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.