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#1 Janne Herajärvi

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 05:32 AM

AMT kit, OOB build. curbside. some paint and foil and thats all.

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 05:34 AM

Beautiful work...very nice! :)

#3 Janne Herajärvi

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 05:36 AM

Thank you :)

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 05:42 AM

Unbelievable.

What do you use for the orange turn signals? I use Tamiya clear orange, but find it way too bright. Your's are just so much better looking.

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 06:17 AM

Very nice, just the way I like them!

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 06:28 AM

Very well done nice and clean!!

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 06:39 AM

That's one classy looking model. Beautiful!

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 06:41 AM

Fantastic build!

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 09:19 AM

For the record, turn signals here in the U. S. were clear until 1963. However , I'm told that Motor vehicle codes in California mandate that ALL , including ANTIQUE vehicles MUST HAVE AMBER SIGNALS if driven on ANY California highway. I guess that makes my 53 Ford truck illegal

The Galaxy looks like as if it were built back in 1961, well done I might add !!!!!!!!!

Ed Shaver

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 09:19 AM

Very clean! Nice job!

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 10:13 AM

For the record, turn signals here in the U. S. were clear until 1963. However , I'm told that Motor vehicle codes in California mandate that ALL , including ANTIQUE vehicles MUST HAVE AMBER SIGNALS if driven on ANY California highway. I guess that makes my 53 Ford truck illegal

The Galaxy looks like as if it were built back in 1961, well done I might add !!!!!!!!!

Ed Shaver


Over here you can use orange bulbs. And that's exactly the look I'm after. If you put an orange bulb into a clear turn signal lamp, it acquires an orange shimmer. I think Janne captured the look very nicely.

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 10:14 AM

Beautiful build. That one brings back memories. My Grandmother had a blue '61 Galaxie 4-Door Sedan, which I plan to replicate in scale. It was also the first car I drove the night I got my driver's license.

#13 Janne Herajärvi

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 09:39 PM

Thank you guys for your kind words :)

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 09:20 AM

Nice.

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 03:08 PM

Love it. Very clean build. Nice color choice.

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 03:17 PM

Very clean build of one of Ford's finest! Good work.
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Posted 12 November 2011 - 04:10 PM

Love that year's Galaxie and your rendition of it. Super clean build and great colour choice. Thanks for sharing.

#18 Janne Herajärvi

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 06:41 AM

Thanks again :)

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 07:29 AM

For the record, turn signals here in the U. S. were clear until 1963. However , I'm told that Motor vehicle codes in California mandate that ALL , including ANTIQUE vehicles MUST HAVE AMBER SIGNALS if driven on ANY California highway. I guess that makes my 53 Ford truck illegal

The Galaxy looks like as if it were built back in 1961, well done I might add !!!!!!!!!

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put amber bulbs in your turn signals. That would be legal. I put those in my 54 Chevy when I lived there.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 08:31 AM

The amber bulb in clear turn signal can be replicated in scale by placing a dot of 'Amber Turn Signal' paint in the center where the bulb would be, then after the amber has cured, fill the lens bucket or bezel with canopy glue or similar white glue. Once it cures, you'll have a fair representation of the 3-dimensional turn signal with an amber bulb.