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AMT '69 Chevelle SS-396 (Round 2 release)

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AMT '69 Chevelle SS-396 (Round 2 release)
Posted by amt68 on Thursday, August 20, 2020 12:43 PM

2019 Round 2 release of the 1/25 scale '69 Chevelle SS-396. Painted in Tamiya TS-58 Light Pearl Blue and topcoated with Testors Glosscote. Interior combination of Rustoleum 2X Heirloom white and black. Tires are from the '69 Chevelle convertible kit from a few years back. 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • From: Kamloops,Canada
Posted by mclovin on Thursday, August 20, 2020 1:08 PM

Nice build.

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  • From: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Posted by FJSigma on Thursday, August 20, 2020 6:18 PM

Nice!

 

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  • From: Montreal, Canada
Posted by charger74 on Thursday, August 20, 2020 7:53 PM
Very nice, i like the color
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Posted by amt68 on Thursday, August 20, 2020 8:40 PM

Thanks mclovin, FJSigma and charger74 for your comments. Charger the color is a bit paler than in the photos but I really like the look. I plan on using this TS-58 on a couple more builds. 

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, August 21, 2020 2:58 PM

Looks good, AMT! I am looking forward to getting the Revell release of this same year. How was it to build? Cool Thumbs Up

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Posted by amt68 on Friday, August 21, 2020 4:14 PM

modelcarjr

Looks good, AMT! I am looking forward to getting the Revell release of this same year. How was it to build? Cool Thumbs Up

 

 

 

 

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Thanks Jr for the comments. I've built a couple of the older releases of this kit and there are a few improvements with this release. There is an expanded decal sheet and  locator points for the glass and interior bucket and additionally the side marker lights are more accurate than the older kits. The tail lights were not improved however and the final body to chasis requires some work. It includes trimming down the top of the transmission in order for it to fit in the tunnel. And the chasis needs to be shaved in front of the rear wheels for proper alignment within the wheel openings. I will say that the body is overall fairly accurate and smooth with minimal parting lines. I have a couple more of these kits and I'm definitely getting the hang of building them...lol.

 

As for the new Revell kit I just received it this week from an ebay seller and it appears to be a typical highly detailed Revell kit. Cleanly molded body, locator points for door handles and side mirrors. The wheel opening moldings are nicely pronounced for foiling and the rear panel and tail light assembly is a huge improvement. The '69 kit has pad printed tires versus the redlines for the '68 kit which I also have but haven't built yet. The front fender "SS" emblems and the "Chevelle" scripts on the trunk and front header panel are decals. I would have preferred those to have been molded in like the AMT. Nevertheless I look forward to building both of them. 

 

 

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  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Friday, August 21, 2020 4:24 PM

Very nice. 

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Posted by amt68 on Friday, August 21, 2020 8:19 PM

midnightprowler

Very nice. 

 
 

 

 

Thanks Prowler. 

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