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1955 Ford Panel Truck WIP... finished 4/14/2017

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  • Member since
    April, 2009
  • From: Grand Junction, CO
1955 Ford Panel Truck WIP... finished 4/14/2017
Posted by Cipher on Friday, April 14, 2017 2:24 PM

Heya gang.. been a long while since I shared any builds on here, but this 55 Ford panel truck turned out pretty cool so I figured I'd share. 

Got this kit used at a swap meet a few years ago. Everything was there but the decal kit, but upon closer inspection when I got home I found a lot of the components were warped, most noticably the chassis, body, and hood.

I waited until I found a few colors that really talked to me before I built the kit.. started with the engine, chassis (which I did my best to straighten), and got the body cleaned up and primed.

 

 

  • Member since
    April, 2009
  • From: Grand Junction, CO
Posted by Cipher on Friday, April 14, 2017 2:28 PM

Got to work on the interior

And I even wrote to Revell and with the typical awesomeness that they provide they sent me a new decal kit! I only really needed the instrument cluster, but they certainly hooked me up!

You can't see it at all once the truck is fully assembled, but I did do a neat two tone paint job on the inside, kind of what I think a working panel truck would look like.

  • Member since
    April, 2009
  • From: Grand Junction, CO
Posted by Cipher on Friday, April 14, 2017 2:30 PM

After the inside was to my liking I got to work on the outside, starting with the base coat:

Then onto my initial cover coat:

  • Member since
    April, 2009
  • From: Grand Junction, CO
Posted by Cipher on Friday, April 14, 2017 2:33 PM

And today, 4/14/17 I got her finished up and in a case. Not the best, but far from the worst.

Bye Bye!

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Friday, April 14, 2017 5:32 PM

Neat idea. did you use some sort of netting to do that with the paint? I like it! CoolThumbs Up

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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.

  • Member since
    April, 2009
  • From: Grand Junction, CO
Posted by Cipher on Friday, April 14, 2017 6:01 PM

modelcarjr

Neat idea. did you use some sort of netting to do that with the paint? I like it! CoolThumbs Up 

Thanks!

I bought some of those special designed Halloween pantyhose a few years ago with the intention of doing something unique on a lowrider.. The 55 Ford ended up being the perfect canvas for some wild looking paint scheme. 

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    February, 2008
Posted by justmike on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 12:29 PM

What a fantastic job. I still plan on doing something like that some day. I can only hope it turns out half as well as yours. 

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    March, 2011
Posted by gulftarpon on Friday, April 21, 2017 7:31 PM

I like what you've done! But okay, I have to ask: Does Revell still make the Harley edition of this kit, or do they have some old ones still around that they rob parts out of? Curious minds want to know!

  • Member since
    April, 2009
  • From: Grand Junction, CO
Posted by Cipher on Friday, April 21, 2017 9:36 PM

gulftarpon

I like what you've done! But okay, I have to ask: Does Revell still make the Harley edition of this kit, or do they have some old ones still around that they rob parts out of? Curious minds want to know! 

I picture a large bank of file cabinets with each kit number on a file and multiple copies of decals and instructions loading the cabinets down! And maybe through a special door marked TOP SECRET EMPLOYEES ONLY they have a huge warehouse (like at the end of Raiders) with bins full of spare trees for each kit they've ever produced... oh, it's fun to imagine! 

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    March, 2017
Posted by Moparlover64 on Friday, April 21, 2017 10:15 PM

Love it absolutely cool love the modern take on lace painting gonna have try this one nice tip too

Moparlover64

  • Member since
    April, 2009
  • From: Grand Junction, CO
Posted by Cipher on Monday, April 24, 2017 4:17 PM

Thanks for the positive comments guys! I know it's not even close to the best model ever built, but it's one of the best I've ever done.. I walk by it and still think to myself how cool it turned out and how pleased I am that I did it the way I did. Big Smile

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