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1/24 Revell/Monogram 1966 Mustang GT 350

Gallery Article by Nick Monopoli on Apr 21 2011

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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.

Nick Monopoli

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Photos and text by Nick Monopoli

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