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Revell 1969 Mustang Boss 302............My take with pics!

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I'd be more interested in a corrected body than an interior.  The new front end doesn't look as bad as the old one, but there's still that heaviness at the rear and the AMX look about the quarters.

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On 1/2/2019 at 2:55 PM, vamach1 said:

It will be a street Boss 302.  Now I just need to find 1/32 Magnum 500s and Boss decals.

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Can't help with the drcals but, IIRC, the Monogram 1/32 '69 Charger has a nice set of Magnum 500s.

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I was looking at some of those 1/32s on eBay the other night, could hardly believe what some of them are bringing, even many of the "common" Monogram ones. :blink:

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On 12/28/2018 at 8:54 PM, Snake45 said:

That kit's biggest problem is that it's a scale point or two undersized, and its second biggest problem is its front valence pan is too shallow (which can be fixed). It has some other glitches here and there but its whole front end is STILL more accurate than the corrected Revell.  (And yes, that's the ancient MPC kit.)

I just might have to dig one of these out and Snake-slap it around a little to show y'all what can be done with it. It'll still be too small, but it'll look goodB):lol:

Here's a couple of pics I took tonight to compare the two. The new one is obviously taller and longer (more correct scale) and the new Revell body is better, but after looking at it in person I believe they could have done better without a lot of work. There are some things that bug me about the new release but there's no sense in re-hashing them, I'll just try to fix them. It is a disappointment though, I was hoping for a little better. 

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About to finish mine last night and the hood is to wide to fit.  Gonna have to trim it or find a way to sand it down.  Was a good kit up till that point.  Now I'm a little frustrated and angry.

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It's not a bad idea to test fit everything before paint so one can do adjustments if necessary.

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57 minutes ago, Force said:

It's not a bad idea to test fit everything before paint so one can do adjustments if necessary.

Yes............ALWAYS! Especially IMO should this be done LAST so you can be sure all things will fit with the least amount of hassle. I don't like to do all that work painting and polishing the body, only to have it all scratched up and nicked because I found out after the fact that something is amiss.

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On 2/12/2019 at 2:26 PM, dodgefever said:

I'd be more interested in a corrected body than an interior.  The new front end doesn't look as bad as the old one, but there's still that heaviness at the rear and the AMX look about the quarters.

I really wish they would add a "like" feature. 

 

 

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I’m buying one. Had a real one and it looks good to me.My boss interior was very stripped down. The only thing is that the boss striping was reflective .but can’t have everything.

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So is the main issue with this kit now that the rear quarter windows are not the correct shape?  Simple sanding and clear plastic the fix?

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16 minutes ago, DiscoRover007 said:

So is the main issue with this kit now that the rear quarter windows are not the correct shape?  Simple sanding and clear plastic the fix?

Yeah, they're a bit too small. Could stand to be made a larger a tad. Not a hard fix, but not a super egregious error either.

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39 minutes ago, DiscoRover007 said:

So is the main issue with this kit now that the rear quarter windows are not the correct shape?  Simple sanding and clear plastic the fix?

The whole front end's still not right, but it is hella better than it was before. I guess this is about as good as we're gonna get, unless Round 2 finds some way to resurrect the original AMT annual, which I just don't see happening. :unsure:

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On 2019-03-05 at 4:23 PM, Snake45 said:

The whole front end's still not right, but it is hella better than it was before. I guess this is about as good as we're gonna get, unless Round 2 finds some way to resurrect the original AMT annual, which I just don't see happening. :unsure:

Looking at pictures of the revised model and the real cars I have to agree with you, they still haven't entirely captured the look the real cars front have.
Something has bugged me about the front since I saw the pictures of the revised model, I think the "eyebrows" above the outer headlights could have been even more straight and flat, because the front of the real '69 Mustang has a mean and angry look to it and the model still does not really have that.
But as you say, it's way better than it was.
 

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On 3/5/2019 at 10:23 AM, Snake45 said:

The whole front end's still not right, but it is hella better than it was before. I guess this is about as good as we're gonna get, unless Round 2 finds some way to resurrect the original AMT annual, which I just don't see happening. :unsure:

Well I just got one, my mom was in Mrytle Beach on holidays (if you're near there, HL has them) and picked me up one. I'll have it in my hot little hands in a couple hours, but I'm ok with the look of it. I'm not nearly as critical as you "old guys" on older cars. I love Mustangs, but for me, as long as it looks decent I'll take it. I'm way more critical of race cars so I get the want to have things "exact" 

I just hope it builds up nice. I've seen a couple done now, here and on youtube and it looks good. I'll be happy with it as is for now and dont think I'll mod anything on it, except to fix the indents I see on the C pillars, I assume for some badging not on the 302.

Now, to pick a colour. I'm leaning towards Acapulco Blue with a black interior.

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Re rear DLO windows, not just a bit small, but a bit triangular rather than trapezoidal, too.  I'd actually look to widen them a bit at the apex where they curve into the drip molding, then graft in some strip to make a harder, more angular molding where I widened the top.

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Nothing too radical.

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20 hours ago, Chuck Kourouklis said:

Re rear DLO windows, not just a bit small, but a bit triangular rather than trapezoidal, too.  I'd actually look to widen them a bit at the apex where they curve into the drip molding, then graft in some strip to make a harder, more angular molding where I widened the top. 

Nothing too radical.

I did that to my Mach 1 with the corrected front end from Russia. I have to re do it because I removed too much.

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I just picked up the Boss 302 - I'm a sucker for box art.  ;)

Any thoughts on painting the blacked-out hood?  I know there's a template (sort of) in the instructions; but it assumes the black paint will match the black trim decals. 

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On ‎09‎/‎03‎/‎2019 at 7:18 AM, Jonathan said:

I just picked up the Boss 302 - I'm a sucker for box art.  ;)

Any thoughts on painting the blacked-out hood?  I know there's a template (sort of) in the instructions; but it assumes the black paint will match the black trim decals. 

https://www.facebook.com/RevellUSA/ here you go! just scroll down the page you will see it .

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Is anyone dong a racing version and what are you using as an interior?  BTW this is. Modified Mach1 body long before the 69 Boss kit came out.  It also has the Russian grille.  As you can tell I never got past the primer stage and may sway the hood out with the one from the new kit.

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Just started on mine tonight. Has this happened to anyone else, I started in on the engine and I'm missing the oil pan. It looks like fell off the sprue at the factory prior to bagging. Anyone else missing any parts from this kit? I'm not going to bother trying to get  a replacement, I dug up something acceptable from the parts box. 

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I just looked my over.  What I found was two engine block/tranny assemblies.  The sprue with the Boss 302 model specific parts (rear window louvers, etc) had the oil pan and all the other parts included though the attachment to the oil pan sprue was very thin.  The other, with the main body/frame parts, didn't have the pan or pretty much any other engine parts.  So I got a tranny and engine block extra.

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And to offer a bit of inspiration:

 

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Am I the only one having trouble finding one of these kits? I`ve been out of the loop, and out of the market, for a little while, and I am aware of the shakeup and delays at Revell, but I am seeing some people asking crazy prices already.

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The other engine/trans is the FE from the 1969 Mach 1

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