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    1/25, 1/24

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    Austin, Tx
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    Ferby Miguel

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  1. Thanks for the tip! I'm actually planning on scratch building those. They have to get molded onto the front of the fenders and I have an idea of how to make it all work. Fingers crossed that my plan works out. I'll post pics of the process I have in mind if it works
  2. I'm looking for a set of (4) of either 54 Olds hubcaps or 55 Buick hubcaps. I believe Modelhaus had a resin set of the Oldsmobile caps available at one time. I don't know if resin 55 Buick caps are/were available, but I might also consider either of these caps from an old promo depending on their condition. Please see attached pic. The Olds cap is on the left, Buick cap on the right. Thanks in advance!
  3. Thanks everyone! I'm in the process of ordering the 50/51 dash from Norm. He doesn't have the 54 Olds caps though which I'm still on the hunt for.
  4. Actually, if anyone can identify the hubcaps in this pic, and inform me if they're available in resin(or plastic) this could be an 'plan B' instead of the 54 Olds caps. I'm guessing at some point these different caps were used on Curly's car for a short time(or maybe just for this photo shoot?)as I only recall seeing the car in pics and in person with the 54 Olds caps.
  5. Thanks! Those are pretty close, but I'm shooting for getting as accurate as I can with this build. I know I've seen 54 Olds resin caps before, I just cant remember who made them...
  6. Chopped/sectioned 39/40 Ford

    Whoops, I goofed and accidently posted the magazine cover pic twice.....
  7. Chopped/sectioned 39/40 Ford

    Thanks for the compliments everyone! Here are a few more pics. The undercarriage shot shows how nicely the Revell 48 ford actually chassis fit under the AMT 40 Ford body. I had to shorten the wheel base a tad(upon researching I discovered the 1:1 48 Ford wheel base is 2in. shorter than the 40) I had to cut the interior tub apart separating the rear panel and door panels from one another and each of these from the floor in order to integrate the notched Revell 40 Ford trunk floor(and also to install the interior into the body. Once I glued the fenders to the body during the customizing phase, there was no other way for me to install the interior). Another side note: I also used the 48 Ford chassis for it's wider track width as a functional reason for widening the fenders. As it turns out, the track width was still too wide and I had to mess with the offset of the wheels to get the tires to fill the fenders properly. At some point I'll get around to adding the missing chassis detail I mentioned previously. I don't plan on entering any contests so who knows, I may just be lazy and leave it as is Just for fun, I've included a fictitious photoshop mockup of my build as it might have appeared on the cover of Hot Rod magazine in the late 40's if it was a real car. *I really like the idea of some of the early postwar customs serving double duty as cruisers AND record chasers back in the late 40's. To me, they epitomize the combination of speed and style.
  8. Chopped/sectioned 39/40 Ford

    Thanks! I'm always happy to share something new I've discovered that works for me. I'd also like to see more people try the fender welting(beading) detail on fendered cars too. Also try using pie pan tin if you haven't yet for misc. aluminum or thin gauge metal detail.
  9. I'm attempting to build a 1/25th scale copy of Curly Tremayne's 50 Merc custom and am in need of a set of 1954 Olds hubcaps and a 50 Merc dash. I recall seeing these available at one time but don't remember from whom or where. Can anyone help out? Thanks in advance!
  10. Even though there's a few things I still need to add like a license plate, rear shocks, steering linkage, I'm calling this one finally done! It's an AMT 40 Ford body that's been chopped, sectioned, fenders widened, running boards removed, rear fender openings filled and flush skirts scribed in. Old bumper bracket holes in fenders filled and relocated to accomodate the 41 Lincoln bumper brackets, hood and grill area replace the original AMT hood/grill. Firewall is smoothed and windshield height reduced further by getting filled in slightly. I used the Revell 48 Ford chassis/motor for the wider track width and nicer detail. Solder was used for exhaust tubing and suspension was modified to lower the stance. The wheelbase also had to be shortened slightly but it fits surprisingly well(I wonder if anyone ever did this mod back in the day). I added the Revell 40 Ford trunk floor/gas tank underneath and notched it to accomodate the lowered rear suspension. I'll add undercarriage shots soon. Some new detail techniques were tried out on this build: white plug wire for fender beading(welting)and pie pan tin to make rear fender guards and the grill shroud/cover. Adding some wiring harness detail in the engine compartment is also something I've never done before, as well as modifying a 2x2 intake to make a 4x2. Hopefully this all visually makes up for the lack of any carb linkage which I just didn't wanna do this time around Doug Rice's 1:1 39 Ford was my main inspiration for this build. I wanted to try to faithfully build an early postwar custom that could have also run at the dry lakes. Period modifications, parts, colors all hopefully represent this purpose. Enjoy the pics! I may try to take more with better lighting and post those as well.
  11. Thanks! I got the idea from Jack Calori's 1:1 36 Ford. That car had these flat tail lights that were on either side of the sunken license plate(see attached pic) His particular lights fit the space really nicely. I think they were from a late 30's Hudson but I'm not certain. I wanted to do something different, yet appropriate and era correct looking and just couldn't find the right solution. While digging through my stash of odds and ends, I came across these two pieces and thought they might work in similar fashion like Calori's 36. They stick up from the deck a little high and seem a bit blocky to me from the side, but overall they do the trick for me.
  12. Well, here are a couple more pics of it pretty close to it's finished state. I still need to add rear shocks, steering linkage, license plate and I may try to make a Russetta timing tag for the firewall. Once all these little details are added, I'm gonna call it done and post better pics in 'Under Glass'.
  13. Thanks! There aren't many shows nearby, at least not nearly as many as there are in Nor. cal where I used to live, but I do plan to take it to a local IPMS show here in town this month.
  14. Thanks! I wanted to build something really different and true to the era. I learned about Doug Rice's 1:1 39 Ford and loved the way it had so much radical body mods done but was also built for speed runs at Bonneville. Single stage gray color, racing numbers and hopped up flathead all make a unique statement to me.
  15. Thanks! It's actually a build inspired by Doug Rice's 1:1 39 Ford Bonneville car as well some other early postwar custom cars that were built in the late 40's meant for speed AND style. Like his car, my Ford is chopped, sectioned, fenders widened, etc. There were a few custom cars that ran at the dry lakes in southern California in the late 40's and my build is meant to pay homage to cars like those. Hence the racing numbers, the hopped up 4 carb flathead, etc.