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Billy Kingsley

Member Since 29 Mar 2006
Offline Last Active Mar 27 2011 05:09 PM
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1957 Black Widow while still at SEDCO

04 May 2010 - 07:17 PM

Here is one I finished off last week. My original plan was to build Rex White's #44 but after laying down my best ever two tone paint scheme, I couldn't bring myself to decal it. If I hadn't converted it to NASCAR specs already, I would have built it as a black and white street car.

Some facts: I used Photo Etch for the four Chevrolet Scripts, and the V on the hood and trunk. It's only the 5th time I've ever used PE parts, and two of those times were pedals-which I simply super glued over the kit pedals. Nothing I've ever done with PE that was this integral to the car before.

Scratchbuilt side boldster for seat, made up of four parts. Scratchbuild headlight covers/blockoffs as the ones Revell provided are nice but not accurate in any way, shape or form. Scratchbuilt exhaust pipes.

Plastic Performance Products tires and wheels, in the proper for racing 6-lug pattern.

Revell only included one taillight so I left them both off, I am hoping to get a copy from one of my friends who has built a bunch of these kits already. I also somehow managed to lose the right side door handle some time between finishing the model on April 30th and taking the pictures on May 2nd.

I took the photos outside because it's a hassle to break out the photo set up and I won't do it unless I have a lot to shoot! :)

Well, enjoy the pictures..

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The decal for the large main gauge was blown away by my high powered fan...
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1969 Dodge Charger

26 April 2010 - 11:43 AM

This isn't my newest build, nor is it my best build or my best photographs.(I didn't feel like getting out the photo set up for only a few models) But, it was a FUN build, for the most part. I didn't clear over the BMF because I didn't want to mask off the vinyl top (which came out too shiny, then I wanted). Now I Remember why I do that, getting the chassis in (no easy task!) removed most of the BMF from the wheelwells.

This is the Revell kit, and a basic build. Mostly box stock, but I inverted the front spindles so the nose would sit lower. I also used the taillights from a Daytona kit, as the Charger came with none. Luckily I've converted three of the Daytona to NASCAR specs, and they don't use the taillights there!

I finished it the day before the NNL East and brought it there without taking any photos yet! Actually, it wasn't QUITE done, as I had not taken the orange Sharpie to the front marker lights yet.

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2009 Challenger buily My Way

23 April 2010 - 06:06 AM

Here's one I started sometime last year. Even though it's a pretty simple kit, I only got to finishing it a few days ago. I knew before I purchased it that I would be building it as if I could afford a real one. If I had a real one, there is no doubt it would be painted Sublime Green, my all time favorite High Impact color! Other than the color, it was built factory stock. I decided to leave off the R/T graphics, but I left the stripes.

I have to say, I've used over 200 kit decals, and none have ever been as good as the kit decals from this one! It was the first I've used from the New AMT, and I was very, very impressed!

Without further ago, here are the pictures:
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I didn't bother setting up the photo set up, so the old standby Jeep hood did the trick!
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1974 #06 Neil "Soapy" Castles Dodge Charger

09 April 2010 - 11:43 AM

This is just a sample picture to whet your appetite...to see more, go over to the NASCAR section and see the writeup and more pictures! :)

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1974 Neil "Soapy" Castles #06 Kimball Music Centers Dodge Charger

09 April 2010 - 11:41 AM

Here is one that is a major victory for me. I have been fighting with the Polar Lights Chargers for years, since 2004 when I began building NASCAR kits. And now, finally, I have conquered them! I have had this out to work on it several times, and they all ended up back in the box, with me frustrated. But this time, I got it done!

It's not the greatest build, I started it so long ago I didn't remove the mold lines, and I decaled it despite runs in the paint, things I would not do anymore. But it still feels great to have it done, finally!

It's the Polar Lights kit (Only the second I've ever built) with Yesterday's decals, Modelhaus wheels and Slixx tire decals. The front suspension has been marginally lowered. The paint is Tamiya Pure White. The red on the wheels is actually Ford Engine red, it seemed to match the decal stripes and numbers.

It may not be perfect, but it's a major building milestone for me and I am pleased to have it done!

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