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Shelby Mustang GT500KR Custom build
I was never very happy with the out of the box paint job on the Shelby GT500KR, so that was the main reason for the rebuild.
I had initially saved the strips and had the car painted a very cool shade of dark blue pearl. However, after a light wetsand,
when I applied the clear over the car, it had a strange reaction with the factory striping…oddly, the clear seemed to not want
to adhere uniformly, so the striping ended up looking like crap. With that I scrapped the paint job and took the model down
to bare metal. I am actually very pleased with the end result and while I would have loved to have retained the GT500KR
striping, I like the whole build nonetheless. Here are shots of the entire build from start to finish.


Where the car started its life


Test fitting the new wheels




Second stripdown after the fiasco with the clear over the stock striping. Note the bumper color was what the body of the car
was initially repainted in.







Final version of the interior. With the dark blue repaint, the seat centers, console, and dash trim were all a deep shade of blue.


Love the color combo here.


The final build. If anyone can suggest a place to buy 1:18 scale brake parts, I'd appreciate it! (pref. P.E parts)





 

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Nice work, I enjoy your photos!
Thanks smokeyfan! I am redoing the Roush 427r in the same color scheme. should be done tomorrow. Trying to find a good place to get some photoetched brakes and possibly grill mesh still though as I want to modify the upper and lower grills on the Roush.
 

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Great color choice and great work on the interior.
I was surfing on ebay and found this guy selling some P.E. parts. This is the item number of a brake set 231448886722
Thanks....I will have to go take a look. There was a place in China selling a ton of decals and other P.E parts, but when I looked recently, it appears they no longer have many of the items (i'm hoping its temp as they had a huge selection of emblems and other P.e badging, grill mesh, etc.)
 

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Beautiful work J and really like the two tone interior. New color just looks sweet! You can try a couple sellers on ebay - evolution-online is one that comes to mind. They sell the hobby design discs that are for the lancers but should universally fit on the mustangs. The other site I've used is hobby easy - shipping is slow but they have the parts.

The other two are based in europe -
http://www.modellbau-nowak.de/shop/index.php
http://tremonia.org/tremonia2.htm
 

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Beautiful work J and really like the two tone interior. New color just looks sweet! You can try a couple sellers on ebay - evolution-online is one that comes to mind. They sell the hobby design discs that are for the lancers but should universally fit on the mustangs. The other site I've used is hobby easy - shipping is slow but they have the parts.

The other two are based in europe -
http://www.modellbau.../shop/index.php
http://tremonia.org/tremonia2.htm
Thanks for the info!!!! I really appreciate it...and thanks for the kind words on the build!
 
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