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I too shall be building the GT 350 H, but luckily I never intended on doing mine black (as there's already a couple in the GB).  But I would like to utilise the gold graphics.  I already have a plan in my noggin for this build, been waiting for this one for a while (I got the kit for Xmas in preparation for this GB).  However, progress may be a little slow at the start as I still have two kits on the go for the 'Less Than A Tenner' GB, I have recently been suffering from a lack of enthusiasm to build.

 

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So I got all the parts primed early evening, and that was supposed to be it for the night, so I went on the PS5 for a bit

 

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But here I am at 2am with all the parts painted and ready for top coating, then trying to detail the rocker covers.

 

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Slow progress due to the heat recently, its still just over 30°C in my little hobby cave at midnight.  But I have slowly prepped and primed the chassis and wheel parts, hopefully get them painted tomorrow.

 

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1 hour ago, mustang1989 said:

This is off to a great start bud and I really like that engine build up. 

 

Thanks, and thanks to the engine image on your build thread (which I'm linking for my reference if you don't mind, as I couldn't find any suitable engine pics) I see from the terribly ambiguous Revell instructions I've painted the wrong parts of my rocker covers black.  Which is a relief, as I gave up trying to neatly paint the raised lines, and just badly painted the raised lettering.  Will need to strip it and correct it.

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8 minutes ago, HoolioPaulio said:

 

Thanks, and thanks to the engine image on your build thread (which I'm linking for my reference if you don't mind, as I couldn't find any suitable engine pics) I see from the terribly ambiguous Revell instructions I've painted the wrong parts of my rocker covers black.  Which is a relief, as I gave up trying to neatly paint the raised lines, and just badly painted the raised lettering.  Will need to strip it and correct it.

 

No worries at all. The method I use for painting rocker covers like this after stripping the chrome off of them, I paint the black of course....but I don't paint the raised details. I use a Prismacolor silver lead pencil to drag across the raised details. Painting the raised details, at least for me, presents alot of opportunity for disaster. lol 

 

Here's the engine in my Maverick as an example:

 

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1 hour ago, HoolioPaulio said:

 

Thanks, and thanks to the engine image on your build thread (which I'm linking for my reference if you don't mind, as I couldn't find any suitable engine pics) I see from the terribly ambiguous Revell instructions I've painted the wrong parts of my rocker covers black.  Which is a relief, as I gave up trying to neatly paint the raised lines, and just badly painted the raised lettering.  Will need to strip it and correct it.

 

Did Monogram tool up new valve covers for the '66 Hertz kit or use the same ones that were in the '65 GT350?   If they're the '65 type (I suspect they are), you can just paint them as bare aluminium, as they were still used for early '66 production.  You could probably get away with that anyway, I doubt most people would know the difference.

 

Edit - see link below. If you scroll down a bit, it shows the early type with outline letters, and the later type with solid letters and more defined ribbing.

 

https://www.diyford.com/shelby-mustang-history-1966-gt350-softening-edges/

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We have a rolling chassis.  I decided against doing anything with the valve covers as I forgot they were already fitted so didn't want to risk making things worse.  Its getting a custom paint job so they are custom too :)

 

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Well that was the most nerve wracking part of the build so far, taking this

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And with a small drill and file turning it into this

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Not perfect, but they look better.  I wanted to just buy some resin ones and sand these off completely, but the only ones I could find (thanks to some elses thread in this GB but I can't remember who or find it again) are in the US.  Very well priced at $3 a set but $26 shipping to UK is unjustifiable unfortunately.

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You're braver than I am (or indeed plan to be) drilling out that door handle. But I don't think you can argue with the end result. I'm very impressed that you managed to drill through the handle so close to the body without making a mess of the door panel.

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