Some 1:1 scale modeling.
Summer’s here and I’ve been away from my bench getting some automotive projects done. Finally had the slushbox on my ’75 Hornet rebuilt so I tackled something that always bothered me. The grille from the 75 and later cars. The 73/74 units look much more muscular IMHO and since my cars running a 304 it might as well look the part.
I sourced a 74 grille and bezels and thought of how I wanted them to look. I settled on silver over satin black after checking out color schemes on the web but the problem was masking the silver to spray the black. From the factory AMC started with a black part and misted on the silver highlights resulting in a splotchy bunch of overspray when you look between the fins.
Now if I can only find a Johan kit of the Hornet!
(Martin if you feel this needs to be in my garage I won’t feel bad if you move it. Johannes, this is part of the article I mentioned posting on Grand Retro.)
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