September 08, 2013

ford A | custom pick-up

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The hot rod culture gets the inspiration from various sides of the today's life. There is a current to lay down on some custom cars the patterns of some WWII planes.
One of my favourite planes, otherwise, I have one on work table in progress, is the Mustang. Especially the P51 versions. It has an aluminium finishing and some red or yellow or dark olive green colour decoration. The pattern I love much is silver / red. There was a lot of styles but I like very much the variant below:

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So, why don’t try to make a custom like this?
As I told previously I have on my work table a Mustang P51D at 1|48th scale. It is obviously the the scale for my custom must be 1|43rd for having beautiful photos with the two machines (I don’t know when, but surely there will be some…). The base is an Fortd A from DeAgostini Romania at 1|43rd. The original model looks like this:

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The modifications I’ve done was to shorten the body and to make a wooden bed in the rear of  the vehicle. Also I putted to this car some truck wheels. The rear tires are bigger than the front ones amplifying the rake look of the car.The decals are from a Bell Helicopter @ 1|48th scale. All over the paint work I laid down two layers of flat varnish.
Please enjoy the ride:
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photos by custom | scale | car  on flickr.

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