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Completed Build: '66 Ford GT40 MKII, 1:24 scale (vintage) kit by Testors

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Completed Build: '66 Ford GT40 MKII, 1:24 scale (vintage) kit by Testors
Posted by BuildingCars4Fun on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 9:47 AM

Hello community!

Let's start with one image of the final build to tantalise you to read on:

Been a while, sorry for the radio silence, but I hope you like my latest project. This wonderful classic / vintage kit by Testors:

These are the parts:

- and some build pics (I won't bore you with all the boring details!)

Assembly:

and the wonderful final product, first with the doors closed

and with the doors open:

Let me know what you think!

Tags: Ford , Ford GT40 , GT40 , Testors
  • Member since
    January 2005
  • From: sunny Sydney, Australia
Posted by nottheband on Thursday, June 27, 2019 3:00 AM

" Let me know what you think! "

I think it's great.  Looks to be much more detail in that Testors than in any of the Fujimi GT40 kits.  Cheers.

Steve

  • Member since
    April 2019
  • From: Montreal, Canada
Posted by Rockgarden on Friday, June 28, 2019 12:27 AM

nottheband

Looks to be much more detail in that Testors than in any of the Fujimi GT40 kits.

The amount of detail really struck me too.  Is the kit really that well molded, or did you need to add a lot of additional detail parts?

 

  • Member since
    January 2018
Posted by BuildingCars4Fun on Friday, June 28, 2019 2:35 AM

Rockgarden

 

 
nottheband

Looks to be much more detail in that Testors than in any of the Fujimi GT40 kits.

 

 

The amount of detail really struck me too.  Is the kit really that well molded, or did you need to add a lot of additional detail parts?

 

 

God I love that question so much!! Haha

You are correct, I added lots of details. Here is a list:

1. photoetched racing harnesses

2. Engine plumbing and wiring, I added a battery that you can’t actuallt see and wired it, also added the fire extinguisher

3. I cut out the front hood - and opened up the vents on the hood. Without that you would not be able to see the front spare (seemed like a waste!)

4. cut out the rear vents - and then added brass mesh

5. Added additional plumbing and tubeing for various parts 

5. Chopped out the front vents and added mesh 

 

 

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    September 2008
Posted by Lil Rebel on Friday, June 28, 2019 6:46 AM

WOW! Just plain WOW! My favorite cars. Behind the Cobras! WOW!

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    November 2013
Posted by Daddy_O on Friday, June 28, 2019 4:39 PM
Awesome work!!
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    May 2008
Posted by Glue Crew Drew on Saturday, January 4, 2020 8:16 AM

Question - is that the correct induction for the 66 Le Mans 427 cars?  My understanding was they ran a simple carburated unit, not the intake as shown. Love the cutout hood, I would think back in the day they would use this instead of tilting the entire nose forward as shown on the kit.  I'm currently working a an original IMC issue of the kit you've built, hope it turns out as well!

I aim to misbehave - Malcom Reynolds

  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Monday, January 6, 2020 6:59 AM

Outstanding work! Somehow I missed this one on the first time by. This is likely one of the best builds I've seen of this kit. I built it in the 70s, and it is not an easy kit to get together. You have done a marvelous job.

"A common mistake people make when designing something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools."
- Douglas Adams

Trevor

  • Member since
    December 2004
  • From: West Bloomfield, MI
Posted by steveracer on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:36 PM

Nice!  I love the old school look to this build. It puts me back many years, to my basement build room and all of the fun had down there building models!  This is awesome and have the IMC Mark 4 next up on my bench....

This is fun % P
  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Inverness, IL
Posted by JohnnyK on Thursday, February 13, 2020 7:30 PM

Great car. Really nice looking build.

  • Member since
    December 2008
Posted by tachikawa on Saturday, February 15, 2020 8:29 AM

Very nice! Where are the keys? Let's go for a drive!

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