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The Bandit! AKA The 1977 Pontiac Firebird 1/25 Scale Model Kit


Hey there hows it goin eh?  Welcome to The Bandit build.

You know I can still remember sitting on the couch with my father at a very young age and watching Smokey and the Bandit with my father, him laughing hysterically at the comedic genius of Burt Reynolds and Jackie Gleason, not to mention Jerry Reed playing The Snowman. At the time I didn’t get why my father was laughing I just laughed along with him because we were having fun. Obviously as I grew up and revisited the film that same comedic brilliance was not lost on me.

My father was actually responsible for me getting into modelling in the first place.  We would build model planes together when I was a kid.  Truth is I think I started the hobby back up because it reminds me of him.

If you haven’t seen Smokey and the Bandit I would suggest you crawl out from whatever rock you have been living under and check it out. Trust me its worth it.

Anywhoo, once again while walking around the local hobby store I stumbled across this beauty. The rest is pretty self-explanatory.

Peace!

GP

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The Bandit – 1977 Pontiac Firebird – 1/25 Scale Model Kit – So awesome.

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Working on The Bandit – Winter 2013

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First coats of paint being applied

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Engine Block Assembled

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Interior

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The Bandit starts to take shape. I love the fact that the Bandits hat comes with the kit. So wicked!

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Close up of the Engine

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Interior complete.

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Gotta love the T-Tops even though they had a tendency to leak like a bitch after a while lol.

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Gotta love the toothpick prop rod.

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I’m still convinced that the pinstripe decals for this kit were created in the depths of hell! Oh yeah.

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Painting the gold on these rims was so unnerving. But once the wee tiny phoenix decals and tires were added, I thought it was so cool and so worth the effort.

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The Hood

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Topside

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BAN ONE

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Almost complete.

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Can’t forget the hat!

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Thanks for stopping by. (I swear I am not angry in this picture) Peace! GP

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