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Tom Bebout
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1:25 1975 Ford Gran Torino

April 8, 2022 · in Automotive · · 9 · 1.3K

We interrupt the Bebout Curtiss P-40 production line to present my second model car since coming back to the hobby ten years ago. This Torino was a challenge presented to me my a fellow modeling friend. He builds lots of automotive kits as well as really neat automotive themed dioramas. Stated I should try to build something without wings, so after he presented me with this kit I began construction. He noted I didn't have build her as presented on the box so consequently I didn't. Fact is I remember the show Starsky & Hutch but don't ever remember seeing any episodes.

This wasn't a difficult kit, parts fit was OK and the instructions make logical sense. I used Model Car Word lacquer and the color is Ford 80-81 Dark Pine Metallic. Molotow Liquid Chrome was used to paint the chrome trim around the windows etc. Nice product as it comes in the form of a pen so application is easy. I also used speed tape to secure the windshield and rear window, so no worries about getting glue on the clear parts. I did not wire the V-8 engine as this was an out of the box build for me. And I learned that a chrome covered part does not dry when glued to another chrome piece. Who said old dogs can't learn new tricks. Not a show stopper for sure it looks nice from 3 feet. May have to break out the 67 GTO he also bought for me.

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  1. Lookin' good, Tom! It's been a long time since I scraped chome parts so glue will stick. I've only made one car model: a 1967 Corvair.

  2. Nice results Tom, it's nice to shake things up once in a while. I think this looks great, and OBB Revell/AMT car builds are something I spent a lot of time building as a kid, so this type of build is nostalgic, albeit your example is much better looking!
    That color reminds me of a slightly darker fathom green metallic, which I like a lot. I've got a '69 Camaro on the shelf in that color.

  3. Looks like Eastwood's Gran Torino from the movie. Nice!

  4. Nice looking set of Wheels there Tom. Something from the good times and not Military.
    I just loved those cars and era.

  5. Fantastic result, Tom @tom-bebout
    Nice and shiny.

  6. I’m not sure which colour scheme I prefer but your choice looks great, a nice clean build, definitely liked.

  7. Looks great, Tom. Building cars is definitely stepping out of the comfort zone for me as well. It's a whole different animal from aircraft and military vehicles. Yours came out fantastic! Good luck with the Goat!

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