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#861 Abell82

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 09:08 AM

Jason, I suspected you wouldn't really want to pop these for others!   :)

 

Well, with the LX Coupe less than a month away, I imagine this thread MAY pick up again. I have been too busy with 1:1 FOXes to get to any building time for the 1/24th-1/25th versions!

 

It really doesn't matter, to me. There didn't seem to be a lot of interest in it though. 

 

Like I said there was a flaw with the mold, and it went from fair to bad quickly. I did get a few extra copies before it became totally useless though.

And I have the master so I can always make a new mold, if needed. 



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Posted 31 March 2013 - 02:31 PM

I was just giving you a little bit of good-natured ribbing as I see you edited your post to remove the 'I think I could get a few more out of the mold' comment! It's ok, as I still have a bunch of parts I am debating on casting.



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Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:55 AM

Anybody remember the Mark VII? No? Well... here's a refresher!

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I used the wheels and tires from the Revell '50 Ford F-1, and the rotor/caliper castings are from an old XS Tuning wheel/tire set. The car will sit a bit higher than this- the body is resting on the tops of the tires (and the large strip of plastic in back) in this photo.



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Posted 08 April 2013 - 05:21 PM

I have a Lincoln or two myself, Chuck. I use the Monogram/Revell 1994-96 Mustang GT/Cobra chassis' with modification under these (one I did had a complete 1999 Cobra swap). Rear seats come from the MN12 Thunderbirds and Cougars.

 

The wheels, brakes, and stance look right for a 'tricked MKVII.



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Posted 08 April 2013 - 07:34 PM

Thanks! Since the Revell body is downsized to the T-Bird/Cougar proportions I had no illusions about building this stock, only quasi-stock. Kind of thinking of stuffing the supercharged 5.4 from a '10 Shelby in there.... yeah, that idea keep sounding better and better the more I think of it. :rolleyes:



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Posted 09 April 2013 - 08:06 AM

Chuck,

 

   There is a gentleman over on Corral.net (these are 1:1 cars now) who took an entire 2007 GT500 drivetrain, floorpan, interior, and assorted pieces and fit them into a 1992 Mustang Coupe. He actually cut the floor out of the Fox and welded the appropriately measured GT500 floor section in. Then he made the GT500 dash fit, and everything else from the GT500. If it can be done in 1:1, it surely can be done in scale!



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Posted 09 April 2013 - 03:45 PM

Hey Jason,

 about that hood, do You make one to fit the MPC 1984 GT-350 anniversary kit? I would most definitely be interested in one of those!

Roy



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Posted 09 April 2013 - 05:23 PM

Hey Jason,

 about that hood, do You make one to fit the MPC 1984 GT-350 anniversary kit? I would most definitely be interested in one of those!

Roy

 

Nope, I am more into the 1/24th stuff. What were you looking for?



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Posted 10 April 2013 - 03:04 PM

Jason,

I'm looking to find a cowl hood for a GT-350 project that I'm working on. And it is in 1/25th scale.

The search continues.

Roy



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Posted 10 April 2013 - 04:49 PM

Roy,

 

   Got some .040" styrene handy? With that, a razor saw/hobby knife, glue, a bit of body filler, and some good reference photos and a cowl hood is just a few short hours away from being on the GT350.



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 03:36 PM

Chuck,

 

   There is a gentleman over on Corral.net (these are 1:1 cars now) who took an entire 2007 GT500 drivetrain, floorpan, interior, and assorted pieces and fit them into a 1992 Mustang Coupe. He actually cut the floor out of the Fox and welded the appropriately measured GT500 floor section in. Then he made the GT500 dash fit, and everything else from the GT500. If it can be done in 1:1, it surely can be done in scale!

Gee, thanks. Just what I needed... ANOTHER project idea. <_<

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 07:45 AM

Always here to help, Chuck!



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Posted 12 April 2013 - 08:15 PM

Roy,

 

   Got some .040" styrene handy? With that, a razor saw/hobby knife, glue, a bit of body filler, and some good reference photos and a cowl hood is just a few short hours away from being on the GT350.

That would be a good idea Brad, but my scratchbuilding skills are.."not so good lookin'"..lol

Roy



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Posted 20 April 2013 - 04:07 PM

Bought a "knock- off" Reliable resin Mustang LX coupe on Ebay a few months ago...

 

Here's what I got...

 

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Here it is today....

 

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It still needs a bunch of work, but I think it's coming along fairly well.

 

Yes, that's one of my hoods, I was going to primer it, but it started raining. (The black spots on the edges of the hood are black marker)



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Posted 21 April 2013 - 08:55 AM

It looks WAAAYYYY better now than when you started, that is for sure, Jason. how many hours do you have into clean-up and fixing the ills of that cast?



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Posted 22 April 2013 - 01:35 AM

 

 

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Looks like a marshmallow! :lol:

Man, great save on that one.



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Posted 22 April 2013 - 04:13 PM

It looks WAAAYYYY better now than when you started, that is for sure, Jason. how many hours do you have into clean-up and fixing the ills of that cast?

 

I have only a vague idea but I'd say so far around 15-20  give or take. Keep in mind roughly 5 of those were just cutting out the windows and trimming down the body.

 

Then there were the hoods....OH so many hoods. There are four that I was toying with just for this body, alone. :rolleyes:



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Posted 23 April 2013 - 10:59 AM

I imagined you had that many hours, and a few more besides, tied up in the clean-up. You have more patience than I do, that is for sure.



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Posted 23 April 2013 - 01:48 PM

(LOL!) That's something most people would NEVER accuse me of Brad.

Truth be told, I think it's just that I find the body work portion the most enjoyable part of Model building.
Probably why I have so many unfinished projects, too. :(



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Posted 23 April 2013 - 02:10 PM

Body work is my least favorite part (which, ironically counter-points you, Jason) and is why I have so many unfinished projects. I am an engine guy, always have been and always will be. I have some sweet engines together with half-finished bodies wrapped around them!