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ICM Ford Model T 1914 Firetruck
Luzem, Switzerland
Joined: January 29, 2006
KitMaker: 11 posts
Auto Modeler: 3 posts
Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 - 02:14 AM UTC
Recently I finished the ICM Ford Model T 1914 Firetruck. I would not call it a "Master Piece", but well done. It's my target to paint the 1:24 car models with the same or similar technic as I'm using for the military models. To give the model some light and shadow and a touch of weathering to show daily usage. With the help of the axe and the helmets from the ICM "American Fireman" kit gives the model some more "live". The body color of the model is Tamiya XF-7 Red.

The vinyl tires of the ICM 1:24 Ford T models are the worst model parts I have ever seen. But someday I realized that if I can paint the vinyl track of a tank model, why not to paint this ugly vinyl tires.

I first painted the tires with a layer of Revell EMAIL Color Gloss White 04 to build a hard layer of color around the tires.

Then a layer of Tamiya XF-2 Flat White with a few drops of XF-52 Flat Earth to turn it in to an ivory tone.

Then a layer of X22 Clear, added all those shadow and weathering effects and covered it with a layer of XF-86 Flat Clear.

This works also for black tires, just use black paint instead.

Thanks for watching

New York, United States
Joined: August 25, 2006
KitMaker: 2,104 posts
Auto Modeler: 1,026 posts
Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 - 04:33 AM UTC
Very well done. I like you details, and the look if your brass. Looks like it just got back from a call.

Kobenhavn, Denmark
Joined: June 29, 2004
KitMaker: 6,168 posts
Auto Modeler: 1,631 posts
Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 - 11:32 AM UTC
Very nice, very nice indeed. Thanks for sharing.
British Columbia, Canada
Joined: December 02, 2016
KitMaker: 215 posts
Auto Modeler: 2 posts
Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 - 01:37 PM UTC
Looks amazing, thanks.
Netherlands Antilles
Joined: September 02, 2014
KitMaker: 995 posts
Auto Modeler: 401 posts
Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 - 06:59 PM UTC
Hi, Alfred!

Nice work indeed. It looks good and catchy.

KUTGW and welcome to AutoModeler!

Joined: March 05, 2004
KitMaker: 3,709 posts
Auto Modeler: 778 posts
Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018 - 08:42 AM UTC
Very nice. How did you paint the seat?

Staff MemberAssociate Editor
Victoria, Australia
Joined: June 09, 2009
KitMaker: 5,494 posts
Auto Modeler: 806 posts
Posted: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 04:34 AM UTC
Super cool build, I like it a lot!
New York, United States
Joined: December 04, 2010
KitMaker: 8,942 posts
Auto Modeler: 406 posts
Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 06:48 AM UTC
Both models are very well done. I do like how you used a military style paint application and flat Tamiya paint to simulate oxidized paint finish.