Bench pics: lots going on
Posted 12 November 2006 - 04:24 AM
This is the beginnings of another revell chopper for me. The head tube has been re-raked. The rear fender is getting extended, and i think I'm gonna split the tank and widen it. It's based on the Crusader but since I started it I purchased the Torch, and decided to use the wheels. This bike is going to be very "clean" and smooth. I'll probably be adding more "bodywork" to it.
Next up is and AMT '72 Chevy/GMC longbed. It's getting smoothed, rolled pans front and rear, molded in tailgate, custom tonneu, relocated tallight. The motor is from the revell '67 Chevelle, wheels and tires from same kit. Interior is a modified unit from the AMT 90 Chevy SS454 pickup (no molded in seat like the 72 kit has). It'll be curbside, so I can slam it down low, but with an "Arter rake".
Next is a '66 olds "442" Kustom. I've molded in the bumpers. It'll be a mid 60's style custom. Clear tube grille. Metalflake roof, side pipes. Haven't decided what to do for an engine though. Customs don't usually pack as much opwer as a 442 under the hood. Maybe I'll dress it down or switch it out, any suggestions?
Last up is my '32 Chevy "nomad?"(no creative name thought up yet) It's an AMT phantom vickie body, revell speedwagon cowl and a sectioned and narrowed AMT '55 nomad roof. MPC '32 Chevy grille and hood. Will run a '32 Ford chassis. Not sure on an engine yet, maybe the one from the Revell Cali Wheels 56 Chevy. this will be a newstalgia style build, think along the lines of the latest deuces from Lobeck.
There's lots more going on too, as always. Follow the link to more pics, and as always comments and questions are welcome.
Posted 12 November 2006 - 05:15 AM
Posted 12 November 2006 - 05:33 AM
Master Greg and Jairus. if you see this post check out his pictures on his site. I think you like what you see. Jairus some of his models look like something you would draw. Rick 8)
Posted 12 November 2006 - 05:36 AM
papafo here, I see some very cool looking project on the bench keep us updated on them. Ilike the big fender on the bike .I plan on doing the same thing. where did you get the new bike from? Ihave six or seven of the first two. waiting to see the wheels and pipes in the new ones. 8)
WalMart had them locally. I say had because none of them stay on the shelves long. Restocked constantly and still sell out. It's a good sign, hopefully after the last two in the current series come out late this month we can see a new line with different frames and motors? Maybe revell will announce soemthing at Toy Fair in February? This line is a goldmine revell, don't stop mining it!!!
Posted 12 November 2006 - 06:42 AM
Posted 13 November 2006 - 03:53 AM
Posted 13 November 2006 - 04:38 AM
how about a nice blower engine for that '66 olds "442" Kustom??
Posted 13 November 2006 - 11:10 AM
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