is a Revell 1989 SC Super
Coupe Thunderbird kit.
basically stock, except that I made a convertible out of
it and added a rear deck wing. I believe the wing may have
been from a 1982-1992 Firebird (?).
kit had the 3.8 V6, though some of the Revell Cougar and
Thunderbird kits did have a 5.0 V8 I believe. The wheels
are stock, and came with the kit. In case you're not aware,
the Super Coupe's V6 was supercharged directly from Ford.
The car is painted a Testors metallic blue over a silver
base. I cut a piece out of flat plastic stock and molded
it into where the back seat would meet the deck lid. The
roof I cut off, and left the front windshield visors, which
look great. I'm glad Revell included those.
I did the back deck lid, I used Squadron
Green Putty. I liked this putty at the time, because
it bonded very well with plastic. It seemed like it had
actual model glue incorporated into it.
thing about it was that it was rock hard once dry. I also
found out after a few months of finishing the model that
the putty began to soften up or shrink bad. This caused
the deck lid to sag, and become concave a small bit.
don't use the putty anymore, and for a while I switched
to Dr Microtools putty, which was fantastic. But now that
seems to be off the market as well. I found Testors orange
putty to be similar to Dr Microtools, but then I switched
to Tamiya White Putty.
this Ford Thunderbird is just an imaginary car that Ford
never built. But I think it would have been a good idea.
is a picture of a Thunderbird Pace car at the Talledega
Speedway in Georgia.