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79 Cadillac DeVil

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  • Member since
    February 2004
  • From: nottingham,england
79 Cadillac DeVil
Posted by arcturus on Saturday, June 6, 2020 2:07 PM

Andf indeed it was a devil. I bought it built up off EbayUK. Hand painted in skyblue with a black vinyl roof and an interior that had been left white plastic. Faded chrome, no hood ornament and the typcial wonky JoHan white bands.
The hardest about this restoration was the windows. The bottoms of the glass had been glued up and hard to buff out the excess glue. In fact it had gone straight through the glass, so theres a few small white patches on the window. Luckily they're close to the hood so can barely notice.

I scratch built a hood ornament, used a Modelhaus door mirror, and luckily had a sprue with some better cadillac bumoers on (no idea where I got that from )

It reminds me of the mafia cadillac on the John Candy film, Armed and dangerous. 

 1979 Cadillac DeVille (JoHan) 

 1979 Cadillac DeVille (JoHan) 

 1979 Cadillac DeVille (JoHan)


Because unlike some Robin hoods,I can speak with an english accent...
  • Member since
    December 2005
  • From: Upstate New York
Posted by spencer1984 on Sunday, June 7, 2020 6:19 AM
Nice recovery, that turned out great!
  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 11:00 AM

Cool yacht.

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

- Steamboat Gariepy

Trevor

  • Member since
    December 2019
Posted by amt68 on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 4:17 PM

Nice job arcturus. It's a shame models kits like this are so scarce because I have a great appreciation for this generation of Cadillac.

  • Member since
    December 2019
  • From: New Braunfels,Tx.
Posted by Metalbender on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 5:50 PM

Hey! You talking to Me? Thas a nice Caddy!

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