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1923 Ford T Fruit Wagon

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I'm starting a new project.  The kit is the AMT 1923 Ford T Fruit Wagon.

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I don't think I'll use the "Fruity" parts as the molded detail of the fruit leaves a lot to the imagination.  I will be building a stock Model T though.... just have to decide what will be housed under the rear canopy.

So Far I have painted the chassis, the fenders, hood and radiator typical Henry black.  The color of the remainder of the body will depend on what I decide the wagon will be used for.

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Cool, I just finished building a hot rod out of this kit, and have started the stock version.

you're right about the ‘fruit’ molding. More like moulding arf arf see what I did there?

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Slurp, ... 2 apples and a banana for me, Tony ... :P

 

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Cool, I just finished building a hot rod out of this kit, and have started the stock version.

you're right about the ‘fruit’ molding. More like moulding arf arf see what I did there?

What do you think you may do with the "fruit"?  I've been trying to think of a few ideas, including beer barrels, but the canopy wouldn't be needed for them.  Are your builds of this kit on the forum?

Slurp, ... 2 apples and a banana for me, Tony ... :P

 

I'll put some aside for you Fred.

Tony

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I made fruit and veggies from epoxy putty formed and painted. 

I'll build the AMT version and do the same. Good start....

 

 

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That "fruit" definitely looks a lot better than the kit parts.  Something to think about for my build.

Tony

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I got 4 of these kits,  cant wait to get started on them.

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I got 4 of these kits,  cant wait to get started on them.

Been to Ollie's eh??

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Been to Ollie's eh??

yeppers  !,   cant beat price  !!

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Hobby Lobby sells a range of dollhouse accessories called "Mayberry Street."  It includes some bananas, tomatoes and other fruits/vegetables. These items are 1/12 scale, but they can pass for large 1/25 scale specimens. (Or since this is Halloween Month, maybe giant mutant fruits and veggies from another planet).  I picked up some just for the AMT Fruit Wagon.  You'll find them hanging on the wall in bags, with the other dollhouse stuff.

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I got some polymer clay nail art fruit for one of these. They're a bit big, but they should look pretty good when the whole build is done.  

https://www.ebay.com/i/253082761438?chn=ps&dispItem=1

 

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What do you think you may do with the "fruit"?  I've been trying to think of a few ideas, including beer barrels, but the canopy wouldn't be needed for them.  Are your builds of this kit on the forum?

I'll put some aside for you Fred.

Tony

I wasn’t sure about the fruit, but after reading about all these great ideas, I might try the doll house route.

Maybe you could fill the back with ‘old’ engine part left overs from other kits?

Heres a pick of the Rod I built from the kit, box stock, I’m still a relative beginner, so don’t look to close!

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Heres a pick of the Rod I built from the kit, box stock, I’m still a relative beginner, so don’t look to close!

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Looks great  !

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Open-air depot hack with rear seating? Police paddy wagon?

1923 ford depot hack

 

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Wheels are painted and installed.  Engine is basically detailed and installed.  This one will be wired but that can't be done until firewall is installed.

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That's nice!

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Open-air depot hack with rear seating? Police paddy wagon?

1923 ford depot hack

 

A good suggestion but I already built a 1929 Model T wagon (depot hack) just recently.

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I wasn’t sure about the fruit, but after reading about all these great ideas, I might try the doll house route...

Here's another solution, closer to scale.  Had to look in the stash and jog my memory. 

This is the PREISER #45207 G scale (1:22.5 scale) "Market Accessories."  I bought one many years ago, and wasn't sure if it's even still available.  But it is!  HobbyLinc has it in stock right now for $23.52. So don't fall for any RARE! VTG! HTF! expensive listings on That Auction Site.

The Mayberry Street stuff at Hobby Lobby is $3.99 for a small bag of loose fruits/veggies, with no baskets or containers.  So this may be a better deal, as well as being closer to the "right" scale.

You will have to do some painting.  This kit is molded in light tan plastic for the crates, medium tan for baskets/bag, and dark brown plastic for all the fruits/veggies.  The umbrella is molded in white.

 

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Thanks for the information Michael.

I'll check it out.

Tony

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Years ago a guy in our club built a fruit truck from the AMT 1953 Ford pickup kit.   He made the fruit from bird seed.  He had a bag of it that they put in a bird feeder. It's all different grains, that he sorted out by shape and size and painted.  

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That's an interesting concept Tom.

Thanks for the suggestion.

Tony

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Open-air depot hack with rear seating? Police paddy wagon?

1923 ford depot hack

 

I built a depot hack a few years ago.

1.thumb.jpg.d5a8f55165e2e6afe6a326dc0b042.thumb.jpg.6e258100cc037f9834966cdd71eaI also have a '29 ready to become a "paddy wagon" when I get around to it.

Meanwhile, a little more progress on the fruit wagon.

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For the most part the model T is complete, but It's lacking the fruit.  I put the kit fruit in the bed just to get an idea of how it would look, but I don't intend to use it in the finished model.  I haven't glued the roof or the canopy supports to the model yet, as I'm waiting for some miniature boxes of fruit to come from my friend in France.  When They are painted and arranged in the bed, I will glue the roof in place.  I think this truck also need some advertising decals.  The kit ones only relate to the hot rod version, so I can't use those.

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This is the 1/24 scale fruit I should be receiving from my friend Fred in France.  Hope it's a s good as it looks in the photo......

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