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1966 Ford Mustang Coupe

by Steve Mesner

 

 

Introduction

I usually build models of the rip-snorting muscle cars of the Ď60s and Ď70s, but every now and then itís fun to do something a little tamer, just for a change of pace.

This is AMTís 1/25 scale Ď66 Mustang Coupe, which has just been reissued yet again. It is built completely out of the box. I did scribe in the panel lines for the front and rear fender caps, which adds a lot to the realism of this model.

 

Painting

Paint is Model Master Kiln Red Metallic over a primer of MM FS30219 Dark Tan (Vietnam-era airplane camo color). The Kiln Red does a very passable job of representing 1966 Ford Emberglow. The color coat was clear coated with Model Master Clear Top Coat and rubbed out with Wrightís Silver Creme, a mildly abrasive silverware polish.

 



Interior and chassis are painted Model Master Black Chrome Trim, a great semigloss black. The engine is, of course, Model Master Ford Engine Blue. All chrome trim is Model Master Silver Chrome Trim. I especially enjoyed detailing the kitís distinctive Ď66 Mustang wheel covers using Flat Aluminum and Gunship Gray paints.

 

Conclusion

Iím always amazed at the attention this model draws, even on a table full of contest-quality, fully detailed cars. Iíve lost count of the times Iíve heard some variation of ďHey, I/my Dad/my Mom/my uncle/my neighbor/my high school buddy/my old boyfriend/my old girlfriend had one just like that!Ē

 



Model on!

 

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