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30 Ford Model A Coupe

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  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 8:43 AM

Thank you BrandonK!  I loved putting this kit together.

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club 

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Monday, January 10, 2022 11:35 AM

Very nice work. I have this kit open by the bench. Just finishing up the 29 for my son and then on to this one. Super cool. 

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

On Deck:

Tamiya 1/48 F4U Birdcage, 

1/25 Revell 32 Ford Coupe

1/12 Bandai "Mandolorian"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Saturday, December 25, 2021 7:58 AM

Thank you lurch!  I appreciate the nice comment!

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club 

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by lurch on Saturday, December 25, 2021 4:58 AM

Great color choice. You did a great job.

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Thursday, December 9, 2021 12:33 PM

Thank you guys!  SBC are becoming a dime-a-dozen in the modeling world.  Time for something different!

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club 

  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 9:33 AM

Beautiful finish, Mr Mike!  That color is really great!

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

  • Member since
    November 2018
Posted by oldermodelguy on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 9:09 AM

 Looks awesome! And I have to sing that praise one more time : It's Not Another SBC powered ride. Not that I dislike them but just too many of them, something different counts too.

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 7:49 AM

Thank you Joe, John and John!

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 12:35 AM

Nothing stinky about unburnt fuel belching out two feet from the cylinder it was blown up in Cool.  

Ever see nitro cars run?  I was at a race track in Idaho way back standing near the burnout box.  You could feel these cars in your gut and not so much smell as there was the burning in your eyes!  All of it spells fun.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 11:10 PM

I can hear the rumble and smell the stinky exhaust!

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 9:47 PM

What a cleanly built ride. Man that thing looks good!!

                   

 

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Monday, December 6, 2021 5:23 PM

Thank you Tom!  Keep looking and you might find one!

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club 

  • Member since
    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Monday, December 6, 2021 9:57 AM

Wonderful job on that Ford Mike!  Love the colors and especially those wide whitewall tires.  After seeing yours I regret not getting this kit when I had the chance.

TJS

TJS

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Monday, December 6, 2021 7:59 AM

Thank you John and Jim!  This is what I had copied from the box art and I must say that the '30 Model A came out beautifully.  

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Sunday, December 5, 2021 7:53 PM

Wow & double WOW!!!  Very nice build Mike!Toast Toast Toast

A 1/1 that looked like that would go for BIG BUCKS.


Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  1/48 Tamiya - Vought F4U-1A Corsair for Group Build 'Absent Friends' 50%                                                                   1/48 Encore Models - A-37B/OA-37B Dragonfly 50%

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

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, December 5, 2021 1:11 PM

Turned out great Mike.  What a beauty!

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Sunday, December 5, 2021 12:21 PM

This is my '30 Model A Coupe painted with Tamiya TS-23 Light Blue with a white interior. and embossing powder for carpet.  Built box stock with a wired engine.

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club 

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Friday, December 3, 2021 7:26 AM

Thank you guys!  I have built the '29 Model A Roadster with a SBC, so the Nailhead Buick is a welcomed change of pace!

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club 

  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Close to Chicago
Posted by JohnnyK on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 3:40 PM

Very nice indeed!

Your comments and questions are always welcome.

  • Member since
    November 2018
Posted by oldermodelguy on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 12:01 PM

Very nice ! And aside from the obvious exellent work done, I still revel in the fact it's not yet another SBC stuck under the hood.

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 11:42 AM

Again;

  Although you don't want my input as I've said; That is beautiful !!!

 

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 10:44 AM

More work done on the '30 Ford Model A Coupe.  I want this to be finished on Saturday morning before I head off to the latest meeting of the Classic Plastic Model Club.  I added more of the suspension pieces and then I added the body.  The last picture shows the top added to the rest of the body, but it is not glued on yet.  One of the things I had noticed earlier was that the interior seat would not fit through the open top like the instructions show.  The seat is just too wide and so the top is still loose!  I need to paint the rear interior surround where the top meets the body so that all is the same flat white color.

More Model A to come...

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club 

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Monday, November 29, 2021 9:29 AM

I got the interior floor added with embossing powder for carpet, the fuel cell and battery along with the exhaust system.  I painted the mufflers red to simulate Cherry Bomb mufflers.  

More Model A to come...

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club 

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Sunday, November 28, 2021 1:29 PM

Thanks Joe!  The '30 Ford Coupe is coming along nicely!

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club 

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, November 28, 2021 7:14 AM

fotofrank

I'm old enough to remember when Portawalls were in vogue.

 

Frank: Alright....I'm gonna throw my "old guy hat" in the ring. Didn't JC Whitney sell those? 

 

Mike: Progress is looking great man.

                   

 

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Saturday, November 27, 2021 9:12 PM

Thanks Bob!  

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club 

  • Member since
    November 2021
  • From: Southern Indiana
Posted by Olezippi on Saturday, November 27, 2021 4:22 PM

Oops....Double post.

"If you can't fix it with duct tape then it's and electrical problem"

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Saturday, November 27, 2021 1:38 PM

Since the paintbooth was fired up today, I painted the firewall and the rooftop with Tamiya TS-26 Pure White.  The rooftop will get a coating of flat or semigloss clear afterwards.

More Model A to come...

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club 

  • Member since
    November 2021
  • From: Southern Indiana
Posted by Olezippi on Saturday, November 27, 2021 8:24 AM

Nice looking.  Picked up one of these at the local hobby shop a while back.  

"If you can't fix it with duct tape then it's and electrical problem"

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