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#1 Lyle Willits

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 08:06 AM

Replicas & Miniatures Co. of Md.'s resin '40 Ford kit, mastered by Rik Hoving. NOT included in the kit are the skirts that I added and also the "bubble" for the spare tire in the trunk lid. I was going for a late 40's/early 50's style custom. The kit includes smoothed running boards but I used the Revell kit pieces, unpainted, to simulate white rubber covered boards.
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I added tuck & roll inserts to the seats and used blue beading wire for the piping. The dash is detailed with Model Car Garage photoetch.
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Flathead is pretty much out of the Revell box.
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Aluminum sombrero caps are from Bob Dudek with resin Caddy crests added. Bumperettes were cut from '41 Lincoln bumpers.
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Thanks to Rik Hoving and Norm Veber for the excellent resin kit.

#2 Luis Ayala

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 09:22 AM

Beautiful work Lyle, those skirts and the buble reminds me of the "continental" look, really a nice touch man. BTW, what color is that?

Edited by Papin67, 15 August 2007 - 09:24 AM.


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Posted 15 August 2007 - 09:24 AM

That's just gorgeous! Beautiful build! :)

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 09:45 AM

That's just gorgeous! Beautiful build! :)

SWEEEEEEEEEEET!!!!!

#5 Andy Wyatt

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 10:12 AM

Very cool! As always Lyle, very nicely done!

#6 Lyle Willits

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 10:37 AM

BTW, what color is that?


Paint is Duplicolor medium blue metallic. It started out as HOK light teal pearl, but somehow, the hood came out 10 times darker than the rest of the model. I have no idea why. So, I had to repaint the whole thing with the Dup. paint.
See,,,,,even us old pharts, who have been doing this forever, still screw up the paint once in awhile. :)

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 10:42 AM

nICE JOB GUYS DOES IT COME WITH A TOP?

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 10:51 AM

Hovings body and your eye for old school style... An unbeatable combination!
Sweet custom with all the right touches!

#9 Lyle Willits

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 10:53 AM

nICE JOB GUYS DOES IT COME WITH A TOP?

Nope. Comes with the body,hood, smooth firewall, smooth running boards, DuVal windshield with clear acetate, grille, interior side panels, boot. Donor kit is the Revell '40 Ford street rod.

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 11:23 AM

Paint is Duplicolor medium blue metallic. It started out as HOK light teal pearl, but somehow, the hood came out 10 times darker than the rest of the model. I have no idea why. So, I had to repaint the whole thing with the Dup. paint.
See,,,,,even us old pharts, who have been doing this forever, still screw up the paint once in awhile. :rolleyes:



Thanks Lyle, I really love the color. Sorry about the HOK paint man... I know the feeling, there is no rational explanation for that to happen, but you really managed to get the good out of the bad. ;)

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 02:36 AM

Period-perfect custom cruiser! I like the addition of the spare tire trunklid and skirts, and the bumper guard nerf bumpers are a great idea (that will now be stolen by me). :P :rolleyes:

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 03:29 AM

Lyle, I am a certified died in the wool '40 Ford NUT. You did a beautiful job on this model. It has the right stuff to achieve the absolute right on look you intended to achieve. Way to go. And, I never knew the '40 Ford Convertible had the "hump" for the spare on the trunk. Great touch.

Ken "FloridaBoy" Willaman

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 12:33 PM

Very cool, Lyle! Awesome detail as usual. It is a pleasure working with good resin, isn't it? I'll have to try that piping technique sometime.

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 12:49 PM

Hi Lyle

this is a Very COOOOOOOOOOL cruiser

nice engine bay and the PIPING is awesome

cheers

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 10:38 PM

very nice! did Norm make them Caddy crests? I just love them caps too, way to go Bob! :D

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Posted 20 August 2007 - 01:57 PM

Very nice custom! The color and interior really look great !

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Posted 23 August 2007 - 09:13 AM

Beautiful build,Lyle. I built this one right when the ProModeler 40 came out using the R+Mof Md Duvall windsheild. This windsheild was intended for use with a highly modified AMT 40, but dropped onto the revell cowl.

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Riks customization work is beautiful(as always) and you did a fine job finishing it with your own personal touches.

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Posted 24 August 2007 - 01:31 AM

That's a sweet kruzers Lyle ! the bump on the trunk is a kool feature...i like it ! :)

I don't know why, but i love metallic blue 40's ! ;)

Ps : I may be a fool, but i don't see any of Rik's features ? can you tell me what he had changed ? I know he's the guy for subtility and to say the truth i havent notice anything on his coupe before i saw the changes process on his fotki... :huh:

#19 Lyle Willits

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Posted 24 August 2007 - 11:22 PM

That's a sweet kruzers Lyle ! the bump on the trunk is a kool feature...i like it ! :angry:

I don't know why, but i love metallic blue 40's ! ;)

Ps : I may be a fool, but i don't see any of Rik's features ? can you tell me what he had changed ? I know he's the guy for subtility and to say the truth i havent notice anything on his coupe before i saw the changes process on his fotki... ;)


Rik smoothed and peaked the hood, filled the cowl and made the Duvall windshield. He also modified the door tops and the interior panels and made smooth running boards (not used on my model). You 're right - Rik's custom work is often very subtle.