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f1ford48

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  • Location northern california
  • Full Name Frank Schaeffer

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  1. f1ford48 added a post in a topic 1/16 Mercer Raceabout   

    Hi Bruce- I mixed the paint from various colors for that particular cars brass parts. I also have been using flowquil railroad colors with nice results-they have an antique brass color and like Harry did-you can dullcote it.   heres a big Mercer with flowquil on the all the plated parts.


  2. f1ford48 added a post in a topic 1/16 Mercer Raceabout   

    if you are missing any parts I have a few...it is a very nice model and goes together easily but  is VERY FRAGILE. I painted all the brass plated parts to tone it down a bit...
  3. f1ford48 added a post in a topic BMW 2002tii. "Not for sale, going to fix it one day" diorama.   

    The cracked dash and windshield especially good. the color of the wheel in the grass is superb. very well done and realistic!
  4. f1ford48 added a post in a topic STOCK 1932 FORD STANDARD 5 WINDOW COUPE 1/8 SCALE   

    Thanks Skip-I did and they have some super nice head lights. however this is a Ford and not a Bugatti.    I have already gone way over budget on this one and just want to get it finished.
    is it true there is a book out on Harry's Models?  I would rather spend some $ on that.
  5. f1ford48 added a post in a topic NEO 1.43 Jaguar MK 9   

    is this resin or die cast ?
  6. f1ford48 added a post in a topic Oliver 1850 1/16 custom   

    now -that is cool!!!
  7. f1ford48 added a post in a topic 1935 Auburn Speedster - The Abysmal Lindberg/Pyro Kit Completely Reworked   

    AMAZING Build- great to  see one with the top up and the colors are great.   how did you do the wheels?  
  8. f1ford48 added a post in a topic 34 Ford   

    nice work on the stock Flathead. i like the spiral hoses and clamps especially.
  9. f1ford48 added a post in a topic Fiat Mefistofele Black version 1/12   

    SUPERB-looks like the real one!   the copper water outlets are especially fine.  and all  of the paint tones super realistic- nice heat marks on the exhaust also
  10. f1ford48 added a post in a topic STOCK 1932 FORD STANDARD 5 WINDOW COUPE 1/8 SCALE   

    If you have seen a stock 32 you know how big and highly mounted the headlights are. the big deuce gives you small hot rod lights so some improvising needed to be done again here. I cut the buckets from 1.5 inch wooden balls and painted with semi gloss black paint then a special metallic -also from Rustoleum. the backs of the lenses were cut from a chrome card stock and the rims and lenses modified from a BIG motorcycle toy. the real ones are stainless so this should be convincing enough.
    you guys are probably laughing at the '' OLD SCHOOL '' stuff going on here- my ''hobby shop'' is the Hardware store!


  11. f1ford48 added a post in a topic STOCK 1932 FORD STANDARD 5 WINDOW COUPE 1/8 SCALE   

    finally got some paint on the body. and the moldings painted too. I ended up doing the black moldings by hand as the masking tape I was using was not cooperating. I think they turned out even better with no bleeding.  the top insert was cut from an old school binder that had a nice ''grain'' to it . the colors are original Ford. Thorn brown and black moldings.


  12. f1ford48 added a post in a topic 1948 Ford Convertible Club Coupe, now with outdoor pictures (pic heavy)   

    SUPERB attention to detail-  outside photos make all the difference
  13. f1ford48 added a post in a topic 1932 Ford 3 window   

    WOW- looks like a real car-very sharp!
  14. f1ford48 added a post in a topic 1934 Ford 5-window coupe   

    paint work looks superb!!! nice to see an Original
  15. f1ford48 added a post in a topic The Big Deuce ,monogram, original release   

    that close up of the red car engine looks like the real deal!!!