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Added wood detail on early Brooklin ‘48 Packard Station Sedan

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David Knight
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When the first issue of the ‘49 Packard Station Sedan was released by Brooklin many years ago, it lacked the wood detail around the windows. That was a deal breaker for me. Later, Brooklin released one in Maroon with the correct detail and I acquired that one. Recently I found an early model in white (Packard Ivory) and ordered it with the idea of adding the correct wood detail. Here is the result.

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Jack Dodds
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David, where did the actual trim that you used dome from.......or is it painted?


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Ben Lampson
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David, that extra detail really makes that model pop! 

Nice work my friend.


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David Knight
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Jack, I used a enamel called Humbrol. It comes in a wide range of colors. It’s a bit pricey at over $3.50 for a tiny can but it’s a good quality paint and adheres well. I simply masked off the area to be painted.

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And thanks, Ben, It was an easy solution to make that ivory Packard woody much more realistic.

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Ed Davis
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@david-knight 

Nice work. What was the specific Humbrol color? 

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David Knight
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Ed, the cap just identifies it as gloss 07.

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Mike DeTorrice
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Looks good !


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David H
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Well done, David.  I have been tempted several times to attempt the same on my Packard, but I just didn't want to take the chance.  With your good information, I just may give it a try.  But right now I'm working on a RR (but not a wagon).

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David, your hesitancy to attempt adding the wood grain on your Packard is the same reason I didn’t buy that first white Packard. Then, a while back I saw this picture of a car that John Roberts had done in which he had added the wood grain around the windows. While I am no John Roberts, I thought it might be worth a try. I took the chance and ordered a white one that was on eBay. I think the trick is getting the masking tape positioned corrrctly and then being sure to press the masking tape firmly enough so there is no seepage of paint under the tape. And be sure to use masking tape intended for models. Good luck if you decide to add the wood grain to your Packard.  I think you will be pleased with the difference it makes.

Here is the one by John Roberts.

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When I acquired the Cavalier Maroon Packard station sedan some years ago I just assumed the maroon overspray on the rear quarter was a result of the spray process at the factory. But then just the other day I saw John Merritt’s maroon Packard on the internet. It has a much more clearly defined paint line with no overspray on the woodgrain. So I tried the Humbrol wood grain as a touch up. The result is better. Top picture shows mine as it came from the factory. Middle picture is John Merrit’s car. On the bottom is mine touched up with wood grain.

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@david-knight I

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did the same and changed headlights and  hood mascot.

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