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Mustang ll Mach 1

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While cruising the bay a couple weeks ago I came across this kit . The box art depicted a Mustang just like the one I bought new in 74 . I bought it thinking I would build a replica of that car . I should have just bought an AMT kit . This kit was/is a real turd ( can I say that ? ) . It’s a curbside which I knew but there is no interior side door panels , no rear seat . Looks like there was a version with an electric motor . Anyway I got a little annoyed with it about half way through and just rushed to finish it and it shows . Anyway , here it is ! 

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Those 70's era ENTEX kits are always a gamble. When they were sold in Woolco stores for $2 the gamble was not as bad but I got burnt many times. Many of the kits said 1/25 but were 1/28!!!! Others are bodies with a power chassis like yours....good as it can look!! 

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It’s too bad about the interior but it is surprising Entex did a Mustang II but skipped so many other American cars that would be more popular to modelers.  It was a great seller car for the 70’s compared to say the “big” Mustangs like the one I could not resist buying as a used car in 1976.  Nice job by the way - it’s always cool to have a model of a car you owned.

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From what I understand Entex was a marketer of kits and did no original tooling.  Their kits were various Japanese kit makers. So they just sold what was on the market.

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Hey, I have one of those. Bought it several years ago at a club meet thinking I was going to use it for a slotcat body. It seemed like a good candidate as it was light and didn't have a lot of extra stuff on it. Now, I'm kinda out of racing and not sure what I was going to do with it. I think you inspired me to build it now as your's turned out very well. You made it look like it's a lot more than it actually is. Good job.

Jeff

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That came out pretty nice! Well done and model on! B)

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Thanks guys your too kind. Jeff, I wish you better luck than I had. I would love to see yours when you get around to it.

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I don’t know anything about these kits, but sounds like you didn’t have much to work with, and yet it still looks good! 👍

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I have actually seen so few Mustang II kits built what are the chances of two red Mach1’s in the same thread.  I am sure most of have built “bad” kits but sometimes you have to delve into that dark world to appreciate the good kits. 😁

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Ray, you built a good looking Mustang from a bad kit.

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Thanks guys. Last Entex kit I will spend my money on.

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