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Revell 1/25 1932 Ford 5 Window Coupe ‘Nose Art’ Rod

I have wanted to do a early iron rod for a while, but I wanted to do it with a difference. I decided to do a rod with a tribute to the planes and men of WWII. I decided to do a rod in olive drab and black with national insignia and a custom nose art decal I had created a while back.

The car is the 1/25 5 Window coupe that has been in the Revell catalog for years. Tons of parts in this kit since it is one of the 2 in 1 customizing kits. Two complete motors with tons of chrome and other options for a coupe or highboy version. I did a cross of the two and it came out decent. Building of the kit was pretty straight forward so I won’t go into that here.

The paint is Testors Olive Drab for the body and Ace Hardware Gloss Black for the fenders. The rumble seat lid is covered in Bare Metal Foil Bright Aluminum. To replicate the metal on an aircraft. The car was then shot with Testors Wet Look gloss coat. The national insignia is from Super Scale. The nose art on the lid is a custom piece I created a few years ago and made into decals in several different scales. This one is 1/48 scale as it fit the lid the best. I use one with a white background so it would show up better against the bare metal. I also added a Montana license plate to go with the Montana motif. After those were dry, a second coat of gloss clear was done. 

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