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Tamiya Mustang GT4 - Red, White, & Blue - ‘Merica


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Again, I haven’t posted the work in progress pictures on here as I’ve been posting it all on Instagram. 

Splash Paints contacted me a while back, and sent me this Tamiya Mustang GT4, some of their Ford Ruby Red, and their 2k clear to showcase their product. 

This build turned out so amazing. Splash Paints really knocked it out of the park with the Ford Ruby Red/2k combo. 

If anyone is on the fence about using Splash Paints, give them a try. Super simple to use, shake, load up the airbrush, and spray. 

The kit is built essentially stock, minus a lot of carbon from Scale Motorsports, wiring, and hoses added. 

The body was prepped and primed in Splash Paints Dark Grey Surface Primer, then the Ford Ruby Red was laid down. This paint laid down smoothly and glossy (even without clear). Kit livery decals were then added, with an addition of a carbon fiber roof, carbon side skirts, carbon hood vents, a carbon rear filler panel, and carbon front lip/undertrays from Scale Motorsports. 

The interior/chassis is painted in Splash Paints Essential Series Pure White and covered with a coat of Semi Gloss Tamiya Clear, then weathered for a race worn look. 

The interior also has all panels done in carbon fiber, just as the 1:1 has, using Scale Motorsports carbon decals. It was then fully wired for extra details. The harness used is an Eduard Photo-etch harness. 

The wheels are finished in Splash Paints Gunmetal Metalizer.  The tires have been sanded down for a worn look, then Power Slide tire decals were used, and weathered as well. 
 
I will definitely be adding another one or two of these to the stash and building another livery and a street car!

On to the next build. Thanks for looking! 

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2 minutes ago, cobraman said:

Great looking model.

Thank you very much. 

2 minutes ago, espo said:

Beautiful looking finishes. I'll have to give Splash a try on an up coming build. 

Thanks man!  You definitely should give them a try. I’ve tried a lot of 2k clear and Splash is the best I have used to date. I’ve been using it for a couple of years now…and it goes well over any brand of paint I’ve sprayed it on. 

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4 minutes ago, Tommy124 said:

Looks great, well done!

Thank you sir! 

3 minutes ago, webestang said:

Holy wicked build......! I swear it's like looking at the real thing. I'm just floored by the wonderful details.  

Haha, thanks a lot man. Each build I try to learn and incorporate more. 

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9 hours ago, carbuilder1950 said:

Very nice Scott.

I love it !!!

Thank you!

5 hours ago, metalhead said:

Just incredible! I have been kind of on the fence about trying out these paints. But now, I will definitely give them a go as I am running out of my Scale Finishes paint. Love your build!

Thanks man!! I usually use ScaleFinishes myself. And still have a lot left from previous sales he put on, but I’ve only been using Splash 2k for the last couple of years. You definitely will be pleased with whatever you may try. 

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That turned out great!

One question, what's your photo booth setup? I normally don't like photo booth shots, but I like the lighting you have there.

 

 

1 hour ago, TransAmMike said:

Wow that looks soooo cool and a great job Scott.   Any idea when this kit will be available to us?

This kit has been on the shelves for at least a year! 

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