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Old 07-23-2014, 09:36 AM   #1
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Default I won Reserve Grand Champion on my Model A!!!

Hello, everyone!!!!

A few weeks ago, my dad helped me start a thread here and we asked lots of questions about Model A's.

I want to thank you all for helping me. Your help enabled me to win Reserve Grand Champion on my Model A truck entry into my local 4-H fair. You helped us build a great model!

My dad says that some people might say the color we painted the truck is not an accurate color, and that some people might be upset that we built a rusty junker.

My dad coached me through each step of building the model. He says it was the worst kit he has ever seen, and several times, we thought that the kit was so bad that it might be impossible to complete. Lots and lots of parts were warped.

Thank you again!!!! I really appreciate all the help you gave me!!!!!
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Old 07-23-2014, 09:39 AM   #2
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Here is another picture of my Model A.

Thank you again!!!!!!
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Old 07-23-2014, 09:44 AM   #3
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Congratulations on sticking with your project to the end! Continue to devote your best effort and you'll win the Grand Prize in life.
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Old 07-23-2014, 09:52 AM   #4
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Congratulations!
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Old 07-23-2014, 10:18 AM   #5
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built that model a couple of years ago. It was a hard one.
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Old 07-23-2014, 10:36 AM   #6
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Congratulations!!! It looks fantastic!!
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Old 07-23-2014, 10:37 AM   #7
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Congratulations!!!!
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Old 07-23-2014, 10:38 AM   #8
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You did good! Most anyone can build a new looking car (truck) from a kit but it takes skill to make it look old and used. Thumbs up on it.
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Old 07-23-2014, 10:53 AM   #9
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Congratulations ! I hope your prize was a years supply of ice cream cones and yummy bears !
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Old 07-23-2014, 11:14 AM   #10
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Perfect Chrissy. You did good on that one. Way to go.
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Old 07-23-2014, 11:22 AM   #11
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Now for next years show you can Restore it to Original, And have a Before & After.. Great Job..
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Old 07-23-2014, 11:28 AM   #12
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Congratulations! Great looking model, building an "aged' model takes far more skill than an out of the box stocker. Good luck with your next build. Bob
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Old 07-23-2014, 01:03 PM   #13
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that looks great!! Congratulations on a job well done and upon winning the contest
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Old 07-23-2014, 01:07 PM   #14
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Awesome. Congrats.
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Old 07-23-2014, 01:07 PM   #15
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Congratulations! You did a fantastic job capturing the weathered look, that is some real skill.
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Old 07-23-2014, 01:58 PM   #16
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Chrissy, you and your truck are Way Cool, congrats! Can't wait to see the full size one you do in a few more years!!
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Old 07-23-2014, 02:44 PM   #17
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Hope this helps you on your way to Diamond!
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Old 07-23-2014, 02:52 PM   #18
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WOW!! VERY NICE JOB. You should be proud of yourself for doing a fantastic job.
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Old 07-23-2014, 03:03 PM   #19
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Congrats on that diamond in the rough you found. Now. you can get to work restoring it
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Old 07-23-2014, 03:48 PM   #20
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Amazing job! Congratulations!!
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Old 07-23-2014, 04:36 PM   #21
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Congratulations on your prize - and your hard work!!!!
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Old 07-23-2014, 08:02 PM   #22
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I like the way you built your truck. It looks great, and with the right background it would look like the real full sized truck.

There's a gravel pit not far from me and when some light snow settles on the piles of sand and light vegetation, I'd like to take a couple of my car models and place them up there for photos.
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Old 07-23-2014, 08:09 PM   #23
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chrissy,
what a nice rewarding experience you got building that awesome truck. plus you made many friends here on the fordbarn
you did good
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Old 07-23-2014, 08:11 PM   #24
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That's fantastic! I appreciate the truth in your work. Good for you in recognizing the beauty in these machines, even when they have become yard art. You have really captured that with your model.
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Old 07-23-2014, 08:19 PM   #25
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Congratulations. You should be very proud of your accomplishment.
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Old 07-23-2014, 11:43 PM   #26
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Congratulations! Now you and your A have proof all your work is appreciated and respected. It shows you deserve it! Good job.
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Old 07-24-2014, 04:06 AM   #27
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Hi Chrissy,
Congrats all the way from Cape Town, South Africa.
You go girl!!
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Old 07-24-2014, 05:41 AM   #28
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Chrissy, that is an awesome job! Congratulations!
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Old 07-24-2014, 09:22 AM   #29
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Awsome job

Now to start finding that real one to get fixed running as a father/daughter project...

Think prom car!
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Old 07-24-2014, 10:02 AM   #30
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Congratulations! Great Job
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Old 07-24-2014, 10:45 AM   #31
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Chrissy,

You are the future of this hobby. And for that I thank you! Today plastic, tomorrow Henry steel.

Congratulations
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Old 07-24-2014, 10:49 AM   #32
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Congratulations Chrissy! As far as the parts being warped, you will find the same thing wrong with the full size pieces most of the time!
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