A Few Works In Progress
Posted 02 June 2007 - 08:45 PM
This is the old 1/32 Revell 1955 Chrysler New Yorker kit. The plan is to build a brass chassis circa 1964 and power it with a Revell RP66 motor:
It was massaged a bit so I can turn it into Tim Flock's Kiekhaefer Chrysler 300:
These old kits make for interesting slot car conversions. This is the Mercury Montclair which will be converted from a 4 door to a 2 door NASCAR or a Carrera Pan Americana racer:
Posted 02 June 2007 - 09:14 PM
It was used as the Auto World logo back in 1963. The logo on the top right corner was done by Ed Roth and the one on the lower left corner is the Car 54 Super Monza
This catalogue was my first exposure to slot cars although I didn't get my first "road race set" until Christmas 1964.
Posted 02 June 2007 - 09:48 PM
...with lotsa curves which I like but the rear wheel wells will have to be reinforced with nylon dampened with lacquer thinner on the inside because the balsa in really thin and overhangs the tires slightly. Shoulda picked a car with radiused wheel wells!
Posted 02 June 2007 - 09:57 PM
Posted 03 June 2007 - 05:37 AM
Posted 03 June 2007 - 08:19 AM
Unfortunately I gave it a coat of Grumbacher gesso which is more like a latex than a real gesso. It leeched into the white glue and turned it rubbery...which is good for crashes but lousy for mounting the body because it's kind of warped.
Next time I'm going to try the fine RC model airplane fiberglass and CA glue on the inside of a cheapo plaster mold.
One of these days I'm going to hit the local RTV silicone and resin distributor and get me some real molding and casting materials. :oops:
Posted 04 June 2007 - 06:11 AM
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Posted 05 June 2007 - 07:52 AM