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#1 Fletch

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 05:41 PM

Post your builds for the Jairus Watson Artwork Challenge here. Here is the list of those participating in the build as of this posting:

Dave Melcher - '65 Mercury Comet Convertible
Galen Allen - '38 Woodster Woody
Mike Kerns - '47 Chevy Fleetline-Black
Chris Millar - Red, White and Blue '32 3 WIndow Coupe
Floyd Blakley - '29 Rat Rod Pickup
Richard Brown - PT Cruiser Woody
Steve Prow - '48 Woody
Dave Beach - '60 Starliner
Ron Martinolich - '29 Rusto RPU
Chuck Carter - '70 Camaro Convertible
Dave Fletcher - VW Bus - Bussnaro
Bob Robinson - '50 Chevy Truckster
Jerry Mack - Pie Wagon Woody
James Warkentin - '53 Ford Truckster
Dick Messner - '58 Plymouth
Rick 'Grumpy' Goer - '48 Ford Sportsman
Jairus Watson - '29 Roadster
Dennis Pierce - '29 Sports Coupe
Charles Cochran - '36 Ford Pickup
Neal aka Outlaw35 - '41 Chevy Pickup
Ken Kilbourn - '34 Woody
Mike McElligott - '48 Chevy 'The Bomb'
Tom Kendall - The Beetle
Tom Jackson - '53 Ford Custom
Jason Vandergriff - Rambunctious Dodge Ram Extended Cab
Glenn Nunnally - Silverado Extended Cab
Wayne Stevens - Baja Bug
Herbert Baynes - The Firebird
Drew Antis - Phantom Mustang Ranchero
Chris Eddy - '29 Phaeton
Eelco Egelmeer - '34 Coupe
Joshua Brinsfield - '37 Ford Truck Rod
Bruce Bacon - Vette Sportster
Tony Turnbull - '60 Chevy Fin
John 'JT' - '60 Ford
Bill Lucia - 1929 Calendar Woody
Michael Clawson - 1932 Calendar Roadster
Brian Wittbank - Fairlane
Teri Fletcher - Thunderbird
Jason Russell - '70 Sportcrew Pickup
Jody M 'Smart-Resin' - Forgotten Warrior
Matthew Clawson - Coronet Convertible
Jeremy Gautreau - PT Surf Woody
Blake Rogers - TransAm Challenger
Lee Croden - '29 Pickup
Mathias Conrad - Falcon Ranchero
Erik 'Bobman331 - '54 Corvette Rod
Bernard Kron - '40 Hot Rod Coupe
Charles Gardner - InproCrown
Garred Getchell - '29 Phaeton

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Jason 'Jayl' - '56 Tbird
Jon Williams - Custom Camaro
Thad Brooks - '29 Roadster Pickup
AlanNZ - '29 Stake bed
Mike Ditchen - '64 Fairlane
Mike Lomaka - '61 Chevy Lowrider
Juan Robles - '57 Chrysler 300
Will 'wferrisok' - '29 Phaeton
Randy Olson - New Beetle
Mike Flynn - Nova Street
Donnie Boger - '25 T-pickup
Dick Wessel - '62 Chevy
Jim Collins - '32 Coupe
Steve York - '29 Roadster
Rommell 'Aftashox' - Bee Challenger

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I will update the list as others chose to take part in the Challenge.

If you would like to participate in the challenge as well simply PM me your email or snail mail address and I'll get a packet to you as soon as possible.

Thank you for your interest in the Challenge.

Edited by Fletch, 17 April 2011 - 05:07 PM.


#2 Lyle Willits

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 12:27 AM

I'm not participating in the challenge, but here are some Jarius Watson builds that I've done in the past.

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 06:02 AM

A quick update on the Challenge. One of the participants asked that being the artwork is 2 dimensional what should they do about the part that you can't see. My best suggestion is to go with the theme of the drawing that you're working from. If the drawing that you have is old school use the appropriate suspension parts and pieces. If it's slammed to the ground then chances are it has modern suspension under it, then Independent Front or Rear Suspension would be the proper choice.

If you allow the theme of the artwork be your guide chances are you will make the correct choice about the parts and pieces you can't see.

Above all else, have fun with the Challenge, I know better then to say 'don't take it to seriously' as we're all modelers.

Fletch

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 11:31 AM

Is there an album of Jairus artwork to choose a possible subject?

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 05:11 PM

are we really taking an entire year for this build ?

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 07:42 PM

Is there an album of Jairus artwork to choose a possible subject?


Tony, we have selected 50 pieces of Jairus' artwork. The ones we selected are buildable by the average modeler. The artwork was sealed in envelopes and a blind draw was held at the PNW Model Car Fest last Saturday. We then brought the remaining envelopes to the MCM forum. They are available on a first come first served basis. What I have been doing is sending out the next envelope in the stack. If you're interested please let me know and I'll email or snail mail a packet to you.

Dave

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 07:48 PM

are we really taking an entire year for this build ?


Eelco, the reason for the length of time for the Challenge is that the get together for the big reveal is next March 26th at the 2011 PNW Model Car Fest. I realize that most will not take nearly that long to build but others might. we are in effect running 2 different Challenges one for those who can attend the Model Fest and those that wish to participate in a email entry contest.

If you would like to participate in the Challenge please let me know and I'll get a packet on the way to you either by email or snail mail.

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 09:18 PM

Well, after a bit of changing around this is the build that I will be working on for the Challenge. About the only thing that I am missing is the double snorkel intake. But, I've got a couple of friends searching their stash to see if they might have one. I know that Machined Aluminum Specialties had one in the catalog for a while, just not sure how to go about contacting them anymore.

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I will be using either the Revell or Hasegawa version of the 23 Window for the build. I don't think the new Revell VW Samba van with it's flat sides would be very conducive to the build.

Need to clear some space on the workbench then it will be on to building the Bussnaro.

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 02:33 AM

This is going to be pure eye candy!!!

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 04:17 AM

About the only thing that I am missing is the double snorkel intake.
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that double snorkle is in the coupster kit...I used mine....

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 04:50 AM

Charles Cochran contacted me asking where the '36 nose comes from. When this illustration was published in SAE back in 1999, R&D Unique/AAM had worked together to produce a beautiful transkit complete with correct heads and waterpumps in resin and whitemetal. The transkit would give the builder the chance to construct a correct 1935 or '36 pickup. Contacting both Art Anderson and R&D Unique reveals that the kit is no longer available. :rolleyes:

I bring this up because I have been doing the art thing for 25 years. This unfortunately means that sometimes parts and bits once available through the aftermarket industry may no longer be available if the image was printed more than 5 years back. So.... either Charles takes the chance and scratch builds his grill using a 1934 passenger car grill or he contacts Dave for another design. Because... I probably got at least another 50 designs here that Dave didn't use! B)
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Posted 01 April 2010 - 10:26 AM

Tony, we have selected 50 pieces of Jairus' artwork. The ones we selected are buildable by the average modeler. The artwork was sealed in envelopes and a blind draw was held at the PNW Model Car Fest last Saturday. We then brought the remaining envelopes to the MCM forum. They are available on a first come first served basis. What I have been doing is sending out the next envelope in the stack. If you're interested please let me know and I'll email or snail mail a packet to you.

Dave



you know what...i just might enjoy this

there is no telling what car i will get right ?

or do i get to pick ?
(anything mopar will do)

so shoot me an envelop or a PM but keep in mind that if there is too much involved that is not in my stash it will be a few months before i get started

also...where is this meet you were talking about ?
if it is not in michigan write me down for the email entry B)




Well, after a bit of changing around this is the build that I will be working on for the Challenge. About the only thing that I am missing is the double snorkel intake. But, I've got a couple of friends searching their stash to see if they might have one. I know that Machined Aluminum Specialties had one in the catalog for a while, just not sure how to go about contacting them anymore.




i think the intake from the yankee challenge will work

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 10:49 AM

Charles Cochran contacted me asking where the '36 nose comes from. When this illustration was published in SAE back in 1999, R&D Unique/AAM had worked together to produce a beautiful transkit complete with correct heads and waterpumps in resin and whitemetal. The transkit would give the builder the chance to construct a correct 1935 or '36 pickup. Contacting both Art Anderson and R&D Unique reveals that the kit is no longer available. B)

I bring this up because I have been doing the art thing for 25 years. This unfortunately means that sometimes parts and bits once available through the aftermarket industry may no longer be available if the image was printed more than 5 years back. So.... either Charles takes the chance and scratch builds his grill using a 1934 passenger car grill or he contacts Dave for another design. Because... I probably got at least another 50 designs here that Dave didn't use! ;)
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The '35/'36 pickup grille can also be replicated using the grille surround in the Revell '37 pickup with the grille insert from the AMT '34 5 Window Coupe. The outer area of the '34 grille needs to be sanded away until it fits the opening of the '37 Surround. Another option is to use the 1/25th scale version of the '34 Ford photo-etched grille from Model Car Garage. It comes as a separate grille and surround which then only requires modifying the '37s grille surround.
Other things to keep in mind when converting the '37 to an earlier model year is that the windshield on the '37 is peaked in the middle and flat on the '35/'36. Also, the bed on the '35/'36 is 6 inches shorter then that of the '37. The only other noticeable difference between the '37 other then the hood sides, which aren't an issue with this particular build, and earlier years is that, prior to 1937 the battery was located on the frame, in '37 Ford moved it to the firewall. Both sides of the firewall on the '35/'36 look the drivers side on the '37. The builders plate located at the bottom of the X on the firewall should only be on the passenger side of the '35/'36.

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 10:58 AM

that double snorkle is in the coupster kit...I used mine....

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Mike, thank you for the reminder, I totally forgot about that kit. I'll have to make a trip through the garage and see if I still have one.

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 11:16 AM

:D Man, I got a sweeeeeeetttt looking ride to build!
Jairus, KUDOOOOSSS on your art. B) have to wear the shades for this one.
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Posted 01 April 2010 - 11:36 AM

I want to do this one in 1:1

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Do you have anymore kits availiable? Not this particular 1....I may do that mustang on my own thats....different.

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 12:28 PM

Sounds like fun! I'll send you a message...

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 01:12 PM

Thanks To Dave For the Invite and sending me a Killer project art and Thanks to Jairus for drawling this car. I just hope to do it Justice
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Posted 02 April 2010 - 06:44 AM

Thanks for getting back to me so quickly, Dave! This is the one I drew, got the email today. This'll be fun! I'll start by making a list of parts I need, then I'll scrounge around here for said parts and then go out and find the parts I don't have! I just looked, I thought I had a '29 Phaeton turned out to be a '32, DAGNABIT!!! :lol: :D :lol: :P :blink: ;)

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 09:49 AM

Hey Chris, I am not really aware of any '29 Phaeton "Tubs" in scale. But as others are quick to point out... I can be wrong sometimes. However, I do know that Monogram had a great 1930 Touring kit and it pops up on ebay from time to time. You have but to swap the cowel with one of the two bodies in Revell's Pickup kits and who would know the difference?


My project is this from that same series of images:
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It is the standard '29 on Deuce rails and I have the body pretty sorted out already. But am having to make a set of '32 frame rails from the pan/floor/frame of that really bad AMT '32 Roadster kit which was the basis for nearly all the Deuce rods back in the day. Norm Vebber is sending a set of 6 "speedboat" airscoops for this project and the Caddy engine will be from the Revell Parts Pack. Updates for the build will be posted on my Fotkiuntil I have enough progress to warrent starting it's own build thread.

Incidentally this series of images (Chris' and mine) are from a bunch of 1/64th diecast street rods by Revell. The series was called "Rat Rods" but they were more vintage or nostalgia rods than ratty. Rat's need a bit of an "edge" and have to look simply bolted together and less like they belong together. But just try getting Revell to tampo print rust and dirt? Ha!

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