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74-78 MUSTANG II CBP !!!!! Deadline -um.....NEVER!

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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, April 16, 2005 12:01 AM
WOW!!!! That Python looks good when built. I didn't like the way it looked from the box art, so I traded the body panels away and kept the car for my owners stang II build.
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Posted by 79pace on Saturday, April 16, 2005 9:57 AM
Thanks Webestang & Tubbs, wait until the orange racing stripe and custom wheels go on the python, she will be one sick puppy!!!

By the way, have you noticed how the older MPC/AMT mustang II kits have been going up in price just lately? Perhaps this often ovelooked/ forgotten/mocked mustang is finally coming into it's own!!
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Posted by webestang on Saturday, April 16, 2005 6:50 PM
They sure are Steve, Mustang II's are now a full part of the Mustang Club of America. The kit prices have gone up to near $50 each. I bought a few 10 years ago for around $15. The 1:1 car parts are nuts.......$300 for a set of taillights!!!!!!
Have you seen this site??? www.mustangii.net
The reissue AMT is a God send!! I might buy 10 of them just to have for later.
This will be a FUN CBP. Got my old kits ready!!!!! I might jump the gun and start tonight!
Evil
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Posted by k357 on Saturday, April 16, 2005 8:29 PM
Well I went to the LHS today, & according to my friend that runs it, it should be out by the end if the month... When he gets them in I've got one reserved....Big Smile
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Posted by Boss_Hotrod on Monday, April 18, 2005 9:33 PM
Well guys Ive got some news concernin my build.

I got the Python parts from singmike today (thanks!!) and I also ordered my stang kit. Now's just the waiting stage. Any ideas for colors? All that comes to my mind is blue and black.
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Posted by webestang on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 1:43 PM
How about silver Boss?? I got those same parts from K. Morgan....I have no idea on color either........
I just won a 77 AMT Stang II on E-Bay......it has the correct 351engine block WOOHOO!!
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5969129299&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&rd=1
Hey Tubbs!!!!!! Jonny Lightning made that IMSA Cobra II in 1/64 scale diecast also....Race painted version & Monopoly version, I will post a pic later...
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 6:40 PM
JL had a factory stock one too
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Posted by webestang on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 10:16 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by 88integra

JL had a factory stock one too

Yes, I have 6 versions of that one too. Cobra II's mostly. Big Smile
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, April 20, 2005 8:30 AM
Hey webestang check this out
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=80549&item=5970682297&rd=1
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Posted by webestang on Wednesday, April 20, 2005 9:41 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by 88integra

Hey webestang check this out
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=80549&item=5970682297&rd=1

WOW!!!!! That is AWESUM!!!!!!!!!!! Tongue I will have to watch that one.....9 day bid....I say it will sell for north of $50!!!!
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Posted by Boss_Hotrod on Wednesday, April 20, 2005 4:02 PM
Not to offend anyone but I dont really like the Ghia all that much. I like the Cobra II the most.
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Posted by webestang on Wednesday, April 20, 2005 4:10 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Boss_Hotrod

Not to offend anyone but I dont really like the Ghia all that much. I like the Cobra II the most.

Oh yeah, the Cobra II was much better looking..so was the Mach....but that kit has a hard to find coupe body.
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Posted by 79pace on Wednesday, April 20, 2005 6:26 PM
OK guys, here's a mock up of one of my builds. It's part of the nostalgic heroes series made by Japanese model co. doyusha. Wheels are from the AMT street fury slammer, they were the only wheel I could find that filled the rather oversized wheelarches on this kit!!

I was just having a count up today on my stang II projects and I have eleven on the go. I am hoping to get 4 of them in some kinda primer/basecoat tomorrow (weather permiting) I'll keep you all upto date on the progress.

Steve

BTW I prefer the fastbacks over the coupe version, the Cobra II's and King Cobra's are my faves.
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Posted by webestang on Wednesday, April 20, 2005 7:10 PM
WOW!!!! Very SWEET Steve!!!! 11 Builds??!!?? Cool..........Cool
I have my IMSA Cobra II washed.....Should get sprayed this weekend.
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Posted by signmike on Thursday, April 21, 2005 12:22 PM
Will try to finish my King Cobra on this CBP.I am working on the front airdam this weekend. If everything goes well I will post pics on Photobucket next monday. This is a hell of a job... The rest of the job is coming. It is at the sanding stage

http://photobucket.com/albums/v337/signmike/
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Posted by signmike on Thursday, April 21, 2005 12:45 PM
Here is the cars I own and want to reproduce in scale.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v337/signmike/King%20Cobra/c1962d53.jpg[/img]
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Posted by 79pace on Thursday, April 21, 2005 3:25 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by webestang

WOW!!!! Very SWEET Steve!!!! 11 Builds??!!?? Cool..........Cool
I have my IMSA Cobra II washed.....Should get sprayed this weekend.


Thanks Webestang, had a nice sunny day here today, got four mustang II's in primer and managed another two kits as well, my 73 mustang mach 1 street maching and daisy's jeep from DOH. Look forward to seeing your IMSA cobra, I also have one to build at some point. Like many modellers, I've probably got too many ideas floating around my head and way to many kits to build than I have the time for!!!

Steve
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Posted by 79pace on Thursday, April 21, 2005 3:38 PM
Hey SignMike, like what you are doing with your KC kit, sure is coming on a treat, are those yellow parts from the Monroe Handler kit? I am also in the process of making a KC, I already have some decals from Keith Marks. I am using an old MPC kit as my base, rear spoiler is from the Autoscape mustang II release. I am using wheel arch spats from an MPC trans am which fit quite well actually but I'm still working on the front spoiler which I have to agree with you is darned tricky. Look forward to seeing more of you progress pics.

Steve
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Posted by 79pace on Thursday, April 21, 2005 3:42 PM
Monroe Handler decals on ebay!!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=2585&item=5969671395&rd=1&ssPageName=WD1V
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, April 21, 2005 6:39 PM
Yeah Steve I bought a set of those last week, that's what happens when I'm stuck at work with computer access, I shop on Ebay!![ That also means that I'll be selling my Monroe Handler Kit on Ebay for those interested.quote]Originally posted by 79pace

Monroe Handler decals on ebay!!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=2585&item=5969671395&rd=1&ssPageName=WD1V
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Posted by KRIS MORGAN on Thursday, April 21, 2005 9:57 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by 88integra

Hey webestang check this out
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=80549&item=5970682297&rd=1


I have that kit. Until now, the one I have is the only one I have seen. They also make a 2+2 version in 1/16 scale and, a 72 Grande. I have never seen either of these though.

Hockey players wear numbers because, they cannot always be identified by dental records. Lets go Red Wings!!

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Posted by signmike on Thursday, April 21, 2005 10:44 PM
Yes, Steve it is tricky. There is an opening in the front air dam to let cool air in to the radiator. Also there is 2 steel ducts to bring cool air to the brakes. Im not sure if I will go to this details since the undercarriage of the kits is not close to the real car. I found a built Monroe Handler at a club contest in Montreal which I am using for body parts. The front air dam of this kit is probably the easiest way to go. The t-roof of the Monroe kit is beautiflly made. Reason I am using it. I got the decals from Keith Marks too. If you want to make a stock replica, you will have to find the right wheel. Only place I know is the McLaren Mustang.
The rear spoiler was cutted out from the Monroe and install backward and reshaped because I could not find a cobra II. I also cutted the air scoop from the old kit's hood
It is a long story but I'm getting there
Signmike, Michel Maheu
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Posted by 79pace on Friday, April 22, 2005 1:57 PM
Hey Mike, can't wait to see it finished. It was great to read about your progress on this kit and the way you have overcome the hurdles of making pieces fit from other kits, that is gonna be one sweet ride with the T-tops. I've started work on my front air dam by cutting about the front spoiler from an MPC 83 mustang kit. As with the rear arches, I will mould in a trans am spat. I've also noticed that the Mclaren wheels are the closest match to stock, but I'm toying with the idea of using custom rims

From the picture you can see that I still need to modify the opening of the air dam to make it a bit smaller. I was thinking of painting it dark blue to really make the decals stand out, what do you think?
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Posted by webestang on Friday, April 22, 2005 2:13 PM
Cutting, Shaping, Molding........You guys are AWESUM!!!!!!!
That spoiler looks like it was made for that Stang pace!!
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Posted by 79pace on Friday, April 22, 2005 5:19 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by webestang

Cutting, Shaping, Molding........You guys are AWESUM!!!!!!!
That spoiler looks like it was made for that Stang pace!!

Thanks mate, I do my best to make the visions in my head a reality, plus I like the challenge. I gotta say a huge thanks to everyone on this forum for giving me the inspiration to overcome my builders block. Since finding this place it has been like a catalyst, after a gap of about 18 months I've actually started building stuff again!!!

Had a couple of days off work this week, here's what I did today:

My gulf racing inspired python
My pro street project, resin convo pro wheels and cowl induction hood from PSF hobbies, any suggestions on colour for this one?
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Posted by webestang on Friday, April 22, 2005 8:48 PM
ooooooooh that Python.......Tongue....I just got a set of those panels.
Color on that Pro Street should be very differant. Go with something outlandish.
Lime Green or a Bright Orange.
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Posted by signmike on Saturday, April 23, 2005 8:40 AM
79Pace, back in '78 I was driving around Montreal and I notice a dark blue KC on a dealer's lot. It had the same gold and orange striping with orange insert in the wheels. The interior was black or blue not sure it was night and the seats were jean materiel with orange cord around it.Jean interoir were a trend back then. I never saw the car after that and never saw one in any magazine. But it sure looked good and its rare.
Youre coming along good in this build. Don't want to tell you what to do but the spat on the picture seem to extend a little to much under the car.should be about 1.5'' max I sanded mine they were the same

Go check this out. I just updated my images

Ihttp://photobucket.com/albums/v337/signmike/
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Posted by signmike on Saturday, April 23, 2005 8:45 AM
[quote]I gotta say a huge thanks to everyone on this forum for giving me the inspiration to overcome my builders block. Since finding this place it has been like a catalyst, after a gap of about 18 months I've actually started building stuff again!!!/quote]
79pace, you are absolutly right it did the same for me. I didn't buid for more than a year and now....
Funny I kept buying ....
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Posted by gratch73a on Sunday, April 24, 2005 6:29 PM
Love that "Monroe Handler" 79Pace. That is one cool kit, where did you come by it?
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Posted by webestang on Sunday, April 24, 2005 11:00 PM
[quote]QUOTE: Originally posted by signmike

I gotta say a huge thanks to everyone on this forum for giving me the inspiration to overcome my builders block. Since finding this place it has been like a catalyst, after a gap of about 18 months I've actually started building stuff again!!!/quote]
79pace, you are absolutly right it did the same for me. I didn't buid for more than a year and now....
Funny I kept buying ....

Me Too!!!! Big Smile I built kits as a kid then got a 1:1 Stang......kit building was over. Then I started back up when a friend gave me a copy of SA mag. Then I went to this site....BOOM!!!!!.....Build-O-Rama.....Wink
Got the first coats of green on the IMSA. Since this is a curbside kit, I think I will make it so the body lifts off to view the interior.
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