Posted 15 July 2012 - 05:09 AM
I stumbled across these picture hanging nails at a local dollar store. The ribbed spacers looked promising for some modeling use, so I snatched them up. I've since seen the same nails at some hardware stores. The other item is of course, a piece of taillight sprue.
I cut a small section of the clear red plastic and chucked it up in a Dremel. Before turning on the Dremel, it was used as a vice to hold the plastic while an X-acto knife was used to whittle out the rough shape of a bullet taillight. Then, the Dremel and some increasingly finer grits of sandpaper was used for final shaping and polishing. The nail spacer was painted with some bright silver and the two pieces were glued together. Here's the result; Caddy taillights
and she's done
Posted 15 July 2012 - 07:03 AM
Posted 15 July 2012 - 07:39 AM
Here's an outdoor shot I just re-sized.
Posted 15 July 2012 - 07:52 AM
Under glass: http://www.modelcars...showtopic=61177
I first saw the original car at the KKOA Lead Sled spectacular in Salina, Kansas. This show draws over a thousand old style rods and customs. No billet allowed. I've been there twice and have taken hundreds of pictures of all the full-size eye candy. Even watched Bill Hines chop a top at the show. Very cool.
There's also a model car contest with judging from some of the most famous names in the old school custom car world. This show is one of the very few that actually give out cash prizes.
The model show is coming up soon on Saturday, the 28th of July. Salina can be hot, but the mind blowing quantity and quality of old school rods and customs is impossible to describe. Old time drag races on Friday, and then two days to take in all the cars in a really nice park environment.
Put this on you gotta go list.
Edited by Alyn, 15 July 2012 - 08:14 AM.
Posted 15 July 2012 - 08:22 AM
Posted 17 July 2012 - 08:48 AM
Edited by mcandela, 17 July 2012 - 08:48 AM.