Shelby Cobra Jagermeister Racing
February 2, 2016 in Cars & Motorcycles
Here’s a quick build before I go away back to work for the remainder of the month.
Apologies again for defacing another classic. The kit was originally the Fujimi 1/24 of the Shelby 427 S/C Cobra. I threw the instruction book away and went for the modern kit car replica approach here with this one, and painted it in the classic Jagermeister racing colours. I’ve also replaced a lot of the chrome work with matt black and stripped away the passenger seat and windscreen.
The kit itself went together ok. The engine block was tricky to get into the chassis mind and the manifold pipes don’t line up with the exhaust pipes on one side. That very well may be my fault mind, but at least it’s not visible under the shell. The main flaw in the kit though for me is the ride hight. Exactly the same problem as the last Fujimi kit I built, the ride hight is way too high and would bounce all over in real life. It was still a fun build but I might just play it safe with the Tamiya kits from now.
Thanks for looking.
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