Skid's Place

Scale Model Building Website
 
HomeGalleryRegisterLog in

Share | 
 

 1/16th Ford Model A (Police Sergeant's Car)

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
Go to page : Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  Next
AuthorMessage
Skid
Admin
avatar

Posts : 6630
Join date : 2013-02-15
Age : 69
Location : Newcastle. Good Old Blighty.

PostSubject: Re: 1/16th Ford Model A (Police Sergeant's Car)   Sun 27 Jul 2014, 12:31 am

Dave.... that would be my guess too.

I wasn't right happy with it, so I fiddled and faddled around on my laptop/my wifes printer until I came up with this:



It's still nowhere near as good as I would like but a whole heap better than the first version methinks!

You can't tell in the photo but the 'lens' this time is a single layer of good old fashioned shiney Sellotape!!

And here it is installed in the car.


_________________
Al.

Success always demands a greater effort.” Winston Churchill

"Success is failure turned inside out"  Unknown
Back to top Go down
http://skidsplace.forumotion.co
Tumbler75
Intermediate Member
Intermediate Member
avatar

Posts : 833
Join date : 2013-02-25
Age : 42
Location : Memphis, TN

PostSubject: Re: 1/16th Ford Model A (Police Sergeant's Car)   Sun 27 Jul 2014, 1:25 am

Much better Al! Looks perfect.   
Back to top Go down
GaryDainton
Advanced Member
Advanced Member
avatar

Posts : 3317
Join date : 2014-03-06
Age : 50
Location : Bolton UK

PostSubject: Re: 1/16th Ford Model A (Police Sergeant's Car)   Sun 27 Jul 2014, 11:13 am

That's looking brilliant Al.
Back to top Go down
Jeff Johnston
New Member
New Member
avatar

Posts : 211
Join date : 2013-02-28
Age : 53
Location : USA

PostSubject: Re: 1/16th Ford Model A (Police Sergeant's Car)   Sun 27 Jul 2014, 4:21 pm

all I can say is WOW... awesome stuff !
Back to top Go down
Skid
Admin
avatar

Posts : 6630
Join date : 2013-02-15
Age : 69
Location : Newcastle. Good Old Blighty.

PostSubject: Re: 1/16th Ford Model A (Police Sergeant's Car)   Sun 27 Jul 2014, 7:23 pm

Thanks guys.

You've been AWOL for a while Jeff, glad to see you back.

The dreaded fabric roof was next and seemed like a real make or break time for me. But it's done and I'm happy enough with it.

My inspiration car shows only the rectangular panel as fabric but all the photos I see on the web, show the Tudor as having  fabric either side of this....



..... and only the Town Sedan having the rectangular fabric with the finishing strips....



.... which makes the kits roofline something of a hotchpotch!!!





And finally, the chassis, fenders and body were eventually married. (Auto troilism?? LOL)









And of course, we can now steer.


_________________
Al.

Success always demands a greater effort.” Winston Churchill

"Success is failure turned inside out"  Unknown


Last edited by Skid on Sun 27 Jul 2014, 7:34 pm; edited 2 times in total
Back to top Go down
http://skidsplace.forumotion.co
GaryDainton
Advanced Member
Advanced Member
avatar

Posts : 3317
Join date : 2014-03-06
Age : 50
Location : Bolton UK

PostSubject: Re: 1/16th Ford Model A (Police Sergeant's Car)   Sun 27 Jul 2014, 7:29 pm

It's quickly turning into something special.
How will it be displayed Al?
Back to top Go down
Skid
Admin
avatar

Posts : 6630
Join date : 2013-02-15
Age : 69
Location : Newcastle. Good Old Blighty.

PostSubject: Re: 1/16th Ford Model A (Police Sergeant's Car)   Sun 27 Jul 2014, 7:36 pm

Thanks Gary.

I would love to get a 1/16 or 1/18 in period police sergeant figure to stand by it Gary but just can't find any!!   

_________________
Al.

Success always demands a greater effort.” Winston Churchill

"Success is failure turned inside out"  Unknown
Back to top Go down
http://skidsplace.forumotion.co
JohnJ
Moderator
Moderator
avatar

Posts : 1646
Join date : 2013-02-26
Age : 76
Location : Utah

PostSubject: Re: 1/16th Ford Model A (Police Sergeant's Car)   Sun 27 Jul 2014, 8:30 pm

That is really turning out great Al.

_________________
John Johnson

"My second childhood is so much more fun than my first."
Back to top Go down
Tumbler75
Intermediate Member
Intermediate Member
avatar

Posts : 833
Join date : 2013-02-25
Age : 42
Location : Memphis, TN

PostSubject: Re: 1/16th Ford Model A (Police Sergeant's Car)   Sun 27 Jul 2014, 8:33 pm

Lookin' great Al! That fabric top looks spot on for the car. Hmm, Would be nice to find a period correct ocifer .... oops! I mean officer to stand by it. Comin' up to the finishing line and fast!
Back to top Go down
Zbuckster
Senior member
Senior member
avatar

Posts : 6823
Join date : 2013-02-17
Age : 68
Location : Aberdeen, Washington

PostSubject: Re: 1/16th Ford Model A (Police Sergeant's Car)   Sun 27 Jul 2014, 9:15 pm

   Your roof looks perfect.
Back to top Go down
http://s1155.beta.photobucket.com/
GaryDainton
Advanced Member
Advanced Member
avatar

Posts : 3317
Join date : 2014-03-06
Age : 50
Location : Bolton UK

PostSubject: Re: 1/16th Ford Model A (Police Sergeant's Car)   Sun 27 Jul 2014, 10:18 pm

I'll have a toot.
Back to top Go down
RetiredMike
Resident member
Resident member
avatar

Posts : 2277
Join date : 2013-04-27
Age : 66
Location : Valparaiso, Indiana

PostSubject: Re: 1/16th Ford Model A (Police Sergeant's Car)   Sun 27 Jul 2014, 11:07 pm

Coming together beautifully, Al.
Back to top Go down
GaryDainton
Advanced Member
Advanced Member
avatar

Posts : 3317
Join date : 2014-03-06
Age : 50
Location : Bolton UK

PostSubject: Re: 1/16th Ford Model A (Police Sergeant's Car)   Sun 27 Jul 2014, 11:10 pm

English or American police Al?
Back to top Go down
RetiredMike
Resident member
Resident member
avatar

Posts : 2277
Join date : 2013-04-27
Age : 66
Location : Valparaiso, Indiana

PostSubject: Re: 1/16th Ford Model A (Police Sergeant's Car)   Sun 27 Jul 2014, 11:16 pm

Skid wrote:
I would love to get a 1/16 or 1/18 in period police sergeant figure to stand by it Gary but just can't find any!!   

Sand off the medals and the collar bars and he might pass, although he looks more like a motorcycle officer.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/36315-TAMIYA-WWII-German-WWII-Wehrmacht-Officer-Figure-Model-Kit-1-16-/311004867459?pt=Model_Kit_US&hash=item486955ab83#ht_766wt_918
Back to top Go down
Skid
Admin
avatar

Posts : 6630
Join date : 2013-02-15
Age : 69
Location : Newcastle. Good Old Blighty.

PostSubject: Re: 1/16th Ford Model A (Police Sergeant's Car)   Sun 27 Jul 2014, 11:34 pm

English or American police Al? wrote:

Gotta be a Yank Gary.

Thanks for that Mike, but you are right, the boots would identify him as motorcycle cop, otherwise.......

_________________
Al.

Success always demands a greater effort.” Winston Churchill

"Success is failure turned inside out"  Unknown
Back to top Go down
http://skidsplace.forumotion.co
GaryDainton
Advanced Member
Advanced Member
avatar

Posts : 3317
Join date : 2014-03-06
Age : 50
Location : Bolton UK

PostSubject: Re: 1/16th Ford Model A (Police Sergeant's Car)   Sun 27 Jul 2014, 11:53 pm

Thought so. I'll have another look tomorrow, think the clipboard guy could be made passable.
http://www.collectablediecast.com/Law-Enforcement-Figurines-for-118-Scale-Cars-Set-of-3-_p_8750.html
Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: 1/16th Ford Model A (Police Sergeant's Car)   Mon 28 Jul 2014, 12:18 am

Skid wrote:

I would love to get a 1/16 or 1/18 in period police sergeant figure to stand by it Gary but just can't find any!!   

Try googling "American diorama" figurines, they're 1/18, there may be something you could just "improvise overcome and adapt"
Back to top Go down
Skid
Admin
avatar

Posts : 6630
Join date : 2013-02-15
Age : 69
Location : Newcastle. Good Old Blighty.

PostSubject: Re: 1/16th Ford Model A (Police Sergeant's Car)   Mon 28 Jul 2014, 12:39 am

Thanks for that Gary. He's a possibility.

Colin.... Dave and Brad look too modern but Craig could be a contender. just not sure about the boots.

Oddly, the makers included an upper steering column in the sedan kit but no lower column to fit into the hole in the steering box. In the pick up version, they supply a complete wheel to box column!! Go figure!!



I got the pedal push rods I made earlier installed. A little tricky to fit but earlier attention to construction really paid off here.



The radiator fits nicely.....



.... but oh dear!!!













I just knew this was going to be a problem!!

Hot Rod cop car anyone???  

_________________
Al.

Success always demands a greater effort.” Winston Churchill

"Success is failure turned inside out"  Unknown
Back to top Go down
http://skidsplace.forumotion.co
harron68
Advanced Member
Advanced Member


Posts : 3171
Join date : 2013-02-28
Age : 67
Location : MIDWEST

PostSubject: Re: 1/16th Ford Model A (Police Sergeant's Car)   Mon 28 Jul 2014, 2:54 am

See?! If you'd done it all in black, we'd not notice anything. Fit is a problem the larger the scale. Sorry you have to go thru so much. If it were a Tamiya kit, you can bet the fit would be better.
Back to top Go down
RetiredMike
Resident member
Resident member
avatar

Posts : 2277
Join date : 2013-04-27
Age : 66
Location : Valparaiso, Indiana

PostSubject: Re: 1/16th Ford Model A (Police Sergeant's Car)   Mon 28 Jul 2014, 4:54 am

You might have the sides on backwards. The louver openings should be directed rearward.

The curved edge of the side matches the body curve - straight edge mates to the radiator shell.
Back to top Go down
Tumbler75
Intermediate Member
Intermediate Member
avatar

Posts : 833
Join date : 2013-02-25
Age : 42
Location : Memphis, TN

PostSubject: Re: 1/16th Ford Model A (Police Sergeant's Car)   Mon 28 Jul 2014, 5:13 am

Al, Reverse your hood panels! LoL The louvers opened to the back of the car like Mike said.
Back to top Go down
Zbuckster
Senior member
Senior member
avatar

Posts : 6823
Join date : 2013-02-17
Age : 68
Location : Aberdeen, Washington

PostSubject: Re: 1/16th Ford Model A (Police Sergeant's Car)   Mon 28 Jul 2014, 5:35 am

What Mike said.
Back to top Go down
http://s1155.beta.photobucket.com/
Skid
Admin
avatar

Posts : 6630
Join date : 2013-02-15
Age : 69
Location : Newcastle. Good Old Blighty.

PostSubject: Re: 1/16th Ford Model A (Police Sergeant's Car)   Mon 28 Jul 2014, 9:40 am

Doh!!!!

What a rookie mistake!!! What a bozo I am!!!!

Thanks all.

It looks much better now although it still looks like the bottom of the radiator needs to be set back a little, as the gap is actually tapered.


_________________
Al.

Success always demands a greater effort.” Winston Churchill

"Success is failure turned inside out"  Unknown
Back to top Go down
http://skidsplace.forumotion.co
GaryDainton
Advanced Member
Advanced Member
avatar

Posts : 3317
Join date : 2014-03-06
Age : 50
Location : Bolton UK

PostSubject: Re: 1/16th Ford Model A (Police Sergeant's Car)   Mon 28 Jul 2014, 10:16 am

Back to top Go down
GaryDainton
Advanced Member
Advanced Member
avatar

Posts : 3317
Join date : 2014-03-06
Age : 50
Location : Bolton UK

PostSubject: Re: 1/16th Ford Model A (Police Sergeant's Car)   Mon 28 Jul 2014, 10:22 am

http://www.peoplescale.com/C-4-TALL-1015-cm-118-SCALE_c230.htm

That's about all I can find Al.
If I see owt else I'll post it.
G
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: 1/16th Ford Model A (Police Sergeant's Car)   

Back to top Go down
 
1/16th Ford Model A (Police Sergeant's Car)
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 7 of 8Go to page : Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  Next
 Similar topics
-
» 1/16th Ford Model A (Police Sergeant's Car)
» 1930 Ford Model A Coupe
» Malta Police Sergeant :)
» 1932 Ford Model B roadster ..............
» Model T Ford

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Skid's Place :: Works In Progress :: Road cars-
Jump to: