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’50 Ford Convertible Mild Custom
Topic Started: Mar 27 2015, 04:15 PM (384 Views)
Bernard Kron
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’50 Ford Convertible Candy Cherry Mild Custom
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Another one from My Back Pages, in this case an AMT Shoebox convertible from about 4 years ago refreshed, refurbished and re-photographed about 2 years ago.

I’ve always liked the look of the ’50 Ford Shoebox’s grill with its massive chrome wraparound so mainly I just cleaned up the side trim some, shaved the trunk lid and doors and used the chopped windshield and a resin copy of the original kit Carson top.

The interior is pale gold and white tuck and roll made from styrene sheet with seats from the AMT ’53 Studebaker kit and a center console from the AMT ’49 Merc kit.

The chassis and Caddy V8 are from an unfinished build of the AMT ’49 Ford coupe I had started. The front is lowered about 3 scale inches with the kit’s standard alternate front axle position. I lowered the rear end the same amount using scratch built lowering blocks so that it would sit fairly flat. The white walls and Caddy hubcaps are from the Revell Merc kit, as are the lakes pipes.

Paint started with Duplicolor white primer followed by a Duplicolor Gold base coat and two coats of Duplicolor Cherry Red Metallic and then two coats of Krylon Crystal Clear gloss acrylic. The top is finished in Duplicolor Wimbledon White with a coat of Testors Dull Cote over the top.

Everything else is from the kit.

Thanx for lookin',
B.

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B) :))) jsm
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B) Beautiful Ford, it just screams 50's custom. Great job.
I build models because GOD allows me to and because I can't afford the real thing!!
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:))) fbr B)
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Beautiful. Love the Carson top! Nice touch...

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Thanx everyone. Still one of my faves on my shelf even if my skills have improved since then. Those Shoeboxes definitely have "The Look". Unfortunately the AMT '49-'50 Fords have been my nemesis for years. I've started at least 6 of them, but this convertible is the only one that ever made it to completion. I have one on my bench right now. I hope I finally find a way the beat The Curse...
Keep on buildin'
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