Post by Bernard Kron on Dec 17, 2019 11:56:24 GMT -5
Really exceptional in so many ways. Before mentioning any details first a recognition of the overall styling and proportions. Not all kustoms done in this style from this period, in scale or otherwise, look better as a result of the re-styling. This is a sleek, handsome, graceful machine, much of which is drastically changed from its source, and for all that, looks the better for it. Bravo! As for the details, I'm particularly struck by how the "pontoon" rear fenders completely change the look and lines of this ex-Shoebox. The inset continental kit works great with the fender extensions and tail light treatment. Other highlights worth noting are the uphulstery work and the crisply trimmed carson top. Big thumbzupz!
This is absolutely gorgeous, Gary! So tastefully done from front to back. Perfect stance and proportions. That color scheme was a risky choice but it works beautifully. Love the interior treatment. Love everything about it!!!
Ingeniously conceived, immaculately executed. Bravo! The pontoon fenders are a revelation. It's like the best of Ford and Chev/Olds all in one package. The '49 Ford can be a bit of a fatty, and this treatment gives it some real grace! As Dennis mentioned, the color combo is a bold choice that paid off.
It's taking all my willpower to resist chopping up the one '49 kit I have in my stash. I' love to have something like this on my shelf Thanks for sharing, and all the WIP pics too!
Wow! This looks fantastic. We've seen lots of these Shoebox Fords customized, but this is definitely one of the best versions in a long time. Like others have said, the proportions and the overall look are just right. I really like the new rear fender design, it completely changes the look of this body style. Excellent color choice as well...Really nicely done Ford!
I just went back and read the full build thread again. I had sort of forgotten all the work you put into the interior, so kudos, it turned out beautifully! I also hadn't remembered just how many times I got my 2 cents in. Lol. Well, I sure love the results
Post by krassandbernie on Dec 18, 2019 22:27:53 GMT -5
I am blown away as usual Gary! It does give me a good feeling knowing that an old used kit that left my hands was turned into a gorgeous piece of art (as they all should be!)! I really like this one a lot!!!!!
spex84: Glad to ear it, Bob! I'm doin' OK too. Just not spending much time at the bench these days.
Aug 28, 2020 12:19:04 GMT -5
Dennis: Man, these last couple of weeks are the deadest I've ever seen this place. Sad...
Aug 30, 2020 0:05:36 GMT -5
mrmetallic: Dude, i'm struggling to get anything going on my bench
Sept 2, 2020 7:04:01 GMT -5
krassandbernie: I'm surprised that only one or two members even noticed the new posts I made in the 'resin' section......and now crickets!
Sept 10, 2020 10:21:15 GMT -5
RodBurNeR: well i may not have anywhere to build...but i might just build at the kitchen table like the old days. will see how things go with my life and this winter.
Sept 19, 2020 17:34:41 GMT -5
krassandbernie: You'd be getting more done than I have in the past year or two if you do build on the kitchen table! LOL!
Sept 21, 2020 21:13:04 GMT -5
EchoBravoSierra: I'm struggling to settle on something to build too. My "working on a model" time has been pulling a box out, digging in it, putting it back up, wash, rinse, repeat.
Sept 23, 2020 13:56:05 GMT -5