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Revell 2006 Mustang GT
Posted by JayDubs on Friday, July 17, 2020 8:56 AM
This could be my last quarantine build now that the state seems to be opening up (at least somewhat) now. This one is the Revell Muscle series 2006 Mustang GT. The kit was originally issued in 2006 and retooled in 2008. I have both versions but frankly don't know the differences.
 
 
Overall impressions are outstanding. Much like the 1983 Hurst Olds I built, the molding and details on this kit were outstanding. This kit was molded in black, white, chrome and clear and there were no meaningful mold lines (at least not that bothered me) or other flaws in the parts.
 
The engine is a fine replica of the Ford 4.6L v8 that I finished with a combination of aluminum, steel and flat black. The engine is a 23 part assembly that fit together like a glove.
 
 
When completed it snuggled into a chassis that consists of 21 pieces (counting the four disc brakes and built up into quite a nice assembly. I painted most of the chassis flat black and drybrushed with aluminum just to give it a bit of depth and detail.
 
 
The interior tub builds up from the floorboard/engine bay assembly, making for easy detailing of both the interior and the engine bay itself. Separate door panels, two part front buckets and a six piece dash make up the interior. It's finished off with a variety of decals (5 instrument cluster options!, shift gate and horn emblem. I chose a combination black/tan interior to replicate what was available on the GT/California Special edition.
 
 
The glass fits to the body from the outside and I highlighted the edges with a black sharpie. I chose an aftermarket hood/scoop combo that I bought many years ago. Unfortunately, it didn't quite fit correctly so I posed it in the up position -- helping to hide some of the paint flaws. For a first time working with a resin piece, I could have done better but like the outcome. The rest of the body was standard fare with separate mirrors and spoiler. I used scalefinishes Vista Blue. I chose not to use the black or silver body strips on this kit.
 
 
 
The clear taillights were detailed with a red sharpie and the front marker lights with a yellow one. They were attached with white glue. Tires are plain rubber with no sidewall detail -- disappointing but typical for these kits it seems. The chrome five spoke wheels are nice with a tiny Ford emblem for the center caps. The rear is finished off with a separate faux-gas cap with Mustang decal and two metal exhaust tips (that needed to be drilled out to fit).
 
 
Overall this kit was easy and fun to build and with the exception of a few SNAFUs here and there, made up yet another very nice shelf kit.
Thanks.
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