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#1 Porscheman

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 08:23 AM

This is one of my favorite cars ever since I saw at the Chicago Auto Show back in '69.

It's painted in Tamiya red with no clear coat, just polished out with The Treatment.

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 08:38 AM

Nice Shelby!  Have a 68 Shelby on the bench now.



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 08:43 AM

Very nice.  This kit can be a bit tricky to build, but you made it look easy.



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 08:51 AM

cool



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 08:52 AM

My older brother was friends with two brothers whose dad bought them Shelbys when they graduated from HS. ('69 & '70) For some reason, he didn't seem interested in adpoting a 3rd son...

I thought Revell did a great job on this kit, especially when compared with their blunt-nosed '69 mustang.

Nice job, Al! Which Tamiya red did you use?

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 08:54 AM

Very nice.  This kit can be a bit tricky to build, but you made it look easy.


This one's camping in my on-deck circle. What did you find tricky about it?

#7 Porscheman

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 09:07 AM

My older brother was friends with two brothers whose dad bought them Shelbys when they graduated from HS. ('69 & '70) For some reason, he didn't seem interested in adpoting a 3rd son...

I thought Revell did a great job on this kit, especially when compared with their blunt-nosed '69 mustang.

Nice job, Al! Which Tamiya red did you use?

Thnak you,

It's Tamiya Brite Red spray TS49



#8 bogger44

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 09:16 AM

This one's camping in my on-deck circle. What did you find tricky about it?

 

From what I can recall (I built mine over ten years ago) it mostly revolved around the tight fitment of the engine and front chassis during final assembly. I can remember that being a challenge, trying not to break stuff.  The front valence panel was a bit wide, too, and could have been narrowed up some, though I didn't mod mine.  Overall it was a great kit though, maybe it was just my dumb luck with the few finicky fitment issues.



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 12:07 PM

Another beautiful build, have this one in the to do pile.



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 12:43 PM

Great job. Perfect color choice.

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 01:12 PM

Very nice build.



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 03:26 PM

Very nice Al...