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Bullitt 50 years after

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Bullitt 50 years after
Posted by christopheb on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 12:02 PM

This is my first completed kit on this forum.Big Smile

This one was completed recently as I was working with a contest deadline in March. The contest has been cancelled due to COVID-19 but the model is about done. I am just missing a few details that I will tackle before the next contest but for now I need to make more progress on the remainder of my work in progress pile.

I started with the Revell 68 Mustang GT 2 in 1 kit. It is a plastic version of a die-cast model and assembly went together really well with some screws in a few places. You have all the parts needed for the Bullitt version inside and I found that the stance was right which is a first for me on a Revell kit.



I had a lot of fun trying to replicate the dings, dents and rust holes. The front bumper is shiny and the rear one is all dull and rusted like on the original one. It is not a perfect replica but I am really happy with the result. Here are the pictures of the finished model:










Hope you like it!

Tags: 1968 , Bullitt , Mustang
  • Member since
    December 2005
  • From: Upstate New York
Posted by spencer1984 on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 12:07 PM
Nicely done, that weathering looks spot-on!
  • Member since
    December 2007
  • From: Portland Oregon: Tree Country. Most beautiful area on the West coast.
Posted by Treehugger Dave on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 12:34 PM

Welcome to the forum.

I saw this car go up for auction on either Mecum or Barrett/Jackson this year.

All your work looks "dead on" for this iconic car. Beautiful work.

 

I bought a brand new 1967 in December of 1966, my Christmas present to myself. It was the same color dark green, with the 390 Hy-pro motor and I added the same American Torque Thrust mags - just a year ealier.

What a wonderful car to drive...and fast - oh my gosh. I loved that car!!!

 

By the way - Very nice pics Thumbs Up.

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 12:44 PM

WOW!  Nice job!

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    April 2009
  • From: Montreal, Canada
Posted by charger74 on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 9:36 PM

Very nice

  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Thursday, April 16, 2020 7:31 PM

You have done a great job replicating a very cool car. I absolutely love this build. Nice work on the wear n tear. It evokes the 1:1 very well. Cool!

"It would be unusual, if the unusual didn't occur."

- Steamboat Gariepy

Trevor

  • Member since
    June 2004
Posted by Tom99 on Friday, April 17, 2020 7:27 AM
Well done!
  • Member since
    April 2020
Posted by 58volvoV8 on Friday, April 17, 2020 10:49 AM

Very nice...i have the same kit but plan the tasca bros. Super stocker build for it

  • Member since
    December 2019
Posted by amt68 on Friday, April 17, 2020 12:57 PM

Great job. I've considered building a weathered model at some point but I'm sure it will take a good deal of skill.  I've also considered buying this kit as a complement to my AMT '68 Shelby GT500 kit. 

  • Member since
    April 2020
Posted by 58volvoV8 on Friday, April 17, 2020 3:23 PM

from the box contents looks like a very nice kit...good detail and clean molding...little flashing

  • Member since
    December 2012
Posted by Geno on Sunday, April 19, 2020 9:53 PM

Chris, that is a super sweet build. Welcome aboard.WelcomeCool

  • Member since
    September 2009
Posted by 83Rabbit on Friday, May 8, 2020 1:57 PM
Great Job! If you don't mind me asking, what technique did you use to weather the rear bumper? I have a few kits that I've weathered, but i cannot get the chrome to look like that.
  • Member since
    December 2019
  • From: New Braunfels,Tx.
Posted by Metalbender on Friday, May 8, 2020 2:47 PM

See!

      Even some of the great looking wheels didn't have garages to protect them! great looking model! 

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