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Discussion in '2nd Generation' started by Black Gold 380R, Apr 22, 2019.

  1. Black Gold 380R

    Black Gold 380R Multiple SVT Collector Established Member

    Feb 28, 2008
    El Paso, TX
    Hello Everyone,

    For those who don't know me my name is Glenn and I have been building 03/04 Cobra diecast for the guys in the Terminator section for almost 2 years now.

    Link for those who may be interested to see some of my Cobra builds:


    Recently an SVTP member contacted me and asked me if I would build a Lightning for him. I had only done Cobra's up to that point and decided to look into it and see what I could do.

    Well, after a few months of research and looking into the diecasts available and decals/emblems needed I decided to give it a try.

    I ended up starting with a Maisto Lightning diecast (Note: Maisto is my preferred brand as they come apart without breaking parts easily). I completely disassembled it and began the build process. I stripped it down to bare metal and then gave it a base coat of primer. Then I applied a primer sealer and wet sanded it with 2000 grit.

    Then I applied a base coat of automotive paint code SN (Sonic Blue). I then placed the Lightning fender emblems, SVT and Ford tailgate emblems on the truck. I then clear coated the truck with house of Kolor clear coat.

    I finally cut and buffed the truck using 2000 and 3000 grit and polished it with the 3M three step polishing system.

    Here are the results:

    Here is what I started with:
    Lightning 18.JPG

    Here it is in Primer/Sealer:
    Lightning 05.JPG

    Lightning 06.JPG

    Here it is in Base Coat SB:
    Lightning 01.JPG

    Lightning 02.JPG

    Lightning 04.JPG

    Here is the finished Product:
    Lightning 17.JPG

    Lightning 13.JPG

    Lightning 16.JPG

    Note if you're interested in having a Lightning built in a color that might not be available from Maisto (i.e. True Blue, Oxford White, Sonic Blue, Dark Shadow Grey, etc. or you would like a color it never came in i.e. Mystichrome or Competition Orange) please shoot me a PM to work out the details.
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2019
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  2. got_h8rs?

    got_h8rs? Member Established Member

    Apr 22, 2009
    very cool!
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  3. Black Gold 380R

    Black Gold 380R Multiple SVT Collector Established Member

    Feb 28, 2008
    El Paso, TX
    Hello All,

    I was asked to build another Lightning, so I just wanted to share...……

    Owner wanted aluminum wheels and a bed cover.

    Original truck.

    Build process....





    Completed Truck. I will be painting the side mirrors per the owners request. 20191229_154852_resized.jpg


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