Dyno Don's 1970 Maverick-One Yr Project..Complete!!

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Dyno Don's 1970 Maverick-One Yr Project..Complete!!

Postby mustang1989 » Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:20 am

First....let me go into the actual car. I've been wanting to build a Maverick for a VERY long time but there aren't many kits to choose from. The best offering (and this isn't saying much) is the Jo-Han kit. I was fortunate to get mine from someone on another forum for the mere price of $50. These kits are running around 300+ bucks nowadays so 50 bones is a friggin' steal. Then there came the matter of subject. I was looking for a car to build....you know....a pattern. Nothing struck my fancy for the longest time until I found Dyno Don's car. Man....I was smitten! :shocked: Just an evil lookin' car! So .....I set out to build it.

The real deal:

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When I started this project one year ago almost to the day I just didn't realize what ride I was in for. This started life as a Jo-Han kit and I quickly found out that it would become much more on down the line. The only things used out of this kit were the body, base interior tub (which got modified at that) and the engine. The rest....went in the trash. The chassis is from AMT's 67 Mustang Fastback, interior is almost all aftermarket stuff to include the 27 piece shifter and the 25 piece seat belt harness. In fact so much scratch and up level detailing was done in the interior that I don't even know where to start. Total parts count for the interior alone is 125 pieces in all. Extensive mods were done to the chassis to get everything to "work" and although not accurate it allowed me to achieve the stance and overall look that I was after. Probably the BIGGEST hang up I had with this car was trying to figure out how to fabricate the shock tower/ inner fenderwells for it because I just couldn't get anything to work. After MANY hours in thought and experimentation I ended up fabbing them up from soda can aluminum. So, Fermis, if you're lookin' on.....thanks for the idea buddy. :bow:
Paint....I used Tamiya's Pure Red with a Testors Wet Look clear. Car decals were from a supplier on Ebay....forgot the vendor. :headslap: Wheels and tires are from the parts bin except for the rear wheels which I used from Revells 41 Willy's gasser kit. All lettering on the sidewalls of the tires are from Slixx decals. The engine has details from so many different suppliers that I forgot half of where I got everything from. LOTS of scratch work though. Cooling fans are from the Revell Rick Dobbertin Pontiac J2000 kit and again....were heavily modified to fit into this car. This was definitely a test of my abilities as a modeler to say the least but I learned ALOT from this build (as well as learned a few new curse words). There are inaccuracies that'll be noticed by anyone who knows anything about this car and a few liberties taken here and there in the name of adding interest to the car but I feel like it came out alright. I also left off the wheelie bars. I was going to scratchbuild a set but the longer I looked at it the more I thought that they would detract from the overall looks of the car. Any how.....I present here...the finished product.

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Re: Dyno Don's 1970 Maverick-One Yr Project..Complete!!

Postby KSaarni » Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:36 am

It is simply a masterpiece Joe !

Paintwork outstanding as well as the extensive decaling work!
Does look very real all in all-
The excellent engine was mentioned earlier, the diamond of the build.

And next, a P-51D Mustang perhaps ? :giggles:

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Re: Dyno Don's 1970 Maverick-One Yr Project..Complete!!

Postby mustang1989 » Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:38 am

Thanks so much Kari. I really appreciate you stopping in and commenting.

P-51...... :hmm: .....not quite.. Take a look: viewtopic.php?f=20&t=5191
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Re: Dyno Don's 1970 Maverick-One Yr Project..Complete!!

Postby KSaarni » Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:41 am

Yes, I know... It's a very cool project, Tamiyas Me262... buut I was just asking.. :whistle: :-D

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Re: Dyno Don's 1970 Maverick-One Yr Project..Complete!!

Postby mustang1989 » Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:42 am

LOL!! I hear ya. :wink: :giggles:
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Re: Dyno Don's 1970 Maverick-One Yr Project..Complete!!

Postby LyleW » Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:08 am

So, is the 2632 done yet?

That is one masterwork build. Words fail me. Man. Wow. Holy moly. bOING!
To make each build less crappy than the last one. Or, put another way, "Better than the last one, not as good as the next one!"..
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Re: Dyno Don's 1970 Maverick-One Yr Project..Complete!!

Postby BlackSheep214 » Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:09 am

A masterpiece I've enjoyed following from start to finish. Bravo, Joe!!!! :shoutout: :shoutout: :shoutout: :bow: :bow: :bow:
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Re: Dyno Don's 1970 Maverick-One Yr Project..Complete!!

Postby Stikpusher » Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:20 am

:shoutout: :shoutout: :shoutout:

Oh HELL YES!!! Frickin’ awesome finish!!!!
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Re: Dyno Don's 1970 Maverick-One Yr Project..Complete!!

Postby keavdog » Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:09 pm

Congratulations on finishing this massive project. So much to look at and so much great detail. Stance looks fantastic and that’s the first pic I saw with the hood on! I bet that goes on gently. I’m still fascinated by that shifter. I’ve seen these and that’s spot on. Beautiful job. :bow: :bow: :bow:
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Re: Dyno Don's 1970 Maverick-One Yr Project..Complete!!

Postby mustang1989 » Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:40 pm

LOL! No Lyle the 262 aint done yet. :bored: Thank you for the comments on this one pal. Thing dang near did me in as a modeler. :whiteflag:

I appreciate all of you guys encouragement here as well as in my build thread. It kept me spurred on to get this thing across the finish line.

Keavdog ...aka John. you know......I didn't think about it when I was posting pictures but you're right. There was only one photo with the hood on. I added another one from another angle in there. Thanks for the heads up on that.
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