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#81 Intmd8r

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 02:36 AM

I know how you feel. Right now in additon to the Cobra, I have two GT 350-R builds under way. One is a detailed race car replica build, the other is a top secret custom. On top of whish I have the itch to go out and get an '07-'12 Shelby Mustang. I know that it's a bit of builders ADD, but it keeps me busy while waiting for paint to dry or parts "extras" to arrive inthe mail. No one ever said that you can't do both, and you certainly don't have to build them at the same time.

Take your time and have fun!

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 04:05 PM

I've been silent from this build for some time while i try and figure out what to do for my racer. I think I have it figured out now.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 05:38 AM

I painted the Cobra Body last week, but had no time to post these pictures here. It's just spray paint, and next it needs some Decals, clear and of course, polishing. I hope it turns out good.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:05 AM

That is beautiful, what paint did you use?

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 03:37 PM

Small progress today, but progress all the same:

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:08 PM

Thanks, Jonathan! I used Maston spray paints, the color code was 803, if I remember correctly... I can check it again when I'm back Home. Don't know if there are Maston paints in the States, but here in Finland they are easy to get and they work very well too. :)

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 03:46 AM

The color on that Cobra looks fantastic. That is some killer paint, too bad we yanks can't get it here.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 04:11 AM

Thanks, Ray :P !

Luckily there's at least one thing which is available in Finland, but not in USA. :lol: But of course, you have tons of different paint manufacturers and different paint brands there, what we don't have (or then we have to order those paints).

I'm planning to add some decals on the Cobra body, but I'm not sure if I can do it today or not.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 01:44 PM

STATUS UPDATE: Moving Along.....

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 02:10 PM

Looks great ! I like the engine and chassis detailing . Where did you get the Essex Wire decals ?

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 02:27 PM

Aren't those decals in the Essex Wire Cobra kit by Monogram ?

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 03:33 PM

Aren't those decals in the Essex Wire Cobra kit by Monogram ?


Yup. That would be the one. I searched high and low for the Monogram Essex Wire kit and found one on Ebay factory sealed for $5+Shipping just before the passing of Corrol Shelby. Good luck findinding this kit in the same condition now for that price.

So far, the results aren't too bad for a 20+ year decals.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 04:05 PM

Status update: Almost there......

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 06:28 AM

I just discovered this thread but I have been building my own tributes to Carroll Shelby. I have two traverse-spring Cobras on my bench which I hope to finish before departing on vacation the middle of August and will post photos here. I am unable to go to this month's Monterey Historics honoring Caroll and the fifieth anniversary of the Cobra but the first vintage races I ever attended [Palm Srings 1990] and the first Monterey Historics I went to [1997] were also tributes to Carroll Shelby.
The model picutred here was built in 2005. It is my version of the 1964 Targa Florio FIA 289 Cobra driven by Dan Gurney and Gerry Grant. The body is a combination of the 1/25 AMT kit and the Academy 289 [which is actually the AMT kit with a 427 body and headers]. I used parts from Replicas & Miniatures [wheels, Weber carbs], the great detail set from Acu-Stion [no longer available] and the beautiful UMI/Cartograph decals from Scale Coachworks.
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 05:06 PM

Very nice. I like it !

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 04:08 PM

I like it too

You would think that after all this time, I would have figured out what shelby kit I wanted to do next, but nope :lol:

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 02:46 AM

Me too !

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 02:53 AM

Nice collection! Let me know if you ever want to part with some of thosse kits ;)

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 09:45 AM

Ok so I opted to pick up another Shelby based car for this.

Subject: 2006 Mustang GT-H

Going to build it box stock, as I am trying to hone in my basic building skills such as seam lines, ejector pin moldings and a clean paint job.

For the motor, I am using the Metalizers line of aluminum plate and only making sure to polish some parts of it like the valve covers and the oil pan.

I don't have pics yet but will as soon as I get home.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 12:41 PM

Phil , I like the mods you have done to the body . The cut-back doors and FIA trunk lid look great !