RATOUTOFHELL--Cranky's 2008 Holloween Build--R U Ready?
Posted 01 October 2008 - 01:27 AM
I hear you all chanting:
Posted 01 October 2008 - 01:29 AM
This project begins with one of my all-time favorite kits . . . this one:
It was the first kit that popped into my head as I dreamt up the possibilities of doing something completely different . . . a truly nastier kind of rat.
So that kit entered my imagination and then I thought of my little photo op friends I always use for some photo fun on the bench . . ..
And so I started thinking coupe with mohawk? A 32 coupe rat with a mohawk?
And so it begins there . . .
Posted 01 October 2008 - 01:44 AM
Electricity and oh it must have a base . . . a platform of some sort . . . hum . . .
Edited by DamnCranky, 01 October 2008 - 01:45 AM.
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Posted 01 October 2008 - 05:34 AM
i have a 59 caddy with ratoutofhell's tombstone in the trunk
Posted 01 October 2008 - 08:06 AM
Besides it would have eaten you before you get it in there!
Posted 01 October 2008 - 08:20 AM
I decided to work on that Mohawk idea . . . and also block the interior so the red light will pour out of it better . . .
A Mohawk made of bones, of course . . . what else?
The only warning I can give you guys right now is don't let this one's miniscule size fool you!!!
A spiney Mohawk made out of toothpicks . . . sure . . .
Tune in for more progress tomorrow . . . as . . .
RATOUTOFHELL comes ALIVE!!!
Posted 01 October 2008 - 12:25 PM
Posted 01 October 2008 - 11:58 PM
You need to get with the times. You need one of these!
They're great for displaying Models, DIEcasts, bodies, and customs!
Your build looks good so far, I like the use of the toothpicks as a mohawk. Looking forward to this build!
Posted 02 October 2008 - 01:36 AM
Stay tuned in for today's progress report!
Posted 02 October 2008 - 01:38 AM
Old Cranky here to wish you all great weather on this first Thursday in October.
Well, let's see where we are today with the RATOUTOFHELL build . . . .ah yes, a little more progress . . .
Since I decided this particular spunky rat was not going to be just merely earth bound, I scratch-built the chassis rails with enough room to fit a different type of mill which is known in these parts as an Allison Engine, but which I call the defribulator!!!
Thank heavens for that ultra expensive parts pack rerelease from AMT just in time to allow for this one to soar . . .
Of course it takes longer to dechrome all the beautiful parts than it takes to assemble. It really is a great mill, this Allison!
Anyhoo, stay tuned in for more progress . . . . a little progress a day keeps the psychologists away (Shoo, Psychologists! Shoo!!)!!!
Posted 02 October 2008 - 01:47 AM
That's my story and I'm sticking with it . . . enjoy today's pics . . . .
Yes!!! Teeth so that it can maul you better!!!
Edited by DamnCranky, 02 October 2008 - 01:49 AM.
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Posted 03 October 2008 - 12:56 AM
Well, yesterday I thought that perhpas--since I watched the RATOUTOFHELL thread plummet like the stock market and almost go into that second page of oblivion--nobody was interested in keeping abreast of the build, but thank goodness I was wrong . . .
I kept thinking: gee, this is a tough crowd, if they are not impressed by a boney, spiney Mohawk and almost 18 scale feet of frame to hold up that Allison, I mean what? WHAT? What could impress this tough crowd of onlookers?
And then I cheered up and went to bed to dream up some more possibilities for this rat, my rat, my most favorite of all rats.
So, with that said, stay tuned in for Friday's surprise, which I hope will not only make you scratch your head but make your mouth form the word WOW!!!
Get ready, here it comes . . .
Edited by DamnCranky, 03 October 2008 - 01:06 AM.
Posted 03 October 2008 - 01:07 AM
Are you sure?
You gotta be sure now.
You have to be emotionally ready.
Are you, eh?
Are you . . . okay, stay tuned in . . .
Posted 03 October 2008 - 01:30 AM
DRAGONS? Yes!!! Fire-spitting, breathing, clawing, cave-dweling, carnivorous DRANGONS!!!
Like this one:
A beast with beautiful wings and tail, and a nasty disposition . . .
And you ask yourself: Where could I find such a beast? On Ebay (Perhaps) on Amazon? (Yes!)
And you ask yourself: Who makes it?
McFarlane Toys . . .
And more questions inundate you: what kind of rubber or plastic is it? Will I be able to paint it the way I want . . .
And the questions keep coming: And what the hell does a dragon have anything to do with a rat rod?
Have you lost your mind? Perhaps!!!
But now you know the formula for this build, which is:
32 Ford Coupe + Allison Engine + Dragon? = RATOUTOFHELL.
Just stay tuned in . . .