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Bill Newcomer (musclecarfan)


1967 Shelby GT-350

Part of my Mustang batch build. It is going to be dark blue with white stripes powered by a Hi-Po 289

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1:25 1967 Ford Mustang GT Fastback (AMT/ERTL 6631)1:25 1967 Shelby Mustang GT-350 (AMT/ERTL 6633)


6 | 21. September, 00:10
Bill Newcomer
The chassis parts were painted long ago for the 67 Mustang GT. That build has had a change of plan so this chassis is going into the Shelby since they are exactly the same.
21. September, 00:13
Bill Newcomer
Body in primer after a lot of trimming and sanding to get both ends to fit nice with the body.
30. September, 05:40
Bill Newcomer
Painted the body today. Not happy with the results. Tamiya white primer has fine orange peel and rattle can blue exasperated it. Plus I ran out. Likely to go for a swim in the purple lake.
5. October, 03:12
Bill Newcomer
Well after a month of unemployment, my oldest son getting married to a doctor, and two weeks at a new challenging job, I revisited the body. Too much texture and not exactly the color I wanted, has it now in the purple lake. I need to find a dark blue that is not metallic. Any recommendations?
18. October, 03:46
Tim Heimer
Well you do have an airbrush now, try mixing your own color, start with just about any blue then add either some black to darken or white to lighten. small amounts of another color will change it as well. by the way the customers from your body shop are starting to complain your taking too long! LOL
11. November, 15:45
Bill Newcomer
Tim, The customers will have to wait a bit longer. My new job has been working me 11-14 hours a day for 3 weeks straight while kitting out a van on the weekends. I actually had to tell my supervisor he had to lighten up my workload because I was starting to lose my sanity.
12. November, 06:35
Tim Heimer
Already lost mine! Good luck with yours!
12. November, 06:51
Martin Oostrom
If you mix your own colour, count the drops of paint to get the mix ratio AND write that down. Chances are you'll need it someday...
I didn't lose my mind, it was mine to give away :D
12. November, 07:11
Tim Heimer
I tried to give mine away but no one wanted it!
12. November, 15:57
Bill Newcomer
Martin, thanks. If I ever get to custom paint colors, I will do that. I keep a journal of all my air brush sessions to record what worked and what didn't.
13. November, 06:45
Bill Newcomer
Got to work on the Shelby a little bit this evening. I continued the assembly of the interior. The body came out of the purple lake virtually unscathed so it just got submerged in some brand new brake fluid. We shall see if that works any better. The windshield replacement from Bob came today so it has joined the rest of the parts in the box.
26. November, 07:07
Tim Heimer
Bob is great for saving the day.
26. November, 14:24

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