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Revell '69 Boss 302 Mustang.


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Here's my take on the Revell Boss 302.

I opened out the grill by scraping and filing away the backing plastic, added fender bolt heads and other detailing to the engine bay, fitted hood pins and screen wipers, made a new screen. I also added door buttons and outside handles along with keyhole. Only one side got it's handle added as the other one flew off into my hobby shed while I was fitting it. I'll add it if it ever turns up.

 

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Paint is Tamiya yellow and Tamiya clear from spray bombs, nice paint to use but a bit soft.

 

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Here's how I take my pictures. I use the camera in my mobile phone, it takes better pictures than my old Canon SLR!

 

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The background is a printed picture of El Mirage, downloaded from the internet. The base is just white card in the first picture, it gives a shot like this...

 

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Adding a sheet of glass with the underside painted black really jazzes up the shot...

 

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Changing the background to printed bricks gives this effect...

 

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Simple stuff, but it works for me.

 

Tony.

 

 

 

 

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57 minutes ago, StanGlover said:

Tony, what do you use for a lighting source for your photos? Both the Mustang and your photography looks great!

Hi Stan,

All the shots are with natural daylight. My hobby shed has a full length roof window., about 3ft x 12. It's out of direct sunlight as the shed is set against a bigger shed so I don't get full on sunlight in there, just nice even daylight. The phone camera seems to sort out its own exposures and pumps up the colours a bit. 

 

Here's an early version of the shed, It's changed quite a bit over the years as I dialled it in to suit me. It's a good place to unwind.

 

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The available light makes easy work of taking pictures. This Road Runner is sat on a piece of art paper...

 

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Once cropped, this results...

 

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Change the paper to orange and you get this...

 

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I've made up all kinds of backgrounds and bases to give me a load of different options for picture taking, it's a part of my modelling I really enjoy.

 

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Beautiful looking Boss Mustang. I like your detailing ideas for fender bolts and will have to try that at some time. Your detailing of all the trim on this is very cleanly done. Thank you for the tips on taking pictures, I like the reflective effect the best. 

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4 hours ago, TonyW said:

Hi Stan,

All the shots are with natural daylight. My hobby shed has a full length roof window., about 3ft x 12. It's out of direct sunlight as the shed is set against a bigger shed so I don't get full on sunlight in there, just nice even daylight. The phone camera seems to sort out its own exposures and pumps up the colours a bit. 

 

Here's an early version of the shed, It's changed quite a bit over the years as I dialled it in to suit me. It's a good place to unwind.

 

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The available light makes easy work of taking pictures. This Road Runner is sat on a piece of art paper...

 

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Once cropped, this results...

 

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Change the paper to orange and you get this...

 

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I've made up all kinds of backgrounds and bases to give me a load of different options for picture taking, it's a part of my modelling I really enjoy.

 

Ok I am jealous of your shop! All of that natural light is awesome. My basement workspace feels like a black hole no matter how many lights I set up down there 😂

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Tony, your mustang looks fabulous. Nice work!..... I too am like you and really enjoy the photo sessions with my models, though I’ve never gotten quite as creative with backgrounds as you... The Mirage mountains with the black glass is a spectacular effect👍     ....I remember building that Boss about 30 years ago, but no longer have it. As I recall, it was a fun kit that built up nicely... Yours has got me thinking I might have to do another sometime... Thanks for the show.

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Great job!!! How did you make the hood decals and the black on the hood look so real? I’ve been trying to figure how to do it without the decal shadow. Fantastic job sir!!!! 

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3 hours ago, Brudda said:

Great job!!! How did you make the hood decals and the black on the hood look so real? I’ve been trying to figure how to do it without the decal shadow. Fantastic job sir!!!! 

Ah, the hood. Revell don't exactly make it easy do they?

 

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The decal sheet black stripes at top left in the picture shows what we are talking about. Revell would have you apply the stripes with the outer pinstripe to the hood and then fill the centre with black paint. Possibly easier than a one piece decal, but the chosen method gives problems of its own.

The decals are very thin and get right down onto the paint surface, looking good. My way of filling in the centre part was to use some really old Humbrol Enamel Gloss Black. The tin probably came from the fifties. I brush painted it on and it flowed out pretty much perfectly. It's really good paint.

 

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I then very carefully flatted off the finish with micro polishing pads, down to around 3000 grit. That left a soft sheen. I then buffed that finish with a bit of Mothers car wax until it looked right.

 

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I very nearly left it high gloss, it looked good like that. I went for a more stock look in the end. 

 

I hope that helps,

 

Tony.

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Beautiful Boss, and excellent build all around. Your solution for the hood paint worked well. Very well done. The 69 Boss 302 is my favourite Mustang. Thanks, too, for the cool photography tips. 

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