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Handmade 1950 lincoln leadsled WIP - AFTER 12 YEARS THE BEAST IS PAINTED 4/10/18

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Handmade 1950 lincoln leadsled WIP - AFTER 12 YEARS THE BEAST IS PAINTED 4/10/18
Posted by Treehugger Dave on Monday, March 24, 2008 1:41 AM

Another project well on it's wayCool




Sorry - No WIP's pictures. I was having so much fun, I never thoght of it. Will try to do so as it progresses from here.

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Posted by Uncle Terry on Monday, March 24, 2008 5:40 AM
How did you scratch build that?
Looks cool either way.
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Posted by Aaron_F on Monday, March 24, 2008 7:04 AM
That rear bumper is huge! This model going to be amazing when it's finnished.
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Posted by martinpr on Monday, March 24, 2008 9:04 AM
nice work so far its a nice project keep us post
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Posted by MojoDoctor on Monday, March 24, 2008 9:39 AM
Oh yeah, well on it's way to looking great! Thumbs Up

I really like the side spears. Nice touch.

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Monday, March 24, 2008 10:30 AM
Hey Uncle TerrySmile
Essex, England - Pretty cool. Nice to hear from you.

I was a pattern maker for 40 years and been an artist and street rodder all my life. I grew up in the los Angeles area in the 50's. My first car was a '50 Merc , that I got in 1959. I put a '53 Chrysler hemi in it. We were all big engine race freaks.
Still my favorite car, so I have a bunch of '49 kits. It took 5 of them that I cut up, and a whole lot of Evercoat Rage 2 part body filler and a lot of sandpaper, to start this Lincoln. This is 1/24 scale so is considerably larger.
I'll add more pictures latter.

Best regards - DaveBig Smile

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Posted by freakintiger on Monday, March 24, 2008 10:33 AM
That is VERY nice...


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Posted by flow14 on Monday, March 24, 2008 11:31 AM
that is nice. Do you have more pics. I would like to see all the work that went into it. But that is realy nice. Keep going.
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Posted by oldeguy on Monday, March 24, 2008 11:39 AM
Very cool. Do you have any constr. pics? If so I'd sure like to see them. What kit did the connie kit come from? You do real fine wrk. ApproveCoolApproveBig Smile
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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Monday, March 24, 2008 12:01 PM
Hey guys - ThanksBig Smile
I buy quite a bit of die-cast stuff. Fodder for the futureSmile. The chrome stuff came from just that. I built the car to fit. Wanted something different, even though I love '50 Merc's. I have a few other projects to finish, before I get to this one.
I get bored easily at times with the same car, like all of us do, especially a big project, so I build several cars at a time. Makes it more fun to move around from one build to another.
Maybe a weird way to build, but it fits my personalityApproveBig SmileSmile - I know, I said it.

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Posted by Duane on Monday, March 24, 2008 1:57 PM
WOOOW Dave !!!!!
this is an AWESOME BUILD my friend !!!! i too would like to see construction pics if you have some.
http://www.photobucket.comDuane_063.59586@uploads.photobucket.com
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Posted by Cycolac Fan on Monday, March 24, 2008 2:04 PM
More pics please!
Mike

Mike "Good hands, bad taste in cars." Yes I'm a grown up 'playing' with toys but a lot of adults my age drink beer or play computer games - and I've got something to show for the time and money I've spent...
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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 7:20 AM
Hey guysCool
Thanks for the kudos.
I'll do more pictures after I get more familiar with downloading my pictures into my Photobuckey account. I did it the first time, but now....? Oh well, I'll get itSmile

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Posted by just-for-me on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 5:08 PM
looks like two trucks pulled it from both ends very good job Bow
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Posted by just-for-me on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 5:09 PM
looks like two trucks pulled it from both ends very good job Bow
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Posted by rattlehead71 on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 8:43 PM
Great looking linc. Rear bumper would be a great master of sparks. Sweet build. C'mon son you're gonna drive me to drinkin' if you don't stop buildin' that hot rod lincoln. I know.... not how the song goes.Black Eye
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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 12:35 AM
Big SmileCoolSmileTongueSmile,Wink, & GrinLaugh

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Posted by oldeguy on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 12:34 PM
Come on Dave I want more pics. That Lincoln looks bxxxx'in, can't say that ya know. Lets see some front, side, 3/4. I don't post any pics, puter stupid, but I sure like lookin.CoolApproveBig Smile
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Posted by Mr. Min T. Fresh on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 7:07 PM
Wow!!!

All I can say is wow!!
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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 8:48 PM
Sorry about no more picturesDisapprove. I'm still learning - floundering??? LOL this uploadind picture thing. Somehow I did it right by mistake the first time loading from my file to Photobucket and can't seem to make the same mistake againSmile.
Oh well, bear with me and it may happen or my computor may learn to fly - HAH

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Friday, March 28, 2008 11:59 PM
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh49/treehuggerdave/2008_0328Photobucket10010.jpg
More Pictureshttp://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh49/treehuggerdave/2008_0328Photobucket10011.jpg

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Posted by Lolife on Saturday, March 29, 2008 4:26 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Treehugger Dave

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh49/treehuggerdave/2008_0328Photobucket10010.jpg
More Pictureshttp://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh49/treehuggerdave/2008_0328Photobucket10011.jpg

Dave; When you post, copy your Photobucket picture address .
Then, hit the fourth icon in the "Format" bar in your post heading. (It looks like a
small yellow box.) An icon will appear on your post. (I always put this on a
separate line. )
Next, paste the address between the brackets in the icon, and "Voila!"

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Saturday, March 29, 2008 7:47 AM
Hey Lolife
Thank you very muchBig SmileBow

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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, March 29, 2008 12:18 PM
Dave that is going to look great. Is this for the GSL XXII? Or at least I hope you bring it with you as this car will look great when its done.
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Posted by oldeguy on Monday, March 31, 2008 3:07 PM
WOW, I can't say enough about your build. I will say it's outstanding and that's not enough.
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Posted by Bainford on Monday, March 31, 2008 7:32 PM
Very nice style, Dave. I like it. Looks like a lot of work to get this far.

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Posted by justin2020 on Monday, March 31, 2008 8:39 PM
What color will you paint this sled?
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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Tuesday, April 01, 2008 7:44 AM
Hey justin2020Smile

The color? I love warm contrasting color combinations. Mostly earth-tones. Also candies, metalflakes and pearls.
I've been thinking possibly urethane HOK ( I usually mix my own colors using their Kandy Koncentrates called Intensifiers and then clear coating. It's fun experimenting) candy tangerine with a gold pearl in clear, over the tangerine, then a gold metalflake roof, and white cony kit and interior. I like tri-color, color combinations. We'll see.
Fun to dreamCoolBig Smile
Maybe something like this Merc I built a few years ago. Not sure yet.




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Posted by Lolife on Tuesday, April 01, 2008 10:23 AM
Dave; You're killing me !!!
How many builds do you have? (So maybe I can prepare my heart!)

You've got talent and style to spare. Bow Bow Bow Bow Bow
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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Tuesday, April 01, 2008 11:06 AM
Hi LolifeSmile

Isn't this a great hobby. I belong to two model clubs in the Northwest. SABA here in Portland and LAMA in Eugene, Oregon.
I've been building a lot of years, and have a lot of stuff these guy's have never seen, so it's fun to share and hopefully encourage others, here in this forum, with some of this stuff I have "squirreled away". A lot of what I build no one see's, as I just build some things for my own pleasure.
I'm a pretty prolific builder, as I was blessed with early retirement, so I can feed my "Artistic Passion" to my hearts content now. I have a couple of close model building friends the same way.
I'm like the rest of you, I have to "Feed The Need"" - LOLSmile
People like you seem to enjoy this stuff, so I'll share more of it as time passes.

Thanks for the Kudos - DaveBig SmileApprove

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