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72 Ford Pantera by Fujimi, Updated 1/4/13


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#1 Porscheman

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 05:40 AM

When I was in High School my best friends dad had one of these in burnt copper. The sound the Pantera made still plays in my head. This is my all time favorite car.. B)

The model is a Fujimi curbsibe kit and a little on the expensive side, $62.00. But for a Pantera Fanatic, it's a must have. Painted in Testors Royal Blue Pearl Lacquer with Wet Look clear top coat. Interior was done in Tamiyas Semi Gloss black. 

This is a fun build and everything goes together well.

Thanks for looking.

Al

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Edited by Porscheman, 04 January 2014 - 11:05 AM.


#2 jaydar

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 05:44 AM

Nice looking Pantera.

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 06:26 AM

Beautiful!

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 07:37 AM

Very nice Al.



#5 Porscheman

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 08:27 AM

Thanks guys. Had a chance to buy one in yellow in 82 for $9,400., but bought a new 83 Mustang GT conv. instead. Sometimes I just did the wrong thing. :wacko:

Al



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Posted 02 November 2013 - 01:03 PM

Sweet looking build Al, beautiful paint. You have been building some beautiful models.



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Posted 02 November 2013 - 01:34 PM

That's a nice one, Al!



#8 Harry P.

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 01:46 PM

Those wheels could really use a black wash to get rid of that "model" look...  ;)



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Posted 02 November 2013 - 04:45 PM

nice



#10 Space Cowboy

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 05:57 PM

Looks great. I will have to post mine..



#11 Chris White

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 02:45 AM

Love these cars, always wanted one, thanks for posting. Looks great



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 03:24 AM

Nice build. Always loved the Pantera. I've always been partial to the '74 with the black pointy bumpers though. At any rate you did a good job on this one. B)



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 06:26 AM

Nice build.

 

 

I second the wheel 'wash.'



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 06:29 AM

Nice build. you don't often see pantera's anymore



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 10:40 AM

Those wheels could really use a black wash to get rid of that "model" look...  ;)

Harry & Danno, I really need to read your comments more closely. My thought I was nuts when I was putting Armour All on my tires and she said it says black wash. Idiot :blink:  Now the the tires are shiney and the wheels are black washed.

Look better?


Edited by Porscheman, 03 November 2013 - 10:41 AM.


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 02:32 PM

Beautiful build Al! Nice color for it too. Wheels look great. 



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 02:41 PM

Looks really good. I've done work on about a bazillion 1:1 Panteras (okay, maybe only about 20) over the years, and I have an appreciation of their strengths and weaknesses. Fujimi seems to have done a good job of getting the proportions right.

 

I just had one leave the shop with polished, billet copies of the Campagnolo wheels, and they looked very much like yours in the original, pre-black-wash state.


Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 03 November 2013 - 02:43 PM.


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 03:25 PM

That looks awesome!



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 01:34 AM

As usual Al, awesome job, looks great!!  :D 



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 07:32 AM

The higher price of the Fujimi kit paid off. I built a (meant to be motorized) Marui kit of the Pantera GTS many years ago. Your model looks much better.

Clean build!

BTW I think  Harry was right. The rims really look better after the wash because they gained a lot of depth. But as most things in modeling it is a matter of taste.