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eajonesgue

Member Since 18 Jan 2007
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In Topic: Carroll Shelby tribute community build.

03 April 2013 - 03:24 PM

This sounds like a great idea to honour a great contributor to sports cars.  This fits very well with the theme of the upcoming Kingston Modelrama contest in Kingston, Ontario, Canada on May 5 - "Rembering Carroll Shelby".  Most contests have a collection category - five or more models with a single theme.  I've entered a few, "5 convertible sports cars that I will never be allowed to own" and recently a "Mustangs - Then and Now" collection.  This last collection consisted of 6 Mustangs, in three pairs, with each pair being an older ('60's) version and a more modern version ('06 to '08). 

 

For the Kingston show I want to enter a diorama/collection of 6 Shelby cars with the same idea - an older version and a modern version.  I already have 4 of them built:

Shelby Cobra 427 - built out of the box
ShelbyCobra427_6.jpg

 

The modern companion - Shelby Series 1 - also built out of the box with the same paint as the Cobra 427

ShelbySeries1_6_.jpg

 

For the second pair, the older version is the GT350R that raced at 1967 LeMans - lots of body and interior modifications

ShelbyLM67lt2.JPG

 

and the modern companion is a 2008 GT500 street legal car made to look like a racer

ShelbyMustangGT500_2008_6_.jpg

 

The final pair I started about a month ago - GT500KR's from the 1968 AMT kit and the 2008 Revell kit.  They've both been painted with the same Testors Ferrari red and Alclad dull aluminum stripes.

IMG_2572.jpg

 

I'll post the final versions once I've completed the last pair.