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I have the same problem with the fenders myself. Have the same kit waiting to receive the same treatment. Now I have another problem!

The same old urge to start another build, thanks Dennis...

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Can't wait to see this one in paint! What color do you have planned for it?

BTW,  I'm blaming you for getting back to my '55 F-100 project.  😚

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14 hours ago, Plowboy said:

Can't wait to see this one in paint! What color do you have planned for it?

BTW,  I'm blaming you for getting back to my '55 F-100 project.  😚

Hint: The color is also a drink...

And I’ll take full responsibility for the inadvertent inspiration. 😁

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Anybody know why Ford set the axle back? Maneuverability. A shorter wheelbase yields a tighter turning circle. It was actually a selling feature Ford used at the time. 😁 Aesthetics were an afterthought for trucks in the '50's. 

That being said, I saw this done on a 1:1 '56 ages ago and I've thought of giving it a shot in scale. This one's already shaping up nicely. 

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Last little bit of fab work involved pinning all of the handles and arm rests that come with the Drag City Casting interior kit. Since the handles are too small to drill deep enough to insert pins in from the back i went ahead and drilled all the way through and made the pin heads part of the handles. I looked up pictures of full scale trucks for placement. 

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I finally made a hobby shop trip to get the paint supplies needed to break this project out of primer jail. Main color is Testors one-coat Root Beer with Tamiya clear and Tamiya Racing White for the accent color. I'll wait a week and then polish it out and wax it for a deep shine. Here's a real loose mock up in terrible lighting  just to show the color scheme. 

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Also, I love this caricature decal from AMT's recently released '34 Pickup retro-deluxe where the decal sheet was restored to the original 1960's release. Problem is that it's pretty big and hard to fit on smaller 30's vehicles but then I got to thinking that in the 50's and 60's a lot of guys named their rods and customs, especially for car shows,  and there was plenty of room on the big bed cover.

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16 hours ago, Rocking Rodney Rat said:

I was going to say, vodka is clear, how you gonna paint that???? 

Well, I did put clear on top of the paint so... Root Beer with a splash of Vodka? In fact, Stoli's Vanilla with A&W Cream Soda is absolutely delicious!

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Work continues on the F100.

I screwed up when I painted the running boards/floor piece in that I should have continued the white up the sides into the cab. Had a total brain fart there and did it black. Didn't like it as soon as I saw it mocked up so into the stripper. With the paint removed I realized this would be a good opportunity to address the exhaust. I wanted chrome side pipes and found a set I like in AMT's most recent '36 Ford Coupe/Roadster retro-deluxe issue. I installed pins that fit into holes on the under sides of the boards where the 4 tabs are and drilled out the ends then painted flat black up in there. I also added some exhaust pipes that disappear up into the frame since that area where they hook up to the side pipes will be partly visible.

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On to some finish work.

I assembled the wheels, sanded the tire treads and gave the wheels a thin black wash.

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I assembled the headlight rings and lenses to the grill. I'm so happy with how this turned out by doing the separate chrome rings!

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And I did some detail painting of the dashboard and steering column along with some decals to go with the bed cover.

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All for now.

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Yesterday I got the Drag City Casting seat and interior panels finish painted. Tamiya sprays: Maroon, Racing White and Flat Clear.

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And last night I had some time to myself so i polished all of the body pieces using Adam's Paint Correcting Polish and a micro fiber cloth. I still need to wax everything. 

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Thanks for the comments, everyone. This truck is now finished and over On The Shelf. Head on over there to see more!

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