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AMT 1967 Shelby GT350

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Been wanting to do this one for a while. Enjoyed building this kit - as it had a decent amount of detail.  Painted it Ford Dark Moss Green Metallic - paint courtesy of MCW finishes.  Also found some resin 10 spoke wheels online and picked those up.  While not a great copy of the originals, they were close enough, but a PITA to paint. Only complaint about the kit was the decal set and the rear trunk lid.  Decals were very thick and didn't want to "form" to well to the hood or spoiler, not to mention the rear portion behind the license plate.  Also the decals for the rear area by t    he gas cap and lights were way off size wise and I ruined em trying to trim em to fit. Lastly, not many detail decals, would have liked to have more in the engine bay, the horn button and wheel caps.  Looked for some online but couldn't find any.  Also, I opened the area under the trunk lid and while fit isn't bad, the BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH thing doesn't want to stay on the car. 0417201138a.thumb.jpg.0e73ee14d40b02ab90b61a05872bc3c8.jpg0417201138.thumb.jpg.9696e786b41c7e0d148b9f7d653d3294.jpg0417201138b.thumb.jpg.926b03552f179d6c6ed66a8966ba6286.jpg0417201139a_HDR.thumb.jpg.cac6bab4fa8097a74c344f4d1e94365d.jpg0417201140.thumb.jpg.e462733f2c9885684a46ae5ce5d190cf.jpg0417201140b.thumb.jpg.943c27c1f98a33f793e1fa7cfea1b73a.jpg0417201141.thumb.jpg.6dfee149f962a2755b5951de14dc8ca9.jpg0417201141b_HDR.thumb.jpg.322b90d79beeab583faa8af0e319fac0.jpg0417201208.thumb.jpg.c1e4c6af202f8bac187c8be88131b6fb.jpg0416201344_HDR.thumb.jpg.61bb0f5608bcc0284ebf98787725d450.jpg

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Very nice.  Are the guages decals, painted on the "cutout" ones from an EBay seller?  The engine and chassis are spot on too.  I know what you mean about the stripes/decals.  As much I hate painting them on fighting with the decals is no fun either.

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Cool build! 

Picking a clean uniform background (like a white or grey poster board) would do wonders for the presentation of the completed model.

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39 minutes ago, vamach1 said:

Very nice.  Are the guages decals, painted on the "cutout" ones from an EBay seller?  The engine and chassis are spot on too.  I know what you mean about the stripes/decals.  As much I hate painting them on fighting with the decals is no fun either.

Nope - they are the Gofer 11032 Gauges and instrument panel set.  They weren't a perfect fit but they were what I had.

I should have painted these stripes on, would have been easier and looked a bit better.  That being said - that's not always a given either.  I've had really good luck with my decal strips on my Z/28 and Chevelle.

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Very nice Mustang Joe!  The dark metallic green you have chosen is perfect for this car!  You know your subject, the underbody looks like the 1:1 car.  Well done!!!

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