Shelby Cobra 427 s/c

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Got this yesterday and couldn't wait to start work on it... Wanted to do a pro touring style build with this....

Based loosely on this pic I found on Google...

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Filled in the rear bumper holes... Since the holes were very small, I used Bondo spot putty, I rarely use this stuff for any filler due to shrinkage, but I feel confident that the small holes won't ghost after I primer...

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Engine has been started and block and transmission have been painted...

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Chrome parts for the engine and the exhaust pipes have been stripped with purple power...

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And a mockup using pegasus torque thrust wheels, 19s up front and 23s in the rear...

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Oh Boy, Cobra !!!

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Nice start James and Ray has done found the Cobra..

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Thanks fellas... Ray, I figured you'd like this...

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Great start! Out of curiosity, which kit did you start with?

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Looking good.

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Thanks fellas... Ray, I figured you'd like this...

Me like, you betcha !

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Hi james great start, I am also curious, which kit or kits are you using? thanks keep up the good work!!!!!!! Shaun.s

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Thanks guys... I'm using the kit on the lower right...

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This looks great the cobras look great without the bumpers I did this on my 1\16 cobra as well as filling in the fuel filler and relocating it to the boot

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Thanks bro...

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Got some work done on the motor, chassis is painted, and suspension parts are in paint...

Got the body in primer and almost ready for paint...

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This is the color I'm going with...

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Debating on a gray interior, black interior, or cream interior...

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Man James, nice progress. Nice color choice also..

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Thanks Carl!

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thats a nice color for that car so far u are doing a great job

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Thanks man,I appreciate it...

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Got the chassis and suspension almost done... Now time to work on painting the body...

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Looking good. If you don't mind a suggestion and it's not too late you might consider flowing some black detailer on the springs. It will settle in the recesses and look better. Not trying to tell you how to build your model i have enough trouble with my own but i think you would like the look better. Keep her goin' !

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Thanks Ray... It's not too late and I agree you are right... I started looking at it and I thought I should go ahead and do that... Thank you...

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Got the body in clear... I used Rustoleum crystal Clear enamel and I must say, I like it... My first time using it...

Black washed the coil springs...

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Boy, that paint really sparkles !

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wear is my sunglasses lol thats looks good so far keep going cant wait ti see it all done

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Thanks guys...

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Love the color James something Different from the red and blues. Never built one of these. Do you like the kit????

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