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1940 Ford Coup AMT- Abandoned

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  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: Victoria, BC Canada
1940 Ford Coup AMT- Abandoned
Posted by West Coast on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 10:51 PM

Hi all just stepping away from aircraft models and onto another derelict abandoned car which I love to do. I picked up this cheap AMT kit for $12 as I would be bashing it. 

20200326_091201-600x450.jpg,Starting with the interior I have a few photos showing various states of decay so I picked one and ran with it. I trialled using liquid mask to mimic hanging old rotten interior fabric. I waited until it was almost dry and then rolled with my finger then let it fully dry and paint it.


I took a dremmel to the back of the seats until almost through then picked and cut at it from the front to make the seat tears and added cotton sprayed in a light straw color to replicate the old seat filling. Lastly a hint of green as a moldy, mossy look.










20200324_181930-600x450.jpgFront seats




Interior assembled


Next its onto the exterior shell I did some test swatches for the rust tone I am pretty happy with. I noticed on most derelict vehicles its a very smoth dissemination between the old paint and the rusty surface. For tht reason I am going to forgo the chipping effect and lean of pure airbrush skills after some hand painting, washes and pigment powder should give the shell the desired look. 


I  worked on the base coat last night that softer rust effect then ill work in some of the cars original colour tones.

20200326_230700%281%29-600x292.jpgFirst coat Vallejo 71.037 Mud Brown over Primer Grey


20200326_232707-600x292.jpgSecond coat  Vallejo 70.984 Flat Brown


Last few evenings were two four hour airbrushing sessions. 









20200328_191222-600x292.jpgAll paints used on car body. Next will be touching up weathering, wheels, trim and details like lights and chrome details. A final coat of AK Utra Matt to seal the paint.










Finished assembly and paint

Great quarentine project to try some techniques products for rusting and hone the airbrush skills.


















Dave Pedersen


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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 11:13 PM

Well done all around.  Going to file away the tricks and tips on the interior for sure.

Submit it to the readers gallery, well worth inclusion.

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  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 6:13 AM

This is gorgeous!  Ive got a similar project on the ol' drawing board...I hope it can come out as good as this one!

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Posted by mississippivol on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 6:28 AM
Great build, thanks for sharing!
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Posted by midnightprowler on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 8:08 AM

Well done!

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 12:56 PM




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Posted by fox on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 2:30 PM

O-U-T-S-T-A-N-D-I-N-G work!!!!!!!!Toast

As GH said above I'll be filing this away for future reference. Keep up the great work and keep the pics coming.

Jim  Captain

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    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, April 6, 2020 2:12 PM

Oh My:

     I am so glad you didn't make it a restobarn find. A straight barn find is what it is. Love your technique for the interior decay. That can also be applied to newer cars that are beaters still on the road. Love the choice of subject and the attention to detail.

   The one thing you did that few do well is the laminate window fogging! Great Work all over. Did you put an engine in it? If so how about a Barn Swallow or Swallow nest in one of the cylinders where the Head is missing?

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    January 2015
Posted by PFJN on Monday, April 6, 2020 7:07 PM


That's incredible looking Surprise


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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Monday, April 6, 2020 8:21 PM

I'm almost speechless.

That is amazing work. Bow Down


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Posted by Ted4321 on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 11:28 AM


I'm almost speechless.

That is amazing work. Bow Down


^ He stole my answer. 

Beautiful work. 

T e d

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Posted by BuildingCars4Fun on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 9:27 AM

Amazing work, loved watching the methods you applied. Will definitely try some. 


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