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I like old trucks. I saw a picture of a Ford V3000 online and thought it would be fun to try and make a model of one. I did not have any detailed plans but in addition to the photos online I also found a line drawing showing top, front, rear, side and bottom views which I was able to scale and use to make the parts. It took me a while but it was a fun build.
It is made from walnut and alder and finished with 6 coats of spray on lacquer.
Thanks for looking.

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Outstanding! The one complaint I have about these miniature vehicles (yours & others) is that real truck bodies of this vintage are not straight from top to bottom. The doors also curve from front to back.
How do I know? From 1976 thru 1988 I was the editor of The Restorer, national magazine of the Model A Ford Club of America. I have studied these vehicles very closely.

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GR8 wood combo on this very beautiful model of a classic Ford and no plans makes this project even better you do excellent work GREAT JOB :<))
 

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You are exactly right Phil. I try to get as many of the curves in as I can (with lots of sanding) but that's where I fall short in duplicating the original.
 

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Very nice sir. Well done.
 

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SUPER !! nice job of recreating.
 

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That's one gorgeous Ford truck, the timber selection, the detailing and the finish are superb sir.
For a scratch built model it's a First Place in my books, very well done indeed.
 

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No plans? No problem. Your Ford truck turned out incredible….no plans make it more impressive.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI
 

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Quot "I also found a line drawing showing top, front, rear, side and bottom views which I was able to scale and use to make the parts."
This is my favorite way to build a scratch build, just enough info for the shape and size then on you go to make it your own.
Beautiful project, so nicely done!!!
 

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no complaints here …. how do I know .... I do realize its not real … it is just a beautiful model :<))))))))) GRATZ TOP 3
 

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That is so nice. Well done.
 

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Well done! Very nice. I am a big fan of old trucks too. Current restoring a 49 Chevy 3100.
 

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Very nicely done, great build, and even better being from scratch.
 

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I have never been a big fan of wood models but this changed my mind. This is outstanding!!!
 

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Its amazing, I'm working on a 50's Power Wagon and I have to agree, it's fun to build.
 

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drogsod's first model that he showed us was the Power Wagon and it's a real beauty.
I also made one and it's one of my favorite builds.
 

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Vraiment du beau travail
Du travail de maitre
Félicitation!!!!!
 

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Thanks for all the great comments everybody.

Rich1955 - Be sure to post pictures of your Power Wagon when you finish it. As htl mentioned, that's a fun one to work on.
 

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Love the work you did on this model.
 
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