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.
Thanx for looking,