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I picked up the new Revell 71 Mustang Boss 351 kit and decided to downgrade it a bit to a lower-spec version. I was really impressed with the kit, the proportions are excellent, fit and finish are good. My only complaints are a bit of softness in some of the detail and a slightly mis-registered decal sheet. Exterior colour is my best attempt at Metallic Maroon and was done with a mix of Mr Color lacquers.

 

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I was imagining someone ordering a Sportsroof with the optional Mach 1 interior trim and a 351C with Ram Air. I designed and 3D printed a new grill, wheels, tires, hubcaps and emblems to accomplish the exterior changes. The fit on the front bumper was a bit off on the kit grill but I think my new grill has pushed the front bumper out a bit, looks a little too far from the chromed hood trim. This was the first time I've added some deformation to the tires to help with the sense of weight on them. The hubcaps were 3D printed and covered in Bare Metal Foil and 'turned' gently with 6000 grit sandpaper.

 

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Under the hood, I redid the shock turrets, air cleaner assembly, ignition coil, distributor, spark plug boots, hood hinges, and added wiring, plumbing, oil dipstick and hose clamps.

 

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I smoothed out the valve covers from the kit and reshaped them to try to get closer to the ones on the 351C engine. The covers should have the Ford logo embossed into them I think but I like the look of it like this.

 

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The hood hinges have a couple of 2mm magnets on each side so I can remove them to lay the hood flat.

 

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A shot of the engine before installation.

 

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The interior was built with the addition of seat belts, door locks, embossing powder for carpet and a new 3D printed 2 spoke steering wheel. Also remade the gearshift as I lost the kit piece. I did find it as soon as I finished the build of course.

 

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Thanks for Looking! 

 

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1 hour ago, Bills72sj said:

Please share details about your gas station!

The gas station is a diorama I built to be able to photograph my builds in. It's 6' x 4' and mounted on casters so i can roll it out of the garage and into natural light to shoot in. All of the pumps and canopy are 3D printed and the 'store' portion was built just using styrene sheet. 

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This is the work of a master-modeler. I was beginning to think you were trying to sneak in some pictures of a 1:1 until I saw you holding the engine. Not only is your model building fantastic, so is your photography. Besides, I love Mustangs and this one is beautiful.

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I saw this on IG last night, looks quite real.

There was a '69 Mustang I saw for sale a while back, same rich color. I ran into a lady that also has a 2020 Mustang and hers was the same color, no custom order but I have yet to see another. Mine is Kona Blue, I have only seen 2 others in that color.

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4 hours ago, TarheelRick said:

This is the work of a master-modeler. I was beginning to think you were trying to sneak in some pictures of a 1:1 until I saw you holding the engine.

Ii thought the exact same thing when I started looking at the pictures. 
 

Excellent work and amazing attention to detail!!

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I was all the way to the picture where you're holding the engine before I realized I was looking at your model and not a real car. I also have always been a fan of the understated look on high performance vehicles, and this has really captured that look. The level of detail on this build is about as realistic as it gets. 

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