to represent GM corporate blue from that era. I'm not able to get any tighter interior shots with my camera at this point. 

 

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 7:10 PM

Looks good, AMT! Nice work! Cool Thumbs Up

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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Posted by amt68 on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 7:34 PM

Thanks modelcarjr.

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  • From: Montreal, Canada
Posted by charger74 on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 9:25 PM

Very nice

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Posted by amt68 on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 10:19 PM

Thanks charger.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 4:42 PM

Something else that I don't see alot of are these cars. Really good looking car you've got yourself there.Yes

Being really stupid is the new smart!! 

    Joe

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    December 2019
Posted by amt68 on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 5:35 PM

Thanks mustang. This kit was released in the early '80's and unlike the '78 Trans Am has never been reissued by Monogram or Revell as far as I can tell. They don't come up on ebay very often but I was lucky enough to purchase three of these in the last year. The kit was molded in red (like many of the early Monogram kits) with a matching decal for the hood bird. Didn't think the decal color was appropriate so I didn't use it. Not sure if a nearly 40 year old decal would have worked anyway. 

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