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1964 Pontiac GTO Coupe WIP - Finished - Outdoor Pics! 1/19

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1964 Pontiac GTO Coupe WIP - Finished - Outdoor Pics! 1/19
Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, January 3, 2020 7:26 PM

I am starting my first build of 2020 with this kit of the 1964 Pontiac GTO. Most say it was the first real muscle car. I bought this one at a model show and vendor contest for $10 or $15. In side the box was the original receipt which disclosed that this model was purchased at Venture Hobbies in Illinois for $11 in Sept. 1998. Unfortunately, the detail set which cost $14.99 at that time is not in the box. 

This one should be relatively quick, a skill level 2 kit with few parts. I am gong to paint the exterior with a can of Tamiya Champagne Gold. Looks more like white champagne than a gold so maybe its close to Alamo Beige, a color for the 64 Pontiac. Red, blue, or maybe even a tan for the interior. Thanks for looking! Cool

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 mrmike on Friday, January 3, 2020 8:35 PM

Looking forward to your build, Jr!

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Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, January 4, 2020 7:12 AM

Look forward to it. I have this kit started as well, in gold lol.

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Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, January 4, 2020 7:40 PM

Thanks, MrMike and Prowler! I appreciate your comments! 

Had a good day to paint today so the body came out pretty well. I'm not sure what color it is but it looks like a silver with a hint of gold.

 

So I thought that a light blue like Nassau Blue metallic might look good for the interior. I have used it before for interiors and the metallic doesn't really show over gray primer and usually looks good. But this time I'm not sure. I thought it clashed a bit. 

So I took the safe route and re-painted with a nice tan for most of it  and bronze for the dash, steering column and wheel. I think this will look better. Thanks for looking! Cool 

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 justmike on Saturday, January 4, 2020 8:28 PM

Yup. The blue clashed. That champagne gold silver is nice.

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Posted by modelcarjr on Sunday, January 5, 2020 6:13 PM

Thanks, Mike! I appreciate your comment! 

There was a weird striration in the left rear corner of the top that I didn't see while painting but became visible while rubbing out the body. Those kinda things always drive me nutty. Don't know if it was an errant pass with can or what but I had to fix it. 

So I taped off the body so that I wouldn't get overspray on the trunk, etc. While I am at it I'll also paint the interior engine compartment. So after the re-painted hood dries I'll use some semi-gloss black on the engine compartment with an index card shield to keep the black off the top. All other areas have been taped off. 

Everything turned out great! The error in the top is gone and the engine compartment is painted with no tape bleed throughs for a change! Thanks for looking! Cool

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 justmike on Monday, January 6, 2020 5:55 PM

 For me , a finished paint job in need of a touch up or an area to be sprayed a different color is a recipe for disaster.  

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
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Posted by modelcarjr on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 7:51 AM

Thanks, Mike! I've seen several of your multi-colored Indy cars that looked pretty good to me! 

I have rubbed out the body and foiled it but it might be a little hard to see the foil due to the paint color. Thanks for looking! Cool

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 modelcarjr on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 7:01 AM

Despite the simplified kit construction of the engine block it builds up into a pretty nice 389 cu. in. power plant. The oil pan, oil filter, starter, and fuel pump are all molded onto the block. I added spark plug wires with a MAD pre-wired distributor, a scratched coil, and fuel lines to the tri-carb set-up. The light blue paint is Tamiya Coral Blue which I bought for a future body but looks pretty good in this application. Next, its on to the chassis and then the interior. Thanks for looking! Cool

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 Goofy62 on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 11:21 AM

Very nice work so far!

 

By the way, the color that you have chosen is a dead ringer for the factory correct color that I am planning for an up coming 1964 Pontiac Le Mans project.

It's called "Singapore Gold".

 

 

 The photographs of the paint bottle make it look a little more "gold" than it really is.

It's VERY close to the color you used.

 

Steve

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Posted by litespeedsae on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 12:09 PM

Great first year Goat! Will follow this. Thanks for posting.

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Posted by mclovin on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 1:13 PM

You're definately off to another fantastic build to start 2020!!.

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Posted by modelcarjr on Thursday, January 9, 2020 6:12 PM

Thanks, Goofy, Litespeed and mclovin! I appreciate your comments! I originally bought the Champagne Gold thinking it would be more like the Testors color. But it has much less gold in it so it sat on the shelf for awhile. When I started building this one I didn't want to paint it red or blue. I am trying to use some different colors. So looking at the color chart for the 1964 Pontiac I thought it might be close to one of those colors, so I went for it! 

Finished the interior. I foiled the top of the dash and then dabbed so black paint into the gauges and dabbed it out a bit with a cotton swab. I use decals  for the badge above the glove box and the  center of the steering wheel from a 66 GTO kit. I've already built two 66 Pontiacs and the decals in this third kit was an open box purchase at a local show and the decals are starting to deteriorate. Just black paint, foil and a couple of decals completes this interior. Thanks for looking! Cool

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 modelcarjr on Friday, January 10, 2020 7:36 PM

Chassis has met interior and body and its on wheels. I found some red line decals so I turned the tires around and used them along with the kit wheels and spinners. The windshield has a stess fracture which hopefully you can't see but I guess when I cut the one-piece window glass assembly apart I stressed the plastic. I should have use my razor saw instead of clipping it with my sprue cutters. 

The engine bay is completed and I had to route the top radiator hose in from the side due to the carburator plumbing that I added. Only a few more pieces and decals and my first build for 2020 will be done! Thanks for looking! Cool

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 midnightprowler on Saturday, January 11, 2020 7:40 AM

Looking great. That color looks alot like Testors Chamapign Gold.

1 Corinthians 15:51-54
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Ask me about Speedway Decals

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Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, January 11, 2020 10:49 AM

Thanks, Prowler! I thought that I had painted this 67 Chevelle with Testors Champagne Gold about 10 years ago. This is the color I was thinking of but after looking at my build sheet it is actually MCW Sierra Fawn Metallic. My mistake. I have built way too many models to try to recall things from memory. Thanks for looking! Cool

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 modelcarjr on Sunday, January 12, 2020 8:24 AM

I've finished the 1964 Pontiac GTO. I had a little trouble with both the front and rear bumpers. The rear bumper has a sprue attachment right in the middle of the top of the bumper that I covered with foil resulting in ugly chrome surface blemish. In addition, I probably should have carved out the tops of each bumper end to get it to fit tightly on the body. The rear taillight panel could have been molded better so that the Pontiac lettering was more pronounced and easier to highlight with some blackwash. 

The front bumper which should be an easy glue in, didn't want to attach to the right side so that the headlight bezel was flush against the body. I don't know if it was twisted or what as the left side lined up easily. I was able to convince the right side to cooperate with some super glue and a clamp. 

In the engine shot in the first picture you can also see the windshield stress fracture just below the interior mirror in the right center of the windshield. Its not too noticeable but its there just the same. 

Other than those few issues, it went togther pretty well. Hood fits very well. I foiled and painted the hood and trunk darts as I didn't have two decals from the 66 Pontiac kit. The badges and GTO lettering are also from the 66 Pontiac kit. I hope they don't start silvering as they dry, in which case I will have to remove them. Outdoor pics if we get some sun today! Thanks for looking! Cool 

 

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 60Buick on Sunday, January 12, 2020 8:57 AM

Well done in every aspect. Typical JR project. She's beautiful.

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Posted by Gooch01 on Sunday, January 12, 2020 12:58 PM

Nice work it looks great 

Regards 

Dave 

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Posted by Geno on Sunday, January 12, 2020 2:49 PM

She's a sexy beast for sure.Bow

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Posted by charger74 on Sunday, January 12, 2020 7:40 PM

Very nice gto

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Posted by litespeedsae on Sunday, January 12, 2020 7:46 PM

Home run. 

Little Rock, Arkansas

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Posted by homeroV8 on Monday, January 13, 2020 8:25 AM

Great build, fantastic color combo!

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Posted by modelcarjr on Monday, January 13, 2020 8:12 PM

Thanks, all! I appreciate your comments! Rained most of the day today so no outdoor pictures. Maybe tomorrow! Thanks for looking! Cool

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 modelcarjr on Sunday, January 19, 2020 6:27 PM

After a week of clouds and rain we finally have some sunshine! Here are some outdoor pics:

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 modelcarjr on Sunday, January 19, 2020 6:31 PM

A few more:

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 Bob Kremer on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 6:23 AM

Great looking Goat! Love the redlines!

Bob Kremer
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Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 10:34 AM

Good looking Goat, Jr. Nice work on the underhood detailing. I think you made the right choice for interior colour.

I like the colour of the engine block. I've been looking for the just right shadfe of blue for an upcoming project, and that coral blue looks like it just might be the ticket. Cheers.

"It would be unusual, if the unusual didn't occur."

- Steamboat Gariepy

Trevor

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Posted by modelcarjr on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 7:28 PM

Thanks, Bob and Bainford! I appreciate your comments! Cool

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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