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unclescott58

'32 Ford Hot Rod

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Now that I can upload photos to this site, here is one I finished recently. It's Lindberg's 1/25 scale '32 Ford Hot Rod * Voiture Dynamisee. Kit #72165. A very old kit. Originally designed to be motorized. Low in any real detail. Yet I like it.  In fact I like it a lot. It's got a nice old fashion, old school Hot Rod feel to it, that works for me. 

By the way, several early Hot Rods and Hot Rod model kits had hoods similar to what is seen on this model. Does anybody know what was behind the design of these hoods? A few of us were speculating, that it might have been done that way to get around state and local laws that required some sort of hood on a vehicle. Not my favorite look. Nor am I big fan of cycle fenders. But, since I haven't built a lot of kits with either feature, I decided to go with them on this kit. And I do like them on this kit. 

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Cool looking Hot Rod. I remember those motorized kits too.

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I'll bet you had a lot of fun building this. In fact, you're making me want one--and that's a pretty high compliment. B)

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24 minutes ago, Snake45 said:

I'll bet you had a lot of fun building this. In fact, you're making me want one--and that's a pretty high compliment. B)

Go for it. It is a fun kit. Funky grille. But, that's what caught my attention in the first place. Making me to want to build it. 

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8 hours ago, unclescott58 said:

Go for it. It is a fun kit. Funky grille. But, that's what caught my attention in the first place. Making me to want to build it. 

Exactlyl. Almost looks like an old MG or something. I'd like to build one and see if I could put some sporty-car flair on it, or something of that nature. 

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Cool old Lindberg kit , glad to see one built here  ,  nice job !

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On 12/1/2017 at 6:19 AM, Snake45 said:

Exactlyl. Almost looks like an old MG or something. I'd like to build one and see if I could put some sporty-car flair on it, or something of that nature. 

Just wondering Snake. Have you picked one up yet? I'm presently working on AMT's '32 roadster. I'm building that one as a stock Model B roadster. As nice as the Revell '32 Fords are, I still enjoy these older, simpler kits. Again, the Lindberg '32 above was a lot of fun to build. And I like the way it turned out in the end. A fun kit. I'm look forward to seeing what you will do with one Snake. 

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7 minutes ago, unclescott58 said:

Just wondering Snake. Have you picked one up yet? I'm presently working on AMT's '32 roadster. I'm building that one as a stock Model B roadster. As nice as the Revell '32 Fords are, I still enjoy these older, simpler kits. Again, the Lindberg '32 above was a lot of fun to build. And I like the way it turned out in the end. A fun kit. I'm look forward to seeing what you will do with one Snake. 

Haven't found one yet, buy I'll grab the next one I see. 

Like you, I love building the old retro kits. 

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Nice job Scott.  I did a blue one about two years ago and other than bigger rear tyres and an aluminium floor pan, I built it from the box.  For me, it was all about the history of the model rather than the accuracy.  Certainly the cutaway style hood did appear on a number of real cars in the fifties/early sixties.

Snake, if you cut down the doors for elbow clearance and added dual Brooklands style screens, I reckon you'd be there!

Cheers

Alan

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20 hours ago, alan barton said:

For me, it was all about the history of the model rather than the accuracy.

Cheers

Alan

I can't agree more. It's fun building models like this, from the time period they where tooled up. Sometimes a simple kit like this is a nice break from the more accurate, and more detailed kits of today. 

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Two thumbs up!! UncleScott:D

Dennis

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On 28/04/2018 at 5:15 PM, Snake45 said:

Haven't found one yet, buy I'll grab the next one I see. 

Like you, I love building the old retro kits. 

Snake,

PM me about this kit.

steve

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On 4/28/2018 at 12:07 PM, unclescott58 said:

Just wondering Snake. Have you picked one up yet? I'm presently working on AMT's '32 roadster. I'm building that one as a stock Model B roadster. As nice as the Revell '32 Fords are, I still enjoy these older, simpler kits. Again, the Lindberg '32 above was a lot of fun to build. And I like the way it turned out in the end. A fun kit. I'm look forward to seeing what you will do with one Snake. 

Got one today at Ollie's. In fact, got two. Think I'll build one as a drag Altered, and then see about doing that funky MG-ish thingie I mentioned. Both should be fun. B)

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On 5/2/2018 at 11:53 AM, Earl Marischal said:

Snake,

PM me about this kit.

steve

Sorry, Steve, didn't see this post until just now. But as you can see, I'm all good. B)

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51 minutes ago, Snake45 said:

Got one today at Ollie's. In fact, got two. Think I'll build one as a drag Altered, and then see about doing that funky MG-ish thingie I mentioned. Both should be fun. B)

I'm looking forward see both of them when you get them done. Enjoy. It's a fun, but simple kit to build. 

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Kinda disappointed that the body doesn't have the rear fender molding line on it. I might have to add that in some way. Maybe even just a thin tape, or something. 

For my planned Altered, disappointed that the interior is molded in place. I'm looking at going to center seating. Will have to cut all that out. 

Oh well, if it were easy, anybody could do it! B)

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Saw them at Ollies yesterday, passed on the 32 for the 38 Van... Now I wish I got one

 

 

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15 hours ago, Snake45 said:

Sorry, Steve, didn't see this post until just now. But as you can see, I'm all good. B)

No problem.

I might just resurrect mine as they seem to be popular now. :)

steve

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