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'40 Ford sedans...Exactly the same but different....from 35 years ago


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#1 traditional

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 10:59 AM

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I built this maroon '40 Ford Deluxe Sedan 'ensemble' in the late '70s just for fun from various kits in various scales.......AMT in both 1/25 and 1/32, Renwall in 1/48, and Jordan Miniatures in 1/87.

 

The 'Renwall' had such awful wheels/tires that I wound up turning wheels/tires in aluminum and used the Renwall hubcap only, and the 'Jordan miniatures' was a '39, so I had to make a tiny '40 deluxe grille.

 

Paint back then was mixed and thinned Testors, sprayed with my old BINKS airbrush.  Chrome modeling foils were just becoming available but I've always had better luck using muffler tape for straight trim. They were built sequentially, so my color matching wasn't always 'bang on'. Fortunately, they all look quite close in color on my indoor shelf.

 

I've always kept them all in a display case so, as you can see, they've stayed in pretty good condition all this time, and I think this is the first time they've ever been photographed

 

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#2 Ramfins59

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 11:24 AM

Cliff, those look really cool.



#3 58 Impala

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 11:25 AM

Very nice builds, cool idea building in 4 different scales.

#4 High octane

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 11:29 AM

Love those '40 Sedans as I just built one earlier this year as a (legal) '39 gasser. None of this phony street gasser/ street freak stuff that the "other mag" is pushin.'



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 11:30 AM

How cool is that!!  Such nice paint jobs on all four!



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 11:34 AM

Yeah - they're all SHINY :) :) :) .  I love the little baby one.



#7 Chris White

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 12:12 PM

Cliff your paint is amazing on all of them



#8 cobraman

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 12:43 PM

Very nice group .



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 01:11 PM

Very cool! Looks like they were just finished! Amazing preservation! 



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 01:16 PM

Gor...Gee..ous !

Thanks for bringing them off the shelf for us to enjoy.



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 01:34 PM

I think I need my eyes checked  :blink: . I'm surprised how well and consistently proportioned they all are. Sumptuous color and well done. 



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 01:35 PM

Great looking builds..



#13 berr13

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 01:47 PM

Made my day seeing those guys!  Great job!!



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 01:56 PM

Very nice builds you got there 



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 02:44 PM

That's pretty cool !  Really nice looking display .



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 03:19 PM

Awesome.



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 05:18 PM

For thirty five years old those are both well preserved and well done. Like them a lot.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 11:29 PM

IMPRESSIVE job Clifford, they look amazing to be 35, kind reminds me of the three bears only now there is a slip-up :o yikes! they look great thanks for sharing I love the 40 Ford!!  :D 



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:10 AM

Just LOVELY! :D



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 02:33 AM

EXCELLENT Cliff! B)