Missouri State Highway Patrol '90 Mustang LX


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This will be my take on the new kit. I decided to build one without roof mods as I just couldn't wait. Like everyone else I've been waiting for this kit for, well two decades.

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The 5.0 is in Valspar gray primer which I thought was a good match. The tranny is Tamiya Metallic Gray drybrushed with MM Aluminum.

The interior is a combo of primers right now and the body is Tamiya Silver Leaf.

G

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Jeez I need my shop to hurry and get mine

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Going to be a nice one Wayne. I'll keep my eye's on this one.

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Fred they are slowly dribbling out across the various retailers. Mine came at a premium price from Hobby Town USA, because the Mrs said I shouldn't wait to build a model car I've wanted for so freakin' long.

Thanks Dave, I'm taking my time and I'm going to get the interior as correct as possible.

G

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nice wayne

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Mmmmmmm. Looking good, G.

Gotta get mine cranking.

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Looks good so far B)

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Thank you gentlemen, you too Danno.

Gonna ab the interior soon, stand by for more.

G

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Tubular headers look super! What's your paint recipe for those?

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Thanks Matt.

I base coated them with an acrylic dark brown, then used a red brown thinned out with acrylic thinner and washed on. I let that dry and then drybrushed a light coat of MM "Jet Exhaust".

The base was Polly Scale "Railroad Tie Brown", the red brown was MM Acrylic "Rust" but any brand/color will do. It's the Jet Exhaust color that makes it pop, it's a silver/gold bronzish color which is great for cars. Highly recommended.

G

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Nice job on those headers, indeed, Wayne.

I've been doing Tamiya Gunmetal (acrylic bottle) with some Model Master Acryl Rust more-or-less dry-brushed on (just a hair more paint than dry-brushing), and they look like fairly new exhaust manifolds.

This kit seems like a real mixed bag- I'm very reluctant to get one because of that roof, but from what I've seen, it does build up nicely otherwise.

Charlie Larkin

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Nice start Wayne, I will be getting the kit this weekend, and I can wait to get started on it

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Charlie it looks like a good solid build will result straight from the box. The engine is just super and the interior is nothing to sneeze at. I bet with proper care and handling, marked as a copcar or with factory correct paint, the majority of viewers won't recognize the errors.

I won't place a number to that percentage, my lovely wife spotted the inconsistencies as I pulled the body from the box. She's a car person, not a model builder, and knows Mustangs. I hadn't said anything and she noticed it right away.

Jonathan, Danno, get cracking my friends.

G

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G, what colors did you use on the engine?

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Engine is looking good, G. I have an FHP SSP in mind when I get all of the bodies corrected (have the Jetsonic lightbar/siren and decals waiting!)

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G, what colors did you use on the engine?

Jonathan the engine is Valspar enamel primer straight from the can. To my eye it's a good match to the references posted here in another thread. The tranny is Tamiya "Metallic Gray" acrylic drybrushed with MM "Aluminum" enamel.

This is the stuff I used, I think I bought it at a Michaels? or Wal Mart.

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Brad I'm planning three builds myself. MSHP, NHP and CHP. All three are quite unique.

G

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G,

I'm complimenting your contingent: I'm doing AZDPS HP, KHP, and CSP. :)

Jonathan is doing Tokyo HP and Nagasaki Drift Police. :mellow:

And I heard Mark Gustavson is doing a Utah HP with chrome reverse wheels, wide whites, lakes pipes and a bubbletop. :huh:

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And I heard Mark Gustavson is doing a Utah HP with chrome reverse wheels, wide whites, lakes pipes and a bubbletop. :huh:

In other words, up to his old tricks. Will it have working lights and sound? B)

-MJS

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In other words, up to his old tricks. Will it have working lights and sound? B)

-MJS

Nah, but it'll probably have precision machined titanium valve stems and hand cast platinum light bar brackets. ;)

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and a custom hand airbrushed laquer paint job unobtainable by mere mortals.................................................. :huh:

When Jonathan said he was building one of these I darn near spit my coffee out. After " Barney the Olds " I cannot imagine what this will turn out like. "Fast and Furious" will surely become "Slow and Delirious".

B)

G

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When Jonathan said he was building one of these I darn near spit my coffee out. After " Barney the Olds "

G

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That gives me an idea for the license plate its a god thing I think I can call you two friends, or I might have to take this personally ;):lol:

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I only pick on you because, well, MrsG really likes you.

:rolleyes:

G

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I only pick on you, Jonathan, because . . .

. . . well, because I can!

:lol:

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I got busy with the airbrush yesterday and finished the interior. This is a mock up without any police equipment.

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That interior is slick!

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