This is the latest project taking shape on my bench, a Revell 1950 Ford F1 pickup done in a big block conservative traditional street rod style. I’m sticking pretty close to the basic kit but with a chopped main cab courtesy of Jimmy Flintstone, and a Revell Parts Pack 427 Ford motor, combining the Parts Pack blower with the Pack’s carburetors for a street-friendly setup. The overall stance will be based on the kit-supplied dropped front axle and lowered rear suspension. The deep dish steelies and slicks at the rear are from my parts box. The paint scheme is Duplicolor Universal Black flattened with Testors Dullcote contrasted with a high gloss treatment on the fenders in Duplicolor Super Red II shot over white primer. I’ve wanted to do this treatment on a fat fendered ride of some sort for quite a while, and they don’t come any fatter than the fenders on a Ford F1!
This build features several firsts for me, among them my first real pickup project (T-buckets don’t count…) since I built model cars as a kid. This is also my first faux-wood paint job, done in various shades of yellow, cream, red and brown acrylics.
Here are some quick shots from the war zone which is the permanent condition of my workbench.
Thanx for lookin’,