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  1. I am not sure if this is one I built originally or one I got from my nephew. Anyway, it was built back in 1982. Originally painted Ruby red (?) Testors' candy enamel. It had a big hole cut n the hood so I covered it up with the hood scoop from the AMT 65 Ford Galaxie kit put on with the opening facing towards the front. It looks neat to me. The hood was cut open to allow the SOHC high rise intake and engine to fit from the AMT 66 Ford Galaxie kit. I removed all the old paint back in 2011 and then it kind of sat in a box for the longest time. I got another 68 Shelby kit in 2015 to rebuild and have just started to do a build of that kit with the frame from the AMT 67 Shelby. Since I have left overs from the new Shelby build I decided to see what I could do with this old one. Here are some "before" pictures of it taken back in 2011 before I removed the old paint. Here it is with the new frame installed and a new shiny Testors' Revving Red with wet look clear paint. I am going to use a Molotow pen over the head lights then do a smoke cover for them. I could not get the old grille/ bumper to fit so I'll run this without any grille in it. I might find some black mesh to put in that big opening though. I will probably use a body color 67 Bumper to cover the void and split that opening in half. That was the original plan with the front pan/grille. Body colored rear bumper. The tail light panel is painted Tamiya TS-42 gun metal. I am not sure what tires/wheels I'll be using as I only have one of the originals left. I have a set of black painted side pipes from the Monogram 66 Chevelle kit for it and I've found a new Pontiac Firebird rear wing for it as well. I also have the small chin spoiler to put back on it as well. Thanks for looking, all comments welcomed.
  2. Another one started, hoping to get it finished. This is from the 3 muscle car set that includes the 69 Barracuda and 69 4-4-2. This particular kit came with the BF Goodrich tires that are okay but looked to small for this build. So I found a set of F60-15 RWL tires from various AMT kits. The real car came equipped with F60x14 so I an not that far off from stock. I think I have a warped frame because the wheelbase does not align, I will try and fix that later. The wheels are detailed and done except for a little cleanup. Then I got to looking at the interior. I do not know where AMT got this center console from in the kit, because the real one actually looks like ones in the 66-67 Mustangs. I am not sure what I will do about this though, I could cut out the bad console and fill the area in with flooring then put the shifter on. Or I could find a center console from a 67 Mustang GT kit for it. Easiest is to detail what is there in the kit and call it done. I cut away the rear bumper from the tail light area because the area below the taillights is supposed to be body color. I am going to try and not do too much more "adjustments" to this kit as it is very old and to really improve it would mean to replace the frame with another one from a newer kit (maybe a Revell 70 Torino?). Btw, the engine in this kit seems to be based on one from an AMT 61 Mercury kit! I base this observation on the oil pan being molded to the bottom of the engine halves and the way the timing chain cover looks. No matter though, it seems to fill up the engine compartment. No solid plans for a color, but I am leaning towards Tamiya TS-64 Dark Mica blue. Thanks for looking, all comments welcomed.
  3. I got this kit years ago and have decided to give it a go. There was a lot of stuff to clean up on this one. This kit has a lot of problems, first off, the engine compartment is no where near accurate. The wheels only have lug nuts molded on one wheel, I think the interior rear seat is too shallow and the front seats are too small. I think the L60x15 tires are too big. The engine is a bit of a mess, the combined grille/bumper is wrong, plus we get chrome headlights and driving lights. The tail light section is all chromed as well. And finally the frame looks a bit generic. I can't tell you about the accuracy of the body though, but I think it captures the look of a 68 Shelby. This is the kit I am building. I fixed most of the kits short comings by getting an AMT67 Shelby and will be using the frame/engine compartment and running gear from it. I have an AMT 66 Mustang kit coming for better Shelby wheels. The kit tires/wheels. I will be using the tires from the 67 Shelby kit along with the Shelby wheels from the 66 Mustang kit. Even though the wheels from that 66 coupe kit are not as wide as they should be, they are worlds better than the ones that come in the kit These seats are too small when compared to the seats from the 67 Shelby. I think this back seat is way to shallow. Door panel is pretty flat and would be hard to detail. I am hoping the Revell 68 Mustang GT kit has better door panels and that I can graft them onto the 67 Shelby platform interior/frame section. I have ordered a Revell 68 Mustang GT kit for the seats & door panels and will use the AMT kit supplied dash and center console along with the center console arm rest. As a lot if you know, when AMT redid this kit they combined the grille and front bumper as one unit. I started to compare the 67 Shelby front bumper to the 68 front bumper and noticed the overall shape is identical. So I cut off the existing bumper from the 68 Shelby kit and will be using the bumper from the 67. All I will need to do is to remove the two bars that hang down below the bumper to have an accurate 68 Shelby bumper. After I cut off the original bumper from the grille. 67 bumper test fit on 68 Shelby. The two bumper teeth will need to be removed. I have the grille and rear tail light section soaking in Purple power to remove the chrome. I'll clean up the area around the grille where I removed the old bumper, glue it into the body and shoot it body color. Once that is done I will go around the outside with a Molotow pen to do the chrome stripe. The plastic grille section will be cut out and replaced with some black mesh I have. The 67 Shelby kit will donate the clear headlights and my parts box will supply the rectangular driving lights to replace the chromed ones that come in the kit. I am also thinking I want to substitute a different big block Ford engine for the one that comes in the kit. Maybe one from a 65 or 66 Galaxie. So, bottom line, I think I can make a pretty nice replica of a 68 Shelby GT 500 from this kit if I use parts from the AMT 66 Mustang Coupe, AMT 67 Shelby GT350, Revell 68 Mustang GT, and AMT 66 Ford Galaxie! Thanks for looking, all comments welcomed.
  4. Looks pretty awsome!
  5. Painted (I think) Testors Italian Red with ultra gloss clear, interior is Tamiya medium grey. This one is the original issue. Built box stock except for swapping out the 3 barrel for triple duces. Started in 2012 and just finished today. I had to super glue the top of the firewall to the body and then the front subframe to the body to get it all together. Frustrating kit for final fitting but looks good when done. Thanks for looking, all comments welcomed.
  6. Thanks to a suggestion from this board that I build a Corvair in hugger orange, I thought instead I should get this one done first. Started back in 2008. Painted Honduras Maroon with clear coat, I have the engine done and the interior painted with Tamiya TS-69 linoleum brown. Thanks for looking, all comments welcomed.
  7. When Revell first released this kit comments were that the engine looked more like a crate motor LT-1 than the stock 350 that came in the 69 Novas. Ah well. I looked up paint codes available for 69 Novas and I did see hugger orange listed, now whether or not it was an authentic GM sponsors paint chip list for 69 Nova I don't know.
  8. That is very cool! You matched the engine color perfectly as well. Every one you finish just gets better and better, you go girl!
  9. Interior is done, just your basic semi gloss black for seats, door panels and dash and flat black for the carpet area.
  10. After five years, it is done! I started this one back on January 15, 2015 and just now got it done August 7th of this year. Painted Testors White Lightening with wet look clear, interior is Tamiya TS-69 linoleum brown, straight out of the box. Thanks for looking, all comments welcomed.
  11. Wheels are from an AMT 69 Chevelle kit while the tires are a set of AMT RWL F-60 Goodyears. I felt they looked better than the ones that come in the kit. How about some group shots eh? Thanks for looking, all comments welcomed, and have a safe Labor day weekend!
  12. Engine and frame completed. I took some mock up pictures of it sitting on wheels. Tires are AMT Firestone from the new 70 Chevelle release while the backs are the tried and true L60x15 AMT Goodyears. Wheels are MPC open wheel rally from the various Corvette kits. With some time and a Dremel I was able to open up the grille. Thanks for looking, all comments welcome, and have a safe and fun labor day weekend!
  13. Engine done n Chevelle A group photo. Revell does make some really nice looking engines. Thanks, all comments welcome.
  14. Engine is done except for the decal on the air cleaner and some black wash on the air intakes. I like my engines to have aluminum heads and intakes :-) So consider this Nova a "week 2" car. "Obviously, the owner tossed the hubcaps and trim rings!" I already have one of these Novas with the Rally wheels, I felt I did not need another. Open wheels are from the MPC Corvette kits. Thanks for looking, all comments welcomed.
  15. Sorry, the only 69 Corvair kit I have is painted Honduras maroon.
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