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#1 Ramfins59

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:41 PM

After a week of family functions and other issues I was finally able to get back to some uninterrupted workbench time and I finished up this little 1/48 scale Tamiya kit of a 1942 Ford Army Staff Car which I made into a little Street Rod.  At only 5 inches long this is a tiny little car compared to the 1/25 scale cars that I'm used to working on.  I did the best I could in painting the plastic tires/wheels.  First I painted them flat black and then did the neatest job I could with these old eyes of mine to paint wide whitewalls with flat white paint.  Then I glued on polished aluminum baby moon caps from MCG which made perfectly sized full Moon hubcaps for this little guy.  I painted the body with Pactra RC car yellow paint, added a couple of small flame decals (from the chopped '49 Merc) and a black pinstripe decal to the trunk.  Putting the BMF trim on this little body was a real beeyotch as the molded trim was so thin that the foil didn't want to stick.  I finally got it down right and then clearcoated the whole body to lock in the foil.  The bumpers, grille and headlight bezels are painted chrome   silver.  This was a fun project and a good good break from other builds.  Thanks for looking in on it.

The front turn signals and taillights are MV lenses which I glued into small drilled depressions in the body.

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Edited by Ramfins59, 17 January 2013 - 12:47 PM.


#2 Joe Handley

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:54 PM

Wondered how that little car would look built up, good job!



#3 Erik Smith

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:09 PM

Cool and great idea.  Nice work on that little Ford - little as in scale smallness.  I like the custom touches.

 

I have a small collection of "off-scale" kits that are fun to build and offer something different.  In the military section, there are numerous kits in 1/35 and 1/42 - even some with full engine detail.  People are missing out!



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Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:48 PM

Looks good !  Me thinks your old eyes are better than my old eyes. Nice job !



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Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:57 PM

Thats really cool Rich, thats a nice hotrod. really cool color for a street rod....



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Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:53 PM

that's a "box art" hot rod if there ever was one



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Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:56 PM

Stunner.!



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Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:18 PM

That's awesome! I sure wish they made this one in 1/25. Looks period perfect!



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Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:28 PM

Thanks to everyone for their great and positive feedback on this build.  As I said above, it was a fun build in a scale I've never done before and was a good diversion from my other builds.  I'm glad I picked this kit up.