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"Blue Oval" Group Build - Tribute to Henry
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Posted: Friday, March 01, 2019 - 10:27 AM UTC
Henry Ford would be 156 years old this year, and even though he passed away in 1947, he is still listening in!



Likewise, his grandson Henry Ford II who would be 102 this year (passed away in 1987).



Starting on October 1 2019, we will be running the inaugural Blue Oval - Ford Motor Company Vehicles Group Build running for 6 months.

In this lead-up thread we will discuss Group Build rules (should be very simple), post reference images, proposed kits, techniques, anything relevant to the theme.

First point of order, who would like to lead the Group Build? Who is our biggest FoMoCo fan? As always, I will be here to assist in every way.

I'm looking forward to this one, plenty of scope in kits over the years, and some absolute classics available to us from a range of manufacturers.

Over to you folks, let's get the discussion started and generate some interest.

Blue Oval Group Build Enlistment Page

Blue Oval Group Build Gallery

Cheers, D

EDIT:- I will maintain an updated list of interested parties and prospective builds here throughout the lead-up period.

Aussiereg (Damian) - '36 Ford 5-Window Coupe - enlisted
jimb (James) - '48 Deluxe Convertible - enlisted
Szmann (Gabriel) - '66 F-100 Flareside - enlisted
PasiAhopelto (Pasi) - Mercury Cyclone - enlisted
md72 (Mark) - '51 Custom Coupe - enlisted
Littorio (Luciano) - '65 Falcon Ranchero or '60 Starliner - enlisted
Dixon66 (David) - Baja Bronco - enlisted
Joel_W (Joel) - '85 Mustang Roush Body - enlisted
tinbanger (Richard) - '65 Mustang 2+2 Fastback - enlisted
Cosimodo (Michael) - Escort RS1600 MkI 1973 RAC - enlisted
Ray_from_SA (Ray) - WRC Escort, Focus or Fiesta (or all 3 ??) - enlisted
Hwa-Rang (Jesper) - '65 Mustang 2+2 Fastback - enlisted
betheyn (Andy) - enlisted
accessdenied (Roger) -
Propster (Stephen) -
Hudson29 (Paul) -
Delbert (Delbert) - enlisted
bluebell914 (Patrick) - 66 GT40 enlisted
heavyjagdpanzer (Bill) - enlisted
Mechworker (Adam) -
IronHide (Arnel) - enlisted
Spruslayer (Mike) - '65 F-100 Service Truck - enlisted
forest1000 (David) - "Thunderbat" NASCAR - enlisted
TacFireGuru (Mike) - enlisted
roman (Roman) - enlisted
JClapp (Jonathan) - '15 Model T enlisted
Merlin (Rowan) - '40 Standard Coupe enlisted
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Posted: Friday, March 01, 2019 - 12:22 PM UTC
Very timely, and very interesting, is this announcement over on Armorama.

And so it begins.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Friday, March 01, 2019 - 03:53 PM UTC

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Very timely, and very interesting, is this announcement over on Armorama.

And so it begins.

Cheers, D



That is interesting. I have a 1965 Ford Mustang I could bring (and not complete) to the Group Build. I also have several Ford LN/LNT8000 kits.

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Posted: Friday, March 01, 2019 - 04:06 PM UTC
Well, I have, somehow, four Ford kits. A 1940 sedan (Revell), a F100 (Moebius), Edsel Pacer (AMT), and 1934 Pick-up (AMT). Discounting the first one which I bought on the sole reason of low tag price, all the other ones are serious candidates. For what I can say now, the pick-up drew the short straw. But October is still far, and many things can happen...
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Posted: Friday, March 01, 2019 - 05:44 PM UTC
Can the car be by division of Ford? Looking at Mercury Cyclone in 1/25...
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Posted: Friday, March 01, 2019 - 07:00 PM UTC
Well, here's my current target. 1951 Ford V8 Custom Coupe.

My parents had a used one, in midnight blue, when I was little. It was the only cay we had until 1959 when my dad bought a VW Beetle. At some point they had it repainted (Earl Scheib $99 special?), but the paint didn't cure right if you rubbed up against it you got this blue-black power all over you.

I've never found the 51 coupe, I have found the '49 Coupe. But the grill is all wrong. With a little luck, I can use the grill of of this '49 Merc Coupe as a donor to get the "Marilyn Monroe" effect.

It'll be my first auto conversion, so I'm gonna ask a LOT of questions.
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Posted: Friday, March 01, 2019 - 07:22 PM UTC
Well I now have several Fords including four variations of the Mustang, a Torino and the one I’ll be building for this, the 1965 Falcon Ranchero custom.

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Posted: Friday, March 01, 2019 - 11:35 PM UTC
Too many choices, I'll make my decision as it gets closer. Kind of leaning towards a truck at this time though, maybe Meng's F-350 Superduty.
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Posted: Saturday, March 02, 2019 - 02:22 AM UTC
D,
I'm in as I'm a huge Ford race fan starting from the 1960s epic battles with the Ferrari's on the world's FIA Endurance series for prototype cars. I've got 3 Fujimi kits in the stash, although none are favorites as they have no visible engines, but I'm still looking for the AM ones. Plus there's a wealth of Ford race cars from every series you can think of for just about any year that the series ran in.

One question when it gets to open wheel cars whether F1 or USAAC/CART. If the car was Ford powered but the body was by another manufacture such as the Lotus 49 series with Ford Cosworth engines, would that qualify for the GB, as I've got another 3 Lotus Fords plus there's a ton of Ford powered F1 cars out there.

As for a GB leader, I'll take it if no one else wants the position as your plate is already more then full.

Joel
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Posted: Saturday, March 02, 2019 - 08:34 AM UTC
I am in for this campaign!
Lots of Mustangs and older Fords in my collection!
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Posted: Saturday, March 02, 2019 - 08:57 AM UTC

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I am in for this campaign!
Lots of Mustangs and older Fords in my collection!




Rich,
great to see you here. Did you ever finish that 1/12 scale Tamiya Tyrrell F1 car? I kind of lost track of it.

Joel
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Posted: Saturday, March 02, 2019 - 08:59 AM UTC

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That is interesting. I have a 1965 Ford Mustang I could bring (and not complete) to the Group Build. I also have several Ford LN/LNT8000 kits.

Jim



I almost forgot! I also have several Ford C900 kits, a 1937 Ford delivery van, a 1957 Ford Custom Sedan police car, and a 2006 Ford GT. Oh, decisions, decisions!

Jim
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Posted: Saturday, March 02, 2019 - 09:26 AM UTC
I am in though I cant say I am a Ford fan.
To start the discussion rolling I think they only ever made 3 or 4 memorable cars, of which I will try and build one
(Model T, GT40, Escort Mk1 and the Transit van)

On the rules, I think since this is a Blue Oval campaign then the bodies/engines should be Ford badged, otherwise the options are endless.

Cheers
Michael
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Posted: Saturday, March 02, 2019 - 10:53 AM UTC

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I am in though I cant say I am a Ford fan.
To start the discussion rolling I think they only ever made 3 or 4 memorable cars, of which I will try and build one
(Model T, GT40, Escort Mk1 and the Transit van)

On the rules, I think since this is a Blue Oval campaign then the bodies/engines should be Ford badged, otherwise the options are endless.

Cheers
Michael



Michael,

I see your point. I'm sure I can come up with an interesting build.

Joel
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Posted: Saturday, March 02, 2019 - 10:57 AM UTC
This is great guys, a lot of interest already and as expected a variety of options put forward already. It's ceratinly been a while since we had 10 on the list in the first day here on Automodeler!

Interested participants at this point:
Aussiereg (Damian)
jimb (James)
Szmann (Gabriel)
PasiAhopelto (Pasi)
md72 (Mark)
Littorio (Luciano)
Dixon66 (David)
Joel_W (Joel)
tinbanger (Richard)
Cosimodo (Michael)


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Can the car be by division of Ford? Looking at Mercury Cyclone in 1/25...



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One question when it gets to open wheel cars whether F1 or USAAC/CART. If the car was Ford powered but the body was by another manufacture such as the Lotus 49 series with Ford Cosworth engines, would that qualify for the GB, as I've got another 3 Lotus Fords plus there's a ton of Ford powered F1 cars out there.



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On the rules, I think since this is a Blue Oval campaign then the bodies/engines should be Ford badged, otherwise the options are endless.



Now how did I know that this would be the first discussion point regarding the framework of the Group Build?

I will give my opinion, then let the discussion flow.

I believe that we should allow vehicles manufactured by Ford and showing the Blue Oval, or alternatively the FORD name (Trucks, Buses and Tractors commonly didn't show the Blue Oval). I also think that we should allow the vehicles manufactured by the divisions that were created by Ford and always owned by Ford (Lincoln, Mercury, Edsel). If we allow any division of Ford, we stray into Aston Martin, Jaguar, Land Rover, and Volvo. I would also limit to vehicles wholly manufactured by Ford, not those only powered by Ford muscle (sorry Joel ).


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As for a GB leader, I'll take it if no one else wants the position as your plate is already more then full.


Many thanks Joel, your name is first on the list!

Cheers, D
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Posted: Saturday, March 02, 2019 - 11:11 AM UTC
As you all know, I am a Bowtie nut, but I am a big fan of early muscle in general. I have a very meagre stash of Ford which consists of only three kits, all from the 30's (I'm also a big ZZ Top fan). At this stage I am leaning towards this kit, and I also really like the box top colour scheme as I have been thinking about doing a silver car for quite a while now, just not brave enough



Plenty of time to change my mind though, and plenty of browsing through hobby shops in that time.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Saturday, March 02, 2019 - 11:37 AM UTC
Count me in if you can excuse it being a WRC car, I have an Escort RS, Focus RS or Fiesta RS that could join the fray.
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Posted: Saturday, March 02, 2019 - 12:41 PM UTC

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As you all know, I am a Bowtie nut, but I am a big fan of early muscle in general. I have a very meagre stash of Ford which consists of only three kits, all from the 30's (I'm also a big ZZ Top fan). At this stage I am leaning towards this kit, and I also really like the box top colour scheme as I have been thinking about doing a silver car for quite a while now, just not brave enough



Plenty of time to change my mind though, and plenty of browsing through hobby shops in that time.

Cheers, D



D,
Look'in good.

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Posted: Saturday, March 02, 2019 - 12:48 PM UTC
At this point I'm looking at the Revell Ford GT 2017 team car from Ganassi racing with the Motorcraft sponsorship, as I've just located the decals for it.

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Count me in if you can excuse it being a WRC car, I have an Escort RS, Focus RS or Fiesta RS that could join the fray.



Thanks for checking in Ray, and your WRC car would be more than welcome. We want as much variety as possible in this Group Build.

Updated "Contenders List" (all subject to change, many times !), I will keep a copy of this list updated at the bottom of the initial post in this thread.

Aussiereg (Damian) - 36 Ford 5-Window Coupe
jimb (James) -
Szmann (Gabriel) - 34 Pick-up
PasiAhopelto (Pasi) - Mercury Cyclone
md72 (Mark) - 51 Custom Coupe
Littorio (Luciano) - 65 Falcon Ranchero
Dixon66 (David) - F-350 SuperDuty
Joel_W (Joel) - GT 2017 Team Car
tinbanger (Richard)
Cosimodo (Michael)
Ray_from_SA (Ray) - WRC Escort, Focus or Fiesta (or all 3 ??)

Cheers, D
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Posted: Saturday, March 02, 2019 - 03:28 PM UTC
Inspiration post #1 from me, from Car and Driver website, Best 20 Ford Cars of All Time .

Plenty of "opinions will vary" to be had here, but also something here for everybody.

Also if you have a bit more time, there's the Ford Motor Company Timeline

Ooh, I forgot about the 427 Shelby Cobra, probably my favourite Ford muscle car. As I said, plans subject to change without notice

Cheers, D
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Posted: Saturday, March 02, 2019 - 09:23 PM UTC
I'm in. Got plenty og Mustangs, a couple of Torino's, a Shelby Cobra and a Lincoln.
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Posted: Saturday, March 02, 2019 - 09:36 PM UTC
Count me in, possibly with a WRC Focus or something else as I will probably change my mind by then .
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Posted: Sunday, March 03, 2019 - 01:55 AM UTC
Two more enter the fray, great to have you join in Jesper and Andy.

List updated in the initial post, and a few images for inspiration.








Cheers, D
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Posted: Sunday, March 03, 2019 - 02:51 AM UTC
D,
The 427 ci Cobra just blew my mind. The reverse of the traditional colors is really striking.
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