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#61 Helix

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 04:55 AM

When you guys build down there, do you swap sides on the steering wheels ?  :o  Ford-Model-A-Tudor-RHD-black-1931-04A2A3

 

Sometimes Greg, could have done it with this kit, pretty easy to do ;)

I've flipped the dash on a 70 Mach 1 and the recent GMC tow truck kit ;)

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 06:42 AM

Well, Harry, it actually is. 

 

But was it ever kitted?   I don't think so, Tim.  ^_^

 

Harry posted a build journal in Big Boyz on this 1903 Model A several months ago, but I can't find it. Spectacular work. Franklin Mint also did a centennial edition diecast commissioned by Ford (Harry's has better detail).

 

http://www.oldmodelk...hp?detail=17793


Edited by sjordan2, 08 July 2014 - 07:01 AM.


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Posted 08 July 2014 - 07:06 AM

 

Harry posted a build journal in Big Boyz on this 1903 Model A several months ago, but I can't find it. Spectacular work. Franklin Mint also did a centennial edition diecast commissioned by Ford (Harry's has better detail).

 

http://www.oldmodelk...hp?detail=17793

 

 

Yeah, I remember that thread, but just didn't remember it being an early A Model.   



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 07:28 AM

It wasn't a kit, though. it's a diecast model that I took apart, detailed, and rebuilt.

 

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 07:49 AM

It wasn't a kit, though. it's a diecast model that I took apart, detailed, and rebuilt.

 

model-a-5_zps97b69b01.jpg

 

 

Good point, Harry!  THERE's my "out!"   Greg's thread is 'How many Model A Ford kits are there?'

 

It wasn't 'How many Model A Ford models are there?'  

 

Whew!  ;)  :P  



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 07:52 AM

Whew... saved by a technicality!  :lol:  :P



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:13 AM



 

 

Good point, Harry!  THERE's my "out!"   Greg's thread is 'How many Model A Ford kits are there?'

 

It wasn't 'How many Model A Ford models are there?'  

 

Whew!  ;)  :P  

 

The link I posted above (#62) is for a long-gone 1/16 kit from Hudson Miniatures, though it can still be found occasionally on eBay.

 

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:22 AM



The link I posted above (#62) is for a long-gone 1/16 kit from Hudson Miniatures, though it can still be found occasionally on eBay.

 

The problem is that most people would hardly regard those old Hudson Miniatures as "kits" as we define them... they're more like a box of raw materials you can use to create the parts to build the model! There are very few molded plastic parts in there... wheels, steering wheel, lights... that's about it. Everything else has to be scratchbuilt with the material they supply, including the chassis, body, fenders, etc.

 

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:22 AM

 

The link I posted above (#62) is for a long-gone 1/16 kit from Hudson Miniatures, though it can still be found occasionally on eBay.

 

 

Okay, okay!   Spoil sport!   Ya got me.  That was indeed a kit and it was indeed labeled as a 1903 Model A Ford.  I'll concede the point.  There WAS such a kit, even if it was BEFORE my time!  

 

(And, I don't get to say that very often!)  ^_^



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 11:23 AM

on the subject of swapping steering sides in Australia, when I lived there in the late 70s/early 80s, if you had a left drive vehicle you were required to attact a BIG sign to the back notifying people of that fact. that fact alone would probably make most people do the swap, for one thing you were treated like someone with a "STUDENT DRIVER" sticker (often in a provocative menacing manner) which was only a small step above someone with a serious mental birth defect as far as respect on the road. perhaps it has changed in the ensuing years.

 

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 11:24 AM

then there is this one .I stand corrected it is a Model 18 (Ford V8-8)

There could be another major thread about all the '32 Ford kits!



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 01:41 PM

There could be another major thread about all the '32 Ford kits!

if there is I have a pic



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 02:44 PM

tenfootpole.jpg :o



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 02:52 PM

tenfootpole.jpg :o

:lol: :lol: :lol:



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Posted 10 July 2014 - 06:05 AM

Interesting thread.

 

I just completed a build of the MiniCR*AP Model A.

 

The nice thing about that kit are the super detail parts. 

 

The bad stuff about the kit:

 

1. Is there any part in the kit that is NOT warped?

2. Locator pins would have been nice. I think that there were a total of 2 working locator pins in the whole kit.

3. I just got to thinking about this list, and if I completed a list of the problems with the kit, the owners of this forum might be upset that I used so much bandwidth.

 

Let's just say that you should have better modeling skills than I do if you decide to tackle this kit.  


Edited by clovis, 10 July 2014 - 06:06 AM.


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Posted 10 July 2014 - 07:33 AM

I know there are also resin body kits to obtain some alternate bodystyles. I have seen a '30 Roadster that was supposed to go on the Monogram chassis, a '29 Sport Coupe (which you could also build as a Cabriolet if you desired I suppose) for the AMT chassis and I have seen several alternate bodystyles in resin for the Hubley kits, including a delivery truck and an A-400. Perhaps someone out in cyber-land has photos of those as I not.

 

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 06:19 PM

great input Eric a real contribution to this thread.Thanks  ;)



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Posted 11 July 2014 - 02:36 AM

buncha ball busters ...



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Posted 11 July 2014 - 01:01 PM

Interesting thread.

 

I just completed a build of the MiniCR*AP Model A.

 

The nice thing about that kit are the super detail parts. 

 

The bad stuff about the kit:

 

1. Is there any part in the kit that is NOT warped?

2. Locator pins would have been nice. I think that there were a total of 2 working locator pins in the whole kit.

3. I just got to thinking about this list, and if I completed a list of the problems with the kit, the owners of this forum might be upset that I used so much bandwidth.

 

Let's just say that you should have better modeling skills than I do if you decide to tackle this kit.  

 

Hmmm... I've built several of these... coupe, pickup, etc. Don't remember having any problems.



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Posted 11 July 2014 - 01:37 PM

 

Hmmm... I've built several of these... coupe, pickup, etc. Don't remember having any problems.

 

For real?

 

I really struggled with this kit in a big way. I'm not certain that there were any parts in the entire kit that weren't warped.