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Here Kitty, Kitty,... (or Oh!...For the love of Cats)... 1st and 2nd gen (1963 and 1967- 1973) Cougar CBP

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#1 Abell82

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 05:35 PM

Introducing the 1st and 2nd gen Cougar CBP open to any Ford Or Mercury Cougar from 1967 - 1973 including the 1963 Cougar II.

To Keep the rules simple, and because I work slow
I'll keep the date open ended.
There is one rule and only one rule...
HAVE FUN!
Old Builds, New builds, Half built, Factory stock, Custom, Shiny or Rusty I'd like to see them ALL!
So please feel free to join in!

My opening project for the CBP will most likely be a this 1970 Cougar...in resin:

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It's a bit rough, but when I saw it, I knew I had to have it! I believe this one was cast from R & D Unique. (Unfortunately I wasn't lucky enough to get one from Missinglink.)
The project may change however as I have NUMEROUS Cats that need some attention!
Unfortunately, I have another project to finish up first, before I can get started on this one it so it may or may not see much progress until the beginning of next year...(told you I was slow)!

But please feel free to start without me as I will welcome the inspiration!

Edited by Abell82, 03 December 2011 - 01:08 PM.


#2 Maindrian Pace

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 10:13 PM

How about up to '73?

-MJS

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 05:45 AM

How's that?

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 07:32 AM

Much 'bliged.

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 09:37 AM

Not really much material to work from (I can think of maybe five existing kits) but I still might jump in. After all, I have always wondered what a '69 Cougar might have looked like if it had been available with a Sportsroof. ;) At any rate, I will be looking in even if I don't participate.

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 10:34 AM

Since this will be open ended I'll be happy to join in, but I won't be starting till some time next year. I have a '69 in the planning stages for a theme build for a contest.

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 04:48 PM

Not really much material to work from (I can think of maybe five existing kits) but I still might jump in. After all, I have always wondered what a '69 Cougar might have looked like if it had been available with a Sportsroof. ;) At any rate, I will be looking in even if I don't participate.


5 Models? There are AMT MPC IMT And Palmer kits. Stock, Convertible, Funny car, Plastic, Resin, Diecast...the Sky is the only limit, so to speak.
Not to mention there is no scale limit, either sooo....
What about 1/64th?
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And you say you wonder what a 1969 Cougar would look like as a Fastback...er Sportsroof hmmm?
I wonder what one of those would look like? Hmmm...Maybe I could help you out there...

Well, maybe it might look something like...

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Or maybe not ? You know depending on the year or whatever...

Edited by Abell82, 30 November 2011 - 04:52 PM.


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Posted 30 November 2011 - 05:21 PM

Well, I mean readily available kits. So (for me) that pretty much rules out everything but the AMT '69. :D And the Lindberg Ford Cougar. Guess I hadnt even considered scales or body materials- I DO have a couple of Hot Wheels Cougars, and since it seems reworking Hot Wheels cars is getting pretty popular...

And the Sportsroof Kitty looks killer... might need to do mine as a faux Shelby Cougar fastback now. ;)

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 05:27 PM

Hmm, No...no that's not what 1969 would look like Chuck, it's also a 1970...

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My bad! I sorry! :D

Edited by Abell82, 30 November 2011 - 05:29 PM.


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Posted 30 November 2011 - 05:30 PM

Well... that settles it! My fastback will be a '69.
And possibly also a faux Shelby.

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 06:30 PM

Since this one is open ended just like I like 'em, count me in. I have all the bits to restomod an AMT 1968 XR7 annual that I have been wanting to build for awhile. Also have a resin 1967, a partially built MPC 1970 annual, a mint AMT 1969 annual and several of the AMT reissues of the 1973 Cougar with Missing Link's 1971-72 bumpers to pick from.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 12:47 AM

I like the title of this thread . . . it made me chuckle. Can't wait to see what you folks turn up with this one.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 04:50 AM

I'll probably get in on this one too, I'll probably build a model of the 1:1 69 cougar my step dad is resto-modding with a 460 big block.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 10:54 AM

And I might also build a model of my former boss' Competition Orange/Black '69 Eliminator 'tribute'. For those of you who follow the Pure Stock Drags, it's the one that got beat by a Studebaker Lark a few years back. (We NEVER let him hear the end of that one. :lol: )

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 01:22 PM

My AMT original (and only) issue '67 and '68. Both restored from built ups, the '67 was decent, but the '68 was a glue bomb requiring some special attention.

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The '68 was done semi-promo style, the '67 in a factory color single stage.

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I have a built MPC '70 that I'll probably do here as an Eliminator.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 01:54 PM

Mike....... at first glance I thought those two were real...... great models ... AND photography!

Tony

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 09:25 AM

Thanks Tony, I wish I had a cheapie diorama or background scene to photograph against. For now, the hood of a car in the back yard is what stands in.

-MJS

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 10:32 AM

Beautiful Cats, Mike!

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 06:28 AM

Thanks Chuck. Here's another one from the Wayback Machine.

'69 Kitty was built a looooong time ago, (25+ years) from the AMT/Matchbox issue Cougar street machine. This issue didn't contain stock parts, had a hole in the hood, and period-goofy decals. I convertible-ized it, top boot is modified '50 Ford, Made the top side wells, sun visors from the parts box, wire wheels from the '65 Riv kit, rubber Pirelli tires from a Porsche kit, ( I think) and an MPC Cobra jet scoop was the perfect shape to hide the hood hole. This was also the first of many AMT Mustangs and Cougars that got the then-new Monogram '65 Mustang engine compartment that fits so nicely in these kits. I replaced the kit supplied Boss 429 with a 428 Cobra Jet, and lowered it slightly. It was a fun build back when no plan existed, you just sort of let things take shape as you went.

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 01:32 PM

Now, why didn't Ford/Mercury think of that? Competion for the Mustang, perhaps?

Great build and I love it.

Tony