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This is the 1966 Ford custom cab 4wd pickup from Moebius. This was built for a club project due in September that we display at our annual Three Rivers Automodelers show on the 26th. Our club project theme was any Moebius kit, our show theme this year is Compact cars. I am mostly happy with this, my biggest gripe is as usual I over weathered it, I am not very good at weathering but I like the slightly used look some times and I just keep going and before I know it I have an over weathered model! Some of the builders on here just nail it with the slightly used look and I just can’t seem to get it but I will keep trying! This went together well and has the Fireball Model works long step side bed which is super nice! I raised the suspension slightly and added some bigger tires. This is supposed to be a beater so the spare is mismatched the bumpers are beat up and crooked as are the taillights, I wanted to try and dent the body but I really don’t know how to do that and I really didn’t want to attempt it on the resin bed!  For all the faults I see in it I am pretty happy with it and had a lot of fun building it! Comments and critiques always welcome! Thanks for looking!

 

 

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Best described as " ridden hard and put away wet". This is an old reference to an abused horse but it seems to relate to how this build looks. A lot of little details inside the cab interior and the bed. The weathering looks very realistic for a truck that was used as a tool but never really cared for.  

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Looks great! I mean it looks like BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH, but that's the point. Nice weathering, I don't think it's overdone, you can still see the paint. When you get to the point of more rust than paint, that's when it becomes overdone.

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On 9/3/2021 at 6:49 AM, espo said:

Best described as " ridden hard and put away wet". This is an old reference to an abused horse but it seems to relate to how this build looks. A lot of little details inside the cab interior and the bed. The weathering looks very realistic for a truck that was used as a tool but never really cared for.  

X2!  Very impressive work. Only critique  on this build is the side molding, a little to fancy for a work truck. 

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On 9/4/2021 at 9:41 PM, leafsprings said:

X2!  Very impressive work. Only critique  on this build is the side molding, a little to fancy for a work truck. 

I agree! I was going to sand it off but I ended up leaving it on and I’m not really sure why! 

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