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Pace car junker

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  • Member since
    March, 2013
  • From: Gulf coast of central Florida
Pace car junker
Posted by Old Geezer on Monday, May 15, 2017 5:45 AM

My 40 Ford PU was well recieved, thank you all, This one is my favorite, done some time ago. This kit came to be assembled as an Indianapolis 500 pace car. I don't usually do 'kit assemblys'.

 I still have some of the builf fotos and I'll throw them up.

I started by weathering the engine and chassis.

Start weathering on the the body.

I cut out the convertable top plastic leaving the rib sides and replacing the centers with wire. .




  • Member since
    March, 2013
  • From: Gulf coast of central Florida
Posted by Old Geezer on Monday, May 15, 2017 6:01 AM

MY APOLOGIES !  I'm sorry. I had posted this build in another forum, as you can see in the dated fhotos, in 2011. The host site had stored them on FOTKI and they had a major malfunction with Fotki a couple of years later. The fotos are still up on the forum, and I was recreating this build from them. The remainder of the fotos that I posted with this thread must have been part of that Fotki fubar. I probably have them in my PC files. If I can find them I'll do this thread over.

 Again, apologies,


  • Member since
    March, 2017
Posted by Moparlover64 on Monday, May 15, 2017 10:01 PM

Looked great so far


  • Member since
    March, 2013
  • From: Gulf coast of central Florida
Posted by Old Geezer on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 5:29 AM

Well, I ran the gauntlet of incessant pop-up ads on Photobucket and got a few photos transferred from my files Won't be a lot of WIPs but got a few of the finished model.

 I recovered the top with linen from a handkerchief, they have a nice fine weave.

Most of the rest were just standard weathering techniques, so here are a few finish fotos. Did I mention how utterly disgusted I am with the way Photobucked has become with commercial intrusions ?

  • Member since
    January, 2015
Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 6:25 AM

The weathering and wear you put into this build are among the best I think I ever seen. You really know how to build a convincing model I can tell you that. Five star build IMO!

Being really stupid is the new smart!! 


  • Member since
    March, 2017
Posted by Moparlover64 on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 8:23 AM

Wow that is crazy real looking Awsome job


  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Saturday, June 03, 2017 7:10 PM

Another example of exceptional weathered detailing. I neve get enough of this type of build when they are as well done as this. The more you look the more you see.

I agree about photobucket. That's my hosting site too, but I'm going to find another. I liked teh simple posting methoed with photobucket, but with the constant site changes and the rediculous ads it is no longer worth it.

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


  • Member since
    January, 2005
  • From: sunny Sydney, Australia
Posted by nottheband on Monday, June 05, 2017 12:33 AM

That's an amazing build, old geezer, you are an artist.  Cheers.


  • Member since
    March, 2014
  • From: SoCal. Where the paint never spatters and the CA never fogs the clear
Posted by BERT100 on Monday, June 05, 2017 11:22 PM

Spectacular results.  Really like the top; ya can almost smell the mold/rot

 Thanks for sharing.  

p.s. Regarding photo hosting sites. Like you I am sick and tired of PhotoBucket never ceasing ads and changing whatever works for the user and making it much more complex to do about ½  of what it did before and calling it an upgrade. 

I am currently using a host site called postimage 

They are free and have a small ad presence but not even in the same universe as PB. Give them a look and see what you think.



when the perfict model is made .......... I'll be in the other room



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