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

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  • Member since
    July, 2008
  • From: Corona, CA
Posted by Colmer on Saturday, March 30, 2019 8:14 PM
Wow. Another winner, Dave. Proportions are dead on!

This is doing what I want to do when I do what I want.

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    February, 2008
  • From: Auburn KY
Posted by jonesmarc on Saturday, March 30, 2019 1:10 PM

Beautiful job Dave. I noticed your chrome doesn't have that toy look to it, did you spay it with a smoke clear coat, or something else like silver spray and a plating kit?

 

Dave, make sure that "EXPIRATION DATE" takes it time.

 

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    December, 2007
  • From: Portland Oregon: Tree Country. Most beautiful area on the West coast.
Posted by Treehugger Dave on Saturday, March 30, 2019 10:20 AM

Thank you "chromecop"Thumbs Up.

This was my very last Scratch-build project on this planet.

As I push closer and closer to 80 years old there are other projects I have let go to the wayside and i would like to finish them before my "EXPIRATION DATE" Smile.

Next year, 2020, will be my 70th year of model building. Started in 1950!!

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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    January, 2004
  • From: Sweden
Posted by chromecop on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 8:09 AM
Stunning build !!!!!
You've got one life.... - CUSTOMIZE it !!!!! http://s162.photobucket.com/albums/t274/chromecop/model-cars/
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    December, 2007
  • From: Portland Oregon: Tree Country. Most beautiful area on the West coast.
Posted by Treehugger Dave on Friday, January 11, 2019 8:53 AM

Thanks guys.

All your comments are much appreciated Thumbs UpThumbs Up.

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Thursday, January 10, 2019 9:27 AM

It might have taken a while but it was well worth it! Very well done, Superb!

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    December, 2005
  • From: Chandler, AZ
Posted by del austin on Monday, January 07, 2019 8:22 AM

Another great build. Love your work.

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  • From: New Prague MN
Posted by 60Buick on Sunday, January 06, 2019 5:41 PM

Absolutely gorgeous! An award winner for sure!

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    February, 2008
  • From: Seattle, WA
Posted by gbk1 on Sunday, January 06, 2019 11:01 AM

How did I miss this!!!! Your style is totally unique and I've denied myself of a great aesthetic treat for lo these many months. Shame, shame, shame on me. Embarrassed

Top up or down, the proportions and stance are gorgeous and I love the tomato red and tan combo.

Big thumbzupz, Dave! Thumbs UpThumbs UpBow

Bernard Kron Keep On Buildin'

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    December, 2007
  • From: Portland Oregon: Tree Country. Most beautiful area on the West coast.
Posted by Treehugger Dave on Sunday, January 06, 2019 12:17 AM

A couple more.

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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  • From: Portland Oregon: Tree Country. Most beautiful area on the West coast.
Posted by Treehugger Dave on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 11:31 PM

Well Chucky after months of frustration, somehow I figured out the changes photobucket made, so now i can post Thumbs Up. I'm happy!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Sunday, August 26, 2018 8:16 PM

Bang HeadDinner

chucky

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  • From: Portland Oregon: Tree Country. Most beautiful area on the West coast.
Posted by Treehugger Dave on Sunday, August 26, 2018 2:43 PM

Photobucket isn't co-operating - sorry.

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by MLOMAKA on Friday, July 20, 2018 9:51 AM
So glad to see this one moving! I remember seeing this quite a while ago. Looking great! keep up with the progress. Mike

Mike Lomaka

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    December, 2003
  • From: Menasha, Wisconsin
Posted by mcmainstribe on Sunday, April 15, 2018 7:52 PM

Beautiful!  I only wish I had the patience to do this type of build.

 

Larry

"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
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    May, 2008
  • From: Louisville, CO
Posted by maniacalmodeler on Sunday, April 15, 2018 12:27 PM

Truly amazing work so far! Your color choice suits this model perfectly!

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    January, 2008
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Friday, April 13, 2018 1:01 PM

WOW !!  This is astonishing!  Another excellent project Dave!  Always inspirational. YesYes

Just keep picking away at it...

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  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 5:54 PM

Glad ot see this baby approaching the finish line! That body color looks great and works perfectly with the top color. Dinner

chucky

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  • From: jacksonville fla
Posted by oldnslow on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 8:44 PM

That is georgeous , good things do come to those who wait , but your cars are always like that .  Cool

Robert Lightsey

Lost in Paradise

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  • From: Portland Oregon: Tree Country. Most beautiful area on the West coast.
Posted by Treehugger Dave on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 12:44 PM

I'm one happy camper. Totally slow but that's retirement for ya - LOL.

She's just mocked up with nothing glued on yet but I finally gave the ol' Girl some eye shadow and lip stick, and it won't be long until she goes out dancin' Smile.

Thanks for taking the time to look. Much appreciated Thumbs Up.

 

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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  • From: Portland Oregon: Tree Country. Most beautiful area on the West coast.
Posted by Treehugger Dave on Thursday, March 22, 2018 11:45 AM

I'm working on this one right now to finish it.

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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  • From: Portland Oregon: Tree Country. Most beautiful area on the West coast.
Posted by Treehugger Dave on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 6:45 PM

The pink 1959 Cadillac convertible provided many interior pieces including the door panels.

Beautiful kit pieces that add a bit of elegance i was looking for and still fit close enough that I can modify each piece to look reasonably like they belong. Fun massaging them into place Cool.

Roof color will be different than the body color. I'll add some foil to the trim on the rear and see if I like it. I can always change it. I like the flat look. No matter what body color I choose, I'll probably keep the roof a flat color.

 

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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  • From: Portland Oregon: Tree Country. Most beautiful area on the West coast.
Posted by Treehugger Dave on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 10:50 AM

chucky

The mockup looks totally "kool", Dave! Another one well worth the wait. The well-functioning hinges sure make the "gapping" process go smoothly. Looking forward to seeing it in paint. StarStarStarStarStar

 

Thanks Chucky Thumbs Up.

I'm working on a house project right now - painting the outside - but taking a day off today, so may have an update soon.

It was good to hear from you, Dave.

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Friday, June 23, 2017 7:42 PM

The mockup looks totally "kool", Dave! Another one well worth the wait. The well-functioning hinges sure make the "gapping" process go smoothly. Looking forward to seeing it in paint. StarStarStarStarStar

chucky

  • Member since
    December, 2007
  • From: Portland Oregon: Tree Country. Most beautiful area on the West coast.
Posted by Treehugger Dave on Friday, June 23, 2017 8:32 AM

Now it's time to add all the little details like chrome trim on the top of doors that continue back on the body to the roof, and also i added chrome trim to the rear of the roof itself.

Once painted, all these details will be BMF foiled.

Also, I'm in the process of "Gapping" everything for paint, so all moving parts will still close completely and function properly. Takes time.

The dash is painted after being modified to fit, and the body is close to paint also. I have to finish making front door panels and fitting them to the car - then the body can be painted.

Thanks for looking in. Any comments greatly appreciated Thumbs Up.

Picture of moldings just added to top of doors and body that will be foiled.

Chrome trim added and being shaped in body filler.

Trim just added to rear of roof that will be foiled.

 

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Portland Oregon: Tree Country. Most beautiful area on the West coast.
Posted by Treehugger Dave on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 2:03 PM

Good to be back posting. Took a little break from the forum, but still been buildin' like crazy Thumbs Up - well, when the sun isn't shinning Smile, Wink & Grin.

This project was started in 2005. I've been working on it a bit off and on, so about a month ago I decided it was time to finish it, so I've been able to get quite a bit done.

Chassis is done. Had to stretch it.

Interior tub is done. Lot's of mods.

Doors are hinged.

Windshield frame is glued in place.

Continental kit receiver is glued in place.

Fender skirts given a small lip-out to see the tires better.

Still maybe a years worth of work left to finish it - We'll see.

Pictures suck too, so I guess I better figure that out Crying.

The Lincoln is a 1/24 model. You can see the difference between it and the '49 Mercury.

 

 

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by 70CudaTJ on Monday, May 13, 2013 7:03 AM

How Blincoln cool is this!!!! Another THD masterpiece

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  • From: Caputh, Germany
Posted by modelmarc on Saturday, May 11, 2013 11:19 PM

Hiya Dave,

she's looking real good!! Look forward to some paint!

Was rather surprised (shocked??) to see my last post a bit above from 2008????

Marc

  • Member since
    December, 2007
  • From: Portland Oregon: Tree Country. Most beautiful area on the West coast.
Posted by Treehugger Dave on Saturday, May 11, 2013 6:25 PM

Been a while since I've posted anything on this, but I have made some progress. Got a door cut open, hood is hinged and fits the body well. Also got the trunk hinged, and it works well, and the door is hinged too, but the body needs more work before it gets mounted

Also got one right-angle brass support piece glued in today so the body will stay ridged, and support the interior when I make it, so now I can cut the other door open, and then add the brass piece on that side.

This is the last scratch-built that I started years ago.

Anyway, thanks for lookin' and any comments appreciated Cool.

Right-angle brass support.

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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