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Silver Sapphire Little Deuce Coupe

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This is an update to a project in a thread I started back in January but because I could not edit the title I figured I would start a new thread. Here is a link to the previous thread.

 

I am trying to finish this build for Deuce Days in Scale July 21. Because time is of the essence, I will be using some time saving methods like Tamiya fast drying paint directly from the spray cans.

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The engine, chassis and running gear went together pretty smoothly but I discovered the interior would not go into the body as a complete unit. The dash and steering wheel will go in first followed by the door panels and finally the floor and seats.0

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I learnt that the foot boxes were installed after the original owner sold the car but they sure must make the interior more comfortable.

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The piping in the interior is the best I could come up with and certainly looks very amateurish in this photo but without opening doors it looks OK as it would be viewed on a display table.

With the interior and rolling chassis completed I can move onto the body. I have fabricated the side fins, which hopefully will work OK and I have to wait until they are in place to bend the aluminum tube for the headers.  I am a little concerned about the final paint job because of the distinctive scallops. My plan is to first paint the body white and then mask the scallops with Bare-Metal-Foil. I will have my fingers crossed that I will get acceptable results.

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I must have missed this before, Phil..  What a courageous effort!  I looked at building this car many years ago but when the Danbury mint version came out, I took the easy route and bought one - it is trlyan outstanding example of the diecast industry art and easily my most prized diecast in the collection.

I think you have done a credible effort with the interior , especially the buttons.  I have a friend that does clinically accurate piping with jeweller's wire but I haven't tackled it myself yet.  As you say, sitting on the table it should look very nice.

It s also neat to see this car with the axle behind the spring as in all post 35 Fords.  It is a feature you rarely see in a model.

Good luck with your deadline!

Cheers

Alan

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Great job. I started looking for the Danbury mint after I read your post...good luck finding that one now! I’m sure one will pop up eventually. Good luck on your build, looking forward to seeing it

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On 2019-07-02 at 9:16 PM, alan barton said:

I must have missed this before, Phil..  What a courageous effort!  I looked at building this car many years ago but when the Danbury mint version came out, I took the easy route and bought one - it is trlyan outstanding example of the diecast industry art and easily my most prized diecast in the collection.

I think you have done a credible effort with the interior , especially the buttons.  I have a friend that does clinically accurate piping with jeweller's wire but I haven't tackled it myself yet.  As you say, sitting on the table it should look very nice.

It s also neat to see this car with the axle behind the spring as in all post 35 Fords.  It is a feature you rarely see in a model.

Good luck with your deadline!

Cheers

Alan

Thanks Alan. I have always was always impressed with Danbury's 1/24 diecasts. They had some great model masters and assemblers working for them. It appears they only have five 1/18 car models currently available.

33 minutes ago, dragmodels44 said:

Great job. I started looking for the Danbury mint after I read your post...good luck finding that one now! I’m sure one will pop up eventually. Good luck on your build, looking forward to seeing it

Thanks Steve. I am hoping to have finished by the end of the week

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I am getting ready for the final paint job which will be Tamiya TS-19 Metallic Blue. I have primered the body parts with Tamiya Fine White Primer. After masking off the roof insert I then applied coats of Tamiya Pure White. After that I masked off what will be the white scallops with Bare-Metal-Foil. When the blue paint dries and I scrape off the BMF I am hoping I have a body that looks like the Silver Sapphire.

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