'40 Ford sedans...Exactly the same but different....from 35 years ago

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I built this maroon '40 Ford Deluxe Sedan 'ensemble' in the late '70s just for fun from various kits in various scales.......AMT in both 1/25 and 1/32, Renwall in 1/48, and Jordan Miniatures in 1/87.

The 'Renwall' had such awful wheels/tires that I wound up turning wheels/tires in aluminum and used the Renwall hubcap only, and the 'Jordan miniatures' was a '39, so I had to make a tiny '40 deluxe grille.

Paint back then was mixed and thinned Testors, sprayed with my old BINKS airbrush. Chrome modeling foils were just becoming available but I've always had better luck using muffler tape for straight trim. They were built sequentially, so my color matching wasn't always 'bang on'. Fortunately, they all look quite close in color on my indoor shelf.

I've always kept them all in a display case so, as you can see, they've stayed in pretty good condition all this time, and I think this is the first time they've ever been photographed

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Cliff, those look really cool.

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Very nice builds, cool idea building in 4 different scales.

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Love those '40 Sedans as I just built one earlier this year as a (legal) '39 gasser. None of this phony street gasser/ street freak stuff that the "other mag" is pushin.'

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How cool is that!! Such nice paint jobs on all four!

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Yeah - they're all SHINY :) :) :) . I love the little baby one.

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Cliff your paint is amazing on all of them

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Very nice group .

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Very cool! Looks like they were just finished! Amazing preservation!

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Gor...Gee..ous !

Thanks for bringing them off the shelf for us to enjoy.

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I think I need my eyes checked :blink: . I'm surprised how well and consistently proportioned they all are. Sumptuous color and well done.

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Great looking builds..

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Made my day seeing those guys! Great job!!

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Very nice builds you got there

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That's pretty cool ! Really nice looking display .

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Awesome.

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For thirty five years old those are both well preserved and well done. Like them a lot.

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IMPRESSIVE job Clifford, they look amazing to be 35, kind reminds me of the three bears only now there is a slip-up :o yikes! they look great thanks for sharing I love the 40 Ford!! :D

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Just LOVELY! :D

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EXCELLENT Cliff! B)

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Too Cool, excellent work!!

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Each one a beauty to my eyes.

For some reason the word 'marooned' comes to mind when I look at them.

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Beautiful quartett! I'm only familiar with the 1:25th version and I don't remember ever seeing a nicer one but the others match it.

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That is super-neat! Four different scales of the same car! I can't find ANY scale 38 Ford anything! I must not be looking hard enough. Again, VERY well done, sir!

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Great idea and great achievement. They all look exactly the same to my eyes, now if you could just get the 1:1.

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