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Re: Ford GT90 Pursuit Car
« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2021, 03:54:58 am »
I had a good bout of spraying yesterday and the day before. This GT90 now looks like a US cop car in black and white.

I will need a steady hand tonight for painting the inside of the canopy. This is for the black frame work you can see here:
https://drivetribe.com/p/was-the-ford-gt90-better-than-the-UWyRq9WhTi2c_uNM-1gnPg?iid=F5QMREnzQXeImX1RrsHa1w

After that I just need to:
Paint up the grilles and the engine bay.
Attach the lights.
Stick on the Ford logo and other stickers.
Apply the Texas State Trooper decals.

If I don 't have masks for the clear parts I do the black on the inside with a permanent marker pen.  I find it easier to get a straight line with smooth curves that way than using a brush and paint.
Use a brand new marker with a pointed tip, not one of the chisel ones.
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Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

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Re: Ford GT90 Pursuit Car
« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2021, 04:00:14 am »
If I don 't have masks for the clear parts I do the black on the inside with a permanent marker pen.  I find it easier to get a straight line with smooth curves that way than using a brush and paint.
Use a brand new marker with a pointed tip, not one of the chisel ones.

That's a very good tip which I shall try one day soon. This canopy is smooth on the outside but the panel lines I will be painting are on the inside. They are both wide enough and deep enough that I feel safe to paint it black.

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Re: Ford GT90 Pursuit Car
« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2021, 05:23:58 am »
Those guys on Drivetribe aren't THAT biased towards the GT90 are they? But they seem to have overlooked the fact that it's plain UGLY compared to a McLaren F1.............
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Re: Ford GT90 Pursuit Car
« Reply #18 on: June 11, 2021, 02:01:44 pm »
Those guys on Drivetribe aren't THAT biased towards the GT90 are they? But they seem to have overlooked the fact that it's plain UGLY compared to a McLaren F1.............

To be honest I hadn't read it. I just look at the pretty pictures  ;D

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Re: Ford GT90 Pursuit Car
« Reply #19 on: June 13, 2021, 04:18:03 pm »
Cannonball Run 2000

Following from the success of The Cannonball Run and Cannonball Run II, Hollywood finally gave the green light to Hal Needham to make Cannonball 2000. Filmed in 1998 the movie was a moderate success in the box office but barely recouped its costs. Fans liked it, critics were unamazed.

One of the automotive stars was the Ford GT90 as driven by Luke Wilson and Ben Stiller. They played a pair of conmen who disguised themselves as Texas State Troopers and the car was painted to match.


Ford GT90 by Nick Pedley, on Flickr

Ford GT90 by Nick Pedley, on Flickr

Ford GT90 by Nick Pedley, on Flickr

Ford GT90 by Nick Pedley, on Flickr

Ford GT90 by Nick Pedley, on Flickr

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Re: Ford GT90 Pursuit Car
« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2021, 04:30:39 pm »
It's taken a little more work than I realised but I'm done! She looks far better in real life than under the glare of a lamp and a HD camera.

Technically it should have a light bar across the top but I argue that it would be aerodynamically unfriendly. Having the headlights flash blue like an unmarked car would is more like it.  ;)

The 25 year old AMT decals were rather hard to remove and had that typical layer of white snot underneath but they seem to have settled. The TwoBobs Texas sheet was a dream to work with, the decals just slid straight off onto the car.
The Texas state logo was awkward as it is not a regular shape and finding the right spot on the doors was tricky. I'm quite pleased that the Texas Highway Patrol part (which is a separate decal from the badge) fits neatly at the bottom of the door.
All I need now is a suitable license plate for the rear.

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Re: Ford GT90 Pursuit Car
« Reply #21 on: June 13, 2021, 06:27:03 pm »
Looks superb! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Ford GT90 Pursuit Car
« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2021, 06:39:59 pm »
Great job, Nick! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:



Unfortunately the actual car was an aesthetic crash after the GT40. :-\
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Re: Ford GT90 Pursuit Car
« Reply #23 on: June 14, 2021, 12:04:42 am »
Looks good Nick  :thumbsup:
Decals my @r$e!