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Rmodeler

Member Since 10 Feb 2012
Offline Last Active Apr 16 2012 08:08 PM
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1955 Chevy Catamaran

21 February 2012 - 12:23 AM

I have been looking for something offbeat to do since I'm between projects. This catamaran came to mind.

I think both fuselages will need to be fabricated because taking the front fenders lines straight back would make for too-narrow a set of cockpits. I think they might have to be vacuum formed, and the headlight and taillight "clips" styled in so that I can use a kit's trim rings. Spanning the front would be a main beam that would sport the 55's egg crate grille motif somehow. Aft of the cockpits the bodywork will swell at the chrome trim to echo the rise at the read quarter windows. I'm thinking curbside right now, it seems a lot to bite off.

I think this could work with a 57 too... What you you guys think?
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Corvette Stingray Sidecar

17 February 2012 - 03:34 PM

Hi guys,

I made this Corvette Stingray Sidecar concept out of two AMT kits, cutting apart the fender corners and bringing them back together. The tank, basic engine block and front tire are from an old (Entex?) Kawasaki street bike that I found in the parts box. The PE front disk and two other tires are orphan parts.

The rest is scratch built. I turned aluminum wheels, gas cap, instrument pods and trim rings out of aluminum and turned some red toothbrush handle for the tail lights. The instrument faces are just reduced laser prints that were gotten from the VDO website. The front forks are telescoped brass tubing, while the exhausts were bent from solder. My fake display base is balsa wood painted with hardware store speckle paint with a styrene + laser print display panel. Paint is airbrushed Testors Yellow #1114 from the 1/4 oz. glass bottles.

Thanks!

Jaguar XJR-6 1/43 scale metal

15 February 2012 - 07:52 PM

Hi, I'm new here. I built this small diorama from a 1/43 scale Provence Moulage metal kit, some balsa, some heavy duty aluminum foil (armco), H-channel Plastruct girders (fence posts) and a little model railroad grass. Hope you enjoy.
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