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ICM 1911 Ford T Touring
Joel_W
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Posted: Monday, May 28, 2018 - 12:41 AM UTC

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A few weeks ago, I received a package, from ICM customer service. Unfortunately it did not contain replacement parts, for my Ford T, instead there was a canopy, for an airplane model. Quite far, from headlight brackets, I would say. Another email, to Valeriia, in Ukraine, who promised to send the correct sprue. As promised, another parcel was send, which I received late last week.
So now I have the "Old" sprue and the replacement sprue, which gives me the oppertunity to experiment, with various brass effects.



Jesper,
Looking forward to seeing how some of your variations turn out
Joel
Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 05:37 PM UTC
A few weeks ago, I received a package, from ICM customer service. Unfortunately it did not contain replacement parts, for my Ford T, instead there was a canopy, for an airplane model. Quite far, from headlight brackets, I would say. Another email, to Valeriia, in Ukraine, who promised to send the correct sprue. As promised, another parcel was send, which I received late last week.
So now I have the "Old" sprue and the replacement sprue, which gives me the oppertunity to experiment, with various brass effects.
Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 02:57 PM UTC
Thanks Joel.
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Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 06:58 AM UTC
Jesper,
Nice start to a true classic.

As far as an option for Brass, Testors in the little bottles which are enamel based makes a really nice Brass color. I even own a bottle of the stuff. also Model Master Acrylics has a Brass paint, but I truly hate their Acrylics as they basically stick to nothing including their primer which never stuck to the plastic very well to start with.

Joel
Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 - 01:49 PM UTC
Had a minor setback. One of the brackets, for the headlights are missing an "arm". Since the area, where it should have been, is plated, it must have happend during production. I have been in contact, with ICM. They will send me a new sprue.
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Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 12:09 PM UTC
Thanks for looking in guy's.

Kosprueone: The tires are rubber.

KoSprueOne
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Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 02:27 AM UTC
I'd like to see these figures painted. What are the tires made from in this kit?







Szmann
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Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 01:52 AM UTC
Looking good, Jesper!

I've got good results with MM Gold leaf but the problem in my climate is that fades away in a few days if not over-sprayed with some clear (Johnson's doesn't work - it makes the things worst). Mix some silver for "brass" or some red for "copper".

Cheers!
Gabriel
Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 03:15 PM UTC
I haven't done any work, on the Ford, during winter, but have preped ICM's "Henry Ford & co" 3 figure set.
Haven't yet decided how I will use these figures.
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Scarred
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Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 - 08:47 PM UTC
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.
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Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 - 02:05 AM UTC
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
Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 04:24 PM UTC
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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