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Hello. Here is the first pack on the Shelby Super Snake. Agora model company’s first model. Liam White is the founder of this company. He worked for De Agostini. He brought the 1/10 Toyota 2000 GT and the 1967 GT 500 to DeAgostini. Great models. The DeAgostini GT 500 and the Agora model Super Snake are very similar. The 1967 Super Snake is a one of a kind . It brought 2.2 million on the auction block last year. The quality of this kit is super. Paint finish is superb. Laid out the parts for you to see. Going to assemble next week. Here we go. This is the first pack. 

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Yup! Those parts layouts look an awful lot like the '67 GT500 I have. I'm sure this will another terrific build from you Bruce!

The paint on yours from my end look exceptionally smooth. My kit while very nice, the paint to my eyes is slightly orange peeled. When I get back into full swing building on mine, that will be on the to-do list.........rub out and polish the paint.

Keep us posted!

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Painted the door jam. Used testors Enamel White. Air brushed it . The color was pretty close. 

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12 hours ago, MrObsessive said:

Yup! Those parts layouts look an awful lot like the '67 GT500 I have. I'm sure this will another terrific build from you Bruce!

The paint on yours from my end look exceptionally smooth. My kit while very nice, the paint to my eyes is slightly orange peeled. When I get back into full swing building on mine, that will be on the to-do list.........rub out and polish the paint.

Keep us posted!

Here is the comparison of the two packs. 

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Well I put some of the super snake together. What a kit! Just waiting for another pack to arrive. The paint work is great. I did do some painting of the door jam. Painted it testors white in a airbrush. I had a Shelby ,and leaving the door jam Black was not going to be on this car. Love the kit. The covid thing held up parts. Agora models let me know that future packs are on the way. Pretty cool service. 

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One seat complete. Looks and feels pretty good. Feels like the real deal. No mods here. Seat folds forward. 

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Looks good Bruce! Yes, that was a good idea to paint those door jambs. I got some extra paint for my Midnight Blue Shelby for a similar reason. I want to be able to paint areas that should have paint on them............for instance the wheelwells on the inside of the trunk and the slight overspray on the chassis.

I'm looking to do get started on that again in the very near future. Got one of those 1/8 Eaglemoss Mercedes 300SL gullwings that's been tying up my attention lately. Down the road, I'll start a thread on that as it is very interesting. ;)

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Bruce, those seats look terrific.  As a result of your input, as well as the input from MrObsessive I decided to pull the trigger on one of these 1/8 scale builds.  I decided on the DeAgostini Jaguar.  I ordered it 10 days ago and it should arrive next week.  I opted to purchase it outright as opposed to the subscription service approach.  I will be following along with your build here on this thread.  Thanks again.  

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On 7/11/2020 at 8:02 AM, Slimguy said:

Bruce, those seats look terrific.  As a result of your input, as well as the input from MrObsessive I decided to pull the trigger on one of these 1/8 scale builds.  I decided on the DeAgostini Jaguar.  I ordered it 10 days ago and it should arrive next week.  I opted to purchase it outright as opposed to the subscription service approach.  I will be following along with your build here on this thread.  Thanks again.  

Great choice!!! The wheels alone are to die for! Good job!!!!! Make room for all the boxes! You will be surprised how much cardboard you will have. Congratulations sir! 

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On 7/11/2020 at 8:02 AM, Slimguy said:

Bruce, those seats look terrific.  As a result of your input, as well as the input from MrObsessive I decided to pull the trigger on one of these 1/8 scale builds.  I decided on the DeAgostini Jaguar.  I ordered it 10 days ago and it should arrive next week.  I opted to purchase it outright as opposed to the subscription service approach.  I will be following along with your build here on this thread.  Thanks again.  

Congratulations sir! The wheels alone are to die for. The jag is one sexy car. Hope to see you post the jag. The wire wheels are real. Again congratulations. 

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On 7/11/2020 at 3:27 AM, MrObsessive said:

Looks good Bruce! Yes, that was a good idea to paint those door jambs. I got some extra paint for my Midnight Blue Shelby for a similar reason. I want to be able to paint areas that should have paint on them............for instance the wheelwells on the inside of the trunk and the slight overspray on the chassis.

I'm looking to do get started on that again in the very near future. Got one of those 1/8 Eaglemoss Mercedes 300SL gullwings that's been tying up my attention lately. Down the road, I'll start a thread on that as it is very interesting. ;)

Mr Obsessive are you going to prime the under carriage then overspray? I wasn’t going to do it , but just might . Cannot wait for the post on the eagle moss Mercedes. What a cool car.

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3 hours ago, Brudda said:

Mr Obsessive are you going to prime the under carriage then overspray? I wasn’t going to do it , but just might . Cannot wait for the post on the eagle moss Mercedes. What a cool car.

The red oxide primer they use on the chassis is correct for a '67. I got some extra midnight blue paint locally and I'll do the overspray when I get to that point. The wheelwells on the inside of the trunk I believe should be painted to. Keep up the good work! ;)

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15 minutes ago, MrObsessive said:

The red oxide primer they use on the chassis is correct for a '67. I got some extra midnight blue paint locally and I'll do the overspray when I get to that point. The wheelwells on the inside of the trunk I believe should be painted to. Keep up the good work! ;)

Thank you sir!!! I just received the chassis parts. I guess I’ll paint the chassis red oxide then light white overspray. Painting the other door jam tomorrow. Thank you again sir

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Painted the door jam . Going to assemble the right door and the other seat tomorrow.

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Here is the complete stage two. I was going to prime the chassis red oxide primer but a friendly reminder from my friend Mark that I am supposed to do this out of the box with no mods. After the car is complete. Pictures taken and recorded , I can do what I want with it. So I just did the door jams and the rest is going to be as the kit comes. As soon as the IPMS contests  open here on the west coast, I will display the super snake. 

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This is pack 3. These are how some of the parts are packaged. 

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The chassis is completed. This car is huge. I need a bigger house. The chassis is on a 1/12 tamiya Ferrari 312b box. Here are pics. Mr Obsessive ,is this why you moved? To store these huge models? I can believe it. 

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Did not want to bore you with the assembly of the interior. Goes together very well. Their are Micro switches for the brake lights that work and the accelerator pedal that has engine sounds. The seat belts snap in place. And release . Seats move forward. The kit is very fun to assemble. Half way done. Cannot wait for the next set of parts!!!!

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On 7/14/2020 at 9:47 PM, Brudda said:

The chassis is completed. This car is huge. I need a bigger house. The chassis is on a 1/12 tamiya Ferrari 312b box. Here are pics. Mr Obsessive ,is this why you moved? To store these huge models? I can believe it. 

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LOL! Actually the house I moved to is actually smaller than the one I was in before. Downsized a bit as time marches on and I don't really need so much house. I DO need more shelf space for them and definitely cases to keep the dust off of 'em.

Interesting that your chassis is painted black. D'Agostini painted my regular '67's chassis in the red oxide primer. That saves a lot of work as I did want to do the slight overspray like I mentioned in the midnight blue.

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Pics of the real car. To summarize the story; Goodyear wanted to do a tire test for their regular tires. Thunderbolt was the name of these tires. (White walls)For regular passenger cars. A advertisement for Goodyear. Shelby asked Fred Goodell (shelbys chief engineer) to put a ford GT mk 2   427 into a regular Shelby Mustang. A super snake was born.  Tested in Texas the Shelby went 170 mph. Fred Goodell averaged 142 mph for 500 miles. Test successfull.  Only one super snake made because of the cost of the mk2 427 engine. $7500 for the car which was well into the 427 cobra territory. The only Shelby Mustang to have a tri stripe .  Fast forward to today. The 1967 super snake went for 2.2 million at auction. A very brief story on the car. 

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