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Following the Beetle build which is now with my old Mum !
When visiting my father in law and looking through boxes of old photos, he produces this battered old box from 1974 , a year after I met his daughter, who is still my long suffering wife!
I sneaked it away when all the boxes were put back and intend to build it as best I can and send it back to him in Northumberland, as a surprise, wish me luck it's not exactly Tamiya quality :tears-of-joy: FullSizeRender.jpgFullSizeRender-2.jpg
 

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Steve,
I'm envious! Those kits of 30's American Limos are as rare as hen's teeth - this is the 1975 boxing by Airfix of the 1965 MPC original. The parts look very nice. I'll follow with interest!!!
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Beautiful job so far steve , the gloss black looks superb . Are you going for the box top blue/ black scheme ?
 

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Beautiful job so far steve , the gloss black looks superb . Are you going for the box top blue/ black scheme ?
Thank you - quite pleased with the black so far - just brushed ....
Yes to the colour scheme , not looking forward to the 'chrome' as it is poor quality and the windscreen surround was found to be broken in the box. I have considered stripping it, but will soldier on as it is.
 

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Chalk it up to sloppy US coachwork:smiling:.
 

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Really looks the part does that, well done.

Andy.
 

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Wow that's brilliant, love the gloss and it's brush painted !
 

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That's it done as best I can, the 'chrome' was awful really, but for a 45 year old kit what can you expect I suppose? There is a folded down hood as an option, but decided to glue the roof to the screen to keep it more secure.
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I'll pack it up and give it back to my father-in-law to sit on a shelf and gather dust :tears-of-joy:
 

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That looks superb steve , a quality build of a less than perfect kit . The white roof looks brilliant with the blue and black and loving the open dickey seat . Father in law is going to be surprised and delighted , cheers tony
 
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