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'83 Hurst Olds, with a twist

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'83 Hurst Olds, with a twist
Posted by justmike on Monday, December 17, 2018 1:31 PM

Finally!  I started this on April 28th. I used to own this car and it was so neat to find a kit to do it. I have converted it to the 1982 Cutlass Supreme I used to have.

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Posted by justmike on Monday, December 17, 2018 1:33 PM

I bought the resin hood and ordered the photo-etch fret which is well worth the money.

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Posted by justmike on Monday, December 17, 2018 1:36 PM

I am impressed with how much the photo-etch adds to the completed build. I chromefoiled the rear and front bumper, which was surprisingly easier than I thought it would be.

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Posted by justmike on Monday, December 17, 2018 1:39 PM

Getting that rear window in after the bulk of the tape making the hole smaller was no fun. I am not happy with the finished look but there is a limit to how much I could mess around with it. I got to use the Molotow pen on the rims to cover the red stripe and that was fun! So fast, so easy.

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Posted by justmike on Monday, December 17, 2018 1:42 PM

the chrome body strips I did with a 4mm Molotow pen. Even those big strips turned out well. I let them cure for the 2 to 3 months it took me to do the rest of the build and I found that the chrome could take quite a bit of abuse without really suffering any damage.

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Posted by justmike on Monday, December 17, 2018 1:45 PM

I hate these close up photos. All I see is flaws! But I wanted to show the quality of the photo etch. Those little windows popped in so well I hardly needed glue, which was a real surprise. 

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Posted by shoop on Monday, December 17, 2018 1:46 PM

Extremely nice build.

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Posted by justmike on Monday, December 17, 2018 1:48 PM

This is, as a lot of you know, a very nicely detailed engine bay. Of course, in the interests of sanity, I did not try and get a little V6 in there like my Cutlass had. As I said, its an '83 with a twist, so the drive train is the kits original.

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Posted by justmike on Monday, December 17, 2018 1:51 PM

I didn't use the photo etch door pulls or other bits because I figured it would be easier to stick with the kit's. The detail is good.

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Posted by justmike on Monday, December 17, 2018 1:55 PM

This was an irritating mistake. I forgot to sand off the little square bit where the emblem on the Olds kit goes. My car uses a different style. Fortunately, I was able to sand it down and get the white feathered in and the match is great. If only the hood on this thing went the same way. I never did get the white to match the body shade.

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Posted by justmike on Monday, December 17, 2018 1:57 PM

I thought I was pretty clever using wire to replicate the thin bit of chrome on the front and the rear bumpers. ( A genius in my own mind. lol )

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Posted by justmike on Monday, December 17, 2018 1:59 PM

I coulda cried when I realized I had forgotten to paint this part of the dash after taking out the instrument cluster. Fortunately, I had just enough of the 40 year old little tin of Humbrol blue to paint it, but man it was close!

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Posted by justmike on Monday, December 17, 2018 2:01 PM

How I missed this lettering before painting it is beyond me. ggrrrrr! 

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Posted by justmike on Monday, December 17, 2018 2:02 PM

I weathered the chassis a little and as you can see I left it stock. My Cutlass did not have a dual exhaust, or the big engine, or........., well, you get the idea.

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Posted by justmike on Monday, December 17, 2018 2:06 PM

I am posting this picture because the Matte clear by Krylon is great. You do thin layers at a time so you really can control how dull you want the part to be. Its better than other dullcotes I've tried.  So thats it. Now I will finish my Valvoline March Indy car and get some more prep work done on my Tamiya Mini that a friend gave me. I have some good friends. lol

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Posted by mrmike on Monday, December 17, 2018 2:28 PM

Looks really good Mike!  I'm going the other way with my Hurst Olds.  I'm making mine an '84 with the reversed paint scheme.  I got the MCG photoetch set for it and the AMT white lettered tires.  I had a McNally story for that build, but I lost the story when my hard drive crashed.  I may try rewriting that story from memory.

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Posted by justmike on Monday, December 17, 2018 5:03 PM

Thanks. I am looking forward to another McNally story. 

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Posted by midnightprowler on Monday, December 17, 2018 5:21 PM

Very well done. You want to part with the balance of the pe?

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Posted by spencer1984 on Monday, December 17, 2018 8:00 PM
Looks great, nicely done! Not a color combination you see on these too often, but it really fits the car.
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Posted by American185 on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 12:42 PM

Beautiful build and attention to detail. Excellent color choices. Nice to see a great daily driver so well done instead of the constant pony cars !! Bravo !!

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Posted by mclovin on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 8:58 PM

What a great looking build!love the Canadian license plate!

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Posted by modelcarjr on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 7:46 AM

Nice work, Mike! I really like that Landau (I think that what it was called) top! Was it a vinyl roof? I seem to remember that it was velour or some other fabric. Am I right or crazy? I really enjoyed your attention to details! Cool Thumbs Up

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Posted by justmike on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 8:21 PM

Thanks for the compliments guys. Mine was a vinyl roof. I don't think any of the 80's Cutlasses had that velour type of roof but I do remember them on some vehicles.  I wish my top had of turned out better but oh well. I thought I would get a closer representation of the type of top my car had; a very soft push in kind of vinyl that was not as wrinkled as the masking tape would have made it seem. I should have stuck to masking tape. I looked it up modelcar. A landau roof covers the whole top. My style is called a landaulet, not that anyone would know the dif. lol

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  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Thursday, December 20, 2018 1:02 AM

sweet build. If you could have put a v6 in it, that would have been different. I put a v6 in my replica of my firebird.

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