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Rusty McCadden's brother's 1957 Ford

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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!  

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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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Posted by texwardfan on Saturday, November 2, 2019 5:26 PM

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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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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! 

 

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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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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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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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Posted by texwardfan on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 5:04 PM

Made and installed fender skirts. Also installed the doors.

 

 

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Posted by chucky on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 8:21 PM

"The look" is coming together, Steve. Got to have skirts with the continental kit. I remember a lot of these with the "turnpike cruiser" skirts which covered the entire raised lower rear portion of the quarter panels and "blended" into the continental kit. Of course, you had to have blue-dot taillamps or the Lee custom lenses. When JC Whitney was king!  Cool

 

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Posted by texwardfan on Thursday, November 14, 2019 8:26 AM

Thanks, Chucky. My real name is Mark. But thats what I get for using a weird name like texwardfan. My dad bought a lot of stuff from J.C. Whitney back in the day.

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Posted by texwardfan on Thursday, November 14, 2019 5:16 PM

Had to get rid of the functioning continental kit. The tire was just sitting up too high and not centered so it had to go. maybe if I could have seen a picture of the actual assembly I could have figured out how to make one that would function correctly. No biggee.

 

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Posted by texwardfan on Saturday, November 16, 2019 8:23 AM

Got the body sanded, hoping to shoot the primer today.

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Posted by chucky on Saturday, November 16, 2019 8:21 PM

Ha! I tricked yoiu into revealing your real name! Or did I? Maybe it's not Mark, either. No way to know. Smile Honestly, just a brain fart. What's in a name, anyway? Your work speaks for itself! 

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Posted by texwardfan on Sunday, November 17, 2019 4:22 PM

Thanks, Chucky. Actually I have always wished that my parents had named me Steve. Confused 

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Posted by texwardfan on Sunday, November 17, 2019 4:28 PM

Primed and ready for me to mess it up with paint. Just have to wait till it warms up enough. Might have to wait till Christmas. Usually have a heat wave by  then.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by chucky on Sunday, November 17, 2019 8:39 PM

That's funny, but think about this: look how many Lincolns have "Mark" on them. I don't know of any cars named "Steve". Laugh

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Posted by texwardfan on Monday, November 18, 2019 8:36 AM

True, but one of the "good morning america" hosts on the weekend named his cat steve, and ever since I heard that I wanted to be Steve too.

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Posted by texwardfan on Friday, November 22, 2019 3:20 PM

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Posted by midnightprowler on Friday, November 22, 2019 4:29 PM

Looking good. Don't forget to add lower body color to the very outside edge of the wheels.

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Posted by texwardfan on Friday, November 22, 2019 5:12 PM

midnightprowler

Looking good. Don't forget to add lower body color to the very outside edge of the wheels.

 

Thanks for the tip. I would never have noticed that the wheel cover does'nt cover the edge of the wheel.  And if I found out later would have been hard to fix. 

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Posted by texwardfan on Monday, November 25, 2019 5:20 PM

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Posted by texwardfan on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 5:16 PM

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Posted by Bainford on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 6:49 AM

This thing is coming aling great, Mark. The 57 Ford is such a good looking car, and the lavish period dressings really add to the vibe.

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