Revell FIA Cobra CSX2323

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I have always wanted to build the Gurney Targa Florio Cobra. I could have bought either the Model Factory Hiro (expensive) or Historic Racing Miniatures (long wait) kits but once again really wanted to use the 60's Revell slot car body. The opportunity came up a couple of months ago when I actually won, for a change, a reasonable Revell slot car on E-bay for a FAIR price. Using a spare AMT 289 & Monogram 427 I set to work. Chassis, suspension & interior is from the AMT 289 but widened & lengthened. All the outer body bits are Monogram. Motor is Monogram Mustang. Dashboard, suitcase bumps and extractors are scratchbuilt, wheels I cast from my Gunze Sanyo Daytona coupe, Weber trumpesy are shoe eyelets a mate found for me

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Couple of more pics to follow, Thanks for looking

Dave B

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A few more pics

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PS Pattos decals, not the best set I've ever had from him as they didn't want to adhere!!

Tks again

Dave B

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Super nice build..

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Very good looking Cobra

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Looks great!

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FANTASTIC looking cobra Dave, great job!! :D

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I always love to see a nice cleanly built Cobra. Good job !

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Superbly evocative replica of this important car. Really captures it. Bravo!

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This is obviously my favorite Cobra and you did a great job building it.

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Beautiful model of Gurney's Cobra !!

What paint did you use ?

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Beautiful model of Gurney's Cobra !!

What paint did you use ?

Thanks guys, I appreciate the kind words.

Bob, I used auto acrylic, just went to the local paint shop & asked for 100ml of Viking Blue.

Phil, hard to guess it is your favourite Cobra!!!

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Dave B

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Sweet!

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Very nice!

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Great build Dave looks awesome

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Wickedly nice cobra!

Joe.

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great looking cobra

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Nice job,I remember what the body was like!

Would not know it was the same body.

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Nice

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Stunning! Well done. Very well done!

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Great build, love the correct details, nicely done!!

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Tks guys appreciated

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Wonderful build. I've been TRYING to get a Revell FIA slot body recently, but they've all gone for stupid money on evilbay. I did score a pair of Lindberg 1/24th Daytona Coupe kits though. Just found the proper wheels for it today completely by accident.....

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Beautiful build. I love it!

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Wonderful build. I've been TRYING to get a Revell FIA slot body recently, but they've all gone for stupid money on evilbay. I did score a pair of Lindberg 1/24th Daytona Coupe kits though. Just found the proper wheels for it today completely by accident.....

Tks Guys,

Jim, perserve with getting one on e-bay. I did. I paid around USD50 for it as a complete slot car, good condition, no windscreen though. I did notice a resin body, cast from a Revell I think, up there the other week & it went for around USD115, ridiculous

Dave B

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There has been one seller, over the past month has had at least four original body kits in boxes. I think he found a stash somewhere and is putting his kid through college with the proceeds! I have one that was used on a slot car and it's pretty badly heat distorted.

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