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67 Ford Shelby Mustang GT-500


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So I collected/purchased the magazine parts for near on two years and had it all stored away waiting for the last issue. Well that was over two years ago.

Now its all taking up valuable space in the hobby room. So I need to get it built and thought do a wip thread to share something different and hopefully keep me motivated.

Wont be straying from far the instructions and what's provided. Just some paint detail and maybe some small added details. Dont want to get carried away, just get it built.  

Im sure most are aware of what this is and have seen it before, so il just show a pic of what issue im working from and pic's of progress as it gets built.

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Over view of all the parts

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Issue 1 has the lower grille which il paint matt black.

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And the main grill is in issue 4

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Issue 4 parts.

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So got both grille's out of each issue.

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Gave them a quick scuff with some sanding sponge.

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And etched primed.

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I've always been curious about the quality and construction of these serial mail-order kits. I'll definitely be following along.

What you've done so far looks great.

David G.

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1 hour ago, David G. said:

I've always been curious about the quality and construction of these serial mail-order kits. I'll definitely be following along.

What you've done so far looks great.

David G.

There is a post on this forum of Mr. obsessive and he describes all the good aspects of this kit and what he improved or corrected along the way.  One thing for sure it is a heavy model when completed.

 

 

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On 10/5/2021 at 9:11 PM, David G. said:

I've always been curious about the quality and construction of these serial mail-order kits. I'll definitely be following along.

What you've done so far looks great.

David G.

At the moment I can only say the quality of the parts is very good and I did thoroughly inspect all after getting each issue. I guess fitment and construction will be determined along the way of the build. 

 

 

On 10/5/2021 at 11:13 PM, vamach1 said:

There is a post on this forum of Mr. obsessive and he describes all the good aspects of this kit and what he improved or corrected along the way.  One thing for sure it is a heavy model when completed.

 

 

Yeah followed Bill Geary's build and will be using some of the things I learnt from his wip thread. Yep its going to very weighty for sure. 

 

 

10 hours ago, kilrathy10 said:

That is going to be quite impressive once built... I'll be watching this one...

Going to be a monster compared to everything else ive built. 

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Issue 2 parts

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After seeing Mr Obsessive's build , I liked what he did with wheels to make them look more like the 1:1's. So I thought id use the spare wheel to practice on before doing the 4 roller's. That way if I mess up and it dont work I can hide it in the boot/trunk.

So dug out the parts from issue 64 which is the spare wheel.

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Dunked the wheel in some GP thinners, to strip the paint.

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Worked a treat and was easily removed.  Then used a steelo pad to clean it up to this stage. Next will give it a polish.

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Polished with some Autosol

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Comparison so far.

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Dug out the all the rims and removed the valves as it will make polishing easier and will scratch build some new better detailed valves.

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Drilled 1.5mm holes for replacement valves to locate into, all 4 are currently in the GP thinners overnight and will be stripped and cleaned tomorrow.

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So finally after a bit of messing around got the wheels done.

Applied some of this clear lacquer after washing the polished rims.

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Made a masking shield.

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For blacked out area's used this acrylic primer as it was the just the right sheen. And main reason was to easily remove the excess and not effect the clear coat.

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Read that the tyre's were difficult to put on the rim, 100% agree it was quite a challenge.

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Also flat spotted the four rollers.

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Building at this rate its going to probably take me another two years to complete LOL!

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