Ford Thunderboltbut this ones different
Posted 25 November 2011 - 11:49 PM
Using the latest version of the kit, the '64 Fairlane street machine, I was able to select the non-teardrop hood, because this is no drag racer.....
Instead, out came the hacksaw and off came the roof
I have already decided on the colour but not sure about the wheel/tyre combo yet.
Posted 26 November 2011 - 07:57 AM
I like this kit too. I have built two and noticed a couple inherent fit issues but otherwise is a great kit from the reemergence of Revell.
Posted 26 November 2011 - 05:50 PM
Posted 27 November 2011 - 01:44 PM
Posted 11 February 2012 - 06:59 PM
Managed to resolve the rear tulip panel to take the 1964 1/2 Mustang convertible boot cover. While I was at it, I adapted the rear seat and doglegs from the same kit to the Thunderbolt's interior bucket. Front seats will also come from the pace car kit.
Paint is an auto paint metallic brown from a spraycan, still needs some work to make it shiny.
Posted 11 February 2012 - 07:06 PM
Posted 11 February 2012 - 07:53 PM
The chrome trim will really stand out on that dark brown. Should look fantastic.
Posted 12 February 2012 - 04:40 PM
I love it!
Nice work on the rear seat conversion and as usual, great paint job.
Do you need a 427 for it?
Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:00 PM
Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:28 PM
I had already decided to go with the kit's 427 (thanks anyway Rob), plus I forgot to remove the fender emblems before painting
For the engine why not something modern say Iike a 4.6L DOHC out of the 2003 mustang corba or the 5.4L DOHC out of the super stallion.
I have yet another T'bolt planned, and yes this will include a modern motor (I have a Super Stallion one somewhere).
Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:36 PM
Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:46 PM
Posted 26 February 2012 - 12:16 AM
Wheels/tyres are a Fujimi wire wheel set, I added some photetch door handles to the interior, but the rest is OOB. Posted to "under glass"