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1963 Falcon Custom (Larry Watson style)


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#1 Dyno Davo

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 03:15 AM

Hi everyone, this is my first serious attempt at modifying a diecast model. This is the Road Legends 1/18 Ford Falcon 1963 ½ that when I bought it was all red in color. My changes/mods were;

  • Lowered suspension
  • Custom wheel/tires sourced from three other kits and then the thin white wall was added to the tyres
  • Convert to a V8 engine
  • Twin exhaust system with Bellflower pipes
  • Complete re-color of the interior
  • White shag carpet
  • Custom gear shift and turn signal arm
  • Pearled steering wheel
  • De-chromed body
  • Lace panelling on body and roof
  • Custom paint (Dusky Rose on the body and white/silver flake on the roof)
  • Custom headlights
  • Floating bar grille
  • Custom tail lights

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#2 slusher

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 03:21 AM

Thats really sharp Dave, very nice work.



#3 cobraman

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 04:21 AM

Thats a knockout David !



#4 Mike 1017

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 05:17 AM

Beautiful



#5 Ramfins59

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 12:57 PM

Great looking model David, I love those Bellflower pipes.



#6 Eshaver

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 01:22 PM

Man, is this H A M B friendly !!!!!!!!!!!!!



#7 James2

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 01:24 PM

Very well done!



#8 TooOld

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 02:32 PM

Great looking Falcon !   That's a lot of work and it really paid off !



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Posted 11 August 2013 - 09:16 PM

Fantastic! Perfect in theme and execution. Also reminds me of a Weesner work.

 

-MJS



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 12:59 AM

Thanks guys, appreciate the kind words and thanks for looking on in.



#11 JDGREEN

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 05:06 AM

Sweet



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 08:20 AM

Man, is this H A M B friendly !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ed's right! I love it.



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 12:38 PM

Very Nice!  I know this car and you sure brought it to life.



#14 Harry P.

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 01:22 PM

Very nice, Dave!  B)



#15 Dyno Davo

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 03:18 AM

Cheers guys, appreciate you looking in. 



#16 Joker

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 01:01 PM

CHURCH !....Los Bulevardos...H.A.M.B.



#17 the goon

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 01:07 PM

Turned out great. Perfect choices for a Watson type custom.

 

Mark



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 12:36 AM

I love what you did with this one Dave, looks fantastic!! :D