Ford Cougar II

7 posts in this topic

Posted · Report post

This was made from the Lindberg kit. This one started relatively simple, then became a nightmare.
The finish was nail polish and I painted the whole body and all panels as one unit to ensure an even finish.
The box top shows a white top, but I wanted more of a brushed aluminum look, so I took some creative license

DSCN2204a.jpg

DSCN2205a.jpg

Here's the interior dash:

DSCN2209a.jpg


The doors open and the windows roll up and down:

DSCN2214a.jpg

The hood opens to show the engine:

DSCN2211a.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Really cool ! l've been curious about this kit for a long time. Seeing it built is giving my ideas about some custom treatments. I always assumed it was a curbside. Nice engine work. Bart.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Bart, this was the first kit my wife bought me after I had my accident. It was her idea to use model-building to help me get some dexterity in my hand and fingers. At the time, I figured that Lindberg = few pieces and easy to do. When we got home and I opened it up, I told her that we're going to need to wait on this as there was no way I could do that kit at the time. It'd been sitting in the hobby room since then and I finally decided to give it a go.

It's a nice little kit and I loved all the extra little things about it - I'm thinking that if I get another one, I'm building one with a removable targa top... :P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

the cougar2 was originally an IMC kit, they were usually well detailed though the ones I had personally seemed a bit smaller than the 1/25 scale claimed on the box.

the door windows on the cougar2 don't actually "roll" up/down but the are made to be raised/lowered and I think the front wheels are poseable.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Thanks, Mike - poor wording on my part. You're right, the windows don't roll down - they sorta slide up and down. And yes, the front wheels are poseable.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Very Nice! Not the easiest kit in the world by any means, but yours turned out well! I built this one a few years ago, and I had my share of swearing under my breath as there are some fiddly bits about it. ;)

Mike's correct about the windows--------they raised and lowered on spring loaded "risers" IIRC, as there wasn't an actual window regulator to wind the glass up and down.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

thanks, Bill. I'm happy with how it turned out, too. yep - the windows kinda slide up and down - they don't roll

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now