So, just wanted to toss up a few pics of my first car kit build since I built the American SATCO kit of the 1992 Pathfinder in 1995. This was purchased first as a practice kit to prep myself to do a good job on the '67 4-door Impala kit from the ‘Supernatural’ TV series for my daughter and second because we had a C2 Corvette when I was young, but I know it wasn’t an LT-1 and probably a '68 anyway. And third, it was 40% off at Hobby Lobby.
I have built some military VWs in 1/35, but as I use armor kit techniques to build those I don’t count them the same as a traditional car kit. For one thing, I am having to learn to create a very smooth, clean, and glossy finish using regular spray paint rather than random camo patterns covered with dust and mud. Since I also went nuts at Ollie’s and again at Hobby Lobby I now have a minor auto stash growing, so this kit won’t be the first and only in 26 years.
Build went okay until it fell off the stand right after I applied my Lucky First-Timer’s Perfect Body Coat® and got a hair on it. Had to strip it and of course I couldn’t get it as nice again. A few other things here and there that were my fault but I feel good about it.
Also have the AMT '57 Bel Air kit waiting on the exterior paint (will be black with a red/black interior), the Supernatural Impala also waiting for the exterior, and a '65 Shelby GT-350 to paint up as my mom’s car in progress. In for a penny, in for a pound they say.