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Mustang 73 ish (eleanor...ish)


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Built from the old MPC kit. While we are waiting for the new Revell kit. Not meant to be an exact replica, I did not have a flat hood. The only thing changed was the wheels and tires. I machined the  wheels from  aluminum. Not the best kit but it will do while we wait for Revell to issue theirs. I remember reading somewhere that the paint was , according to Halecki in an interview, school bus yellow because that's what they had on hand. So I painted camel yellow over grey primer to tone it down a bit to give it that screen shot look. When you watch the movie on a tv screen , the car appear to be a mix of yellow and butterscotch, at least that's what it looks like on my 16 years old LCD TV.

thanks for having a look.

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!!! NICE !!! Even down to the licence plate! I'm planning to replicate the "1972"/"1973" Challenger from the film ("Jill"), a mix of the "auction" car (T-boned car which was cut-apart) and the "airport" car (the one which was sold to Prince Chrysler Plymouth Imperial, then stolen, and finally ground-up at the salvage yard).

Keep up the great work!

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On 12/2/2022 at 2:08 AM, Hard_2_Handle_454 said:

Looks just like her

Thanks David

On 12/2/2022 at 6:36 AM, Zippi said:

Nice looking Mustang Mario.  Another Great build.

Thanks Bob.

On 12/2/2022 at 7:56 AM, vamach1 said:

Great job on the movie car back when there was no such thing as CGI and all the stunts were real.

Thanks Rex. I agree, if they were to do a remake of Bullitt, they would have the cars jump 300 feet in the air. There were rumors in 2008 that there would be a remake but it did not happen, I'm glad it didn't.

On 12/2/2022 at 2:36 PM, spencer1984 said:

Nicely done!

Thanks Bill

On 12/2/2022 at 4:24 PM, ATHU said:

Super nice build!!

Thanks Anders

On 12/2/2022 at 4:41 PM, 1972coronet said:

!!! NICE !!! Even down to the licence plate! I'm planning to replicate the "1972"/"1973" Challenger from the film ("Jill"), a mix of the "auction" car (T-boned car which was cut-apart) and the "airport" car (the one which was sold to Prince Chrysler Plymouth Imperial, then stolen, and finally ground-up at the salvage yard).

Keep up the great work!

Thanks John. Looking forward to see your challenger.

On 12/2/2022 at 5:20 PM, iamsuperdan said:

Looks great!

I always preferred this version, both movie and car, to the remake.

 

 

Thanks Dan.Same here, never cared much for the remake. 

On 12/2/2022 at 5:36 PM, cobraman said:

Another knockout Mario. You have a very clean building style.

Thanks Ray. As have you, I always enjoy your builds.

On 12/2/2022 at 10:00 PM, 70 Sting said:

Nice job on the build and photography of Eleanor’s older sister. 😉 

Thanks Harry, appreciated.

On 12/3/2022 at 10:46 AM, Lucius Molchany said:

Very well done!

Thanks Phillip

12 hours ago, slusher said:

Very nice!

Thanks Carl.

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