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1969 AMT Chevelle
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, January 27, 2004 9:06 PM
Here is a Chevelle that I built in 1994. I used some strip plastic to make the vinyl roof and flat black paint.





I just returned from the photo store where I dropped off 2 rolls of film. Tommorrow I will have new pics of a 1961 Chevy Impala, a 1969 Firebird and a 1932 Ford Rat Rod. These kits were finished this year and show off my improved tallents! Watch out for them.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, January 27, 2004 9:24 PM
Very nice.


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Posted by karbuildr on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 3:47 AM
Very nice. I like the color combo. Here are 2 of mine.



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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 11:04 AM
Looks good karbuildr!
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Posted by karbuildr on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 2:48 PM
Thanks ursulescu. Easy kits to build, not much detail but make great shelf models with decent paint and some engine stuff..
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  • From: North Carolina
Posted by old coyote on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 3:20 PM
Good looking models ................... both of you guys did very nice jobs on them ............... I had a '69 SS396 when I was in the Air Force .................. Teal inside and out, 350 horse 396 (from the Tonawanda team, of course), turbohydro 400, bench seats, cloth interior .................. boy do I wish I still had it TongueTongueTongue

Your models brought back some good memories WinkWink

I may have to grow old ....... but I refuse to grow up

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  • From: north georgia
Posted by roadhawg on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 7:29 PM
beautiful chevelles, guysBowBowBow

I went to a "gentleman's club" because the sign said they had all the hottest models. I thought it was a hobby shop. Man, was I ever disappointed.

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, January 30, 2004 2:08 AM
You guys have built some great Chevelles there! BowBow
Awesome paint jobs!
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  • From: Wisconsin
Posted by Mike Soliday on Friday, January 30, 2004 11:48 AM
Nice Chebbies, guys! Hey karbuildr, are those the Yenko decals from the Revell Camaro on the bottom Chevelle? Or was one kitted with Yenko decals? Maybe they aren't even Yenko markings and I just can't see worth a darn any more...

Mike
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  • From: Watertown ny
Posted by gratch73a on Friday, January 30, 2004 12:30 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Mike Soliday

Nice Chebbies, guys! Hey karbuildr, are those the Yenko decals from the Revell Camaro on the bottom Chevelle? Or was one kitted with Yenko decals? Maybe they aren't even Yenko markings and I just can't see worth a darn any more...

Mike



i was wondering the same thing. In the next year i have a 69 chevelle iplan on building as a yenko.

Ursulescu that is one AWESOMW chevelle. I dig it. I definetly will be looking for the next pics.
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Posted by karbuildr on Saturday, January 31, 2004 4:13 AM
Mike and gratch, the Yenko decals on the Hugger Oranger Chevelle are from Fred Cady. Warning: his decals are beautiful, but VERY hard to work with. Anything larger than a body script has a tendency to fold over itself and wrinkle up in a heart beat. I went through 3 sets to get this Chevelle done. Also, they are too short along the side of the body. In other words, the side stripes don't reach all the way to the front of the fenders and stop short right by the front side marker light. Hopefully, you can see the decals a little better in these photos. If you look closely in the second photo, you can see the waviness on the right rear of the body. I was lucky to get it even that straight. Decal setting solution seems to cause them to wrinkle up immediately and they get destroyed, yet applying them with just water causes silvering. I love his decals, I just wish they weren't so fragile. Here's a link to the Chevelle album for this kit.
http://public.fotki.com/DavidJDatko/chevelle_kits_1/69_hugger_orange/


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  • From: Trondheim, Norway
Posted by Slabbedask on Saturday, January 31, 2004 8:16 AM
Great looking Chevelles, guys. I once painted a full size '69 SS396 Convertible for a guy I know. It was Butternut Yellow w/black interior. Beautiful and fast car! I have AMT's Coupe, and I'm thinking of making a scale version of that Chevelle.
You're never too old to have a happy childhood...! http://public.fotki.com/slabbedask/
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, February 02, 2004 10:14 PM
Nice Chevelle's, I'm trying to get pics of my 1970 Chevelle SS454 3n1 Revell-Monogram
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, February 08, 2004 2:59 PM
Nice 69's guys. Here is mine...This was actually inspired by a 68. But I love the 69 more than all the other year chevelles !

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid84/p3c6b4c5bdc20fdcc59290e0c667a700b/facca056.jpg

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid84/pa1e913f0ed791834324bcc7c306ece7f/facca845.jpg
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Posted by garyo on Monday, February 09, 2004 10:50 AM
Link does not work, permissions error
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Posted by gratch73a on Monday, February 09, 2004 10:53 AM
imagestation doesn't allow linking.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, February 09, 2004 1:08 PM
very nice Chevells guys. Makes me want to redo my old convertable .
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Posted by 73fbody on Tuesday, February 10, 2004 9:04 PM
Those links work if you copy and paste them to a new window.
Real nice chevelles,I am working on one too.


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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, February 14, 2004 5:27 AM
Very nice Chevelle's guys. I love those 69's.

Here's a picture of my 1:1 and the 1:25 I finished recently.





Due to the lighting the colors seem different but the car and model are the same color.

Charlie
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  • From: north georgia
Posted by roadhawg on Saturday, February 14, 2004 6:17 AM
beautiful!!! both of them!!!!

I went to a "gentleman's club" because the sign said they had all the hottest models. I thought it was a hobby shop. Man, was I ever disappointed.

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  • From: Trondheim, Norway
Posted by Slabbedask on Saturday, February 14, 2004 4:05 PM
Sign - DittoSign - DittoSign - DittoThumbs UpThumbs Up
You're never too old to have a happy childhood...! http://public.fotki.com/slabbedask/
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  • From: Home of the Florida Gators & the Gatornationals
Posted by flahotrod on Thursday, February 19, 2004 8:33 AM
Very nice. The '69 SS 396 Chevelle is my favorite car. Does it bother anyone else that the AMT kit's tail lights are so weird????
I married my wife for her looks, just not the ones she gives me when I bring home new model kits.
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Posted by karbuildr on Saturday, February 21, 2004 3:38 AM
Yes, the taillights are bad aren't they? I really wish the Chevelles would be retooled from 68-72, but I'm sure that would never happen these days. I've built a bunch of the AMT kits, and I love these particular years of Chevelles. Just finished another 69 in fact, in Rallye Green.
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  • From: Home of the Florida Gators & the Gatornationals
Posted by flahotrod on Sunday, February 22, 2004 10:13 PM
Yep, those are my favorites, too. Too bad the kit manufacturers are satisfied with them and won't re-tool, but hey, they are certainly better than nothing. By the way, Karbuildr, whereabouts in South Florida are you? I used to live in the Ft Lauderdale area.
I married my wife for her looks, just not the ones she gives me when I bring home new model kits.
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Posted by karbuildr on Monday, February 23, 2004 10:44 AM
Hey flahotrod. Sorry it took so long to get back to you here, we temporarily lost our DSL connection over the weekend. My wife and I live in Sunrise.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, March 02, 2004 5:30 AM
This is my Chevelle 69 version, with real working rear coils



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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, March 02, 2004 1:04 PM
Great Chevelles people.I just love these cars.Currently building 3-65 ElCaminos,2-65 Chevelle wagons,a 67 and a 72.As you might have guessed I get a little ahead of myself.I'll try and send pics as I complete them...
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, March 04, 2004 4:06 PM
NICE "A" BODY'S GUY'S
I LOVE GM "A" BODIED CARS
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, March 04, 2004 7:45 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by modelsnorth

Great Chevelles people.I just love these cars.Currently building 3-65 ElCaminos,2-65 Chevelle wagons,a 67 and a 72.As you might have guessed I get a little ahead of myself.I'll try and send pics as I complete them...


Where did u get the 72 chevelle? I like all the chevelles, from 68 to 72. The sedan a nd wagon versions look really cool IMHO too.
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, March 06, 2004 6:31 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by flahotrod

Very nice. The '69 SS 396 Chevelle is my favorite car. Does it bother anyone else that the AMT kit's tail lights are so weird????


Yes it bothers me. I made some adjustments on these tail lights but realized that part of the problem is the tail lights are too far inboard. The bezels need to be closer to the side of the body.

I realized this after the paint was finished. I'm going to make some correct tail lights and make a mold so I can cast them in resin for future builds.

Charlie

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