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1/32 '65 Mustang

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1/32 '65 Mustang
Posted by justmike on Saturday, April 01, 2017 11:13 AM

I got this little kit from a friend and have decided to build it for my sister who likes Mustangs. I wanted to give it a more modern look so made some choices as to what to sand, cut, shave ,file, glue and bondo 

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Posted by justmike on Saturday, April 01, 2017 11:17 AM

the hood was a mess with a lot of sink marks. I decided to glue valances on ahead of time and got rid of the lettering which was barely legible

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Posted by justmike on Saturday, April 01, 2017 11:20 AM

I removed all the drip rails and any other chrome accents that would have been on the car. They were way out of scale anyways.

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Posted by justmike on Saturday, April 01, 2017 11:24 AM

In later pics you will notice that I got rid of the  bumperettes. This shot shows how tall the ridge is on the fenders.

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Posted by justmike on Saturday, April 01, 2017 11:28 AM

I sanded the hood scoop down to what I felt was a better height.

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Posted by justmike on Saturday, April 01, 2017 11:31 AM

Still had bondo to do after the initial sanding of course. I decided to fill in the shark gill looking metal stamping that was beside the headlights.

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Posted by justmike on Saturday, April 01, 2017 11:33 AM

Its blurry but again gives you an idea of how much I sanded down the ridges. They are gone on the finished car.

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Posted by justmike on Saturday, April 01, 2017 11:34 AM

I had to lower the stance of course. I took a round file the the top of the axle

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Posted by justmike on Saturday, April 01, 2017 11:35 AM

.......drilled holes higher up on the front suspension/engine piece

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Posted by justmike on Saturday, April 01, 2017 11:36 AM

.......and replaced these

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Posted by justmike on Saturday, April 01, 2017 11:37 AM

.....with these

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Posted by justmike on Saturday, April 01, 2017 11:39 AM

For a 1/32 scale the interior ended up looking pretty good. Gotta love chrome foil!

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Posted by justmike on Saturday, April 01, 2017 11:41 AM

Did a color coat to find flaws and found one so had to fill that with the crazy glue and baking soda trick. Man, that stuff is like concrete!!  Repainted the whole car in Model Master Sable Brown Metallic after this

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Posted by justmike on Saturday, April 01, 2017 11:43 AM

The paint turned out so well all I had to do was polish it with the Treatment model wax.

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Posted by justmike on Saturday, April 01, 2017 11:45 AM

I was so torn about whether or not to do the strip of body work under the door in a dull foil but figured it might make the car look shorter so I decided against it. The headliner was done in ivory, its a good match.

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Posted by justmike on Saturday, April 01, 2017 11:46 AM

The window piece on this little thing was one of the better fits I have had on a kit.

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Posted by justmike on Saturday, April 01, 2017 11:50 AM

I was impressed with how that pony showed up with just a bit of a blackwash. I like how clean the front looks without the bumperettes. I was thinking of painting the front and rear bumpers body color. I don't think it would have looked too bad that way.

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Posted by justmike on Saturday, April 01, 2017 11:53 AM

Always need a shot of the interior IN the car.  lol  Still can't get over the shine on this paint job. One of my better ones. So now its into a box and mail it to Alberta for my sister. P.S.  I started this on March 8th and finished it on March 31st; a record time for me!

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Posted by Bainford on Saturday, April 01, 2017 5:53 PM

Looks good Mike. I've been developing an interest in 1/32 lately. It surprises how little 1/32 you see on the forum.

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Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, April 02, 2017 6:02 AM

Very nice. I'm sure she will be quite happy.

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Posted by nottheband on Sunday, April 02, 2017 7:56 PM

That's a very nice Mustang, the colour is a good choice.  Your detailing on the interior turned out great, even more so considering the small scale.  Cheers

Steve

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Posted by justmike on Monday, April 03, 2017 10:22 AM

Thanks guys. I must say that these smaller scale kits would be a good change if someone was in a bit of a building funk. They can be done quickly and the results can be great. Iwill have to keep an eye open for this scale just in case I get hit with a builders block

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