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AMT/ERTL '72 Chevelle SS

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AMT/ERTL '72 Chevelle SS
Posted by amt68 on Friday, July 31, 2020 6:14 PM

Mid '80's AMT/ERTL (Street Machines) 1/25 scale release of the '72 Chevelle SS. Painted in Tamiya TS-18 Metallic Red and cleared with Tamiya TS-13 which was wet sanded and polished. Interior painted in Rustoleum 2X Satin White and Black. Rally Wheels from the '69 Chevelle kit. 

There were some body and fitment issues with this one. The trunk required a good deal of smoothing and filling to make it presentable. One piece glass wouldn't fit and needed to be cut and shortened at the rails. And the front glass needed trimming to fit in the "A" pillars. The firewall needed to be trimmed since it was bulging out the passenger side fender. I found that out when I went to install the front grill. Mediocre kit that sells for a premium but still glad I built this one as the '72 Chevelle has always been a favorite of mine. 

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    March 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, July 31, 2020 7:46 PM

Looks good, AMT! I built this one not too long ago and used the chassis from the 69 Olds 442 based on a tip from Prowler, I think. That worked out well but I had a real time with the fitment of the front bumper grill. I also broke off those two sticks of plastic between the grill and the hood several times. Yours turned out well! Nice work! 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
    December 2019
Posted by amt68 on Friday, July 31, 2020 8:29 PM

Thanks Jr I appreciate your comments. Followed your build closely as I was preparing to build this one. Even though our kits were from different eras some of the same issues persisted. The bulging passenger fender, the uneven trunk and I also had to use a clamp to hold the dash in place while the glue set. 

  • Member since
    December 2005
  • From: Upstate New York
Posted by spencer1984 on Friday, July 31, 2020 10:26 PM
Great job on a tough kit, this looks great!
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    December 2019
Posted by amt68 on Friday, July 31, 2020 11:41 PM

Thanks Spencer. I'm always surprised at the prices these and later releases of this kit command. It would be great if Revell would tool a '72 Chevelle as it already  has the '70 Snap-kit or the original Monogram Malibu as a starting point. 

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, August 1, 2020 7:34 AM

Turned out well in spite of problems.

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

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Posted by amt68 on Saturday, August 1, 2020 10:41 AM

Thanks Prowler. These types of kits are skill builders in a way. 

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, August 2, 2020 9:29 AM

Very much so.

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

Ask me about Speedway Decals

KWT
  • Member since
    July 2015
  • From: Middle TN
Posted by KWT on Sunday, August 2, 2020 2:08 PM

Nicely done

Time well wasted, is not time wasted - John Lennon

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    December 2019
Posted by amt68 on Sunday, August 2, 2020 3:24 PM

Thanks KWT. I'd probably do another one if this particular release was more readily available.

  • Member since
    April 2009
  • From: Montreal, Canada
Posted by charger74 on Sunday, August 2, 2020 10:27 PM
Very nice chevelle
  • Member since
    December 2019
Posted by amt68 on Monday, August 3, 2020 11:36 AM

Thanks Charger.

KWT
  • Member since
    July 2015
  • From: Middle TN
Posted by KWT on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 3:55 PM

amt68

Thanks KWT. I'd probably do another one if this particular release was more readily available.

Oh I do wish they were!

Time well wasted, is not time wasted - John Lennon

  • Member since
    May 2020
  • From: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Posted by FJSigma on Monday, August 10, 2020 3:31 PM

It really shows great! Nobody would thin you had so many fitment issues. Great job!

 

Going slooooow from Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Member since
    December 2019
Posted by amt68 on Monday, August 10, 2020 8:22 PM

FJSigma

It really shows great! Nobody would thin you had so many fitment issues. Great job!

 

 

 

Thanks, like many kits from certain eras and manufacturers it just required patience to make it presentable. 

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