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'69 GT 500. Done, with mirrors.


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#1 Harold

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 05:28 AM

Just finished this one. Its the Motor City release (and hey, Revell, Motor City is not hyphenated!!!). Really nothing special here. The color is Testors De Ja Blue over white primer. I swapped in a set of Monogram Eagles for rolling stock. I never cared for the hood hinges on these kits, so I made one out of brass rod and tubing. It worked fine and fit perfectly until I got it together and slid the hood onto the hinge for one last time, and now. it doesn't want to close properly (I'll just slide it off the hinge and set it on top for display purposes). I've been experimenting with color and shading. I painted the seats and door panels with a mix of blue and orange and then drybrushed the white over that to bring out the texture and add some shadow to the white.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 05:38 AM

Looks very nice and SHINY :) :) :) , Harold. Check the right front wheel. It looks like it isn't seated all the way.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 05:42 AM

Yeah, gotta adress that. The wheels were a somewhat sloppy fit on the Eagles. They're not glued to the stubs, so I can do some fine tuning later. I just wanted to get it off my bench and into my cabinet (this was a rather fussy build).

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 05:45 AM

Beautiful!

And the mirrors look fantastic... ;)

Very nicely done on all counts.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 06:10 AM

Yo Harry - your posts show up here but I'm not getting an email notice of your reply to something I replied to.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 06:27 AM

I always thought this was a beautiful body design. Understated and elegant, but still powerful and agressive. Your build does it justice.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 06:28 AM

Wow, that color just pops on that car! I never purchased any of the Testors paints in that series because I assumed they would all have the same oversized metal flakes. I may have to rethink that. Looks like your tire choice helped you achieve a killer stance.

Do you have any pics of the shading work you did on the interior you'd like to share? The majority of us would be interested in anything that enhances the realism of a build.

Lastly, what all did you find "fussy" about this kit? (I haven't built it yet).

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 06:35 AM

Yo Harry - your posts show up here but I'm not getting an email notice of your reply to something I replied to.


??? :blink:

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 06:44 AM

very nice build ....does this kit not come with the mirrors? If not you did a excellent job of adding them.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 06:57 AM

looks great, nice build !

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 07:53 AM

Lastly, what all did you find "fussy" about this kit? (I haven't built it yet).


I just thought that the rear panel was always a pain on the 24th and 25th scale Mustangs from Revell and Monogram (Revell based this kit on Monogram's 1:10 scale master). My other gripe is the fit of the hood. Other than that, its probably me being too fussy about little things. No in progress interior pics, but all I did was mix blue with its complent orange to play offthe blue on the outside, than just drybrushed Polly S reefer white over it.

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Thanks for the compliments everyone. I had fun building this one. Now its on to the Torino (yet another one)'

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 08:20 AM

That's a nice-looking Pony, The DeJa Blue reminds me a of a darker shade of Acapulco Blue. The wheel choice is good, too.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 11:36 AM

That's a really nice looking Shelby ! Very clean and that blue looks great .

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 12:02 PM

Great job! It's been years since I built a mustang kit. I just may have to go pick one up now.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 12:30 PM

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That is a great shot! Man, I wish I had one like that in my garage!

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 12:32 PM

Very nice clean build.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 02:47 PM

Thanks, Charlie. The wheels came with the kit but I thought the Gatorbacks looked somewhat more contemporary (at least until the mid-nineties :lol: ). And thanks, Harry. All I need now is a tripod (humans make lousy tripods). I almost forgot- it received several coats of Dupli-Color clear.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 02:52 PM

Really sharp build,excellent work....Slusher

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 03:00 PM

One of the best builds of that kit I have ever laid eyes on! Great job. B)

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 03:01 PM

That is a great shot! Man, I wish I had one like that in my garage!



Cut your baptismal money out of your shirt pocket and go buy one ! Lol !