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Ken Martin

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Hi Friends

I just finished 2 Red Model T's.
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 One is for a client and the other is a back-up for the next time someone wants one.  I now try to make 2 to 5 toys at a time, so I have a back up, and the extra stock will be ready for the next craft show.

This model T I used to make before the Martin Motors Model T's came out from Toymakingplans.com, but I still get orders for them.  I do like the Martin Motors plan set better however.

The body is made from redwood, because it is very lighter and helps keep the shipping cost down, and the fenders are made from baltic burch playwood.  I bought the wheels from craftparts.com.  Both cars are painted with Delta Ceramcoat craft paints using no primer, then clear coated with Krylon's Triple-Thick Clear Glaze.  The wheels and axle pegs were painted with Krylon's black and red gloss, again with no primers.
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Let me know what you think.  
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Classic job on a classic car.[thumb]
I see you spent some on the headlights and taillights - outstanding.
I like the material you use used for the road surface - is that a 2x4 sheet of plastic used on fluorescent lighting fixtures, rough side up?
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Thanks Udie for the nice comments.

I did spend a little extra time on the headlights and tail lights, but I did not think anyone would notice.
I forgot about your Udie Scoop.  They were hard to do because I still have the shakes from my illness.

You guessed it, the road surface is a 2x4 sheet of plastic fluorescent lighting cover, with the rough side up?  When I have dark wheels or a dark colored toy, it lighting cover helps them stand out a little better.



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Ken Looking good. A nice classic car with some nice detail with out going over board LOL. I like it lots
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I love these cars! The spoke wheels and high quality finish are super.
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Looks great. Another quality paint job.
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Thanks all for the words of encouragement.

The bodies of the cars came out pretty good, for using craft paints, but I did not do as good on the wheels.  My wife has told be a thousand times as I go through this toy making adventure, that "If it was perfect it would not be home made."  Love that woman.[love]



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Very nice Ken, I took my time posting a reply as I've looked at these several times . The extra touch on these has taken a basic shape to a very nice high level not only on looks but for the person playing with these using their imagination. You mention your health in several recent post, my thoughts are for your daily improvement towards that.
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Thanks Bucko

I always enjoy your comments, and am so glad you liked these cars.



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Ken, your work is outstanding and beautiful, I hope your health is improving!
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Nice.  Lots of nice details on a simple design.  Headlight, taillight painting multiple colors really adds a great touch.  I really like this design. 
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