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PostSubject: 1992 Ford F-150   Sat 11 Apr 2015, 2:22 pm

A kit representing a vehicle this new puts me somewhat out of my comfort zone, but I ran across this in an antique mall last week and could not resist it.  Got lucky on the price and only paid a total of $9.61 including tax.  The box had been opened, but the spru were all in sealed packages.  



Got started on it last Tuesday, but this is the first time I've had time to post the build.  The chassis is 90% done.





The chassis is stock with the exception of a scale 2 inch drop in the front end.  Also the crappy plastic spare tire has been replaced with a vinyl tire for more realism.

Here is the first mock up of the kit.





I haven't made up my mind on the body color and am open to suggestion.  

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PostSubject: Re: 1992 Ford F-150   Sun 12 Apr 2015, 12:59 am

Nice start on the chassis and engine John. Good to see you take a crack at newer truck. My first suggestion would be to put bigger exhausts if you have them. I find the two you have look a little shy for the truck and maybe just a bigger one would do the trick. As for colour I'm thinking a medium green or a dark yellow close to orange. Just my two cents.
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PostSubject: Re: 1992 Ford F-150   Sun 12 Apr 2015, 10:48 am

Wow! John, not only ultra modern for you but directional wheels too.!!!! LOL

Nice work so far and good call dropping the front end.

As for colour, how about Candy Apple Red with a White bed rollover hoop. (or whatever it is!)

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PostSubject: Re: 1992 Ford F-150   Sun 12 Apr 2015, 4:29 pm

Box art gives me the idea that maybe a pastel isn't a great choice.  Maybe a metallic to go with a workhorse yet custom look? Not sure on light or dark.  Web must have a zillion examples to help.
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PostSubject: Re: 1992 Ford F-150   Mon 13 Apr 2015, 2:35 pm

Al:  You know that those directional wheels aren't going to stay.  Here are the final wheels out of my parts box.



Harron and Denis: I think I'm going to give candy green a try. It has been a couple of years since I did a candy and hopefully my painting skills have improved. Failing the candy I have a bottle of Scalefinishes Porsche Slate Gray that will look good. We'll see how things go.

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PostSubject: Re: 1992 Ford F-150   Mon 13 Apr 2015, 4:38 pm

They look like Keystones John. Much better than those horrible directional thingumiebobs!!!

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PostSubject: Re: 1992 Ford F-150   Thu 16 Apr 2015, 2:36 am

Finished the truck today.  I decided on the Slate Gray instead of the candy.  











The kit went together without any fit issues at all.  It is pretty much out of the box with the exception of the wheels which are from my parts box.  The front end has been dropped scale 2 inches.  The styrene spare tire was replaced with a vinyl tire.  I used Scale Finishes Porsche 09 Scale Gray Enamel.  This was the first time I have used Scale Finishes and I was favorably impressed with it.  I enjoyed the build, but I think I'm headed back to my 30s, 40s and 50s builds.  They're more to my liking.

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PostSubject: Re: 1992 Ford F-150   Thu 16 Apr 2015, 5:01 am

Came out great John.

I use Scale Finishes paint a lot, and like it. It airbrushes well. They have a lot of accurate colors for race teams and period correct OEM brands. I have both used their one shot glossy paint, and the base colors, with Omni 2 part clear over it.
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PostSubject: Re: 1992 Ford F-150   Thu 16 Apr 2015, 6:47 pm

Well you know John, it's odd to think it came from your bench and I'm not too keen on the colour but you did a good job and it will look good sitting on a shelf!


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PostSubject: Re: 1992 Ford F-150   Sat 16 May 2015, 1:27 am

That turned out well, John. Rattle can or airbrush? I haven't used the scale finishes before.
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PostSubject: Re: 1992 Ford F-150   Sat 16 May 2015, 2:07 am

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That turned out well, John. Rattle can or airbrush? I haven't used the scale finishes before.

Airbrush. It was the first time I used it and I was quite happy with the results.

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PostSubject: Re: 1992 Ford F-150   Sat 16 May 2015, 2:25 am

Came out fine.  I am surprised on the set back on the engine.  No fun working one a full size one.  Undercarriage not the best in detail and wheel backs show no brake detail.  Your idea for a real spare helps.  Overall, on the shelf it will look very good.
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PostSubject: Re: 1992 Ford F-150   Sat 16 May 2015, 2:59 am

Looks good John, I'm glad you did not use that crappy body kit.
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