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Mr GASSER 2012! Update: 7-25-12


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#1 Ira

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 09:20 AM

Mr GASSER 2012!!!

Always wanted to build one of these...but I wanted to make it more like the Box Art and less like the Model!


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so, I picked up a Mr Gasser from Ebay and Glued his body halves together!


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I always thought Mr Gasser sat about 2 inches too tall in the Chevy...so I cut off his bottom!!!


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I think this looks more like the right height for Mr Gasser in the Ed Roth's Box Art...



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Yep, I'm Happy Now!

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Edited by Ira, 25 July 2012 - 10:41 AM.


#2 cobraman

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 10:08 AM

Fantastic ! Another Ira build. I will be watching this for sure. More popcorn and drinks please !

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 10:11 AM

That body looks really cool! Ill definatley keep an eye on this post

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 10:15 AM

The thing that's different about building these types of models is that one's technical building skill doesn't have to be really good. BUT...one's painting skills need to be!

#5 Ira

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 10:56 AM

Fantastic ! Another Ira build. I will be watching this for sure. More popcorn and drinks please !


Thanks Ray!

This should be Fun... :D

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 11:44 AM

Kool Ira!!

yea it look better a bit shorter, nice work.

cheers
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 01:24 PM

That body looks really cool! Ill definatley keep an eye on this post


Thanks Michael!

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 02:27 PM

The thing that's different about building these types of models is that one's technical building skill doesn't have to be really good. BUT...one's painting skills need to be!


Thanks for your comments Terry!

:)

Edited by Ira, 22 June 2012 - 05:20 PM.


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Posted 22 June 2012 - 06:15 PM

Hey lra,
Been enjoying your builds for a while. Are you a car guy or an artist. l know you're both, but do you expand your creativity beyond automobilia? Your knack for 3-D fabrication is impressive beyond this hobby. Just wondering. Keep it up, Please. Bart.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 09:14 PM

Great Ira you've got the skills to do any kind of creation :) I'm enjoying the Cordvette and now I'm gonna have to stick around for another one of your proyects... It sounds good

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 01:46 AM

Here we go again. Yeah, Ira.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 05:19 AM

Kool Ira!!

yea it look better a bit shorter, nice work.

cheers
bryan


Thanks Bryan!

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 09:10 AM

Hey lra,
Been enjoying your builds for a while. Are you a car guy or an artist. l know you're both, but do you expand your creativity beyond automobilia? Your knack for 3-D fabrication is impressive beyond this hobby. Just wondering. Keep it up, Please. Bart.


Thanks Bart!

I'm a Car Guy, Maybe Sometimes Flying Cars... :)

#14 Ira

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 11:48 AM

Great Ira you've got the skills to do any kind of creation :) I'm enjoying the Cordvette and now I'm gonna have to stick around for another one of your proyects... It sounds good


Thanks Wilbert!

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 02:44 AM

I built Mr Gasser a couple of years ago straight outta the box.. Monster kits are great and I can't wait to see yours finished.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 08:57 AM

This is very cool build! Can't wait to see how this one turns out, the subject couldn't be better. B)

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 03:26 PM

UPDATING MR GASSER to 2012!!!

I'm going to need a few New Parts to update this 50 year old Model Design and make it more like the Roth Artwork.

Polar Lites SnapDraggins have been just released with new Parts & Decals. I was going to use this kit for New Gasser Parts untill I found the Monogram Super Fuzz Kit!


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TIRES & WHEELS!!!

The stock Mr Gasser Tires are small, narrow & round, nothing like the Box Art. Both the Super Fuzz & the Snap Draggins Kits have "Oval" Shaped Tires like the Roth art!

The Tires on Left are Stock, the Tires on the Right are...the Super Fuzz Tires!



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The Super Fuzz Tires are One-Sided. Lucky I had an extra set of Super Fuzz Front Tires! I glued the 4 Front Tires together as shown, to make two 2-Sided Tires.

Now that's more like it!


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Edited by Ira, 26 June 2012 - 08:28 AM.


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Posted 24 June 2012 - 05:53 PM

TIRES & WHEELS...GOIN' OVAL!!!!

I cut a 2 pieces of sheet plastic to cover the backs of the Slicks. I Drilled a hole in the Center of each to mount tubing for the axle.



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I cut pieces of tubing to slide the metal axles into. I glued 1 into each wheel as shown.


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Next I cut larger diameter tubing to Beef-Up the small tubing for the metal axles and glued them over the small ones.



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A little Sanding & Paint & the Wheels & tires are ready!

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 04:38 AM

Here we go again. Yeah, Ira.


Thanks Jim!

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 04:50 AM

UPDATING THE ENGINE!!!

The Stock Mr Gasser Engine Really needs to be Replaced!
I used the 20th scale Engine from MPC's Popcorn Wagon and cut off the transmission and bottom.


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I cut the Supercharger from the Super Fuzz Engine, Perfect fit!!!

Time for a quick Mock-Up!



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