1934 Custom Duesenberg

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Project by belden posted 12-15-2013 01:32 PM 3243 views 3 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Duesenberg was constructed from primarily cherry and walnut. The wheels were purchased and painted.

The biggest challenge was simulating the two tone paint job on the sides and hood.

The detail is as close as I could come from photos of a Duesenberg Phaetom.

The interior is yellow heart with the flooring Padak.

The dashboard and instrumentation is too scale.

Worked on an off on this one for about a year.

Here is a link to the picture I used as model.

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#1 posted 12-15-2013 01:42 PM

I just watched a car show featuring a Duesenberg. You put a ton of detail in. The car looks fantastic. I’d like to see photos of the interior and dash. Well done. Welcome to LJ’s.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#2 posted 12-15-2013 02:35 PM

Great job. I like making cars and trucks. I think they are fun and rewarding to make.

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#3 posted 12-15-2013 02:58 PM

Nice! The sidewalls really set it off!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 12-15-2013 03:13 PM

Very nicely done!

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#5 posted 12-15-2013 03:57 PM

Beautiful car!!!

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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#6 posted 12-15-2013 04:19 PM

wow that is a superb model.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 12-15-2013 04:25 PM

Great build…. Really nice and alot of details….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 12-15-2013 04:30 PM

My all time favorite car,you did a fantastic job right down to the dual cowl and bow tie bumper.Beautiful !

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#9 posted 12-15-2013 04:32 PM

Absolutely stunning!

-- Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.

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#10 posted 12-15-2013 05:18 PM

Beautifully done. Your craftsmanship is on full display with this finely crafted model.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#11 posted 12-15-2013 05:38 PM

Wow—a beautiful model! If you are ever in the area, the “ACD” Museum in Auburn, Indiana, has many restored Duesenberg on display. It is an amazing museum!

-- Matthew, from beautiful Wisconsin USA

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#12 posted 12-15-2013 07:05 PM

Beautiful job. 1934 was my favorite year. That was the year I was born. I have built model cars, but mainly, I build large scale locomotives, specifically electrics.

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#13 posted 12-15-2013 07:27 PM

incredible work, love the darker ligther parts. compared to a steel model it has so much more character.

-- -Thomas -

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#14 posted 12-15-2013 09:46 PM

Very nice. A fine automobile in real life and here on L/J’s

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#15 posted 12-16-2013 12:15 AM

Absolutely striking. Excellent job. Now—-does it run?

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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