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#1 Capri-corn7

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Posted 21 November 2018 - 09:59 AM

Like many others I've always liked the Coke branded Moffat Mustang.

I prefer the 69 model but have had this 70 Revell kitset kicking around for along time, along with a spare Pioneer chassis.

I recently found this pick of a 1970 version of Moffat's car and that made my decision for me. Possibly was an evolution of the 69 car with headlight blanking plates?

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Checking against my old muscle class workhorse pioneer notchback - sizing works but it will need these flared guards as above for decent clearance.

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Not sure yet how I'll do the flares but it should allow me to get a good track width.

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Posted 21 November 2018 - 04:17 PM

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Posted 21 November 2018 - 06:00 PM

Pat is a bloody good modeller so I am signing up for the ride on this thread.
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Posted 21 November 2018 - 06:43 PM

Lock me in too.
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Posted 21 November 2018 - 08:16 PM

Got me !!!

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Posted 22 November 2018 - 06:46 AM

Like it! keep it going...
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Posted 22 November 2018 - 08:30 PM

I’ve got the same kit but it will be on hold for a while until I use both of my Scalextric Mustang kits first. I have a partially started Scalextric kit based on the same Moffat Mustang you are modeling.

I used Miliput for flares years ago when I started mine but I think you could use 2mm sheet styrene for the flares on this. Cut a strip, heat it up a little to get the curve of the wheel arch and then shape it to fit. I will do it this way next time.

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Posted 26 November 2018 - 07:49 AM

Thanks guys - no pressure :)

Picked up some styrene and some mini coke bottles - not sure which way I'll go just yet... but some progress...

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Posted 26 November 2018 - 06:07 PM

View PostCapri-corn7, on 26 November 2018 - 07:49 AM, said:

Thanks guys - no pressure :)

Picked up some styrene and some mini coke bottles - not sure which way I'll go just yet... but some progress...

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Never thought of coke bottles, that would be strong. You have just opened up a whole world of new ideas for flares.

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 12:53 PM

Given it's the Coca Cola Mustang I just had to go with the bottles B)

This is the starting shape.

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Then I make cuts and bend & trim

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Lots of superglue and fancy clamps

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Then it's ready for shaping

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I always underestimate the thickness of the guard so once shaped these aren't quite as wide as I'd hoped.
I might glue on a styrene extension before getting out the putty..

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Edited by Capri-corn7, 27 November 2018 - 12:55 PM.

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 02:20 PM

Looking good Pat. Same technique that you used on the Datsun some years ago. I have copied this method on some of my own builds.
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Posted 27 November 2018 - 02:41 PM

Some inspiration from one I did some years ago.

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These were made by glueing some sheet styrene together and shaping before glueing to the body.

Edited by kalbfellp, 27 November 2018 - 02:46 PM.


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Posted 27 November 2018 - 07:30 PM

View PostCapri-corn7, on 27 November 2018 - 12:53 PM, said:

Given it's the Coca Cola Mustang I just had to go with the bottles B)


A neat trick … I'll have to load that into the memory banks while I remember.
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Posted 03 December 2018 - 05:27 PM

View Postkalbfellp, on 27 November 2018 - 02:41 PM, said:

Some inspiration from one I did some years ago.
These were made by glueing some sheet styrene together and shaping before glueing to the body.

That looks nice and battle worn Phil...
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Posted 03 December 2018 - 05:31 PM

Added a little strip of styrene to get that extra width and a bead of JB for strength.

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Made a start on the rears using the same method...

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 08:40 PM

I think it has done two seasoned racing, so a bit used.





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