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Re: Ideas to share concerning 1:18 '67-'69 GMP Penske Donohue Camaros.
« Reply #330 on: June 20, 2017, 08:13:49 PM »
The Mustang turned out nice. I did notice the 1:1 car the rear marker lights are recessed, but than pronounced on yours. This is likely moulded into your shell when you start. I am surprised that the 1:1 would have a plate or something welded in. Maybe they welded them in to prevent a broken reflector cutting a tire or something. Also the fenders on the 1:1 look flared quite a bit, but again that may be hard to duplicate.

How many cars do you have on display in your collection?
Are they behind glass, or how do you prevent dust from collecting on them?
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Re: Ideas to share concerning 1:18 '67-'69 GMP Penske Donohue Camaros.
« Reply #331 on: June 20, 2017, 08:36:09 PM »
Nice job on the Mustang, Mike!

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Re: Ideas to share concerning 1:18 '67-'69 GMP Penske Donohue Camaros.
« Reply #332 on: June 21, 2017, 01:23:27 AM »
Great looking Mustang, very keen job. How many "G" can it pull around the bends?
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Re: Ideas to share concerning 1:18 '67-'69 GMP Penske Donohue Camaros.
« Reply #333 on: June 23, 2017, 03:28:35 AM »
Mike, the Mustang looks great as a result of your efforts.  Thanks for sharing the pics.  I would have never known that acetone could take off the white lettering without screwing up the blue underneath.
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Re: Ideas to share concerning 1:18 '67-'69 GMP Penske Donohue Camaros.
« Reply #334 on: June 30, 2017, 06:08:45 PM »
Thanks everyone for the kind interest displayed and replies afforded...

Indeed, most every project I have vanishes into a sealed case largely to ward away dust.  I imagine too that observing such protocol prevents me from endlessly revising some projects for the labor to move all the cases necessary to access this or that project is often judged prohibitive! 

Concerning necessary body modifications, a more elaborate Greenlight-based '68 Mustang project has been harbored and kept out of sight for some time, this complete with factory flares and revised front and rear valences.  Initially intended to be a blue late-season entry, in time I hope it will emerge as a reasoned earlier season pale yellow #1.  At first I just didn't believe that my multi-part wheels would be strong enough to support the weight of the project, but happily this concern hasn't proved as debilitating as first feared. 



...this would be the revised '67-'68 front valence, looking a bit shark-like for removal of the usual blade bumper.  The valence of another Greenlight Mustang was cut off with a razor saw, plugged for holes, and then cast in resin before being reshaped to result in what is seen here.  The upper portion is wholly scratch built.  Look closely and front flares can just be made out...



...flare work further discerned (a bit chubby in point of fact), with the GT-style exhaust cutouts removed entirely from the valence panel for scratch building a substitute.  Some contours have been added as has been a license plate mount. 

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...'68-specific door panels from an earlier Greenlight tool waiting for paint prior to being added to the factory-finished blue example then.  The model came through with '67 panels, while the door-mounted shoulder pad seen in the reference photo needed to be scratch built and added as shown.

Lastly, for much not strictly obvious effort, the rather odd two-thirds length sun screen has been added to the top of the windscreen of the late '68 season Shelby Racing Co. Mustang.  Initial efforts to mask the area in situ failed miserably for poor finish control; i.e. puddling along the edges, seepage, etc.  Eventually I obtained some clear decal film and sprayed Tamiya Smoke tint onto it prior to applying Testor's Decal Bonder atop it to effect a seal.  A pattern reproducing the radius of the top of the screen helped me to cut the material accurately without strictly chipping it, whereupon the finished tinted panel was transferred as a typical water slide decal to the work proper without much fuss.  The exterior rear view mirror has been removed and touched in, as has the antenna mount atop the fender.  Yep - the windshield wipers are missing!  Perhaps not much to see, but still looking fairly good. 



Thanks for your reviewing this update.


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Re: Ideas to share concerning 1:18 '67-'69 GMP Penske Donohue Camaros.
« Reply #335 on: June 16, 2018, 05:26:28 PM »
Greetings,

With the revision of the Photobucket.com fee schedule I will likely return to the airwaves here, whereas what is seen below is in essence a test image to confirm that old links back to the third-party photo hosting site work as before.  $400 per year was not justifiable, although the revised and smaller scale pricing options will likely allow me to 'do what I do' consistent with lending a bit of hobby color to the CRG.  For some time I've been posting on various Facebook.com boards either directed related to the historic SCCA Trans Am scene or upon various driver's fan pages such as they exist.  Third-party hosting fees were thereby sidestepped, although know I miss the community here.  At the very least, old images hitherto stored on Photobucket.com are now visible and can be linked to irrespective of the fact that I've not yet reupped at any strict level...

Quite a few new releases in 1:18th scale diecast have either been released or have been announced since I last passed through the virtual heavens, this including both 1970 Chrysler Corp. factory efforts, a Sam Posey '69 Lime Rock winning BOSS 302, as well as further Greenlight '68 Mustang variants.   Into the future sealed resin models (i.e. no opening hood or deck lid, non-opening doors and scant chassis detail) will come to dominate, with a pair of 1:18th '71/'72 Trans Am American Motors Javelins expected at some time via Replicarz.  Retail for the latter is expected to be a nose-bleedy $200 and (perhaps) an October '18 delivery date. 

The inflationary pressure on the manufacturers translates into old tools being quite endlessly recycled, old releases demanding more on the used market, and rather trimmed back detail on what few newly-tooled releases eventually surface.  At least I'll have a lot of work to do given I'll likely not be satisfied with anything that comes down the proverbial pike!  The old tools will still need a considerable shove in the right direction to look tolerable, whereas the cheaper and decontented newer tools will require infusion of this and that simply to compare to releases of old - sigh...

I have picked up both the ACME (Hwy. 61 tool w/mods.) '70 AAR 'Cuda Dan Gurney racer as well as the same make '70 Autodynamics Challenger, while both have received quite a bit of work consistent with what it is I do.  I hope to share the same soon.  My Gurney 'Cuda has been done over cosmetically to reflect his '70 Riverside retirement ride, while the Sam Posey Challenger has a nice and very flat black top at the very least as it darn well ought!  I had to paint the semi-gloss finish over - I just had to.  Kind regards to the board...



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Re: Ideas to share concerning 1:18 '67-'69 GMP Penske Donohue Camaros.
« Reply #336 on: June 17, 2018, 01:02:21 AM »
Great to see you back on Mike! Look forward to seeing your progress!

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Re: Ideas to share concerning 1:18 '67-'69 GMP Penske Donohue Camaros.
« Reply #337 on: June 20, 2018, 03:50:30 AM »
Great to have you back, Mike.  I understand your issues with Photobucket.  I paid the $400 just to keep the pics alive here but I'm very relieved that they got wise to that lunacy and made the cost more manageable.
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« Reply #338 on: June 20, 2018, 04:46:24 AM »
That's an amazing gesture Jon!

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Re: Ideas to share concerning 1:18 '67-'69 GMP Penske Donohue Camaros.
« Reply #339 on: July 07, 2018, 03:17:59 AM »
Great to have you back, Mike.  I understand your issues with Photobucket.  I paid the $400 just to keep the pics alive here but I'm very relieved that they got wise to that lunacy and made the cost more manageable.
Might they offer a refund for your, Jon?
Nick