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Lincoln Futura Conceptcar

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#1 Dominik

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 07:22 AM

Hi Buddies,

 

today i want to present you my Lincoln Futura - a fabulous Conceptcar in the fifties. I choosed a color like the boxart shows, built it simply "out of box" ;)

 

I started last year in November to build it. All kind of bodyparts (even the chromeparts too) were sanded to fit "perfect" to another. The chromeparts are painted with alclad.

It was a lot of work, for a couple of weeks it went back in the shelf, before i was happy with the sanding-marathon and put the filler on it...

 

So, enjoy the pictures :D

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Thats it. I had a lot of fun to built this old kit.

Thanks for your attention, all kind of comments welcome ;)



#2 ChrisR

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 07:24 AM

Looks great!



#3 george 53

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 07:30 AM

This is such a pretty car. Barris just changed a few things to turn it into the Batmobile, and I for one am GLAD he did. Wouldn't have had my FAVORITE TV car if he hadn't! Your Futura came out GREAT!



#4 Wonderbread Kustomz

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 07:32 AM

That's freakin cool!

#5 High octane

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 07:35 AM

Nice build on that Futura, real nice!



#6 vairnut

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 08:16 AM

Nice job on that old timey kit !!



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Posted 17 May 2013 - 09:46 AM

Really great looking Lincoln!  Very nice!



#8 gtx6970

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 09:48 AM

Sweet, Looks amazing

 

got one to do myself. and it keeps getting put on the back burner.



#9 RobertinSC

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 10:16 AM

Looks awesome!!

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 11:00 AM

Beautiful build!!!

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 11:09 AM

Well...the box art is incorrect for the car. They should have done it in white as the real thing was Frost blue pearlescent white. That being said, it's a VERY nice and clean build of a difficult model. The '55 Futura concept is one of my all time favorite cars and you've done it justice, just by getting the multi-piece body straight. Mucho kudos on a fine build.



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Posted 17 May 2013 - 11:14 AM

Beautiful!



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Posted 17 May 2013 - 11:25 AM

Beautiful!

 

Yup. I bought a couple of these as kitbash fodder, but yours looks so good I may just have to build one box-stock. Great job sir.



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Posted 17 May 2013 - 11:32 AM

I would love to see one of our rusty-crusty members like Dr. Cranky do a version of this as it sat on the Barris back lot before it was used for Batman, still wearing faded red from "It Started With a Kiss."

 

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 11:43 AM

I would love to see one of our rusty-crusty members like Dr. Cranky do a version of this as it sat on the Barris back lot before it was used for Batman, still wearing faded red from "It Started With a Kiss."

 

http://theinvisiblea...ncept-car-1955/

 

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I've considered it Skip, but it's just such a regal looking car I can't bring myself to do that to it. :unsure: 



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Posted 17 May 2013 - 11:51 AM

Stunning and way cool!

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 11:51 AM

I've considered it Skip, but it's just such a regal looking car I can't bring myself to do that to it. :unsure: 

Well, there may have been only one Futura, but there are plenty of Futura kits!! White show car, red movie car, Batmobile, rustmobile.

 

And yes, though this is a wonderful build,  color should be a pearl white with a slight blue tinge to it.


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#18 Dominik

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 12:14 PM

Thank you very much for comments, i appreciate it!

 

I know about the history of the Futura, also about the color and some little details missing at the model (numberplate, exhaust). My point was, that i won't like kind of white on it, because the (in my view) beautiful design will not working properly. Second point was to find a metallic / pearl color, that would have fine metallicparts, wich are in scale for the model.

 

Kevin, i really thought about the scrapped red Futura to build. But my girlfriend loves this car (her choice out of the shelf to build as next) and she has forbidden me to do it, so  we have chosen this color. If a catch another kit of it, i will do it.



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Posted 17 May 2013 - 12:50 PM

Me too Dominik. It's the only model I've purchased that my girlfriend got excited about. Hope I can do it this well for her.



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Posted 17 May 2013 - 12:57 PM

Beautiful build on the Lincoln!  Very clean & very well done.  Best build of this kit I have ever seen.  Now I would like to build one!