Ok, so I really need another project like I need a hole in my head, but I wanted to build something quick & simple (so I picked an AMT kit?) to take my mind off of the 1974 Kenworth W900. (Not working!) The plan is to do a factory stock Model T similar to this one, but with the hard top:
Here is where I stand as of right now. The frame is completed:
And the cab & bed are assembled, but not glued on:
I do plan on doing it in black (Any color you want, as long as it's black!), and I'm contemplating the wood wheels to sort of break up the black. Not sure about the spare tire, yet. I also considered picking up the ICM "Henry Ford & Co." to go with this, but I'm not much of a figure painter.
I'm not sure if the C-cab is accurate for a 1925 Model T or not. I haven't found any reference photos od a Model T or Model TT with this cab. Doesn't mean they're not out there, just means I haven't found them. I figured that there are a bunch of parts in this kit, so what would it look like if I took the body from the Roadster but used the pickup bed instead. Well, here is the answer:
Post by gatormarcstaug on May 2, 2015 18:55:46 GMT -5
Jim, Interesting build. Like you I do not know if the came out with the C-cab on this model or not. I would guess that they did?
But I like the roadster body with the pick up bed as well! I think I have something similar to this kit in the stash from Revell. It is a triple kit, having three models in it. Hmm the wheels are turning I see yet another potential project.
Be Well Gator
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Thanks, Gator. I think I'm going to stick with the C-cab. I currently have the frame, engine, & fender assembly all painted up. I have to work on shimming the cab so it fits flush with the hood. It is progressing well, though.
I've back burnered it temporarily while I'm finishing up my 1/48 Stearman PT-17 for a group build on another board. I do have the wheels almost done, but I still have to work on the sit of the cab. Once the Stearman is done, this one will get buttoned up.