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#21 Jairus

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 01:52 PM

I looked and cheap doesn't exist anymore with regard to redlines. I have a nice gold example with both surf boards and little use. That is what I will build since spending $50 for a nice antifreeze copy seems to be just a little too much for this project after buying the MPC re-pop kit.

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 02:27 PM

I may or may not end up joining you all on this but I wanted to say that this is a really cool idea for a group build and I'll be watching along regardless. Can't wait to see these get started!

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 03:00 PM

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Jairus, I too have that exact same Hot Wheel in my collection! Funny enough that I also had a antifreeze Deora back in '68 when they were new. :D

What's hard to find are the '69 Chargers (I have one), and the white painted "Heavyweights" without the paint cracking. My favorite Hot Wheel of all time is the "Sand Crab" in which I have a couple mint originals.

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 03:14 PM

So, are you going to join in on this build Bill? What is your preference?

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 03:18 PM

Diymirage, can you put me down for the 2010 release Volkswagen Beetle Custom In purple / white with green flames?

I've wanted to build a volksrod for ages. I'll post a pic of the hotwheels car soon.

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 03:41 PM

So, are you going to join in on this build Bill? What is your preference?


I'll have to see what I could squeeze in. Right now I'm back to building the '64 Olds 442 that I was working on a year ago, but I'm having a MAJOR problem with the hood! I don't know if it's the humidity or what, but the hood won't keep its shape even after I heated it up with hot water. It was slightly warped and it just won't cooperate.

I didn't know resin had a memory, but apparently this one does. B)

I have an original Monogram Sand Crab-------that would be a good candidate for this! ;)


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Posted 09 June 2011 - 04:47 PM

You bet it would! Just don't forget the red line tires! B)

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 05:29 PM

Aaron, added you to the list

Bill, lets get to it....also....whats a sandcrab? (sounds ithchy)

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 05:39 PM

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That is a "Sand Crab", designed by Tom Daniel, circa 1969.

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 05:42 PM

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That is a "Sand Crab", designed by Tom Daniel, circa 1969.


Tom Daniel Ranks highly in my favoiurite hotrod designers of all time.

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 12:48 AM

that is a good looking dune buggy
looking forward to seeing it build :D

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 03:17 AM

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Yup! That's it! I have the original box and all. It was started when I got it with some not so nice glue spots on the "glass" roof--------but it's definitely rebuildable!

Hmmm.........Red Lines will be tricky with those tires though..............;)

BTW, anyone here over the age of 45 remember the Hot Wheels cartoon that came out around 1969-70?? It featured the Sand Crab and the "Jack Rabbit Special". I remember watching that on Saturday mornings and thought it was pretty cool watching the cartoon, and playing with my Hot Wheels at the same time! :P

Thanks to YouTube........here's the intro video!.............

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2faOHCNFB6o


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Posted 10 June 2011 - 04:33 AM

Bill, you and I must have had similar lives growing up. I watched all the episodes each Saturday morning. Most of the time kitbashing models on the family room table. ;)

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 03:05 PM

allright guys, i picked up my model kit today, its revells 67 GTX 2n1
as soon as my son falls asleep i can actually have a look at the kit to consider what parts ill be using but it looks like it comes with a nice set of keystones that will do good in representing the 5 spokers hotwheels like to roll on

when the wifey comes home i can take some pictures :P

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 03:26 PM

Hey guys. I've almost sourced a kit, at this stage it'll either be a 53 or a 60 Bug. Wheels will be stripped Mock Boyd Coddingtons painted to match the actual car.

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 07:38 PM

BTW, anyone here over the age of 45 remember the Hot Wheels cartoon that came out around 1969-70??


Bill you don't know how you've answered a burning question I've had for decades. I've always called this car the Dexter Mobile and for half a lifetime I couldn't remember where I got that from. I still call it that. Now I know. Thanks for the great throw-back.
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Posted 11 June 2011 - 05:56 AM

I looked and cheap doesn't exist anymore with regard to redlines. I have a nice gold example with both surf boards and little use. That is what I will build since spending $50 for a nice antifreeze copy seems to be just a little too much for this project after buying the MPC re-pop kit.



you know, that brought something to mind

with gas over 4 dollars a gallon, milk at almost 3 and styrene kits at 25 it just occured to me that walmart still sells hotwheels at 97 cents
97 cents....you cant even gat 4 qaurters for that anymore
its like time stood still

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 11:33 PM

Couple of pics for inspiration for you all
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If I can find another I'ld like to do ,I'ld like to join in on this as well

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 02:31 AM

Couple of pics for inspiration for you allPosted Image
If I can find another I'ld like to do ,I'ld like to join in on this as well




brett, i remember seeing this baby when you first build it
i looked all over for it to put up as a great example but i couldnt find it

thanks for posting it
(ill post a bad example myself later B) )

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 10:58 AM

here is the start to my entry

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it looks like i have ll the parts sorted
keystone classics from the kit to represent the 5 spokes
tires from the parts box to beefen up the rear
a rear spoiler from a grand prix stock car
and the kit supplied hemi (with a partsbox aircleaner that is similar to the kit version, but chrome)

looks like the only part i still need to figure out is the pipes, the hotwheels has pipes molded into the chassis that exit right before the rear wheels
(very similar to what i did on roscoes cruiser)

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i put together all the parts of the hemi that get the same paint and i started putting the body together
the main "issue" will be figuring out how to do the paint scheme....do i try to paint the sides red first, then tape of the trim and paint it charcoal
or
do i paint the whole thing and try to trim the yellow out of the kits decal and put the remaining red line on ?