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'57 Ford Custom (Finished, see it in Under Glass forum 3-7-13)


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#1 rmvw guy

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 02:24 AM

I'm excited about building this kit, to say the least.  After watching others begin on here I couldn't wait any longer, so just decided to start my own thread.  My first new build for 2013.  DSC04209.jpgDesided to two tone it with Model Masters Wimbeldon White on the top and trunk.  It might be hard to see in picture.  DSC04212.jpgDSC04210.jpgThe engine is Dupli-color Ford Engine Red over cheap red oxide primer. DSC04211.jpgNow I'm waiting till 9am for Hobby Lobby to open so I can get some Testors Gloss Black for the other body color.  Some last minute shopping before a major storm moves in the area tonight.  Merry Christmas everybody and thanks for looking.


Edited by rmvw guy, 07 March 2013 - 07:40 AM.


#2 RandyB.

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 04:01 AM

Good to see you got started on yours Ron. Are you doing yours in Wimbledon White and Black? Are you using the blackwalls included in the kit or going with whitewalls....either way it should look good. Good luck. :)


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Posted 24 December 2012 - 04:15 AM

gonna kinda look like a Florida Patrol car in those colors .... cant wait to see it!



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Posted 24 December 2012 - 04:44 AM

Looking nice.



#5 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 07:55 AM

Good start.



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Posted 24 December 2012 - 08:07 AM

Thanks Randy, Glenn, and Jim for helping get this started.  The colors I am thinking are black and white but, not necessarily a patrol car.  I was thinking more like the '57 Chevy Black Widow look only on a Ford. Probably white rims with black-walls.  I'm really excited about this!  Picked up my black paint today thinking maybe of spraying it on this afternoon.  A little last minute shopping for Christmas set me back on schedule.  Had to drive to Indy to Lowes, about 50 miles away, to get what I wanted.  Merry Christmas everyone and thanks for looking.



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Posted 24 December 2012 - 08:10 AM

Good start.

Thanks Doc, I know I'm starting out good when a get a comment from you!



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Posted 24 December 2012 - 02:11 PM

That looks great .. Like the off white. before you paint the main body., you should attach the headlight frame thing first,. will make the painting easier. I should of done that myself. but will attach them for the second coat.

keep up the good work. What color for the interior.

I will be watching.



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Posted 24 December 2012 - 02:31 PM

Great start Ron, l was thinking about Wimbeldon White for min but not sure, thats a great color. looking forward to you progress as you go....



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Posted 24 December 2012 - 03:38 PM

Nice start for sure!



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Posted 24 December 2012 - 08:04 PM

Hey Ron,you got my attention......love the color scheme you are doing,gonna look real sweet.....

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 10:41 AM

Looks good so far Ron, keep at it! B) 

 

Will be a nice "competitor" for the Black Widow ;) 



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Posted 29 December 2012 - 08:56 AM

Got my second color on today, it went down pretty smooth.  Next will be the trim, and back to the engine. A few pictures, first one got it masked;DSC04221.jpgIn the paint booth;DSC04222.jpgSprayed it with airbrush;DSC04223.jpgNice gloss but, one little speck of dust on the hood, should buff out, I hope;DSC04224.jpgThat's all folks, thanks for watching.DSC04225.jpg



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Posted 29 December 2012 - 10:40 AM

Off to a good start. I'll be watching ya!



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Posted 29 December 2012 - 10:54 AM

Now that looks good so far, nice start.



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Posted 29 December 2012 - 12:49 PM

awsome kit and nice progress !

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 01:15 PM

Looks good. I keep waiting on Hobby Lobby to get these in (shelf tag is there) to save a few bucks using the 40% but looks like I may go ahead and mail order a couple....



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Posted 29 December 2012 - 01:59 PM

Lookin good sofar....I lke that car.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:07 AM

That combination of Raven Black and Winbledon White is awesome. For me, the Ford no matter the year always looks way better than the Cheby :D

The E-code engine that comes with the Revell kit, is the base version of the 312 Thunderbird Special V8, rated at 245 hp. This engine has black valve covers. The tranny is natural metal.

If you are aiming at a factory stock look, the wheels should be Raven Black (main body color in your case)

By painting the body black and white, to go factory stock, you will have to go with a gray interior.

In many ads of the Custom Tudor Sedan you can see the car with whitewall tires, but few were actually sold that way.



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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:36 AM

That combination of Raven Black and Winbledon White is awesome. For me, the Ford no matter the year always looks way better than the Cheby :D

The E-code engine that comes with the Revell kit, is the base version of the 312 Thunderbird Special V8, rated at 245 hp. This engine has black valve covers. The tranny is natural metal.

If you are aiming at a factory stock look, the wheels should be Raven Black (main body color in your case)

By painting the body black and white, to go factory stock, you will have to go with a gray interior.

In many ads of the Custom Tudor Sedan you can see the car with whitewall tires, but few were actually sold that way.

Thanks for all the comments and help. The factory stock look is kind of what I'm going for although, I hate to back-track. I agree the valve covers would look better black with the kit decals applied, wish I knew that sooner. The wheels I have painted white, I thought they wolud look good with the blackwalls. I think black wheels would look good with whitewalls. I will probably take your suggestion on the interior and go with factory gray. I'll think about the other changes, thanks.