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PostSubject: 1966 Suburban   Wed 14 Mar 2018, 9:56 am

Revell's take on the '66 Suburban. Looks a good kit thus far. The shocks could stand some improvement, and the wide whitewalls will go, replaced by thinner ones, but other than that a good kit.
Easy two toning, as the roof is a separate piece. Strictly speaking, the pillars should be white too, but it was too easy to do it my way.



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PostSubject: Re: 1966 Suburban   Wed 14 Mar 2018, 11:18 am


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PostSubject: Re: 1966 Suburban   Wed 14 Mar 2018, 11:59 am

Superb paint finish and great colour.
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PostSubject: Re: 1966 Suburban   Wed 14 Mar 2018, 1:40 pm

Nice paint choice for the period.

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PostSubject: Re: 1966 Suburban   Wed 14 Mar 2018, 6:44 pm

Real clean looking build, I like the colour.

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PostSubject: Re: 1966 Suburban   Thu 15 Mar 2018, 1:23 pm

Nice and bright. May I ask what colour was used here? I'm guessing light blue, or brilliant blue?
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PostSubject: Re: 1966 Suburban   Thu 15 Mar 2018, 6:27 pm

Halfords Ford Wedgewood Blue is very similar Dave.

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PostSubject: Re: 1966 Suburban   Thu 15 Mar 2018, 9:23 pm

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Nice and bright. May I ask what colour was used here? I'm guessing light blue, or brilliant blue?

Dave, it's Tamiya French Blue. Very close to an OEM colour of the era too.
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PostSubject: Re: 1966 Suburban   Thu 15 Mar 2018, 10:08 pm

A great start and I love the colour
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PostSubject: Re: 1966 Suburban   Fri 16 Mar 2018, 1:35 pm

Looking great. Love the color.
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PostSubject: Re: 1966 Suburban   Sat 24 Mar 2018, 4:31 pm

Excellent start! And at risk of being repetitive, that colour combo is superb!
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PostSubject: Re: 1966 Suburban   Sat 24 Mar 2018, 4:37 pm

Glad Revell is doing an old Suburban!!!! Many possible applications. How cool is that?!
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PostSubject: Re: 1966 Suburban   Wed 28 Mar 2018, 9:59 am

Back to the paint 'booth' (my wheelie bin in the back yard!) I was polishing it in front of the TV. Never again. One rub through and one thin spot. Naughty potty words ensued.
On the other hand, the interior is looking good. Revell kindly include the seat pattern decals.
With some decal set and Dulcote, they've come up well I reckon.
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PostSubject: Re: 1966 Suburban   Wed 28 Mar 2018, 11:44 am

Looking brilliant Chris.
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PostSubject: Re: 1966 Suburban   Wed 28 Mar 2018, 2:23 pm

Awesome looking seats!
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PostSubject: Re: 1966 Suburban   Thu 29 Mar 2018, 9:22 am

Looks great.
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PostSubject: Re: 1966 Suburban   Thu 29 Mar 2018, 12:35 pm

Too bad to hear about the paint/polishing mishap. The interior is looking great. Good luck sorting the paint out.

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PostSubject: Re: 1966 Suburban   Thu 29 Mar 2018, 2:11 pm

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Too bad to hear about the paint/polishing mishap. The interior is looking great. Good luck sorting the paint out.

Got it sanded today. If the wet easter predicted fails to eventuate I'll get it repainted. In the meantime, there's plenty of other builds on the bench!
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PostSubject: Re: 1966 Suburban   Tue 03 Apr 2018, 2:59 am

Nice crisp interior work!
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PostSubject: Re: 1966 Suburban   Mon 16 Apr 2018, 10:38 pm

The white walls are giving me agro. The kit's wide whitewalls are incorrect, and the white paint pen takes forever to dry. Since I'm away for 9 weeks, they can cure then and I'll see if they've finally cured by mid June. Meanwhile, here's the latest progress pics



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PostSubject: Re: 1966 Suburban   Tue 17 Apr 2018, 2:40 pm

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PostSubject: Re: 1966 Suburban   Wed 18 Apr 2018, 6:40 pm

Great work Chris, the steering wheel and dash are fantastic.
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PostSubject: Re: 1966 Suburban   Wed 18 Apr 2018, 11:10 pm

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Great work Chris, the steering wheel and dash are fantastic.

Thanks for the kind words, gents. I'm not sure if the white steering wheel was factory, but I decided to go for it. The floor shifter is my addition as well. Having the roof as a separate piece is a great idea, as it can go on last, after I've loaded the cargo area up with some boxes.
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PostSubject: Re: 1966 Suburban   Sat 28 Apr 2018, 7:40 pm

Excellent progress!
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PostSubject: Re: 1966 Suburban   Sat 05 May 2018, 9:43 pm

Thanx for doing a Suburban. Few models get finished without "issues!'
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