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 Posted: Sat Nov 19th, 2022 02:23 am
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Liberty Classics's little Studebaker roadster
comes with the top up or down.

One of these little cars started my interest in
redoing diecast models for large scale layouts.

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 Posted: Sat Nov 19th, 2022 02:38 am
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This is my first large scale vehicle adaptation.

It was a promotion for prunes
and an awful purple color.

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 Posted: Sun Nov 20th, 2022 03:23 pm
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Many times a "project" can be a simple little task.

The top windshield edge was unfinished
where the top had been glued on this Studebaker.

A few seconds' work with a Sharpie finished it.
It only took a few years to discover that raw edge.

:hyp:

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Another little job on the list is the painting of
the bumper "brackets" on this Ford roadster.

A flat black will hide the massive chrome.

There are always many little projects
that will enhance the models for the layout.

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Ertl's early Maxwell roadster
makes a nice model when painted.

I have these two in the collection.

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Today this '32 Ford Coupe arrived in the mail.

It is a Franklin Mint model,
and they are always way out of my budget.

The reasons for its cheap price are no box or paperwork,
broken parts (bumpers), and missing parts (cowl light).

The fabric top, simulated with a stick-on vinyl piece,
is unsticking itself, too.

I was able to stay under my $20 limit, so I am happy
and will work to repair the bumpers.

I'll pretend the owner knocked off the cowl light
and has a new one on order at the Ford dealer in town.

:)

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For a long time I was reluctant to add 1:25 models to my collection
of 1:24 models; half inch was the scale I used for my Gn15 layouts.

Ultimately I could not really conclude there was a real difference.

Here the 1:24 Ford coupe sits next to the 1:25 Tudor.
The scale difference is not a problem for me anymore.

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My interest in Ford Model Ts goes beyond 1:24 scale.  I have collected them in 1:32 for quite a while.  National Motor Museum offers a vast collection of models of many makes and eras, all in 1:32.  Check National Motor Museum on eBay for hundreds of models.   They might be useful for anyone working in 1:35.  Here my 1:24 Motor Max (left) sits besides one of those 1:32 models.  Thanks for looking.  Regards, Dave L.


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While I had the stuff out for the Gn15 tender project I crossed another "to do" from the list.  This Studebaker truck needed a bed and I cut one.  I'll paint it and glue it in the truck.  A lot of little jobs often only take a few minutes; it's the getting to them that takes so long.  :2t:  Regards, Dave L.  


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Another little job I wanted to get to and finally did was the painting with flat black of the bright , oversize, chrome rear bumper brackets on the Ford Tudors.  I did remove the parts to paint them, but it was a simple job.  The rear bumper is held with one screw and the bumper and bracket slipped out for painting after removing the screw.  The whole job took only a few minutes. Again, watching paint dry was the hard part.;)  Regards, Dave L.  





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