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Eric Macleod

1930 Cord L-29

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Nice work on the roof Eric.

I admire your patience, conversion builds like this can be rather demanding. 

David G.

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Thank you David. Little by little I think I am gaining on it. While this will not be a perfect model,  it will be a satisfying model when I complete it, if for no other reason than to demonstrate in the modeling world what perseverance can do. 

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I am finally getting to a place where i am hanging jewelry on the car. I still don't have the trunk done but I am working on a new plan as I just don't like the one I built earlier.  Here is the car as of 11 EDT tonight. 

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On 6/3/2020 at 1:44 AM, Sam I Am said:

Looking real sharp !

Thanks for your ongoing support.  Maybe 2 evenings plus 1-2 for the trunk but I'm getting there.20200604_231849_copy_1612x1209.jpg.a1dde6f23d295cfd0742936a2873a384.jpg

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So this is the end.  Just short of 40 years after I started this model, i am now posting what I think will be the final WIP photo. Clearly this is a very long way from being a perfect model but it has been a very satisfying journey.  I have headlamps,  a couple chrome tidbits, cowl lamps, the trunk and some paint details and then off to the land of under glass.

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40 years huh? Glad to know I am not the only one. Mine was started when I was 12, now I am 53. Keeps getting stalled.  

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3 hours ago, Sam I Am said:

40 years huh? Glad to know I am not the only one. Mine was started when I was 12, now I am 53. Keeps getting stalled.  

Oh no. Only 39 years! I heard about a Cord L-29 project while attending a car show in St. Ignace,  MI when I was 16.There was a model car contest connected to the show and I'd entered a few models. I overheard a couple guys talking about their L-29 project, butted into the conversation and learned they were basing their projects on the MPC Chrysler Imperial kit. Thinking "how hard could it be? " will result in an under glass submission 5 months before I turn 56.

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For those interested in such things,  you can now see the model Under Glass. 

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I scoped it out in the Under Glass section. 

Nicely Done!

David G.

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On 6/6/2020 at 7:53 PM, Eric Macleod said:

Oh no. Only 39 years! I heard about a Cord L-29 project while attending a car show in St. Ignace,  MI when I was 16.There was a model car contest connected to the show and I'd entered a few models. I overheard a couple guys talking about their L-29 project, butted into the conversation and learned they were basing their projects on the MPC Chrysler Imperial kit. Thinking "how hard could it be? " will result in an under glass submission 5 months before I turn 56.

I'll be 45 in August, and I have projects still sitting since junior high school.

Trust me, I get it.

This has been a long journey with a great end for you.

Charlie Larkin

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18 hours ago, charlie8575 said:

I'll be 45 in August, and I have projects still sitting since junior high school.

Trust me, I get it.

This has been a long journey with a great end for you.

Charlie Larkin

You are absolutely right there. I have go finish the trunk and adjust it.  I still have thoughts about adding a red pinstripe but I'm not sure if it will look good. 

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