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#1 Andrew

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 03:57 AM

Hi,

I'm from England and know there are quite a few others on here too. I have started a model of a well known British gasser called Roarin' Rat using the Revell kit

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It will have MCG etch and various other aftermarket parts but I was going to have to have the decals custom made. However, another member of British rodding forum http://www.rodsnsods.co.uk/forum/ , has contacted decals by Lucas with a view to producing these decals and also those of other British tri chevs such as Super Pumpkin, Honky tonkin' and Green Onions and there seems to be a chance if we can gauge the interest.

Obviously, as these are British cars I don't know if any of the American builders on here know of these cars or indeed would be interested in building models of them?

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 04:34 AM

Wow!! I like that Roarin' Rat '57. I don't really care where it races if it looks good, I'd build a model of it. How about some pictures of those other cars you mentioned?

Edited by gasser59, 21 October 2011 - 04:35 AM.


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Posted 21 October 2011 - 04:56 AM

Thanks for posting Andrew. Yup, I'm the guy that contacted Rick of decals by Lucas.

Here's 1 of the other 57's Super Pumpkin (not the best pic) A famous car that raced in the 70's in the UK. Was very quick, running 10's back then.

I'm having trouble loading the other pics due to not having image hosting. Maybe Andrew can help me out, until I get it sorted.

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 05:24 AM

Those are two very cool looking cars! I also could not care less of their location, they would make great model subjects.

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 06:03 AM

Right, found time to sort out a pic hosting site :)
Now how do I load 'em on here ?

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 06:22 AM

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Bit of hit n miss, but this should work ?

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 06:24 AM

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Sure I'm doing something wrong, as can only post 1 pic per post ??

Anyway, better pics of Super Pumpkin :)

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 06:37 AM

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Green Onions. Rays owned this for 30 years, still racing & cruising on the streets.

Add more pics later.

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 06:59 AM

Nice one Steve! To post more than one pic, just copy and paste each img code


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Steve will point Lucas at these posts to hopefully encourage him to produce the decals. He has got the permission of the car owners and if anyone wants to build these cars, I'm sure we can supply information and photos for reference

Edited by Andrew, 21 October 2011 - 07:00 AM.


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Posted 21 October 2011 - 07:55 AM

You guys SURE these are Brit cars???? They look JUST like the ones we have HERE! Heck this looks like bleachers at the old Detroit Dragway!!! GREAT lookin cars, even if they are across the pond!!! THANKS for postin them!!! :D :) ;)

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 09:49 AM

You guys SURE these are Brit cars???? They look JUST like the ones we have HERE! Heck this looks like bleachers at the old Detroit Dragway!!! GREAT lookin cars, even if they are across the pond!!! THANKS for postin them!!! :D :) ;)


George, your right ! Well, about Honky Tonkin anyway.
A few years ago the guys that then owned it, was invited to ship the car over & run in the US. Guess thats 1 of the pics.
The car is now run street legal, more or less how you see it in that pic. Red windows & all !

The other cars are pictured in the UK. I have many pics & owner info on all these 4 cars. As Andrew says, if anybody wants info, I'll be more than happy to provide it.
A big thanks has to go to Rick Lucus.

Now, who wants to build a US / UK Tri Chevy ????

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 09:57 AM

Count me in! I'd like to see decals for these cars. I especially like the "Green Onions" 55 Chev. Aaron Dupont

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 09:23 AM

I managed to find a few pics of this car that i took at dragstalgia this year

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I think ive got a few more from an event i went to at shakey a few years ago.


As for your decals, I am not trying to take buisness off people but i use a guy in the UK called Chris Moxham. He's made several sets of decals for in the past for model trucks that ive built and couple of drag racing projects.

Here is an example of the work hes done for me

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He can be contacted at www.cbtransfers.co.uk He is not the cheapest around but you get what you pay for and his work is top notch

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 11:10 AM

As for the decals, I can do the artwork, just need someone to print them but I'd like to find someone locally or at least in this region of the US.

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 11:30 AM

Thanks for the pics & offers guys, but Ricks (Decals by Lucas) already involved in producing the artwork & the decals. He has all the detailed close up pics.

Question is, what one do you wanna build ???

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 11:38 AM

I have never been much of a Gasser fan, but that "Roarin Rat" looks pretty mean.

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 12:32 PM

That Roarin' Rat is definitely good subject matter. Keep us posted as your build progresses.