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'86 Wrangler Monte Carlo [FINISHED]

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  • Member since
    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
'86 Wrangler Monte Carlo [FINISHED]
Posted by Scale-Master on Sunday, May 24, 2020 3:41 PM
With the  Coca Cola 600 coming up today I was in the mood to build a Nascar kit.
It's a Starter resin kit.  Clean up wasn't too bad, it must have been an early issue as these kits tended to get a bit rough as the molds wore out through the production run.  I did some scribing on the hood, trunk and window frames and separated some of the molded in roll cage from the body.  The spoilers are brass.
The interior is essentially one piece.  There is a steering wheel in the kit, and I'll add a shifter.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Sunday, May 24, 2020 5:30 PM
Some Tamiya Fine White Primer was decanted and airbrushed for a base then TS-47 Chrome Yellow was applied.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Sunday, May 24, 2020 8:48 PM
The wheels are metal and resin with soft rubber-like tires.  I prefer to paint the wheels before assembling them.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Sunday, May 24, 2020 8:49 PM
Some decanted TS-44 Brilliant Blue for the interior.
 
 
And a little detail painting…

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Sunday, May 24, 2020 8:50 PM
These kits are interesting in that they usually have the builder only paint one main body color and then decal the rest.  I'm going to "paint" this one that way.  Funny how the box is labeled as an '86 car but the decals are titled '87.
First one applied…

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Monday, May 25, 2020 6:28 PM
All the exterior blue is done with decals. 

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Monday, May 25, 2020 7:49 PM
The interiors in these kits are very basic.  In this era the roll cage was fully cast in the body.  I used a shirt pin to make the shifter.  The rest is OOB.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Monday, May 25, 2020 7:52 PM
The tires (and outer rims) are the same in all these kits.  I wonder why the Goodyear decals are also the same and the wrong arc for them…  At least they react well with decal solvents.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:37 PM
I had to hand paint the black trim and details before the ne next round of decaling.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 4:23 PM
I put about half the decals on, the main ones, and let it dry before adding more.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, May 28, 2020 10:18 PM
All the decals are applied.  Some are layered, meaning a white image had to go down (and dry) before the yellow ones could be laid over and eyeball registered to them.  So a little extra dry time was required.  Fit is something that leaves a bit to be desired.  Typical for these kits of the era.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Saturday, May 30, 2020 2:18 PM
I used BMF for the hood and trunk pins and then clear-coated the body.  While the "wrap" of blue decals don't look bad on their own, clear coating really makes them look like paint.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Sunday, May 31, 2020 3:50 PM
Almost exactly one week after I started it…
These are fun kits to build out of the box.  Once you start detailing beyond that, the flaws really become evident.  But they sure look cool when displayed as a collection.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    January 2005
  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Sunday, May 31, 2020 4:52 PM
fabulous job. it came out really good. it's amazing how much a little detail paint improves the interior

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    December 2005
  • From: Upstate New York
Posted by spencer1984 on Sunday, May 31, 2020 8:18 PM
That's a slick looking Monte Carlo, nicely done!
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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Monday, June 1, 2020 10:42 AM

Nice, clean work. The decals look great, especially for small scale. Nicely done.

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  • Member since
    December 2004
  • From: West Bloomfield, MI
Posted by steveracer on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 11:31 AM

Great little build and sometimes it's fun to just crank one out in a week. I've built a few 1/43 myself and thes stickers look pretty simple and basic - and show nicely. 

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