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Albert Moore

Revell 1929 Ford Model A Roadster

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Hi All,

Here is my take on Revell's 1929 Model A Ford Roadster. It was kitbashed with the bobbed fenders from the Ford Rat Roaster kit, and the 1932 Ford style grill  that comes in the 1930 Model A Coupe kit. Added a MAD pre-wired distributor to the engine, and Ken's Kustom Fuzzi-Fur flocking to floor and firewall kick panel. The finish is Krylon Taupe and gloss black from their Shortcuts spray can line (decanted and shot through an airbrush). Thanks for looking, all comments and critiques welcomed.

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I like how you blended the parts from several other kits on this build. The body color almost looks like an OEM Ford color. I like the pin stripes also.   

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Man that's nice , super clean and well detailed ! One beautiful roadster . :)

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Great lookin hot rod. I really like the look of the fenders and color choices.

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I like everything about it with one exception. Color is great and goes well with the interior. Engine looks good. The only thing that bothers me, and it could be just me, the radiator shell seems to be too high. It doesn't seem to flow into line with the body.

Don

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Thank you, Bob, Phil, Sam, Don, and Keith!

I like everything about it with one exception. Color is great and goes well with the interior. Engine looks good. The only thing that bothers me, and it could be just me, the radiator shell seems to be too high. It doesn't seem to flow into line with the body.

Don

Hi Don-

Perfectly valid criticism. After looking at the model vs actual cars with that style grill shell, I am inclined to agree with you. So, after carefully prying the shell free, I notched it until it sat on the frame in a lower position, and hopefully in line with the body better. Thanks again for your feedback.

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Sweet hot rod!  Color, stance, engine, wheel/tire combo, everything is just right.

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Wow, a fantastic version of the new Revell roadster kit! I love the color scheme and while I'm not usually a fan of bobbed / cycle fenders they actually look good here. It looks like a traditional rod you'd seen in Australia where they have to run some kind of fender, or, as they call them, "guards." I also like that you toned down the chrome by painting the front axle, grill, headlights, shock mounts and headers. All the chrome on these kits tends to give them a toy-like appearance.

In the first set of photos I immediately noticed the radiator shell being too high versus the cowl. So glad you took the advice to drop it down, it made all the difference! The way you did it (notching the sides) is exactly how it's done in the full scale world.

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(The only other thing is a personal gripe with Revell because they should have made the front of these kits sit lower.)

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I just now found this thread, and was going to comment on the grille shell height, since you asked for comments or criticisms. But it has been brought up and fixed, and now that car is just about perfect. I'd love to have one just like it in 1:1.

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Great work! I love the subdued color scheme, the use of hairpin radius rods, the blacked-out grill insert ... everything, really.

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Thank you Bruce, Dennis, Mike, Allen, Andy, Nick, and Jeremy!

Cheers,

Albert

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Really cool, i like the clean look with fenders.. 

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