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PostSubject: 2006 Shelby GT500 (Revell)   Sat 02 Jul 2016, 4:13 pm

Hi all, I would like to share the building of this one I did a while back as I thought you might like to see how I put it together, after all, this is what this forum is about yes? Anyway I used a Fujimi set of race wheels which didn't quite go to plan as you'll see.


All the engine parts gathered and ready for construction and paint.


I used my usual array of metals for the block and a metallic green for the valve covers with a blend of red, purple, blue and yellow inks for the top.


I hand painted the underside with semi-gloss black, medium and dark greys and metallic green with various shades. The exhaust is a combination of titanium silver, titanium gold, steel, blue ink, brown ink, rust ink and silver. The heat shield were washed with a combination of watered down blue and black inks.


On the right is the stock wheels and brakes, the left is a Fujimi racing set with brakes from an old Tamiya racing skyline which I've painted up.


I decided to use various greys for the interior with a little colour coding to the bodywork. I was not too happy with the end result. I think it looks a bit messy.




I painted the bodywork with Tamiya's Candy lime green over a Silver leaf undercoat then cleared it.
I then hand painted the window borders and black trims and ran some black ink into the shut lines.


My favourite bit. The final engine assembly using some extra wiring and vinyl tubing to cram as much detail in a possible.


While I was certainly pleased with the end result I was not too happy with it's stance. Too much space between the wheel and the arch. They were an absolute pain to convert to fit as they are.







Nevertheless it was still a fun kit to build.
Thanks for looking.
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PostSubject: Re: 2006 Shelby GT500 (Revell)   Sat 02 Jul 2016, 5:13 pm

 
Cool build Mr. H, I like the suede look of the seats. 

Thanks for sharing

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PostSubject: Re: 2006 Shelby GT500 (Revell)   Sat 02 Jul 2016, 5:28 pm

Thanks for sharing Mr H, great build. 
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PostSubject: Re: 2006 Shelby GT500 (Revell)   Sat 02 Jul 2016, 6:15 pm

Man that engine bay is spot on. Perfect.
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PostSubject: Re: 2006 Shelby GT500 (Revell)   Sat 02 Jul 2016, 6:34 pm

It is sitting a bit high indeed,apart from that it looks great.
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PostSubject: Re: 2006 Shelby GT500 (Revell)   Sat 02 Jul 2016, 6:40 pm


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PostSubject: Re: 2006 Shelby GT500 (Revell)   Sat 02 Jul 2016, 6:42 pm

NICE....
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PostSubject: Re: 2006 Shelby GT500 (Revell)   Sat 02 Jul 2016, 7:06 pm

Superb build, love it
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PostSubject: Re: 2006 Shelby GT500 (Revell)   Sun 03 Jul 2016, 11:59 pm

Absolutely beautiful! The detailing, the colour ... just beautiful. As for the stance, I've seen 'sport' cars on the road that ride a touch high, so to my eye it isn't that jarring - kind of like if you were about to go on a 'side road' trip and needed the clearance for bumpy farm roads.
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PostSubject: Re: 2006 Shelby GT500 (Revell)   Fri 29 Dec 2017, 3:26 pm

Hi Mr H. This is my first post, so here goes....
I have one of these Shelby's on the bench for a 2018 build, so seeing your build photos is great. It will make my finished item better, now that I've seen what you can do with this kit.
So thanks for posting the build photos.
The Fujimi wheels are much better than the stock ones.
I'll look out for a set of these for a future build.
The engine and underbonnet are killer. Adding the extra detail makes the thing look so much more realistic.
The chassis is outstanding. Getting that quality of finish on the exhausts is a skill in itself. You don't need me to tell you it's superb.
The brakes are outstanding and really pop.
The Dash is sweet. Really nice detail.
Love the Candy Lime Green. Using a silver basecoat seems to have made it really glitter, and it looks really smooth.
I'm using a lot of metallic basecoats under Tamiya paints these days.
Front and Rear detailing and lights are excellent.
So many good things have gone together to make a great final build. I'm sure you're pleased with it. I would be.

Can you help me with some questions?
Did you spray the gloss clear before the stripes or after?
What clear did you use? I'm having trouble with Tamiya clear.
Do you still have the Blue stripes going spare? (I know I should ask in the parts bin)

As it's a forum I hope you don't mind me adding to the discussion.

Warned by ScaleAutoMag about the stance of these Revell Mustangs, I cut out the rear wheel arches and shortened the springs to lower the rear wheels into the chassis.
At front, I've cut off the chassis attachment nubs to lower the front suspension as well.
This stuff can only be done before the building starts, so time will tell if it works.
The box picture had caught my eye and that was why I bought this kit, so I sprayed TS-26 White, laid down the blue stripes and other decals and then cleared over it all.
The project is now stalled until I can source another set of blue stripes to repair the effects of clear on my stripes. Minor bubbling, but it spoils the finish.
I've already gone over the stock wheels with Tamiya clear blue to match the blue Shelby stripes, so can't change colour now, even though I still have the black and white stripe sets going spare.
My Key takeaway from 2017: Spray from farther back and make fewer passes, so the coats are thinner.
I look forward to seeing more of your work in 2018 Mr H.
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PostSubject: Re: 2006 Shelby GT500 (Revell)   Fri 29 Dec 2017, 4:02 pm

Hi researcher, thank you for the positive feedback.
I used the Tamiya clear but I applied it carefully as a couple of mist coats twenty minutes apart before a couple of wet coats 30 minutes apart, left it for a month then polished the hell out of it. I put the decal stripes on after the clear coating and simply brushed some slightly watered down X-22 clear from the pot with a soft brush as the stuff from the pot isn't 'hot' like the spray. Spraying the clear coat on top of decals has never been the way I've done it, also, I only tend to clear coat metallic paint and not glosses (Pure white seems to lie perfectly flat for me) and only if I think it is needed (My Ferrari 250 had no clear).
I do have the blue stripe decals spare and you're welcome to them, just PM me your address and I'll send them off.

Good luck with your build and I hope to see your work in progress on here.
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PostSubject: Re: 2006 Shelby GT500 (Revell)   Sun 31 Dec 2017, 5:03 am

Hot diggitty damn that looks fantastic! The exhaust alone is impressive.
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PostSubject: Re: 2006 Shelby GT500 (Revell)   Sun 31 Dec 2017, 9:06 am

Amazing build, truly awesome
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PostSubject: Re: 2006 Shelby GT500 (Revell)   Sun 31 Dec 2017, 7:55 pm

Thanks for the advice Mr H. I'll give your suggestion a try on the next opportunity.
Tamiya Clear does seem to be pretty 'hot', but so many modellers say it's the best around.
Many thanks for the offer of the stripes. They will put my build back on course.
I'll start getting some photos sorted.




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PostSubject: Re: 2006 Shelby GT500 (Revell)   Fri 08 Jun 2018, 5:49 pm

Epic build
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