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Mustang Triplet Project – DONE

July 26, 2011

by Iggy Perez

My brother came over to visit to work on Modeljunkyard. We have just finished our projects, mine was the Mustangs.

The idea behind this project was to build one brand new Mustang, one used (slightly weathered) and one junker (heavily weathered).

All three Mustangs together

The first Mustang above is the junker (I guess you noticed). One special feature is the convertible roof structure, with no fabric on it. I scratch built it with styrene stripes.

Triplet Mustang Project - used Mustang (mild weathered)The used Mustang has a road trip behind it, with a dirty windshield. The entire front is weathered too, as if the car had gotten into some rainy trip.

Triplet Mustang Project - Brand new MustangThe brand new Mustang is, well “brand new” looking. No major things to mention here. I applied several paint coats on this one, sanding with 1000 / 1500 sanding papers, etc.

Triplet Mustang Project - Junker Mustang (heavily weathered)

I tried some new things with the paint here. For instance, the cracked paint (I talked about it in this older post) was surely one thing. I also made the paint look a bit “whiter” on the top, as if was damaged by the sun. The entire car is weathered as if it had been collecting dust for a while now.

 

 

 

florent August 1, 2011 at 11:52 pm

This Mustang convertible with the roof raillings is an amazing idea.
The other one with the top up is also very nice.
Thumb up!!!!

Christopher August 2, 2011 at 4:55 am

Gorgeous work Iggy! I love the convertible top bows.

Iggy August 2, 2011 at 6:01 pm

Thx guys for the comments! I’m glad you like this project!

james August 3, 2011 at 4:45 am

This is great. The details on the junker is fantastic.
A follow-up theme suggestion…how about a diorama of a mini-junkyard in which one car is being restored from parts of other similar makes in various states of disrepair?

Overtake January 15, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Fenomenal work with the Mustangs!!
Its really a great lesson, you could make a book with this idea, including engine and lowers weathering. And maybe some variations for the used car, it can be like you made, a car that took some sun damage, or with mud, or wet, or maybe crashed.

Seb January 21, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Thank you for the feedback and for the idea. Yeas, we have lots of ideas for many books, and that’s a good one too. Thanks!

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