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I went by His-hers.com yesterday (one of the local 1/18 shops) to see if they had this in and Dennis had just received theirs. I am pleasantly surprised with this RC2 effort.

First the cons:
Some of the paint in the "gills" could use some touch-up.
Model was dirty and I had to work on the paint. Kind of bad QC on RC2's behalf. Dennis was kind enough to let me pick through them as some others were worst than this.
The angle of the inside of the headlights (by the running horse)is way off.
Dog leg hinges everywhere and the ones in the trunk are huge. Actually, the trunk is the worst part as there is nothing there.
The rear spoiler does not sit flush on the body.

Pros:
Great paint (after some work) and stripes.
Great detail in the interior (but no carpet). Pedals, shifter, gauges, door inserts.
Great engine detail. Supercharger, hoses, battery, and all of the correct stickers
The wheels are realy good.
The best part of this diecast is the underside detail as it has detail that models costing twice as much do. Painted sway bar, correct color tranny, painted rear-end cover and even the correct logo on the mufflers.
Actually the best part is that you can display it 3 ways: with out a top as it has a summulated folded top; or with the Speedster top/integrated lightbar-roll bar or with the included CLOTH covered convertible top!

In all, a great deal for the price, now bring on the hardtops! I would say that this is a must if you are a Mustang collector.












 

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Thank Ric! You can say that I have monkeyed with a Mustang or two. :giggle But I have never had one side-ways like the last pics. :lol
 
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Al,

Congrats on adding this piece. :cheers

I think it looks pretty good, I like the embroidered seats. I think I can get by the headlights not being 100% accurate :tempted
 

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Thanks Darrick :cheers
I had been wanting this one since it was announced. I forgot to mention that it is 1/5000.

The headlight should not be a deal breaker. I only mentioned because someone at the Pub mentioned and when you compare it to a 1:1 or the Maisto GTs/Cobras, you can tell that they are off.

I found a Mustang Monthly article that mentioned the top-10 most sought-after Saleens and this was one of them. I thought that they had made many, but I think that the article said that only 20 1:1 were maid.
 
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Al,

I made a mention of the production numbers in the other thread we talked about this model. Not knowing it was that sought after, however, the low production number should have sent up a red flag. I have seen various pics of the 1:1 but never knew of its rarity.

Glad there are 5K of the model, I may actually get a chance to own one :lol
 

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I'm pretty impressed by this Al! The red painted front antisway bar caught my eye as a nice touch as did the engine bay details. :nicejob :nicejob
 

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Nice Mustang, seems like a great total package. I have been looking for a mustang to add to my diecast collection, this might just be it. :cheers
 
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That cityscape background looks fabulous with that red Saleen Mustang. I love this model. I think Ertl did a great job on the hardtop and that awesome white convertible. I don't know which one I like better....

Can't wait to see more pics with your new backgrounds.
 
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The model looks very nice. The detail looks pretty good for a Ertl. Where did you get that background?or did you make it yourself?I love it.
 
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I'm still looking to find this piece at a reasonable price, they are still commanding higher than market value a year later :pullhair
 

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I'm needing both of them. I figure its about time for them to start shoing up on the secondary market, but it seems collectors are holding on them big time.
 
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