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PostSubject: 1960 Bonneville   Thu 22 Dec 2016, 4:46 am

Complete. Wired the distributor, parts box wipers, (kit ones were not chromed, yet the exhaust was!) stainless wire for the antennas.
Tamiya Titanium Gold. Interior is  auto store brown & Dullcote.

Pros: Good moulding, no flash, only some minor fit issues. Great chrome, and minimal BMF required. Windscreen frame and interior only, the rest is supplied. Well detailed underside with separate chassis & fuel tank

Cons: Weird and crude engine, mostly easy fixes/hidden. Massive tabs on the chrome parts, fiddley to trim off. Very hard to remove the chrome from the exhaust. Some other oddities are the unchromed wipers, all the mirrors,and interior/ exterior door handles. The upholstery 'seams' are wrong too. No moulded in chrome strip for the windscreen lower.

Don't let that put you off, over all I'm delighted with it









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PostSubject: Re: 1960 Bonneville   Thu 22 Dec 2016, 5:10 am

Great job on that - love the colors.

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PostSubject: Re: 1960 Bonneville   Thu 22 Dec 2016, 9:40 am

Stunner Chris!!
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PostSubject: Re: 1960 Bonneville   Thu 22 Dec 2016, 12:18 pm

Very nice build...! I love the touch of the suitcases in the trunk...very nice.
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PostSubject: Re: 1960 Bonneville   Thu 22 Dec 2016, 1:04 pm

Beautiful job on a mixed bag kit for sure. I have the hardtop in the works myself. They got some stuff so right, and did some weird things for sure on other things.
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PostSubject: Re: 1960 Bonneville   Thu 22 Dec 2016, 3:49 pm

I always wanted to build one of these. Every one that i have seen built has looked great.
The hard tops roof seems a bit too short and trunk too long but to most people who have never seen the real thing they don't really notice.
You did a great job! You did the kit proud!
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PostSubject: Re: 1960 Bonneville   Thu 22 Dec 2016, 5:54 pm

Nice that is a real beauty. Wish I had one just like it in the Garage.
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PostSubject: Re: 1960 Bonneville   Thu 22 Dec 2016, 9:27 pm

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Very nice build...!  I love the touch of the suitcases in the trunk...very nice.  

Thanks for the compliments,gents. The 'suitcases' are old printer buttons sanded down with stretched poly handles.
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PostSubject: Re: 1960 Bonneville   Fri 23 Dec 2016, 1:17 am

Wow that turned out really great, I dig it, love the wheels and tire's. The interior colour works well with the body colour.

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PostSubject: Re: 1960 Bonneville   Fri 23 Dec 2016, 11:46 am

I am really impressed with the paintwork. I think titanium gold is one of the most beautiful colours for any vehicle as it always works and looks good. I applaude the smoothness of the paint as well. Everything about this one sits really well with my eyes. I could look at it all day.
Outstanding work!!
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PostSubject: Re: 1960 Bonneville   Fri 23 Dec 2016, 1:03 pm

I admire your clean, crisp building that creates a stunning model without blemish. Awesome depth and detail!
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PostSubject: Re: 1960 Bonneville   Sat 24 Dec 2016, 3:29 am

Absolutely gorgeous!
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PostSubject: Re: 1960 Bonneville   Wed 28 Dec 2016, 2:13 pm

Wow !! Land Yacht !! ................ great build sir
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PostSubject: Re: 1960 Bonneville   Tue 03 Jan 2017, 3:02 pm

Very nice build!
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