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1969 Shelby Mustang GT 500 - Outdoor Pics!

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1969 Shelby Mustang GT 500 - Outdoor Pics!
Posted by modelcarjr on Sunday, October 21, 2012 11:18 AM

Someone on the forum suggested that I build a Mustang. I've always like this Mustang and I am not going to do an "Eleanor"  just a nice looking Mustang.  MCG has PE for it and Keith Marks has decals which is good because although this kit is crisply molded (unfortunately in yellow) the badges are faint and small. I bought this kit years ago on a mark-down and its been in the closet ever since so I guess its time to build it.

I have done some initial research on the internet and have about 3 different color combinations based on paint on hand. I have an ounce of MCG Lime Green Metallic that is actually a Plymouth color that I was going to use on the Cuda but opted for Sublime Green. It might pass for Lime Gold Metallic (Ford color) although it might be a little darker. The second option is Wimbledon White. I saw one on the net that looked good with a light to medium blue stripe and black interior. My last option is Tamiya Mettallic Blue that might pass for Alcapoco Blue metallic.

 I'm sure the yellow plastic is going to give me some issues so I'll start on the prep. Let me know what you think about the color! 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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Posted by v6mike on Sunday, October 21, 2012 11:37 AM
Can't wait to see more,I think the Lime Gold Metalic is a great choice.
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Posted by Snake45 on Sunday, October 21, 2012 11:48 AM

That's a nice kit, except for the fit of the front valence panel, which needs to be narrowed significantly. Otherwise, it builds easy and looks good when finished! I've built two--one in Grabber Green and one in Playmate Pink (the Shelby was the Playmate of the Year car in 1969).

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Posted by smellyfatdude on Sunday, October 21, 2012 12:11 PM

Sweet! This should be very interesting indeed, jr. I've got a later issue of this kit, the "Motor City Muscle" edition, and was actually thinking of starting it earlier this summer. Whenever I do get around to building it, I'm going to use Tamiya TS-25 pink and try to replicate the ' 69 GT 500 that was awarded to Playboy's Playmate of the year for 1969, Connie Kreski. (Snake, got any reference pics of that car?)
Don't know how well you'd get the white to cover that yellow plastic. If the markings are as faint as you say, it might be hard to see them at all by the time you have the primer on thick enough. Myself, I go with the Tamiya Metallic Blue, but then I love that color to begin with.
Good luck, hope to see more soon! Dinner

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Posted by Snake45 on Sunday, October 21, 2012 12:21 PM

You can find a couple pictures of it through Google-image, but they're not especially good. I have a copy of the 1969 magazine, which had a couple pictures that aren't much better (might even be the same ones).

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Posted by Rustykid on Sunday, October 21, 2012 1:14 PM
Mr junior it was me that suggested the stang, and I'm very excited to watch this one! Can't wait to see more! I vote for the Wimbledon white.
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Posted by modelcarjr on Sunday, October 21, 2012 4:28 PM

Thanks, all, for your comments!  Thanks, Snake, for the tip on the front valance. i see what you mean.  I think I will cut off both ends at the seam underneath, glue the ends to the body and putty them in. It doesn't look like there should be a seam there anyway on a real car.

SFD, I won't have to worry about the badges as I have sanded them clean off already! I have one vote for each color now - still undecided! Here's a pic of the front valance and the hood. The valance panel hangs over on both sides. The hood has a cut-out in it and I have puttied the underside and hope I don't have to do the same on the top of the hood. 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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Posted by Snake45 on Sunday, October 21, 2012 5:40 PM

I fixed my front valences exactly the way you suggest--I cut off the end caps, and narrowed the center section. Worked fine both times.

Recovering aircraft modeler. "I can see me bound and gagged

Dragged behind the clownmobile...."

--Warren Zevon, "Hostage-O," Life'll Kill Ya, Artemis Record 2000

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Posted by SLUSHER on Monday, October 22, 2012 7:20 AM

JR, l really don't have an opinion on the color but look forward to your build....Slusher

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Posted by Space Cowboy on Monday, October 22, 2012 8:55 AM

Looks like you have a great start on this build..........

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Posted by modelcarjr on Monday, October 22, 2012 11:00 AM

Thanks, Snake, Slusher and Cowboy!  I appreciate your comments!  More later today!

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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Posted by modelcarjr on Monday, October 22, 2012 5:11 PM

i've glued and sanded out the putty on the front valance ends and underhood surface and have the body in its first coat of primer inside and out. I plan to do another coat of primer, then bright white and finally Wimbledon White. I chose that color for a number of reasons; I want the challenge of covering the yellow plastic, I have a can of Wimbledon White, I have Keith Marks printing a medium blue stripe as well as the other decals for it and I don't have many white models in my collection.! It may not attract attention on the contest table but here I go! 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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Posted by Dimebolt on Monday, October 22, 2012 5:26 PM

I think its gonna look great jr.

Corey

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Posted by Rustykid on Monday, October 22, 2012 5:42 PM

Yay for Wimbledon white! Lol

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Posted by SLUSHER on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 8:36 AM

Wimbledon white should look very good on it JR....Slusher

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Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 3:45 PM

JR, I'm watching this WIP as I have the Motor-City Muscle edition of this kit.  Looking forward to more.

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Posted by modelcarjr on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 4:21 PM

Thanks, Rusty, Slusher, Corey and Mike!  I appreciate your comments!

It feels like I've been painting for days and I guess I have been painting for a couple of days. Two coats of primer, two coats of flat white ( I changed from brilliant white as it was too transluscent). Now I need to finish the body and then I will glue in the front valance, rear panel and side vents and hope for a good match so that I can then get the Wimbledon White and clear on the body. I don't see any yellow ghosting and hopefully it will stay that way. Other parts are in primer and I will paint the appropriate blue, black or aluminum on those parts and be ready for some assembly soon!  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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Posted by bogger44 on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 8:21 PM

Looks like your off to a great start JR.  I applaud your choice of Wimbledon White for the Shelby.  When combined with the blue stripe, it will be gorgeous.  I, too, currently have a Ford on the bench that will most likely be getting the Wimbledon White treatment as well.

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Posted by modelcarjr on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 3:27 PM

Thanks, Bogger!  Let us see your Ford!  Is it on the Forum somewhere?

On my third day of painting and I think I am ready for the final coats of wimbledon white. I mounted the side fake vents and am going to paint the rear valance panel since it will be black and white and that will be easier off the car. I have even painted the engine block and pieces with a couple of coats of flat white for the medium blue on the engine. Gone through a 10 oz can of primer and almost the same for the flat white. Should be penty of paint on this one!  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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Posted by modelcarjr on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 5:22 PM

Finally got the color coats on the body parts and will rub it out in a day or two before I clear. Normally I would clear right away but thought this might need a rubout between color and clear or I may not need clear at all. It has a little sheen but you can't see it in the picture. Fairly smooth but has a little orange peel. 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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Posted by SLUSHER on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 8:53 PM

JR, your finish really looks bright for wimbledon white. Did the flat white brighten it up? l don't think with the primer you have to worry about bleed thru....Slusher

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Posted by modelcarjr on Thursday, October 25, 2012 4:17 AM

No, its just the lighting and my camera or picture-taking skills. Here are a couple of pics with one light off which I think shows the brownish/yellowish white finish! 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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Posted by SLUSHER on Thursday, October 25, 2012 6:15 AM

JR, it really looks good. l always liked wimbledon white..,..Slusher

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Posted by Rustykid on Thursday, October 25, 2012 7:37 AM
Lookin good! This is gonna be cool! Are you gonna use magnum 500 wheels or was there another stock set up?
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Posted by modelcarjr on Thursday, October 25, 2012 12:21 PM

Thanks, Slusher and Rusty!  Rusty, I am going to use the kit wheels that the instructions say are special alloy wheels. I am not good at wheels but they look like what I have seen on the net on these vehicles.

Finishing painting and starting to do some detail painting like the engine bay. Also added some clear to the frame and taped off the rear trunk floor to leave it flat black to match the underside of the interior bucket that forms part of the floor. Should be able to start rubbing out the body tomorrow!  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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Posted by bogger44 on Thursday, October 25, 2012 8:33 PM

modelcarjr

Thanks, Bogger!  Let us see your Ford!  Is it on the Forum somewhere?

No, not yet.  I'm taking a break from posting WIPs for a while.  What I'm building is AMT's '66 Fairlane 427 that I'm attempting to build as a period SS/B class quartermiler.   It's in the early stages yet, but when she's finished I will be posting it down in the Racecar section.  Your paint already looks great JR.  Doesn't look like you'll have to do much polishing.  Can't wait to see it foiled and decaled.  I did a '68 Mustang in MM Wimbeldon White and was amazed by how smooth it laid down straight out of the can.  After a little polishing, it became perhaps my  best paint finish to date.

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Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, October 26, 2012 4:44 AM

Thanks, Bogger!  I'll look forward to seeing your 66 Ford in the Racecar section!  I built that kit once and have one in the closet and as I remember its a pretty nice kit! Starting polishing today so we'll see how much rubbing it will take. Body looks good but I think I got a little too much paint on the hood so I will start there. 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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Posted by Space Cowboy on Friday, October 26, 2012 8:40 AM

Great looking paint job and a good start on the interior. Keep it coming...........

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Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, October 26, 2012 4:15 PM

Thanks, Cowboy!  Wroking on rubbing out the body and I'm about 5-6 hours in. Another 5-6 hours to go! 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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Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, October 27, 2012 9:41 AM

Finished rubbing out the body and the hood fit is about as good as I am going to get it.  On to foil next! 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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