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Finished up the Revell 1969 Boss 302.  My first car was a 1969 Mach 1 but I always wanted a Boss.  It was a decent kit - but the interior isn't correct for a 1969 Boss and appears to be the interior from their Shelby model.  In researching how to paint the car, I found that Ford didn't do anything consistent with the painting of the underbody.  In looking at a number of photos - I decided to try and replicate how they did the paint.  It came out ok - but trying to do it with a rattle can was well, challenging.  I decided to paint it Pearl White - using Testors White Lightening Lacquer because I really like how this paint lays down and dries so quickly.  Since I took these photos I've fixed the front bumper and the rear panel and got them to seat better.  I did make one fatal error in painting the hood.  Didn't mask the front correctly when painting the black.  I didn't realize it until I was putting on the final decals.  Not sure why they have a decal for the black on the trunk and not the whole hood.  I also messed up the woodgrain decal on the dash - so I painted that instead.  Overall I'm happy with the build but the hood just bugs me...

 

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Looks really good to my eyes! The White paint color doesn't seem very "exciting" for a Boss 302 Mustang, but in my opinion is an excellent color choice because it brings a certain "elegance" to these muscle Mustangs!

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Very nice clean looking build. I can see you did a lot of paint detailing on the chassis and suspension. The Pearl White color always looks better in person than in photos, it just doesn't seem to show the same shine in photos. I agree with '70 Grande about the white color giving it a more elegant look. 

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Very nice detailing.  FYI on the rear spoiler.  Don't worry - I have seen real cars with the same issue.

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Sharp Mustang! I’m a fan of white, and it looks great here!

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3 hours ago, espo said:

Very nice clean looking build. I can see you did a lot of paint detailing on the chassis and suspension. The Pearl White color always looks better in person than in photos, it just doesn't seem to show the same shine in photos. I agree with '70 Grande about the white color giving it a more elegant look. 

Me too.

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Looks sharp in white. Nice work 

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Nice. A tip, for realism give the tires a scuff on the tread with some 320 grit sandpaper.

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Probably the majority of modelers are perfectionists, and that is fine. But it takes some confidence to post pictures of your little mistakes. I LOVE PEARL WHITE paint jobs. Okay, you made an unforced error on the hood decals but , that is still a respectable model and no matter what your critics say, that's a real nice job. :D

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29 minutes ago, Daddy Mack said:

Probably the majority of modelers are perfectionists, and that is fine. But it takes some confidence to post pictures of your little mistakes. I LOVE PEARL WHITE paint jobs. Okay, you made an unforced error on the hood decals but still, that is still a respectable model and no matter what your critics say, that's a real nice job. :D

The hood paint on Mustangs has held me back on some builds.  With scoops and bulges and thin stripes and curves it makes it quite a challenge for sure.  Rarely can decals handle all the contours and lay down flat.  Yes - hats off those those that figure out what works for them.

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I didn't like the hood decals either.  Thought it was kind of weird too, but I think it was so you could use it for a Mach 1 build or for when you make the 302 with a shaker hood.

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I think you did an excellent job on this Boss. I really like the white since it's not a color you see a lot on these types of builds. It really does give a touch of class.

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Don't be so rough on yourself Joe...it looks awesome to my eyes.  My buddy had one of these in high school (1971) and man was I envious!  Still one of my favorite cars today.

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On 4/24/2019 at 1:45 PM, vamach1 said:

Very nice detailing.  FYI on the rear spoiler.  Don't worry - I have seen real cars with the same issue.

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Ya know - after I was done it didn't look right to me but the illustration on the box makes it look like it should go the way I did it.   Funny thing is now that you showed the instructions - I realized at that point I hadn't even looked at that illustration...

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Thanks for all the kind words everyone.   I think the biggest dilemma I always face is - how exact do I try and replicate the factory colors etc.  Most of the time I wind up somewhere in the middle - often going with a non factory color for the body and trying to replicate the detailing the best extent I can.  Needless to say - it's always an adventure and learning experience.

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3 hours ago, rastta said:

Ya know - after I was done it didn't look right to me but the illustration on the box makes it look like it should go the way I did it.   Funny thing is now that you showed the instructions - I realized at that point I hadn't even looked at that illustration...

Hopefullly it will pop off and you can flip it around.  I have a 1:1 72 Mach1 that I installed a rear spoiler so it's the first thing I notice on any 69-73 Mustang real or otherwise.

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