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Monday, March 19, 2012

1910 Ford Model T







Here are some images of Lindberg models 1/16 scale 1910 Ford Model T.
I know what you're thinking. There is no such thing as a white 1910 Ford Model T. The fact is I wanted to see what a white one would look like, and I must say it looks pretty good.

From Wikipedia"

By 1918, half of all the cars in the US were Model T’s. However it was a monolithic bloc; Ford wrote in his autobiography that he told his management team in 1909 that in the future “Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black”.

However, in the first years of production from 1908 to 1914, the Model T was not available in black but rather only grey, green, blue, and red. Green was available for the touring cars, town cars, coupes, and Landaulets. Grey was only available for the town cars, and red only for the touring cars. By 1912, all cars were being painted midnight blue with black fenders. It was only in 1914 that the "any color as long as it is black" policy was finally implemented. It is often stated that Ford suggested the use of black from 1914 to 1926 due to the cheap cost and durability of black paint. During the lifetime production of the Model T, over 30 different types of black paint were used on various parts of the car. These were formulated to satisfy the different means of applying the paint to the various parts, and had distinct drying times, depending on the part, paint, and method of drying.

10 comments:

Pablo J. Álvarez said...

Yes, looks pretty good, I love Lindberg kits

Warren Zoell said...

Thanks Pablo - One of the things I like best about Lindberg is that they are cheap.

Diego said...

Beautiful model, that's funny, I'm doing but in black

Warren Zoell said...

¡Ja! En realidad, blanco o negro están mal para un Modelo T. 1910 Los colores apropiados para un Modelo T de 1910 eran grises, verde, azul o rojo. Negro Modelo T no entró en exsistence hasta 1914. Blanco Modelo T es que no creo que nunca. Me acaba de pintar la mina blanca porque quería ver lo que parecía.

Paul said...

What? No weathering?
Good 'ol Lindberg. Inexpensive, lacking in detail, but fun none-the-less.
Were the brass parts plated in the kit?

Warren Zoell said...

No weathering this time around. I figured if I'm painting it white it might as well be nice n clean. And yes the kit does come with brass electroplated parts.

Diego said...

Mine should be 1914 because in the instructions is painted in black. But why not white? Surely there was one. My first car was a blue MORRIS MINI, and I painted it orange .... all the people knew my car.

regards

Warren Zoell said...

Un Modelo T 1914 fue pintada de negro. Oficialmente no hubo Modelo T blanco es cada vez menos un propietario decidió tener su modelo T pintadas de blanco después.

Anonymous said...

Hola, me gusto demasiado el modelo. Estoy buscando por un ford model t pero no se donde puedo comprar una. Eh sabes algun citio que pueda ir and comprarme uno?

Warren Zoell said...

Here you go.
http://www.amazon.ca/Lindberg-scale-1910-Ford-Model/dp/B000MNQ3AQ