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The Mustang and Corvette Group Build
Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 11:24 PM

This GB is open to anyone who feels like building a Ford Mustang or a Chevrolet Corvette. It can be any scale, a road car, a classic, a racing car, a police car or any other as long as it's a Mustang or Corvette.

It will run for seven months, from November 1st 2013 until May 31st 2014.

You can enter models in any stage of completion, as long as they are not fully complete.

Crossovers are fine and welcome.

The only rules are that the must be a Ford Mustang or Chevrolet Corvette, and is not military.

You can use any material, kit, aftermarket, decals or whatever.

Please enter your WIP photos along the way and engage in conversation with fellow builders.

Sign up anytime.

Thanks to EWheeler454 for developing the badges, outstanding work Eric.

This is the badge you get for entering the Group Build:

You get extra ponies or sharks for each completed build. Pick up the badge as you complete, but not before.

First Vette completed,

First Mustang completed,

Two corvettes completed.

One Corvette and one Mustang completed

We'll add to these as we need to. If you complete a Mustang and a Corvette for example, you get a badge with one pony and one shark. Three completed builds would get three ponies or sharks etc.

If you manage to complete five builds, which is seriously good going, we'll email a special gold badge to recognise your achievement.

Good luck everyone, and have fun.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 11:24 PM

Build Roster

ewheeler454

MPC Hot Rod Magazine Mustang Funny Car (moved to the 2014 Automotive GB)

REVELL 1967 Corvette Convertible (moved to the 2014 Automotive GB)

REVELL 1970 Boss 429 (Completed on page 24)

taxtp

Monogram 1/24 '53 Corvette

Ktkrow

Revell 1/25 '69 Ford Mustang Mach I Cobra Jet

Corvette (to be advised)

rommelkiste

Revell 1/24 '66 Penske Racing Corvette - completed on page 10

Monogram SCCA Racing Corvette (based on the Owens Corning Corvette kit) - completed on page 16

Accurate Miniatures 1/24 Corvette Grand Sport

Revell 1/24 65 or 66 Shelby GT-350R

robiwon

Revell 1/25 Corvette Indy show car

65ss

Revell 69 Baldwin Motion Corvette - completed on page 16

AMT FIRE FIGHTER Pro Stock Mustang II - completed on page 18

elass0wyp0

Revell 78 Anniversary Corvette

fantacmet

Mustang SVT Cobra

AMT 2009 Corvette

68GT

Monogram 1/24 7-Eleven Mustang Funny Car (moved to the 2014 Automotive GB)

pws73703

Revell 1/25th 05 Mustang GT


I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 11:24 PM

Reserved for completed model photographs

Rommelkiste - Revell 1/24 '66 Penske Racing Corvette

Rommelkiste - Monogram SCCA Racing Corvette (based on the Owens Corning Corvette kit)

65ss - Revell 69 Baldwin Motion Corvette

65ss - AMT FIRE FIGHTER Pro Stock Mustang II

Ewheeler454 - Monogram 1/24 1970 Boss 429 Mustang

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by ewheeler454 on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 11:38 PM

Thanks Tony.

Here's my KIts.

MPC Hot Rod Magazine Mustang Funny Car

REVELL 1967 Corvette Convertible

REVELL 1970 Boss 429

Really looking forward to this one.

L8TR

Eric

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Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 11:42 PM

That was really quick Eric ! I just went to the stash in the garage to find my kit and you're already in !

I'll go with the Monogram 1/24 '53 Corvette first up.

I did have a serious look at the Monogram Miller Mustang, and the Revell 60 Corvette fell down from it's high spot and hit me on the head, so it nearly got a run too.

I'll update the Build Roster now.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by ewheeler454 on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 11:47 PM

Thanks Tony.

Just happened to log in and check and saw you had it up. :)

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Posted by Ktkrow on Thursday, October 31, 2013 7:21 AM

Vroom Vroom!

Cheers Tony and Eric!

I'm in!

Revell '69 Ford Mustang Mach I Cobra Jet

Ken

On the bench: Dragon's 1/35 M1A1 AIM   &    Revell '69 Ford Mustang Mach I Cobra Jet

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Posted by Ktkrow on Thursday, October 31, 2013 7:22 AM

I forgot.  Time permitting, I will likely add a vette! I'm trying to decide on a kit. I have a couple ideas, but I won't buy the '53 kit I saw as I don't want to duplicate. There are so many others to choose from.

Ken

On the bench: Dragon's 1/35 M1A1 AIM   &    Revell '69 Ford Mustang Mach I Cobra Jet

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Posted by rommelkiste on Thursday, October 31, 2013 7:33 AM

Tony, add me to the list with the old MPC Mako Shark II and a Monogram '65 or '66 Stang.  At this point not sure in what style the Stang will be done but it will come to me later.   rommel

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Posted by taxtp on Thursday, October 31, 2013 2:49 PM

Wow, 8 builds already, I am stoked. I have updated the build roster gents, and as it's now 6:48am on th 1st November here, I'm gonna make a symbolic start on my 'vette before I go to work :)

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by Ktkrow on Thursday, October 31, 2013 4:11 PM

Hey!!!! That's cheating on a global scale!!!!  I wasn't sure if you were living in the states or Australia, but now I know.  LOL!!! Toast

I am considering a '62 Vette Convertible like Coleson drives in S.H.I.E.L.D.

Any kit recommendations?  Are any better than the others?

Ken

On the bench: Dragon's 1/35 M1A1 AIM   &    Revell '69 Ford Mustang Mach I Cobra Jet

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Posted by ewheeler454 on Thursday, October 31, 2013 4:42 PM

KTKROW,

I think your idea with the 63' would be interesting.

I wanted to get started today since I have to wait on the Bel Air to dry, but we have a big storm running through.

Hopefully it will clear up enough where I can get maybe an hour in hehehehe.

L8TR

Eric

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  • From: Bluegrass
Posted by robiwon on Thursday, October 31, 2013 4:49 PM

Do we post the builds in this thread or do we each start a separate thread? Sorry, new to the Group Build threads. I have the Corvette Indy show car I'll do for this build.

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Posted by ewheeler454 on Thursday, October 31, 2013 5:02 PM

Hi robiwon.

You post in this thread. If you use the "Use rich formatting" button, it make it easier to insert your progress photos. (I found out the hard way). Look forward to seeing your vette.

L8TR,

Eric

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Posted by taxtp on Thursday, October 31, 2013 5:30 PM

Hi robiwon,

I've added you to the build roster. Feel free to post work in progress updates in this thread, or chat generally about Corvettes and Mustangs here.

Hi Ktkrow

I'll wait for you to finalise your Corvette decision then let me know and I'll update.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by 65ss on Thursday, October 31, 2013 6:19 PM

I'm in with Revell's 69 Baldwin Motion Corvette. It's been sitting on my bench taunting me for about a week. I'll be spending Sunday with my new camera, trying to figure out how to get pics from my camera to my computer, and then posted. But I hope to have some wip pics by next weekend.

Thanks for hosting this, I'm looking forward to learning a lot about Automotive modeling.

Dale

Dale

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Posted by taxtp on Thursday, October 31, 2013 6:58 PM

Hi Dale,

It's great to have you on board, I hope you enjoy it. I've updated the Build Roster.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by AlanF on Friday, November 1, 2013 12:31 AM

Autos are new to me. I'm building a Mini Cooper now (my 1st auto). I've always liked the Corvette Stingray like the 73 (74?) white one Bill Bixby drove in "The Magician". (Probably showing my age here but it was a popular show in my college dorm.) Does anyone make a nice kit of a Stingray Corvette from that time period?

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Posted by rommelkiste on Friday, November 1, 2013 7:36 AM

OK, it's Nov. 1 and I just did the monumental task of getting the Shark out of the box.  This kit has been in my stash for a LONG TIME and wish I had looked it over a little closer.  I cringed when I found a slight warp to the body, bad glass and first thing the engine block halves had the locator pins misaligned and had to be trimmed away.  The block takes lots of cleanup to fit without large gaps.  I keep forgetting that these 60's kits were not engineered like kits today but I can deal with it.  I have not yet chosen a color for this one but I am leaning toward a blue.  I never liked the fade away paint on the 1:1 so I will not try that.  Well, I have knife and gloo in hand so here goes……………...

Nothing ever fits……..and when it does, its the wrong scale.

Best way to lie is tell the truth………Carefully edited truth.

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Posted by taxtp on Friday, November 1, 2013 3:00 PM

AlanF

Autos are new to me. I'm building a Mini Cooper now (my 1st auto). I've always liked the Corvette Stingray like the 73 (74?) white one Bill Bixby drove in "The Magician". (Probably showing my age here but it was a popular show in my college dorm.) Does anyone make a nice kit of a Stingray Corvette from that time period?

Hi Alan,

I' no expert, so I tried googling it. I didn't find one, unfortunately. Others here may know more than me.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by rommelkiste on Friday, November 1, 2013 6:42 PM

Hey Alan, if you want a '73 or '74 Vette, you might try the "Bay" as there are always a good supply of older kits there.  MPC and AMT both made some that looked ok.  Sometimes they get kinda pricey but just shop, I don't think there are any from that year currently issued.  I will look in my stash, I might have something, I will PM you if I do.   Rommel K

Nothing ever fits……..and when it does, its the wrong scale.

Best way to lie is tell the truth………Carefully edited truth.

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Posted by ewheeler454 on Friday, November 1, 2013 10:32 PM

Hi all,

Rommel,

I think blue is the only color that will do it justice hehehe. Just something about a blue vette I was going to paint mine Star Spangled Blue, but think I will go with cherry red, or candy apple red lol.

I did start on the funny car today. I'm having some of the same issues as you Rommel.  I'm 2 for 2 with these MPC kits. The engine parts are ugly hehehehe.

Here's the kit,

Got most of the mold lines sanded out and cleaned up.

Washed it up and then spayed the primer on, then found some small mold lines I missed. Primer really helps bring stuff like mold lines, waves, and dimples out. I use Red Devil primer. It sprays on really thin so you don't lose much detail.

Started working on the engine. I used the touch-n-flow solvent welder to join the halves together. This engine did not match up and has dimples in both ends. I had to cut the aligning pins off and then sanded the halves down as close to smooth with out taking to much off. Then I aligned the top on both the fron and back and clamped them together, then applied the solvent welder. If done right, after it dries and you sand it off there's no seam. The pins on the heads would not let them move down flush with the edge of the block so I removed material from the pins until they were flush. The intake would not line up and was sitting cocked because of the pin hole under the intake was causing it to sit crooked when placed on the pin. I opened up the side of the pin hole so the intake could move sideways and now thing are looking better hehehe.

I was also able to get the Rear body support welded to the interior part.

Thanks for looking.

L8TR,

Eric

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Posted by rommelkiste on Saturday, November 2, 2013 6:04 AM

Wheeler, after seeing your pics, I remember the Mustang kit .  I think that kit helped expand my vocabulary some years ago.  Maybe not, but I think you might get to re-engineer some of that one.  At least I know I am not alone with some ill fitting parts right out of the box.  I should have picked one of the newer Revell tools for a Vette project but bad choices seem to be my norm.  (I bought a Yugo once).  Good luck with the Funny and if none of my modeling tools can help me make the Shark go together, I will just dig out the Mossberg and start a Stang.     RommelK

Nothing ever fits……..and when it does, its the wrong scale.

Best way to lie is tell the truth………Carefully edited truth.

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Saturday, November 2, 2013 6:19 AM

Good work guys. It may be tough for the builder, but it makes for an interesting update.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by robiwon on Saturday, November 2, 2013 8:29 AM

Yep, I'm definitely in with the Corvette Indy show car.

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Posted by Ktkrow on Saturday, November 2, 2013 9:08 AM

Great start guys and thanks for sharing!  I'm following the builds with great interest as this will be my first car in 30 years, not to mention, my first car doing fine scale details EVER!

I think I am going to start prep work later today or tonight if possible.

It's also good to see the group roster growing. Welcome everyone who has come on board this week.

Ken

Ken

On the bench: Dragon's 1/35 M1A1 AIM   &    Revell '69 Ford Mustang Mach I Cobra Jet

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Saturday, November 2, 2013 9:59 AM

I may give this one a shot. I have several Corvettes but I think I will build one of two Mustangs I have from the clearance bin. I don't know much about the cars, but I have a Revell Motorworks Mustang Mach III. It is some sort of concept car.

The other kit is by a company I'm not too familiar with called Jada.  It is a 2007 Ford Shelby GT-500. I like the looks of this kit better. I've built a few Jada kits, but they were of the Speed Racer movie Mach 5 and Mach 6 snap kits I built for my son. This GT is a real kit with interior, suspension, engine, etc.

My kit had a $4 price tag, I just found this image on the web.

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Posted by ewheeler454 on Saturday, November 2, 2013 10:46 AM

Thanks Rommel. Half the fun is figuring out how to fix it. I guess if everything fit perfect it would be boring hehehehe.

L8TR

Eric

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Posted by ewheeler454 on Saturday, November 2, 2013 10:47 AM

Just wanted to say hi and welcome to all the new members. Look forward to seeing your builds.

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Posted by AlanF on Saturday, November 2, 2013 4:06 PM

Thanks.  I checked eBay but those older kits are pricey.  Will keep looking.

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