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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-23-2016, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
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My Mustang ("Daisy") in 1/18 scale

Turned out pretty good!




I took the Bluebonnet Special 1967 Ford Mustang Coupe, Lone Star Limited Edition Bluebonnet Special, Blue - Greenlight 12893 - 1/18 Scale Diecast Model Toy Car=


I disassembled it completely by drilling out and unscrewing (& sometimes just levering with a screwdriver).


Painted with actual enamel Ford Frost Turquoise auto paint and polished with Meguier's and a dremel/polish head.


Used masking tape for the vinyl roof (for texture and to get the seams 'correct' and then covered with a thinned-out white paint.


My Lovely Bride used the computer to print me the pony emblem to clear sticker paper. I cut out with an exacto and applied (but slightly off position [rolls eyes]).


I painted the interior by mixing blue with teal to get to 'aqua'.


The model did not come with an antenna - so I made one from a nail (brad).


The camera did not capture the actual model's color correctly - it really did achieve what I wanted.



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Daisy is a 1967 Coupe
Painted Frost Turquoise
Styled Steel Wheels
White Vinyl Roof
Deluxe Interior
WsW Tires

(And that big ol' 390 Engine )

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-23-2016, 12:08 PM
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Nice job! Those models take a lot of time and effort.

Now to keep the kids from rolling it down the driveway making vvaarroomm sounds.

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I've been wanting to get a model of my '64 1/2, but I can't find any that have Styled Steel wheels on them.
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How about H.O. (smaller than 1/64)...here's mine.

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This car is now SOLD and in Miami FL. I now have a '70 Cuda Convertible - Yeah, with a Hemi.
For a complete web page on Phil's '65 Black w/Red striped Fastback - CLICK HERE
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I've been wanting to get a model of my '64 1/2, but I can't find any that have Styled Steel wheels on them.


Some of the 24:1 Danbury mint and Franklin Mint in my collection have the styled wheels. Kind of pricey to start with though for modification!

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Some of the 24:1 Danbury mint and Franklin Mint in my collection have the styled wheels. Kind of pricey to start with though for modification!
That's the truth. I've got a couple of them, the most recent being the '65 GT350. The other is a red convertible that was a gift. Thought about repainting that one, but then wonder what it would do to the potential value down the road.
I need to check the models that you build and see if I can find the right wheels.
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Find a different model (other Fords, whatever, - doesn't matter ) but with the styled steel wheels - and then get your '64 1/2 model in that same scale....


(You have a whole lot more options with '64 1/2 than I did with '67 coupe... )


Good luck!

Daisy is a 1967 Coupe
Painted Frost Turquoise
Styled Steel Wheels
White Vinyl Roof
Deluxe Interior
WsW Tires

(And that big ol' 390 Engine )

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Some of the 24:1 Danbury mint and Franklin Mint in my collection have the styled wheels. Kind of pricey to start with though for modification!


True, but if you are only swapping wheels/tires - you should be able to still find a buyer for the 'donor' model, eh?


Something to consider...

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Styled Steel Wheels
White Vinyl Roof
Deluxe Interior
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(And that big ol' 390 Engine )

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Didn't think about looking at other years models. Might have to try that. I know I want a 1:18 scale tho, I like that size.
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Nice job on the custom work. I've been collecting diecast cars for about 25 years. I have somewhere between 250-300 cars. Mostly 1/18th with a handful of 1/24th and other scales mixed in. Almost all vintage muscle and race cars.

Some of my collection.


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True, but if you are only swapping wheels/tires - you should be able to still find a buyer for the 'donor' model, eh?


Something to consider...

Occasionally, eBay will also have individual parts off DM or FM cars. I have seen wheels/tires, bumpers, etc.

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Wow! That's a collection Maxum96!
I just have a few 24:1 scale, 65 and 66 Mustangs and Shelbys. Mostly FM and DM with a couple other ones I like.



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I will post a pix, but my 'goal' is it have a scale model of every car I have owned...


81 Escort wagon? Might be the hardest one... [rolls eyes]
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Daisy is a 1967 Coupe
Painted Frost Turquoise
Styled Steel Wheels
White Vinyl Roof
Deluxe Interior
WsW Tires

(And that big ol' 390 Engine )

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I was ecstatic when I saw someone come out with the Charlie's Angels car. That was what got me started on Mustangs and was really the first "I gotta have this car". Actually had one for a couple years before it got totalled, so now I just have the model to remind me. If I was to ever see one up for sale, that would take a lot of willpower not to buy it on the spot. In a few years I might go hunting for one, but can't get away with getting it now.
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I have at least 100 of the Matchbox cars, about 30 of the larger sizes, a couple of the even larger sizes, and a whole variety of original Promotional models, including a Philco radio. And, a Mustang Jr.
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