Post by Bernard Kron on Jul 4, 2016 17:39:46 GMT -5
Mustang Boss 429 Funny Car
Built for the Out-Of-The Box Challenge on the Vintage Drag Models forum, this is the first funny car project I’ve ever taken on. I’m afraid if you look carefully you’ll see some rookie mistakes but overall it has the brutish, purposeful look I remember from seeing these cars race. Even though the OOB challenge allowed free choice of decals and wheels and tires it was otherwise very strict, including banning detailing of any kind, including basic engine wiring and plumbing. I’m afraid I got carried away and, besides going whole hog on the paint and decal scheme, I wired and plumbed the engine and cut out the rear window and installed transparent red acetate – big time no’no’s which meant an instant DQ. But I enjoyed participating, working on a new subject for me, and have been very impressed with the many fine builds which have resulted.
Obviously this is pretty much a stock MPC Blue Max kit, which incidentally includes a set of Boss 429 valve covers along with the standard MPC Chrysler Hemi, and even a set of Big Block Chevy heads and valve covers. It’s obvious these are extra parts for the other body types in this series. The paint is Duplicolor Metalcast transparent red over Testors Pure Gold Lacquer with Duplicolor Wimbledon White side panels. The lettering and fogged panels were all done with home made decals. Most of the kit chrome was stripped and various shades of Testors Metalizers substituted for a race-ready utilitarian look. I’m certain this won’t be my last funny car builds. These are great kits and very enjoyable to work with.
Really nice work as always from you! I agree with the Swedish fella above, these old Funny Cars were neat as you could immediately see what car the body was based on... Nowadays only clues are the headlight and grill decals (Even though I enjoy following them too). Very nice work overall with this one. That paint scheme with those homemade decals is great, something we've never seen before. And even though it was for a Box Stock Challenge, I think it's a big thumbs up that you added detailing to the engine. Nice work!
Great looking build love the paint. I also love the old funny cars and AWB cars as said above they look like a production car. Have got several of both style cars still to build. You always have great looking cars.
I'm also glad this one was brought back up ! Love these old Funny Cars and your paint and details really bring this one to life ! I understand your need to add some detailing and not being able to build one OOB , happens to me every time !
Post by Bernard Kron on Dec 8, 2016 12:20:21 GMT -5
Thanks again, guys! Months after finishing this I remain of two minds about it. On the one hand it looks great on my shelf, being the only funny car and all done up in bright paint and decals. On the other hand it's recent enough that I still remember how hard it fought me all the way to completion, and the countless little faults throughout that will always bug me. But that's car modeling! I guess I'll have to do another one to get it, uh..., more right...
RodBurNeR: Thanks Ron! Soon as I am fully back at it I will be more involved here thanks for sticking around everyone
Sept 25, 2018 10:15:20 GMT -5
fordrodnkustom: We'll keep a light on for ya!
Oct 12, 2018 10:15:58 GMT -5
fordrodnkustom: November M.O.M. entry is open. Post 'em up!
Oct 14, 2018 13:04:38 GMT -5
RodBurNeR: nice winner Cliff!
Oct 22, 2018 18:58:52 GMT -5
fordrodnkustom: November M.O.M. poles are open! Gonna be a tough one!
Oct 25, 2018 10:26:43 GMT -5
jbwelda: Bernard I just noticed what you did with the MOM this month: the "aRt Rod" part I mean, very clever juxtaposition of "Rat Rod" and it fits that hippie eye thing really well. Plus that car just came out kool all over.
Oct 26, 2018 0:57:36 GMT -5
Bernard Kron: Thanks jb. Many have sworn the phrase R** **d will never pass their lips.
Oct 27, 2018 16:51:26 GMT -5
jbwelda: Many could have sworn that; I personally think that is very funny that anyone would even care that much. RATROD RATROD RATROD to rahtid! heeheeheehee. Sometimes that "trad" thing just gets hilarious not to mention tedious.
Oct 29, 2018 11:17:15 GMT -5
jbwelda: I am just kidding of course, I love trad stuff too and more and more the neo-trad look. Its good to be vigilant about things like rat rods on that level, they do dilute the gene pool so to speak.
Oct 29, 2018 20:55:10 GMT -5
fordrodnkustom: Getting an early start on M.O.M. Post 'em up!
Nov 13, 2018 15:52:44 GMT -5
fordrodnkustom: December M.O.M. Poll is open!
Nov 24, 2018 14:19:14 GMT -5
jimrichards: Oh WOW - just went to post my December entry and noticed the post closed kind of early. Darn - shouldn't have waited until the last minute. LOL!
Nov 24, 2018 18:20:36 GMT -5
jimrichards: I missed Jan, forgetting I had to post in Dec. So I was going for a rest of the year streak, Oh well I got 10 outta 12. I'll do better next year.
Nov 24, 2018 18:26:09 GMT -5
fordrodnkustom: Sorry 'bout that Jim! I'll be busy for the next week or so and I decided to do it today. Hope you understand.
Nov 24, 2018 19:13:21 GMT -5
jimrichards: That's cool Ron. My fault for waiting til last minute to post. So I'll post it in completed models, then I still participated this month. But next year I'm shooting for 12 for 12.
Nov 24, 2018 20:33:13 GMT -5