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  • From: Perth Western Australia
Revell 1969 Mustang Cobra Jet
Posted by Rik_Biel on Sunday, February 05, 2012 6:20 AM

Next up - the Mustang Cobra Jet !

 

 

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Posted by SLUSHER on Sunday, February 05, 2012 7:30 AM

wow, nice color, what is it.?? Sharp...Slusher

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Posted by Space Cowboy on Sunday, February 05, 2012 10:36 AM

A very nice shine on your paint job and yes what color??

(I Love It When A Plan Comes Together) Hannibal Smith.

http://s116.photobucket.com/albums/o33/moose5147/

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Posted by IndianG100 on Sunday, February 05, 2012 11:03 AM

Love that color, great paint job

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Posted by Rik_Biel on Sunday, February 05, 2012 6:48 PM

Thanks Guys - it's a tamiya spray - Bright Red I think they call it - I can check the TS- # tonight if you want

Cheers

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Posted by Aleks Padilla on Sunday, February 05, 2012 10:45 PM

Excellent color!!

 

On the bench MPC Maverick Gasser Street Machine Warhorse and Revell 'cuda 1971

 

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Posted by Rik_Biel on Monday, February 06, 2012 11:24 PM

Small update.  Checked the colour - Tamiya TS-49 Bright red - Yes it is bright!

Gave it a light polish up with some Meguirs Tech Wax that I use on my real car - came up a treat.

Also masked up and did the black painting on the bonnet.

Over the weekend I ordered a heap of different detailing bits, wired distributors, braided lines, fittings - but me bieing in Oz they will take a minimum 2 weeks to get to me assuming seller posts promptly.  Scary fact: In the past month I have bought 7 kits, lots of detailing bits and spray paints, and a Scale Auto subscription - I'm up over $500 !! Scary cost getting back into the hobby - and I already had an impressive paint/brush/tool collection!

 

 

 

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  • From: Perth Western Australia
Posted by Rik_Biel on Tuesday, February 07, 2012 11:16 PM

I don't like being held back so last night, rather than wait for my wired distributors to arrive, I cut the wired distributor off a PTX 302 engine model - wired that up to the Cobra Jet motor.

Also scratch built a coil from sprue and did some vacuum tubing from thing in front of distributor to carby.

I should really research my parts names and hose/cable layouts.

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Posted by Space Cowboy on Wednesday, February 08, 2012 11:47 AM

Thats called the vacuum advance for the points.The body still looks fantastic and can hardly wait for more pictures................................

(I Love It When A Plan Comes Together) Hannibal Smith.

http://s116.photobucket.com/albums/o33/moose5147/

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Posted by nottheband on Wednesday, February 08, 2012 3:30 PM

G'day Rik and goodonya.  Looks to me as if this will be as nice as the '70 Boss.  Cheers

Steve

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Posted by urrutiap on Wednesday, February 08, 2012 9:19 PM

Just saw this exact same model at the Ben Franklin store downtown today. Price for it was a little high at 20 bucks.

There was even a 1970s Trans Am car the same one from the Smokey and the Bandit movies.

 

Wish I could win the lottery so I can buy the good models like a freakin 1970s Trans Am and even a freakin Hemi Cuda car model

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  • From: Perth Western Australia
Posted by Rik_Biel on Wednesday, February 08, 2012 11:54 PM

Kits retail here in Australia anywhere from $35 to $50

So I'm getting mine from the US off ebay  Smile

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Posted by Rik_Biel on Friday, February 10, 2012 10:26 PM

OK - progressed a bit further last night - lots of pics here

http://community.webshots.com/album/582283248tJHgkz

My internet connection is crap - struggling to link any more but you can see them in the album link above

 

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Posted by Rik_Biel on Friday, February 10, 2012 10:39 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by SLUSHER on Saturday, February 11, 2012 12:40 AM

Very nice detail. very nice progress..Slusher

IT TAKES A LIVING SAVIOR TO SAVE A DYING WORLD....

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Posted by Chris guthro on Saturday, February 11, 2012 12:58 PM

Very Nice Build! Attention to detail on the motor and interior is great!

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Posted by Rik_Biel on Saturday, February 11, 2012 9:38 PM

Thanks guys - I'm not real happy with the silver paint on the inner door trims - a bit lumpy. Bought some new silver yesterday but no saving those doors!

Won't be seen much when closed up though.

Ordered some fiber optic cable so contemplating lighting this model up!

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  • From: Perth Western Australia
Posted by Rik_Biel on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 6:22 PM

Received my BMF yesterday.  First time user for it.

About half done - done the back window and some of the sides

It's too expensive for me to do a big one piece cutout and scrap the middle like the magazine article - so I am doing the windows in strips - I figure they are separate pieces in real life anyway - and yu can barely if at all see the overlaps anyway.

I'm happy with it so far - not as hard as i was fearing  - pics soon

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  • From: Perth Western Australia
Posted by Rik_Biel on Thursday, February 16, 2012 6:20 PM

Finished the bare metal foil work last night.

I'm pretty happy with it for a first attempt - learnt a few things about how the product moves and shapes, and tears and creases - but overall I am happy with th result.  Did the door handles too.

I'm now at the stage where i need to decide if I am going to add working headlights/rear lights to this beast. I'll do more minor detailing tonight - take pics tomorrow morning - and maybe visit an electronics shop - see how much mini LEDs are etc

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  • From: Hendersonville NC
Posted by gratch73a on Thursday, February 16, 2012 6:39 PM

It's a great kit & builds up too look really nice !

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Posted by Bainford on Friday, February 17, 2012 10:21 AM

Rik_Biel

It's too expensive for me to do a big one piece cutout and scrap the middle like the magazine article - so I am doing the windows in strips - I figure they are separate pieces in real life anyway - and yu can barely if at all see the overlaps anyway.

This is exactly what I do. The BMF goes further, and I find it much easier to handle the strips rather then a full square larger than the window. I frequently screw up a cut and have to scrap the strip and redo it. This would get costly if I were using pieces as large as the entire window.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

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Posted by Rik_Biel on Friday, February 17, 2012 10:53 PM

Well - after a late night last night and a little bit of detailing this morning - it's finished;

Over 30 finished pics at my webshots page;

http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/album/582283248tJHgkz?start=12

Here's a sample;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • From: Perth Western Australia
Posted by Rik_Biel on Friday, February 17, 2012 10:58 PM

Last night was full of disasters!

As I was putting it all together things started going wrong

- glues wouldn't stick;

- was getting glue everywhere;

- got a glue fingerprint on the paintwork;

- windows have dropped/popped out a bit;

- assembled body to chassis - tight fit - hen realised forgot to put reae lights in! Broke bits getting it off

 

All fixed up now and luckily glue on paint polished off with a bit of elbow grease and polish.

Used my real car products - Meguirs Gold Class Wax followed by Tech Wax to bring  up the shine - no clear coat.

I'm really happy with teh gloss level - the pics don't show how shiny and deep the shine really is.

Overall despite the setbacks I am happy with the result

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  • From: West TN
Posted by v6mike on Saturday, February 18, 2012 8:57 AM

Your Mustang looks great even after all the setbacks you had,great work! By the way what is the car in the background!

On the bench: Anything I haven't finished!
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Posted by Too Old on Saturday, February 18, 2012 10:12 AM

Nice looking Mach I.  Your BMF came out great !  I still haven't gotten the hang of that stuff .   TooOld

TooOld

A.K.A.  BOB.

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Posted by bogger44 on Saturday, February 18, 2012 7:45 PM

Great job foiling, especially for your first time.  I do all my foiling in strips also.  You have built yourself one mighty fine looking Mach 1.  Congrats Thumbs Up

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Posted by Bainford on Sunday, February 19, 2012 7:53 AM

That's one clean Mach 1 Rik. Well done.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

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Posted by Rik_Biel on Sunday, February 19, 2012 6:20 PM

Thanks guys - much appreciated.

The blue car is my 2005 Ford XR6 Falcon.

 

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  • From: Tennessee
Posted by SLUSHER on Monday, February 20, 2012 7:09 AM

Clean build, looks very sharp and nice engine detail..Slusher

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  • From: Perth Western Australia
Posted by Rik_Biel on Thursday, February 23, 2012 6:28 PM

Thanks all - learnt a few new tricks on this one.

 

Received a few more kits in the mail - but my next project will be.... a  mini Cooper S from the '60's!

My Dad used to race them in England - so a couple years back I bought him a Tamiya model to build.  he has never gotten around to it - so I have offered to make it up for him to display in his office.

So I'll be posting that in another section of this forum - obviously not Muscle Car   LOL

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