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  • Member since
    October, 2010
  • From: Florianópolis Brazil
1956 Fairlane Victoria.
Posted by Lovefordgalaxie on Friday, September 15, 2017 8:45 PM

Just finished today my latest glue bomb.

This one broke the record of longest build, not that I worked on it for a long time, but I worked on the car on and off and the build took almost three months. Usually I take a week, maybe two...

Even with all this time in the making, the car is box stock AMT for the most part. Exceptions:

Tires cast by myself in rubbery resin with a white resin whitewall insert.

Carpeting done with velour paper cut to fit. I know that flocking is easier, but I could never get a decent result, so I use paper instead. 

The colors are factory stock, in Fiesta Red and Colonial White, done with automotive enamel. The interior is the black and white vinyl option, instead of the almost uni-present color keyed white and red. Ford offered the white and black interior for all color combos, and I think it makes the car to look a lot more classy. That's the way I would order one brand new.  

No wiring, no photo-etch, no aftermarket stuff. 

Not even the foil is bought, it's household aluminum foil and gold leaf bond. 

Anyway, hope you guys like my old Ford, one of my favorite kits, one of my favorite cars, and my favorite engine, the Ford Y. 

 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria by CCCP Digital Studio, on Flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lovefordgalaxie/

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands, Fl
Posted by crown r n 7 on Saturday, September 16, 2017 3:29 AM

Very well done what type of adhesive did you use for the foiling?

Niko

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: Hamptonville, NC
Posted by TarheelRick on Saturday, September 16, 2017 7:42 AM

Are you sure that is a model?  Very nice work.  Also one of my favorite Fords.

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  • Member since
    March, 2017
  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Saturday, September 16, 2017 11:06 AM
A beauty ! Always loved the "up & over" chrome detailing on the front fender . Sweet colour combo on the model
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    February, 2008
Posted by justmike on Saturday, September 16, 2017 11:15 AM

I don't know how you can produce that quality build in that short a time!  It is very nice. 

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  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, September 16, 2017 12:25 PM

Beautiful.

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    June, 2015
Posted by dimaxion on Saturday, September 16, 2017 1:03 PM

Wowser .. Another Museum Quality replica my friend . All I am able to add : "Where's the keys ?" The Headlights , Bumper Exhaust Ports , Wheel Cover Centers detail are among some of the best features ..  Thanx ..  

  • Member since
    October, 2010
  • From: Florianópolis Brazil
Posted by Lovefordgalaxie on Saturday, September 16, 2017 1:58 PM

crown r n 7

Very well done what type of adhesive did you use for the foiling?

 

I use gold leaf bond. It's an acrylic glue, that you brush on the back of the foil, and it gets taky when dries. The foiling is done just like with BMF. There is a company in the U.S., that sells the same stuff I use, its Monalisa Gold Leaf Bond. I think it's available on Amazon. 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lovefordgalaxie/

  • Member since
    October, 2008
Posted by big-e-models on Saturday, September 16, 2017 2:46 PM

You built that quite fast considering all the fine detail work and  superb paint work too very nice your door fit is great never could get those straight ! 

TnT
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    September, 2016
Posted by TnT on Sunday, September 17, 2017 1:09 PM

Really nice build. Great paint.

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    October, 2008
Posted by big-e-models on Friday, September 22, 2017 5:37 AM

That's so nice let's go cursin to the A&W 

  • Member since
    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, September 23, 2017 9:19 PM

Looks great, LFG! Great colors and wonderful foil and other workmanship! Cool Thumbs Up

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  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Ohio
Posted by HineMotors on Monday, September 25, 2017 8:51 PM

This is one of those where you have to just set there and absorb what you are looking at and just cannot get enough of and keep going "wow" under your breath.....simply OUTSTANDING sir!

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 7:33 PM

Beautiful Crown Vic. Love the colours and I completely agree with the interior colours. I also agree that it is one of my favorite fifties cars and one my favorite kits. You did a wonderful job on this one.

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Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

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