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This was a real fun build. I wanted to do the car like a person would have done it in the mid to late 60's. I always have had a love for street machines and when a buddy of mine clued me into a project he was doing it gave me a bit of a boost to get rolling with this one. So I grabbed a set of wheels, tires and a dash mounted tach and away I went. The whole project took 3 weeks to do and was painted using Tamiya paints. The clear however is Testors one coat. I made the flat taillights using clear plastic and shot them with Tamiya clear red. Having built this kit as a Kustom back when it was first issued, I knew what to expect along the way. Overall, I am very pleased with the results and would definitely recommend this kit to anyone looking to do a 57 ford.

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Beautiful build, really strong color combination. Wheel choice is perfect.   

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Great build! What do you use for the chrome trim?

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I used Bare Metal Foil for all the chrome. The ford script on the front was foiled before paint then tapped off and buffed till it came through. 

 

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One B.A. Ford ...! Love the look ...and the red front drums are a nice touch...

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Mission accomplished!  Really has the look of a '60s street machine.  Very good attention to detail, as well.

 

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Great looking Ford. I'm finishing up the Revell kit as a drag racer and can only hope it looks as good as yours.

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Just have to keep coming back to this one... Very impressed with this build...
Ya got everything right here. Love the Cragars on the front and chromies on the rear... I remember them running the street and strip that way well. Paint is beautiful and color combo is great!!!
One "SWEET" ride!!!

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Very nice, very clean, very good concept! This is one of those models that I'd be proud to have built myself. Well done and model on! B)

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I used Bare Metal Foil for all the chrome. The ford script on the front was foiled before paint then tapped off and buffed till it came through. 

 

Beautifully executed 

 

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Thanks everybody!  Steve Mason Nice build!  Hope to do the AMT version soon.

Thank you as well, but this build of yours is just "OFF the HOOK" beautiful... The good ole 57 Ford Fairlane has been my all~time favorite car since I seen the movie "Thunder Road" back in the early 60s. Amazing oid flick.  I have been back to this post many times to admire your creation here. It's so very cool how it can look like grandma's Sunday church car, but then again like the meanest, evil machine on the highway. Everything about it says something to ya... 
Your talent and skill sure shines here.. 
Thank you for sharing this amazing machine!!!

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