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40 Ford PU junker

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  • Member since
    March 2013
  • From: Gulf coast of central Florida
40 Ford PU junker
Posted by Old Geezer on Sunday, May 14, 2017 6:24 AM

  • Member since
    March 2013
  • From: Gulf coast of central Florida
Posted by Old Geezer on Sunday, May 14, 2017 6:33 AM


  • Member since
    March 2013
  • From: Gulf coast of central Florida
Posted by Old Geezer on Sunday, May 14, 2017 6:42 AM

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: Hamptonville, NC
Posted by TarheelRick on Sunday, May 14, 2017 7:04 AM

That is a real beauty.  Especially like the split right front fender.  My uncle owned a '41 many years ago and one of his biggest issues, other than replacing second gear in the Packard transmission, was the front fenders splitting.

I build models because I can't afford the real thing!

  • Member since
    January 2010
Posted by junkman01 on Sunday, May 14, 2017 10:37 AM

That is some very nice weathering. I love me some rust! & you my friend nailed it!!!

  • Member since
    January 2011
  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Sunday, May 14, 2017 8:14 PM

Wow! You totally captured the effect. All the details make this one stand apart from most others. Such a great representation of the ravages of time. You outdid even yourself on this one. Congratulations! BeerBeerBeer


  • Member since
    March 2013
  • From: Gulf coast of central Florida
Posted by Old Geezer on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 4:41 AM

Here's an update in case anyone looks in on this again.

I had mounted this on a small plaque and then put it in a box for storage (like most of my builds). When a weathered Barracuda that I had staged in a small bonsai planting lost the battle of the ravages of nature and became unsightly, it needed replacement. This '40 was being so neglected in it's stored box, I thought it would be a good replacement for the 'Cuda and would be out in the open for me to enjoy.

I cut the chassis behind the cab in order to get it around one of the trees and inside the box, and  then put the chassis back together. This, by necessity, for the live bonsai trees, will stay outside and be subjected to the elements  which includes daily watering.

 I took this display to a bonsai show that my bonsai club was putting on in the local mall. Needless to say it was well recieved and it was requested to be shown again in this years show.

  • Member since
    March 2017
Posted by Moparlover64 on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 7:42 AM

Wow extreme natural weathering that's Awsome dual hobbies married like that who'd ever think it


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    January 2015
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 8:10 AM

Very nice!! I do like diorama's and I like the aged builds as well. Fantastic work!!!

Being really stupid is the new smart!! 


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    December 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Saturday, June 3, 2017 7:03 PM

That is some exceptional weathering. Thanks for the photos illustrating some of your techniques. I have been wanting to do an extreme weathered project for some time and this could be quite helpful. I also love the bonsai model display. Innovative and appropriate.

"It would be unusual, if the unusual didn't occur."

- Steamboat Gariepy


  • Member since
    August 2006
Posted by DumpyDan on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 6:44 AM

Just love this look, you have done an awesome job looks so real.  Congrats on the build.


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