As in a five window body that's been converted to a three window? The actual car only came as a five window. I've never seen it done in scale or on a real car. But, that means nothing. I sure haven't seen everything. Especially on traditional cars. No photos yet. Just want to check before I do a build thread.
As Bernard has shown, it’s been done. But even if there wasn’t precedent, I don’t see why not as long as parts are used that fit TRAK requirements. And as you said, you haven’t seen everything as neither have any of us! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!
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As Bernard has shown, it’s been done. But even if there wasn’t precedent, I don’t see why not as long as parts are used that fit TRAK requirements.
The "It was probably done. But, it wasn't done enough to be considered traditional." is what I'm wondering about. That's why I'm checking before I start a thread. What I've done is a lot more involved than covering the quarter windows.
Bring it on. I just checked the guidelines and they say "...'traditional styled' hot rods and kustoms in scale. This means that each model is built with the styling of the 1940s-1969" and "Traditional styled pre-1970 rod (1969 and older) , kustom (concepts are acceptable) , vintage drags and salt flat cars ONLY! (some pre 40's dirt trackers and other racers are acceptable)."
To me, that means anything that could have been built using parts, paints and techniques of the time.
Filled-in windows have been around "forever" so a 5w to 3w is perfectly fine for me.
Gee, I see that I'm kind of stretching things on my two on-the-daggumb-bench builds... Uh oh.
Post by Bernard Kron on Mar 7, 2019 0:35:46 GMT -5
The other well known traditional custom with filled in quarter windows is the Bob Creasman '40 Ford, first chopped in 1943 with fade aways added in the early '50's by Barris. This photo is from a 1953 issue of Hop Up:
Additional precedent if you need it (courtesy of Rik Hoving):
Also courtesy of Rik Hoving, the LeRoy Semas '37 Chevy coupe with rear quarters filled and so much more done by Harry Westergard in the late '40's:
This is a good spot to drop a quick note or ask for help. If you are in a bad mood, this isn't the right spot to drop feelings. Thanks for understanding!
RodBurNeR: omg condensing years of model supply, tools and paints into one three drawer cabinet is tough! just the common use stuff, rest will be in boxes in a closet unless needed. this is rough lol
Sept 28, 2020 23:30:46 GMT -5
krassandbernie: At least you are finally able to do something model related! LOL!
Sept 30, 2020 10:37:45 GMT -5
RodBurNeR: hah! yeah but where to begin? just trying to see what i have and what i need to start. not sure what to work on, just something simple i guess. painting is gonna have to be outside. been there done that
Sept 30, 2020 11:35:26 GMT -5
RodBurNeR: i think i have all the stuff from storage, been putting it away and sorting. the amount of parts is overwhelming lol oh and the unfinished projects too!
Oct 9, 2020 9:35:12 GMT -5
krassandbernie: Do you guys even check the 'recent threads' or 'recent posts' buttons down at the bottom of the main page?
Jan 5, 2021 15:42:37 GMT -5
Mark Moore: I just tend to click on the sections with a new post myself.
Jan 5, 2021 18:26:23 GMT -5
krassandbernie: There was notifications in the 'Resin' section to indicate a new post(s); but no one has seen the several latest posts I made there.
Jan 5, 2021 18:33:56 GMT -5
krassandbernie: You guys missing the other posts I've made in the 'resin' section? I see a couple of you have spotted the Fordor sedan builds by customers I posted; but missed the others.
Jan 6, 2021 13:48:16 GMT -5
RodBurNeR: I check recent posts
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superflekmoonbird: Thanks Paul...they look good. Air temp may be part of it...for comparison some rattle cans (Tamiya) mention 50 degree F and above, Testors Lacquer says 70 degrees..
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