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  • Member since
    February 2004
  • From: nottingham,england
1976 Caprice
Posted by arcturus on Thursday, October 3, 2019 2:08 AM

This is the later MPC re-isse from a few years ago.
This was a good example of why you should never throw away old models. 
I sometimes like to incorperate bits from my old models from when I was younger into my new models,. It sounds odd, but it's just something I do.
I had the first reissue of this when it came out in the late 90's. (pro modeller version.) 

I bought this version a few years ago, but only just started it about a month ago. Unfortunately, I didn't even notice that the body had a molding defect. Between the door and the rear wheel arch, a section of body was missing where the body tucks under. The edges of the body where this bit was missing looked like melted candle wax. 
Luckily because I had kept the old body shell of the kit I had in the late 90's, I managed to cut a section out and sculpt it into the body. 


With that done, I added some modlehaus wheels and tyres, photo etched front and rear badges. 

I painted it the same colour scheme as the firsty one I built.

 1976 Chevrolet Caprice (MPC)

 1976 Chevrolet Caprice (MPC) 

 1976 Chevrolet Caprice (MPC) 

Because unlike some Robin hoods,I can speak with an english accent...
  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Thursday, October 3, 2019 4:16 AM

That's a beauty. Nearly pass for real.

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    June 2004
Posted by Tom99 on Thursday, October 3, 2019 6:21 AM
Looking very good!
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    August 2007
  • From: Kamloops,Canada
Posted by mclovin on Thursday, October 3, 2019 7:14 PM

Beautiful job!!

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  • Member since
    April 2009
  • From: Montreal, Canada
Posted by charger74 on Friday, October 4, 2019 11:35 PM

It looks very good

  • Member since
    December 2005
  • From: Upstate New York
Posted by spencer1984 on Saturday, October 5, 2019 5:56 AM
Looks great, nicely done!
  • Member since
    December 2019
Posted by amt68 on Saturday, December 14, 2019 7:41 AM

I'm assuming the vinyl top wasn't molded in from the manufacturer. If not do you recall what size styrene strips were used to separate the top from the body? Because I have a couple of these kits and creating the look of a vinyl top seems essential for this body style. Tremendous job on your attention to detail with this model. 

  • Member since
    February 2004
  • From: nottingham,england
Posted by arcturus on Saturday, December 14, 2019 9:52 AM

Hi

Sorry, I honestly can't remember what sized strips I used. If I find out I'll let you know. Imay have the old packet laying around.

Because unlike some Robin hoods,I can speak with an english accent...
  • Member since
    December 2019
Posted by amt68 on Saturday, December 14, 2019 4:59 PM

That's okay I was just curious. Thanks for the reply and looking forward to your future builds. 

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