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Brianl

Member Since 12 Nov 2012
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Turbo Topolino

17 December 2014 - 12:39 AM

A Repost for the record (thanks again for fixing the site)

 

I posted it in the Drag site originally but this is probably more of a hot rod to the purists so here it is

 

Chassis & body are much modified AMT Dual Dragster kit, basic motor is from Trantula & the rest is bits apart from the turbos & BOVs.

This build was a lot of fun

 

 Brian

 

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Richie's Pair

17 December 2014 - 12:23 AM

These were a pair of "Ol Boys" by my mate Richie that were amongst the lost posts! ...(Thanks to those who got the site fixed, much appreciated)

I want to post them again because they are so good & I'd like to have them recorded here.

Thanks again

Brian

 

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'66 Mustang Club Racer

12 September 2014 - 01:51 AM

This one is sort of based on the early "Sports Sedans" that were raced over here in the '70s/'80s . Very wild & very popular.

Floor & inner panels came from the AMT Cougar, body from the AMT '66 Mustang kit. Guards bent up from evergreen sheet with a little filler. Paint is Tamiya Camel yellow.

My type of race car !!  Hope it works for you too.

Brian

 

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'53 Vette Streamliner

17 May 2014 - 12:29 AM

This started out as a part started donor kit (thanks Mate)

The styling looked very clean without the chrome & screen & it reminded me of an early streamliner so that is what it developed into. Kept the six & supercharged it & I think its the right way to go. Headrest was inspired by a '50's Sebring Corvette I saw on TV recently & I shaped it to tie in with the the tail light fins.

They seemed to have kept the paint schemes simple for the streamliners back then but I couldn't resist some flames! Colour is Tamiya Camel Yellow

Had a lot of fun doing this one & it looks good on the shelf, something a little different for a Corvette I think.

Brian

 

 

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'53 Vette Streamliner

20 April 2014 - 09:24 PM

This started life as a donated part-started kit (thanks Bruce)

I didn't realise how close to a classic '50s streamliner the basic original Corvette was if you took off the screen & chrome work
There will be a rigid single seat cockpit cover & fairing & some wheel spats if my scratch skills let me get that far.

Keeping the six with a supercharger to keep it period

The patches on the boot lid cover large holes I had to cut in the fold between the guard & boot to clear the wheels & keep it all low enough. Still a lot of body work to go obviously.
Anyway it should be something different !!!

 

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