Post by Bernard Kron on Jan 1, 2016 21:22:00 GMT -5
’32 Ford 5-Window Highboy
I built this in 10 days with the express goal to get one last model done before the end of 2015. I just made it on the evening of the 31st. It’s what I’ve come to call a “therapy” build – a simple, straightforward project covering familiar territory with idea t o get something done in a ,short period of time that I will be satisfied with and that’s not too technically challenging. They’re usually Revell Deuces, which is right up my comfort zone.
This one isn’t quite Out Of The Box, with a pretty severe redo of the kit stance via a shaved front spring and notched frame rails, and a blown Revell Parts Pak blown Pontiac 421 with carbs and air cleaners from a Revell Parts Pak SBC. The wheels are Halibrand 5-slots I got at the NNL West a few years back. I have no idea of their origin. The rear tires are Herb Deeks truck items and the front “implement” tires are Modelhaus T100’s. Paint is ultra basic, just Duplicolor Gloss Black on the frame and Duplicolor Red Oxide Primer for the bodywork. I neglected to photograph the interior but it’s the kit interior with a seat from the Revell 32 Ford Goodguys Roadster, all finished in blood red leatherette with a black dashboard floor area and steering wheel. The grill graphics are from the ‘50’s and applied by way of a home-made decals.
Post by Bernard Kron on Jan 5, 2016 0:53:25 GMT -5
Thanks guys! As always I appreciate the appreciation! I have to admit, beating up on Revell's venerable Deuce kits is a favorite form of relaxation for me... This was my choice for an end of year quick build when I realized I hadn't done a Deuce in 2015.
Post by Bernard Kron on Jan 11, 2016 13:45:31 GMT -5
Once again, thanks to you all!
Boy Ron, the original Series release of the '49 Ford was an amazing kit that just kept on giving!
Regarding the engine, the detail on those Parts Pak motors is exceptional, and stripping the chrome off them and treating the exposed metal parts with Metalizers really brings it out. I find that finishing the blower cases in Testors Metalizer Magnesium and with Testors Metalizer Burnt Metal for the end caps creates a pseudo magnesium lightweight look that's very "realistic" in scale. It's actually somewhat inaccurate but looks somehow true-to-life viewed either with the naked eye or in photographs when presented in miniature.
RodBurNeR: Thanks Ron! Soon as I am fully back at it I will be more involved here thanks for sticking around everyone
Sept 25, 2018 10:15:20 GMT -5
fordrodnkustom: We'll keep a light on for ya!
Oct 12, 2018 10:15:58 GMT -5
fordrodnkustom: November M.O.M. entry is open. Post 'em up!
Oct 14, 2018 13:04:38 GMT -5
RodBurNeR: nice winner Cliff!
Oct 22, 2018 18:58:52 GMT -5
fordrodnkustom: November M.O.M. poles are open! Gonna be a tough one!
Oct 25, 2018 10:26:43 GMT -5
jbwelda: Bernard I just noticed what you did with the MOM this month: the "aRt Rod" part I mean, very clever juxtaposition of "Rat Rod" and it fits that hippie eye thing really well. Plus that car just came out kool all over.
Oct 26, 2018 0:57:36 GMT -5
Bernard Kron: Thanks jb. Many have sworn the phrase R** **d will never pass their lips.
Oct 27, 2018 16:51:26 GMT -5
jbwelda: Many could have sworn that; I personally think that is very funny that anyone would even care that much. RATROD RATROD RATROD to rahtid! heeheeheehee. Sometimes that "trad" thing just gets hilarious not to mention tedious.
Oct 29, 2018 11:17:15 GMT -5
jbwelda: I am just kidding of course, I love trad stuff too and more and more the neo-trad look. Its good to be vigilant about things like rat rods on that level, they do dilute the gene pool so to speak.
Oct 29, 2018 20:55:10 GMT -5
fordrodnkustom: Getting an early start on M.O.M. Post 'em up!
Nov 13, 2018 15:52:44 GMT -5
fordrodnkustom: December M.O.M. Poll is open!
Nov 24, 2018 14:19:14 GMT -5
jimrichards: Oh WOW - just went to post my December entry and noticed the post closed kind of early. Darn - shouldn't have waited until the last minute. LOL!
Nov 24, 2018 18:20:36 GMT -5
jimrichards: I missed Jan, forgetting I had to post in Dec. So I was going for a rest of the year streak, Oh well I got 10 outta 12. I'll do better next year.
Nov 24, 2018 18:26:09 GMT -5
fordrodnkustom: Sorry 'bout that Jim! I'll be busy for the next week or so and I decided to do it today. Hope you understand.
Nov 24, 2018 19:13:21 GMT -5
jimrichards: That's cool Ron. My fault for waiting til last minute to post. So I'll post it in completed models, then I still participated this month. But next year I'm shooting for 12 for 12.
Nov 24, 2018 20:33:13 GMT -5