Big things with little cars

Truck Thursday, old Ford edition.

For Truck Thursday I present a worn out old Ford pickup custom I made. This was a repaint & wheel swap, but I had a lot of fun with priming it in rusty brown, then painting the green over it just so I could sand back the green and have “worn out” paint.

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This was my first experiment with this techniques, and I think it came out well. The hardest part is not sanding through on edges. The spots where I did were touched up with more rust paint.

The Matchbox wheels required widening the axles, so I got to try the 1/16" brass tube method that was posted here, which turned out really well and beats the hell out of hacking up the chassis and having the wheels sunk too far in.

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The cap was painted silver, but there is only so much you can do with a badly molded hunk of plastic. More detail on the cap would have gone a long way here.

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Obligatory comparison shot. I didn’t notice the gap above the grille until the glue had dried, I’m guessing the brass tube is keeping everything for seating properly.

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