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'67 Shelby GT-350
Posted by Jefferson on Sunday, October 12, 2008 4:14 PM

 

Hey everyone, since Fords are on the rise here in muscle cars, I thought I'd play ball as well.  This is the AMT kit, It's nicely cast except for a couple areas, and quite enjoyed building it.  I changed up a few things, starting with the header and tail light panels. I glued them on first so I could file and shape the crown lines in the head light doors a little better, and also fill the seam where the tail light panel joins the lower quarter panels, so it looks more like the car has quarted extensions the way it should.  Next I hollowed out the hood, quarter, and sail panel scoops with a pin vise and dremel tool. 

 With the front end suspension, I lowered the ride height.  To do this I had to narrow the spindles enough, so the wheel wells would accomondate the tire properly. I also made exhast tips from a piece of aluminum tubing, and added a few details under the hood (nothing serious). The stipes are the kit decals, except for the cowl and tail light panel, (where I could not get the decals to suck down over the erratic shapes properly) so I tinted some Tamiya paint to match the decals the best I could, and air brushed those areas....(looks much better I think). It's painted with a light blue MM laquer aerosol, and Tamiya clear, then polished.  I was trying to portray the factory light blue met that some '67 Shelby's had, but it's a little darker than I had hoped.  The interior has flocking and some matt aluminum BMF on the doors which is kind of cool.......Sorry to babble on, I hope you like it  Wink

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Posted by Jefferson on Sunday, October 12, 2008 4:16 PM

......a couple more!

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Posted by unforgiven on Sunday, October 12, 2008 4:26 PM

I have the same kit, building It for  friend, no It's on the shelf right now, real nice detail, and the tip about the spindels I'll keep in mind, you did a really great job man...

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Posted by nuno22467 on Sunday, October 12, 2008 5:48 PM

Hi,

Your car is great we all know that, but where's the model kit? ;)

Indeed a great job you got there! It's just awesome. Lack of words, honest...

Nuno.

 

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Posted by DARKRAPID on Sunday, October 12, 2008 6:53 PM

That is a really nice 67 Shelby. Thanks for the tip on the front suspension.  I built one of these when they first came out. I also put the front and rear facias on just as you did. I have one that is on hold and will become the original 67 Shelby Super Snake.

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Current projects: 69 Charger 500 Revell, 69 Grand Prix MPC, 60 Impala, 66 GT40, 70 AMX, 69 Camaro Pace Car.

 

 

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Posted by big-e-models on Monday, October 13, 2008 12:44 AM

Very Nice Job  on the shelby! Ii have done a few of them and had trouble with the decals cracking on me did you have any problem with them? Usually AMT decals are very good this one kit seem to to be bad for decals??

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Posted by Jefferson on Monday, October 13, 2008 1:17 AM

Thanks for the nice comments you guys, I appreciate it.  (Big e), actually I never had any problem with the decals at all, matter of fact I found them to be very tough.  I sure like the green on yours as well as the interior...nice job  Thumbs Up

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Posted by fury3 on Monday, October 13, 2008 6:44 AM

One of the nicest 67 Shelby's I've seen. It caught my eye the minute I clicked on your topic, and all I thought was "WOW"! Your paint mixing and color hue is extremely attractive, to say the least...as well as your overall attention to the details. Besides, this is my favorite Shelby. Thanks for the build tip concerning the front and rear body panels and front suspension. I've had this kit for a few years (including the 1967 Ford "Lime Gold Metallic" paint and Keith Marks decal set) but have not started it yet. Good presentation...you can and should be proud! Smile Fury3

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Posted by Snake45 on Monday, October 13, 2008 8:30 AM

Very, very nice and clean build, one of the best I've seen here yet. Well done!

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Posted by DrewLong on Monday, October 13, 2008 8:32 AM

That is one drop-dead gorgeous Shelby!  Excelent finish and detail work. 

Drew

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Posted by big-e-models on Monday, October 13, 2008 10:18 AM

Thanks for the reply. Funny I would have so much troble with  the decals My kit was from the 2nd release maybe that's why ? I only use water no chemicals to release the decals to I'm nerveous about doing another , since there is so many decals to apply!

 I'll have to try your info on the setting the stance too!

Take care Happy modeling to!

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Posted by Jefferson on Monday, October 13, 2008 11:10 AM

Thanks again fellas, your all very kind.  Hey (Big e) come to think of it, this is the first generation model, and maybe there is a difference with the decals.  Hey (Fury 3), thanks for your support, I must say I was tickeled to have caught your eye with this build. I'm glad that you found my building tips helpful.  To be honest, I just wanted to share with the forum, the few mods I did that will hopefully help everyone out who decides to build this baby. I sure would like to see you complete your Shelby in the lime green met, I think that color looks killer with the white stripes.  Topped off with some Keith Marks decals......Oh Ya...should be sweet. I have a set of GT-500 decals from him, and I would like to use them on my next '67....I need to find a nice 427- 428 for it as well.  Thanks again all  Thumbs Up

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Posted by sublimegreen on Monday, October 13, 2008 2:00 PM
looks great, as do all of yours, nice job and good color choice.
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Posted by 89forumla on Monday, October 13, 2008 4:37 PM

 Great build.  That underside is amazing  You got the overspray down perfect.

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Posted by mustangmuscle on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 8:04 AM

Being a Mustang fan, I must say you built a very nice model of this beautiful car! What color did you use int the MM lacquer range?

 I built one myself a couple years ago, from the previous release of the kit, all molded in red, overall a nice kit but a few areas need attention to build a good looking model, namely the car stance (front is too high and track is too wide, rear is too low), the tires (not too bad but still too high), the stripes (the newer decals may be better than previous releases, but it does not seem so from what I read), the molded-shut vents. In addition i replaced the molded wipers with photo-etched parts, and used Alclad Chrome paint for the trim. You can check my model in my album, in my signature.
 

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Posted by baycolony on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 5:42 PM

 A real nice clean build you have there Jefferson.  I too have this kit along with the factory Lime Gold Met. paint from MCW.  I only hope I can mimic your results.

 Big E, sometimes if you use warm water while decalling it eliminates the cracking problems.  It seems cold water causes this more often than not.  Just my experience.

 

 

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Posted by big-e-models on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 5:54 PM

Thanks for the tip of warm water I'll try it next time !

Ernie

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Posted by Jefferson on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 6:33 PM

Hi (mustangmuscle), thanks for the compliment, glad to have the Mustang goo roo's thumbs up Thumbs Up. I checked out your Shelby from your link....Very, very nice, it looks like you and I were on the same page when we built these doesn't it? Lots of similarities.  I like your rims much better than mine. The color I used,  according to the label was (forgive me now) Chrysler Nassau blue metallic, but like I said, it came out a little darker than I had hoped.

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Posted by datsun1200 on Thursday, October 16, 2008 6:59 AM

looks good !! the interior tub and engine really set it off.the stripes look good to.

what shade of green is that ?

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Posted by modelcarjr on Thursday, October 16, 2008 9:37 AM

Looks perfect to me! Great job, Jefferswon and I love the detail in the engine as well as the color! CoolThumbs Up

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