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FordRodnKustom

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About FordRodnKustom

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  • Birthday 11/23/1954

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  • Scale I Build 1/25-1/24

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  • Location N.W. Florida sometimes known as LA (lower Alabama)
  • Full Name Ron Savoie

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  1. FordRodnKustom added a post in a topic AMT '62 Mercury mild custom rebuild   

    Thanks all! I thought that custom tail panel was just enough 60's jet/space age crazy to be cool today and in keeping  with the '60s vibe I was going for. Glad I was able to get those custom parts. Thanks Les!
    Glad ya'll enjoyed seeing the Merc.
  2. FordRodnKustom added a topic in Under Glass   

    AMT '62 Mercury mild custom rebuild
    Finally finished this one up. Not my best but not my worst for sure. This thing fought me every step of the way and I'm glad it's done and on the shelf. I learned a lot from it.
    I started out with this eBay glue bomb. I used the rare original kit custom parts on it and many thanks to Les Gibbens for those!

    Here it is finished..warts 'n all.



    As always comments and discussion welcome. Thanks for checking the old Merc out!
    If interested you can see more in my build album here:
    https://public.fotki.com/bigfordpilot/my_built_model_cars/built_models/in_progress/62-merc-convertible-2/
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  3. FordRodnKustom added a topic in Wanted!   

    Long shot parts request..Monogram Sport Coupe
    Greetings all. I recently acquired this longtime grail of mine. It came apart easy with no damage and all the brushed on PLA floated off leaving almost new plastic. With good chrome, glass and no glue rash this vintage kit is well worth a good restoration.
    It is missing the intake/carb and air cleaners Can anyone help me out with these? I have stuff to trade or cash. Thanks!


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  4. FordRodnKustom added a post in a topic A New Grill for the SMP Custom '58 Impala   

    Much better! Nice work.
  5. FordRodnKustom added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    Great box art on that issue. Much cooler than this one I think.

  6. FordRodnKustom added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    This grail landed today from the UK from great trader Steve Grantham. Looks all complete except for the air cleaners, intake, steering wheel, tail lights and one head light lens. Already in the strip tank. I see a new box art style resto rebuild in my future. Thanks Steve!

     
  7. FordRodnKustom added a post in a topic Great Traders List   

    Steve Grantham. Great trader! Thanks Steve!
  8. FordRodnKustom added a post in a topic 32 Ford Jet Rod   

    Fascinating . Has a real retro futuristic purposeful look to it. The addition of the extra widgets works well. Very, very cool!
  9. FordRodnKustom added a post in a topic 1935 Auburn Speedster - The Abysmal Lindberg/Pyro Kit Completely Reworked   

    Stunning, absolutely stunning. That sir is true modeling craftsmanship. Take a bow, well done!
  10. FordRodnKustom added a post in a topic Scam 'Bay Listings?   

    I always limit my  ebay activity to USA only. Overseas predators and criminals eliminated. Never had any problems since I started doing that and I have been using  the 'bay for about 20 years.
  11. FordRodnKustom added a post in a topic Hobby Lobby vs Michaels   

    Same here. I don't think models are big on Micheal's  list. Mostly art & crafts, picture framing and fake plants and flowers. Next time I need beading supplies I'll go there(never)LOL. To be fair though they do have clear casting resin kits which is good to cast head and tail lights, which I have bought and done. I only bought that stuff on their 40% coupon but now they hold you hostage for your email address to get a coupon. I refuse.
  12. FordRodnKustom added a post in a topic How does your family deal?   

    LOL That's a good one.
  13. FordRodnKustom added a post in a topic How much have you spent on a build?   

    Man, I like that. Nice job!
  14. FordRodnKustom added a post in a topic How much have you spent on a build?   

    I guess for me it would be this one. I didn't keep track of the numbers but I know I spent more that I should have on glue bombs to get the parts I needed for this restoration and to get it where I wanted it. If I had to throw a number out I'd say somewhere between  80-100.


  15. FordRodnKustom added a post in a topic Concours of America   

    All great but I love the Motion King Cobra. Too bad about that 300 SL though. Thanks for the great pics.