Post image for Ford Taurus, you’re in the army now! – The 24 hs of Le Junk #2 [video]

Ford Taurus, you’re in the army now! – The 24 hs of Le Junk #2 [video]

February 22, 2012

by Seb Perez

Turning one of the most boring kits ever into something cool can also be a challenge. The Ford Taurus was released several times by AMT/Ertl during the past 20 years. My brother got this kit as part of a big deal including many kits. Initially he did not know what to with this one. It actually does not fit with our style.

I visited Iggy last summer, when we did the Texaco diorama photo shooting. I asked him if I could have that model kit. I had another project in mind. I wanted to use the chassis and the engine for an other project. But then I thought, why not making an army car out of this boring Taurus. So I gave it try and here is the result. I customized the wheels, the hood, the front grill and finally added a pair of scratch built bull bars. I think the car has much more personality now. What do you think?

Ford Taurus custom

John K. February 26, 2012 at 8:46 pm

Great work! Cool!

Seb February 27, 2012 at 8:47 am

Thanks John.

Tony Murdoch March 3, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Really like the themes of your building style. I have many models, from big rigs with scratch-built loads, like mixers, tow apparatus etc to stock 50’s & 60’s cars & trucks, street rods & such.
I weather a lot of my models. especially the older trucks. Have just sourced a 1/24 scale Texaco service station for cheap (unbuilt) so my options have become many. I have (junker
status) a built and rusty 34 Ford truck and a 58 Plymouth which I would like to place in a diorama, but room for my 200 plus builds is becoming scarce (according to my wife) as I already have comandeered 2 basement rooms. Apparently we need room for our 6 g’children
to stay over!!! Can’t believe my luck to have stumbled onto your site!!! Thanks, Tony

Seb March 6, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Tony, I know that room issue too well. As a Child my mother used to complain about all the junk I used to store under my bed (junky rusty pieces that I picked at our grandpa’s junkyard) and all the scale models, paint, sprays and stuff. Now my wife has to deal with that! Unlucky for them we are no post stamp collectors! 😉 I’m curious about your Texaco project. Please keep us posted! I’m sure your g’children love to visit you, don’t they?
Take care, Seb

ross April 26, 2012 at 9:25 pm

i think you need to do a video of just how to make the bull/ push bar alot of police car modelers like myself would love it

Seb May 2, 2012 at 10:51 am

Thanks for the idea. I’ll keep it in mind. You can see the process on the video but it’s maybe too short/ too fast. A video only about making bull/push bars could be very practical.

Kevin April 2, 2013 at 1:30 am

This car reminds me a lot of the one in Cannonball Run 2, but that was a Chrysler. it just needs some radioactive decals on the rear.
http://www.imcdb.org/i025425.jpg

Seb April 2, 2013 at 8:44 am

You’re right! How cool is that! I didn’t think about it.

Bob Burke August 26, 2013 at 5:15 pm

You do such good work,of course,you don’t need me to tell you that, but like I said before, your site is definitely inspirational! Seb, are you folks getting my pics that I’ve been trying to send to you? See ya….Bob

Vic Black October 5, 2013 at 5:39 am

Been attempting to contact you for months. I seem to have “timed out on every attempt. would love to share with you, but I guess I don’t have the time! Love your stuff. I think it’s great! Bye!
Vic.

Seb October 12, 2013 at 9:45 am

Hi Vic, I’m glad you like our work. My bro Iggy and I love building this models and appreciate feedback like yours!

Paul Montagnon April 30, 2014 at 3:16 pm

Hi Guys, I like 40 Fords, when I was sitting looking at an unbuilt kit, I thought, maybe an older uncle had a nephew in WWII. He took his new 1940 Ford, painted it military color, put up on blocks and gave it to his nephew when he came home from the war.

Previous post:

Next post: