Steve, keep up the great work on this kit ! I have one I bought years ago plus was given the yellow GT model from a fellow modeler who wasn't interested, It may be disproportionate in a lot of ways but it is still a cool model. I think all you have done really adds to this kit so keep going!! I know I will be watching to see what you do next.
I'm a Ford guy so the 67-8 & 69-70 Mustang fastbacks for me. I think if they even made one of each body style say a 67 & 69 the modeler would have the option to create several different models. If the aftermarket casters jumped in you could have a conversion for a 68 &70. Then all the Shelby options. Same way for the 67-69 Camaro/Firebird, 67-69 Chevelle, 68-70 Dodge Charger etc..
Your welcome Ted. I forgot to mention Ebay too once in awhile custom made parts will pop up. Working on a model of my 1:1 68 Mustang fastback and needed a teardrop hood, happened upon one there but the cost and quality wasn't very good so I scratch built one. I cant believe no one has done photo etch for this scale- grilles, emblems, and trim would really make these model stand out. I'm researching the process with Shapeways and think it would be a great resource to get what you need plus make it available to other modelers. Anyone know of a photo etch supplier who would want to do detail kits?? Great idea to get a list together if I run across anything else I will be sure to post !
I wanted to ask if anyone has tried the fiber optic as lighting especially in the cab or on a trailer?? Leaning toward the SMD LEDs looks like they would be easier to position. The fiber optic doesn't look like it is too flexible. Any thoughts??
I too have been looking for someone who supplies 1/18 parts. Shapeways has some nice drilled rotors and calipers, carburetors, drag type radial tires, race seats, rear axles just a few things I found on a search of there site. Hope this helps.
Thanks for the information, I will check their site and see if I can find the set #. Looking forward to seeing the wiring and plumbing progress. I have never tried to do this but would like to attempt it.
I missed that entirely..lol. I see it now that you pointed it out. Don't remember seeing to many of these in the day. Very cool project there, sounds like a lot more work than even scratch building the cabovers!
Great job on all the detailing and scratch building !! The Meng nut and bolt details are a great product and I think very easy to use. I started using them on a scratch built stretch frame for a Peterbilt project and am very happy with them. I wanted to ask about the open nuts are they Meng also?? These would make it easy to glue lines in for air hose plumbing.
JT excellent build on this trailer !! You really have this down and make it look easy, thanks for all the information. I'm glad I could contribute an idea that you would consider worthwhile to try. I got the inspiration form the Ford Cobra Caravan from the 60's. I'm a big Ford, Shelby, Peterbilt fan so I thought I would try to do a classic little window long wheel base with 6 car enclosed hauler full of expensive cars I will never be able to own!! Lol. You know the Reliable trucks are orange...right??
JT, I have seen a couple of your completed trailers but never saw a build thread so I am excited to see this take shape. I have wanted to do a 6 car hauler like Reliable carriers for a long time maybe with a removable top. I have researched it a little and collected some kits - the Revell car transport and a couple of the different box vans - but unsure where to start.
Mark is the Black Star scheme an all black truck with a big silver star across the cab? Think that's what I remember anyways?? A good friend of mine told me its just as easy to build two as one so I say go for it!
I always loved the ads in my fathers Owner/Operators for the Western Stars when I was a kid especially this paint scheme. I had a White brochure my uncle got for me at a dealership but would have no idea where it went. Always love to follow your builds Mark, I learn something new every time!
I actually used the AMT 68 Shelby as the base for my 67 conversion and it all fit very well. This has all got me curious about this conversion so I will have to do some digging through my stored kits and check it out. When the AMT 67 Shelby and Mustang came out I bought up a bunch because of all the kits I have of these cars I consider them the most accurate. You can really just spend a little time doing detail and paint and end up with an awesome model. My dad owned a 67 GT350 that he bought in 68 when he got out of the service. I found some pictures of it when I was a kid and it was all over for me!! I now own several 67-8 Mustangs (plus others...HaHa!!) one of which I am converting into a Shelby. Bill J is right the fiberglass and the finish on these cars was terrible at the time but I still say one of the coolest ever produced!!