Here Kitty, Kitty,... (or Oh!...For the love of Cats)... 1st and 2nd gen (1963 and 1967- 1973) Cougar CBP


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Hey, it lives. Here's another one from the past, a '73 built from the "Cat" edition. I always liked this kit. The wheels are from a Monogram '70 Chevelle, the tires are Monogram Michelins, the whitewalls are ancient stickers from a '61-ish AMT kit, and the rest is box stock.

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-MJS

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Holy moly, what a great looking feline Mike.

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Holy moly, what a great looking feline Mike.

Thanks Mike.

-Mike

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Another great model Mike! Vinyl roof..... how did you achieve that?

Tony

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Its molded like that

I have the Original 73 Annual that came painted metallic red with it,

and the last issue still has it.

I have both the Classic's box & W-M Value (Checker-Board) box of the last Cougar kit

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I'm building a 1967 RepliCougar to relive my younger days. I've been at it about a year now & still working on it........

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Hmm, No...no that's not what 1969 would look like Chuck, it's also a 1970...

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My bad! I sorry! :D

Did this get finished ?

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I did NOT forget about this one, I've just been thinking of what exactly I want to build for it- I love Cougs, and settling on which one to start off with was a bit of a challenge. I'll be starting off with a '73 kit, and it will be done as a beater. Think of a cross between a careworn '70's street machine and Uncle Buck's Grand Marquis and you'll have a general idea of what I'm going for.

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'73 Beater has begun-

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Chassis is mostly done- I rsied the rear suspension 2", and added some Blue Streak racing tires out back. Front tires are from the kit, but I used the steel wheels from an AMT '62 Pontiac in front, and a '66 Nova Pro Street out back. I also adapted the exhaust from the Nova for use on the Cougar.

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There's a '71 Monte Carlo in my area that's undergone some pretty brutally bad bodywork- basically the whole car is made of hammer dents and gray primer at this point. I replicated a similar look on the Coug's quarter by 'tapping' at it with a conical grinding bit in my Dremel, after removing the rear side marker lamp. I also 'rusted out' the rear wheel openings on both sides.

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I also separated the grille and bumper to make detail painting a bit easier. I also now have the choice to install the bumper a bit crooked it I want.

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Body still needs a little work here and there. The phrase 'Rotten Pumpkin' keeps popping into my head...

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That's pretty good Chuck. I think you're on to something I can relate to.

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Rotten Pumpkin might be done tomorrow. Guess we'll see. ;)

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Okay guys I am happy to join in now. My rusty, crusty and dusty '69. This will be a very quick build. I'm planning on primered fenders and a miss-matched hood, a tunnel rammed big block and some 70's style big & littles jacked up in the rear a bit.

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Another Cougar beater! Right up my alley.

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Okay here's where I'm at. The brown primer is the areas that will be getting paint. The grey areas will stay grey but be weathered. The painted areas will be getting rust colored acrylics sponged on and then salted and then sprayed with a light coat of flat blue. Then more salt and a coat of flat white. Then I will knock it all off, feather the paint breaks with some 70% isopropyl and then I will be adding some heavy rust in the areas of the rust throughs with some baby powder and acrylic rust washes.

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I should end up with finishes that resemble the following.

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Okay I have layered on the acrylic paints applied with a sponge. Tomorrow I'll give it a light scrub with some 70% alcohol and work my way through the layers until I get to the rust colors. The more serious rust will be added with talc and washes.

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Well I guess i'll jump in here with my Kitty Kat!IMG_1914.jpg

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That just works. Can you post a 3/4 rear view?

-MJS

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That just works. Can you post a 3/4 rear view?

-MJS

There are more pic's in the under glass

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Body still needs a little work here and there. The phrase 'Rotten Pumpkin' keeps popping into my head...

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I like this. Very natural and realistic looking. Nice.

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Some shots. I'm not entirely happy with the way the body has turned out but there is lots of weathering to do so we will see how it goes.

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Just out of curiosity is anyone else even in this CBP besides me and Chuck?

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Starting a 72 cat....will post pics as i progress....like the cougars.....probably gonna get a 73 built also.....color right now is in the thought process so I can figure direction of the builds....stay tuned...will have stuff shortly.....enjoying what I see already....will be following..,

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