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Post by ShawnS on Fri 08 Jan 2016, 5:35 pm

Hi guys.

I have been a collector of 1:43 Australian Fords for years but recently I have been into modifying them just to get a modelling fix while I am waiting for my Mojo to return to 1:24 Falcons.  This is what I've been up to lately.

After years of waiting in vain for someone to release a decent 67/68 Mustang coupe in 1:43 scale, I was stoked to see Spark finally bring one out but after closer examination of the Spark model I noticed that it had a 64-66 nose and interior on a '67 body. It was not good enough for my tastes so I decided to take action and make one myself.

I used the same trick that I (and several others) have used in 1:25 to take the roof from a '65 Mustang coupe and put it on '67 Fastback body. I started with a '65 coupe from Apex and a '67 fastback from Greenlight.








After all of the usual filling, sanding and primer I cast them in resin. After even more filling and sanding they were ready for paint.


Here's what I ended up with. The 1967 Australian Touring Car Championship winner of Ian 'Pete' Geoghegan.






Niel Allen's 1967 coupe from 1968.






Fred Gibson from 1968.





I used bits and pieces from both original models as well as scratchbuilt parts to finish them off.

CheersSS
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Re: 1:43 Ford Mustang coupes

Post by dv8v8 on Fri 08 Jan 2016, 5:37 pm

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Post by allan on Sat 09 Jan 2016, 9:21 am

That's some great work there A+ greatjob coolman
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Post by 564evr on Wed 03 Feb 2016, 6:12 pm

jeez, they look cool. great job
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Post by Antwon on Wed 03 Feb 2016, 9:57 pm

wowwee bigthumbsup
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Post by RetrospectKustoms on Tue 16 Feb 2016, 2:23 pm

You sir have some big kahunas. Great job, they turned out ace.
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Post by Jerry Ol'55 on Wed 17 Feb 2016, 10:03 pm

Fantastic work there mate!
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Re: 1:43 Ford Mustang coupes

Post by ShawnS on Thu 18 Feb 2016, 6:56 pm

Thanks guys. I have a couple more in the works so when they're done I'll post them too.
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Post by 70cudatj on Thu 18 Feb 2016, 9:34 pm

They look way cool bigthumbsup
... did you cast the wheels as well?
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Re: 1:43 Ford Mustang coupes

Post by ShawnS on Fri 19 Feb 2016, 4:07 pm

70cudatj wrote:They look way cool  bigthumbsup
... did you cast the wheels as well?

Nah didn't need to. The wheels and tyres come from the Apex Mustang that also donated the roof and rear window.
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Post by big bad kustom on Fri 19 Feb 2016, 9:05 pm

Nice work ..Ocasionally I also change colour s on 1/43 and minor mods to suit a car we either had or saw years a go
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Post by truges on Thu 25 Feb 2016, 3:20 pm

These are awesome! Beautiful work right there!!

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