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Lovefordgalaxie

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  • Location Florianópolis SC Brasil
  • Full Name Túlio Lazzaroni

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  1. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic 1947 Ford Sedan Coupe Kinder Egg   

    Thanks guys.!! 
    Happy you like the Ford. 
  2. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic Datsun 240z   

    It looks quite nice. 
    I like the color a lot. The car would benefit from some fail work instead of paint, so the entire model would match the great level of detail of the engine. 
  3. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic 1947 Ford Sedan Coupe Kinder Egg   

    Thanks a lot my friends. 
    It looks like this year I was bitten by the fat fender Ford bug...
  4. Lovefordgalaxie added a topic in Under Glass   

    1947 Ford Sedan Coupe Kinder Egg
    Had a lot of fun building this Ford. 
    Started the build on 18th. I got the kit as a birthday present from my friend Nahim, who is a fellow Ford nut and Galaxie owner. On the next week, I choose the color, and had it mixed by my other friend Acacio, that owns a 1:1 car paint store. The color is FoMoCo Manson Maroon, done in synthetic enamel. 
    Decided to build the Revell '48 as a '47. From the outside, the major difference are the door locks. On '46 to '47 cars they have a indentation for one's thumb. The '48s had a tear drop, like if saying good bye as the body style went out of production. Also the rear splash pan has a full felt and it's steel on '47 cars. On '48 cars it's aluminum, and has just rubber washers to separate it from the body. Both are done in three parts, so it's practically invisible in kit form. Also, the '48s lost the steering wheel lock, and the cool togle by the ignition key, also some invisible differences in kit form. The major innacuracy would be the seats, that have the solid blue cloth pattern on the kit, a '48 thing. I didn't modify the seats, just painted them gray.
    The no name tires that come with the kit are kind of annoying, but I don't have any "named" tire that would look cool on the Revell wheels, so I wiped the out of center and poorly done printed whitewalls, and painted my own.  
    Like for me the nicest sound ever is a Flathead Ford trough glasspacks, I decided to build this car as I would do a 1:1. And that is the story behind the Kinder Egg nickname. The car is round and has a surprise inside. 
    Like I would never do any modifications to a car that could not be reversed back to stock in a day or so, and leaving no "scares" behind, I choose to do some simple bolt on mods. Just to make the car to sound mean. Some basic kitbashing between Revell kits and voilá, work done. 
    Talking about Revell kits, I will be building to my friend who gave me the kit, '48 Custom with a Y-Block, and some parts kitbashed from the AMT '56 Ford (slicks, gasser front tires, headers, etc). Sometimes we have to do some sacrifices for our buddies... I just don't know if it's next on the line, or a replica of Biff Tannen's '46 From Back to the Future movie. 
    Anyway, hope you guys like the old '47. 
    1947 Ford Sedan Coupe Super Deluxe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr
    1947 Ford Sedan Coupe Super Deluxe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr
    1947 Ford Sedan Coupe Super Deluxe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr
    1947 Ford Sedan Coupe Super Deluxe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr
    1947 Ford Sedan Coupe Super Deluxe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr
    1947 Ford Sedan Coupe Super Deluxe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr
    1947 Ford Sedan Coupe Super Deluxe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr
    1947 Ford Sedan Coupe Super Deluxe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr
    1947 Ford Sedan Coupe Super Deluxe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr
    1947 Ford Sedan Coupe Super Deluxe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr
    1947 Ford Sedan Coupe Super Deluxe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr
    1947 Ford Sedan Coupe Super Deluxe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr
    1947 Ford Sedan Coupe Super Deluxe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr
    1947 Ford Sedan Coupe Super Deluxe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr
    1947 Ford Sedan Coupe Super Deluxe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr
    1947 Ford Sedan Coupe Super Deluxe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr
    1947 Ford Sedan Coupe Super Deluxe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr
    1947 Ford Sedan Coupe Super Deluxe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr
    1947 Ford Sedan Coupe Super Deluxe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr
     
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  5. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic Gremlins in model building (not AMC type).   

    Trying to install the rear window of any Revell '48 Ford kit, without any glue showing, is not for the faint of heart. 
  6. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic 1950 Olds   

    WOW, that's quite patriotic. 
  7. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic 1948 Ford Sedan Coupe Super Deluxe   

    I always use Model Master or just plain little bottle Testors flat white acrylic. Diluted with windex, it airbrushes quite nicely, and sticks to the tires. Have some 20 plus year old models with the whitewalls still like new. 
    Enamel paint won't dry. 
    Latex, since it's water based, will work OK, I just don't know how well it will airbrush. It's worth a try, as it's a lot cheaper. 
  8. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic 40 Ford Coupe.   

    Very nice looking Ford.
    Nice color, and a hopped up flathead. Can't ask for more. 
  9. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic 1948 Ford Sedan Coupe Super Deluxe   

    Thanks again gentlemen. 
    I have another one in the oven right now. 
    Painted Manson Maroon
    it's nickname is Kinder Egg.
    Hope to post it next week.  
  10. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic 1998 S-10 Champ98, 1:43   

    Thanks guys!!
    Champ is just the special series name. Just 1200 trucks. Usually they were called just S-10 for the bare bones work truck, with all vinyl seats, rubber "carpeting" no a/c, no power anything, and basic four banger engine, S-10 Deluxe for the trucks with all the amenities plus the option of the V6, and Executive for the four door crew cab, with leather seats, automatic transmission, and faux wood on the dash.
    Those are quite easy to find here. The genuine GM stuff is less easy, but still available.
  11. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic "Christine"   

    Shouldn't this be in the drag racing section? The other day I posted here a pick up truck and it was promptly moved to the correct section.  
  12. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic 1964 Cadillac De Ville convertible(JO-HAN)   

    WOW!!!
  13. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic 55 Crown Victoria   

    if it's anything like a '57 Fairlane I got from them, it's really bad. There is a odd texture all over, the trim is different from side to side, and there are spots where the resin is so thin you can see trough, while there are spots where it's so thick extensive sanding has to be done. Also, my body came ok, and warped after a few months. Still have it, but it's just too bad to use. It will be a lot easier to convert a AMT body into a Fairlane, than to fix the issues with the resin body. The '55 is a little more complicated, but can be done. Thank God I like the '56 better. Also bought a 1948 Ford tudor sedan conversion body from e-Bay, and it's rubbish. It looks like a styrene body that has being stripped about 10 times with lacquer thinner. I don't have the necessary skill on body work to convert a coupe into a tudor, but i'm thinking about trying. The second time I get a resin body that is bad. 
  14. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic Four door or sedan/post interest   

    If one would really analyze the U.S. model car market, one thing has to be known.  
    For ages, the hardtops and two doors were made, by the manufacturers, into the most desirable models. This way of thinking got into the car buying public in the U.S. conditioning the buyer. It was the "glamour" thing already mentioned, that would actually sell the other models. The two door hardtops were simpler to manufacture than the four door sedans, and could be sold for a lot more cash. Bigger profit in a less volume car. Less profit on a high number car. 
    Why did Ford build the retractable top Skyliners? Because it was more practical, because it was super profitable? No, they did it to attract buyers, and not to the expensive Skyliners with a tiny box for trunk. 
    In other countries that didn't happen. In my country, for example, the most expensive versions, the most desirable versions were the four door sedans. The Opala Diplomata from GM, The Galaxie Landau from Ford. The Dodge Le Baron or Gran Sedan from Chrysler.  The two door cars were the GT versions, or the bare bones versions of the most expensive cars. The status symbols were the four door cars. In a much smaller market than the U.S., the cars that costed more to make were the most expensive ones. 
    Even tough I think the American cars are the most beautiful around, and I'm not a fan of European or Japanese cars, I grew up with a two door sedan Maverick and a four door sedan Landau, so I have way more intimacy with those versions than with hardtops or convertibles. I will buy what I like the most, so I would buy the four door over the two door if available.
    The only two door car I have is a pick up truck.
    But i'm among the vast minority when buying models is the subject.
    From what I can see of forums and boards, the majority of models cars is built altered in a way or another. Less people build them as factory stock replicas, than hot rods and such, and a four door hot rod is seldom seen. 
    Also, who buys my kind of car, the big beautiful cars of the 1940's, 1950's, and 1960's is not the young guy getting into the hobby. Around here the young folks get kits of the Toyotas, Nissans, and Hondas they have parked in their garages.The buyer for my kind of car is getting old. And the buyer grew up being conditioned to like two door hardtops, and to dream about convertibles while riding on the back seat of dad's four door sedan. It was all over the media, from dealer brochures to movies. 
    In a nutshell, there is a market for making new tool on four door sedans, but not the four door sedans I would buy. I don't want a Mercedes, or a Lexus, I want a '57 Ford, a '32 Ford, a '36 Ford a '46 Ford, a '66 Ford. If in four door versions, well that would be even better. 
    Being realistic, the model car makers would have problems selling a big number of Four door sedan '57 Bel Airs (I would buy one as fast as I could get my hands on the kit) or even a four door 210 or 150 for that matter. 
     
     
  15. Lovefordgalaxie added a post in a topic Four door or sedan/post interest   

    I would buy a four door sedan in a heartbeat. It's my favorite body style. Would buy multiples.