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AMT 73 Mustang Road Racer

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  • Member since
    November, 2018
AMT 73 Mustang Road Racer
Posted by FoMoCoBlueOval on Saturday, November 24, 2018 2:59 PM

Hi all, I'm new to building car models, I have primarily focused on railroad modeling, today at the hobby shop instead of buying a rolling stock kit I decided to give a car kit a try.

Well I opened the box and I'm seeing a LOT of "extra" parts, I guess it's to allow some customization ability to the kit?

Also its undecorated so I have to paint everything first right?

Any help would be great.

  • Member since
    October, 2013
  • From: Paris,KY
Posted by Stangsally68 on Sunday, November 25, 2018 5:29 PM

Yes, the extra parts are for customizing it to your taste. 

Yes, you have to paint most everything.  Since you are just beginning, I'd search this site for modeling basics.  I wash all of the kits parts in soapy water to remove oils from the injection molding process.  Let it dry completely and use a quality gray primer before I lay any color down. 

Hope this helps.



  • Member since
    November, 2010
Posted by 72mustang on Saturday, February 02, 2019 8:03 AM
I would keep the exterior to one basic color (or maybe the hood in black) and use decals to add some visual appeal. Look fo pictures online of some of these cars that were raced in Nascar, TranAm and in Australia. The 71-73s were not a popular as the 69-70 Mustangs but you can stand out from the crowd with a nice big body racer.


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