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Primered Customized '49 Ford Coupe
Topic Started: May 6 2015, 08:31 PM (616 Views)
Bernard Kron
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Slammed Customized '49 Ford Coupe in Gray Primer

So this is what's been occupying my bench for the past couple of months. Not a race car so I didn't do a W.I.P. here.

I started this project intending it for the primer CBP on another board but kept thinking I might go for a glossy paint job. In the end it told me to stay in primer, so here it is. AMT '49 Coupe slammed 7+ scale inches all around, mainly kit parts except for the following changes:

Chassis: lowered 7.5 scale inches front and rear using offset spindles at the front and lowering blocks at the rear.
Bodywork: Modelhaus resin '51 Ford customized grill with single plain bar (bullets removed) and smoothed bumpers. Frenched headlights. Hood, deck and doors shaved. Scratch built visor from styrene strip and rod. AMT Kit custom rear rolled pan, license plate molding,bumpers and taillights. Scratch built exhaust tips from flattened and shaped aluminum tubing. Kit supplied spotlights.
Wheels and Tires: Parts box sourced front white walls, Revell '53 Cadillac bullet sombrero hubcaps, AMT kit rear tires with hand painted whitewalls. The wheels are from my parts box, the worst I could find since they'll never be seen...
Interior: Modified from AMT kit with scratch built bolsters and homemade decals for leopard skin patterned portions.
Paint: Duplicolor Gray Primer Sealer. Interior finished in in Duplicolor Yellow and Tamiya Semi Gloss black. Interior upholstered surfaces cleared with testors Dullcote.

Thanx for lookin',
B.

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:))) nice
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49 - 50 Fords are one of my favorites. I've owned about 5! Ya dun good on this one. Brings back some good memories...

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Sweet old custom. Just roll the Lucky Strikes up in the T-shirt sleeve, comb through the pompadour, and let's go cruising.
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Looks awesome bernard!!!!
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Thanks guys. Memory lane was definitely the point of the exercise, although with slick front grill treatment it's not quite as funky as it might have been. At some point I need to do some sort of early 50's coupe in black or dark gray primer, maybe with mismatched panels for that work-in-progress look, with red wheels and white walls, just to get it out of my system...
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B) :))) fbr
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Broken Photobucket links repaired. For now I'm only updating completed model pics. Updating w.i.p. links is just too huge a task! I'll update them on request...
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