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AMT 1968 Mercury Cougar XR-7 GT, 390 4-speed.

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A pair of Diamond Blue '68s.  I used another Revell '68 Mustang kit for the front chassis section and engine bay on the Cougar.  The GTE hood was a resin piece found on E-bay.  I used custom-mixed Tamiya acrylics through an air brush and wish I'd used the can of aerosol automotive touch-up lacquer that I forgot I had.  Both models have some flaws, but they were fun to build.  Keith Marks decals used for the Cougar, and the tiny pinstripes were hard to work with.  The 1/1 Cougar is an XR-7, 302/automatic.  It would really be nice if Revell would do a '67-'68 Cougar like they've done recently with their new '67 Plymouth GTX.

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Thanks for the complements.  I resumed building models earlier this year after about a 25-year break from the hobby.  That Cougar kit was in its original side-opening box for a couple years before I finally decided to tackle it.  It and the '67 AMT kit are getting scarce and valuable.

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Beautiful pair !  Gotta say I really like that Cougar !

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These Cougars were very nice cars in 1:1 and this model shows that well. Interesting color combination that really looks good on this model. Nicely detailed engine also.  

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Very well done vinyl roof on an overall great looking model of the Cougar. I remember being very impressed with the XR-7 package back in the day. The dashboard mimicked those in Jaguars.

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EVERY model has flaws. In this case, they must be extremely small flaws. I like them both!

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Very nice pair of Fords! Always liked the front end of the cougars 

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Well done! I have an old Cougatbkit that was my  dads. One day I’m going to get it out redo it.

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On 10/22/2018 at 5:21 AM, OldTrucker said:

Wish someone would kit a new 67 or 68 Cougar kit!

Two beautiful Fords!B)

I can agree, on both counts.

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Love everything about this cougar perfect color perfect top just like you would see back then

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Very nice! I’m finishing up a 68 428CJ mustang kit now and finished a 68 Cougar GT as well. I just took pics of my finished builds and will be posting them soon!

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