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Cougar model

Post by 69XRRR7 » 03 Dec 2017, 18:29

Hi,
I have been on Ebay and bought one of the AMT 69 Cougar models. My Cougar is not an Eliminator, but is an XR7. I made putting this model together my winter project. I enjoyed putting car models together as a kid and am sure I will do a much better job on this one now that I am a tad older! I haven't done much with it yet, and it has already cost me quite a bit with getting supplies and such. Just like the real Cougar out in the garage! Has anyone else put together a model of their Cougar? I will probably get one or two more Cougar models and see what I can come up with.

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Re: Cougar model

Post by 69XRRR7 » 03 Dec 2017, 18:35

seems I am having an issue with trying to post a pic.

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Re: Cougar model

Post by 69XRRR7 » 03 Dec 2017, 18:47

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Did this work?
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Re: Cougar model

Post by 68PUMA » 03 Dec 2017, 19:10

69XRRR7 wrote:
03 Dec 2017, 18:47
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Did this work?
Yes, I have the same one, but not together.
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Post by DieselD » 03 Dec 2017, 20:02

I did a lot of models as a teenager, got quite detailed with plug wires, hood pins/wires, foil trim out all the chrome, Drilled wheels to look more realistic etc. Been waiting to get back into it but not much time to do so and I think most of my supplies are out dated and need replaced. I still have a cougar model to build too
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1968 Standard, 302 2v, 3 speed.

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Post by DieselD » 03 Dec 2017, 20:03

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1968 Standard, 302 2v, 3 speed.

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Post by leonbray » 03 Dec 2017, 22:33

I've built two - not difficult.

If I remember the hardest thing was getting modifying distribtor for the plug wires, making fuel lines and adapting wheels for minilites

Just finished a Bellet GTR, have a custom VW in progress (pillarless, frenched headlights, custom interior, etc) and about to start an Aoshima Pagani Huayra. I should do another Cougar after the Pagani

Models are therapy from that blasted 428

BTW - Tamiya TS16 yellow spray paint is a real PITA to use. It is like water and you need an undercoat. Camel yellow TS34 is a lot easier to get coverage but is closer to 69 competition yellow
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Post by Steve68Cougar » 04 Dec 2017, 19:02

Here's my model:

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I paid way too much for it almost 20 years ago, but I thought it might be the only chance I'd get to have one. It still has all of the pieces, most of which are still attached to the sprues. I put together a lot of models as a kid, but I doubt I'll end up putting this one together. Hopefully they'll come out with a new version sometime.
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Post by 69XRRR7 » 04 Dec 2017, 19:57

I am hoping to get into it like I did when I was younger. I look forward to it being therapeutical too. So much more to do with models these days too. It will be fun.
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Re: Cougar model

Post by Dennis Pierachini » 08 Dec 2017, 14:53

About 20 years ago, I located an original '68 XR-7 kit at a toy show, and built it to match my car. Still have it and display it once in a while.

When I was younger, I probably built more than 200 models, up into my mid-20s. I also have a collection of about 180 dealer promos, mostly FoMoCo products, that I've been collecting since the '80s. I rotate the display of those too, on a shelf.

I really like the 1/25th scale!
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