April 15, 2014 in Cars & Motorcycles
I seem to be finishing automotive kits lately. This is my latest. It is a 1/25th scale Revell 1957 Ford done as a mild custom using the nostalgia approach.
All emblems & handles have been removed. It is lowered using blocks in the rear & modified spindles in front.
Headlights & taillights have been frenched.
The wheels & tires are from are from a different kit. The wide whitewalls are plastic inserts which have been overpainted with a product called “Gesso” to try to give them a more realistic appearance.
The engine is the Thunderbird 312 supplied with the kit but the induction system has been changed a three deuce set up. The intake manifold & carbs come from “Replicas & Miniatures of Maryland”. The engine has been wired & fuel lines run to the carbs.
The gray seat & door panel inserts are decals that come with the kit.
Exterior paint is “Duplicolor” matte black shot from a rattle can.
Hope you enjoy it & thanks for looking.
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