My diorama is nearly finished so I wanted to get back to building cars. I picked the easiest one in my inventory. A Testors metal pre-painted Boss 351 in my favorite color combo. The instructions and grille says it is a 1971. Everything else about it says it is a 1973. Calling this one done.
Bill Newcomer Getting back to cars after the diorama. Picked an easy one. Going to change the interior to white/black. I am on the fence about the wheels and tires. I am kind of partial to the Magnum 500s. Follow along if you wish.
20. August, 03:52
Bob Hall You know I'm in ! Here are a couple with different wheels in your color.
Bob Hall Never did like the Sand dollar hub caps but It is unique look.
20. August, 05:59
Bill Newcomer Sand dollar, a very accurate description. I do like that they are very unique and I don't think they would look appropriate on any other car. I still may change my mind though. The tires are pad printed BFGs with Goodyear Polyglass bias ply tread. Looks kinda weird since I know what BFG tread pattern looks like.
20. August, 06:46
Bill Newcomer Making slow but steady progress. Pulled off the 'wrong' pad printed BFG tires with the Goodyear tread. Replaced them with the proper Goodyears. Lettering done with white Gelly Roll pen. Used my backer rod trick to keep the "air" in the tires since there are no rim lips for the tire beads.
5. September, 00:09
Bill Newcomer Got the black and white interior conversion finished. Detailed dash with new fine tip brush and a little Molotow chrome.
Bill Newcomer Approaching the finish line. Finished the very simple chassis.
10. September, 05:18
Bill Newcomer Calling this one done. Struggled with getting Testors red tube glue to actually join the (apperently NOT styrene) plastic parts. Had to resort to other adhesives. Had to pull it apart a few times to get the rear axle to settle low enough. Took longer than I thought it would but I added more detail than I originally planned. Comments welcome.