1:25 1975 Ford Gran Torino
We interrupt the Bebout Curtiss P-40 production line to present my second model car since coming back to the hobby ten years ago. This Torino was a challenge presented to me my a fellow modeling friend. He builds lots of automotive kits as well as really neat automotive themed dioramas. Stated I should try to build something without wings, so after he presented me with this Revell kit I began construction. He noted I didn't have build her as presented on the box so consequently I didn't. Fact is I remember the show Starsky & Hutch but don't ever remember seeing any episodes.
This wasn't a difficult kit, parts fit was OK and the instructions make logical sense. I used Model Car Word lacquer and the color is Ford 80-81 Dark Pine Metallic. Molotow Liquid Chrome was used to paint the chrome trim around the windows etc. Nice product as it comes in the form of a pen so application is easy. I also used speed tape to secure the windshield and rear window, so no worries about getting glue on the clear parts. I did not wire the V-8 engine as this was an out of the box build for me. And I learned that a chrome covered part does not dry when glued to another chrome piece. Who said old dogs can't learn new tricks. Not a show stopper for sure it looks nice from 3 feet. May have to break out the 67 GTO he also bought for me.
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