Well, here it is, the Garlits' SR-13 built from the current re-issue of the MPC Young American dragster kit (Which is actually the Garlits SR-12C)
In case you missed the Workbench thread I'll go over the basics again. The frame from the engine forward is made from .062" Evergreen rod to stretch the chassis from the kit's 120" wheelbase to SR-13's 220". The steering linkage is also made from Evergreen rod, .040" diameter.
The engine is mostly from the AMT Tommy Ivo kit with the blower and injector from my parts box. Headers are MPC from the base kit. I've added enough wiring, etc. to make the engine look more detailed than it really is. I could add lots more but . . . well, I'm lazy!
The body is from the kit with the side panels below the engine made from some .010" Evergreen sheet. Paint is Testors Model Master Classic Black.
Wheels and tires are from the MPC kit. There are lots of little scratch built bits and pieces all over the car like the center steering linkage, throttle linkage parts, push bar, fuel tank brackets, etc. etc.
The decals are conglomeration of stuff from other Garlits kits and lots of digging around in my decal box. The markings are not correct but are as close as you can get without having custom decals made.
As I've said many times in the past, it's not my desire to build a "perfect" model (whatever that is?) but instead, like a painter who doesn't paint every single leaf on a tree, but when you look at his painting, you see a tree, I like to capture the look of a car in miniature.
I think I did that this time around and I'm happy with the way this model turned out.
You can see the work in progress thread here:
And photos of the other Garlits cars in my collection here:
As usual, your comments and critiques are encouraged.