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#1 FASTBACK340

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 10:13 AM

I'm please to submit my humble offerings for the section we all hope to post in. I finally finished the Edsel. AMT pre-painted kit with wheels/tires and disc brakes from the Copperhead concept car. I modified the suspension and added some minimal detailing under the hood. I also applied bare metal over the kit silver tampo printed details..

Here she is.....
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This is my fist build in many years. Now I clean up the bench and do one a bit more involved. Thanks for looking.



#2 AZ Boy

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 10:24 AM

Pre-painted or not John, that came out great! Love the BMF work you did on it and the engine detail is just right.

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 10:26 AM

Nicely done John!

 

Great BMF job, really makes a difference on the pre-finished kit! B) 



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Posted 17 March 2013 - 11:45 AM

That definitely looks good! Nice work John.



#5 Chris White

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 12:08 PM

Finally someone hot rodded an Edsel, can I get a Amen

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 12:08 PM

That's a beauty!! Very nice old Edsel.

#7 John Teresi

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 12:11 PM

John......very nice!!!!!.......beautiful looking model.



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Posted 17 March 2013 - 12:16 PM

Finally someone hot rodded an Edsel, can I get a Amen

 

Amen.  It looks great, killer stance!



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Posted 17 March 2013 - 12:40 PM

I agree with Bruce... the stance is pretty killer. In 1:1 it would be bagged for sure.



#10 Sixties Sam

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 01:03 PM

That's really nice! The foil adds a lot, and the engine detail is very well done. Nice work!

 

Sam



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Posted 17 March 2013 - 01:17 PM

Thanks for the compliments. This was a fun build. A dozen years ago I was very involved in the hobby and built a lot. I'd love to try and get my skills back and this was the jump start. I might do a quick slammer next.

Now to get the spray booth up & running....,

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 02:18 PM

Beautifully done !   The stance and those wheels and tires look great !   Your BMF and engine detailing add a lot to it .



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Posted 17 March 2013 - 04:02 PM

beautiful job John, feels good to have it complete huh? now lets knock out another!! :D



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Posted 17 March 2013 - 04:27 PM

That's one cool Edsel Fastback.  Love the stance.  Great looking BMF too.

 

Roy



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Posted 17 March 2013 - 05:50 PM

You did a great job on that Edsel John.  You'll get your "chops" back really quickly, you'll see.



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Posted 17 March 2013 - 06:45 PM

Those pre painted AMT kits are kind of a lottery. You can get one with a perfect paint, and can as well get one with some odd defects. I have three of them, one built stock, one still sealed in the box, and the other I converted into a early 1960's custom repainting the body with Tamiya Mica red.

Your  models looks sharp, and very well put together. I would just swap the valve covers.

Not that the ones you used are not cool, by the contrary, they are very cool, but they are Windsor valve covers, for Small Block Fords, and the Edsel Pacer's engine, the E-400 is a FE block. The AMT Edsel has some problems, and among them, a engine that is way too small, so the valve covers from a 302 can fit it, but are not correct for it. I would use some BMF, or Alclad II to "chrome" the valve covers from the kit.



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 12:04 AM

That looks great, love it!  Nice job.



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 12:06 AM

Interesting, we're back to valve cover issues!

There's many sins in this build. I used some bits-n-pieces from an old destroyed Revell '32 Ford, Including the plug wires, distributor, & valve covers. There's no lower radiator hose or rear shocks either. Thanks for the heads-up (no pun intended...) on the valve covers, but they are most definitely staying. Think I like that antenna on the fender?!? That's staying too!

Like I said before, I bet we all make mistakes. My fault for not researching, but in all honesty I did shovel this together. The next one will be better.

Thank you for explaining the differences.

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 02:31 AM

Awsume build and nice work making your own version.



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 03:52 AM

Amen!  Beautifully done!  Awesome BMF work!  Love the wheels & that stance.