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  1. Recently completed my Raptor build and was going to start again on my stalled Foxbody Mustang, or Mark VII project, but instead a buddy of mine picked up the same GMC snow plow kit and built his up so I figured I’d follow suit and start on my snow plow kit. I ended up purchasing the 76 Chevy step side kit for parts (mainly the much better decals and carbureted intake and Chevrolet grille) I also picked up a set of Mirrors from the MPC kit. Wheels and tires by Fireball Modelworks as well as the door handles. Laid some color down; Duplicolor Cardinal Red and just did a mock up just to get some motivation. Not sure if I want to clear coat and polish or leave it with the flat faded look 🤷🏻‍♂️ Also filed the grille down to open the slats.
  2. Thank you all for the kind words. I will try the given advice mentioned above for the third brake light, great idea!
  3. Calling this one done. First one done for this year lol. Couldnt come up with a good solution to make the third brake light look realistic so I just left it alone.
  4. Thank you all for the compliments and kind words. Got a little detail painting done. And mostly assembled, just a couple things left. My only complaint with this kit is the windshield doesn’t seem to want to fit right and the head lights for sure don’t fit flush with the fenders.
  5. Revell’s Snap Tite kit. Box stock. Testors “Star Spangled Blue” as a base, topped with Tamiya TS19 Metallic Blue. Used Dupli Color bumper paint for flares and bumpers. Hand polished with XPC3 1000.
  6. Thank you, that was the look I was going for. got the engine assembled and detailed. Detailed similarly to the engine for my Mark build but decided to leave this one non A/C. Only thing left is add some small decals.
  7. Yep, still staying a GT, just using the LX kit for mostly everything except the body lol anyways got some color on the interior, tried embossing powder for the first time on the door cards and floor. Came out decent I suppose.
  8. Thanks for the compliments. I did some more work this evening, mostly test fitting. I decided to not use any of the amt chassis and entirely revell, as the suspension, interior and under hood have way more detail (at first the plan was to just use the motor from the LX kit and maybe the under hood piece.) the only pieces from the GT kit I’m using is the rear half of the interior. I cut out the LX package tray and rear seat setup, and put in the GT rear seat and interior side panels aft the more detailed LX door panels. Still have to make a floor behind the rear seat. suspension and modified interior tub all mocked up. Did have to slightly shorten the rear trailing arms to center the tires in the wheel well.
  9. Nose swap was a success
  10. One step ahead of ya lol also I think I’ve finally found a use for these Pony wheels I’ve had for years
  11. Decided to take a break from my Lincoln Mark VII project and wanted to do a simple kit with minimal work. Well, that was a lie. Picked up AMTs reissued 88 Mustang GT (although it has an ‘87 style intake manifold).. and we all know how terrible the head lights are.. I got to thinking since I have the left over body from Revells Mustang LX kit I wanted to incorporate the more realistic headlights.. so far what I have. Grafted the LX header panel & head light buckets into the GT bumper. Going to have to fill in the LX grille since the GT is smooth. All I have to for tonight, we’ll see how this surgery goes..
  12. ac lines plumbed, calling the engine complete until it’s time to place into the body
  13. Thank you, I’ve done further plumbing on the engine since those pics I’ll include one later as this is the most detailed engine I’ve ever done lol
  14. Yep this has been discussed on the Mark VII fb page and below are the measurements on the 1:1, although I’m not mathematically smart enough to scale them to 1:25 lol😂
  15. did some detailing to the Windsor. Had to do more parts rummaging, distributor/boot from an sn95 5.0 Mustang kit, also had to modify the serpentine system as the Mustang drag racer kit doesn’t have AC, so clutch and compressor from a 90s Cougar 5.0
  16. Mustang floor (white), Thunderbird chassis with visual underside floor pans and rear half (red) It could be possible and i honestly didn’t think about it, but I think the fenders and rear quarters are shaped differently on the 1:1s
  17. Been awhile since I’ve updated, because I haven’t done much with it. Been sitting idle on the bench. Decided to throw together what I had. Still have a lot of work to modify the track width and ride height using the Thunderbird suspension bits.
  18. got some color laid down, still have some areas to sand then onto clear
  19. Thanks for the compliments, Didnt make much progress today. Laid down some primer and base coat. Color is going to be Tamiya TS-88 Titanium Silver. Also test fit the automatic transmission I should also mention I actually own two of these cars in real life (91 & 92) lol
  20. Too bad RM didn’t give him the green light for a stock kit, but as oddball as these cars are in real life I’ll take what I can get lol
  21. Have been wanting to build a stock version of the Revell Hot Rod Lincoln LSC for a long time and decided to go ahead and start. I know the body needs to be lengthened behind the door and the wheel arches are too flared, but I decided to leave those alone, but have been modifying the body to stock specs. the two other kits I decided to use for this. The Thunderbird for chassis, suspension and some interior items. The Mustang for the engine, exhaust, inner fenders and other misc parts, as well as the GNX mesh wheels to replicate the factory 90+ mesh wheels. test fitting the cut down chassis, interior tub and mocked suspension. Cut down the rocker panels and side exhaust that are molded into the body. Used some Mustang wheels just for mock purposes. added the inner fender/strut towers from the Mustang kit. Also decided the Thunderbird interior tub needed to be modified. I used the floor from the Mustang kit while the back seat and package shelf are Thunderbird. Getting interior mocked up using some Lincoln specific stuff; the dash, door panels and seats. Not much can be done for the rear seats. Decided to use the Thunderbird center console, although not a spot on match it’ll have to do. Used an automatic shifter from parts bin as this car will be an auto. Also test fitting modified interior tub to make sure of no interference with the windows. test fitting a 302. Will be using the one from the Mustang kit as it is more detailed then the one from my parts bin in this pic. Also have to cut off the T5 and adapt the AOD trans. reshaped the Hot Rod scooped hood to a stock style. Also extended the rockers and reshaped them. Originally the rockers are too flat and straight even if all I did was cut out the side exit exhaust. Also filled in the incorrect body line on the lower front fenders between the door and wheel arch.
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