1/24 Revell/Monogram 1966 Mustang GT 350

Gallery Article by Nick Monopoli on Apr 21 2011

 

The story goes that, during an award ceremony on the deck of the USS Hancock "The Kid" wore a Shelby Cobra t-shirt under his dress whites. It was so hot on the South China Sea that the t-shirt showed through the sweat soaked uniform. I built this Mustang for him to commemorate that incident. Terry owns the original Shelby which he bought new in 1966, and flew the A-4C Skyhawk during the Viet Nam War. You can see the Skyhawk model I built him (NP681) in the ARC gallery.

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I scratch built the racing intake under the grill, and the functional hood pins. The engine is all wired up, and I used photo etch for the grill and emblem as well as a bunch of interior details. Bare metal foil was used on the window, seat, and door trim.

The rally stripes are painted on.

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Photos and text by Nick Monopoli