1/12 2010 Shelby GT500 "Super Snake" COMPLETED in Under Glass

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So I bought the GT500 from Hobby Lobby like many others did here (40% off coupon.) Just could not bring myself to build it box stock. Sooooo the picture search began and I settled on the Super Snake. The first order of business was to find a set of wheels.......like many here I found this to be quite difficult. I found that the R/C world had more to offer than anything so I purchased the wheels below which look pretty similar to the originals (or close enough for the lack of choices out there.) On to the hood! 12 hours later of cutting, filling, sanding, filling, sanding, priming, :blink: !!! ??!! Finally got the hood ready for paint.

Here's some progress shots so far....

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Some wheel mockups......

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Car WILL look like this.

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Your workmanship is fine.

But the 1:1-I can't help but be reminded of the giant catfish seen on Discovery Channels 'River Monsters'...

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Your workmanship is fine.

But the 1:1-I can't help but be reminded of the giant catfish seen on Discovery Channels 'River Monsters'...

Thanks Cato. :lol: She is definitely a monster alright! The 1:1 has up to 850hp!!

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starting off very very nice. rims are perfect

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starting off very very nice. rims are perfect

Thanks Joe. Coming from you that is a huge compliment! Your Oshkosh build is one of my all time favorites!!

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Yes!! Very nice! Pleeeaaase let me know where you got those rims. I wanted to do this to one of the kits I have.

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Hood looks great. You could probably sell some of those.

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I agree with Ray, cast that hood and make a short production run available. you might be able to recoup the cost of the kit. :)

those wheels look just right.

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Hood looks great. You could probably sell some of those.

I agree with Ray, cast that hood and make a short production run available. you might be able to recoup the cost of the kit. :)

those wheels look just right.

Thanks guys...your probably right about the hood but for me to do this one I had to cut, raise, and section the hood that came with the kit. Besides, I wouldn't know the first idea of how to cast it anyhow. Good idea though.

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Yes!! Very nice! Pleeeaaase let me know where you got those rims. I wanted to do this to one of the kits I have.

Got them off of ebay. R/C section.

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very cool,

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very cool,

Thanks Jeff.

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I wanted to do that to my hood before I traded the kit, but I had no idea on how to do that. The scoop is a little on the large side, but looks good nonetheless. Great job and good pick of the wheels!

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I wanted to do that to my hood before I traded the kit, but I had no idea on how to do that. The scoop is a little on the large side, but looks good nonetheless. Great job and good pick of the wheels!

Thanks Brodie.

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Some more progress today......made the Cervini's quarter window scoops

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Another 1:1 shot with the scoops on it

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Very cool looking so far. I had those Cervini's side window and door scoops along with a hood of theirs on my 05 when its was only about 4 months old

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Do you have a wip on the hood and scoops?

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Very cool looking so far. I had those Cervini's side window and door scoops along with a hood of theirs on my 05 when its was only about 4 months old

Thanks, I dont blame you for getting them.....if I had a Mustang it would be the first purchase I would make.

Do you have a wip on the hood and scoops?

No unfortunately I didn't do a step by step on them. I just dug in and built them. You basically have to cut apart the hood, refit it, add the sides, and then reglue it together. the scoops were just measured, cut, and glued styrene.

Next will be the Kenne-Bell supercharger, then the embroidered headrests will be hand painted (Cobras.) STAY TUNED!

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you work very well... the hood and the side scoop are professionally built. :wub:

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you work very well... the hood and the side scoop are professionally built. :wub:

Thank you for the kind words Luc.

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hi Ken, not only nice work but fast, should really stand out beside a stock one.

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hi Ken, not only nice work but fast, should really stand out beside a stock one.

Thanks Jeff! I work on it during the day before I go to work 2nd shift. I wanted to make something unique out of this kit that I would be proud to display.....I believe though, I am beginning to fall down "the rabbit hole." :D

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This is pretty cool. Could have saved time on the scoops as they are still optional. You could have built the aluminum window blanks. I prefer the scoops myself though. These are fun cars. I have a 40th anny vert and would never think of parting with it.

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This is pretty cool. Could have saved time on the scoops as they are still optional. You could have built the aluminum window blanks. I prefer the scoops myself though. These are fun cars. I have a 40th anny vert and would never think of parting with it.

Hey thanks Fred. Yeah I looked at the window blanks too but the scoops seemed a little more appropriate to the theme I am heading in. Would love to get one of these someday myself and I dont blame you for not wanting to part with your 40th!

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So as I said in the last posting on 4-2, I was planning on making a Kenne Bell supercharger for this build. The Kenne Bell is the supercharger the Super Snake uses soooooo it had to be in the build. I decided to make it out of wood because of the shapeability of it. I include a picture of the 1:1 supercharger so you can see my inspiration for the design. I think it came out pretty good for having to cut apart the upper intake and fuel rails.

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This is what I am shooting for \/\/

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And a picture of the intake tube I painted

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