2008 MUSTANG SHELBY GT 500 KR 1:18

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2008 MUSTANG SHELBY GT 500 KR 1:18

Post by Kn1ghtboy » Wed Nov 25, 2009 3:35 pm

I've got a question to ask!
I'm wanting to make a Knight Rider mustang for my nephew. He likes the Mustang KITT. I've bid on a 1:18 scale version of the GT500 KR on eBay. Where can I get a scanner LED for the mustang in this scale?

Any ideas or help will be appreciated. I thought about doin' one for myself! But got plans for a 1:1 scale version instead!

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Re: 2008 MUSTANG SHELBY GT 500 KR 1:18

Post by KITTvsKARR1995 » Fri Nov 27, 2009 10:27 am

Search eBay or so. There's this german guy who has made KITT, KARR, and KI3T 1:18 with working scanners and all that.
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Post by KITTvsKARR1995 » Fri Nov 27, 2009 10:44 am

Or, though im not sure the scanners will work: http://www.idcow.com/dc2038.html
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Re: 2008 MUSTANG SHELBY GT 500 KR 1:18

Post by Kn1ghtboy » Fri Nov 27, 2009 7:30 pm

I've already bought the car, just need a scanner.

I've checked eBay & got a scanner that has a timer relay & different chasers. Once I get it, I'll see if it's the right kind & if so, I'll install it.

I'm still on the look out for a good scanner for the new KI3T.


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Re: 2008 MUSTANG SHELBY GT 500 KR 1:18

Post by brumiedave1979 » Sat Nov 28, 2009 5:33 am

there is a guy on ebay that does the scanner and it is quite cheap here is the link
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/8-LED-Knight-Ride ... 35a4f64cef
and he also does them in different colours aswell if anyone wanted to do a karr version

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Re: 2008 MUSTANG SHELBY GT 500 KR 1:18

Post by krrdr2010 » Sat Nov 28, 2009 1:47 pm

I wonder how much it costs. If you are really good with modeling paint, maybe you could paint that area orange. This is another reason why a Toy company should do KR Legacy/ :kitt: :dash:

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Re: 2008 MUSTANG SHELBY GT 500 KR 1:18

Post by Kn1ghtboy » Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:43 pm

I got on eBay & bought the LED chaser. I'll see what's instore when it arrives. My other question is..how do I make the scanner holes for the LED's? I'd really like this to turn out pretty good if possible. Any help is very much appreciated. I've done several prop replica (TREK fan here too), sanding, drilling, priming, & painting is not that much of a problem. Just need to know what direction to take in making the holes for the scanner. I don't want to make it look like well you know... :wink: :!:


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Re: 2008 MUSTANG SHELBY GT 500 KR 1:18

Post by taoworm2323 » Sat Dec 05, 2009 5:14 am

Hey Larry, I had some pretty good results from a dremel tool with a cutting 'blade'.
You just have to have a REAL steady hand.
And cover your eyes because metal shavings went every where when I tried it. :lol:
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Re: 2008 MUSTANG SHELBY GT 500 KR 1:18

Post by Kn1ghtboy » Sat Dec 05, 2009 4:29 pm

Thanks for the tip Tao!

I'm going to start on it sometime next week after finals are over!


I'll be careful with the dremel :) :good:

(Now, where did I put those Data/Picard eyeglasses off the Argo buggy???)

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Re: 2008 MUSTANG SHELBY GT 500 KR 1:18

Post by Kn1ghtboy » Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:53 am

I finished KITT yesterday evening. I got bored studying so I took a 2 hour study break. I've taken a few video shots with my iPhone. I'll post them here asap.

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Re: 2008 MUSTANG SHELBY GT 500 KR 1:18

Post by Kn1ghtboy » Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:54 pm

Here's a couple of videos I uploaded of my project. I haven't decided on what path to take just yet. I'm thinking about making the LED's flash a bit faster or have a trail effect. I've got to play around with it a bit more.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2NYTr40t6I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxMbWdGZnTY


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Re: 2008 MUSTANG SHELBY GT 500 KR 1:18

Post by AZKNIGHT » Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:12 pm

Very cool! Let me know when you've got it all finished and send me your address so I can send mine to you for modification! haha :lol:
Long live Knight Rider! Check out my conversion in progress at [url]http://www.azknightindustries.com[/url].

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Re: 2008 MUSTANG SHELBY GT 500 KR 1:18

Post by brumiedave1979 » Fri Dec 11, 2009 3:19 am

looking good can you still close the bonnet properly

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Re: 2008 MUSTANG SHELBY GT 500 KR 1:18

Post by Kn1ghtboy » Fri Dec 11, 2009 2:00 pm

I've got to do some more modifications. Remove parts of the engine so the the hood can close properly. I've decided to make another one after Christmas. I might make it a KARR version. I had to play around with the vent opens after drilling the metal out. I couldn't think of a way to fuse the lights to make it look like KITT's scanner. I finally figured it out & well voila! :) I used drafting paper (velum) to make the lights look alright. I've done that before with some TREK props & it never crossed my mind.

I'm trying to make a soundboard with KITT's scanner from the commercial for the KR08 season. I'll see how it turns out. But I'll probably stick with the one I have already.

I just hope my nephew enjoys it like I have!!

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Re: 2008 MUSTANG SHELBY GT 500 KR 1:18

Post by KI4T » Sat Dec 26, 2009 10:12 am

:-| this is so..... AWESOME, just remove that SHELBY thing before the scanners and the exterior is perfect!
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Re: 2008 MUSTANG SHELBY GT 500 KR 1:18

Post by Aydann. » Thu Dec 31, 2009 7:40 am

Haha, I thought you where making him a Real Knight Rider! Then I seen the link of the little Toy one :P
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