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My first built, Shelby Cobra

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Hi, I've been lurking the forums for tips in how to get started in the hobby and the tools and supplies I would need. I finally started my first model so I thought I would subscribe and post the progress. 

I settleled for a Level 2 Monogram Shelby cobra, but I didnt want to replicate the model on the box so I made a few changes. I used a different engine from another car, with a blower so I had to mod the hood of the shelby to accomodate the engine. Also the color I wanted a metallic orange, but I didnt have any so I mixed 3 parts Vallejo Orange with 1 part vallejo cooper and I think that did the trick. Also different style wheels.

I had to learn to use the airbrush on the fly so the paint jobs are probably not the best lol.

 

Anyway here it goes. 

The choosen one

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All these parts, almost gave up before even starting...

20171103_184612.thumb.jpg.7f80c2395cd7dcInterior and chassis first

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Startung the engine

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C'mon, you're kidding about this being your first model...that's some very excellent workmanship, especially the dashboard.

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Time to start the body, just light coats first. An create an opening on the hood so the engine's blower can go thru.

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After some coats of paint and gloss...

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Finally all put toguetber...

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I agree, great first effort. You could not have started with a better subject. I love me some Cobra's !  :D

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Hi,

W0W!

Über clean and precise build.

Love it.

Do you have any crafting experience in general, seems like you are a natural.

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If this is your first model build...Then I would like to have you give me lessons because I have been doing it since 1962 and your way ahead of my abilities...but then allot of folks are way ahead of my abilities

Great build and I am loving your paint!

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C'mon, you're kidding about this being your first model...that's some very excellent workmanship, especially the dashboard.

Thank you, the dashboard I did using a tip a read in the forum, i stead using my fine brush, I used a wooden thoothpick and kind of went over the rised bits of it with the paint ... it was a test for my unsteady hand lol

Fantastic job, first model or not! 

Thank you very much

Most excellent for a first model. Glad you enjoyed the process, and welcome to the forum.  :D

Thank you, yes I did indeed, cant wait to get into flocking stuff lol 

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I agree, great first effort. You could not have started with a better subject. I love me some Cobra's !  :D

Oh yeah, that is what I thought, I mean is a cobra, even if I screw up, it still will look great  :-p .

Hi,

W0W!

Über clean and precise build.

Love it.

Do you have any crafting experience in general, seems like you are a natural.

Hi, thank you. No I dont have much experience working with my hands, however I used to do CG and 3d vizualisations for a living (I am a software dev now),  and attention to detail is required there. Not a natural, is just that you guys have so much good info here.

If this is your first model build...Then I would like to have you give me lessons because I have been doing it since 1962 and your way ahead of my abilities...but then allot of folks are way ahead of my abilities

Great build and I am loving your paint!

lol, thank you the paint I was worried about, but I was like cooper is kind on the neigborhood of orange anyways, so it shouldnt be too bad to add it to the orange to make it sparkle a little :-)

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Nicely done and welcome to the forum.

Thank you...

Very nice! I still have trouble getting the results you achieved with the air brush. Very nicely done!

Thank you. Yes airbrushing was tricky, I did have experience doing it virtually with a wacom tablet, but the real thing is a total different animal.

Great build! Welcome

 

Thank you....

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Brilliant effort.  Did you strip the chrome parts with oven cleaner and then spray them?  I found that was the key to the authentic look on cars with a lot of chrome.  Very nice paint job and detail work.

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