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New re-release King Cobra kit update 2-12-13


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#1 cobraman

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:36 AM

Decided this should be my next build. I was going to just add this unopened to my collection but wanted to build it so I orderd another one for collection. I am going to try and replicate the drawing on the side panel of the box. Not the best look for a Cobra but will be something different for the display case. Not too much done yet. Body primed as is chassis. Some smaller parts pre-painted. Still lots to do.  I really like the addition of the metal stacks and the beautiful pad printed tires.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:02 PM

I just picked that kit up a few weeks ago and im looking foreward to building it! i will definately be following along with your build!


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:55 PM

by metal stacks do you mean it comes with aluminum intake tubes for hilborn injection? i understand the opel GT will also have them for the Buick V6 that has been in the kit forever. great upgrade if you ask me and even though i have two of the Opels already i will be buying another strictly on the power of those injection tubes. are they flared at the top? mind posting a pic of them please?

 

ps: just make sure that funny looking top isnt glued on and it should be fine!

 

ive also been meaning to ask: why did AMT call this the "King Cobra"? wasnt the King Cobra a completely different car? not to mention that Torino or whatever that blob was that used the name.



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Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:20 AM

Yes, I meant the stacks for the engine. There will be no roof. I am doing up this one like the one on the side panel not the top. As to why they called it the King Cobra I don't know maybe just because there is a King Cobra snake. And yes, there was a King Cobra car that was much different not to be confused with the 1978 Mustang King Cobra.



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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:33 PM

oh i see...thanks for the clarification on the roof. i couldnt tell from the photos which was the side panel and which was the top. should look kool with those injector stacks sticking out the hood.



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Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:39 PM

Got a little more of this build done. Ya, it's pink but remember I am going after building it to look like the box end panel.

 

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:56 PM

I managed to get a little more done on this build. As I wrote in another post I had problem with the decals breaking and had to piece them together. Body still needs to be cleared and still other stuff to do. Maybe I can finish it this weekend. 

 

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:08 PM

And i thought you just collected them




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Posted 12 February 2013 - 03:52 PM

: )  I do toss one together once in a while.



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:52 AM

I actually kind of like the decals on the model. Looks a lot better then on the box.



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:25 AM

This is nice....  if the reissue is like the original kit then I need to get one....   I liked the first release a lot!!!



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Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:27 AM

Got a little more done on the Cobra. Body was cleared and chassis is done. 

 

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:05 AM

Looking great!!



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Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:25 PM

Nice...

 

I'm glad they brought this one back out. One can only see so many bubble-fendered Cobras before they start to become a bit invisible to the naked eye. lol. 



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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:42 PM

Thanks Gluehead. This kit is pretty nice with the new addition of the metal stacks and the beautiful tires.  I have built this kit a few times over the years but I always have trouble with the front suspension. Fat fingers I guess.



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:54 AM

This build is finished. Will post photos in the "Under Glass" section if interested.



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:26 PM

beautiful interior and those aluminum stacks look great!



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:26 PM

The gauges are outstanding and those decals made my skin craw for a quick second