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Rusty McCadden's brother's 1957 Ford

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  • From: southeast Texas
Rusty McCadden's brother's 1957 Ford
Posted by texwardfan on Thursday, October 31, 2019 5:21 PM

This car was so cool to me as a 6 year old boy that I have never forgotten about it since then. I'm finally going to try to make a model of it. Won't be exact because I'm just going by memory, and just remember the basics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was looking at the ref pictures and I realized I had installed the rear bumper fillers too low so i had to reinstall them higher.

 

 

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Posted by chucky on Thursday, October 31, 2019 7:34 PM

Love it! If your memory is anything like mine, you'll end up with a 3-D photograph. I still remember when I was eleven, the guys across the street from our house had two cool cars: a maroon deuce coupe with a 283 Chevy and 3-speed trans and a brand-new white '60 Impala with black side spears and interior packing a tri-power 348 and a 4-speed. Looking forward to seeing this one built from your memory!  

chucky

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Friday, November 1, 2019 7:52 AM

Thanks, Chucky. It wont be my memory alone. I found some ref pictures so I can figure out how to make the continental kit and the skirts for the rear tires and the trunk mount antenna. Its my first factory stock car model in over 45 years. I dont have to make any decals. hoorah. But it does have a loose nascar connection that will be revealed at the end.

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 7:49 AM

From looking at the ref pictures I realized the cover is too thick  and needs to be more rounded at the outsides and the discs. I will cut it in half and slowlly sand down the two halves until I get the right width on the cover assembly. then I will add material and sand it to get the rounded effect i will be looking for.

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 1:23 PM
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Posted by chucky on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 7:15 PM

Yeah! That's it! Shape and size looks dead-on! 

 

chucky

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Thursday, November 7, 2019 7:35 AM

Thanks, Chucky. Once I get the continental kit and the fender skirts done, the rest will be just building the kit, so I'm hoping it wont take too long. I'm going to have to go back to model masters acryl because I cant quite get the results I want from the enamel. And for some reason I cant get bare metal foil to stick to enamel but it sticks good to acryl.There is going to be a lot of bmf on this model. I will just have to take the time to polish out the acryl. I ended up on my last enamel paint job polishing it anyway so I figured what's the difference.

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Thursday, November 7, 2019 7:44 AM

This model was acryl, and it turned out pretty nice, so I guess I'm just going to have to be ok  with polishing from now on. Adds a lot of time and I hate polishing but I'm just going to have to do it.

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Friday, November 8, 2019 5:30 PM
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Posted by texwardfan on Saturday, November 9, 2019 5:16 PM
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Posted by spencer1984 on Sunday, November 10, 2019 4:54 PM
Very clean work, this is looking great!
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Posted by texwardfan on Sunday, November 10, 2019 5:11 PM

Thanks, Spencer. I'm probably going to regret this, but I think i'm going to make the spare tire functional, where it can be rotated up and out of the way . So far I haven't been able to find pictures of the spare tire bracket, to see how it looks as an assembly . Just partial views. I'm not even sure what they call it, but the spare tire mounts to it, before the cover pieces are put on, and it looks like a tube, where it comes in behind the tire.

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Posted by texwardfan on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:18 PM

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