1:24 '70 GS with Vinyl Top?

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  1. Sluggo

    Sluggo Founders Club Member

    Antone know if there was ever a 1:24 kit for a '70 GS with a vinyl top? I'm thinking about a winter project to recreate my car and would like to start as close to what I have as possible.

    Alternatively, are there other models that have a vinyl top that I could chop off and replace? Or what's a good method for faking a vinyl top? I would think the trim would be the hardest part, but what the hell do I know. Haven't built a model since I was 12.

  2. JoeBlog

    JoeBlog Platinum Level Contributor

    When I built models, lo, those many years ago, I once built a 66 T-bird hardtop. I wanted it to have a vinyl top, so I took black paint and poured a bit into the cap and left it alone for a while. It thickened up enough for me to use a shortened bristle paint brush to stipple the effect of vinyl on the model. Looked good enough to make a lot of people ask where I got the “material” for it.
  3. Mart

    Mart Gold level member

    A guy I worked with told me on his model cars, he stuck masking tape on the roof and painted it satin black.
    He said it looked textured like a real vinyl top? You might even find black masking tape.
    Sounds doable.
  4. Sluggo

    Sluggo Founders Club Member

    Good ideas. I think the hardest part will be trying to recreate the chrome trim.
  5. Mart

    Mart Gold level member

    I would think.a piece of thinly sizzored chrome tape would stimulate the trim strips.
  6. Premier 350

    Premier 350 Chris (aka Webby)

    Masking tape works. Here's a youtube tutorial on the subject.
    On the chrome trim question, I'd use liquid poly cement to glue thin strips of plastic to the body, then use BMF (Bare Metal Foil) to do the chrome. BMF is fine enough to do drip moulding with. It's fiddley, but beats any other method.
    If you're interested, this model forum a friendly place. I'm there as Webby. http://skidsplace.forumotion.com/

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