72 Ford Pantera by Fujimi, Updated 1/4/13

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When I was in High School my best friends dad had one of these in burnt copper. The sound the Pantera made still plays in my head. This is my all time favorite car.. B)

The model is a Fujimi curbsibe kit and a little on the expensive side, $62.00. But for a Pantera Fanatic, it's a must have. Painted in Testors Royal Blue Pearl Lacquer with Wet Look clear top coat. Interior was done in Tamiyas Semi Gloss black.

This is a fun build and everything goes together well.

Thanks for looking.

Al

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Nice looking Pantera.

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Beautiful!

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Very nice Al.

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Thanks guys. Had a chance to buy one in yellow in 82 for $9,400., but bought a new 83 Mustang GT conv. instead. Sometimes I just did the wrong thing. :wacko:

Al

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Sweet looking build Al, beautiful paint. You have been building some beautiful models.

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That's a nice one, Al!

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Those wheels could really use a black wash to get rid of that "model" look... ;)

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nice

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Looks great. I will have to post mine..

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Love these cars, always wanted one, thanks for posting. Looks great

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Nice build. Always loved the Pantera. I've always been partial to the '74 with the black pointy bumpers though. At any rate you did a good job on this one. B)

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Nice build.

I second the wheel 'wash.'

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Nice build. you don't often see pantera's anymore

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Those wheels could really use a black wash to get rid of that "model" look... ;)

Harry & Danno, I really need to read your comments more closely. My thought I was nuts when I was putting Armour All on my tires and she said it says black wash. Idiot :blink: Now the the tires are shiney and the wheels are black washed.

Look better?

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Beautiful build Al! Nice color for it too. Wheels look great.

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Looks really good. I've done work on about a bazillion 1:1 Panteras (okay, maybe only about 20) over the years, and I have an appreciation of their strengths and weaknesses. Fujimi seems to have done a good job of getting the proportions right.

I just had one leave the shop with polished, billet copies of the Campagnolo wheels, and they looked very much like yours in the original, pre-black-wash state.

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That looks awesome!

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As usual Al, awesome job, looks great!! :D

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The higher price of the Fujimi kit paid off. I built a (meant to be motorized) Marui kit of the Pantera GTS many years ago. Your model looks much better.

Clean build!

BTW I think Harry was right. The rims really look better after the wash because they gained a lot of depth. But as most things in modeling it is a matter of taste.

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Thanks guys. The Pantera is one great Ford. Ford is talking about a new Pantera in the near future. Here's a sample sent to me by a friend that works in Ford design.

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For some reason I cannot see the picture. :(

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For some reason I cannot see the picture. :(

Uuum, me either!!

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I deleted them in error. I will upload them again this afternoon

Sorry.

Al

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K, not a problem.... LOL

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