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1963 Pontiac Bonneville, New, Outdoor Shots.

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1963 Pontiac Bonneville, New, Outdoor Shots.
Posted by Goofy62 on Thursday, March 30, 2017 11:15 PM

Finally finished!

Just another AMT annual with a bunch of added details.

I was never a huge fan of the design of the '63 Pontiacs, but over the course of this restoration, I've gained a new appreciation for them.

 

Steve

 

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Posted by Goofy62 on Thursday, March 30, 2017 11:16 PM

A few more.

 

Steve

 

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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Friday, March 31, 2017 1:24 AM

It's beautiful, Steve. Looks very formal in black, somewhat belies the menacing mill under the hood. Very nice ignition leads. Do you use PE looms or make your own?

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

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  • From: Hamptonville, NC
Posted by TarheelRick on Friday, March 31, 2017 3:29 AM

Gorgeous Poncho.  This is one of my favorite years, love those stacked headlights and the split grille.  Sure wish Round2 or whoever it is this week could find those molds and release it again.  I would pick up at least three maybe more.

I build models because I can't afford the real thing!

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Posted by smhardesty on Friday, March 31, 2017 10:00 AM

Another fantastic looking build!

A couple questions about the engine compartment. Did you use semi-gloss black to paint the compartment? What wire looms are those?

Steve

On the bench - 2010 Challenger Showroom Replica

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Posted by arcturus on Friday, March 31, 2017 10:48 AM

Love it..I love every aspect of it. I hope one day my models will be this good !

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Posted by dimaxion on Friday, March 31, 2017 1:04 PM

Beautiful in the day and on these pages . Every view is just totally right . I appreciate this build .. "Where's the keys ?"   Thanx .. 

 

    I am retentive as most of you know . Where did you source the Engine Paint . It is something I am able NOT to find . Both Duplicolor and Eastwood make Ceramic Paints . This is not something compatable with Plastic Models IMHO . Testors offers a limited line . Alas , my WIP's aren't limited to fit these colors offered . Help ? 

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Posted by midnightprowler on Friday, March 31, 2017 4:28 PM

What a beauty!

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Posted by Goofy62 on Friday, March 31, 2017 7:01 PM

Bainford

It's beautiful, Steve. Looks very formal in black, somewhat belies the menacing mill under the hood. Very nice ignition leads. Do you use PE looms or make your own?

 

Normally I don't use looms, but I happened to have a couple of PE sets left over so I thought that I might as well use them.

 

Steve

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Posted by Goofy62 on Friday, March 31, 2017 7:04 PM

smhardesty

Another fantastic looking build!

A couple questions about the engine compartment. Did you use semi-gloss black to paint the compartment? What wire looms are those?

 

The engine compartment in this one is painted the same as the chassis.

It's flat black, but it's Duplicolor black primer.

It has a little bit of a sheen to it.

I believe the looms came from either a '60 Ford or a '58 Edsel PE set.

 

Steve

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Posted by montelsc on Friday, March 31, 2017 10:12 PM

Very cool perfect color

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Posted by smellyfatdude on Saturday, April 01, 2017 11:30 AM

Beautiful, as we've come to expect from you. The engine swap and console delete were good choices, a lot more like the real thing. Of course up here in the north, we never saw any Bonnevilles. We got the Parisienne, built on the Chevy platform. Either way, GM built some gorgeous Ponchos, and so have you! Bow

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Posted by Goofy62 on Saturday, April 01, 2017 12:42 PM

Thanks so much guys!

Got a few out side shots today.

 

Steve

 

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Posted by Goofy62 on Saturday, April 01, 2017 12:45 PM

A few more.

 

Steve

 

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Posted by Bainford on Saturday, April 01, 2017 6:02 PM

Looks great in natural light, too.

How did you do the gold lettering on the front fender trim? Did you paint the gold letters after foiling? Very nice detail, and well done.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

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Posted by Goofy62 on Saturday, April 01, 2017 6:06 PM

Bainford

Looks great in natural light, too.

How did you do the gold lettering on the front fender trim? Did you paint the gold letters after foiling? Very nice detail, and well done.

 

I used a gold Sharpie marker.

 

Steve

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Posted by litespeedsae on Saturday, April 01, 2017 8:34 PM
The outdoor light really shows the 8 Lug wheel detail between the fins.Good for you.Super.
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  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Saturday, April 01, 2017 9:11 PM

What else needs to be said? The outdoor pics really bring this beauty to life! Nice work, as usual.Smile

chucky

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Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, April 01, 2017 10:02 PM

Really looks great, Steve! The outdoor pics really show the beautiful paint! Nice work! CoolThumbs UpThumbs Up

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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  • From: Ste-Julie, Québec , Canada
Posted by mrchevyblack on Sunday, April 02, 2017 1:33 AM

Bravo mon ami! Excellent job! Always like to see old kit built ! 

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Posted by rusty32rod on Monday, April 03, 2017 12:17 PM

     She's a beauty! I really like the way the interior and engine colors work with the black body color to give such a realistic appearance. very well done.

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Posted by smhardesty on Monday, April 03, 2017 6:45 PM
The more I see these early 60s Pontiacs, the more I like them. Looking at the '62 Catalina that modelcarjr did and this one too, I keep getting the feeling I need to buy an early 60 kit. They really do grow on you. Especially when looking at the great jobs you guys did.

Steve

On the bench - 2010 Challenger Showroom Replica

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Posted by Goofy62 on Monday, April 03, 2017 8:12 PM

Thanks everyone!

 

smhardesty
The more I see these early 60s Pontiacs, the more I like them. Looking at the '62 Catalina that modelcarjr did and this one too, I keep getting the feeling I need to buy an early 60 kit. They really do grow on you. Especially when looking at the great jobs you guys did.
 

You could start with the Moebius '61 Catalina kit Steve.

It and the '62 are the only "pre-1965" Pontiacs available in a new kit.

You could go the ebay route & pick up a vintage kit, but the '61 won't break the bank & as far as I'm concerned, the '61 Ponchos were some of the most beautiful cars produced in the 60s.

I built an old '61 Bonneville annual a while back & I have one of the Moebius Venturas to build someday, but right now I'm still concentrating on all of the old annuals that I missed out on as a kid! Smile

 

Steve

 

'61 Pontiac 3

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Posted by smhardesty on Tuesday, April 04, 2017 10:38 AM

Goofy62

You could start with the Moebius '61 Catalina kit Steve.

 

 

I may very well go ahead and pick up a Moebius kit. I can definitely see it fitting right in with the rest of my builds. I will admit that I’m picturing it done just a bit different that your builds. I’m seeing it with a set of big ‘n’ little American Racing mags, and some fat rubber. Not much else different than a box stock, just turning it into a Day 2 car. Yeah, I might just have to start watching for a real decent price on one on good, old eBay.

Steve

On the bench - 2010 Challenger Showroom Replica

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