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'57 Ford Del Rio Ranch Wagon - Blue Oval
Joel_W
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Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 09:42 AM UTC
Rowan,
Glad that you've found some bench time for the Ford Wagon.

As far as the engine compartment goes, my Dad bought a 54 Ford fairlane (which I begged to be mine when the time came, just never happened), Anyway, it was a two tone White and Blue below the chrome line. The Engine compartment was completely Blue. Next car was a Glosyy all Black 1961 Ford Galaxy, and it's engine compartment was Black. The only differences between inside and outside colors was the engine compartments were Matt. Just not sure if brand new they were also glossy.

Joel
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Posted: Friday, February 14, 2020 - 09:27 AM UTC
Making good progress Rowan, looks great.
Merlin
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Posted: Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 09:00 AM UTC
Hi again

Many thanks for your personal recollections Joel.

I think they underline that, short of having a specific Del Rio to serve as a reference for my build, whichever option I go for will match some cars, but not others (I think we've now got at least 4 very plausible variations).

I wonder - perhaps the different Ford plants in the USA varied slightly in how they painted things, or there might have been changes during the production run of the vehicle?

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 10:40 AM UTC
Hi again

Sorry for the total no-show lately! I'd love to blame it on other model builds, but my work at Oxfam is really the culprit, so I haven't made an progress to speak of on any kit projects (it's 10:30 pm here and I've just finished answering work e-mails, and it's been pretty much like that every day recently...)

But... tomorrow... I have a day off work! So, barring disaster, I REALLY intend to spend a good chunk of it at the workbench.

All the best

Rowan
Merlin
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Posted: Thursday, March 05, 2020 - 07:53 AM UTC
Hi again

Ohh dear! - my lack of progress is proof that my plans went totally out of the window!

But a total c*ck-up on my Mustang build for Eduard (i.e. complete lack of suitable paints that haven't dried-up! ) means the Ford jumps back onto the workbench tomorrow morning before I have to have to do a an extra shift at work. I just want to build some stuff!

All the best

Rowan
AussieReg
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Posted: Thursday, March 05, 2020 - 10:53 AM UTC
Rowan, there really needs to be some sort of international resolution that work cannot interfere with scale modelling time!

Looking forward to the next update, whenever it arrives!

Cheers, D
Merlin
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2020 - 11:34 AM UTC
Hi Damian

Well, I got a bit done, but I'm facing a couple of 7-day weeks at Oxfam covering for people either on vacation or unwell, so I don't expect to make a great deal of progress.

I was basically happy to clean up the inside of the roof, which does have a few distinct mould-lines. Admittedly, you're probably never going to see them on the finished model - but once you've spotted them, they're only going to bug you, so they've got to go.

All the best

Rowan