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Barris style 1950 Ford half-top custom like back in the day. My ol gal is DONE..

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  • Member since
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  • From: Oregon: Beautiful tree country.
Barris style 1950 Ford half-top custom like back in the day. My ol gal is DONE..
Posted by treehuggerdave on Friday, December 29, 2017 10:32 AM

I'm new here but have been "lurking" for quite some time and things seem pretty tame here. so thought I'd post a fun build I did not too long ago.

I've always wanted to do a build using mostly custom parts from the kit I'm building, so I decided to use the '50 Ford kit as they have some nice pieces.

I'm a bit of a putty thrower (I like to do molding with fillers of all types) so I glued on all the parts and did some filling to make the car look molded like back in the day.

The only parts not from the kit is a '59 Cadillac rear bumper/grill that I narrowed and molded the body to fit, and the skirts from the ol' parts box.

Also I made some interior decals that I felt kind of reflected that 50's "vibe". Anyway it's still in the process of assembly but I'm having fun with the ol' girl and thought I'd share it here.

Any type of comments are more than welcome Yes.

Phil. 4:6-7   Jer. 29:11-14  John 3:13

On the bench - Hand made '50 Lincoln "Tail dragger"  1956 DeSoto 'vert., Resin '60 Chrysler 300 , Modelhaus resin '58 Pontiac hardtop kit.

Been a "Plastholic" all my life. Love this stuff.

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  • From: Far Northern CA
Posted by mrmike on Friday, December 29, 2017 11:57 AM

Love those old customs! I remember them well from car shows in the 60's, even saw a few on the street.

I'm a lurker on the Scale Auto site and enjoy following your builds; it's good to see you here.

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Posted by mississippivol on Friday, December 29, 2017 12:21 PM
Sweet build! What's the body color? I've seen very few cars in that color.
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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Friday, December 29, 2017 1:37 PM

Hello!

I like the interior inserts a lot - those are the decals you mentioned, right?

Thanks for sharing and good luck with your build, have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

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fox
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Posted by fox on Friday, December 29, 2017 3:18 PM

Very nice work on the interior and exterior. Are you planning a special engine with all types of chrome and wiring?

Jim  Captain

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  • From: Oregon: Beautiful tree country.
Posted by treehuggerdave on Friday, December 29, 2017 9:53 PM

Thanks for the nice welcome Mrmike.

Those 50's and 60's are the days I grew up in too in SoCal. Never better times.

Phil. 4:6-7   Jer. 29:11-14  John 3:13

On the bench - Hand made '50 Lincoln "Tail dragger"  1956 DeSoto 'vert., Resin '60 Chrysler 300 , Modelhaus resin '58 Pontiac hardtop kit.

Been a "Plastholic" all my life. Love this stuff.

  • Member since
    March, 2017
  • From: Oregon: Beautiful tree country.
Posted by treehuggerdave on Friday, December 29, 2017 9:58 PM

mississippivol
Sweet build! What's the body color? I've seen very few cars in that color.
 

Earth colors were really popular in the 50's and 60's.

This is Testors Pure Gold in their One Coat Lacquer series. When you spray any of these colors make sure you continually shake the can as the color settles and separates quickly, and you get different shades of color if you don't.

All the best - Dave

Phil. 4:6-7   Jer. 29:11-14  John 3:13

On the bench - Hand made '50 Lincoln "Tail dragger"  1956 DeSoto 'vert., Resin '60 Chrysler 300 , Modelhaus resin '58 Pontiac hardtop kit.

Been a "Plastholic" all my life. Love this stuff.

  • Member since
    March, 2017
  • From: Oregon: Beautiful tree country.
Posted by treehuggerdave on Friday, December 29, 2017 10:01 PM

Pawel

Hello!

I like the interior inserts a lot - those are the decals you mentioned, right?

Thanks for sharing and good luck with your build, have a nice day

Paweł

 

Hi Pawel

Thanks so much.

Yes, those are the decals on the seats and door panels.

Have a great weekend - Dave

Phil. 4:6-7   Jer. 29:11-14  John 3:13

On the bench - Hand made '50 Lincoln "Tail dragger"  1956 DeSoto 'vert., Resin '60 Chrysler 300 , Modelhaus resin '58 Pontiac hardtop kit.

Been a "Plastholic" all my life. Love this stuff.

  • Member since
    March, 2017
  • From: Oregon: Beautiful tree country.
Posted by treehuggerdave on Friday, December 29, 2017 10:04 PM

fox

Very nice work on the interior and exterior. Are you planning a special engine with all types of chrome and wiring?

Jim  Captain

 

Hey Jim,

Yes I have a nice period "flattie" all detailed going in and there will be some other under hood detailing as well. Fun stuff this modeling hobby.

Best regards - Dave

Phil. 4:6-7   Jer. 29:11-14  John 3:13

On the bench - Hand made '50 Lincoln "Tail dragger"  1956 DeSoto 'vert., Resin '60 Chrysler 300 , Modelhaus resin '58 Pontiac hardtop kit.

Been a "Plastholic" all my life. Love this stuff.

  • Member since
    March, 2017
  • From: Oregon: Beautiful tree country.
Posted by treehuggerdave on Saturday, December 30, 2017 6:11 PM

Well she's all assembled and done. Hope ya like all the bits and pieces I added.

Phil. 4:6-7   Jer. 29:11-14  John 3:13

On the bench - Hand made '50 Lincoln "Tail dragger"  1956 DeSoto 'vert., Resin '60 Chrysler 300 , Modelhaus resin '58 Pontiac hardtop kit.

Been a "Plastholic" all my life. Love this stuff.

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Saturday, December 30, 2017 7:14 PM

 Beautiful car I made the same car but stock

 

 Nick.

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  • From: Oregon: Beautiful tree country.
Posted by treehuggerdave on Monday, January 01, 2018 1:54 PM

crown r n7

 Beautiful car I made the same car but stock

 

Thank you Nick.

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and yours. I hope 2018 is especially good to you.

Dave

Phil. 4:6-7   Jer. 29:11-14  John 3:13

On the bench - Hand made '50 Lincoln "Tail dragger"  1956 DeSoto 'vert., Resin '60 Chrysler 300 , Modelhaus resin '58 Pontiac hardtop kit.

Been a "Plastholic" all my life. Love this stuff.

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, January 01, 2018 5:26 PM

Nice work!  I'd drive that :)

Thanks,

John

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Posted by midnightprowler on Monday, January 01, 2018 5:53 PM

That is beautiful. Nice selection of Scripture btw!

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

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Posted by mrmike on Monday, January 01, 2018 7:04 PM

Great finish, Treehugger! I'd like to take that around the block on a Saturday night.

fox
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Posted by fox on Monday, January 01, 2018 7:47 PM

Outstanding work Dave Toast. Ditto to what Mrmike said. Love to be seen driving that around town. 

Jim  Captain

Photobucket Main WIP: Rebuild of Monogram 1/8 "Big Deuce" with 1/8 Pocher V-12 in rear - 10%

   On the Bench:   Revell 1/48 Ju 52/3m - 50%;  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 20% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    March, 2017
  • From: Oregon: Beautiful tree country.
Posted by treehuggerdave on Tuesday, January 02, 2018 1:29 PM

Thanks guy's. It sure was fun building.

Hope everyone has a great 2018 Yes.

Phil. 4:6-7   Jer. 29:11-14  John 3:13

On the bench - Hand made '50 Lincoln "Tail dragger"  1956 DeSoto 'vert., Resin '60 Chrysler 300 , Modelhaus resin '58 Pontiac hardtop kit.

Been a "Plastholic" all my life. Love this stuff.

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    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, January 03, 2018 1:19 PM

Hello ;

 Now that's a Custom ! Luv It ! 

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  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Wednesday, January 03, 2018 3:51 PM

Hello Dave,

Fancy meeting you here.  Smile  I just joined here too.  Wanted to see what all I could learn.  

Another masterpiece sir.  I really like the creativity with the Caddy backside.  I dig the quad headlights too.  Paintwork is ace as usual too.  Really great stuff !! Yes

Just keep picking away at it...

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