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Revell 2007 SHELBY GT500


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Hello everyone,

it´s time to start my first "on the Bench"-topic now.

 

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This one is on my bench since about November 2011. It has been in my showcase for five years now, waiting for completion.

I used it as a test project for some homemade parts (for example seatbelt hardware) and new techniques for me like flocking, weathering and BMF.

A few little things still left to do like shifter, steering wheel, intercooler and over all the paintjob.

I hope I finally get it finished this year.

First engine pics...

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And the first mockup after shortening the front bumper...

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First bumper out of the box ...

 

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... now the nose looks more like a "Stang" to me. The wheels are from an Aoshima Nissan Skyline R34.

 

Suspension adjustment and disc brakes...

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Because the kit sits a bit too high at the front I decided to lower it in an easy way by using styrene. It´s not the correct way to lower a car but for the model world it´s ok I think.

Disc Brakes were covered with BMF and after that sanded a little bit with 160 grid sandpaper. After sanding I applied black water color to make the sanding visible. Now they look like used discs.

 

New exhaust tips...

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I know they are huge... :)

 

First time ever... weathering only with enamels

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The axles are not glued yet because? Yes the driveshaft is still missing...

 

Seatbelt hardware and flocking

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No comment, my first attempt for all of this...

 

And this is how it stands today...

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Hope you like it...

Any suggestions and comments are welcome and much appreciated.

 

I really hope I get the rest of it done this year.

Greeets from Germany

Rico

 

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Looking good so far. You addressed the stance which is one of the biggest issues I have seen in this kit. I suppose it will be red based on the engine compartment, right?

My only comment so far is that the seats look very shiny. Maybe dull it a little if possible.

Thanks?

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