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Watson Tribute '59 Thunderbird "The Pennsylvania Bluebird"


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#21 Dirkpitt289

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 03:54 AM

Awesome barely scratches the surface on this one but its the best I can come up with right now. My jaw hurts from hitting the ground. :wub:

#22 Jon Cole

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:51 AM

Oh, I think Larry would approve! That is so clean and sweet!

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 10:57 AM

You did a beautiful job on that paint job, and the model turned out sweet. Congratulations.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 12:16 PM

Fantastic! i can see how the paint job would require a lot of planning and careful masking to achieve!

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 12:31 PM

That's all kindsa rad, right there. Nice work.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 04:13 PM

Love this car. Got Larrys book and this and Grapevine are my handsdown favorites.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 04:40 PM

You are one of my favorite builders here my friend, fantastic job and of course, paint!

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 04:24 PM

Looks great John!!! Great colors & Precision masking.

#29 John Teresi

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:59 PM

John......you did an absolutely FANTASTIC job on this,..........BEAUTIFUL

#30 Ryan S.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 02:25 PM

Spectacular paint work!

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 02:33 PM

It's a beauty to say the least.

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 10:23 AM

Just thought I'd bring this one back - because it's SO nice!



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Posted 18 June 2014 - 11:04 AM

I'm glad you did Peter, this T-Bird is really, really beautiful

 

Hey John, what do you mean, " with apologies To Billy Gibbons? 


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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:30 AM

Amazing work, John!

You got the paint laid down SO well!

Your gold lines are super-crisp. 

As I've just completed a Watson tribute, I'm massively impressed with yours. 

You totally nailed it and I'm sure Mr Watson would admire it with respect!

 

Yes!



#35 Dave Van

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:33 AM

nice and clean build....my favorite no matter the subject!



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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:40 AM

Very nice work



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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:46 AM

Yeah, this thing deserves to be bumped up to the main page every now and then! 

 

Hey John, what do you mean, " with apologies To Billy Gibbons? 

I'm guessing "Pennsylvania Bluebird" is a takeoff on Billy Gibbons' "Mexican Blackbird"

 

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 06:03 PM

The wheel covers are also Modelhaus repros of '59 Dodge caps, which were a custom option in an early '60s AMT kit (anybody remember which one?)

1962 Imperial (photo from current eBay listing #181440692860):

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 06:11 PM

That is one beautiful T-Bird John, and I love those '59 Dodge hubcaps.  They are the "ultimate" spinner hubcap.  Watson  also put them on his '59 Caddy and his '57 Olds.



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Posted 19 June 2014 - 06:38 PM

All I can say, is Wow is that nice!

Scott