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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2014: Plastic Scale Models
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Coiro on Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 10:48 am:

Back when I was a kid, I assembled and painted plastic scale models of my favorite cars—all boys did—and discount and department stores used to sell these like hotcakes. -That, however, is an activity which has gone out of style and now one must locate a hobby shop or go online to buy plastic, assemble-it-yourself, scale models.

Turns out the hardest of all plastic models to find are horseless carriages and I've yet to web-surf my way to a plastic scale model of a Brass-Era Model T Touring. -Does anybody know where plastic scale models of cars from the Brass-Era may be purchased?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary H. White - Sheridan, MI on Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 11:00 am:

Have you tried Ebay? Saw several models there but I think most are die-cast.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Schultz_Sheboygan,WI on Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 11:13 am:

I have found them on eBay. There is a nice die cast series of a touring and runabout and a few other body styles. I think they are of the 1910's. There are some plastic kits available too. The ones that I have are 1/25 and 1/18 scale.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Paul Mikeska, Denver CO on Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 11:15 am:

I entered Plastic Model Cars on Amazon and got 20 pages of models. Then I entered Model T Plastic Car Kits and got this. I hope the link works.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Mod el+T+plastic+car+kits&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3AModel+T+plastic+car+kits


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Paul Mikeska, Denver CO on Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 11:34 am:

Here is one for Mike Walker

http://www.amazon.com/Lindberg-scale-1915-Model-Coupe/dp/B000O6F9JM/ref=sr_1_20? ie=UTF8&qid=1413646388&sr=8-20&keywords=Model+T+plastic+car+kits


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Paul Mikeska, Denver CO on Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 11:38 am:

This one looks interesting.

http://www.amazon.com/Model-M-M-G-S-British-Scout-RPM/dp/B007P64P4O/ref=sr_1_95? ie=UTF8&qid=1413646625&sr=8-95&keywords=Model+T+plastic+car+kits


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Derek Kiefer - Mantorville, MN on Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 11:58 am:

Lindberg makes a 1:16 scale "1910 Model T" that is actually a 1911 Torpedo. Not a lot of detail, but it's OK.
AMT makes a 1:25 scale '25 Roadster that is a nice kit with good detail.

These are the only 2 I have, but there are others out there.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By ROBERT BERGSTADT on Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 12:13 pm:

I have quite a few Horseless carriage models that have never been out of box for sale, Bob


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Eagle Ida Fls on Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 12:31 pm:

I loved building those things and think that is how I evolved into doing the real cars. It's sad more youngsters are missing out on the fun of model cars as well as Model T's.

This is one I build using some AMT roadster parts. Now they sit on a shelf gathering dust or in boxes.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mack Cole ---- Earth on Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 04:04 pm:

I wish there was a good way to clean model cars. My dads models are in the basement and very dusty.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Seth - Ohio on Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 05:05 pm:

I clean items like that in the kitchen sink using the spray hose on a very gentle pressure. I just rinse them off a couple of times and pat dry any areas I can. I learned that trick from my wife who does her artificial flowers and some lamp shades that way.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Harold Schwendeman - Sumner,WA on Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 06:38 pm:

Actually, the dust on that model touring car, and especially the dust on the depot hack look very, VERY authentic! Looks like very accurate scale models of a couple of "barn find" Model T's! You could even take credit for your very special "process" of applying that scale model dust so evenly for such a "realistic" effect! Just don't admit how many years your "very special dust application process" took! Ha,ha,.....harold


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Eagle Ida Fls on Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 07:14 pm:

Thanks Harold. Now I don't have to dust mine. They are fragile and something always falls off when I try to dust them but I've had better luck with a soft paint brush and a vacuum. (Gently)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ken Kopsky, Lytle TX on Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 07:37 pm:

I collected pop bottles and mowed lawns and still had to save up to buy models and paint when they were 98 cents. I can't imagine todays kids popping for a $30 model kit.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Walker, NW AR on Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 09:12 am:

Paul -- I already have one of those. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Schultz_Sheboygan,WI on Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 12:56 pm:

Bob,here are some brass cars that are available on ebay from time to time that I have. They are all 1/16th scale, 1910,1912, and 1913.

brass


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hans van Geffen on Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 10:00 pm:

Although I do realise it is a bit OT,may I suggest to have a look at the Gabriel/Ertl metal Model T kits ? Plenty around at Ebay.
Just a thought..
Enjoy.
Hans


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Don Watson -Florence,Colorado on Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 10:03 pm:

What ever happened to the Model of the Model T Engine?

-Don


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