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De Tomaso Pantera GTS
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Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 03:04 PM UTC
I started Fujimi's Pantera a few month back. Just primed and painted a few items,in the late autumn, so I would have something to assemble during the winter.

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Body primed.
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Bottom of car done.
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Interior done.
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It's a curbside model and the bottom is somewhat simple. Not a big part count model, but what you get is of top quality.
Will start to paint the body, as soon as we get a little bit of spring, which, at the moment, seem to be a long way away
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Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 01:55 AM UTC
So far so good, Jesper!

I always liked the looks this car has. Another great addition to your collection.

Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 02:29 AM UTC
Are you going Out Of Box build with this one?







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Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 03:38 AM UTC
Looking good so far. Classic car, love it!

Cheers, D
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Posted: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 10:29 AM UTC
Got ssome paint on the Pantera. A little touching up needed here and there, but all in all, I'm quite pleased.
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Posted: Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 01:58 AM UTC
Jesper, you have every reason to be pleased. It does look good!

Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 05:38 PM UTC
Thanks Gabriel.
Will have another update soon.
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Posted: Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 06:06 AM UTC
Jesper,
Another build I just got caught up on. As Big D said, it's a classic for sure.

Nicely done gloss paint job. Are you using a rattle can, or an Air Brush? Do you rub out the paint after it cures or use a clear coat and then rub & polish?

Joel
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Posted: Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 05:55 PM UTC
Joel: It's rattle can paint. I usually give my models a clearcoat, but not this time. No polishing yet. Will soon give it a little bit of polishing and wax.
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Posted: Thursday, September 06, 2018 - 09:18 PM UTC
A wee update. Painted the last, of the black details on the body. Gave the body a light polish and a bit of wax.
The turn signals have been painted and glued in, but are so deeply set, they can barely be seen.
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Posted: Friday, September 07, 2018 - 05:24 PM UTC
Looks great!
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Posted: Saturday, September 08, 2018 - 05:36 AM UTC
Very nice job.

Jim
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Posted: Sunday, September 09, 2018 - 05:13 PM UTC
Thank you Calvin and James.

I think it will be done later, this week.
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Posted: Monday, September 10, 2018 - 08:49 AM UTC
I see them! I see the turn signals!

Well done, Jesper! the contrast between paints looks really cool.

Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Monday, September 10, 2018 - 10:01 PM UTC
Gabriel: I'm glad you can see them
I contemplate painting the backside, of the turn signals silver. At the moment it's clear yellow on clear plastic. When the body is fully assembled, they will look even darker. I'm hoping the silver background will lighten things a bit.
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 01:49 AM UTC
Jesper,
The finished paint job looks great with a really nice shine to it. Like Gabriel said, the turn signals do indeed show up very clearly in your pictures.

Joel
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 10:32 PM UTC
Always love a good car build!

Following with interest Jesper!
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Posted: Monday, September 17, 2018 - 12:39 AM UTC
Joel and Russell, thanks for looking in. Hope to have the car finished in a few days.
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Posted: Monday, September 17, 2018 - 04:29 AM UTC

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Joel and Russell, thanks for looking in. Hope to have the car finished in a few days.



Jesper,
Looking forward to seeing it as well.
Joel
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Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 08:44 PM UTC
Done.

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Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 12:56 AM UTC
Jesper,
Just an outstanding build. With cars, my way of thinking is that the finish is like 70% or better of the overall presentation. And your finish is dead on perfect.

The paint looks flawless and perfectly polished and waxed. Could you please post your painting & finishing steps. I'm curious to find out how you achieved that level.

Joel
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Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 03:24 AM UTC
Flot, Jesper!!!!😉 (Great, Jesper!)
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Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 04:30 AM UTC
I once bought a motorized kit of a De Tomaso Mangusta in 1/12 scale - Bandai, perhaps?
I wonder what became of it.......😞
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Posted: Friday, September 28, 2018 - 12:17 AM UTC
Amazing finish Jesper!

Looks like the real thing!