1967 Mustang tooling model for 1:18

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Although this looks like a black-and-white photo, it’s in color. Before a die-cast model is made, we hand make one from plastic resin that is 1-1/2 times larger than the finished car. This tooling model serves two purposes: 1) it lets the tooling people know that all of the parts will fit together the way it was planned, and 2) we submit it to the licensor (Ford, in this case) so they can be assured that it looks accurate before we make the steel tooling for the production models. It may look a little strange to see the chrome, windows and tires in primer color but the purpose of this model is show the shapes and the way that they fit together, not colors. Plain cylinders represent the wheels and tires — CAD drawings are sufficient for these so it isn’t cost-effective to make a model of them.

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Here’s the pre-production sample. You can see a slim area where the paint didn’t cover below the bumper ahead of the front wheels. That was fixed on the production models that are just arriving in stores now. In addition to the Highland Green Metallic color shown, it’s also available in Candy Apple Red. The SKU is 31166.

24 thoughts on “1967 Mustang tooling model for 1:18

  1. THIS MUSTANG LOOKS GREAT, AND ITS GREAT WHEN YOU GUYS DO IT, BECAUSE MOST COLLECTABLE MUSTANGS DONT HAVE OPENIING TRUNKS, OR SUSPENSION… IT WOULD BE GREAT TO SEE A GT 500 VERSION OF THIS, AS A PREMIER EDITION… AS WELL AS THE 2010 MUSTANG GT IN A COUPE STYLE AND GT 500 WOULD BE AWESOME IF YOU GUYS COULD MAKE IT… KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK

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  3. I AM ALSO A CAR BUFF AND I HAVE BEEN CREATING A NEW “LOW ROD” FROM ONE OF YOUR 1:18TH SCALE R/C LOW RIDER IMPALAS INTO A SHOW STOPPER MODEL CAR. I HAVE FINISHED IT AND WOULD LIKE TO SHOW YOU WHAT I HAVE CREATED. EMAIL ME AND I WILL SHOW YOU WHAT I HAVE CREATED. IT’S NOW IN 1/16TH SCALE COMPLETELY SCRACHT BUILT AND I HAVE PUT ABOUT 3700 HOURS INTO THE PROJECT. YOU CAN SEE THE QUALITY OF CRAFTMANSHIP THAT WENT INTO IT. IT HAS BEEN FEATURED IN A FEW MAGAZINES AND I WOULD LOVE TO SHOW IT TO YOUR COMPANY.MR1/16TH

    • We’ll be looking forward to seeing photos.

      Added later on Aug. 26: Santiago sent photos of his fantastic large-scale ’63 Impala. Unfortunately, he started with a competitors model so we can’t show photos here. Still, it is such an outstanding model, you can see it at http://www.modelcarsmag.com/NNLEast09/index25.htm

      For a gallery of photos showing the parts he modified and scratchbuilt go here:
      http://www.largescalemodeler.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=500&page=2&ppuser=228
      Click on pages 3 and 4 to see more parts.

      Comment added on Aug. 28: Santiago is working on modifying the MaistoTech 1:16 1964 Chevrolet C-10 pickup R/C. You can follow along on this website: http://z8.invisionfree.com/SOCALINOVATIONS/index.php?showtopic=52

      • Thanks to Santiago I found this blog! So thanks for that homie!
        My name is Jevries I live in the Netherlands and I’m known for creating working lowrider model cars.
        When I was at the Toy building in NY, I think it was 2006, I went to the Maisto presentation room and was blown away by the 1/12 RC ’64 Impala. Never before did I see such good detail in a 1/12 RC ride and as soon as it came out I ordered one and start customising it.
        It underwent lot’s of surgery and alterations and now it’s one of the tightest RC lowrider cars out there with features like three wheel motion, side to side and back bumper hitting hopping action.
        I showed this ride at the lowrider show in Vegas 2 years ago and also at the lowrider shows in Osaka and Tokyo earlier this year and the crowd loved it!
        I created a video of the model which you can check out on Youtube filed under Jevries in Japan and also have a bunch of pictures on the creation of this Maisto ’64 Impala model. Let me know if you would like to post these pictures and I will send it to you.
        Thanks for the great products and keep it up!!

        Note from charlesmaisto: be sure to see the blog post on Javries’ amazing ’64 at https://maisto.wordpress.com/2009/08/28/jevries-112-rc-64-impala/

        Jevries.

  4. Great looking Mustang. Thanks for the article, very informative. Would love to know what stores will carry them in Eastern Quebec, Canada in the Riviere-du-Loup, Rimouski area, if possible. Or even near Edmundston, New Brunswick. This is a definite must have for me.
    Thanks
    Frank

    • They should be in stores now. If not, your store can order them from Maisto. We’ll make as many as we have orders for — it’s not a limited quantity model.

    • Sorry, I can’t say. For business reasons, our sales department doesn’t release information about our customers’ (retailers’) ordering information.

  5. I want to know why maisto don’t make any trucks like 90’s models of chevy trucks(suburban,c1500,duallies,tahoes,etc.)?Or cadillacs, caprices, you know like cars and trucks that everyday people REALLY drive? what about accessory kits for 1/18 cars and trucks like rims and motors? Just questions that need answers. Thanks.

    • Thanks for writing, TBK1. While we don’t discuss why we make or don’t make particular styles, I can say that our box size is fixed. Vehicles that are large in real life would be too large to fit in our box at 1:18 scale. When our parent company purchased Bburago, we moved their “1:18” Ford SVT F-150 Lightning pickup to the Maisto line — however, it is actually 1:21 scale (and that’s as a regular cab short box). We used to make a 2000 and 2002 Cadillac DTS in 1:18 but it not currently in our catalog.

      • I understand but why not make models that people really want? I have the DTS and the Lighting too. But i’m talking about, let me see how i can put this without seeming pushy. i’m a collector of 1/18 scale models(of all kinds) who look for the model companies to really use the ideal of people who love all types of cars and trucks. Here’s the problem, most companies only mass produce what they think we like but not what we want. Some produce only whats popular at the moment but not what the real collector wants. Some have collections that will never be finished due to never having that 1 car or truck to complete them. Its not the mass we want, its the dream to say “i got that one”. That one piece that means alot to a collector who have dreamed to have that one car or truck in life or atleast a relic of what they can purposely say its their own. Just my mind speaking out loud.

      • TBK1, you make an excellent point. We’re always open to suggestions. Please go to http://www.maisto.com/contact.asp, choose “customer service” on the department box and let us know. We keep a list of vehicles that are requested and review them when choosing new subjects.

  6. charlesmaisto you kinda anwsered my question al well on the whole SUV and truck as a 1:18 scale. i own a hummer H3T and i realised that it was 1:28 scale in stead of the 1:24scale and know i understande why because there are to big to fit into the box thanks

    • John, thanks for your understanding. We try to limit the number of larger vehicles — the retailers just won’t go for a larger box because fewer of them will fit on the store shelf. So, we’ve got to live with it. As a model builder, I favor having a constant scale but it’s beyond my control.

  7. Can you guys please make the 2009 Corvette ZR1 1:18 scale model car??? I would really appriciate it if you guys made this model car!!!

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