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1925 T Bucket Roadster

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    December 2019
1925 T Bucket Roadster
Posted by FyreMyst on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 9:21 PM

This is a 1925 T bucket built from AMT's Fruit Wagon kit. The car was done in Testors Lime Pearl enamel and and clear coated  with Testors Wet Look. This kit or parts of this 3 in 1 kit date back to 1960, so the molding technology is pretty old and the model is light on detail in some ways, but it still has enough to get the point across. Unfortunately there are not that many manufactuters who offer kits of this subject matter. 

I added a few details like a pre-wired distributor, changed out the plastic windshield supports with wire, added a photo etched instrument cluster, and flocked the carpeting in the cab. Overall, the kit goes together fairly well but I did experience some problems with fit here and there. In addition, if you plan to use pearl paint I would suggest that you closely examine the parts for any dips or mold sags. 

You can check out my forum : Dimensions Model Car and Cycle forum at http://njmcc.proboards.com/

 

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Tags: AMT 1925 T
  • Member since
    March 2010
  • From: Midwest
Posted by High octane on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 2:31 PM

Very nice as I've got one started as well, and hopefully I'll get out of this building slump and finish it soon???

High octane

  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Thursday, December 5, 2019 8:23 PM

Cool old bucket. Nice work. 

"A common mistake people make when designing something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools."
- Douglas Adams

Trevor

  • Member since
    November 2013
Posted by Daddy_O on Friday, December 6, 2019 5:24 PM

Sweet looking build!!

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    December 2019
Posted by FyreMyst on Monday, December 9, 2019 10:28 PM

Thanks everyone! Your compliments are very much appreciatted!

  • Member since
    January 2005
  • From: sunny Sydney, Australia
Posted by nottheband on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 10:58 PM

G'day FyreMist.  Very neat build.  I never get tired of looking at various builds of this kit and the very similar 25 T Double kit, they're all different but still similar.  Yours is sharp.  Cheers

Steve

  • Member since
    May 2008
  • From: Louisville, CO
Posted by maniacalmodeler on Sunday, December 15, 2019 10:41 AM

Nice clean build! I really like that color!

  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: Menasha, Wisconsin
Posted by mcmainstribe on Saturday, January 11, 2020 4:53 PM

Nice color.  I always love seeing a T bucket build 

"I got me a '67 Chevy she's low and sleek and black. Someday I'll put her on that interstate and never look back." Steve Earle
  • Member since
    July 2008
Posted by kitbasher1 on Sunday, January 12, 2020 2:42 PM

Dude, I like what you did with that Fruit Wagon 25T.  I have a couple of Switchers Ts that I'm tinkering with, as well as a couple of AMT 25 Ts.  I am trying to go old skool on the AMTs and a little more updated on the Switchers kits.  I think you did a nice job on yours.  The one I have painted is a metallic green and is going a bit more modern.

Dave

  • Member since
    March 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Monday, January 13, 2020 8:29 PM

Nice build, Fyremyst!  I'm sure I built this one as a young boy and would like to build one again. I guess I'll have to keep an eye out for one of these. Nice job on yours! Cool Thumbs 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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