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ICM 1911 Ford T Touring
Kobenhavn, Denmark
Joined: June 29, 2004
KitMaker: 6,061 posts
Auto Modeler: 1,535 posts
Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 11:24 PM GMT+7
I have started building the Ford T Touring, from ICM.

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Most parts have come together nicely, the seats however took a great deal of fitting, to get an acceptable fit.

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The brass plated parts will be a bit of a challenge. The plating peals of far to easily, so it will be difficult, if not impossible, to keep it. I have testet other options. First one, was AK-Interactives extreme metal brass. This one work fine in the air-brush, but dries rather flatt and even with a gloss coat does NOT look like brass. Will try it again though. Perhaps a gloss black basecoat will give it more of a shine.
Next one I tried was AK-Interactive true metal brass. This one was diluted and brushpainted. This one was no good either. The brush applied paint was not even enough and some of it came of, when beeing polished. The true metal brass however could potentially be used for a well worn down brass look, in future builds.
Not quite sure how to deal with this one yet.

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Staff MemberAssociate Editor
Victoria, Australia
Joined: June 09, 2009
KitMaker: 5,386 posts
Auto Modeler: 748 posts
Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 - 09:05 AM GMT+7
Great progress Jesper. I've looked at this kit in the LHS several times and it is good to see one being built up. You seem to have overcome the issues with the seats very nicely.

Have you tried the AK Interactive True Metal wax? I have seen some great results using this product, but haven't tried it yet. It might be worth looking at for the brass parts.

Cheers, D
Washington, United States
Joined: March 11, 2016
KitMaker: 557 posts
Auto Modeler: 10 posts
Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 03:47 AM GMT+7
I've used Bare Metal Foil on classic car builds. Gold for the brass. Of course it looked more gold than brass but it looked better than any paint could ever look.