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PostSubject: Buick Special Wagon   Buick Special Wagon Icon_minitimeWed 21 Nov 2018, 9:16 am

Another obscure kit for the collection. AMT's promo for the '61 Buick Special. Tamiya Titanium Silver, and the usual treatment for the one piece chassis. The chrome for this and three other builds are off to the USA for replating, so there will be some delay on this one.

Polish tomorrow and BMF it when the next sheets arrive. I tried their Ultra Bright Chrome. NEVER AGAIN. Horrible stuff. Rips rather than a clean cut.
I'll stick to the regular chrome.

Like the Electra, the kit was in in good, built condition. I should blow some Silver along the rocker panels for an over spray effect, and need to silver the fuel tank too.


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PostSubject: Re: Buick Special Wagon   Buick Special Wagon Icon_minitimeWed 21 Nov 2018, 11:38 am

I love it ..! Beautiful work on her. being a 60s wagon fan I have collected a few myself and always looking for others too. I have this one but its in the parts needed list pile yet.
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PostSubject: Re: Buick Special Wagon   Buick Special Wagon Icon_minitimeThu 22 Nov 2018, 1:53 pm

Looking good - silver is a great choice for it.

I agree with your feelings on Ultra Bright. It seems the good old original chrome is the only decent product of theirs I've found. The black and brass are also doubly thick and tear easily.
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PostSubject: Re: Buick Special Wagon   Buick Special Wagon Icon_minitimeThu 22 Nov 2018, 10:25 pm

Promos aren't that great. BUT, there is more variety in make and model, and for that I thank those old '50s '60s mold makers and companies ... and builders like you who share them with us. Bless your heart!
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PostSubject: Re: Buick Special Wagon   Buick Special Wagon Icon_minitimeSun 25 Nov 2018, 7:09 pm

Excellent start! I echo what the others have already said about '60's wagons - looking forward to seeing this develop.
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PostSubject: Re: Buick Special Wagon   Buick Special Wagon Icon_minitimeWed 28 Nov 2018, 8:36 am

Today's update. Too hot to model, so I contented myself with sanding in front of YouTube.

I've polished the paint out. BMF next. The grill & bumpers are off to the replaters soon.

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PostSubject: Re: Buick Special Wagon   Buick Special Wagon Icon_minitimeWed 28 Nov 2018, 11:32 am

Very Nice..! There is nothing wrong with promos or curbside kits...in fact I sometimes prefer them over others. They all make great replicas...even some of the snaps kits. Id be happy if they could/would make more 60s wagons for us to enjoy.
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PostSubject: Re: Buick Special Wagon   Buick Special Wagon Icon_minitimeWed 28 Nov 2018, 2:12 pm

Looking great Chris, Have been following along.
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PostSubject: Re: Buick Special Wagon   Buick Special Wagon Icon_minitimeSun 02 Dec 2018, 10:03 pm

Looking great! The style is wonderfully evocative, love the body lines.
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PostSubject: Re: Buick Special Wagon   Buick Special Wagon Icon_minitimeMon 03 Dec 2018, 7:53 pm

Great to see an estate car being built.

Nice work Chris Buick Special Wagon 1705482731
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PostSubject: Re: Buick Special Wagon   Buick Special Wagon Icon_minitimeSun 09 Dec 2018, 12:15 am

Glazed, interior in and BMF started. I'm using the regular chrome BMF. Not as shiny but a mile easier to work with.

It will sit a little higher on the chassis once the bumpers are in. Still researching chroming options.
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PostSubject: Re: Buick Special Wagon   Buick Special Wagon Icon_minitimeSun 09 Dec 2018, 12:32 pm

seriously good Chris. Buick Special Wagon 1705482731
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PostSubject: Re: Buick Special Wagon   Buick Special Wagon Icon_minitimeSun 09 Dec 2018, 3:34 pm

Great job on the conversion. It's good that the Buick Special was a lower level entry on the Buick line. Otherwise, it could wipe you out of BMF.

I've had good results with Spaz Stix Mirror Chrome. It's a bit more forgiving than Alclad.
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PostSubject: Re: Buick Special Wagon   Buick Special Wagon Icon_minitimeSun 09 Dec 2018, 6:00 pm

Great progress! Buick Special Wagon 1705482731
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