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Revell 1970 Ford Torino Cobra Twister special

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Revell 1970 Ford Torino Cobra Twister special
Posted by homeroV8 on Sunday, March 1, 2020 2:16 PM

As some might not know, Torino Cobras Twister were specially ordered for sale in Kansa City area, all 90 Calypso Coral, 429 Cobra Jets, special graphics, steel wheels with hubcaps and trim rings, bench seats and  60 of them  auto trans.

This was a model I've been wanting to build for years; the model kit is the fabulous Revell 1/25 1970 Torino (same kit as the Torino GT with the appropriate diferences), the engine compartment in a class by itself.

I still have some final minor touches, including finding in my PE spare parts a Ford script for the rear, keyholes for the doors..as usually happens with models waiting in line partially built with many others, they are prone to accidents, and it was no different with this one (yeah, I know, the right thing would be one at a time..)

It's  not a perfect reproduction because seats should not be separated seats, but bench seat.

Concerning afternarket parts, tires are AMT Tampo printed, dogdishes are from Modelhaus and decals by Keith Marks.

I hope  you enjoy, any critics are welcome.

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, March 1, 2020 3:17 PM

Wow that is beautiful. The Revellogram 69 Talledega has a bench that might work for a build like this. Iirc Ford had some 70 Mustangs done as Twisters as well.

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Posted by 195X on Sunday, March 1, 2020 3:21 PM

I would say that beauty is just like the one down the road from here but, it's a real pile! (I THINK the guy is wanting to restore it buuuutt...)

Beautiful color!

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, March 1, 2020 3:29 PM

Nothing worse than seeing one rot away.

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    April 2009
  • From: Montreal, Canada
Posted by charger74 on Sunday, March 1, 2020 8:43 PM

That is one very nice torino

  • Member since
    January 2016
  • From: Cleveland Ohio
Posted by Fordman on Monday, March 2, 2020 1:37 AM
very nice job on that torino

Jim    so many kits so little time  Sigh

  • Member since
    September 2019
Posted by homeroV8 on Monday, March 2, 2020 3:37 AM

Thanks, fellas! Midnight, great tip! And I have built one decades ago (gold color ). It's 1:24 but no doubt it can be fixed to fit.

The 96 Mustangs were either 351 or 428(?) Mach 1s, all grabber orange. 
That just sparked an idea: what about a duo of the twisters?!

  • Member since
    June 2004
Posted by Tom99 on Monday, March 2, 2020 6:39 AM
Very nice, great color.
  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 6:53 PM

Gorgeous Torino! The wheels are the perfect choice. Twister is a cool variant. Nice paint work. I love it!

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  • Member since
    November 2006
  • From: central wisconsin
Posted by railroad on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 1:58 AM

Awesome built. I have a soft spot for torinos.Bow

Randy

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