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Just finished this one up. It's the old AMT kit from around the same year. I've had this idea rolling around for years. But, never got around to it. Needing a break from a detailed build, it was the perfect time to make my idea come to life. It's just a simple curbside build. I cut away the wheel wells to make room for the Aoshima Kranze wheels that were stripped, wheel lips narrowed and painted. Paint is Tamiya Metallic Red with a coat of Tamiya Flat Clear. Interior is Tamiya Satin Black.

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Thanx for checking it out!  

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Nice job; Ford engineered this thing nicely, but most looked just too generic to me. They could have been a bit more bold with just wheels, color, and interior choices and created something truly eye-catching, as your build shows! Clean build as always. Now, that '62 is waiting...

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12 hours ago, bisc63 said:

Nice job; Ford engineered this thing nicely, but most looked just too generic to me. They could have been a bit more bold with just wheels, color, and interior choices and created something truly eye-catching, as your build shows! Clean build as always. Now, that '62 is waiting...

Thanx Rusty! Yeah, they were just a rolling appliance. My wife had a '98 that she loved. It had the 3.0 DOHC (very similar engine) and for a family car, it would move! I could put some fear in a Mustang GT or Camaro for the first 150-200 feet! Her car was the reason I went with the flat red. 

I got an idea of what to do with the engine from this kit. So, the '62 may not get my full attention for a bit.  

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Hey there Roger. Sorry I didn't see this sooner.   Darn cool looking SHO. Great job👍   As for doing it curbside, I've said before, if you're gonna build a model that is just gonna be displayed in a closed case, awhats the point in spending a bunch of time detailing an engine and engine compartment unless you really get a great satisfaction in doing so. Just my 2 cents😀  

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7 hours ago, Cool Hand said:

Nice one Roger, really like the style of this build.

Was Tamiya Smoke applied over the front and rear lense's or did you use another technique ??

I'm disappointed in you Luke! LOL! It's your favorite color Tamiya TS -14 Black.

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1 hour ago, carbuilder1950 said:

I LOVE IT!!!'

Who knew a 4 door '90 Taurus could be so up to date

Like others, I love the flat red and the matching wheels.

Great imagination and skill.

Thanx Dave! I wasn't sure about the red on the wheels until I stuck them together.

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1 hour ago, TransAmMike said:

Hey there Roger. Sorry I didn't see this sooner.   Darn cool looking SHO. Great job👍   As for doing it curbside, I've said before, if you're gonna build a model that is just gonna be displayed in a closed case, awhats the point in spending a bunch of time detailing an engine and engine compartment unless you really get a great satisfaction in doing so. Just my 2 cents😀  

Thanx Mike! I wanted to do it full detail. But, it would've taken so much work and re-engineering to do it. Especially in the front. This was more of a test run. If I ever attempt another build like this, I'll make it a wide body. 

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