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  • Member since
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  • From: Southern Indiana
1953 Ford Victoria Finished
Posted by Olezippi on Friday, January 14, 2022 7:38 AM

This is the AMT 1953 Ford Victoria.  A lot of the work has already been done.  I changed my mind mid stream and decided to go with a white top.  The green paint is Anita's Dew Green and the white paint in Rust-Oleum flat white primer.  It was cleared with Rust-Oleum Crystal Clear gloss acrylic lacquer.  The chrome trim is bmf.  

 

 

 

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

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Posted by lurch on Friday, January 14, 2022 10:34 PM

Looking good.

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  • From: Southern Indiana
Posted by Olezippi on Saturday, January 15, 2022 6:47 AM

Thanks

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

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, January 15, 2022 9:37 AM

Nice two tone.  That 'lima bean' green looks great.  Sharp brightwork - are usinf bare metal foil for that?  Seems theirs adhesion issues with their latest.

Thanks,

John

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    November 2021
  • From: Southern Indiana
Posted by Olezippi on Saturday, January 15, 2022 9:49 AM

Thanks John.  Yes, all the trim is bmf.  There are some issues with the bmf not wanting to stick.  its hit and miss.

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

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Saturday, January 15, 2022 10:42 AM

Olezippi. I love that build the color is spot on. Tell me does that kit have a seprate chasis? How old is the BMF? it will lose stickyness with time.

  

Nick.

 

 

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    November 2021
  • From: Southern Indiana
Posted by Olezippi on Saturday, January 15, 2022 11:02 AM

[quote user="crown r n7"]

Olezippi. I love that build the color is spot on. Tell me does that kit have a seprate chasis? How old is the BMF? it will lose stickyness with time.

 

Thank's Nick.  The chassis and floor pan are one piece.  From what I've been reading the folks at bmf know there is an issue as they are trying to get back with their original supplier. 

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

fox
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  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Saturday, January 15, 2022 9:45 PM

Very nice work! Toast

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  • From: Southern Indiana
Posted by Olezippi on Sunday, January 16, 2022 6:36 AM

[quote user="fox"]

Very nice work! Toast

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 
Thanks for the comment Jim.

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  • From: Southern Indiana
Posted by Olezippi on Sunday, January 16, 2022 1:37 PM

 

Other than the outside mirrors I'm calling this one finished.  

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Posted by oldermodelguy on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 11:48 AM

Looks great to me !

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  • From: Southern Indiana
Posted by Olezippi on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 12:31 PM

Thanks.  I appreciate it.

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 12:59 PM

That's a beauty!  Well done sir.

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 1:08 PM

Very nice work. You put a lot into this build, that is clear to see. Nicely detailed engine /compartment, chrome strips masterfully done, detailed interior, beautiful two tone paint, and a tight looking assembly. Very nice. You should be proud of this. Yes

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Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 2:26 PM

Beautiful work!  Those colors look great on that car and look period correct.  Your BMF work looks stunning.  What do you use for a final clearcoat?

TJS

TJS

  • Member since
    September 2017
  • From: Roanoke Virginia
Posted by Strongeagle on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 2:31 PM

This build is superb!  Cars from this era are a challenge to get "right" and you've ceratinly succeeded.  This example is an inspiration to me.

Your photos are very good too.

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    November 2021
  • From: Southern Indiana
Posted by Olezippi on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 4:06 PM

Thanks John.

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

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  • From: Southern Indiana
Posted by Olezippi on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 4:07 PM

I appreciate the kind words.

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

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  • From: Southern Indiana
Posted by Olezippi on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 4:09 PM

Thanks TJS.  I use Rust-Oleum Crystal Clear Acrylic Lacquer for the clear coat.

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

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  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 10:20 AM

Always a joy to see one of these 'Highway Patrol' -era vehicles (sorry, as a child of the TV age, that's how I'll always think of them) being crafted so beautifully.

Truly inspiring work...and a gorgeous color-scheme! BeerYes

Greg

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  • Member since
    November 2021
  • From: Southern Indiana
Posted by Olezippi on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 10:58 AM

[quote user="gregbale"]

Always a joy to see one of these 'Highway Patrol' -era vehicles (sorry, as a child of the TV age, that's how I'll always think of them) being crafted so beautifully.

Truly inspiring work...and a gorgeous color-scheme! BeerYes

 

Thanks Greg.

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

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Posted by lurch on Thursday, January 20, 2022 12:11 PM

That looks fantastic. You did a great job.

  • Member since
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  • From: Southern Indiana
Posted by Olezippi on Thursday, January 20, 2022 12:21 PM

[quote user="lurch"]

That looks fantastic. You did a great job.

 
Thanks Lurch.

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

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