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1949 Ford 'Gas Man'

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    September, 2013
1949 Ford 'Gas Man'
Posted by theoldman on Sunday, October 23, 2016 2:01 PM

Looking at past announcements at the Round 2 site I see another 49 ford kit, but this seems to have a few 'enhancements' to entice me.  One picture appears to have 4 sets of tires with one being a pair of wide whitewall CHEATER slicks.  Can it be true???

tires

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    January, 2012
Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 8:16 AM

It is for the most part. sadly my kit didn't come with the Goodyear polyglass tires, but 2 sets of slicks and 4 white walls.

I like to work just as much as I don't.

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    July, 2007
Posted by FloridaBoy on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 2:43 PM

I haven't seen this kit yet, but since the first AMT '49 was issued back in the sixties, I have picked several up, and built many over the years, and consider it a primo kit, no matter what components are in the updated version.

The wheels and tires are interchangeable with other AMT Trophy kits, it is fun to experiment and kitbash to get your individual model.  I have a lot of interest in the whitewall slickes, on another car.

That is why modeling cars really appeals to me.  I am a member of an IPMS chapter and the military guys build accurate historical models, but to me that is restrictive.  I build cars like I would like to own a real one, or one that has inspired me from a book, tv film, movie or just seeing one tool around.

All I can say is, have fun

Ken "FloridaBoy" Willaman

 

Ken Willaman
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    January, 2012
Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Thursday, February 09, 2017 9:46 AM

I too have been building them for years, it's my favorite modelling subject.

Not to bash IPMS, but I have to agree with you on the IPMS groups, sometimes I feel like car builders are the "if we have to let them in" members, and I agree there is little creatitivity in historical accuracy, but they are impressive none the less.

I created a local group in my area of just automotive builders, and it's nice to have a network of likeminded individuals.

I like to work just as much as I don't.

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    July, 2007
Posted by FloridaBoy on Saturday, May 06, 2017 3:15 PM

Please believe me, I mis-wrote if my text showed I was bashing IPMS builds.  Au contrere' I joined the local IPMS chapter down here, because I admired their high standards of modeling and detail, degree of authenticity, realism, creative ways to make surreal things like models look real, and the fact they have personal judging at their contests. 

I admire and respect every modeler in my chapter, and show incredible enthusiasm during the show and tell, evey when they go into detail how they researched and built helicopters, battleships, planes, commercial aircraft and other subjects. Their approach has had an incredible effect on my modeling, as has my model car club, all high standard modelers.  My modeling has taken the largest strides in the past twelve months at at 70 than the prior 65 years in model building.

I do not strive for awards, but to be able to make the model that whirred in my mind when I started the project, and I am getting closer.  As a matter of fact, I still use the 100 point judging system adopted by my old IPMS club to self evaluate my builds now, and I am getting there.

I always see the positive and cultural in every model I look at, as I believe every modeler has something to offer the hobby.

Ken "FloridaBoy" Willaman

 

Ken Willaman

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