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1956 Ford Sunliner – Glenn Fireball Roberts – Weathered

November 10, 2012

by Iggy Perez

So, I think this is it. I’ve finished the 1956 Ford Fairlane Sunliner driven by Glenn Fireball Roberts. The weathering is done, I’ve added the ropes holding the hood and the trunk lid and finished some details.

All in all, I’m happy with the car. Some  other details I’ve added are the brakets holding the doors closed (placed on the side trim, as the original race car). I added some weathering, as if the car had turned some rounds on a dirt track. I’ll surely re-touch it a bit… but this should be about it. The decals are pretty cool, but somehow thick. Make sure you cut after market decals directly next to the lettering, so you don’t have that transparent film around the letters – it turns very well visible when you do your weathering!

On this pic you see the freshly weathered chassis. I wet the chasis a bit for the pastel chalk to “stick” better. You can appreciate some of the details such as the custom made exhaust pipes and the re-enforced suspension on the rear axle. What you may not notice is that the floor had to be completely re-done. The original kit’s exhaust pipes were moulded on the car’s floor. So my brother cut the floor out (center piece) and scratch built it with styrene. All these steps are held on video, we are going to publish a DVD on these cars soon (I’m working on it…..). The DVD will feature multi language instructions (subtitles in English, German and Spanish), showing lots of scratch building and customizing done on the Black Widow and the Sunliner.

Before I forget: here’s the Black Widow’s chassis. Also weathered with “dirt”. Here you can also notice the double suspension on the rear axle, as well as the bar on the rear axle. The fron axle has also been customized, matching the racing modifications done at that time and suggested by Chevrolet.

Daf November 10, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Awesome! You guys do some incredible detailing. Thanks for the site!


Iggy November 11, 2012 at 9:41 am

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