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I was at a breakfast and coffee meet late last year and was smitten by this. A primo 69 Torino Cobra Jet in black on black

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I ordered this and it arrived just after Xmas

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The black car provided the inspiration and after digging through the parts box found these wheels so a mock just had to be done

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The theme of the build is to do it box stock with little or no additional fine detailing - a bit like a slam kit but with clear windows so the interior can be seen. To keep with the black theme I sprayed the interior with Tamiya SE black from a rattle can After using an airbrush for so long it was like throwing paint at he model out of a bucket. The result was good though. The carpet has been painted with Tamiya flat black acrylic

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While had the SE black out I did the chassis as well

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The engine is Tamiya medium blue lacquer shot with my airbrush

Exhaust is painted with Testors steel Metaliser

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Next up is the body - I want to dechrome and de-badge so I had some work to do

Thanks for looking 

 

 

 

 

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The instructions called for the hood to be opened up to fit the hi-rise intake and dual 4bbl's. Only thing I now cannot use the hood scoop - darn

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Oops hole too big

So work round is to find a new scoop as I do not want a hole in the hood.

Looked in my parts bin and found the belly pan from a wrecked Bad Medicine kit had promise

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I spent time cleaning up the base and cutting the front of the scoop to shape

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Ah! much more better

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The next on the list is to replicate the ridge that run along the hood on the top of the scoop

More to come and thanks for looking

 

 

 

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Nice job so far! Not to be nitpicky, but the car is a Fairlane Cobra, not a Torino CJ. The Cobra was supposed to be a low buck entry level muscle car with a high-performance big block like the Plymouth Roadrunner. The AMT box always calls it a Torino Cobra, as do many others, but that is a misnomer. The 1969 Torino and Cobra were 2 different models. 

 

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Excellent solution for your hood scoop! Very good looking Torino Cobra as inspiration, and you're off to a good start on your model. That exhaust is already looking nice!

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To replicate the  hood ridge I ran my razor saw along the centre of the scoop to create a shallow groove. I then glued in some 0.25" round stock with a 50/50 mixture of super glue and liquid glue. I then used a file to shape the ridge. Unfortunately this left a groove on each side of the ridge a I filled that with a few layers of Tamiya "Liquid Surface Primer" neat from the jar. This works great as a spot putty. After some sanding it was ready for priming

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The body and hood needed some work after the first primer coat so this was fixed and re-sanded and then off to the spay booth for priming

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For primer I use Tamiya Liquid Surface Primer thinned with lacquer thinners. It leaves a nice smooth finish that can be sanded with 800 grit or finer paper

More to come

 

 

 

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Ha Ha 

That why I love to primer my models first - to iron out the bugs

And yup close up pix don't tell lies - actually a good tool as the eye sometimes misses SNAFU's like that

 

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Been slowly working on this but life has a habit of slowing things down

Got the first part of the pant on - Tamiya Light Gunmetal lacquer

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Next step is to mask up for second colour. The mask is on both sides of the hood and runs into the engine bay. I used Tamiya 3mm fine line tape for the primary separation line to get a sharp edge and Tamiya masking tape for the fill in

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And after painting with Tamiya Gun Metal lacquer

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I am quite happy with the result - now to ready it for clear

Thanks for looking

 

 

 

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Nice subtle stripe job. I built one of these years ago to replicate my neighbor's Torino fastback when I was in Jr High. I managed to get the two 4bbls under the hood.

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"I managed to get the two 4bbls under the hood." I was just following the instructions - which were  bit vague. Anyway I ended up with something a bit different from stock

While paint setting up I assembled the interior - nothing fancy as this is supposed to be a quick build

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And I installed the engine and exhausts and got it up on its wheels. The wheels took two attempts to get it right. The wheel base is a bit off and I moved the rear axle attachment point up a bit. I also moved the connection holes up as I want it slammed to the ground as much as I can

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Thanks for looking

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Got the body cleared and polished

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And the bare metal foil done and engine bay completed

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Next up is final assembly. I had a few issues as I expected there would be with an old kit such as this. The windscreen needed to be shortened about 4mm to fit, the chrome front and rear sheet metal fitment is a bit vague too

But here it is all done

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  Get some nice pix and then off to under glass

Thanks for looking

 

 

 

 

 

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