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PostSubject: 1948 Ford Convertible (Monogram)   Thu 17 Nov 2016, 7:34 pm

Not my usual thing, but I've had this model sitting on the shelf for more years that I can remember, so I thought it was time it hit the bench, sadly the clear parts were missing, but thankfully a member on another forum helped me out with the windows, and I was lucky to find a set of headlamp lenses in my spares box that fitted.

Paint is done using automotive acrylics, I'm more used to using cellulose lacquer, but this colour I had in stock, and it's a 99% match for the Ford Barcelona blue, it's actually BMW dark blue.

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Engine Finished and fitted into the chassis







Hubcaps, the Ford lettering was picked out using satin blue paint



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Fuel tank painted Testors steel



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Bodywork after being polished and having the chrome done using bmf


















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PostSubject: Re: 1948 Ford Convertible (Monogram)   Thu 17 Nov 2016, 7:39 pm

A lovely piece of work. I'm especially drawn to the effort in the paint finish. Certainly worth it in the end.
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PostSubject: Re: 1948 Ford Convertible (Monogram)   Thu 17 Nov 2016, 8:08 pm

Beautiful shine Geoff.

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PostSubject: Re: 1948 Ford Convertible (Monogram)   Thu 17 Nov 2016, 8:22 pm

I actually spent more time building and detailing the interior than anything else on the build, so I'm going to be using the top down option, which makes me wonder why I even put so much work on the top up option, the side panels were first primed, them painted a medium brown, masked off so the lighter colour could be done, then masked off again so the light tan panel could be airbrushed at the bottom of the door panel, in real life it is actually the same material as the floor carpet.and then finally the wood door capping was done by airbrushing it Testors wood, followed by dry brushing Tamiya bronze and then using Tamiya clear yellow on top.
Then the chrome strip and all the door and window winder handles were picked out using chrome bmf.



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PostSubject: Re: 1948 Ford Convertible (Monogram)   Thu 17 Nov 2016, 8:53 pm

Mirror finish, great job Geoff.

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PostSubject: Re: 1948 Ford Convertible (Monogram)   Thu 17 Nov 2016, 8:54 pm

dublin boy wrote:
Mirror finish, great job Geoff.


And it has a V8 engine !!
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PostSubject: Re: 1948 Ford Convertible (Monogram)   Thu 17 Nov 2016, 8:59 pm

You're on the Slippery Slope to a Hot Rod build Geoff! lol
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PostSubject: Re: 1948 Ford Convertible (Monogram)   Thu 17 Nov 2016, 9:02 pm

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You're on the Slippery Slope to a Hot Rod build Geoff! lol

I better go back to building Trabants, 2cv's and other cars with under powered engines then, Oh I feel a Fiat 500 coming on
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PostSubject: Re: 1948 Ford Convertible (Monogram)   Thu 17 Nov 2016, 9:06 pm

Excellent..Fiat 500, build it like this Geoff!

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PostSubject: Re: 1948 Ford Convertible (Monogram)   Thu 17 Nov 2016, 9:45 pm

Great work all round Geoff. Fantastic interior.

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PostSubject: Re: 1948 Ford Convertible (Monogram)   Fri 18 Nov 2016, 9:24 am

The bodywork is sublime Geoff, superb paintwork!
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PostSubject: Re: 1948 Ford Convertible (Monogram)   Fri 18 Nov 2016, 10:16 am

Nice !!!
Great paint work !

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PostSubject: Re: 1948 Ford Convertible (Monogram)   Fri 18 Nov 2016, 1:14 pm

Why go to the effort to do the interior so well? That model, canvas top to white wall bottom, is something special. Take pride in having it on your shelf. Be grateful for the results your skill and, more important, patience proved! Thanx for sharing a genuine classic.
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PostSubject: Re: 1948 Ford Convertible (Monogram)   Fri 18 Nov 2016, 1:34 pm

harron68 wrote:
Why go to the effort to do the interior so well?  That model, canvas top to white wall bottom, is something special.  Take pride in having it on your shelf.  Be grateful for the results your skill and, more important, patience proved!  Thanx for sharing a genuine classic.

Don't worry, the canvas top up option won't be used on the model, really not sure why I did it, it will more than likely just go next to the model in the display cabinet when it's finished, here's a photo of how it will look when it's finished, I took a photo of the mock up before the body had been painted

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PostSubject: Re: 1948 Ford Convertible (Monogram)   Fri 18 Nov 2016, 2:57 pm

Stunning work. You have a clean and crisp technique that produces an outstanding model. is o
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PostSubject: Re: 1948 Ford Convertible (Monogram)   Fri 18 Nov 2016, 6:37 pm

Excellent, most excellent.
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PostSubject: Re: 1948 Ford Convertible (Monogram)   Sun 20 Nov 2016, 1:41 am

Yep, that is real excellent!
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PostSubject: Re: 1948 Ford Convertible (Monogram)   Mon 21 Nov 2016, 12:20 am

Gorgeous! The work on the interior is fantastic and the body is amazing, the paint has that 'still wet' look which blows me away!
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PostSubject: Re: 1948 Ford Convertible (Monogram)   Mon 21 Nov 2016, 4:31 am

Outstanding paint work.
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PostSubject: Re: 1948 Ford Convertible (Monogram)   Mon 21 Nov 2016, 1:44 pm

Well finally got the bmf finished, only had the trim on the rear lamp housings to do, and gave the body a quick wipe over with Novus # 1 to get rid of the fingermarks





Got the heater and batter in place, so now I can start work putting the front windshield and quarter vents in place now



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PostSubject: Re: 1948 Ford Convertible (Monogram)   Mon 21 Nov 2016, 2:30 pm

looking good.

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PostSubject: Re: 1948 Ford Convertible (Monogram)   Mon 21 Nov 2016, 6:18 pm

Great work fer certain. I talked to a guy once who had an old Ford of the era ('42-'48) and he said that heater (middle below dash) really put out the heat. It had little doors in front. Funny these days to see the huge steering wheel, because power steering and quick (lock-to-lock) steering ratios were so slow. Thanx again.
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PostSubject: Re: 1948 Ford Convertible (Monogram)   Mon 21 Nov 2016, 6:58 pm

Windshield fitted, not the best fitting windshield I've ever fitted, but it's in and not a glue mark or finger print in sight, Painting & wet sanding doesn't bother me, I don't even get stressed by the bmf, but getting the clear parts in without making a balls up scares the crap out of me !

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PostSubject: Re: 1948 Ford Convertible (Monogram)   Mon 21 Nov 2016, 7:52 pm

Looking great Geoff. 
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PostSubject: Re: 1948 Ford Convertible (Monogram)   Tue 22 Nov 2016, 6:11 pm

What a beauty. Nice, really nice.
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