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1940 Ford Coupe – The Beginning of Modeljunkyard

November 26, 2010

by Iggy Perez

This model car is one of my first two junk model cars, the other one is a 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 with a missing rear end, which was used to make a sofa. Back then, I only used one single effect for rust: home made rust. I still use that technique, now combined with two other rusting effects (brown paint and rust paint).

I tried several things with this model car. To start with, I scratch built the wheel drums, as you can see on the pic above. I tried my first rust holes too, all around the lower part of the body – plus I made a fender bender on the front. I painted it black and made a few weathering effects with rust powder to give this junk model car a real nostalgic look.

1940 Ford Coup Junk model car Engine

The engine features a missing cylinder head that makes the pistons visible. I personally love this effect. Furthermore, the area around the battery holder is completely rusted through.

1940 Ford Coupe Desert

Making pictures of your models has always been part of the hobby for us. I love to have the car display in different ways beyond some diorama or display case at home.

1940 Ford Coupe with Calendar

We used pictures of this car for our calendar. Here you can see the actual model car and the calendar opened at the picture of the very same junk model car – that’s “miss april”, for those who are wondering.

Rust in peace!

Scott Figg from Kansas September 27, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Cool pitchers of the 1940 Ford. Myself, I am also trying to junk a 1950 Ford. So far by reading your instructions on how to junk model. Great job on posting and reading your instruction book.

modelcarjunky December 17, 2012 at 8:16 pm

good job on that 40

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