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Monogram 1940 Ford Standard Business Coupe

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Started on this kit about two weeks ago. 

The body had two nasty sinking marks on the plastic along the right front fender and the right side hood. 

It took three applications of Tamiya putty to get rid of them, but after that I was able to assemble the firewall, inner fenders, and rear fenders to paint everything as a unit.

Will be using automotive enamel on this car, and the color will be black, as all Standard Fords had black wheels, no matter the body color, so the car will have a more uniform, look.

37971600732_aa20f1256d_c.jpg1940 Ford Standard Coupe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

26226061829_c755059021_c.jpg1940 Ford Standard Coupe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

Also shortened the front axle, to get a resulting model more alike the 1:1 scale.

37971584582_4db2e12d72_c.jpg1940 Ford Standard Coupe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 

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Been thinking about getting this kit.. very interested how it comes together for you.

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Well, finally painted the Ford today. Got home, it was quite hot and with no wind. Perfect painting conditions. 

Now, the body will dry for a week, and get polished. 

In the meantime, to the chassis and interior. 

Sorry for the pictures, I took them with my phone. 

26626849249_ddf9321351_c.jpg1940 Ford Standard Coupe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

38347489376_fed660e4c8_c.jpg1940 Ford Standard Coupe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

38402545491_79b553153f_c.jpg1940 Ford Standard Coupe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

26626805819_fdf2de3eb3_c.jpg1940 Ford Standard Coupe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

38402531211_4078db0d60_c.jpg1940 Ford Standard Coupe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

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Little more done to the '40 Ford. 

Gave the body the first rub, and will wait a day or so to finish with the finer polishing and wax.

Also finished with the parts that came in halves, like the engine block, seat, muffler, rear end... All now glue together and the seams gone. Built the frame to be painted as a unit. Still some parts missing, like the sway bar, and shock absorbents. 

Also started sanding off the ejector pin markings on the rest of the parts, like underside the running boards. 

Hope to finish this one still this year, as I'm having practically only the weekends to build. 

24632076808_eee7b1c006_c.jpg1940 Ford Standard Coupe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

26728458429_2aae233e8d_c.jpg1940 Ford Standard Coupe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

37788843244_8255e5da5c_c.jpg1940 Ford Standard Coupe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

24632031548_1327188bdd_c.jpg1940 Ford Standard Coupe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

38448763366_89229b285c_c.jpg1940 Ford Standard Coupe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

38472123902_beec6e5cc3_c.jpg1940 Ford Standard Coupe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

26728345339_a9b7769ee9_c.jpg1940 Ford Standard Coupe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 

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You always do such great black paint jobs. Im very impressed. Ever do a tutorial on your technique?

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Never though about that, but I filmed the paint job I did on my '60 Ford. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwkdLh7QbOw&t=635s

 

Just watched a couple of your youtube shows, impressive work I have a couple questions.

Your paint stand, whay do you use to attach the body and parts to the wood with?

And when you foil the emblems what do you adhere the candy wrapper foil to the body with and do you cut with a knife close to the letters?

I have always liked your builds and will continue to watch your builds.  Thanks Túlio,

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Another beautiful Tulio Ford. Look forward to seeing the rest of your build.

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Just watched a couple of your youtube shows, impressive work I have a couple questions.

Your paint stand, whay do you use to attach the body and parts to the wood with?

And when you foil the emblems what do you adhere the candy wrapper foil to the body with and do you cut with a knife close to the letters?

I have always liked your builds and will continue to watch your builds.  Thanks Túlio,

Thanks for watching!

I use a little dab of superglue. Since the wood absorbs most, the parts stay in place to paint, but still easy to remove.

When foiling the emblems, I cut the foil as close as possible. For glue on the home made foil I use gold leaf bond. I have a video on how to make your own foil. 

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Another beautiful Tulio Ford. Look forward to seeing the rest of your build.

Thanks!

Will be painting the more parts tomorrow. 

I just noticed Monogram screwed up with the dash decal, and provides a Deluxe instrument cluster...

Will have to make my own dash decal.

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OK, 

Here we have the Monogram decal for the dash:

38500885402_074f864062_c.jpg1940 Ford Standard Coupe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

That's a Deluxe instrument cluster. Can't use it.

Also, there is no decal for the trunk emblem.

So, I went to Google, ad found a nice picture of a dash, re scaled it, and print on white decal paper, along with the trunk emblem. One for each one of my '40 Standard kits.

26756893449_ffc65ab379_c.jpg1940 Ford Standard Coupe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

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If it's not too late, you could try this image; it's a bit sharper:

5a1267de94708_Ford20194120truck20cluster

I used it for my '40 Ford pickup.

Edited by ChrisBcritter

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If it's not too late, you could try this image; it's a bit sharper:

5a1267de94708_Ford20194120truck20cluster

I used it for my '40 Ford pickup.

Thanks, but the decal resulted pretty nice. My camera didn't do it justice. Picture was a little blurred. 

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Well, the work goes on on the '40 Ford. 

As soon as I started on the interior, I noticed Revell messed things up again. They managed to get the entire upholstery wrong. They just used the Convertible parts (seats, door panels) and extrapolated a rear side panel also with the convertible pattern on it. Completely wrong for a Standard Business Coupe, or even for a Deluxe Business Coupe. I can say my preference for AMT is under no risk at all. 

To produce a accurate replica, one would have to redo the seat, the side panels, and fix the left corner of the dash, where they "forgot" some Deluxe trim...

Not in the mood for such, I just decided to paint the parts the best I can, and build the Frankenstein anyway. 

Here are some progress pictures:

Gave the whitewall inserts a coat of Tamiya acrylic white. Leaving them in bare plastic would result in yellowing on the long run.

38573359801_4a4ebf284b_c.jpg1940 Ford Standard Coupe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

Brush painted the headliner. 

26796843049_1806992f99_c.jpg1940 Ford Standard Coupe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

Painted the engine:

38516683196_34d707e0de_c.jpg1940 Ford Standard Coupe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

38541710662_f7073c15b3_c.jpg1940 Ford Standard Coupe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

Painted the heather box light gray. Some more detailing still to be done.

38573335991_6fcebcb667_c.jpg1940 Ford Standard Coupe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

Door panels in all their wrongness:

26796809929_0b7241ae44_c.jpg1940 Ford Standard Coupe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

Chassis is painted, and there there is something non stock, the Columbia rear end. I could live without that.

26796804709_d67fbbb966_c.jpg1940 Ford Standard Coupe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

Running boards painted:

37685206585_989a6483d7_c.jpg1940 Ford Standard Coupe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

38573281511_18df86b7e9_c.jpg1940 Ford Standard Coupe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

Some of the flat black parts, still missing some detailing.

38541658192_a3ccc85d3d_c.jpg1940 Ford Standard Coupe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

Interior floor, with the rubber mat painted. 

38516629696_5eefc3b656_c.jpg1940 Ford Standard Coupe by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 

 

 

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Beautiful looking interior. I like how you redid the instrument panel on the dash.

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The car is coming along quite nicely. 

Harry wouldn't like it, but I won't install rear view mirrors. All of them were accessories, and back in 1940, you could take all day long to find a car with outside mirrors. 

The whitewalls tough, I just couldn't resist. LOVE whitewalls. Installed them even on my build of a '40 Sedan Delivery Deluxe.

Beautiful looking interior. I like how you redid the instrument panel on the dash.

Thanks!! It was a must for a factory stock build. A Standard with a Deluxe cluster would be odd. The side panels and seat have the wrong upholstery pattern on them, Revellogram just copied what they did on the Deluxe Convertible kit...

That would be a hard fix, at least for me, that suck big time at scratchbuilding. Fixed what I could. 

Very nice modeling here. Clean and correct...

Thanks!! 

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I find your painting fixture fascinating. But I went further down in cost, reusing a couple of paper roll cores and using blu-tac to hold the body and the bonnet.

The paint of your models look smooth and the colours are deep. Well done.

 

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