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I started this one this morning. If I do it as a Hertz car it will be either blue or green. I may also use the louvers instead of the glass panel in the rear quarter.

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Great project! I've always liked that green Hertz scheme and plan to build mine that way when I get around to it. 

The roof louvers wouldn't be correct for a '66 GT350H, only the glass. Does your kit even have them included? I have it in mind that it doesn't, only the glass. But I could be wrong. 

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I'm interested for sure. I'm curious as to how well this kit goes together. I may have to get one. Keep us posted Pat.😊

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2 hours ago, Snake45 said:

Great project! I've always liked that green Hertz scheme and plan to build mine that way when I get around to it. 

The roof louvers wouldn't be correct for a '66 GT350H, only the glass. Does your kit even have them included? I have it in mind that it doesn't, only the glass. But I could be wrong. 

They are there. And to me they are the styling cue I prefer on the '65-'66 fastbacks. I know they wouldn't be correct, but it won't be going to any judging meet.😉

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I look forward to this one too. My vote is for the green.

Later-

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I look forward to seeing the end result!  Overall I'd say the accuracy of this kit is pretty good, but something has always bugged me about the proportions of this kit.  Whatever it is, it's so subtle that I never could put my finger on it.  Does the rear track width look a little wide to anyone else when built straight out of the box?  I need to get mine out and experiment with it.

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Here are the three greens I have. None are like the car above. we'll see. And I'm not so sure about the louvers anymore.

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I like the color on the right.... 😎👍 

It almost looks like British Green....

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1 hour ago, landman said:

Here are the three greens I have. None are like the car above. we'll see. And I'm not so sure about the louvers anymore.

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The one on the left is closest. 

I have a big can of some kind of dark green I got at an auto parts store--might be Duplicolor. I think it's called Chrysler Sherwood Green or something of sort. It's not too far off the pic of the real Shelby above. B)

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I look forward to seeing how it progresses.

I picked up the Revell Europe issue of what I think is the same kit just yesterday, at a good BIN price off eBay.

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Should I apply the foil and decals before the clear?

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Decals yes!... Do the foil work after the clear coat.... 

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12 minutes ago, Deuces ll said:

Decals yes!... Do the foil work after the clear coat.... 

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A little bit of this, a little bit of that. 

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Looking good! Drive on! B)

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I say no on the louvers. The green you're looking for is called Ivy Green. Most were produced in Raven Black. (*Not all black are alike. Just remember that). Other available colors were:

Wimbledon White

Candy Apple Red

Sapphire Blue

 

 

 

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The green shade on the left looks too dark IMO... Look at Zero Paints. You might find what you're looking for there.

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10 hours ago, BlackSheep214 said:

The green shade on the left looks too dark IMO... Look at Zero Paints. You might find what you're looking for there.

Thanks Thomas. The car is already painted. I will however bookmark the site.

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Working on the decals. Not fun at all. How do I achieve that effect on the cowl?

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Wish I had an answer for the decals but I’m guessing the area was cut out with an exact knife and painted black.  I painted the stripes on this kit I built many years ago anticipating this very problem.  For the rocker stripes I always look at pictures of the real car and make sure the letters and numbers line up with the fender.  I also cut the decal in sections if it part of it is on the door.

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I wonder if the stripes on that box art model were painted rather than decalled?  Would be easier to paint that scoop than decal it for sure. Then, a black wash would give you the dark spots in that vent.

Of course, some decal setting solution would probably get you pretty close and make those decals snuggle in to the vents and then you can do a black wash over those after you’ve done the clear in the same way 👍🏻

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