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  • Member since
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  • From: nottingham,england
1959 Lincoln.
Posted by arcturus on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 12:47 PM

This model has had a tough life. I bought it as a built up hardtop. Hand paint sky blue roof, yellowed unpainted plastic body, all the custom parts stuck to it and faded/missing chrome.

After many of puttying and filing, I got it done. Painted in black with a light metallic blue interior and new modelhaus chrome. Sadly after two years the paint got damaged , so I stripped it down again. Unfortunately this time the roof broke when trying to remove it, along with the window frame and quater lights. So I bought a convertible boot and new window frame Modelhaus. I have to admit, the window frame wasn't their finest of castings.

So I repainted it black, added an antennea, flocking, and a wing mirror. It just didn't look right as a black convertible with blue interior so I stripped it down again. Only this time repainted it white. Now I'm happy, the cars happy everyones happy...exept the wife as she hasn't seen that much of me.

 1959 Lincoln Continental (AMT) 

 1959 Lincoln Continental (AMT)

 1959 Lincoln Continental (AMT) 

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Posted by Ricardo Saavedra Mendoza 75 on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 1:48 PM

Great work!!! congratulations!

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Posted by 195X on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 4:44 PM

That is a beauty Arcturus.

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

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  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 4:51 PM

Well done.

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    January, 2011
  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 7:17 PM

No evidence of its troubled past. It just looks right in white as a lavish convertible. In hardtop form, black might have worked but she's a beauty as is. Thumbs Up

chucky

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Posted by Tom99 on Thursday, August 23, 2018 6:38 AM

Fantastic!!

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    January, 2005
  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Sunday, August 26, 2018 1:23 AM
awesome work. it looks fabulous. i think rebuilding models is harder than building new

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Sunday, August 26, 2018 10:09 AM

Fabulous!  Looks great!  You should see the '59 that was customized by Kindig-It Design with a Falconer V-12.

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Posted by Goofy62 on Sunday, August 26, 2018 3:12 PM

mrmike

Fabulous!  Looks great!  You should see the '59 that was customized by Kindig-It Design with a Falconer V-12.

 

I saw it.

The car that they started with was a VERY nice black, red & white car.

A little work & it would have been a beautifully restored piece of history.

Instead it wound up as a chopped up blue behemoth!

An absolute travesty in my opinion!

 

Steve

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    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Monday, August 27, 2018 12:37 PM

Excellent work on the big Lincoln. I have a very clean 60 built-up that I have been trying to decide what to do with, but there is inspiration in the way your displays. Very nicely done.

Goofy62
Instead it wound up as a chopped up blue behemoth! An absolute travesty in my opinion!

Agreed! It was a beauty as it was. I thought there was a rare and great opportunity to do something unique and tasteful to that big beautiful car, and instead they reduced it to just another garish piece of crap. So mush potential to build something unique and interesting.

 

Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
       - Antoine de Saint-Exepury

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Posted by Goofy62 on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 12:01 AM

Bainford

Excellent work on the big Lincoln. I have a very clean 60 built-up that I have been trying to decide what to do with, but there is inspiration in the way your displays. Very nicely done.

 

 
Goofy62
Instead it wound up as a chopped up blue behemoth! An absolute travesty in my opinion!

 

Agreed! It was a beauty as it was. I thought there was a rare and great opportunity to do something unique and tasteful to that big beautiful car, and instead they reduced it to just another garish piece of crap. So mush potential to build something unique and interesting.

 

 

I guess that the blame doesn't lie with Kindig.

The owner of the car contracted him to customize the car for him.

Another old man with too much money who was obviously only interested in the bragging rights of having a Kindig design to show off.

It nauseates me when these rich pukes who have basically no interest in cars in general think they can buy themselves some notoriety by having someone else just "throw a little something together" for them so that they can stand around at some show with their chest pumped out like they really did something important.

Especially when they destroy a perfectly good classic.

I have no issue with someone radically customizing a car if it starts out as basically a basket case with little potential for a restoration.

But in a circumstance like this, it just shows that individuals lack of interest in preserving our American automotive history.

There can't be a lot of these late '50s Lincoln convertibles around any more & it's a real shame to butcher a nearly perfect example in favor of creating another candy colored nightmare.

just my humble opinion.

 

Steve

 

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