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56' Ford Crown Victoria

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    October, 2015
56' Ford Crown Victoria
Posted by NostalgicLS on Thursday, August 11, 2016 5:29 AM

I was quite surprised that this kit actually comes with functional doors, except they don't fit well and requires lots of tweaking and adjusting. I used Mr.Hobby's white and Finishers' mint green lacquer for its paint job. Overall it's a fairly good kit from AMT's rerelease. I'm pleased with the finished model.








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Posted by Foxer on Thursday, August 11, 2016 9:18 AM

Very nice build! and, so glad you put the crown on the roof ... my favorite part od this Ford!

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    November, 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Thursday, August 11, 2016 4:57 PM

Simply stunning!

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    September, 2004
  • From: Peoria, IL
Posted by markdoo on Thursday, August 11, 2016 8:29 PM

I agree; simply stunning!

On the bench:  '63 Studebaker Avanti.

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    August, 2014
  • From: Southeastern Virginia, USA
Posted by rustyroach on Saturday, August 13, 2016 9:00 PM

The Crown Vic was my absolute favorite Ford ever and this one is an absolute beauty!  And I have this kit in queue. Built it as a kid and again in the nineties. I love the color choice. Fantastic paint! Congrats!

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    February, 2005
  • From: Southeast Pennsylvania
Posted by peanutgallery on Monday, August 15, 2016 4:38 PM

Excellant job on all the details....



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Posted by dimaxion on Sunday, September 18, 2016 1:46 PM

Reproduction at it's best . Did you transer the air cooled (three speed) Fordomatic (from the Lindbergh '53 Victoria) or stick with the 3 on the Tree as I did ? Beautiful Build ..  I admire this .. "Where's the keys ?"   Thanx ..

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    October, 2016
Posted by cp1963 on Saturday, October 22, 2016 12:29 AM

Nice build!! I used to own a '56 vicky, not a crown, though.  There were a lot more '55 Crown Vicks than "56's.   My dad kinda wiped mine out.  I love these cars.  You're build is beautiful.   I have a couple of kits of this car, and you made me want to really find the time to get to work on them.  Thank you for showing the pics.  

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Posted by oldcarguy on Tuesday, November 08, 2016 11:20 AM


   This is a quality and well done build . One question though . What happened to the shine on the grill and the bumpers ? They look kind of dull in the Photos . here's a tip for future A.M.T. Opening door kits .

   I learned to take .005 styrene strip and put one strip on each edge of the doors to close the gap . Now , I often had to sand it almost off to get a tight fit and still allow for paint thicknesses . O.C.G.

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Posted by kaylajo5 on Tuesday, November 08, 2016 5:45 PM

lovin it but wheres the glass roof did mine with the glass roof pretty close in color and stock theme like yours the glass roof was very difficult but worth it


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Posted by Ron Hamilton on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 7:19 PM

Lookin' good!!!!

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    November, 2007
  • From: Denver, Colorado
Posted by Classic Plastic on Tuesday, December 06, 2016 6:49 PM

You nailed it! Top to bottom, bumper to bumper!

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    October, 2016
Posted by CanesBart on Tuesday, December 06, 2016 8:17 PM

Beautiful job

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Posted by oldcarguy on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 12:01 PM

Ah !

 Guess what ? the crown and trim can be used on the 57 too . That makes an already beautiful car prettier . Kinda like the 55 and 56 Country Squire . They were good looking but the 57 in black with all that wood blew them away ! .

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    December, 2007
  • From: Quebec,Canada
Posted by mikemopar70 on Thursday, January 12, 2017 6:48 PM

Your Ford is beautiful!!


Let's keep on building!!!


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