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1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria.

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Just finished today my latest glue bomb.

This one broke the record of longest build, not that I worked on it for a long time, but I worked on the car on and off and the build took almost three months. Usually I take a week, maybe two...

Even with all this time in the making, the car is box stock AMT for the most part. Exceptions:

Tires cast by myself in rubbery resin with a white resin whitewall insert.

Carpeting done with velour paper cut to fit. I know that flocking is easier, but I could never get a decent result, so I use paper instead. 

The colors are factory stock, in Fiesta Red and Colonial White, done with automotive enamel. The interior is the black and white vinyl option, instead of the almost uni-present color keyed white and red. Ford offered the white and black interior for all color combos, and I think it makes the car to look a lot more classy. That's the way I would order one brand new.  

No wiring, no photo-etch, no aftermarket stuff. 

Not even the foil is bought, it's household aluminum foil and gold leaf bond. 

Anyway, hope you guys like my old Ford, one of my favorite kits, one of my favorite cars, and my favorite engine, the Ford Y. 

37246979605_d86b04b165_c.jpg1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

37247012245_e53971b05f_c.jpg1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

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37056710026_751378123f_c.jpg1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 

 

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That sure is pretty Tulio!

I'll bet I've built a half dozen of these kits in my younger days, but never very well.

I think it may be time for a new one now that my skills have improved a bit.

I've always wanted to do a fully dressed '56 Crown Vic Skyliner with skirts, a conny kit & the whole ball of wax.

The day may be coming & it's builds like yours that get me psyched up about it.

 

Steve

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Beautiful from every angle!

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Fantastic! A real beauty. 

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So very nice ! You sure have a way with the old Fords. Love it !

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Crisp and clean, beautiful work!

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Another stunning beauty sir.

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Nice as allways!

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Beautifully done Túlio. The extra add-ons aren't even missed.

David G.

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That's one fantastic looking Ford you've built as always.

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Túlio! She's gorgeous! :wub:

I gotta ask..........where or what did you use for the "dimpled" door sills?? Looks quite good and certainly suits the car! I love the WWW's too........I have to buy mine as painting them never works well for me.

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I'm not really sure but I think this may be a real car with the engine detail removed.  Really beautiful build of one of my favorite Fords.  That color combination is simply outstanding.  Two thumbs up, because that is all I have.

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Amazing build. Great job on the tires. Fantastic color combo.

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Crisp and clean, beautiful work!

I agree.  Well done!

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 Thank you gentlemen!! Very appreciated. 

Túlio! She's gorgeous! :wub:

I gotta ask..........where or what did you use for the "dimpled" door sills?? Looks quite good and certainly suits the car! I love the WWW's too........I have to buy mine as painting them never works well for me.

Thanks my friend!! 

The door sills? I used some creativity. I have a roll of very thick aluminum foil for repairing air conditioning piping, and I use it once in a while on small detail bits. For the door sills I took the cap of my pin vise, and roled it over the tape, creating the texture. 

36427376004_b754019486_c.jpgSil Plates by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

36427370004_1100a53ce5_c.jpgSil Plates by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

The tires were home cast.

Amazing build. Great job on the tires. Fantastic color combo.

Thanks a lot!! The tires were home cast. I did two different models. 

27358160233_e7e19d3a83_c.jpgCasting rubber tires by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

27358170063_3d0f19920b_c.jpgCasting rubber tires by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

27692289710_3c3b04e323_c.jpgCasting rubber tires by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 

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Fantastic build like always. I like it very much!!!!

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WOW! I LOVE that tip Túlio! I gotta try that sometime! I've got that foil you mentioned, and of course I've got several of those pin vises. The texture that's on the caps is known as "knurling".

Very creative! B)

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WOW! I LOVE that tip Túlio! I gotta try that sometime! I've got that foil you mentioned, and of course I've got several of those pin vises. The texture that's on the caps is known as "knurling".

Very creative! B)

Thanks!!

In Portuguese the texture is called "diamantado". I didn't know the correct term in English. 

That foil is way too thick for actual foiling, but I found lot's of uses for it. 

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Another absolutely beautiful old Ford Tulio. The tyres and door sills make a real difference and I don't remember ever seeing a nicer build of this kit.

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Perfect craftmanship as always!

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Looks great!

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Another absolutely beautiful old Ford Tulio. The tyres and door sills make a real difference and I don't remember ever seeing a nicer build of this kit.

x2

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Another absolutely beautiful old Ford Tulio. The tyres and door sills make a real difference and I don't remember ever seeing a nicer build of this kit.

Thank you my friend. It means a lot.

Perfect craftmanship as always!

Danke mein Freund. Ich bin ein großer Fan von deiner Arbeit.

Looks great!

Thanks a lot Chiris!!

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Thank You Robert!

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Exceptional job Tulio.B)

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Another winner from your workbench! I'm never disappointed when I open your posts.

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