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2015 Ford Mustang GT

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
2015 Ford Mustang GT
Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 4:11 PM

Well, I just couldn't help myself!  I had a second 2015 Mustang kit sitting around just calling me by name and telling me how I should build it.  So, I blew the Mustang apart and started sanding the moldlines off the body.  I added the rear spoiler from a 2010 Mustang GT to the rear deck.  I changed the wheels to the 2010 Mustang wheels, but that may change.  The interior floor will be flocked with embossing powder and the body will be painted with either Tamiya Bright Orange or Testors Competition Orange and I'll see what I have left for decals.

More to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster; 1968 Dodge Charger R/T

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The name is Mike...MrMike!

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Thursday, March 23, 2017 8:41 AM

I started out by chroming the wheelsurfaces with a Molotow Liquid Chrome pen yesterday afternoon.  This morning I drilled out some disc brakes from the 2010 Mustang snap kit so they could fit over the hubs of the 2015 Mustang wheels.

I masked off the rear valance and primered it in prep for Tamiya TS-31 Bright Orange paint.

I washed the body this morning and let air-dry in prep for primer and Tamiya  TS-31 Bright Orange paint.

More to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster; 1968 Dodge Charger R/T

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The name is Mike...MrMike!

  • Member since
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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Friday, March 24, 2017 9:59 AM

I got the Mustang painted with Tamiya TS-31 Bright Orange.

More to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster; 1968 Dodge Charger R/T

Classic Plastic Model Club 

The name is Mike...MrMike!

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Friday, March 24, 2017 10:12 AM

I'm watching this one mr mike. I've been curious about this kit. Colour looks great.

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

Trevor

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Friday, March 24, 2017 11:39 AM

Thanks Trevor!  This 2015 Mustang is a very basic build and play kit.  The body looks quite good and contains approximately 9 or so parts.  With a little planning, you can create your own Mustang by acquiring the other parts necessary to build a nice looking Mustang GT.  You can also find additional information by browsing the August 2014 issue of Scale Auto magazine article by Bob Downie "Improving an auto-show giveaway".

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster; 1968 Dodge Charger R/T

Classic Plastic Model Club 

The name is Mike...MrMike!

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Saturday, March 25, 2017 4:42 PM

When I completed my Spenser's 2015 Ford Mustang GT, I really didn't care for the headlights as they were painted silver from the factory and stood out like a sore thumb.  I had read Bob Downie's article in the August 2014 issue of Scale Auto, but I don't have the resources to create the headlights like he did.  After a bit of thought, I wanted to try removing the silver paint from the healight lenses and add a picture of the 2015 Mustang headlights behind them.  I searched Google Images for "2017 Ford Mustang GT Competition Orange" pictures came up with two that were taken at the same angles by the same photographer.  I sized them on Microsoft Word at .75 X .25 and printed them out.

In the process of removing the silver paint, I ended up doing the same thing as Bob Downie did with his headlights, I broke one of them off.  I decided to keep them instead of creating my own lenses.

Using Tamiya X-22 Gloss Clear, I coated the inside of the lens and appiled the headlight picture and let that set up for a few minutes before adding a coat of clear to the outside of the lens.

I think they came out pretty good.  I'll have to update my Spenser's 2015 Ford Mustang GT with the headlight lenses.

More to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster; 1968 Dodge Charger R/T

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The name is Mike...MrMike!

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Sunday, April 02, 2017 4:09 PM

Last week, I went and wet-sanded the Mustang to get rid of some trash on the paint.  In the process, I burnt through the paint in a few spots.  So this morning I grabbed the Mustang and a can of paint and dashed outside for a brief painting session that took all but a few minutes and dashed back inside and putting the body in my paintbooth to dry.  This afternoon, I looked over the body and it looks pretty good and I'll polish the body tomorrow with Mequiars Scratch-X 2.0.

More to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster; 1968 Dodge Charger R/T

Classic Plastic Model Club 

The name is Mike...MrMike!

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Monday, April 03, 2017 10:11 AM

The paint looks good. Nice trick with the headlights, too.

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

Trevor

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Monday, April 03, 2017 8:17 PM

Thank you Trevor!  The headlights came out ok, but the clear plastic is kind of thick and distorts the image a bit.  Thinner plastic would have been better.

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster; 1968 Dodge Charger R/T

Classic Plastic Model Club 

The name is Mike...MrMike!

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Saturday, April 08, 2017 8:03 AM

My 2015 Ford Mustang GT is completed!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster; 1968 Dodge Charger R/T

Classic Plastic Model Club 

The name is Mike...MrMike!

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Saturday, April 08, 2017 8:04 AM

A few more...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster; 1968 Dodge Charger R/T

Classic Plastic Model Club 

The name is Mike...MrMike!

KWT
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  • From: Middle TN
Posted by KWT on Saturday, April 08, 2017 9:55 AM

Wow... That came out great! Love the mods.

Time well wasted, is not time wasted - John Lennon

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Sunday, April 09, 2017 7:57 AM

Thank you KWT!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster; 1968 Dodge Charger R/T

Classic Plastic Model Club 

The name is Mike...MrMike!

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Posted by Onekabu on Sunday, April 09, 2017 2:36 PM
Good job
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Posted by mrmike on Monday, April 10, 2017 7:21 AM

Thank you Onekabu!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster; 1968 Dodge Charger R/T

Classic Plastic Model Club 

The name is Mike...MrMike!

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