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ICM 1911 Ford T Touring
Joel_W
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Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 01:26 AM UTC
D,
Your friend's build is simply outstanding. It's certainly an eye catcher.

Joel
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Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 10:44 PM UTC
Jesper I have the male and female figure for riding in this vehicle from ICM that I offered up for review and no one asked for. Would you like to take a crack at them for this model?
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Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 06:18 PM UTC
Now that is a work of art! Beautifully done!
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Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 01:55 PM UTC
Here's a different take on a delivery van from one of our local guys.





Cheers, D
Stickframe
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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 04:40 PM UTC
Hi Jesper,

You’ve done a great job with this classic car - nice build all around!

Cheers
Nick
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Posted: Monday, April 15, 2019 - 10:31 PM UTC

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Damian: you're right, the top does need something to stand out, from the other black features. Perhaps a shot of Tamiya Nato black?



Yes, something slightly on the blue side of black, and a good dose of Dullcote to make it dead flat.

Cheers, D
Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Monday, April 15, 2019 - 10:07 PM UTC
Thank you gentlemen, much appreciated.

James, Michael: Thank you

Damian: you're right, the top does need something to stand out, from the other black features. Perhaps a shot of Tamiya Nato black?

Joel: My only guess would be, that the white tires were cheaper

Rowan: I can definitely recommend these Ford T models. A part, from the few fiddly and brittle parts, this was a joy to build and makes a very nice display.
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Posted: Monday, April 15, 2019 - 08:29 AM UTC
Hi Jesper

That looks simply fantastic! I must admit I'm seriously tempted to get one of ICM's Model T kits - they look wonderful value for money.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Monday, April 15, 2019 - 12:32 AM UTC
Jesper,
Just a super impressive build for sure.

The over all finish really looks the part of what a well cared for "T Touring" should like up close and personal.

I'm still not sure how or why anyone could have convinced the powers to be that White tires were the way to go in an era when the few roads were dirt, mud, or some combination of both.

Joel
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Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 05:23 PM UTC
That is a really beautifully finished build Jesper, well done! The contrast between the rich Wine Red, the bright brass and the black just works so nicely, and your finish on the paintwork looks superb.

The only suggestion I would put forward is to flatten out the finish on the roof material to a total dead flat. It appears that way in the images I have seen, and would add another dimension to the various tones and shades of black already there.


All-round awesome build, I love it!

Cheers, D
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Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 12:44 PM UTC
That indeed does look beautiful Jesper. Fantastic finish with the deep dark red.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 05:46 AM UTC
Beautiful job, Jesper. Very well done.

Jim
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Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 03:52 AM UTC
I'm calling this one done. A very enjoyable kit. A few issues, with fitting and some quite fiddly and brittle parts, but nothing that ruins the overall impression, of this very nice kit.
My initial plan, was to add a bit of wiring, to the engine, but decided against it, since the engine bay is so compact, it would be to fiddly and I would most likely end up with glue in all the wrong places.

I did add some earth colored pigments, to the thread, of the tires, but it doesn't show in the images. They are not as white and shinny as the pictures indicate

ICM 1911 Ford T

ICM 1911 Ford T

ICM 1911 Ford T

ICM 1911 Ford T

ICM 1911 Ford T

ICM 1911 Ford T

ICM 1911 Ford T

ICM 1911 Ford T

ICM 1911 Ford T

ICM 1911 Ford T

A few images, with a wee bit of sunlight shinning on the old T.

ICM 1911 Ford T

ICM 1911 Ford T
Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 08:44 PM UTC
Thank you for your kinds words and for looking in my friends.

The separate pedals are a nice touch, from ICM, I just wished they had given more thought on how to attach them. I did not see this issue, before I had to attach the pedals. Had i noticed this sooner, I could have glued a piece of styrene sheet, to the underside.
Joel_W
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Posted: Friday, March 15, 2019 - 04:31 AM UTC
Jasper,
Simply Outstanding

As Gabriel said, your color combination really is eye catching. You've got a absolutely perfect leather finish, that's how good it looks.

Hard to believe that the kit designers gave no thought to how the builder would install the foot peddles.

Joel
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Posted: Friday, March 15, 2019 - 01:56 AM UTC
Superb display, Jesper! That color scheme of wine red over black it's exactly what I chose for my '34 Roadster. The wooden panel looks also very nice in its place and, as already said, the "texture play" shows splendidly the various parts of the car.

Very well done indeed, my friend!

Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Friday, March 15, 2019 - 12:28 AM UTC
This looks superb Jesper! The body colour is spot on for the period, and the variance in the tone and sheen level on the black upholstery and running boards, and the brass and woodwork, really sets it all off.

Lovely work!

Cheers, D
Cosimodo
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Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 10:23 PM UTC
It's looking really good Jesper.
Looking at the photos it always interests me as to what detail a manufacturer provides in a kit. Separate pedals in the last picture look amazing!

cheers
Michael
Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 09:13 PM UTC
Going into the final stages og assembly.

ICM 1911 Ford T

The pedals were quite fiddly to instal, since there is nothing but a big hole to put them in, nothing underneath, so no other option then to just glue them to the side of the slots.

ICM 1911 Ford T
Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2019 - 11:55 PM UTC
Hans, Joel and Damian, thanks for looking in, much appreciated.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 05, 2019 - 05:35 PM UTC
This build is really starting to shine now Jesper, we really don't see enough of these early classics built up.

As Joel said, that brass finish is impressive, a great highlight.

Another Woodgraining method that I have used which can work well on these flat surfaces is to give the part a random few swipes with coarse sandpaper, not in a consistent straight line, to create fine swirling grooves in the surface. Once you paint the base colour, you can then use several colours of thin wash which will "pool" in the surface imperfections to give the various grain colours. You can build this up very easily.

Looking forward to the next update.

Cheers, D
Joel_W
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Posted: Tuesday, March 05, 2019 - 06:19 AM UTC
Jesper,
She's really coming together quite nicely. Mr. Ford would be real proud of you.

From what I can see of the Brass, you got it looking really good.

Joel
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Posted: Tuesday, March 05, 2019 - 06:08 AM UTC
Hi Jesper - a great build of a significant motorcar. Well, actually it may have been pretty horrible, but it did put America on wheels!🇺🇸
Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Tuesday, March 05, 2019 - 05:25 AM UTC
Have done a bit of work on the lovely Tin Lizzie.

Engine assembled and glued in place.
ICM 1911 Ford T

ICM 1911 Ford T

Undercarriage assembled. The few pictures, I have been able to find, shows the bottom of the car the same color as the top, with the same glossiness. I decided to paint the bottom a flat black, for a little tonal variety. Later on I found out, that maybe part of the bottom were made of wood, which would have given the opportunity to make the bottom a bit more exciting. Unfortunately I could not get this verified.
So here it is, in all of it's non glory.
ICM 1911 Ford T

Seat's have been glued in place.
ICM 1911 Ford T
Joel_W
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Posted: Friday, January 18, 2019 - 02:58 AM UTC

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Thanks for looking in gentlemen.

Joel: I have been diging, for info regarding colors. From what I have been able to find, it apears that Ford offered, several colors, in the first few years, then found a new, cheaper way of painting, which, at the time, could only be done in black, so for a number of years, black was the only color available. At a later stage several colors were once more offered.
I havent been able to dig up information, whether they had a shiny finish or more to the dull side.
My choice of colors was, most likely, not available in 1911, but I like the color combo and have chosen to keep it on the shiny side, though not too shiny.



Jesper,
I done almost no research on the early Model Ts, but I've seen a few documentaries on Ford, his Model T, and his greatest invention; The Assembly line. While none has gone into much detail about paint and painting processes, for some reason I just remembered the one and only comment I can recall as to color. Any color the buyer wanted was fine, but only Matt Black is the only color that the T's were painted. you explanation as limitations of the process makes a lot of sense to me.

Joel