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#1 bluemoose

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 02:50 PM

Hi, I just finished this box stock version of the Lincoln Futura reissue. Kind of a neat and nostalgic kit. I think I'm hooked on the early Monogram kits, especially the '30, '34 and '36 Fords. The Futura is a quick build with pretty good fit, but it could benefit from a scratch built antenna and some rechromed side trim.

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#2 BIGTRUCK

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 03:05 PM

Really cool Moose . older kits from the day are super fun

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 03:16 PM

Nice!!!

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 05:00 PM

I have never seen that kit built before. That really looks neat and you did an awsome job on the build and finish.

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 05:01 PM

It's almost shocking to see a completion from you that's not bursting with color. As usual though, another beautiful job well done. :P

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 05:15 PM

Beautiful; nice replica-most people don't use the figures and I think they give it a lot more character. Nice work 8)

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 06:26 PM

Now that's something ya don't see everyday....

very nice work!!

Speaking of old Monogram kits, how cool would it be to see the '30, '34, '36 Fords, the '40 Ford Pickup, the "Little Deuce" '32, ect with all the original/optional parts??

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Posted 09 August 2006 - 04:06 AM

Nice... You did a great job...

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Posted 09 August 2006 - 10:09 AM

OOOOOhhh I like it!! It is just soooooo.............Fifties!! :D

Beautiful '50's color too!!

Amazing how carmakers back than had such a vision of what the future of the car might be. I would like to see fins return on cars (not that wild though).............I REALLY would love to see the return of the 4dr hardtop! That was a '50's idea that had all but disappeared by the '70's! :D


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Posted 09 August 2006 - 11:32 AM

Thanks everyone for your kind comments!

KHart, you asked about the color. I shot Tamiya pure white spray over Tamiya pearl light blue spray. I wasn't able to find out much about the original color, except that it was an off white pearl with a little blue tint. I think Ford called it 'ice blue pearl', or something like that.

Here's one of the better photos I found:

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 11:20 AM

Ken, you are correct. For 1959's "It Started with a Kiss", starring Debbie Reynolds and Glenn Ford, the Futura was painted red, to show up better on the screen.

Tom, that is a great build. I always dislike the "bad mayonnaise green" you see on this car too often. A pearl blue-white like stars in the sky is much closer to what the Futura was meant to evoke. Now I need to work on mine.

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and a B&W of it in red, plus a sad pic of it @ Barris' in Hollywood.
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#12 Irvin Arter Jr.

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 03:58 PM

nice build as always Tom. Love your work

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 11:48 PM

Very cool! I built one of them a long time ago...Only paint I used was on the figures...Came out terrible...It's in my Fotki if anyone cares to look....I don't want to drag down this thread with my build photo...