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65 Buick Wildcat

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  • Member since
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  • From: nottingham,england
65 Buick Wildcat
Posted by arcturus on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 1:42 AM

I originally bought this built up off eBay. It didn't have a single drop of paint on it. In fact it was covered more in glue than paint. So it was completely white plastic inside and out, with faded chrome and missing tail lights and missing quarter light post. Now looking very happy with itself.

 65 Buick Wildcat (AMT)

[url=https://flic.kr/p/SkmoRk] 65 Buick Wildcat (AMT)

 65 Buick Wildcat (AMT)

Because unlike some Robin hoods,I can speak with an english accent...
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    June, 2004
Posted by Tom99 on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 6:30 AM
Very well done, looking good.
  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 6:58 AM

Another great save. I've never been a GM fan, but Buick styling in the 60s has always caught my eye. Your build does this cool cruiser justice. A very elegant car, and no slouch at that. It's a gorgeous build.

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

Trevor

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    April, 2012
Posted by litespeedsae on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 7:05 AM

Happy to see such a great save.The work to get all the chrome trim had to be huge.One of my favorite 1:1 cars of the era.They had an optional 425 cubic inch engine with 2 four barrell carbs and that set up would fly.

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 9:43 AM

Wow, just wow.

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    July, 2016
  • From: Podunk, Illinois
Posted by smhardesty on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 9:52 AM
Beautiful paint job. Did you send the chrome out, or do it yourself? Either way, looks fantastic!

Steve

On the bench - Right now, a mess.

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    June, 2015
Posted by dimaxion on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 12:38 PM

So I am to believe this is a Scale Model and not a 1965 Buick Wildcat add Car ? Perfect and respectable in every way . I appreciate seeing this build here .. "Where's the keys ?"   Thanx .. 

  • Member since
    January, 2011
  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 8:01 PM

This is an absolutely stunning rebuild! I am getting so much enjoyment from the fresh builds of the early kits. The foil adds so much realism compared the the brushed silver paint we used to use in the "old days". Your clean builds with quality paint and detail make these old kits real attention-getters. I look forward to each of your posts. Thumbs Up

chucky

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Ste-Julie, Québec , Canada
Posted by mrchevyblack on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 8:16 PM

Very nice! Rarely seen a 65 Wildcat ! 

Bravo! Super good job! 

Daniel "The french Connection" Modeling help to eliminate a STRESSS!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    April, 2009
  • From: Montreal, Canada
Posted by charger74 on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 9:51 PM
Beautifull work you did on that wildcat
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    November, 2005
  • From: home of pikes peak
Posted by oldcars on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 10:05 PM

I think I'm in love. That is What I call a "FIVE STAR DROOLER".BowRichard

  • Member since
    February, 2004
  • From: nottingham,england
Posted by arcturus on Thursday, April 06, 2017 3:33 AM

WOW, thanks for the comments. The paint is actually a Vauxhall colour. I really like it. I used it on my 41 Lincoln and 59 Buick. 
The bumpers are from Missing link resin. I bought them after Modelhaus stopped taking orders. Unfortuanatly I never bought new wheels, BUT, luckily theres a new product in town Molotow chrome pens, so the wheels were redone with one of those. I highly recommend that product.

Heres what it looked like when I first got it. Doesn't look to bad, but it was pain. Everything had a heavy coating of glue on it.

 65 wildcat


Because unlike some Robin hoods,I can speak with an english accent...
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    June, 2015
Posted by dimaxion on Thursday, April 06, 2017 8:15 AM

This is what I am lax on . I should Post before and after Pics too . Most of the time I think about it whan the WIP is approaching paint .. Kudos .. Thanx .. 

  • Member since
    January, 2005
  • From: sunny Sydney, Australia
Posted by nottheband on Friday, April 07, 2017 12:45 AM

You did a marvellous resurrection on that kit, and the mid 60s Buick styling is just beautiful.  I built an AMT 64 Wildcat back in 1964 when I was a kid, so thanx for the memories.  Cheers

Steve

  • Member since
    March, 2010
  • From: Midwest
Posted by High octane on Friday, April 07, 2017 11:38 AM

WOW, that's a beautiful job you've done on that Wildcat. I like the color choice very much as well.

High octane

  • Member since
    November, 2007
  • From: Denver, Colorado
Posted by Classic Plastic on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 7:42 PM

Stunning!Looks like it was a foil monster and you mastered it. Love the hugh   Buicks.

Kevin

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