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2010 Ford Mustang WIP - Finished! Outdoor pics!

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  • From: Spring, Tx
2010 Ford Mustang WIP - Finished! Outdoor pics!
Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, August 15, 2020 11:57 AM

I bought this kit several years ago on an mark-down for $8.99. Time to build it! I am not a big Mustang fan as I drove Camaros for about 20 years before cdonverting to a Dodge Challenger. But some years like this one do look nice. 

I painted the body and related parts Tamiya Light Blue. Looks more like a non-metallic Medium Bright Blue to me but what do I know. Not exactly Grabbar Blue but close. I also glued the rear spoiler on and taped the front and rear valances on to make sure I had a consistent color application.

I painted early before it got too hot and humid and carried it right back in the house after painting to avoid the paint and clear blushing. I may try to paint the rest of the parts tomorrow morning. Too hot now! 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 amt68 on Saturday, August 15, 2020 1:14 PM

Is that a gloss color Jr? Sometimes it's confusing with the Tamiya line to know which colors are gloss. 

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  • From: Kamloops,Canada
Posted by mclovin on Saturday, August 15, 2020 6:35 PM

Nice color choice!Tamiya paints are the best!,my next project is the 2010 GT500 in Kona blue,i just need to finish up a 73'duster i'm working on.

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Posted by modelcarjr on Sunday, August 16, 2020 9:23 PM

Thanks, AMT and McLovin! I appreciate your comments! AMT, I think all the Tamiya colors are intended to be gloss unless otherwise stated. But it is a lacquer, so the gloss fades as it dries. I always use a clear coat to protect the paint as I rub it out and improve the gloss. 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 Wednesday, August 19, 2020 7:17 AM

The interior is done. Dash decals look pretty good and I painted the dash, door panels, and seats with gunmetal to simulate the gray/black interior colors of today. The engine is painted and assembled as well. 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, August 21, 2020 3:05 PM

I taped this together to see how it would look and make sure that the wheels fit. I wanted to use this five spoke rounded-type spoke wheel rather than the wagon wheels in the kit. I have seen many Mustangs with this type of wheel t.but unfortunately I am not up on wheels so I don't know the name.

These came from the Revell 66 Chevelle Station Wagon kit. I gave them a coat of Tamiya Smoke to give them the black steel look like the wheels on my Challenger. The body will sit down better once I glue it on. 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 amt68 on Friday, August 21, 2020 4:19 PM

That's a great look on those wheels Jr. Is Tamiya smoke some type of transparent color?

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Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, August 22, 2020 12:56 PM

Thanks, AMT! Yes, it is a clear gray or gunmetal looking color that I think is used for tinting windows although I think that might be a little difficult from a spray can. You only get 1 shot and if its too heavy you either live with it or spend a lot of time sanding it out. Maybe decanted and shot with an airbrush might be better but I haven't tried it yet. I use it for applications like this over chrome to create the "Hyper Black Aluminum Wheels" as it is described on Manufacturers Sticker on my 2015 Dodge Challenger. 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, August 24, 2020 11:38 AM

Its finished! I was somewhat disappointed with this kit. It might have been my fault for following the instructions when I knew better. The chassis will not fit inside the body with both the front and rear fascia attached. I tried to finesse the chassis into the front of the body while trapping the rear of the chassis but managed to break the right front fender glue joint to the fascia and knocking off the splashpan, stabiizer bar, left front shock tower radiator and radiator hose. So after repairing and regluing these parts, I cut off the frame in front of the radiator mounts. It fits easily then and you can't see the frame anyway due to the splashpan and radiator mount and covering. 

I chose the black stripe decals to match the overall appearance with the gray/black interior and Hyper Black aluminum wheels. But I was also disapointed with these decals as they are all too short. I had to use some acrylic black paint to extend the decal on all the ends. I left blue spaces on top of the rear spoiler and front of the hood. I'm not sure that it deserves the "Special Edition" moniker by Revell. Here are some outdoor pics:

  

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, August 24, 2020 11:42 AM

A few more:

Oh yeah, the tailights are the worst. Clear plastic that has to be painted. 

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 amt68 on Monday, August 24, 2020 2:34 PM

Looks great Jr and the Tamiya TS-23 was a good choice with a modern vehicle. With respect to the trim around the windows is that black foil or paint?

Those chasis can be a challenge to install once the front/rear fascias are installed but I've never had the confidence to install them after painting and polishing. As you noted I'd rather just trim a chasis end that will never be visible. 

Seems like it's more common for the Revell or older Monogram kits to require tail lights that need painting. I've had pretty good success with Testors Transparent Red from a spray can. 

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Posted by modelcarjr on Monday, August 24, 2020 4:00 PM

Thanks, Amt! I appreciate  your comment! The black on the windows is a King Size Sharpie with a chisel tip. I saw this in the Scale Auto magazine and it is a very effective method for trimming the inside of windows like this. Sometimes some spots need another coat and there is some toothpicking to do along the line in the window but it works pretty well. 

On the taillights, I used Tamiya Clear Red on the inside. I used some Tamiya tape that I had cut down for the backup lights but its hard to get a small piece of tape like that to tape down well. The edges are a little uneven and blury. Maybe a slotted red taillight with a clear insert would have been a better manufacturing approach. 

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: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Posted by FJSigma on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 8:39 AM

I really like the overall model, Jr. The color choices are cool. Looks nice to me. Most of the issues can't be seen on the pics, meaning you need to know where to look and bring the car 2" to your eyes to see them.

 

 

Going slooooow from Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, August 28, 2020 2:53 PM

Thanks, FJ! I appreciate your comment! 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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