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retriever

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About retriever

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  • Scale I Build 1/32. 1/25

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  • Location Belleville, Ontario, Canada. K8N 3T1
  • Full Name Tony Durham

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  1. retriever added a post in a topic Assembly line Fords   

    I'm really enjoying this topic.  Those early Fords are a real favourite of mine.  Your builds are excellent.
     
    Tony
  2. retriever added a post in a topic You may know me by another name?   

    Thanks Dan,
    I definitely will stay in touch with MCM.  I know what a great bunch of guys gather here.
    Tony
  3. retriever added a post in a topic You may know me by another name?   

    Readers of my opening introduction remarks will know that I returned to MCM after the forum that I am site administrator for was taken over by a new host and we were experiencing a lot of problems with it.  I became so frustrated with missing pictures from member's past post and even a temporary shutdown of the site, that we lost a number of member's who were just as frustrated as I was. 
    It appears now that whatever teething problems existed with the new host, they appear to have been resolved and the site is now operating properly.  
    The site to which I refer http://automotion.myfastforum.org is mostly, (although not limited to) models of vintage, antique and classic vehicles and although we do include some customs, hot rods and newer vehicles that is not the main focus of the site.  We also have sections for dioramas, diecasts and "member's other interests" etc.  I use the name "mustangman" on the site (not to be confused with the "mustangman" on MCM).
    MCM is a excellent forum which has given me hours of interest over the years and I expect you feel the same.  But my commitment to the members of automotion's forum must take precedence over my involvement in MCM.  To this end, I will be returning to automotion and will have less time to commit as a participant in MCM.  It is unfortunate that the problems we experienced have recently reduced our member's input and we need to build that back up. I will still check in to MCM from time to time and even post some pictures of my finished models. 
    If you are interested in antique, classic, vintage and special interested vehicles I invite you all to take a look at http://automotion.myfastforum.org 
    Thanks for your interest and happy modelling.
    Tony
     
     
  4. retriever added a post in a topic 1923 Ford T Fruit Wagon   

    Unfortunately, my friend in France has declined to help.  He did it for me as a special favour.
    You can, however get them through Ebay.fr ......if you can figure out the French!
    http://www.ebay.fr/itm/kit-resine-resin-1-24-no-kfs-italeri-revell-Tamiya-conversion-transkit-/272876237965?hash=item3f88b0f48d:g:oegAAOSwK6RZLSJv
    At least it's worth a try......
    Tony
     
     
  5. retriever added a post in a topic 1925 T rods   

    Thanks Guys
    Tony
  6. retriever added a post in a topic 1925 T rods   

    This got finished faster than I expected!    A little detail paint, add the radiator, mount the body on the frame and that's it.  Decided it would stay as a primered rod (to save me some paint!).  
    Here's the chassis from below:
    And the finshed model:

    THE END
    Tony
  7. retriever added a post in a topic 1925 T rods   

    Finished the interior of the coupe and she's all ready to go back together.  Nothing spectacular.... just basic building.
    In the picture above I didn't line up the floor with the chassis properly.  That's been corrected and the roll bar extensions now sit squarely on the rear frame member.
    Tony
  8. retriever added a post in a topic 41 Ford Woody- Swap-N-Build CBP project   

    Your '41 Woody is really coming along nicely.   I think the maroon will be a super color choice.  
    I have used craft paint to represent wood, but it's a delicate, "hit and miss" process.  One method I have found works for me, depending on the type of wood you're trying to represent, is to first give the framing a solid coat of antique gold, yellow or tan enamel.  Then I dry brush various shades of craft paint brown vertically down the frame, trying(!) to represent the grain of the wood.  It rakes a steady hand, patience and some kind of reference photo beside you, or you'll just finish up painting the whole frame brown!  Another method is simply to chose a craft paint that looks like light, grain free wood.  The advantage of craft paint, is you can run the part under the faucet and start again if you don't like it.
    Whatever you chose to do, experiment on some pieces of sprue first until you get the hang of it.  
    Hope this helps,
    Tony
  9. retriever added a post in a topic 1931 Ford "paddy Wagon"   

    I was just checking out your '41 Woody and it's really coming along nicely.   I think the maroon will be a super color choice.  
    I have used craft paint to represent wood, but it's a delicate, "hit and miss" process.  One method I have found works for me, depending on the type of wood you're trying to represent, is to first give the framing a solid coat of antique gold, yellow or tan enamel.  Then I dry brush various shades of craft paint brown vertically down the frame, trying(!) to represent the grain of the wood.  It rakes a steady hand, patience and some kind of reference photo beside you, or you'll just finish up painting the whole frame brown!  Another method is simply to chose a craft paint that looks like light, grain free wood.  The advantage of craft paint, is you can run the part under the faucet and start again if you don't like it.
    Whatever you chose to do, experiment on some pieces of sprue first until you get the hang of it.  
    Hope this helps,
    Tony
  10. retriever added a post in a topic 41 Ford Woody- Swap-N-Build CBP project   

    Can't wait to see what you do with the wood, especially the framing.  Not the easiest thing to paint and make it look real.  Real wood (maybe 1/32" basswood) would probably look best for the panels.
    I'm loving this build.
    Tony
     
  11. retriever added a topic in On The Workbench   

    1931 Ford "paddy Wagon"
    One model I've thought about building for quite some time, is the Ford Model A "Paddy Wagon",  Searching Google, I found these pictures of a Model A Paddy Wagon and it's just what I had in mind.

    Some time ago I built the AMT 1931 Ford Woody.  As I have an almost complete spare kit of this model, I figured it would make a great starting point for the paddy wagon.  Here's the '31 that I built before:

    I'm starting with the chassis, fenders, engine and firewall of the '31 woody,  The remainder of the body will be a combination of modified woody panels and scratch building.
    I have a couple of other models to finish first, but I will work on this one while paint and/or glue dries on the others.......
    Tony
     
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  12. retriever added a post in a topic 1923 Ford T Fruit Wagon   

    I've contacted my friend to see if he's interested in getting any more to send to MCM members.
    I'll let you know.
     
    Tony
  13. retriever added a post in a topic 1923 Ford T Fruit Wagon   

    From what I can see, the tires don't appear to be directional.  By the way, I made an error in the title of this post.  It's actually a 1925 Model T, so the tires may be different.
    Tony
  14. retriever added a post in a topic 1923 Ford T Fruit Wagon   

    This is the 1/24 scale fruit I should be receiving from my friend Fred in France.  Hope it's a s good as it looks in the photo......
    Tony
  15. retriever added a post in a topic 1925 T rods   

    Thanks John,  I  usually only use the folk art paint on small details....  It's so much easuier to clean up than enamels.  Recently I've also been using Testor's bottle acrylics.as well.  The only real problem I've found is that if you try to add a second coat too quickly,, it can pull off the paint from the first coat.... even if you thought the first coat was dry!
    Tony