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Lets do a 1964 1/2-1973 Mustang CBP to go with the others!


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#121 Dirkpitt289

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 04:08 PM

very cool. I think the hoods would be one of the difficult parts to replicate, well for me anyway. I would guess that any of the revell kits should do. I look forward to seeing your build

Getting back to my 65 2+2

I really screwed the pooch on this one.

As I was doing the smaller details I found that the paint on the trim kept coming off. It was then that I realized I never put a sealing cote on this. I figured it was to late at that point but it kept nagging at me. Well on a trip to my LHS I talked to the guy there and he showed me a product called Testors Wet finish. He said all I ad to do was spray it on and that was it. I was a bit hesitant but being the impulsive person that I am I decided to give it a shot. Well you'll see the results in the photos. Aside from all this I truly am happy considering how long it has been since I built a car.

Live and learn, that's part of what this hobby is about, eh?

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One of the issues I caused is evident in this photo :wall:

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The T-5 fender badges

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The fender badge in place along with the engine badge

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I've learned a lot with this build and will do better on the next one. Now to figure out what that will be.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 04:11 PM

Dirk, you great job on the 2+2 , I think the eleanor use's the AMT gt 350

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 01:45 AM

Yes martinfan, the Amt gt350 is a direct donor kit for the Eleanor's, have two myself, doing a movie car clone and the other is going to be turned into a eleanor coupe.
Dirk, they come with the body, hood, wheels and outer rings, the headlights, and a tach. If you want it can include airbrush paint that is the correct pepper grey metallic and black metallic for the stripes.
My posts on this thread of chassis and engine fabrication are for my movie clone. Oh yeah and pm Greg wann for more info if interested.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 06:35 AM

Yes martinfan, the Amt gt350 is a direct donor kit for the Eleanor's, have two myself, doing a movie car clone and the other is going to be turned into a eleanor coupe.
Dirk, they come with the body, hood, wheels and outer rings, the headlights, and a tach. If you want it can include airbrush paint that is the correct pepper grey metallic and black metallic for the stripes.
My posts on this thread of chassis and engine fabrication are for my movie clone. Oh yeah and pm Greg wann for more info if interested.


Thanks Ryan. I sent him a PM last night.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 12:28 PM

Greg is a good guy to deal with, I hadnt had a chace to go thru what all came with the body when I posted it.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 01:50 AM

I finally got my 67 mustang gt coupe body from Motor City Resin Casters today and it is very nice. This is a transkit that includes the body, turn signal gt hood, interior panels correct for the coupe, and the front valance. This is intended to have the AMT 67 mustang gt fastback as a direct donor kit.
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But being as I want to create a replica of my 1:1 project, this will be combined with a Greg Wann 67 gt500 eleanor body to make an eleanor coupe.
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It is a shame to cut up either of these bodies, but I have 2 other eleanor fastbacks i will be doing at some point, and I really want to see the coupe done. Here is the only progress I have so far, hopefully i can get away with only cutting the roof off of both at the same points, sanding to fit, and re-attaching. I will be getting up the nerve to start cutting in the next couple of days when I have time. Any other suggestions would be appriciated.
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Posted 22 January 2012 - 02:07 AM

And this is the look I'd like to achieve.
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Posted 22 January 2012 - 03:09 AM

SWEET!!!

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 09:54 AM

So it looks like we are going to have a eleanor build off in here, I have two of them that I am going to do, but only I am only doing one of the as the movie car

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 10:07 AM

Awesome!

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 12:56 PM

It should be fun, I am going to get the donar kit for the non movie one this week, and hopefully, I can get my hands on the gt 350 kit,

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 11:14 AM

My 68 KR-8


Foiling is all done.

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Decaling started

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Assembled the wheels and weathered.

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Decals completed, gloss cote applied and some weathering was done to highlight the doors and trunk areas.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 12:12 PM

Looking good

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 09:13 AM

Well here she is after many months on the bench.

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There were a feew issues that I noticed after looking at these photos and made the corrections.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:07 AM

Looking good there, very nice

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 04:55 AM

The 68 Cobra Jet turned out nice Dirk. I have some progress of my own. Actually got up the nerve to cut my 2 resin mustang bodies. Cleaned up all and sanded both the fastback body, and the coupe roof edges until they fit back together, making the eleanor coupe. The top is completely ca glued in place, and is ready for the bodywork to begin to make this look like it was cast this way. Here is pics of them seperate and the roof sat in place to get an idea if I made a mistake or not by cutting them apart.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 04:58 AM

Then a few with the roof glued in place, and with the hood, tire and wheel combo for a mock up.
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Does the eleanor coupe work?

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 10:08 AM

Yes it does , I like it

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 04:15 PM

Nice bit-O-plastic surgery. Very impressive.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 04:18 PM

Thanks, I have all the seems covered in squadron white putty right now and am giving it some cure time. Then will be sanding my brains out to make it look seem less. Will update with pics once smooth and will cover in filler primer.