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'98 Ford Mustang Saleen
Biggles2
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Quebec, Canada
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Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 02:39 AM UTC
This is my first car model. A little out of my comfort zone as I usually model 1/700 ships and armor. I'm kinda happy with how my car turned out, but I will accept criticism and pointers to improve.











KoSprueOne
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Myanmar
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Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 07:18 AM UTC
First car model?!? Clean build and paint. What is your shiny painting method? Nice shine.

Your attention to details is on point. Even your plug wires look scale. Did you reference that firing order or did you guess?




Hwa-Rang
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 02:08 PM UTC
Looks great Biggles. Figure looks good as well.
A wash to accentuate panel lines would be good I think.

Did you find seatbelts for it?

Biggles2
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Quebec, Canada
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Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 07:44 PM UTC
Thanks for input. I painted with Tamiya rattle-can and polished with Micro-Mesh products. I Google-searched for engine wiring and painting details. Wiring was done with solder wire of different thicknesses. I've done similar for 1/35 vehicle engines so I know that detailing is important. As for seat belts, I haven't got them yet, so I will have to VERY carefully retro-fit them.
jimb
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New York, United States
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Posted: Friday, June 30, 2017 - 06:27 AM UTC
Very nice job all around. Well done.

Jim
Plasticat
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Idaho, United States
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Posted: Thursday, July 06, 2017 - 09:55 PM UTC
Very well done! What figure kit is that?
Biggles2
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Quebec, Canada
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Posted: Friday, July 07, 2017 - 07:34 PM UTC

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Very well done! What figure kit is that?



Thanks. Figure is 1/24 styrene from Masterbox - http://www.mbltd.info/24020.htm They make several period and fantasy figures in this scale. But, since these figures are styrene and not resin, and because of the limitations of plastic molding, the features on these figures are not exactly as pictured on the box illustrations. A better painter, however, could get better results.