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1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1

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    January, 2018
1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1
Posted by BuildingCars4Fun on Tuesday, February 06, 2018 3:00 PM

Completed the build on the 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1. The kit by Revell was one of their two in one kits, and was a lot of fun to build. Plenty of details (the engine looks great), and the shape etc all very nice. 

Having said that - many of the parts didn't fit well (especially around the rear) and the decals were awful (I ended up painting the black stripes on as the decals did not fit at all).

End result looks nice. I have included some photos below of the car that inspired me.

And here it is with the original.

 

Tags: car , Cars , Ford , Mustang , Revell
  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, February 06, 2018 3:08 PM

nicely done very clean build Yes

 

 Nick.

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Tuesday, February 06, 2018 3:20 PM
Sweet build!
  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Tuesday, February 06, 2018 3:40 PM

Nicely done, thank you for sharing.

I sure like the classic Mustangs which, from my point of view, would be late 60's to early 70's. This fits right in there.

Sorry you had troubles, it doesn't show.

-Greg

  • Member since
    September, 2017
  • From: western North Carolina
Posted by kensar on Tuesday, February 06, 2018 6:43 PM

Nice results.  I hate those old Revell, AMT, Lindberg, etc kits due to poor parts fit.

Kensar

 

fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Tuesday, February 06, 2018 9:38 PM

Very nice build! Keep up the good work.

Jim  Captain

Photobucket Main WIP: Rebuild of Monogram 1/8 "Big Deuce" with 1/8 Pocher V-12 in rear - 10%

   On the Bench:   Revell 1/48 Ju 52/3m - 50%;  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 20% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    January, 2015
Posted by PFJN on Tuesday, February 06, 2018 10:27 PM

Hi,

That looks great Smile

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, February 06, 2018 11:09 PM

Big fan of the car.  And nice job.   I had a 65 gt coupe.  Currently drive a 2013 boss 302 laguna seca and would love a 69 sportsroof

  • Member since
    October, 2006
  • From: Lakewood, CO
Posted by kenjitak on Wednesday, February 07, 2018 1:18 AM

The rear tail light panel needs to fit up behind the edge of the trunk lid, towards the interior of the car, not on top or behind it. Thats probably why you encountered fit problems. The instructions are not very clear on this. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

 

Ken

Ken

  • Member since
    January, 2018
Posted by BuildingCars4Fun on Wednesday, February 07, 2018 11:29 AM

Yeah, the entire rear is a disaster. 

The assembly is meant to fit inside the main body, but I glued it on top because (a) the instructions were non existent and (b) it felt right - fitted perfectly whereas squeezing in where apparently it was meant to be felt really wrong and forced. 

Anyway - it is what it is, and i sort of rescued it!

Live and learn!

  • Member since
    April, 2005
  • From: Roanoke, Virginia
Posted by BigJim on Monday, February 12, 2018 2:25 PM

This is nothing against your model, but, about all models of the 70 Mustang that I have seen. I think that the entire grill area was made too big giving a bit of goofy look that can't be fixed. The '70 Mustang is one of my favorites and I do not own a model of it for this reason.

  • Member since
    December, 2017
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 8:58 AM

I think you did a great job with a less than perfect kit.  I see what you mean about the rear.  Kudos for a good stance.  The 1:1 is a bit more nose high, but if I had the model, I would set it at the stance you chose.  I think the detailing looks good and overall it is a nice clean build.  Thanks for showing the good and bad on this kit.  I have it in my pile and now I can approach it with this information.  That's what this forum is all about.

Cheers,

mmthrax

Just keep picking away at it...

  • Member since
    July, 2010
Posted by roony on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 11:34 AM

Thank for sharing.  Love the side by sides with the original.

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