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Bullitt 1968 Ford Mustang GT Completed

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  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 6:36 AM

Hopefully, we can all build as many models before we all head for that great hobby shop in the sky.  I for one, hope that I can! Big Smile  I had noticed the lack of brakes on Marcos model and the plastic Bullitt kit is no exception.  Making brake discs or even some sort of drum brake backing disc would be a fairly easy chore to accomplish.  I also have a set of Pegasus unpainted disc brake rotors and caliphers that I could add to this kit.

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302; '67 Foose Dodge Coronet

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    September, 2006
  • From: Yellow Brick Road
Posted by realhighpockets on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 8:40 AM

I have this kit and I built the die-cast it was based on. The one thing that bothered me about the die-cast (built it out of box) and was not addressed in the plastic kit, is no representation of brakes. The wide spokes make it easy to see that they are missing. The cover of the recent Scale Auto shows these as well on Marcus' beautiful presentation. He didn't address the missing brakes either. When, or if I get to this kit before I die (too many kits) I will put a disc or something to represent brakes.

"Before they invented drawing boards, what did they go back to?" George Carlin On the bench: Could be anything, I have so many things started and put away I don't even know what I'll pick next.

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 8:20 AM

Hi Barry!  This is the complete Bullitt Mustang kit and it includes the wheels and tires in the box.  But, the tires to my eye seem to be a bit narrow.  I haven't yet, but may in the next couple of days, look through my stash of tires for something a bit wider.  It doesn't have to be really wide, just a little bit wider.  If I can't find anything in my stash of extra tires, I would like to look through your boxes of tires to see if there is anything I might be able to use on this kit.  I'm all set on the wheels...I think!  lol  

The paint color will be the next thing I need to tackle.  I have several metallic greens in my paint stash and I'll start looking at what color comes close to Highland Green Metallic.  Like I have said previously, I'll buy from the internet as a last resort.  I'm surprised that Highland Green Metallic is not produced as a hobby paint.  Maybe Ford won't license it since it could be a big moneymaker for them?  I don't know.  I think the Emerald Green maybe a bit too dark or not the right shade for Highland Green Metallic.  This is what I want to look into.  There is no need to bring the 'Vette to the meeting unless you want to show it off to the Club.  I have a can of Dupli-Color Emerald Green in my stash as well as two cans of Fathom Green (a good candidate).  Where are my plastic spoons?!!!

Thanks for the offers, Barry!  I appreciate it! 

 

See you Saturday at the meeting!      

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302; '67 Foose Dodge Coronet

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    September, 2008
  • From: East Templeton Ma
Posted by streetrod on Monday, November 26, 2018 10:03 PM

Hi Mike,

Just noticed your post on the Bullitt Mustang and wanted to ask a couple of questions. You said that you liked the Marcus Cruz car on the cover of Scale Auto and I noticed that wheels and tires seem to 'make' the car with the way it sits. Do you already have the wheels and tires you're going to use or would like to look through my 'boxes' of tires when you next come here? Also, I have quite a few sets of the 'mag' wheels from the Revell '32 Ford kits which look like they would work well on this car if you need some.

Wouldn't the color I used on my Corvette work for this car? It's testors lacquer System Emerald Green. I could bring the 'Vette to the meeting Saturday if you'd like to take a look at it to see it once again.

Just thought I'd mention this 'stuff' to you.

See you Saturday,

Barry

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  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Bullitt 1968 Ford Mustang GT Completed
Posted by mrmike on Sunday, November 25, 2018 11:10 AM

I have had this kit in the stash for some time now and with the recent articles about the Bullitt Mustang now in print and the hero car being found on in Tennessee as well as the jump car being found in Mexico, I was influenced to build mine now.  I am starting with the Revell Bullitt 1968 Mustang GT kit 85-4233.  I also have the Revell '68 Mustang GT kit 85-4215 that I will use the Cobra Jet headers from.  I will be following the build by Marcos Cruz for mine.  I will eliminate the metal axles from this kit, close the gap in the engine bay to the front fenders, and try to find a close paint color match.

I started assembling the engine and the headers.  I'll wire the engine and I'll rummage through my parts box for a separate carb and an open element air cleaner.

And, I am done...not! 

This is a diecast Revell Bullitt Mustang that I built many years ago.  This came from the same molds that Revell used for the plastic version that I am about to build.  As the market changed, Revell converted many of their diecast molds to plastic and this is one of them.  The only change I can find is to the dash.  The current version has two gauges mounted under the dash and my diecast version does not have them.  I'm surprised that no one has built a '68 Charger R/T from the Revell '68 Charger kit and yes, I have the diecast version of that car, too!

More to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302; '67 Foose Dodge Coronet

Classic Plastic Model Club

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