For anyone interested in the model A kits and the upcoming coupe in particular, the latest Rodder's Journal (No.67) has an article on four different model A coupes. Each has a different drivetrain - Ford Y block, Buick, Olds, and Desoto - and as usual the photography is excellent.
I remember going to see it at the theatre when it was released in the UK. I new nothing about the movie - just liked the posters - hey it was a car movie! Took my then girlfriend along and ended up paying almost no attention to her....boy did I get you know what for that! still one of my favourites - bought the sequel about 6 or 7 years ago on dvd - good but not as good as the original.
I really like the little short box.
Can anyone tell me if the Model King version will be available in retail hobby stores in Canada.
I ask only because we did not get the Model King version of the 57 Ford a couple of years ago.
I know I can mail order if necessary....
I think I saw a couple of closed cab pickups of that model done by Meng in military scale - with what looked like anti-aircraft guns mounted in the bed
check with your favourite plastic pusher in the 1/35 scale section.
I have been a Mustang freak ever since getting a 1965 Dinky toy as a kid! You have to know how cool the original looked to a kid growing up in the rural U.K in the early 60's.
I really like the 2005-2009 body style and never warmed to the 2010-2014 evolution. The bulbous, heavy look of the back of the later car doesn't match the sleek front. I will admit to being biased - I am lucky enough to have a 2008 Bullitt edition in the garage
I was impressed with the new car whenI saw it at the Vancouver auto show a year ago. I am going to have to drive one - just to see how the new rear suspension works - and what difference another 100 HP feels like!
I am a little biased - I have a 2008 Bullitt edition in my garage. It's my retirement toy, never winter driven.
Very nice build Curt, did you use the decals for the front cover or did you paint it ? I have the kit and decals but I thought I would paint the front cover. I started prepping the body a while ago - a long term project !
I have not found many pictures of this car - I see you built it as an open car which I was wondering about.
Got any on line links for reference material ?
Great build - and inspiration too - thanks for posting it.
I like to think that I am a 'serious' modeller and I can get deeply involved with a detail build. I also like snap/pre-decorated kits too - they provide semi instant gratification when my latest serious project runs into a problem - repainting the body for the third time or something just doesn't fit. That's the time for pushing the frustrations aside and throwing a snapper together. I find this keeps the creative juices flowing and the hobby fun. I recommend it to everyone. Snappers don't have to be just for kids and beginners.
I have never built or bought a General Lee kit - just never appealed to me but I could see this kit in my stash for one of those quick fun and relaxing builds.
Well, when I bought each of the kits in my stash, I intended to build it - I even had an idea in mind at the time of exactly how I wanted to build it.
I also build other subjects - aircraft, real space and even have a couple of sci-fi kits.
My problem is my enthusiasm for each tends to vary a lot - and the pile of 'things I will build' tends to vary too. I also have a pile of 'why the hell did I buy that' which also has kits that come and go - all depends on the mood of the day!
Its still fun after all these years - and that is the most important factor.