OBG, yes, oldie but goodie. I should call it an(other) oldie but finished. I almost finished it in 1985 or so, but for some reason just didn't do the final assembly. The reason I didn't finish it back then is probably because of the crappy paint job. But since I had painted the chrome trim and added the front and rear shiny stuff, there was no way I could fix up the mismatched paint. The location of the dash was a real problem when I was trying to put it together. How were we, or should I say how was I supposed to put it in the right place? I just guessed (a little bit wrong I might add-it's kinda lower than it should be) and stuck it on. I put the doors in place with a rubber band and glued the door hinge retainers in. I polished the windshield and glued it in place, then the rear window, fudged around (a lot!) and got the interior glued in place. Then with some more fudging, I glued the chassis where it belonged. Obviously the AMT 57 Chevy kit was the source for some of the parts, but the rear quarter panels are still 56 Ford. Under the paint is the Ford fender that was smoothed, and the Chevy-like wheel opening was created. The filled top was probably my first attempt at a Carson style top. Anyway, I just finished it this month and it is on my shelf now. I truly mean it, thanks very much for looking. Gary Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki
I've been building custom models since the 50's. Does that make me experienced, or just old? I'm old! Gary Hatstat
Beautifully done. I love the front and rear treatments, and that deep candy paint job. Nice door gaps, by the way! The Carson-style top is convincing too.
I was just looking at my own stalled '56 project the other day, wondering if perhaps the AMT '57 Chevy could furnish some custom parts to help me wrap up the back end of the car...I'm thinking of shaving the fins entirely.
If you look up "kustom" in the dictionary, then you've already looked through more books than I did all of last year. But under the definition would be a notation saying "See lo51merc's '56 Ford Custom". Great job.
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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
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krassandbernie: At least you are finally able to do something model related! LOL!
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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!
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krassandbernie: Do you guys even check the 'recent threads' or 'recent posts' buttons down at the bottom of the main page?
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Mark Moore: I just tend to click on the sections with a new post myself.
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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.
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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.
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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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