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AMT '66 Buick Wildcat
Posted by amt68 on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 9:02 PM

AMT 1/25 scale 1966 Buick Wildcat from 80's Customizing Series. Painted in Testors Inca Gold lacquer. Kit included the whitewalls and I will have to blackwash the mag wheels on my next build of this kit. 

 

 

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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 8:55 AM

I dig the big Buick. Great highway cruiser. I agree, a little blackwash would really bring out teh details in those wheels.

When I was a kid, an uncle had one (though his may have been a '65). It was black with black interior, which made it look long, low, and sinister. Cool cruiser.

"It would be unusual, if the unusual didn't occur."

- Steamboat Gariepy

Trevor

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    December 2019
Posted by amt68 on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 9:56 AM

Thanks Bainford. I enjoyed this kit since it was relatively simple and yet had good detail. 

Your uncles car must have been pretty sharp as were all of the full sized offerings from GM in '65 and '66. 

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  • From: sunny Sydney, Australia
Posted by nottheband on Friday, December 20, 2019 9:44 PM

Really nice build, amt68, she looks so good in that colour and interior trim.  The Buicks of the mid 60s had such great style, I hope my 66 Riviera finishes up that well, one day.  Cheers.

Steve

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Posted by amt68 on Friday, December 20, 2019 10:24 PM

nottheband

Really nice build, amt68, she looks so good in that colour and interior trim.  The Buicks of the mid 60s had such great style, I hope my 66 Riviera finishes up that well, one day.  Cheers.

Steve

 

 

Thanks again Steve. I definitely plan on doing a couple more models in this Inca Gold and plan on glosscoating future builds. I'm assuming you have the AMT '66 Riviera which I understand is a highly detailed kit. 

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  • From: Nevada
Posted by American185 on Sunday, December 22, 2019 8:28 PM

You nailed this one too !!! Bravo. Perfect color choice for this beautiful car. Brings out the lines perfectly !! I always loved the mid and late 60's big Buicks !!! They will never sadly build cars like this again.............

'There is a special feel in an Oldsmobile, more than the luxury ride its the feeling of pride that you get inside !!!Wink'

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Posted by amt68 on Sunday, December 22, 2019 10:08 PM

American185

You nailed this one too !!! Bravo. Perfect color choice for this beautiful car. Brings out the lines perfectly !! I always loved the mid and late 60's big Buicks !!! They will never sadly build cars like this again.............

 

 

Thank you American and what I like about this kit are pronounced lines which make this one a pleasure to detail. It has a "molded in" chasis and I enjoy hand painting the exhaust sytem. Many of the older AMT kits have similar chasis molds like the '64 Impala and the '65 Bonneville. 

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Posted by litespeedsae on Monday, December 23, 2019 6:27 AM

Beautiful Wildcat. Awesome  wheels. Does the kit come with an engine or is it a curbside? 

Little Rock, Arkansas

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  • From: New Prague MN
Posted by 60Buick on Monday, December 23, 2019 6:58 AM

Beautiful! Looks like the real deal.

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  • From: West Bloomfield, MI
Posted by steveracer on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 3:15 PM
Nice. Makes me want to build my kit, looks so good.

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Posted by amt68 on Thursday, December 26, 2019 11:21 AM

60Buick

Beautiful! Looks like the real deal.

 

 

Thanks, they're nice kits. 

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Posted by amt68 on Thursday, December 26, 2019 11:22 AM

Thank you. This one has an engine but a molded in chasis. Still a very well detailed kit. The '70 Wildcat is the curbside edition and also a really nice model. 

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Posted by amt68 on Thursday, December 26, 2019 11:23 AM

Thanks, look forward to possibly seeing yours here. 

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  • From: Nevada
Posted by American185 on Thursday, December 26, 2019 4:27 PM

[quote user="amt68"]

Thank you. This one has an engine but a molded in chasis. Still a very well detailed kit. The '70 Wildcat is the curbside edition and also a really nice model. 

 I have the 69 Wildcat dealer promo, which I treasure and did the 70 Wildcat as a build. Very easy model to build and detail to accuracy. I enjoyed building that kit. Great looking car as well. Too bad GM lost it's way a few years after that. They had no clue what direction to go in

'There is a special feel in an Oldsmobile, more than the luxury ride its the feeling of pride that you get inside !!!Wink'

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Posted by diamxion on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 4:33 PM

This is a most respectful

l Replica . Well done build :) I admire this . "Where's the keys ?"

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Posted by amt68 on Saturday, January 4, 2020 2:48 PM

diamxion

This is a most respectful

l Replica . Well done build :) I admire this . "Where's the keys ?"

 

 

Thanks, it's a decent build overall that's also a fairly simple and fun build. I remember having an issue fitting the glass into the body. Other than that it went together well with two pins front and rear which aligned the body to chasis nicely. Apparently it's supposed to be rereleased this year by Round 2. 

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  • From: Nevada
Posted by American185 on Monday, March 30, 2020 6:12 PM

I can't thank you enough for the tips you gave about using chrome paint instead of bmf. I am not a fan of bmf at all and have turned to the molotow chrome pens instead. Faster, cleaner, and stays where you put it. Drying time could be improved but hey, you can't have everything. Overall I love working with it. Gets into areas you can't with bmf. And it allowed me to touch up a few old promos that were showing their age !! Thank you again !!!

'There is a special feel in an Oldsmobile, more than the luxury ride its the feeling of pride that you get inside !!!Wink'

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Posted by amt68 on Friday, April 10, 2020 1:33 PM

Your welcome American. I too have started to use the Molotows for certain applications. I especially like Molotows for touching up chrome pieces after they've been removed from the tree. 

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