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73 Mustang Duel Build
tinbanger
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Posted: Sunday, April 07, 2019 - 11:23 AM UTC
Waiting for the "Blue Oval" Group Build - Tribute to Henry group build to start later this year I have an itch to build!





I will be building on stock and the other Grand-Am.
Decals supplied with the stock model are wrong and the Grand-Am are also not true to online photos.
May have to print my own.
Starting with box photos and I will post regularly.
AussieReg
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Posted: Sunday, April 07, 2019 - 11:42 AM UTC


Henry approves, as do I !

Excellent project and a great build-up thread to the October start for our Group Build. Really looking forward to following progress here mate.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Sunday, April 07, 2019 - 06:26 PM UTC
Cool project Richard.
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Posted: Monday, April 08, 2019 - 12:40 AM UTC
Richard,
I've got my rocking chair ready to go, and a full supply of Popcorn. So let the fun begin.

Joel
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Posted: Monday, April 08, 2019 - 05:34 PM UTC
I use to think louvred rear windows were the coolest thing! Have to say I glad I grew out of that phase but looking forward to your builds. Will one or both of them have the louvres?

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 07:33 AM UTC
Thanks all for you comments!
Plating on plastic being the least liked side of modeling I have stripped off the plating:-



And after:-



I also have been cleaning up all the flash on both kits.

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Posted: Monday, May 06, 2019 - 11:57 AM UTC
I have been working on a 1/700 scale Bismark battle ship build for a friend the last while.

Just a small update on my Mustangs:-



Both motors are ready to prime.
Roll cage all cleaned up.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 08, 2019 - 02:42 AM UTC
Richard,
Nice progress. Cleaning up old molded parts is always necessary but not my favorite part of modeling. Excellent job of stripping off the "Chrome" plating. What did you use for the stripping? I've been using Oven cleaner, and it's really toxic, so I'm looking for another option that works just as well.

Joel
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Posted: Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 08:35 AM UTC
Hi all!
Managed to get some paint sprayed:-



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Posted: Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 10:37 AM UTC
The high school teacher in me cannot resist:

'Duel' is a fight;

'Dual' is a pair.
tinbanger
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Posted: Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 11:10 AM UTC
I am sure you will get over it!
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Posted: Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 11:10 AM UTC
Richard,
Those blocks sure look like Ford Blue. Nicely done my friend.
Joel
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Posted: Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 11:43 PM UTC
Great to see a bit of progress here Richard, once the colour is down on the blocks they go together quite quickly!

Cheers, D