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Eric Macleod

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About Eric Macleod

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  • Scale I Build
    1/24 and 1/32

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    Battle Creek, Michigan
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    Eric Macleod

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  1. After 39 years of work I should have some semblance of a plan!
  2. I agree with the others. You have done a very fine job with a very challenging kit. Thankfully the 1:1 version goes together easier than the model.
  3. That's a really beautiful car. I like the colors of that.
  4. Thank you! I like speedsters a lot too. I'd love to see yours!
  5. Many thanks. There was a LOT of blood, sweat and tears in that one.
  6. You are right. Henry Ford was known to be thrifty but he definitely was not cheap, nor was the Model T. Inexpensive, yes; cheap, no. Having worked on many of these cars over the years, I have been repeatedly amazed by how well engineered they were and by the continious quality improvement program that was in place at Ford. While they rarely threw out older parts, literally nothing from a 1909 would have been a correct replacement for a '26-7, and visa versa. When teaching a student driver about the car, I tell them you have to look at the car in context. When it was introduced in 1908 (as a 1909 model year car), the Model T was the iPhone of its time. To that date it was the single most important, and successful, commercial product ever. It got that way because it was affordable and of tremendous quality, not because it was junk. They endure for that reason as well as an intangible factor...they are a hoot to drive.
  7. I have that kit on the bench myself right now. It hss some VERY difficult things to assemble. It kind of makes you appreciate how easy it is to assemble the AMT version.
  8. Actually, no. The posts should be the same color as the chassis. Have a look at an original '13 sans headlamps. Hope this helps some people
  9. Guilty as charged...and proud of it. My '26 Touring is what some may say over-restored. I respond by saying it was done properly. Here are a few reference photos of the car that almost certainly is the best restored 26-27 Model T Touring extant. Close inspection of the car reveals concentric depressions in the doors, rough spots in the castings and so on...all factory. I hope these help some builders with this kit.
  10. I would love to see a 72 Mercury Montego GT and a Villiager wagon too. Dream on eh...great model though!
  11. Thanks! Clearly this won't be the world's most detailed model but I think it will look the part.
  12. Last night I spent some time sorting out the exhaust and intake systems. I think I am going to wind up simply using soldering wire.
  13. I am curious if I was that guy. Mine was bought then sold on Ebay. Tough model. Again, i am impressed. What sort of drivetrain do you have in your 1,:1?
  14. While not my style of a model, your skillset is absolutely amazing. Well done! I will be studying your masking techniques in detail. Thank you for posting this amazing work.
  15. Oh wow, it's already done. Fabulous. I just have to ask, where did you get the resin to start with?
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