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"Blue Oval" Group Build - Tribute to Henry
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Posted: Sunday, April 07, 2019 - 01:08 AM UTC
A little car show action here:










Grew up in my Daddy's '41 Ford - custom egg shell blue with cream colored framing around the windows.

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Posted: Sunday, April 07, 2019 - 01:16 AM UTC

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I will start a 73 double build to fill in time before the group build starts.



Great idea, a dual-build is always an entertaining and interesting build log to follow.

Have you decided on a kit for the Group Build yet?

Cheers, D



Hi Damian
I like the early Mustangs,
I may go with the 65 fastback,a friend of mine had one in England so may do a tribute build.
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Posted: Sunday, April 07, 2019 - 02:11 AM UTC
One more Ford - built 1943 at the Louisville plant:


Thanks to Kenneth Johns (and to a much smaller extent, myself) this one lives again.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 03:55 PM UTC
There sure is a lot of interest in this Ford build. Has this Group Build been approved yet?

Jim
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Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 05:25 AM UTC

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There sure is a lot of interest in this Ford build. Has this Group Build been approved yet?

Jim




Jim,


It's in the process of being approved. I stepped up to run the GB, and just posted the application.

Joel
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Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 06:15 AM UTC
Thank you, Joel.

Jim
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Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 12:59 AM UTC

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It's in the process of being approved. I stepped up to run the GB, and just posted the application.



I checked in and approved the Group Build, but it appears to have disappeared into the never-never somewhere. I have contacted Jim to see if he can find it or if we need to re-submit and will let you all know soon.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 01:13 AM UTC

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It's in the process of being approved. I stepped up to run the GB, and just posted the application.



I checked in and approved the Group Build, but it appears to have disappeared into the never-never somewhere. I have contacted Jim to see if he can find it or if we need to re-submit and will let you all know soon.

Cheers, D




D.

Not a good starting omen for me as the mod.

Joel
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Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 11:48 AM UTC
Alright D, you've perverted me. Went to a model show today and spent most of my time looking for a 1956 T-bird, just because I needed part of the front bumper trim for my '51 Ford Tudor project.
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Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 12:28 PM UTC
I was about 30 seconds from picking this kit up at a local show:


It's a Ford Pinto, so I guess it would count.

Jim
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Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 12:56 AM UTC

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I was about 30 seconds from picking this kit up at a local show:


It's a Ford Pinto, so I guess it would count.

Jim




Jim,
It's a Ford, so it's good to go.

Joel
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Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 05:50 AM UTC
And that little Pinto has a 428 in it. Bet it's got some get up & go! Considering the standard 1976 Pinto had 2.3l (140 cid) I-4 or a 2.6l (158 cid) V6.

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Posted: Monday, April 15, 2019 - 10:47 PM UTC
Ok folks, the gremlin has been evicted and we are LIVE!

Blue Oval Group Build rules and regs and enlistment is now available. Sign up now and keep posting ideas and reference images here so we get a great build-up to October.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 12:10 AM UTC

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Ok folks, the gremlin has been evicted and we are LIVE!

Blue Oval Group Build rules and regs and enlistment is now available. Sign up now and keep posting ideas and reference images here so we get a great build-up to October.

Cheers, D




D,

Thanks for all the help in getting the Blue Oval GB up and running. I'm heading over right now to officially sign up.

Looking forward to guiding the GB, so you can focus on everything else you do for us on AutoModeler.

Joel
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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 12:14 AM UTC
We need our official ribbon for all the finishers, which I'm sincerely hoping every signup is. My thoughts on this that the Ford Blue Emblem should be our ribbon. Any thoughts one way or the other will be greatly appreciated.

Joel
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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 04:23 AM UTC
I'm not a ribbon guy, but I'm guessing at 20 x 50 were gonna get something like this:

not big enough for the "Ford"
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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 05:32 AM UTC

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I'm not a ribbon guy, but I'm guessing at 20 x 50 were gonna get something like this:

not big enough for the "Ford"



Mark,
That looks pretty good.

I've found plenty of the emblems online, but I need to find out the correct dimensions, so I can resize whatever we decide on. I'm hoping that Damian has a link or knows what they are.



This is what is listed for ribbons:

Awards
Traditionally, campaign ribbons are the preferred award presented to participants when they complete the requirements listed for the activity. If you're going to do something different - list it. Campaign ribbons are most often created by members of our own site - so ask them. Some really interesting ideas come around.

Remember the overriding rule governing campaigns is to have fun! Don't conceive them so twisting and tedious that even you get dizzy reading the parameters. Pick a popular subject, take some thoughts and opinions on the activity, write the best down and send it in.

I do have the ability to send in our choice. I'm guessing that they will correctly resize it.

Joel
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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 05:35 AM UTC
Thanks to all that have just signed up. I believe we need 3 more for the min of 10, which shouldn't be an issue. Plus Gabriel once he gets back this fall from his European vacation will surely sign on.

Joel
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FWIW, I think D said we really only needed 7 to create a campaign, due to the lower traffic on Auto Modeler. But since we now have an official campaign, that doesn't matter anymore. The sky's the limit now.

I just have to be on the lookout for a '56 T Bird to get the bumper treatment I'm looking for.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 08:29 AM UTC

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FWIW, I think D said we really only needed 7 to create a campaign, due to the lower traffic on Auto Modeler. But since we now have an official campaign, that doesn't matter anymore. The sky's the limit now.

I just have to be on the lookout for a '56 T Bird to get the bumper treatment I'm looking for.



See what happens to your memory when you're cruising past 70.

I'm really looking forward to your T Bird build. I'm not sure if the T bird in American Graffiti was a 56, but if you could include Suzanne Somers, now that would be the hit of GB for sure.

Joel
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Oh Joel, you are gonna be so disappointed. Actually I'm looking to do a '51 V8 Tudor, like the one my parents had when I was a kid. I think I can modify AMT's 1949 Ford Custom Coupe https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/7/3/7/1026737-26748-32-1080.jpg
by trimming of the trunk hinges, reworking that cannon nose and adding the bullet bumper bits.
http://s1061.photobucket.com/user/165thspc/media/Fords/IMG_8524_zpsv7eln7q4.jpg.html
:-H
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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 09:23 AM UTC
Signed up, still not 100% sure what I will be building yet though lol.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 09:34 AM UTC

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Signed up, still not 100% sure what I will be building yet though lol.
Andy



Andy,
Welcome to Henry's B'day party.

Don't feel bad about not knowing what you're going to build. I've listed the Ford Gt, but I wouldn't bet on it.

Joel
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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 11:41 AM UTC
Great to see the rush to enlist, loving the level of enthusiasm around this one folks!


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I've found plenty of the emblems online, but I need to find out the correct dimensions, so I can resize whatever we decide on. I'm hoping that Damian has a link or knows what they are.


Hi Joel. The ribbon needs to be in .gif format and dimensions 50x20. I use "Paint" as a program to crop and resize and save in different formats, it's super easy.

Idea #1 for a ribbon. I found a nice photo of an actual Blue Oval badge, chrome surround and all, cropped it and resized to what we need for a ribbon.



Thoughts and opinions?

Cheers, D
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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 11:51 AM UTC
Well, it's Joel's call, but I'm impressed!