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Shelby Cobra 427 S/C by Revell. 1/24

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I received this cheap kit yesterday, and I could not resist getting the body out to have a look. 

This kit was started already, but only a few parts were painted, and everything is still in it’s tree thankfully. 

The body had been roughly painted inside with alu silver, I’ll probably leave it and go over again with the AB.

I’m thinking deep gloss black with no stripes, satin black or metalized gunmetal for the brightwork. Kit chrome is, as always, too bright.

I have gone over the shell with scalpel for the shut lines, small files and grit to re-shape and crisp up the slightly flabby front end. I have opened up all the intakes a little, to gain that agressive cobra look that the molding seems to miss. Proportions are excellent though. 

Next up will be some minor filler detailing, and I should probably then leave it alone and get some other WIPs under glass!

I’m loving that naked body!!

Thanks for watching

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Here’s the studio setup for those interested 🤫D25C369D-FB6F-4C09-A960-AB0F95CDB653.jpeg.51fe963b95d3d29d069375ab2a58ec9c.jpeg

 

 

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I like what you have done and are planning on doing.  I saw a photo of a black Cobra model recently and was really taken with it.  Please keep us posted on this one.  Oh, your studio gives an interesting light and dark effect which I may give it a try.  Thanks for sharing that.

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Happy to see another Cobra being built. I will be following.

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Mitchy....... I was also interested in your lighting technique, which does appear to give a pleasant effect. Nice work on the Cobra body shell.

David

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That is a magnetic LED car workshop torch hanging from the overhead table lamp acting as a spotlight.

There's also a bit of clumsy direct camera flash (iphone) being used. Not the best camera I know, but for these WIP pictures I reckon its enough.

I shall however use my SLR for those higher resolution ‘Under glass’ shots in the near future.

 

Thanks

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Put down some paint, Tamiya fine surface primer straight from the can.

A day or two later I airbrushed three mist coats of Vallejo Premium color diluted with distilled water, followed by four wetter coats.

I hit too hard with one of the wet coats and it ran horribly. Under the tap with a soft toothbrush and start again with the misting. Acrylic paints are friendly this way, as well as their obvious health benefits.

primer 1:

hunting out those little imperfections

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primer 2:

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And after cleaning up my little disaster....

Mist 1:

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mist 2:

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mist 3:

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after the wet coats:

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This paint dries super-smooth satin-matt, so I will be following up with some coats of Tamiya x-22 clear. This could be cut and buffed to gloss without lacquer, but I fancy a deeper sheen to set off the other matt and satin parts for an aggressive monochrome look.

Thanks for looking.

 

 

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Looking great so far. I love these Cobras.B)

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Some more paint done. Details details details.

I’ve been playing with a new metal colour from Vallejo:

Apart from that, basic acrylic colours pure and mixed, plus some metalizer powder for some variation.

lots of black on this model!

 

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Number 11

Traced and cut the shutlines, nerve-racking stuff.

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Applied some paint to repair some edges, and to wrap the bonnet decal.

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I probably should have clear coated first, but I did not, so fingers crossed there will be no silvering.

Tamiya X-22 gloss thinned with Tamiya Lacquer Thinner to follow.

Thanks for looking.

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Nice start, I'm working the same model right now.

I have my fingers crossed for your clear coat :)

 

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Someone gave me this kit, so of course I'll have to watch how it goes together!

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@89AKurtSo far so good, the kit is a decent standard with minimal flash. 

The chromed wheels and exhausts are disappointing, but a quick splash of ammonia and a lick of paint and the detail pops out again.

I shall leave just the hood latches, head lamp surrounds and the gear stick in the original chrome, all else stripped and painted to my liking :)

 

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@Belugawrx

How will you be building yours? Box art green or blue? Or something completely different?

First coat of clear is down, no dramas yet! I am expecting a fine sanding and polish immenently...B73F0A77-9C81-4052-B4A5-8ADDF02B1C24.jpeg.9098fdbba17652ba35adaa89eb3aeeff.jpeg

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11 minutes ago, mitchy said:

How will you be building yours? Box art green or blue? Or something completely different?

First coat of clear is down, no dramas yet! I am expecting a fine sanding and polish immenently...

 

Looking Great,...my fingers crossed seamed to do the trick,.;)

I'm kind of taken with this chassis # 4170

Image result for 1966 Shelby cobra s/c

Fender shape seems to be the same...

Mine had a TON of flash, which needed attention.. will be following yours.

Cheers

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Black seems to be a popular choice. I think they look amazing in black. I’m not struck by the box art in the slightest.

Here’s my inspiration- very much along the same lines, I just thought I would leave out the twin stripes. Maybe next time....

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And thanks for crossing your fingers. I shot that clear with my eyes closed! 🙈

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Whilst the body work builds up some clear coats, I can get on with some other parts. 

Test fit chassis, tub and engine:

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I lopped off those unrealistic concave exhaust tips and replaced them with some styrene tube:

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Thanks for looking.

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Nice progress M..looks like you will be wiring this,,...?

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I think it will be inevitable, some added cabling and plumbing will just set the engine bay off. 👍

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Speaking of cabling, there is no way to employ the kit dizzy. 

Time to experiment with styrene tube, tiny weeny wire sleeving and guitar string. The guitar string is 0.333mm diameter, giving a 1:1 cable dia of 8mm, roughly 1/4”, which is pretty much spot on. The red cable boots look a bit fat, but as long as the cables do not look like hosepipe I am happy. The other benefit of guitar string is that it can be permanently bent into position for elbows and scale ‘cable sag’. 🤞

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I have no carpet, and the piece is relatively large, but gremlins ate suspension part #12, So I had to scratch one, coil springs and all.

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Been hard at it today, yesterday’s clear coat got some minimal Micro Mesh 2500 and 6000 wet sanding plus some Tamiya polishing compound, followed by a dab of black Kiwi Parade Gloss shoe polish. 

As an additional note I have to say that Tamiya’s X-22 gloss mixed 50/50 with their own lacquer thinners creates a really easy to AB and quick drying clear. Highly recommended.

thanks for looking

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Dammit.

found the missing part. Too late.

The gremlin appears to be me. 

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