I'll be buying some if htey followed in the steps of the other 32s. What I mean is that every reissue had something new/different in it. I would love to see a new valve covers/intake option or an I-beam axle. And dare we dream of a quick change rear…..
Yes, some plastics bleed through. The main reason I switched to two part automotive primers. I built a lot of diecast models. Did a lot of Ferrari 355s. Both made by UT of Germany and by Hotwheels in 1:18. Started with red models as donors. Stripped everything down to find out everything is metal except the bumpers the rear lids and the mirrors. The mirrors were very flexible, rubber like material, but black in color under the paint. The bumpers were molded in a brittle red plastic and the lid molded in very flexible hard plastic.
Had to paint one in white and the other in yellow. Both of them were done the same way. Strip all old paint, wash very well, air dry, tamiya grey primer followed by Tamiya white primer and then tamiya color. Everything decanted from their spray cans. In both cases primer was first perfect grey, then perfect white and then the colors were pure and as intended. Then sprayed Tamiya clear and everything changed……only at the bumpers. Both cars retained their color beautifully, except the bumpers. Funny thing was that the engine lids that were also molded in red plastic, but visibly a different kind did not bleed through. But I had a noticeably orange and pink bumpers.
I actually looked at that birch plywood and was not a fan of it. I'll try the Balsa and if I fudge it up, I'll go the plywood route.
Hi Shaun, everyone is saying go with the two doors at the back and it was what I was thinking about too. So probably that's the way it will go. I would not cut the roof tho. I don't think it would look good on a C-cab. About the steps - it already has two steps at the rear and one on each side.
I need to finish a couple of other models I am building for people first, before I come back to this, but stay tuned…..
Thanks for looking.
The real one also has a roof rack, a different shape of the wood work at the back and numerous other differences. I still think it is a great kit. I've built a few of them in different variations and still have three more on my "started, but will they be ever finished" list.
A really cool model with a lot of cool parts in it.
I also believe this was the second release of the '32 Fords, right before the roadster. I consider the rat roastered a completely separate model from the roadster and not a reissue. Every single part on it, with the exception of the suspension is a new tooling.
They are coming out with the '29 now some suspension parts that I am sure will find their way into more '32 reissues or hopefully new kits. I wouldn't mind (and it wouldn't surprise me) if they come up with a Phaeton, a Vicky and a B400. The Phaeton can use most of the interior from the Tudor and would need just a new body. The vicky and B400 can use the interior from the Speed Wagon and just need new bodies. And if they introduce little new details in each new release, they will definitely sell. A new motor here, a quick change there……We may even live to see a Deuce with a decent independent suspension.