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1966 Shelby Mustang GT 350 WIP - Finished! Outdoor Pics!

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1966 Shelby Mustang GT 350 WIP - Finished! Outdoor Pics!
Posted by modelcarjr on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 7:02 PM

This the Revell Hertz model that I have an extra of so I am not going to do it as a Hertz car. I decided I would try a new color hoping it would be like Arcadia Blue but it looks more like Grabber Blue to me. its Tamiya TS 23 Light Blue. The paint came out very nicely as it is a low humidity day today after the storms blew through. I'll rub it out tomorrow and see where to go from there. Thanks for looking! Cool

  

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by mrmike on Thursday, April 30, 2020 7:17 AM

Looks good, Jr!  I used that same paint on a Revell '68 VW Bug.

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Posted by Bainford on Thursday, April 30, 2020 2:14 PM

Looking cool, Jr. I like the colour.

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

- Steamboat Gariepy

Trevor

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Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, May 1, 2020 8:20 PM

Thanks, Mike and Trevor! I appreciate your comments!

Rubbed out the Mustang and applied the BMF. I've painted all the other parts so I can start building the engine, chassis and interior. Painted the interior black as most I've seen are black. 

You can see a 72 Chevelle waiting in the background in the last picture. I thought I would paint some bodies while the weather is nice and I have plenty of time due to the Chinese Coronavirus. The AMT kit and the Chevelle body have lots of problems so I am not going to spend a lot of time with it. Just painted it Tamiya TS 17 Aluminum and gave it a couple of coats of clear.  I"ll just build it box stock and get it out of the closet. I may have to go on a spending spree soon to re-fill the closet! Thanks for looking!

  

 

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, May 2, 2020 7:27 AM

Nice color. A little light for Grabber Blue, but it's close. How do you build so fast? You must be retired. It takes me months, maybe years to finish a build.

1 Corinthians 15:51-54
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Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, May 2, 2020 10:26 PM

Thanks, Prowler! Yes, I am retired, over 65 and since I take blood presssure medication, and I may be pre-diabetic so I am sure that I will never be allowed to leave the house ever again. Anyway, the Louisiana Casinos are all closed so I have no where to go anyway. So I'm gonna build on! 

I've been working on the interior trim for the Mustang but I also painted another roller, the AMT 65 El Camino. It also has a cute little camper top with it! I used the rest of my Champagne Gold on the body. Thanks for looking! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by DRUMS01 on Saturday, May 2, 2020 11:26 PM

modelcarjr : Looking good so far, I really like the blue on the GT350..... nice!

QUESTION: Is the cap on the back of the El Camino placed backwards? I thought the angular end was to correspond to the angle at the back of the roof line?

Ben

 

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  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, May 3, 2020 8:22 AM

I have type 2 diabetes which i take metformin for, 2 blood pressure meds to regulate my heart, a blood thinner, 2 cholesterol meds, and have had 9 heart stents between 4 surgeries since 2017. Plus my right carotid artery is 70+ percent blocked. Was supposed to have surgery the 17th of April but someone decided my life wasn't important enough. Sad. I get cancelling selective surgeries but by not having this I am in danger of stroke or death.  Nothing is preventing me from going out lol. You can do it! Champaign gold is a good color on the El Camino.

1 Corinthians 15:51-54
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

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Posted by modelcarjr on Sunday, May 3, 2020 1:46 PM

Thanks, Ben! I think you are right. I thought the angle piece had reflctors on it, but I guess those are vents. Prowler, God bless you. Thank you both for your comments!

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by modelcarjr on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 10:31 PM

Finished the engine and decided to go ahead and wire it up with a MAD distibutor with some yellow wire for a nice contrast with the blue. Also tired my hand at picking out the red. white and blue badges. Didn't turn out too bad! Thanks for looking! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, May 8, 2020 7:28 AM

Interior is done (added the back seat afte this photo), chassis and wheels are on and its on all fours. The foil on the windshield is fine, that's just a bad reflection in the photos. Thanks for looking! Cool

 

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Monday, May 11, 2020 10:06 AM

Finished! I don't have any GT-350 stripes for it but I like it as is. Here are some outdoor pics! Thanks for looking! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by modelcarjr on Monday, May 11, 2020 10:10 AM

A few more:

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by modelcarjr on Monday, May 11, 2020 10:13 AM

A couple more:

 

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Monday, May 11, 2020 10:37 AM

Looks great, Jr. The colour is a bit off the beaten path for this Mustang, but I really like it. It suits the car beautifully. Nice looking Mustang!.

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

- Steamboat Gariepy

Trevor

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Posted by DRUMS01 on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 6:50 PM

Good job as the final result looks great! As for the stripes, I would leave them off as most all of them (real ones and models) had stripes, I like yours; both the color and lack of stripes as unique and very nice. Good job on the Ford / Mustang trim too....

If some rivet counter asks about the stripes, just tell them it was a special order stripe delete car.

Ben

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Posted by 58volvoV8 on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 9:48 PM

DRUMS01

Good job as the final result looks great! As for the stripes, I would leave them off as most all of them (real ones and models) had stripes, I like yours; both the color and lack of stripes as unique and very nice. Good job on the Ford / Mustang trim too....

If some rivet counter asks about the stripes, just tell them it was a special order stripe delete car.

Ben

 

I agree that color with no stripes is sweet

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Posted by midnightprowler on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 3:52 AM

Beautiful.

1 Corinthians 15:51-54
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

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Posted by SLUSHER on Sunday, June 7, 2020 2:57 PM

Super sharp Mustang!!

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Posted by modelcarjr on Sunday, June 7, 2020 5:19 PM

Thanks all! I appreciate the comments and I agree, I like it without the stripes! And Slusher, glad to see you back!Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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