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Handmade 1950 lincoln leadsled WIP - AFTER 12 YEARS THE BEAST IS FINISHED and Pictures Posted!

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  • From: Portland Oregon: Tree Country. Most beautiful area on the West coast.
Posted by Treehugger Dave on Thursday, April 17, 2008 5:55 AM
Hey oldeguySmile
Your Buick project sounds funApprove. Sorry, no extra trim parts to get rid of.
Maybe you could post some pictures of WIP. Be fun to watch as you go. I like the sound of the up top. keep me postedTongue
This stuff sure is fun isn't it??
Got a model show coming up here in Portland this Saturday and I can't wait.
I get all excited like a little kid when it snows.LaughSmile,Wink, & GrinThumbs Up

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by beyondink on Thursday, April 17, 2008 9:42 AM
Hey dave I wanted to come to you directly and ask for your your blessing in me asking your Lincoln to marry me.. now I need to talk to the wife but im sure she won't mind :) That is a beautiful build! I have never seen one of those kits can i get more info on it? I wish so much I had been alive in the 50's cars where amazing then!
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Posted by oldeguy on Friday, April 18, 2008 12:39 PM
Dave, now I can't stay off eBay, and it's all your fault Big Smile, At least your who I'm blameingBig Smile. Like to post stuff, but I still haven't figuered it out yet. Making frt. trim for Buick out of half round, I guess. Have a few 1/24 scale up tops that I got alonggggg time ago, vacu formed. Trying to pick a couple more Biuck's, I know I spelled it wrong, an old bud in school had a blk. one "no wires though" it was painted at Earl's cheap paint jobs chain shops, they mixed up the letters, soooooooo he just left it alone, said he had the only BIUCK, convert. in town. Boy those days were fun.ClownBig SmileBig SmileBig Smile
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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Friday, April 18, 2008 6:21 PM
Hey OldeguySmile
Cooool story about the Biuck?? Buick??ApproveCoolSmile Your project sounds great.
Ya gotta learn to post pics. There's a section here that tells you how. Get a photobucket account and then read the tutorial here on the site.
I'll help if you want me to.

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by Lolife on Saturday, April 19, 2008 11:35 PM
Dave, I thought you might find this "interesting" .
(Yes, it IS a '50 Lincoln! [:0])



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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Sunday, April 20, 2008 7:14 AM
LolifeBig Smile
ShockWOW !!!
That is so COOOOOOOOOOOOOL !! Thanks for sharing.
NOW THAT'S IMAGINATION !!!CoolApproveTongueCool

Thanks again - Dave

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by oldeguy on Sunday, April 20, 2008 2:18 PM
Dave, You really know how to take care of your stuff too, Cases, I never bought any cases, DUMB, models covered in dust, and you know DUST KILLS. Will be opening a photobucket shortly. Am now addicted to that #***#** evilbay. Have'nt even finished get 1:1's ready for spring summer yet. Wife's a wife,at least mine is.EvilLOLBig SmileBig Smile
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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Sunday, April 20, 2008 3:52 PM
Hey oldeguyCool
AHHHHH yes . Welcome to the world of EBAY ADDICTION - LOL. Ain't it great. I love it. Once your hooked, your done forTongue, but it sure is funLaughSmile,Wink, & GrinThumbs Up.
Went to a local model show/swap meet this weekend here in Portland and picked up more kits and display cases, and had lunch with some buddies that are from Eugene. - that's about a hundred miles South of Portland where I live. All day event - had a blast.
'I'll tell ya oldeguy, summers on the way and I'm ready for it - EEEEEEEEEEEEhah Big Smile!!

Be good - Dave

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by just-for-me on Monday, April 21, 2008 3:30 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Lolife

Dave, I thought you might find this "interesting" .
(Yes, it IS a '50 Lincoln! [:0])




i would call that a jag link lol looks good
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Posted by oldeguy on Friday, April 25, 2008 5:21 PM
Dave, had an old bud move to SanFran. in 70, in an old VW bus, close to Haight & Ashbury, morning arrives, after they got there EVERYTHING he and his girlfriend owned was stolen. But they moved to Eugene and he went to wrk. for the Forestry Service. Haven't seen him since. eVilbay is a bad addiction. LOL. I need everything I see. I saw your new project, you really don't have time for it, but it's cool.
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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Friday, April 25, 2008 5:42 PM
Hey oldeguySmile
I thought you fell off the planetLaugh. Wife's probably got you gettin' the 1 to 1's ready for summer SadDisapproveDeadCoolBig Smile
Great story about your budCool.

I am back working on the Lincoln and a few other projects including the '34. I usually work on 6 to 10 projects at a time, but right now only three. I'm also doing a model of my first car I ever owned, a '50 Merc that I put a 1953 Chrysler Hemi in, back in '60.
This plastic stuff is so fun and so is eBayCoolApprove. Love ebay. Just bought a Jag XK SS by Revell. Very rare and cool. Can't wait 'till it shows up - maybe tomorrow or MondayBig Smile
Never can have enough TOYZZZZ !!!!!Smile,Wink, & GrinThumbs UpLaughTongue

Be cooool and have a great weekend - DaveCool

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Friday, April 25, 2008 7:17 PM
Oldeguy
I've been actually working on the "Linc". I dis-assembled the car and I got the trunk lid and trunk opening lengthened to match the lengthened rear half of the car.
Too short when I originally built it.
I have the hood molding drawn on the front area and will be adding that next.
After that - ????????????





 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Friday, April 25, 2008 8:53 PM
As I started laying out the door shape, I realized this was going to be an important part of bringing the the front and rear of the car together.
The front of the door is a little unusual in shape, but it has a forward thrust at the top, and then sweeps down to the bottom, accentuating the forward sweep at the front of the car.
The rear door line compliments the flow of the rear fenders and widens the door width as it nears the bottom.
The Hirohata Merc has a beautiful sweeping chrome arch that seperates the front and back windows, and I may use that styling theme shown sketched in the lower pic.

Sometimes very subtle styling can make a big impact on the over-all execution.



In this last photo you'll see I sketched in a longer side trim front and rear to give the car more of a "Sweep" and fill in the gap between them. I'll probably make a rubber mold off the originals, cast two each in resin and then combine them for a longer spear.
I have my own water-based chrome system, and will re-plate these as well as some scratch built window trim I will make later.
I also plan to make some photo-etched body script - fun stuff !!Cool








 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Saturday, April 26, 2008 12:56 AM
Thought I'd post some pics so you can see how large this Lincoln is next to a 1949 Merc.







 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by stevegt738 on Saturday, April 26, 2008 9:56 PM
Dave, this is coming along nicely. I`m impatiently waiting for the end.

QUOTE: Originally posted by Treehugger Dave

Just bought a Jag XK SS by Revell.


I am currently building this kit, it is not good. I have the wip in the six cylinder cbp if you are interested. Assembling the body is a headache, but doable with patience.
With what i am seeing here, i don`t think you will have too much trouble Big Smile.
But i`m learning a lot Smile.
steve. "i`m not peeling that!!" -quote Hamster-Top Gear in America. http://s112.photobucket.com/albums/n197/stevegt738/
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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Saturday, April 26, 2008 10:14 PM
Hey stevegt738Big Smile
Thanks for the heads-up on the XK SS kit. Just got it today Approve. Beautiful kit.
Looks like funTongue. I love the style of this car.
This is a great hobby Steve - Glad you're enjoying so much.

Happy modeling - DaveSmile

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by crzyhorse on Saturday, April 26, 2008 11:17 PM
You're doing some GREAT work Dave!! I'm thouroughly impressed, and VERY curious about your Chrome system.

Another minor detail that'll help visually lengthen the proportions, Make the wheel arch trim follow one continuous line. As it sits, it looks like the two pieces aren't inline with each other.
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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Sunday, April 27, 2008 8:51 AM
Hi crzyhorseCool
Thanks for the suggestionApprove. Things are just mocked up right now and sittin' kinda loosely. Hopefully in about a year when it's done, things will be a sitting pretty close.

THE CHROME SYSTEM ??QuestionQuestion
This is a pretty intense industrial system that I purchaed about a year and a half ago. It's a water based system - 4 steps/8stages. It takes four days to go from start to finish.
There are thirteen chemicals, a specially processed water, and four single-stage urethane systems. DID I SAY INTENSE?? QuestionIt takes anywhere from seven to eleven airbrushes and small HVLP guns to complete the process, each dedicated to a particular step in the process.
You can see the supplies in one pic and the spray set-up for chroming in the other. There are three other stages not photographed.
As far as I know I'm the only one who has done this with an airbrush.
"IT TOOK ME SEVEN MONTHS TO LEARN THIS SYSTEM"Disapprove and I'm still refining it.
The final stage is three coats of tinted HOK clear-coat that bring out the brillance of the chrome and seals it. If need be it can be polished to a to a glass like appearance.

WHY ??I'm an intense builder and I wanted to step up my game to something better than what's available.EXPENSIVE ?? Definetly! WORTH IT ?? Absolutely !!

These are chromed parts waiting for upcoming projects.

Big Smile


 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by crzyhorse on Sunday, April 27, 2008 2:44 PM
HMMM..That's a bit involved for me :) I can imagine seeing the EPA @ your door at some point HAHA
The results...speak for themselves though! AWESOME work

I'll stick with Alclad and Chrometech USA.
Looks like you could charge for that service, for GSL level builders nothing less than perfection will due, amd it looks like you've found it!
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Posted by freakintiger on Sunday, April 27, 2008 4:32 PM
Dave do you do contract work on the chroming? Maybe you have an opening in your next batch?


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Posted by rusa on Sunday, April 27, 2008 6:57 PM
That IS intense.........wow.
You do some incredible stuff.......keep it up!!
Check Out My Photobucket Gallery Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
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Posted by del austin on Sunday, April 27, 2008 8:41 PM
Now all we need is your address so we can start sending you all of our Chrome ready parts lol

Lovin' the Lincoln, keep those updates comin'
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Posted by oldeguy on Thursday, May 01, 2008 12:59 PM
Ah, now I got it. It's a diecast.EvilEvilBig SmileBig SmileApproveApproveCoolCoolBowBowBow. Hehe he, just funna ya. I really can't wait to see it finished.CoolApproveBig SmileBig Smile
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Posted by oldeguy on Thursday, May 01, 2008 1:05 PM
Dave, old gullwing trim above whl. opening? Just must say again, your the man.CoolCoolApproveApproveBig SmileBig SmileBowBow
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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Thursday, May 01, 2008 1:10 PM
Hey Oldguy your backCool
Glad to hear from ya. Wife's got ya workin' on the 1 to 1's huh ? - LOLSmileTongueBig SmileLaugh

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by ericmac on Thursday, May 01, 2008 9:33 PM
I am VERY impressed with the Lincoln. Keep up the great stuff on it.

Eric

Why can't I stand to slap these things together like I did as a teenager? On the bench 1930 Packard 734 Speedster Victoria, 1932 Duesenberg J Judkins Coupe, 1934 Ford Cabriolet, 1926 Ford Model Ts-the complete set of all six bodystyles.

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Posted by oldeguy on Thursday, May 08, 2008 3:21 PM

Dave the treehugger; Buy the looks of your wrk. or should I say play area. You don't have time to hug any trees. Your also really know how to avoid a comment, Lincoln grille? If you built that you have may it to KING OF THE SCRATCH BUILDERS, I've just knighted you, me, big deal. But you builds are superb. Know dought.Question can't spell. Had to drop buy and see what your building. That eBay just draws me back going you need it, don't let it get away, 1 more bid. I'v lost count on the stiff I've bought. Have a good one.

D.Krallman
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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Thursday, May 08, 2008 9:15 PM

Smile,Wink, & GrinHey oldeguyCool

What's goin' on?Question This new site is pretty trickTongue

Lincoln grillQuestion and other chrome parts are from a diecast. RememberQuestion That'd how you got stuck on eBay - LOLShockLaugh

Anyway, this new forum is pretty COOOOOL !!! Take some time to get used to it.

Be good - Dave

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by oldeguy on Thursday, May 15, 2008 8:53 PM

HEY, Treehugger, I think I've gotya. 1950 Lincoln Cosmopolitian bubble top limo in 1/24. I think eBay may be paying off. I know you can do mouldeds, I think you can. AH, sure you can, same front, same trim over whl. openings, same connie kit!!!!!!!!!!!!!My pockets are getting thin, please help me, I admit i have and addiction. I want, I want,I'LL QUIT, I'LL QUIT. JUST ONE MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Basicly[?} Basicly{?} Oh I just stopped buy the site to see your progress and to tell you there's some mean sonsa******'s on that eBay. No sence off humor at all. Just money suckers. I've been called every bad word there is from one creep. What would you do if someone sent a custom 55 Ford, with a custom 36 Ford, in one box, with them STACKED ON TOP OF EACH OTHER, sorry, had a flash back. 55's top was caved in, frt. bumper off, tailpipe tips no where in site, 36's top was off so the 55 took the top 1/3 off of the neat Bajo WHL. BROKE IT OFF, AND I had the nerve to complain. Well I've recieved some of the nastyestQuestion emails, from two, I think, of the sweetest people,NAAAAAAAAA,. Anyway get that chrome paint system going, because I'm hiring you to be my chrome man. Or maybe not. Oh, just want to say one more thing, Road Signatures. he,he,he,  SMILE, SMILE,SMILE!!!!!!!!!!, You have great day, Dave. And keep on buildin', you are an artist.

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Posted by malibudan on Thursday, May 15, 2008 9:05 PM

Wow!!Thumbs UpBowWhat more can I say?

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