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2010 - Shelby GT500 - Eleanor-ish

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Hello fellow modelbuilders,
A little while ago I've had the crazy idea to build the 3 modern day muscle cars in 3 weekends. Guess what, That's just not possible. At least not for me. But the idea kept my bugging. So today I started on the Shelby GT500.
In this movie you can what's Inside the boxes of the Shelby / Challenger and the Camaro
Inside the box : 3 modern day muscle cars
A little picture before I went to the paintbooth
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And a few hours later, another picture.
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body painted with tamiya silver
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rims painted with Tamiya gunmetal
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random pics
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A few facts :
interieur painted with vallejo model air dark sea grey
engine painted in tamiya flat aluminium, the rest of the engine-parts : tamiya X1
suspension and chassis in revell aqua color flat black
total hours of airbrushing : 5,5

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There's always activity in The Styrene Lab so we kept working on this beauty on 4 wheels.
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I wish you an evening full of styrene-fun and see you next time,
The Styrene Chemist

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Lookin' good! these kits do lend themselves to a quick simple build. nice job

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Very nice start,this is gunna be cool :D

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I kind of want to do this now, looking really good , very nice so far , what color did you use for the body?

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I kind of want to do this now, looking really good , very nice so far , what color did you use for the body?

Body was painted Tamiya Silver, he didn't state what shade though.

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Body was painted Tamiya Silver, he didn't state what shade though.

Thanks Lawrence, I missed that part I guess

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Looks great, just for a future note. Most of the newer mustangs have a coating on the subframe, and floor. To get the color I mixed yellow gold and brass and it comes out close.

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Looking real nice

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Made some progress

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Have fun out there...
See y'all next time with more styrene updates...

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Looks great, just for a future note. Most of the newer mustangs have a coating on the subframe, and floor. To get the color I mixed yellow gold and brass and it comes out close.

After crawling under one of the newer Mustangs on a local lot (they must've thought I was a bit off as we were buying a new Optima) I discovered there is no metallic in the "sealer" that Ford has on the Mustang floor pan, it is actually almost a perfect match to the K-2 urethane primer that some of use under a lacquer paint job, it is a yellowish orange sort of color, almost a real light Ochre (but not quite).

Also just FYI, those fuel tanks on the sides of the driveline are either a gray plastic, or a semi gloss black plastic depending on production dates.

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By any chance did the trans on the motor look like this one?

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the supercharger snout should be black as well.

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I'm loving it,chassis and drivetrain looking great!

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nice work but i believe Eleanor had a custom body kit with side exhausts and custom grille lights. heres what your finished project should look like. Im not trying to sound mean i just want to put a little input in

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good luck and great job so far

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tnx for the comments,

@ Platerpants : It is not my intention to copy the eleanor entirely. The bodywork will still be stock shelby GT500. only the colors will be like the eleanor.

hereby also a new update :

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have a wonderful new year's Eve.

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I like the light grey stripes over the silver, nice effect.

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very nice build

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Well done.

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looking good !! B)

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