classic hauler with a 32 ford saltlake racer......
Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:37 AM
first tried all the wheels on the truck , they still need a wash though
crappy pics but oh well
first made some rear frame rails , doing it this way because its easy and due to the smooth underside you woulkd not see a whole chassis if i made one
some sides to close it up
rear plating , need one more layer so its the same hight as the rest and i can close the seem and really make it one piece
set the rear to roughly the ride hight and put a loose wheel in front
Posted 16 November 2012 - 04:14 PM
Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:46 PM
yesterday i made and sprayed some moon disc covers ... i hope to do some stuff today
Posted 17 November 2012 - 02:44 AM
well felt like building again today ... i'm feeling a bit better now , first the rough belly pan work i did a few days ago
used old vw beetle hub caps from a incomplete 1/16 kit and removed the vw logos and painted them silver / chrome
and now you see why i used the cobra wheels the caps fit in these perfect and still show a lip of the rim so i was able to color match that to the body
then i scewed up a bit last week at the rear and had to make somthing to cover my mistake .. i used rings and taillights for this
i have to undo the lights from paint and make them red .. did not want taillights but like said i had no choice
looking at the semi shine i decided not to clear coat it , a deep shine would not fit this car imo
Posted 17 November 2012 - 05:50 AM
first painted the rollbar chrome
red lenses and chrome bevels , pretty nervewrecking painting lol
then did the front suspension . rods and backside of the rims chrome
hamdpainted the "window" frame and although it was a risk i was able to get a super tight line and shape
i was pleased with the results but pretty static and plain , i wanted it to look like it did several runs on the salt ...
this is what the first set up is atm
dont mind the 22 i did that with black and painted the center with chrome , looked cool untill i touthed it b accident and tried
to clean it off , the paint was east but the back didnt want to work with me
so i redid the black but ruined the numbers and made them too thick.
also after the salt weathering it now looks stupid , the chrome inside of the numbers is now gone ..
so i will fic that later with something new
make it or break it >>
Edited by crazyrichard, 17 November 2012 - 09:41 AM.
Posted 17 November 2012 - 09:44 AM
got rid of the ugly lettering by wet sanding it , then downtoned the white a bit ..
i would have been better of with a darker color now on the pics you cant see the salt effect real good , would have popped so much better on a dark color
hard to shoot in this light > the open headers / exhaust that will come out of the side later on , gonna do those chrome
national street rod association decal on the rear
some decals , need some mild weathering later on
Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:15 AM
the bellypan , did that darl with salt .. wanted it to stick out and if it was light grey it didnt pop that good
salt build up low on the sides
painted the seatbelts , have to redo it with matt paint this was gloss and that looks weird , the chrome closing stuff (??) is scratch made
some outside pics where you see the difference between the blue and salt better
i probable will make the truck into a shorter truck so i can hang a sort of flat / low trailer behind it with room for 2 cars ..
then i can add a future racer or mix and match ..
Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:22 AM
Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:59 AM
The racer looks great Richard, I'm too into shiny stuff to do any weathering, but maybe someday....
thnx and well i love shiney as well but weathering is jsut so much fun to do .. and also a challenge ..
for me it makes a model come to life really..
i knew this one had to be weathered because looking at older dry lake racers i just loved the used and dirty pics more then the clean ones
Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:26 AM
placed a shifter (too dark to get on a pic) and i found a great steering wheel fits like a glove , needs paint still
got a lego helmet from my son and cut it so its open face , will close the visor holes and paint it later
then got it towed away for the night
on this pic. you see the grille good wich got a wash
Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:19 AM
Posted 19 November 2012 - 04:55 AM
That tow truck is wicked! I'd love to have that one in my display case!
thnx , the build thread is somewhere here also ( i build that recently out of 2 kits)
Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:09 AM
made the steering wheel brown wood like and chrome..
the knob started with a base of chrome , then a light wash with brown and orange clear from tamiya over that , almost looks like polished walnut wood
did some general clean ups after the salt weathering
Edited by crazyrichard, 19 November 2012 - 10:10 AM.
Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:25 AM
Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:24 AM
Rich, that is incredible!!!!!!! Nice, clean, old style salty! How fast did they clock it on the runs? :D/> Looking for to seeing the two matched up.
we didnt messure
Posted 24 November 2012 - 01:30 AM
used a left over amt pick up interiour and cut that up to use the floor and tunnel .. put the truck kits bench on there
those fake pedals , i just left them you cant see them after fitting everything together
Posted 24 November 2012 - 05:21 AM
Posted 24 November 2012 - 07:59 AM
printed some vintage mag covers
boneville racer / cover
made it thicker with a sheel of plastic
super close up
and made one for the pick up as well