Model: 58161: Ford F-150 Truck
Status: New built
Date: 19-May-2008
Comments: 19
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I started this build over 2 years ago…. Allmost everything that could go wrong went wrong. (It’s Murphy’s truck) But I’m pleased with the result. Not with the pics yet, I have to learn, but that’s what it’s all about.



I have always really liked the F-150 in box-art. Looked up all the pictures on TC. then I bought one second hand it was a complete disappointment… It really was a lexan body and it looked so plastic, unnatural and toyish… I sold it right away without even driving it or taking pics. Later I found out that it could have been nice, the lexan body’s in showrooms from Deemiller, 7.2 inchdriver etc. show that lexan can be great too.



But I had allready ordered a brand new Blackfoot extreme bodyset with all the extra’s and 2 decalsheets. Did lots of bodywork to wheelarches (fitting it on my runner TA-02), hood scoop, grill, etc. Bought 2 nice cans of car paint and a clear car coat. Took a lot of hours but came out nice. When I put two layers of clear coat over the decals it was so shiny it looked like a lexan body (ARGH !) Then I thought I’d screw the window in just to see how it looks using Tamiya screws. And I screwed from the inside right through the body and the paint… I used the long screws instead of the short...(AARRGGHH again, now I know what screwing up means…)



I put it away for months, feeling pretty sick, the body including it all cost me a complete new F-150 set and it was not what I hoped… But further on I learned from TC about weathering a body and that worked well. Together with two “camouflage-decals” I could restore the mess. After that I bought an almost new TA-02 chassis for almost nothing. But then there were so many small details that I just couldn’t get it finished: the alu plate to cover the pick up bed was lots of handwork, the side panels and front guard from scratch too. Slowly it came to an end. At last I bought 2 nice alu headlights. They came and I found out the lenses had to be glued in, no screw or anything. I picked out plastic glue just to be carefull. But it didn’t stick on the alu and fell out the next morning. Then I saw the glue had also dissolved the plastic lenses. Not just on top, but all through them were white spots..??? No polishing or sanding helped. I had to decide on something else and eventually sprayed them white and found a matching decal. Well, better now…



At the first test ride the shock mount broke off and there were more of that kind off Murphy’s law actions. But I’m pleased with it now, feels like I know this truck for about 10 years…



At the end of the build I bought a kit of static tractor truck parts. There were decals included from license plates. One of them said “Wyoming”. I just had to use that one as a tribute to the scale builder SIG from wich I learned and the warm welcome on TC from Wyoming (Seth) and Moondoggie (living in Wyoming with Wyoworld in his backyard…)
We all have to learn somewhere don’t we?






where in the world is the bumper plate made from I still need sand rails.... but how or where? tribute number plate it sucks my painted head lights

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Comments

Tobbe70

19-May-2008

Very nice job, I love the details!!!

Vin87

19-May-2008

Dude this pics are actually very good! Quite a story you have there, allthough you had some major disappointments the final result looks awesome! Top job!

Skysaxon

19-May-2008

Fantastic result from a long story!
This will be for sure one of the best F-150 in TC.
All I would change are the rims, they look a bit toyish. Maybe the F-350 highlift rims will fit better.

7.2inchdriver

19-May-2008

looks real good. love the mesh grill. nice job.

def4x4

19-May-2008

What a wunderfull truck u got there. Witch the nice front,but you can him make,s more giv him a wilder look. Witch a big bullbar and a lot of more headlichts. I thinck it wil looks like better. About the sand rails i will email you to explaine that. Great work Case.

ranger blue

19-May-2008

WOW. fantastic. great job

oldsterolli

19-May-2008

wow, that´s a beautiful F150 !!! only the driver is missing ! very nice pictures indeed !

ukzz4iroc

19-May-2008

Good story and great truck! Nice one

mor10retro

19-May-2008

WOW, it looks really great! Love the details you have put into this build. Great pictures too!

monster_beetle

19-May-2008

Nice one mate

Why not join the dutch bashers

Wyoming

19-May-2008

Very nice truck, looks fantastic, loving the detail work and paint job, just an interesting informative note the License plate you made is County 2 so that would be Laramie County where the famous Wyoming capital city Cheyenne is located

SMOKE-DOG

19-May-2008

Wow, nice work. That looks real sweet!

cheif

19-May-2008

looks great love the little extra bit

rhenbelz

19-May-2008

Wow! Great looking truck!

Old Skool

20-May-2008

Nice work on the the details Glad to see that you stayed with it.

CASE1

20-May-2008

Thanks very much for the tips and nice comments everyone!

Moondoggie

20-May-2008

Man that looks great!

ryanbored

21-May-2008

Nice! Added to favorites.

CASE1

21-May-2008

Thanks again!'


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