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Title: 48 Ford Coupe "Moonshine Express"
Post by: thegunny on March 29, 2018, 03:06:24 PM
After 25+ years of sci-fi, itís tanks, planes and now cars. What next? Ships?

In my late teens I used to make cars by the truck load but havenít touched one since around 1980. Nothingís changed kit wise, this Revell 48 Ford Coupe is just as crappy as they were back then. Anyway enough reminiscing and back to the model.

ďWell my nameís John Lee Pettimore, same as my Daddy and his Daddy before.Ē

The opening lines of one of my all-time favourite songs, Copperhead Road. Whilst I like to look at nice shiny cars I couldnít make one in a million years so what could I make with my limited skills but a moonshine runner and what better scenario than Copperhead Road. Yeah I know itís not a Dodge but the 48 Ford is pretty close shape wise and itís all I could find. The kit is by Revell, itís the two in one Police/Deluxe kit. Pretty ho-hum compared to todayís kits. I had a bit of a fiddle with the suspension to crank it over, added a driver, bucket seat, shotgun and some whiskey barrels, painted it semi-gloss black and went OTT with the weathering. Not use to dirtying up black finishes so it got a bit out of hand. Hope itís not too bad on the eyes and I promise to get better  :)
Title: Re: 48 Ford Coupe "Moonshine Express"
Post by: thegunny on March 29, 2018, 03:07:56 PM
2nd lot