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Revell 1969 Chevrolet Nova SS
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Posted: Friday, February 28, 2020 - 12:28 PM UTC
Thanks, Gabriel. I'm thinking maybe another coat of the yellow, then a clear. Then it's off to the trim & finishing it up.

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Posted: Friday, February 28, 2020 - 12:41 PM UTC

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Thanks, Gabriel. I'm thinking maybe another coat of the yellow, then a clear. Then it's off to the trim & finishing it up.

Jim



Honestly, wanting a second coat of yellow at this point is looking for trouble (unless you have some hidden defects). Light colors are difficult to apply and you just did a beautiful job! But if you're confident - go ahead! I'm waiting the final result with interest

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Posted: Friday, February 28, 2020 - 04:59 PM UTC
Looking very nice Jim. Like Gabriel said, if you have some visible thin spots or touch-ups that need covering, go for it. Otherwise, that Yellow coat looks good.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 02:54 AM UTC
Jim,
I'm also curious as to why you're thinking about another color coat after these coats have dried and cured?

Your present color coats need to be treated almost like you would with primer, as the new top color coat won't be any better then the base color base coats. Believe, I learned that lesson the hard way on more then a few occasions.

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Posted: Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 07:00 AM UTC
It's not that it needs an entire new topcoat. There are some places where the paint didn't get. I'm not actually sure if it will be worth it to try to hit those little areas at the risk of messing up the rest of the model though.

Jim
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Posted: Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 07:57 AM UTC
I painted my Honda RA272, in Tamiya racing white laquer paint. Some areas was in need of some light sanding and touch up. Had No problems what so ever, with that.
Just go light, if you do want to give it another coat.
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Posted: Sunday, March 01, 2020 - 04:05 AM UTC
Jim,
All I can say is if it bothers you, then go for it. But just give the color coat a very lite wet sanding that will correctly prep it for another coat of Yellow.

My fear of just spot painting is that you'll create an uneven coat, that might have a shadow look to certain areas at certain angles.

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Posted: Thursday, March 05, 2020 - 11:55 AM UTC
Finished this up today. It was a pleasurable build, and everything fit quite well. All in all, I am please with the results.









Jim
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Posted: Thursday, March 05, 2020 - 12:07 PM UTC
Jim, you should be pleased with your result! I like it. The yellow paint turned out nice after all. also some details as half full radiator bottle and nicely picked up battery terminals add alot to the picture. Well done job, Congratulations!

So: what's next?

Cheers!
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Posted: Thursday, March 05, 2020 - 12:08 PM UTC
You should be pleased Jim, that looks very nice! Also great to hear that you didn't find any big problems during the build, good info to keep stored away!

Looking forward to your next adventure, what do you have lined up in the queue?

Cheers, D

EDIT: If you haven't already disposed of it, can you post a picture of the box so we know which specific kit this is?
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Posted: Thursday, March 05, 2020 - 12:21 PM UTC
Thanks, guys. I appreciate it. It really was a fun build. I found it quite relaxing.

Gabriel, I think the half-full radiator bottle is just a shadow. Does look cool in the pic, though!

D, the next adventure is the Revell 1957 Ford Sedan Gasser for the Strip, Track & Trail Group Build, and the AMT Plymouth Valiant Scamp Short Track race car.

Here is a photo of the box for the Nova:


I cut off the manufacturer in the photo, but it's a Revell kit, and it's still available. Here is the Webpage on Revell's Website:

https://www.revell.com/products/cars/muscle-1964-to-1974/69-chevy-nova-ss.html

Jim
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Posted: Thursday, March 05, 2020 - 01:24 PM UTC
Thanks Jim. I always like to be able to relate a build to a specific boxing of a kit.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Thursday, March 05, 2020 - 01:30 PM UTC
Any time, D.

Jim
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Posted: Thursday, March 05, 2020 - 02:19 PM UTC
None of my local stores have that '69 kit so I will have to swim the ether, but at least the box top shows me what I need to look for. Thanks for doing that.
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2020 - 01:03 AM UTC
Beautifull job James. The yellow paintjob turned out very well.
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2020 - 07:29 AM UTC
Thanks, Jesper.

Jim
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2020 - 08:41 AM UTC
Came out great Jim.

I had a 71 with a 307. That was the vehicle that I said never again to the bowtie. LOL
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2020 - 09:43 AM UTC
Thanks, David.

Jim
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Posted: Sunday, March 08, 2020 - 02:39 AM UTC
Jim,
Outstanding build and finish. Impressive in every modeling respect including nailing that Yellow paint color

I'm looking to your next builds in our next GB.

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Posted: Sunday, March 08, 2020 - 04:56 AM UTC
Thanks, Joel. The yellow isn't perfect, but I like the results. I am looking forward to building the Gasser for the next GB if the Scamp doesn't kill me first!

Jim