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#21 Villain

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 05:01 PM

nice AC!



#22 Silver Foxx

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 05:29 PM

Excellent build - looks terrific.



#23 Mauricio Meyer

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 07:11 PM

Hi!

Thank you for all your positive coments!

 

To answer a couple of questions:

 

The paint is Zero Paint's Guardsman blue, with a coat of tamiya transparent blue. The clear is tamiya TS-13 straight from the can. Then it was polished with tamiya's compounds and wax. I didn't intend to replicate any exact car or paint tone, i just painted it until i achived a color i like.

 

Thanks again, i'm glad you like it, it's a very nice kit.


Edited by Mauricio Meyer, 13 January 2013 - 07:14 PM.


#24 Paxton

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 11:07 AM

pfoooaaa really nice snake, i love it :wub:



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Posted 27 January 2013 - 11:08 AM

nice paint and interior.



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Posted 27 January 2013 - 04:34 PM

Really clean build very nice!



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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:03 AM

I agree with the rest. Beautiful build.

 

A few comments for those who intend to try their hand at this kit (any version). I was around SCCA racing working as a Tech Inspector when these were raced. I worked with a number of Shelby employees at the races and at the tracks where Shelby brought the cars to test, as well as inspecting the customer's race cars. I also was on the crew of a famous racing Tiger, which was another Shelby project of stuffing a Ford V8 into an English sports car. These days I'm a professional race car fabricator who often restores vintage racers including Shelby cars.

 

-  He got the oil cooler fittings in the front correct. They were cadmium-plated steel fittings on the original competition Cobras, not anodized aluminum. So they should not be candy red or blue, but silver. At the oil filter, he has anodized fittings... OK, maybe the team replaced a couple of fittings? For a race car, things often got changed from "factory".

 

- The street seat belts are nicely done, but in a race car, the seat belts should be 3" competition hook latch type belts with 2" shoulder straps.

 

- Since the stock AC windshields and similar ones on other sports cars like Vettes and Healeys had a tendency to break when the car got above 150mph at places like Riverside, we preferred they be removed and replaced with the small racing screen as provided in the competition versions of the kit (not found in the wire-wheel street version of the kit). I recall seeing it happening on a Vette that wasn't normally raced. The driver needed a change of clothes after. The screens were available from Shelby. This reduced aero drag and weight and made for something less to break, so most racers made that change. But FIA required the street windshield for their races, so Shelby reinforced the AC diecast uprights with steel for the FIA racers.



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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:14 AM

Very nice looking Shelby.. Great Job!!



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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:31 AM

Amazing Cobra. One of the best I've seen :)

This color really suits it best.



#30 Jim Whalen

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:07 AM

Hi,

Really nice build of the Cobra - one you should be proud of!

Cheers,

Jim

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:17 PM

Truly fantastic work! Extremely clean!

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:39 PM

WOW!  Sooo clean! Just WOW........



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:12 AM

Cool build! Great attention to the details! Si señor!



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 02:19 AM

ery clean and beautiful paint job sir ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

#35 jaydar

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:42 AM

gorgeous clean build. Did you use Tamiya "acrylic" transparent blue? over Guardsman Blue?

joe.

Edited by jaydar, 25 February 2013 - 04:45 AM.


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Posted 25 February 2013 - 07:06 AM

Really nice work, Mauricio.

 

Did you you use the kit decals for the stripes?  If so, how were you able to get them to lie down so well over the hood scoop?



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 07:47 AM

Beautiful work.  Looks great!  Thanks for sharing.



#38 Mauricio Meyer

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:58 PM

gorgeous clean build. Did you use Tamiya "acrylic" transparent blue? over Guardsman Blue?

joe.

 

Hi Joseph!, yes, i used the acrylic transparent blue (35ml acrylic jar) trough the airbrush, over the zero paint "guardsman blue", then Ts-13 clear straigh fron the can. Glad you like it :)



#39 Mauricio Meyer

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:03 PM

Really nice work, Mauricio.

 

Did you you use the kit decals for the stripes?  If so, how were you able to get them to lie down so well over the hood scoop?

 

 

Hi Larry! yes, i used the kit decals. I used Microsol and hair dryer to make them lie down. It´s tricky because with the hair dryer there is always the risk to melt the decals. But with patiance in can be done! matter of practice.

 

The decal doesn't fit the scoop, i had to use a little paint to fix:

 

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And then fixed:

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#40 Mauricio Meyer

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:05 PM

Thanks everybody else for the new comments!! keep enjoying estyerene!!!