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Best Guardsman Blue paint for Cobra

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Posted by JohnnyK on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 3:23 PM

I guess that I was refering to number 21. Beautiful car and beautiful color. I went to a British car show a couple of years ago. A guy had his 427 Shelby Cobra on display. He had the original sales receipt (he traded in his Corvette on the Cobra) and a letter from Mr. Shelby thanking him for his purchase. I asked him, considering the value of the car, if he still drives it. He said yes and he's not worried about someone stealing it because it looks like the knock-offs and no one would steel one of those.

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Posted by DustyMojave on Sunday, March 22, 2020 11:33 PM

JohnnyK

Why does a picture of that car always make me drool?

 

Not sure which of the 3 cars above you're referring to, but any of the 3 qualify. Not sure in your personal case, but from my point of view, I'd say any of the 3 qualify and because they're all awesome and brutally beautiful cars.

Richard

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Posted by JohnnyK on Sunday, March 22, 2020 4:43 PM

Why does a picture of that car always make me drool?

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Posted by DustyMojave on Saturday, March 21, 2020 1:35 PM

Now, speaking of That OTHER site...

JC Reckner provided this picture of a pair of Cobras in a museum.

Cobra-FIA-Roadster CSX2345

Both are Shelby Team race cars from the 1960s. Unrestored. The near, #21,  is FIA Cobra CSX2345 in Guardsman Blue. This is the color I'm after. The GT500 above is probably painted Ford Acapulco Blue, which is a bit brighter than Guardsman blue.

 

Richard

If you don't crash once in a while to prove it, how do you know you're going as fast as you can?

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Posted by DustyMojave on Saturday, March 21, 2020 1:21 PM

Modeltruckbuilder

 

 
DustyMojave

Borrowing the pic below from the OTHER model car mag forum.Surprise

 

 

There is no OTHER model car mag forum ...Stick out tongue

 

When you're an addict, you don't turn down drugs just because it's sold by someone other than your usual pusher. I've been buying Scale Auto since the early 1980s. But I've bought and read others too. Not the only forum out there these days either.

Richard

If you don't crash once in a while to prove it, how do you know you're going as fast as you can?

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Posted by Modeltruckbuilder on Friday, March 13, 2020 2:16 PM

DustyMojave

Borrowing the pic below from the OTHER model car mag forum.Surprise

There is no OTHER model car mag forum ...Stick out tongue

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Posted by DustyMojave on Thursday, March 12, 2020 9:36 PM

Oh...And I would prefer it to be like a Tamiya or Testors spray. MCW is QUITE expensive and would cost more than any of the kits.

Richard

If you don't crash once in a while to prove it, how do you know you're going as fast as you can?

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Best Guardsman Blue paint for Cobra
Posted by DustyMojave on Thursday, March 12, 2020 9:29 PM

On my work bench these days, I have a couple of Cobras and a GT350. The intended color is Ford 1964 Guardsman Blue, as used by Shelby for the stripes on the white GT350s and the main body color on the 427 Cobras.

Been shopping for paint, and searching the model forums for suggestions as to which is the best/closest model spray paint. Trying to judge from online paint color chips or pictures of other people's models is more frustrating than productive. I've searched this and other online forums for info, but amazingly, considering the many model kits of Cobras and such...I'm not finding any info.

I know the paint code Ditzler/PPG 12832. I could in theory go to an automotive paint shop and order a small amount of paint to that code. But metallics for full scale cars used on a 1/25 scale model winds up looking like coarse metalflake. More appropriate for a 60s Kustom or a Meyer's Manx fiberglass buggy.

So does anyone have suggestions which spray paint would be best for a Cobra? Borrowing the pic below from the OTHER model car mag forum.Surprise

67 Mustang GT500 Guardsman Blue

Richard

If you don't crash once in a while to prove it, how do you know you're going as fast as you can?

Model builder since 1960

A lifetime of motorsports

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