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Shawcraft 1/8th scale Ford showroom models of the 50s/ 60s
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gillberry



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Theses are fantastic the closest I have is a balsa wood model of a rover sd1 that was made by a grandad(was into model aeroplanes) for his grandson who had one at the time. The working detail is fantastic (working locks on the doors) . But the accuracy is nothing like yours .
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Ian Ingham



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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Another one from the cabinet at Fords, strange sidelights!
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Rick
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Ingham wrote:

Another of mine, this is my favorite as I also have two of the real ones. This one had been dropped (while in its box) so the front end had to be rebuilt, I bought an 8th scale Revel Corvette from the States just for the headlight lenses, the only other missing bits were the windscreen wipers, I got a pair from a guy who makes 8th scale models of Healey 3 litres.


Hi Ian, did I see this on the back windowshelf of a Capri at Tatton on Saturday? looked just like it!

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Ian Ingham



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, that was me! Had the Capri there on saturday and the two Classics there on sunday.
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old gto



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This truly is a very sad testament to what "progress" has done to the quality of everything around us. These old models, undoubtedly made mostly by hand, show the pride & craftsmanship of an artist. The detail is exquisite! Hard to find words to acurately describe them.
Compare to today`s computer-generated off hand junk being thrown at us from every direction. What ever happened to those artists?
Simply amazing models, thank you for sharing them with us!

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Ian Ingham



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If anyone watches the film 'Made In Dagenham' 3 of these models make an appearance in the 'Warley Offices' The Mk 1 Cortina and Fords Classic are in one office the Mk 1 Zephyr is on the desk in another.
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Ian Ingham



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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RichardBignell



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few years ago, whilst working on the BBC's range of 'Doctor Who' DVDs, I tracked down this 8mm film that was taken at Shawcraft back in 1967. Amongst the many monsters they built for the programme, the film also shows work on one of their showroom models - the Ford Corsair 2000E as well as work on a model for a rather famous movie car... Very Happy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M_t6okgEa0

Using this as a springboard, we also produced an extra all about Shawcraft and their modelwork.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtkZurJIY9Q
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peterwpg



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those Daleks are great, the one in the film looks just like the real thing. Smile
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Ian Ingham



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 1:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Richard, I had come across the '67 cine film on you tube a while back but that is the first time I have seen 'the monster makers'

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Ian Ingham



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The one from ebay with the 2000E front badge.
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SLEEPY JOHN



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reading this thread prompted me to look for more info on Shawcraft. Browsing the net produced this interesting article
www.richingspark.com/newhistory/shawcroft.html

That article obviously formed the basis of this one which is somewhat expanded and includes a number of photographs.
www.projectdalek.co.uk/mainsite/index.php/history?showall=1&limitstart=
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Ian Ingham



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 12:00 pm    Post subject: Ford have put some in there new heritage collection Reply with quote


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Ian Ingham



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I went to Dagenham some years ago I took many photos of their Turquoise Consul Classic with my own white one, strangely this is the only one I have now. There were also some visible on the film 'Made in Dagenham'.
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Ian Ingham



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't know if anyone still reads this, there again maybe in thousands of years someone will look into this primitive communication method and find some interest. Well I managed to get a visit to Fords 'secret' heritage collection (so secret it has a group on Facebook). All of Fords 14 models are now on display, 6 behind perspex in a locked cabinet, the other 8 on open display in an office.

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