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jeff stewart
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1/32 Ford Deluxe Staff Car

March 7, 2013 · in Automotive · · 10 · 2.4K

This is the very cheap, very poorly engineered 40' Ford Deluxe. I bought this kit about 1 1/2 years ago for a mere $4 mainly because it was . Upon opening the box and seeing just how crappy it was it sat on my shelf. Yesterday I was itching to do something quick so I could get more practice with the airbrush and I suddenly remembered the crappy Lindberg, so I got busy. I didnt really mess around too much with the fit, which as you can tell by some of the pics is terrible. I just slapped it together so I could paint it!

I primed it in satin black to get some shadowing.Then painted it OD green, mixed a couple drops of yellow in to get some contrast, then used super thinned flat black for "panel lines". Futured it, applied decals, which were all leftovers from past kits. I then tried to put some dust effects on it, havent quite mastered that one yet! But hey it's a learning experience , right? Anyway I had alot of fun doing it and it only took me about 6 hours to complete, there was only about 15 parts! Hope you like it, it feeds the addiction!

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  1. Oh BTW the whitish looking headlights is actually Testors window maker that had not dried yet, the lenses supplied with the kit did not fit at all,...I know...patience young grasshopper!

  2. As far as "dust effects" go, there is a product I use that really works well. It's called Doc O'Briens Weathering Powders - it comes in a wide variety of little 1 oz. bottles and is finer than talcum powder. It'll last forever, because you don't need very much, trust me. Don't have a link handy, but it shouldn't be too hard to find. Ya oughta try it...pretty cheap, too.

  3. Cool, thanks for the tip Craig!

  4. For "slapped together" it looks pretty good. Now you have learned why people only ever buy one Lindberg car kit. 🙂

  5. For a kit that was released in the 60's by Pyro yours turned out well. When first released Pyro's 1/32 kits were just a little behind the then current standards. Also consider that the were priced about $.49? In my opinion the rerelease of this kit & others from the same series are overpriced leading buyers who are not familiar with the kit to believe they are getting something that is up to current standards. Rant over.

    • Wow I had no idea it was that old, although I could tell it was'nt too new. I got it just to try and make it look like a staff car with hopes to do a 1/32 Shark and and air field diorama. I want to build a control tower from scratch to go with it all. Don't know if my home could handle it all!

  6. Don't sell yourself short. You did good for six hours work. Matchbox makes a neat Citroen sedan with the suicide doors in 1/32. It is currently OOP. It would look great in a European airfield diorama. BTW, Airfix is coming out with a new Airfield Support Set, featuring a Tilly, among other things, in 1/72. The release date is in May. Adios, Larry.

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