Ford F-1 Pickup Trucks1/25

Contribution to a competition about weathering and rust. It started with a fairly simple kit. I opened the doors and correctly recreated the door styles. The seat and loading platform were also tackled. My advantage was that there was a real one for sale on my doorstep. Fun to do, but time-consuming.

Background information:

The first generation of the Ford F-Series (also known as the Ford Bonus-Built trucks) is a series of trucks that was produced by Ford from the 1948 to the 1952 model years. The introduction of the F-Series marked the divergence of Ford car and truck design, developing a chassis intended specifically for truck use. Alongside pickup trucks, the model line included also panel vans, bare and cowled chassis, and marked the entry of Ford into the medium and heavy-duty truck segment.

From 1947 to 1952, Ford assembled F-Series trucks at sixteen different facilities across North America. In Canada, the model line was also marketed through Lincoln-Mercury as the Mercury M-Series to expand dealership coverage in rural areas. This generation of F-Series pickup trucks is the sole generation to entirely Flathead engines (inline-6 and V8s).