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A Tale of Two Shelbys

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  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
A Tale of Two Shelbys
Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 4:38 PM

Like a lot of my completed models, 98% of them sit on open shelves.  I have been staring at my Shelbys sitting on the shelf, covered with dirt and dust and screaming for a cleaning.  Two weeks ago, I pulled the '65 Shelby GT350 off the shelf for a quick examination and concluded that it needed a good cleaning and polishing.  As much as I would like to repaint and repair this model, I don't have any extra stripes for this car.

The other Shelby I pulled from the shelf is a '66 Shelby GT350 that is in need of a serious rebuild and it is current completely disassembled.  It didn't take much to disassemble this model, so rebuilding it shouldn't be that difficult.  And, I don't have any extra stripes for this car, either.

I don't remember when I built them, but it has been quite a while.  While I look through all my decals, I may have to email Keith Marks for some if he has any.  Or, I may have to paint a set on by hand.

More to come...

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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

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  • Member since
    February, 2008
Posted by justmike on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 6:19 PM

DUST.  The bane of every model ever built.

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 8:57 AM

I use to clean ALL my models once a year.  Most of my models haven't been cleaned in many years, so that dust became dirt.  The starships I have hanging from the ceiling haven't been cleaned at all!  

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Friday, May 24, 2019 4:12 PM

The '65 Shelby is complete.  I have disassembled, cleaned and reassembled the GT350.  Since I don't have an extra set of stripes for this car, all I did was polish the body.

More to come...

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Friday, May 24, 2019 4:15 PM

The '66 GT350 requires more work than usual.  So, I'm taking my time putting this one back together after the usual cleanup and polishing.

More to come...

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Saturday, May 25, 2019 4:51 PM

I have completed my '66 GT350.  The same applies to this GT350 as it does to the '65 GT350, I don't have another set of decals for this model.  It is what it is.  Back on the shelf it'll go, cleaned and repaired.

 

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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

Classic Plastic Model Club

KWT
  • Member since
    July, 2015
  • From: Middle TN
Posted by KWT on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 5:12 PM

These look fantastic!

Time well wasted, is not time wasted - John Lennon

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 7:52 PM

Thank you Jeremy!

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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

Classic Plastic Model Club

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