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#1 jdcar32

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 03:20 PM

This is a Tom Coolidge / Promolite resin curbside converted to full detail using the AMT '58 Edsel. The motor represents a rare Lincoln 430 option and would have made this lightwieght car a potent performer. The resin carves easily and the casting was nice so the engineering itself presented the challenge here. Both cars have the same wheelbase so the kit chassis works well. My dremel thinned panels for a better appearance. Paint is Tamiya rattle can

 

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#2 cobraman

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 03:30 PM

Very sweet. Nice detail.



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 03:30 PM

Excellent!!! Beautiful Job.



#4 John Teresi

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 03:37 PM

Jon......NICE!!!.......looks like areal car.



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 03:39 PM

Awesome Jon B)



#6 Sixties Sam

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 03:53 PM

Great build! Great work on the doors and chassis and engine detail. Excellent model!

 

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 04:22 PM

awesome work



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 05:09 PM

Absolutely superb. The detail is magnificent and an interesting subject. I shudder to think of the hours in this.



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 05:13 PM

Very ,Very ,Very nice



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 05:38 PM

Incredible! One of the coolest builds I've seen of a '50's Ford. GREAT job on the engine and chassis. Will you be at the Milwaukee NNL?

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 05:40 PM

[quote name="Rod" post="899216" time="1363318698"]Incredible! One of the coolest builds I've seen of a '50's Ford. GREAT job on the engine and chassis. Will you be at the Milwaukee NNL?[/quote

Sorry the Wisconsin plate fooled me. I doubt you would be travelling from Florida!

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 06:20 PM

Beautiful build Jon.  Great work in the engine compartment..!!  Great job overall.  I love it.



#13 Erik Smith

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 06:38 PM

Very nice!  Great looking model.  Nice work on the engine detailing.  



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 06:47 PM

Jon you just get better with age. Keep on building buddy. I wish we could build together like when we were kids.



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 07:10 PM

Now THAT is a masterpiece!!!!!



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 08:21 PM

Very impressive build...



#17 S. Svendsen

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 12:09 AM

Nicely done.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 12:33 AM

well done clean build its a eyecatcher...



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 12:56 AM

sweet build, very nice detail



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 01:27 AM

[quote name="Rod" post="899220" timestamp="1363318834"]
[quote name="Rod" post="899216" time="1363318698"]Incredible! One of the coolest builds I've seen of a '50's Ford. GREAT job on the engine and chassis. Will you be at the Milwaukee NNL?[/quote

Sorry the Wisconsin plate fooled me. I doubt you would be travelling from Florida![/quote]

I'd LOVE to be at Milwaukee ! But your right, it's not going to happen. I've often wondered how the hell I'd fly with several models in tow. Thanks to all for the positive comments.......... JD