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I like these cars and have all of them, but the chrome wheels have always bugged me for being too toy-like.

Anyway, today I was surfing for info on the 1968 Shelby 2000GT (its coming to Goodwood Festival of Speed - any English info gratefully received, by the way)....



...and found a site with both these images. Note how the Mustang's wheels are not only not chrome, but actually two tones of grey/gun metal.


Time to raid the old Tamiya paint box...

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They look to me like something our friend BWA could/does manufacture.

I recently concluded that it was the too shiney nature of the chrome bits on the Scaley GT-40 that put me off the look of that model.

I have to say, well I don't have to but I will, I think the 'white model' concept is one of the better ideas Hornby have come up with in recent times - not that I have the wit or time to do a repaint of any of them - but they do seem like a good move for the hobbyists.
 

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For plain coloured models, don't forget the Fly Racing Series which are all one colour or even flourescent!

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Correct me if I'm wrong Aaron, but isn't the plastic used on the FLY Racers unsuitable for paint? Apart from the luminous Capri. Painting that defeats the object rather.

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To be honest Mark, I have not tried painting one so it had not occured to me. Something else for me to try........

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We await your results Aaron
Mind you, even if the shells do not take to paint kindly, they should allow decals to be stuck on; just pick the appropriate colour shell and sponsor away!

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