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Art Laski

Member Since 12 Aug 2009
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Hawk Midget Replica in Brass

13 October 2014 - 08:16 PM

Usually I like to build serially, but lately I've been getting the itch to try some other things while I'm hung up on other projects. I have been dying to try working with some brass since I was given a rack of metal last year. I thought a good first project might be a replica based on parts and dimensions of a die cast midget I bought a few years back. I wanted to see if any of the parts would be a help to me in building my dad's midget he had back in the '80s. I'm not quite ready to start that project, but I thought instead I might modify the die cast to resemble my little brother's midget he raced in Indiana back around 2008. Most of the project will be scratch-built or contain parts from Monogram/Revell sprint car kits.
 
 
 
Here's a few shots of my brother's car:
 
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Stephanie's Rose- Halibrand-equipped '41 Willys - Completed

30 May 2014 - 04:19 AM

This one sat in the Workbench section for quite a while, so it's nice to finally get it over here Under Glass.If you didn't happen to see it over there, this build was inspired by my little sister, whose name is Stephanie Rose. She told me her favorite car is a Willys. Also, her grandfather is automotive pioneer Ted Halibrand, so the Halibrand wheels were emphasized and wing nuts added. A Halibrand quick change was also installed, along with a few decals.
 
The doors and trunk were opened, a fuel cell was made, and the blower was replaced with injection. Thanks for looking!
 
Here's the build WIP:
 
http://www.modelcars...ic=63751&page=1
 
 
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