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  • From: Australia
foose fd100 custom
Posted by scalepeter on Tuesday, August 07, 2018 8:40 AM

Got inspired by some of the builds of this on here to start mine.   Definetly making some changes here.  It's a nice kit but thought i'd improve it a little,  in my opinion anyway.   I was surised  at how the AMT 53 ford hood fitted this kit which got me thinking some cutting was in order.   First cut was to section the body 2mm, wanted to bring the beltline down to flow with the top of pickup bed.   I then sectioned the hood 1mm,  I've changed the shape of the front of the hood.   Had thought of a top chop but i think I'm happy with how it looks.   Both body and hood are back together.     

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  • From: Australia
Posted by scalepeter on Tuesday, August 07, 2018 8:51 AM

The 1mm section job on the hood left it a little too tall but i'd rather have to remove than have to add from cutting too much.  The shape of the hood is progressing.   It will be a little flatter in slope but hopefully the hood,  top the pickup tray and the beltline will all flow.  Thats the plan anyway.      Wheel change was intended but my kit was missing the tyres,   not sure if I've missplaced them or they were missing in the first place.   Thanks for looking.

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Posted by hachirokami on Tuesday, August 07, 2018 12:37 PM

 Sectioning job gives the illusion of a top chop,  looks great.

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Posted by JohnDB on Tuesday, August 07, 2018 7:30 PM

Cool!!! Looking forward to the finished product. 

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Posted by maniacalmodeler on Tuesday, August 07, 2018 9:47 PM

I really like your idea! Nice work so far. I’m definitely looking forward to more! 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, August 09, 2018 6:42 PM

I'm a really big fan of these mid fifties F series trucks and I really like where this one's headed. I think the folks at Revell were thinking about just how many different ways this kit could be built. It's the PERFECT custom platform. Plenty of detail straight out of the box and it goes together very well. I've built the mid eighties version that I am scared to death of handling when showing it and this version which is of such solid construction that it takes to handling with out worry of any fiddly bits falling off.

 

Being really stupid is the new smart!! 

    Joe

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  • From: Australia
Posted by scalepeter on Friday, August 10, 2018 3:41 AM

Thanks for the coments  everyone.   I agree hachirokami i think the section job ment no chop top.   Would have only been slight chop if i had but looks good without.  In my liking, i think if you section one of these trucks you have to chop the top, helps not make them not so top or botom heavy looking.  Tempted to remove the drip rail but i think it will stay in place.   Will have to section the fire wall too.  The interior tube will need adjustin too but will do that after the firewall  Other mods will include removing the metal axles.   Looking at the gap between the the body and truck bed as well.

Still just working on the hood getting it right.  Should see some primer on shortly. 

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  • From: Australia
Posted by scalepeter on Saturday, August 18, 2018 10:54 PM

A little more progress on the hood and smoothing out the sectioning join.   Getting close to where i want both to be looking.   I'm using one of the custom options from the amt 53 kit.  Thanks for looking.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by scalepeter on Saturday, September 01, 2018 4:16 AM

Little progress here.  Front boody panel and radiator shroud are glued in place.  Getting things nice and smooth.   Thanks for looking

 

 

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Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, September 01, 2018 10:09 PM

That is shaping up quite nicely! I hope you don't have the problem that I did attaching the cab to the floor. Looks like you might have avoided it with your modifications. Nice work so far! CoolThumbs Up

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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  • From: Australia
Posted by scalepeter on Sunday, September 02, 2018 5:06 AM

Thanks.   It's shaping up.  After looking at other builds of this kit the cab fitting seemed an issue.   To avoid this I sanded the inside bottom edge of the cab to allow it to sit in place.   I need to get the cab fitting well to work out where to section the interior.  

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  • From: Louisville, CO
Posted by maniacalmodeler on Sunday, September 02, 2018 10:58 AM

I know I said it before, but I really like this! It's coming along nicely. Are you using the hood from the kit or from the AMT kit? 

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  • From: Australia
Posted by scalepeter on Monday, September 03, 2018 12:40 AM

Thanks maniaclmodeler.   I'm not using the 53 hood but i wish i was.   I don't  understand why the hood in this kit sticks out past the front fenders and looks unfinished underneath the hood at the front.   I'm reshaping it to line up with the front fenders and i Think some quarter round sprue will fill in inderneath the front of the hood.  I'm hoping this will improve it.  Keen to hear others thoughts on why this hood was like this.  

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Posted by scalepeter on Sunday, September 23, 2018 2:19 AM

Little progress here.  Interior has been sectioned by 2mm.   Have added some half round spru to underneath the hood.  Still needs a little work in that area.   I really like the chevy bumber on this but only have a the front one so i'll be sticking with the kit bumbers.   Thanks for looking.  

 

 

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Posted by TR4-Tim on Sunday, September 23, 2018 1:03 PM

Oh man, I agree with you about the Chevy bumper! It looks great. Keep up the good work, Scalepeter. It's looking really nice. I like what you've done with changing the proportions. 

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  • From: Australia
Posted by scalepeter on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 6:33 PM

Got some colour on the body.   Unfortunetley you can still faintly see the section line on one side of the body.  Will need a little more work.  Which should be the last of the body work.   Colour will be a dark blue.   Found the tyres for the kit wheels which I'm going to use now.   Had thought bout removing the foose logo but might leave it there.   Thanks for looking.

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    July, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by scalepeter on Monday, October 15, 2018 1:44 AM

Body work completed.   Will sand this back and then apply some blue pearl powder mixed in with clear for the colour.  Might also put a tiny bit of either silver, white or possibly some yellow pearl powder in for some effect.  Will paint some plastic spoons to see which will look best.    Will start assembling and painting the chassis and motor.   

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  • From: Louisville, CO
Posted by maniacalmodeler on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 4:40 PM

That looks fantastic with some paint on it!

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