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#1 Maindrian Pace

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 03:32 PM

This is part II in the Lindberg Ford series, finished last night.

 

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The full vinyl top was converted to a half top, the front header panel and headlights were corrected to Monarch, as the kit comes with Granada headlights, and the rest is box stock.

 

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Paint is Tamiya gloss aluminum with two coats of Model Master high gloss clear, top and interior are Rustoleum Colonial red, carpet in a darker burgundy. Vinyl Nation whitewall decals, and bumper rub strips and side trim inserts are narrowed pinstripe tape.

 

-MJS


Edited by Maindrian Pace, 03 November 2013 - 07:59 AM.


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Posted 17 October 2013 - 03:39 PM

nice

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 03:41 PM

Exceptional job Mike, looks fantastic!!  Sure does bring back memories, I owned three 77 Granadas two white and a dove gray, and all three had burgandy interiors, they were very good cars.  :D 



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Posted 17 October 2013 - 03:43 PM

Very nice looking model! Great paint and top conversion. Those whitewalls are a great touch.

Maybe Round2 can reissue some of these?...

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 03:48 PM

Very impressive build. Very sharp.  Remember the commercial where they had a diamond cutter cut a diamond in the back seat...



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Posted 17 October 2013 - 04:04 PM

Excellent build!!!



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Posted 17 October 2013 - 04:06 PM

Looks great !



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Posted 17 October 2013 - 04:06 PM

Very impressive build. Very sharp.  Remember the commercial where they had a diamond cutter cut a diamond in the back seat...

 

Or the old SNL skit where the rabbi was performing a circumcision in the back seat!!!  :lol:

 

BTW... beautiful model! Very nicely done, and the half roof looks great.



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Posted 17 October 2013 - 10:02 PM

Outstanding!!! Perfect mods and detailing, great colours - I doubt this kit has ever looked so good.

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 01:30 AM

Very nice.



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Posted 18 October 2013 - 04:28 AM

Just got the December Hemmings Classic Car mag and guess what's featured on pp.44-47.

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 05:11 AM

Maybe Round2 can reissue some of these?...

 

I would die if Round2 were to reissue these kits !! My parents bought a 1976 Monarch in March of '76 . It was a 2 door coupe with the 351W ; silver with cranberry red interior and a silver "quarter top" .

 

Been looking for these Lindberg 32nd scale Monarchs for some time . Seems that I can never "win" one when they pop up on eBay :(



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Posted 18 October 2013 - 06:17 AM

Very impressive build. Very sharp.  Remember the commercial where they had a diamond cutter cut a diamond in the back seat...

 

Or the one on SNL where they had the rabbi perform a circumcision in the back seat???



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Posted 18 October 2013 - 06:54 AM

Impressive detail for 1:32 scale.  Heck, it looks nice regardless of scale.

I never saw the SNL skit, but could this be the inspiration for the burgundy interior?



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Posted 18 October 2013 - 08:11 AM

Thanks for the nice words everyone.

 

Exceptional job Mike, looks fantastic!!  Sure does bring back memories, I owned three 77 Granadas two white and a dove gray, and all three had burgandy interiors, they were very good cars.  :D 

 

I never owned one Larry, but I've pulled countless front spindles and 8" and 9" rear ends out of them. Back in the '80s, a coworker had the most loaded Monarch I've ever seen - a white '76 coupe with 1/2 white vinyl top, 351W, four wheel disc brakes with the 9" rear, burgundy velour interior, and power everything. I didn't think much of it then, but to have it now...

 

Outstanding!!! Perfect mods and detailing, great colours - I doubt this kit has ever looked so good.

 

Thanks Peter, I always look forward to seeing your builds.

 

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 08:25 AM



Just got the December Hemmings Classic Car mag and guess what's featured on pp.44-47.

 

Talk about a coincidence. I haven't got my issue yet, hopefully it's in today's mail.

 



 

I would die if Round2 were to reissue these kits !! My parents bought a 1976 Monarch in March of '76 . It was a 2 door coupe with the 351W ; silver with cranberry red interior and a silver "quarter top" .

 

Been looking for these Lindberg 32nd scale Monarchs for some time . Seems that I can never "win" one when they pop up on eBay :(

 

Your parents had good taste, that car sounds about perfect. I lost out on a couple of these on ebay for high dollars, and then this one came up for less than $20 shipped. You just never know.

 

A few shots of the headlight conversion:

 

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Not exact, but close enough for Lindberg work!

-MJS


Edited by Maindrian Pace, 03 November 2013 - 08:01 AM.


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Posted 18 October 2013 - 08:29 AM

Exquisite build, Mike!   WOW!



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Posted 18 October 2013 - 08:44 AM

Very nice! Great detail for 1/32 scale. Good work on the headlights.

 

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 08:55 AM

Looks good, especially since I know just how crude that kit is!   I also had a '77 Monarch, mine a V8 silver 4 door sedan with a light blue interior that had bucket seats and the same console / floor shifter that came in Mustangs.  I got mine fairly cheap since a friend's father got transferred to England and had to sell the car.

 

A few years ago there was a 1976 or so red Granada two door for sale on Long Island through eBay. It was very low miles and perfect. I had a hard time not hitting that "Buy It Now" button.



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Posted 18 October 2013 - 02:37 PM

Very nice! Would love to see this series reissued.