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I built the Revell 68 Mustang GT kit a couple years ago. Other than a few strange assembly methods (screw through the gas tank) that harken back to it’s origin as a die cast, it’s not a bad kit.

For me, it was a weird build.  It was one of those where everything went right all the way to final assembly, when a multitude of things went spectacularly wrong and left me with a highly flawed mess of a final product.  At the same time, some of the things that were so right up until the end kept me from just starting over.  I changed the wheels and tires multiple times and kept trying to make myself happy with it, but finally took it apart and decided to redo it.

The engine, chassis and interior were left alone, as all my issues were on the outside and cosmetic.  It was originally painted Acapulco Blue with the two-tone blue interior and white GT stripes.  My finish was nearly perfect, but strange things happened at the end... something caused large gouges in the roof, my chrome trim kept smearing, and I still have no idea why waxing the same paint/clear I’ve used 20 times with the same wax I’ve used for years suddenly caused crazing in the hood and trunk.

This time, I wanted to go less pretty and more mean.  Since my interior was blue, it limited my options for color, so I went basic and painted it white.  After stripping the old finish, sanding the body down and puttying the spot in the roof, I laid down a couple coats of Krylon Painter’s Touch White.  I sanded and polished, and then added two coats of Duplicolor clear and polished/waxed it.  For wheels, I went with the steelies that were in the Revell 69 Daytona for the “NASCAR” version.  ( they don’t really look like Holman-Moody wheels anyway)  I painted them white to match the body.  Tires are from the parts box as well.

I didn’t want to use any stripes on this one. It’s still not great, but I am happier with it now.  It’s good enough to move on.  Thanks for looking!

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33 minutes ago, michelle said:

nice job 

Thank you, Michelle!

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Like your approach. Downscale and plain-Jane look. Well executed.

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It's nice to see a Mustang with something of an understated look in white with steelies, not something most Mustang builders will do....

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Thank you all!  I’m just getting started on the Revell 69 Boss... that one has stripes and  spoilers and Magnums, so it made sense for this one to be plain but purposeful.

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