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62 Ford Ranchero Beater – 1/25 Scale from AMT

March 17, 2012

by Iggy Perez

I’ve built this one a long time ago. It was just a quick build. I was thinking for a while if this build was worth a blog post – and today I thought: although it isn’t one of the greatest builds around, maybe it can be of some inspiration for some of you. This model is based on the 62 Ranchero by AMT – a very disappointing kit, if I may say. It doesn’t have many parts – but on the other hand, the body is properly moulded. So it can be a good kit to build a junker from.

I wanted to give this build a special look, while keeping it as a beater. After giving it a thought, I came up with a black stripe on the side, using the shape of the car to separate the colors.


Sure enough, I put some rust to it. I paid attention that the Ranchero still seems to be “usable”, but shows signs of many years in duty.

I wanted to put some more “life” into this build – so I added a bump on the rear left quarter. I had to think twice, though, as the 62 Rancher really has a very nice shape.

Of course, there are some weathering and rust holes on the load bed, plus some rust here and there. To match the black stripe, I made the back and side windows with some dark foil I’ve got from a paper shop – similar to what people used to make slides for overhead projectors.

I didn’t do anything special with the interiors. Just took my time to carefully paint the instruments with silver paint. I left the driver window half open. The front left wheel has a steel rim, un-matching the other three rims – as if they had needed the spare tire or so.

Here you can see the ranchero with the TEXACO Gas Station we’ve built last year. Closer, you can see my last “mint” build (as in “not junker”) – a Shelby Mustang by AMT kit bashed with a 67 Mustang Fastback from AMT to make use of better details of the second kit, such as chassis, engine compartment, interiors and so on.




Gabriel March 19, 2012 at 11:54 am

Excelente tu blog tambien!

Seb March 24, 2012 at 8:44 am


Claudio March 20, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Bonito trabajo el Ford Falcon ranchero ,
es de plastico o metal , siempre 1/24 ?
Very nice job , is plastic or metal ?

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