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1937 Cord 1/16th scale

June 12, 2013 in Automotive

This is another vehicle I built on commission for the same gentleman. He provided the complete kit which was the Entex 1/16th scale kit from 1960. Let me first say that the true color of the model is that which is shown in last photo,the interior. For some reason the color came out more yellow in the other photos. The color is very close to the true Cord color, “cigarette cream”.
The kit features steerable front wheels from the steering wheel and windows that roll up and down. Right!!!!!! That worked about twice and then the plastic broke. One window does still work however very tenderly. The kit plastic showed it’s age in that it was so brittle it had no bend at all. I had to wind up doing a lot of breaking, cutting, and gluing on a lot of the parts. It was kind of a one shot deal as there are not many of these kits around. When he gave me the kit it was in it’s original box and packaging. Overall it was a very good collectors item as a kit but he wanted it built. At times I came close to throwing it against the wall but as it turned out I am glad I didn’t.

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8 responses to 1937 Cord 1/16th scale

  1. you are a terrific modeller frank…just beautiful

  2. Good looking build here. Seems like the bigger these car kits are the harder it is to make them presentable. You more than made it presentable, it looks great.

  3. Frank…… I’m glad you did not throw it against the wall. The Cord has always been a favorite of mine. It was one of the cars driven by film stars including the wester star Tom Mix, who unfortunately was killed in his Cord. You have done a remarkable job on this difficult kit. I only wish someone would bring it to the market once again using the new technology that is available today.

  4. Frank…… I’m glad you did not throw it against the wall. The Cord has always been a favorite of mine. It was one of the cars driven by film stars including the western star Tom Mix, who unfortunately was killed in his Cord. You have done a remarkable job on this difficult kit. I only wish someone would bring it to the market once again using the new technology that is available today.

  5. Nice work. I can think of a Cord kit that would be worse to build: the 1/25 Lindberg kit – GAWDAWFULLLL!!!!!! In fact, stay away from all those re-released old Lindberg kits.

  6. Hi Frank…The Cord turned out Great! Remember, when you get the urge to throw a model, get up, walk away and add another two fingers of Scotch to your glass! Thanks again for looking up those French Navy decals for me.

  7. I like the “yellow” colour!

  8. Thank you all for the comments and very nice compliments. Erich’s comment gives me and idea…….

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