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Tommy Grove 69 Mustang FC

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    December, 2007
Tommy Grove 69 Mustang FC
Posted by sflam123 on Thursday, July 11, 2013 11:15 AM

Okay, here is my attempt to build the new Polar Lights 69 Tommy Grove Mustang.  As noted in another post, I didn't care for the decals included with the kit, so I acquired a set of out of production Slixx decals.  I did a little body work on the body, filling in the seam lines on the side vents and blending in the separate front and rear facias.  Chassis is painted with Testors Sapphire Blue Metallic and the body is painted with Arctic Blue and Classic White.  I've built several Polar Lights  Funny Car kits and this one was typical.  A little "fiddly" and contrary, but overall, fun!  Sorry for the shadow in a couple of the pictures.

Steve

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Thursday, July 11, 2013 11:20 AM

Very cool. This is one of my favorites from the era. The 69/70 Mustangs made awesome looking funnies. I have a couple of the PL funny cars in the stash,  but haven't built one yet. Yours looks great. Nicely done.

Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
       - Antoine de Saint-Exepury

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    June, 2013
Posted by bondo bill on Friday, July 12, 2013 9:59 PM

hope my build turns out that well

  • Member since
    November, 2006
  • From: Miamisburg, Oh.
Posted by willieman on Friday, July 12, 2013 11:36 PM

 Looks good !!

Wiliie

Ya gotta stand for something or you'll fall for anything...........

  • Member since
    December, 2009
Posted by 67 Mmustang on Saturday, July 13, 2013 2:09 AM

Great looking Stang, Steve! I've had my eye on this one since it was released, but yours is the first one I've seen built. I have a built P/L Gas Rhonda '69 Mustang in my collection and the Tommy Grove car would make a great companion for it. My Gas Rhonda Mustang was fiddly too, but great fun to build. The most annoying thing about this kit, at least for me, is that the wheelbase of the chassis is longer than the length between the wheel openings in the body causing the front wheels to be too far forward in relation to the body. I see that your car has the same problem, so P/L obviously hasn't corrected the problem. One big plus to all of the P/L Funny Cars is that you get several different front and rear wheel options, so you end up with several good looking wheels for your parts box. Thanks for sharing!

Mark  

On the bench - 1969 Baldwin Motion Camaro

  • Member since
    January, 2005
  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Thursday, November 15, 2018 3:44 AM
cool. i agree they are a bit fiddly, but worth the effort. nice job

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