This is my first post on this blog so be patient as I learn all this!
As we all know, all of the licenses to produce the Dukes of Hazzard models kit will expire in December, and Warner Brothers/Universal will not renew them. So if you can find any of the kits you should snap them up. This is a quick review of the General Lee kit.
I wanted to get a General Lee kit so I can have the most iconic car in my collection from all of TV. This was a straight out of the box build. Unfortunately the mold is showing its age and many of the parts don’t fit too well. I built the engine to plug up the hole under the frame just in case somebody looked under there. The hood is glued closed. I built the interior according to the instructions and painted it a dark tan. I used The Detailer black wash to add some depth. Closest thing I had to what the car actually had. The body is Competition Orange from the Testors spray can. This was applied over a good primer coat. I used a Testors silver paint pen to trace the chrome trim parts around the windows. After the paint dried I applied the decals with a bit of solvent to keep them smooth. The clear coats are Minwax Polyurethane Gloss Clear from the spray can. This provides a very high gloss.
After that all dried I assembled the frame, interior and body together. This required a bunch of sanding and trimming to get everything to fit. I used hobby grade epoxy to glue this all together.