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Erik Smith

Revell 1957 Ford Custom

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Here is my Revell 1957 Ford built as an early 60s mild/backyard custom. Door handles, hood ornament, trunk emblem shaved. I trimmed the "fins" from the bumpers front and rear and flipped the rear bumper. Headlights are from Revell '32 Ford kit- I wanted the semi-bug eye look like the Ford truck headlight conversions, but I didn't have any of those, so…that's my alternative. Grill is scratchbuilt from styrene strips. I replaced the kit decal fabric with an early 1960 style pattern. Wheels and tires are Pegasus. I lowered the rear about an inch but tried to keep it period looking. Under the hood is from the box outside of the fuel line which was replaced with copper wire (and I added a clear fuel bowl/filter) and wiring. Paint is fingernail polish and was the main inspiration for the whole model. I decided on chrome trim all the way (as opposed to the correct body colored door frames) just to contract the white and purple.

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And as seen at the 1962 World's Fair in Seattle...

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Thanks for looking!

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Erik, that is freaking gorgeous! The choice of colors, the extra details and the BMF are top notch!!

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That came out perfect.

Not only the color is awesome, but the paint job is perfect.

The wheels and tires look just at home on the car, and the entire package is of extreme good taste.

The perfect custom car of the very best era of automobile design, and of the very best car manufacturer in the world. It can't get any better than this.

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I would have killed to have a car like this in high school in the sixties!!!!!

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That's really purty , it looks like it came right out of the 60's !

I think you made the right choice with the chrome trim around the windows instead of body color , it looks much better ! :)

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Great mild custom! I love 57 Ford custom kustoms.. Nice touch on the white wheel wells and tube grill. Fits the era to a T.

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