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1964 Falcon Futura

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Cool new section! I'm getting in on the ground floor here.

 

This is a Yat Ming 1:18 Falcon. When this car came out, I did a series of them in different forms. I used a resin tear drop hood and 427 fender flags that I make, a resin 427 SOHC engine that is sold as a Christmas tree ornament, and the wheels and front and rear frame clips from a Hot Wheels Thunderbird.

 

Beginning:

 

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Donor:

 

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Finished:

 

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Roll cage is Plastruct rod, seats are from the T-bird, some aluminum tubing, sheet styrene, misc parts box items, headliner from thin card board, BMF around the windows. Paint was a hassle to strip, I don't know what they use, but it's THICK and took several applications of Jasco with coarse steel wool. New paint is Krylon orange from the can. I didn't go overboard with details, these are fun quick builds usually done standing at the (real) car shop work bench.

 

-MJS

Edited by Maindrian Pace

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Nice, Mike!

B)

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Very nice... cool Falcon! B)

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That is awesome!

I have a few of these stashed away for future mods.

Thanks for sharing.

AzTom

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That engine was meant to be a Christmas ornament? I'm shopping at the wrong stores....

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That's a really nice looking Falcon . I like the color and the hood !

This new section is going to be great ! Thanks Harry .

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That engine was meant to be a Christmas ornament? I'm shopping at the wrong stores....

Chuck, There were a few different engines made like this. I made some resin transmissions to go on them so they could be used in cars.

http://www.aztomsdiecast.com/catalog/1-18-diecast-cars-trucks/1-18-parts/

Are those hoods for sale someplace?

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Very cool Falcon! It doesn't look like "Modified" Diecast. It's so clean that it looks like unmodified. Nice job all over it.

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Very Very Cool !

I love it ..........................

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Thanks for the compliments, everyone. Here is a couple more pics:

 

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Front plate made in the most old-school of ways: cut from a magazine.

 

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I'll post some more diecast rebuilds in the next few days.

 

-MJS

Edited by Maindrian Pace

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That puppy is hot ! Very nice work my friend, very nice.

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I love this Falcon!! Im working on 1 myself right now, doing a pro-touring look. I would love to get my hands on 1 of those hoods & some of those emblems. Do you offer the fender badges in SOHC or just a 427 version? Again, great falcon. B)

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Sweet

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I love this Falcon!! Im working on 1 myself right now, doing a pro-touring look. I would love to get my hands on 1 of those hoods & some of those emblems. Do you offer the fender badges in SOHC or just a 427 version? Again, great falcon. B)

Sounds great, keep us updated. The fender badges are the regular 427 style. The hood kit comes with the badges and a piece of photoetch mesh to make the air outlet screens.

-MJS

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New here, so I apologize for the late contribution.

Biante, a brand out of Australia, took this mold and created a racing version.  Not sure how many are familiar with the success that the Falcon had in Europe, as well as Australia and other British countries.

Here are some comparison pictures between the domestic SunStar version, and the pond-crossing Biante version.

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I have a spare of the Biante, and the decal sheet, to turn it into this Alan Mann version.

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When I think of Biante and Falcon, this is the model that springs to mind......

 

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I have a 1:18 Biante Falcon in my collection, bought maybe 20 years ago. I believe it's an XW GTHO.

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