Thursday, June 04, 2015

Building the Fordson

Ford van kit - built

Nothing to challenging about this build - the resin body just needs a little cleaning with a sharp knife around all the openings.

The whitemetal chassis is fine and the wheels just require a touch of the file to remove moulding nibs.

Hardest job is cutting the axles to length. Prototype photos show the wheels tucked well into the arches. The steel is hard but some man-sized wire cutters and a file did the job followed by superglue to hold the things together. Unlike the diecasts there won't be any zooming this one along the carpet I'm afraid to say.

A front bumper has been added from microstrip and I managed to lose the steering wheel casting. You can't see it when the body is on anyway so no sleep will be lot over this.

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