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1983 Hurst Olds
Posted by JayDubs on Thursday, June 18, 2020 11:53 AM

I don't know whether this belongs here or in the Muscle Car section. I guess that depends on your politics and what you think constitutes a Muscle car. I'm posting it here, since this is a factory stock build. 

 

Here is my latest quarantine creation, Revell #4317 1983 Hurst Oldsmobile. This is certainly one of only a few later model builds I've done. According to our friends at scalemates, this was a new tool in 2016. The kit has 99 parts, including four rubber tires (with no sidewall detail), clear, red, black and chrome trees.

The level of engraving was fantastic as were the molds. This kit went together without a hitch. The 21 piece motor/transmission appears to be a good representation of the small block (307?) motor this car came with. I chose to add an aftermarket distributor and some plug wires to finish it off.

The suspension, front and rear are multipiece assemblies that went together nicely. I finished them in flat black with an aluminum dry brush just to pick out some details. This was my first crack at dry brushing and I'm quite happy with my work if I don't say so my self. The tires are plain rubber (boo!) and the wheels represent the 5-spoke rallye type wheels. The wheels got some flat aluminum and a grimy black wash to help pick out details

 

The interior is a bucket assembly, but has separate door panels which helps with detail painting. I finished it with Ford Redfire metallic from scalefinishes, but without any gloss finish -- an attempt to replicate the flat finish of real interior. The Hurst lightening rod shifters were a nice finishing touch.

The body itself was simply amazing. I can't say enough about how well the proportions look to me and how good the body came together -- with the exception of the missing drivers side mirror which fell victim to a drop off the paint stand and a trip into the mysterious abyss knows as the floor.

I finished this is Chevrolet Black and Silver two tone. I'm very pleased with the paints from scalefinishes and even though there is alot of orange peel on the body, I like how it looks in the display case. The pinstrip decals were intimidating at first, but the printing was outstanding and I found that time, patience and some setting solution did wonders for helping everything line up nice and neatly. She is finished off with custom printed license plates that I made using the Acme license plate maker.

 

I only wish I would have kept the other kit so that I could have built the 1984 version in the silver over black finish. Live and learn.

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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Thursday, June 18, 2020 1:54 PM

Nice looking Olds. One of the better looking 'muscley cars' from the 80s (not that there was a lot of competition). You nailed the look nicely.

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Posted by mrmike on Thursday, June 18, 2020 4:01 PM

Fantastic looking Olds!  I plan on building the '84 Edition of the Hurst Olds.  I have the P/E Set from Model Car Garage with all the necessary pieces for my build. 

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Posted by amt68 on Thursday, June 18, 2020 4:24 PM

Very nice job and I agree the flat interior best represents the 1:1. I have this kit and I'll remember that point when I build it. I've never tried the drybrush technique. Did you use an acrylic or enamel type paint to acheive the look?

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Posted by JayDubs on Thursday, June 18, 2020 4:39 PM

amt68

Very nice job and I agree the flat interior best represents the 1:1. I have this kit and I'll remember that point when I build it. I've never tried the drybrush technique. Did you use an acrylic or enamel type paint to acheive the look? 

 

Thanks! I sprayed the chassis with flat black from a rattle can, sprayed some of the other parts semi-gloss black, brushed aluminum on the exhaust then I used Model Master Enamel aluminium to drybrush the chassis. I have had little to no luck with acrylics.

 

Bainford

Nice looking Olds. One of the better looking 'muscley cars' from the 80s (not that there was a lot of competition). You nailed the look nicely.

Thank you @Bainford.

 

mrmike

Fantastic looking Olds!  I plan on building the '84 Edition of the Hurst Olds.  I have the P/E Set from Model Car Garage with all the necessary pieces for my build. 

Thanks MrMike. Good luck with the '84!!

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Posted by midnightprowler on Thursday, June 18, 2020 4:59 PM

Very nice. Biggest gaff on this kit is the tires. Revellograms Goodyear GT Radials would have been closer to accurathan bias plus. You did very well. To be honest the real cars had plenty of orange peel lol. Got this in the works myself. 

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Posted by JayDubs on Thursday, June 18, 2020 5:05 PM

midnightprowler

Very nice. Biggest gaff on this kit is the tires. Revellograms Goodyear GT Radials would have been closer to accurathan bias plus. You did very well. To be honest the real cars had plenty of orange peel lol. Got this in the works myself. 

 

 

I agree 100%. The tires were the biggest disappointment. I guess they didn't want to pay the licensing fee. I guess I could have subbed out something aftermarket, but I'm lazy and cheap so....

Thanks for the kind words.

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Posted by midnightprowler on Thursday, June 18, 2020 5:10 PM

Not a criticism of your build at all. 

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Posted by JayDubs on Thursday, June 18, 2020 7:25 PM

midnightprowler

Not a criticism of your build at all. 

 

 

Thanks. I wasn't taking it as a criticism at all. I was really disappointed with the lack of branding or sidewall detail. Particularly with the level of detail in the rest of the kit. I guess licensing fees were too high for Revell (but not for Round2 -- go figure).

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Posted by 58volvoV8 on Thursday, June 18, 2020 8:20 PM

Nice build...looks really nice and realistic.  I have this kit but I won't even attempt the factory paint or decals. I was thinking all black with centerline wheels and a sbc automatic for mine.....but I may just ebay it.

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