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1967 Shelby Mustang GT 350 WIP

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  • Member since
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  • From: Spring, Tx
1967 Shelby Mustang GT 350 WIP
Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, June 29, 2018 3:52 PM

My son bought this one for me for my birthday. I don't have it in my closet but I know I have seen it on the shelves and wondered why I didn't have it.  I looked at the box and realized it was molded in black. I don't know if any are molded in white but once I saw that it was molded in black I realized that it might have affected my decision when perusing the shelves at Michaels or Hobby Lobby.

Nevertheless, I have started this one while finishing up the Dodge Viper for my grandson. I glued on the separate trunk lid, faux vents, headlight and taillight panels and cleaned up the mold lines and flash. I cleaned up and re-scribed the headlight and taillight panel lines to make them look like panel lines instead of glue joints. I'm pretty sure I can install the chassis with everything on the body glued together. I'll just have to install the headlights and taillights before putting the body on the chassis, I think. If not, I have to find a workaround.

I am thinking about substituting Testors Nassau Blue Metallic for Brittany Blue. Not sure about the interior. I'll have to look at a few photos. Thanks for looking!

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

  • Member since
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  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Friday, June 29, 2018 4:34 PM

I mixed up paint at work to match Brittany Blue. If you haven't primed that, or it is primed with Duplicolor primer, I can paint it for you. Pm me if interested.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Saturday, June 30, 2018 6:58 AM

Looking forward to more on this one JR.Yes

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    Joe

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    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Saturday, June 30, 2018 7:27 AM

I'm sure you can make this Shelby look great in your usual fashion!  Looking forward to your build.  I built this model many years ago and I had issues with the decals being a little too transparent with the dark blue paint showing through.  I also built the '67 Mustang GT which is the same kit minus the Shelby bits.

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  • From: West TN
Posted by v6mike on Saturday, June 30, 2018 3:41 PM

Looking grest. I have that kit also somewhere in my stash. I hope to get to it at some point in my life.

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Sunday, July 01, 2018 7:22 AM

Thanks, Prowler, Joe, Mike and Mike! I appreciate your comments! Prowler, I appreciate your offer but I like to do everything on my builds in case I enter them in contests. But I appreciate your offer!  Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Thursday, July 05, 2018 10:16 AM

Rained all day yesterday and it has been hot and humid prior to that so I haven't done much painting yet. I did manage to assemble the engine, including plug wiring and a gas line. Thanks for looking! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

  • Member since
    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 4:49 PM

Making slow progress. No rain today so maybe I'll be able to paint the body tomorrow. In the meantime, I have foiled the doors and dash, assembled the chassis and wheels. No decals for the gauges so I just painted a black face and picked in some red indicators. Thanks for looking! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 7:36 AM

This is a test.

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 10:59 AM

I painted the body today. Two coats of Testors Nassau Blue Metallic over Krylon Aluminum. Then 3 coats of Krylon Clear Lacquer. Looks pretty good and will only need to rub out a little orange peel once it dries. Then I'll be ready for foil. Thanks for looking! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Thursday, July 12, 2018 3:29 AM

Looks great. To be honest, unless you are doing a contest car, I wouldn't worry about rubbing out the orange peel, 60's factory stock cars didn't have miles deep paint anyway lol.

1 Corinthians 15:51-54
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Ask me about Speedway Decals

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    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, July 20, 2018 3:26 PM

Thanks, Prowler! I agree with you. In fact, most of my paint jobs look like a lacquer paint job with a coat of wax. Unfortunately, most cars back in the day only looked like that for about a day and then it was back to the dull finish of the era. 

So I rubbed it out and because of the sharp edges had to give it a touch-up of both paint and clear and then rubbed it out a little more. Its pretty smooth but certainly not the two-part clearcoat that I see on a lot of models nowadays that look like Custom Show Cars not meant for the street and only driven off the trailer and into a show.

Houston Auto Modelers contest tomorrow but this one won't make it! Maybe next year!  

Here are three photos with BMF applied:

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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