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DeTomaso Pantera: Italian with American muscle.

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DeTomaso Pantera: Italian with American muscle.
Posted by Brian Venable on Friday, February 20, 2004 5:40 AM
This is Tokyo Marui's Pantera kit built box stock except for the shifter and antenna. Painted with MCW's #2153 red and their black lacquer, cleared with Tamiya TS13. Interior is white primer with semi gloss clear overcoat, DeTomaso's insignia's on the floor mats form another Pantera kit. This was the first time I cleared over decals with TS clear, it worked great, especially considering some of the decal is silver which can be very delicate.

This kit is well engineered, designed to be motorized and the steering wheel would even steer the front tires. The doors are also open on this model but I glued them shut and filled the panel lines. The front quarter window has it's upright support molded into the window, I didn't want side windows so I left them out completely. I was going to make a support at least but don't have the proper plastic stock. I also still have to install the side mirrors. I had to lower the rear suspension a little.
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Posted by Andy Lilienthal on Friday, February 20, 2004 8:17 AM
Beautiful model! I've always been a fan of Panteras; a 351 Cleveland right behind your head must sound beautiful!
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, February 20, 2004 9:39 AM
That looks fantastic, the finish is great!! I love these cars in any scale!

Oh, and a 351 clevo sounds great anywhere near you!
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Posted by Gerard on Friday, February 20, 2004 10:35 AM
NICE work! I have become convinced, after having been away from modeling for decades, that a great paint job is even more imporant than detailing in making an impressive model.
Gerard> Currently building: 1/700 What-If Railgun Battlecruiser CG-X
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, February 20, 2004 10:36 AM
Beautiful car! I am also a big fan of the Pantera, nicely executed too, arrow straight paint!
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  • From: Arroyo Grande, CA
Posted by MojoDoctor on Friday, February 20, 2004 11:35 AM
Really nice job Brian!
Paint so smooth, it looks like it's been dipped in oil.

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, February 20, 2004 1:22 PM
Nice build. I wouldn't be too surprised to see your work in an upcoming issue of SA.

Jim
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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Friday, February 20, 2004 10:35 PM
Beautiful car, great job. I'm not familiar with that model company. Is it a 1/24 scale kit? Does it have engine detail? Chassis detail? Where can I get one?

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Posted by Boss_Hotrod on Friday, February 20, 2004 10:37 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by docwatson1938

Oh, and a 351 clevo sounds great anywhere near you!


You got that right.

Thats the reason my uncle bought a 1970 Mach 1 with a 351 Clev. in it. I can't wait until I get a test ride/drive.
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Posted by Brian Venable on Friday, February 20, 2004 10:46 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Bainford

Beautiful car, great job. I'm not familiar with that model company. Is it a 1/24 scale kit? Does it have engine detail? Chassis detail? Where can I get one?


Yes it is a 1/24 with no engine and no chassis detail, it is a motorized kit but so well engineered you would hardly know it. It is out of production so Ebay is where to find it.
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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Saturday, February 21, 2004 10:23 PM
Thanks Brian. I'll keep an eye out for it. It's a great looking kit.

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

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  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, February 22, 2004 6:45 AM
Wow! Wow! Awesome! That may be the best paint job I have ever seen. Did I say Wow!? Great work, and I want one! Wow!
Lee

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