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'59 Edsel Corsair

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Just finished this one up. Another stalled project out of the pile! It started out as an old painted up convertible promo with a cracked windshield frame. I'm not a big fan of convertibles (especially ones with no top) and the interior isn't that great either. So, the decision was made to turn it into a hardtop. I had an old built up '57 Fairlane that donated it's roof. I was going to attempt making the roof as it should be. But, after looking at photos of the full scale, I decided I liked the Fairlane roof much better. To me, it looks a lot sleeker with it. Besides, it was going to be a custom anyhow.

I actually had the body in paint and clear (Tamiya Mica Blue and Silver) when I decided to build a different interior for it. Not recommended BTW! I used the interior tub and custom seats from the '57 Fairlane. I sanded the panels smooth and created my own design with styrene rod and .020 styrene. The seats and door panels got Tamiya Gray Primer with a coat of floor polish. The dash, top of the panels and package tray got Mica Blue. Wheels, tires and disc brakes are from Pegasus. 

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Thanx for checking it out! 

 

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That roof turns it into a good-looking car, it's what Ford should have done in the first place!

Well done indeed!

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I have to agree with you on the roof change. This looks like how ford should have done it. Poor old Edsels  never got any respect but done in this style they really look great. I like the more contemporary two tone paint work also.  

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Sweet!

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I agree with all of the other comments- excellent build, great paint, and a beautiful finished model.

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I'm an Edsel fan anyway and will always defend what was a good car with poor timing, but this is a very elegant machine and the paintjob is flawless! Well done!

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Nice and clean!  Great job!

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7 hours ago, Painted Black said:

Very sharp. What did you use to finish the bumpers/grille. ?

Thanx! I used Dupli Color Chrome. It has more of a brushed/satin chrome look to it. It may look better airbrushed.

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6 hours ago, Rockford said:

I'm an Edsel fan anyway and will always defend what was a good car with poor timing, but this is a very elegant machine and the paintjob is flawless! Well done!

Thanx! If you like this model, you may also like the '58 Edsel Phantom Wagon I did a couple of months ago. 

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17 hours ago, Plowboy said:

Just finished this one up. Another stalled project out of the pile! It started out as an old painted up convertible promo with a cracked windshield frame. I'm not a big fan of convertibles (especially ones with no top) and the interior isn't that great either. So, the decision was made to turn it into a hardtop. I had an old built up '57 Fairlane that donated it's roof. I was going to attempt making the roof as it should be. But, after looking at photos of the full scale, I decided I liked the Fairlane roof much better. To me, it looks a lot sleeker with it. Besides, it was going to be a custom anyhow.

I actually had the body in paint and clear (Tamiya Mica Blue and Silver) when I decided to build a different interior for it. Not recommended BTW! I used the interior tub and custom seats from the '57 Fairlane. I sanded the panels smooth and created my own design with styrene rod and .020 styrene. The seats and door panels got Tamiya Gray Primer with a coat of floor polish. The dash, top of the panels and package tray got Mica Blue. Wheels, tires and disc brakes are from Pegasus. 

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Thanx for checking it out! 

 

Wow, very nicely done and YES, it does look better with that style roof..Not big on that type of wheel but they set the model off real nice..Excellent work and nice coloring..Super clean, just can't say enough of how its soooo well done..

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Beautiful job, especially the addition of the Fairlane roof, well done!

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Well done for rescuing it and achieving such an effective transformation with the roof graft - there's no way I'd have ever known it didn't start off like this.

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Thanx to everyone for all of the great comments! I appreciate it! 

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Beautiful !  Never seen an Edsel look soooo good ! :D

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