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75 Years Build Off
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 12:01 AM

1940. The War in Europe and Pacific rages on, Nylon stockings make a debut and Disney's Pinocchio is released in Cinemas.

This group build is to celebrate vehicles of 1940. Please join and build a kit depicting the 75 year anniversary in some way.

Rules:

Close Date: 2015-12-31Any scale or subject, but must reflect the theme in some way
Cross-builds are ok
Already started are accepted
Have Fun!

 

For my project, i will be building the '40 Ford sedan from Lindberg. i will build it as the car from the movie "Highway to Hell".

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Posted by spencer1984 on Thursday, July 23, 2015 6:07 AM

Waiting to hear back on a 4-door sedan body, but as long as it's available I'm in!  I want to build the gadget-laden Ford featured in The Silver Spectrum:

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Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Sunday, July 26, 2015 5:13 AM

good that someone's interested. hopefully some more will join. i got my kit:

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Posted by spencer1984 on Monday, July 27, 2015 5:58 AM
I confirmed my order, the body should be here next week!
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Posted by spencer1984 on Friday, July 31, 2015 5:33 AM

...or sooner. I just got my 4-door body, so I'll be starting this weekend.

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Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Tuesday, September 01, 2015 3:54 AM

I made a start on my 40 Ford

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Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Tuesday, September 01, 2015 3:55 AM
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Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Tuesday, September 01, 2015 3:57 AM

white putty on a white body is hard to photograph. it took a lot of sanding to clean up the body due to lots of flash and mold lines.

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Posted by spencer1984 on Tuesday, September 01, 2015 9:14 PM
Looking good so far! I overestimated the availability of donor kits (both in my stash and in the world), so my parts are still on the road...tracking says they'll be here by Saturday, though, so I can start over the long weekend!
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Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Friday, September 04, 2015 1:39 AM

spencer1984

For some reason i thought this car had red sides, it's just the red carpet in the reflection, duh!

also this may be handy:

https://youtu.be/lLlYzSTWUk8?t=209
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Posted by spencer1984 on Sunday, September 27, 2015 6:52 PM

...and three weeks later, I finally remember to post an update:

Interior and chassis are done, engine is 95% finished, and the 4-door body is currently in the paint booth.  Right now I'm trying to decide how I want to handle the underhood machine guns...holes, doors, or louvered vents in the hood.

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Posted by lmadureira on Monday, September 28, 2015 8:49 AM

Hi. How do you paint this rimms? For example... you paint with red and then clean the center (chrome)?

Best Regards, Luís Madureira
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Posted by spencer1984 on Monday, September 28, 2015 9:32 PM
This kit had separate center caps, so I was able to spray the wheels red then BMF the hub caps separately. I'm re-chroming or replacing all the trim in this kit, since AMT seemed to use a dissolving plating that disappears after a few years on these kits (I've seen 3 or 4 AMT '40 Fords where the chrome turned black after a while).
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Posted by lmadureira on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 8:20 AM

spencer1984
This kit had separate center caps, so I was able to spray the wheels red then BMF the hub caps separately. I'm re-chroming or replacing all the trim in this kit, since AMT seemed to use a dissolving plating that disappears after a few years on these kits (I've seen 3 or 4 AMT '40 Fords where the chrome turned black after a while).
 

 

You re-chrome the pieces with BMF? Or with some chrome paint?

Best Regards, Luís Madureira
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Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Thursday, October 01, 2015 9:28 PM

spencer1984

Right now I'm trying to decide how I want to handle the underhood machine guns...holes, doors, or louvered vents in the hood.

If i was building it for myself, i'd want the guns up and displayed, so i can see the most distinctive piece of it. three weeks, and i haven't even worked on my project (other projects in the works!)

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Posted by spencer1984 on Sunday, October 04, 2015 8:36 PM

lmadureira

You re-chrome the pieces with BMF? Or with some chrome paint?

BMF, at least for this one.  I used BMF to do the trim rings, too, since neither the AMT nor Revell rings looked right. I also got more done this weekend:

aussiemuscle308

If i was building it for myself, i'd want the guns up and displayed, so i can see the most distinctive piece of it.

I'm tempted to pose the guns up, but part of what I really like about this car is the "sleeper" nature of it.

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Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Sunday, October 11, 2015 6:52 PM

Looks good spencer.

 

update on my project, it's moving along nicely

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Posted by spencer1984 on Saturday, October 17, 2015 8:26 AM

Thanks!  Got it finished for the trip to NYCC, and considering how rushed I was at the end I think it came out pretty decent:

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Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Thursday, October 22, 2015 12:14 AM
good work, Spencer. it looks awesome
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Posted by lmadureira on Thursday, October 22, 2015 4:11 AM

Woooow

Best Regards, Luís Madureira
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Posted by spencer1984 on Thursday, October 22, 2015 9:38 PM
Thanks!
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Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Friday, October 21, 2016 10:52 PM

I finally got this done. it's basically box stock apart from the wheels, which are a "closest i could get" set from my parts box.




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Posted by peanutgallery on Saturday, October 22, 2016 3:58 PM

To All Who Posted... Real nice builds that salute the "Greatest Generation. Thanks for posting

Dennis

 

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Posted by spencer1984 on Sunday, October 23, 2016 5:22 AM
Nice clean work on that Highway to Hell Ford, the wheels look like a pretty good match to me!

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