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#1 RatRod

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:42 PM

Finally got the helmet repainted on the stock version, so I thought I'd show these here. Built both RB's back in 2010 for the "Fools with no rules" online contest on the Showrod forum. The stock version was built in 2 1/2 days after I finished the modified version. These kits are pretty simple, and the only problem I had was the red plastic on this one. I think the kits I used were from '94, and '98, one was in a dark red plastic, the other was in a soft lighter red plastic (this one) as soon as I shot the clear......bang.....bleed through. It was fixed using a tip from this forum!!!

 

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The modified version took a little longer, and was built with the thought "What if Tom Daniel would have designed this when he was doing his wide tire creations". I chopped the surfer helmet 1/4", two 1/8" slices were removed at places where everything would work with the stock body. The rear suspension was lowered, and several bits were scratched.

 

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#2 RatRod

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:46 PM

Here's a couple shots of them together.

 

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#3 JasonFL

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:41 PM

They are both really nice but I think you nailed that wide tire look. I'd definitely build the kit if it looked like that. Nice touch with the missile. Great lookin builds but if I had to choice one it'd be the wide tire build.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 02:47 AM

Great looking builds !  I've always liked the Red Baron kits and you did a beautiful job on both !

I'm not going to pick a favorite because I love them both !



#5 cobraman

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:41 AM

Both are very nice but I give the nod to your custom version.



#6 RatRod

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:27 AM

Thanks guys, glad ya like 'em!!!



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Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:34 PM

Nice work on both. The Baron is a fun one to modify.



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Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:32 AM

Excellent work John! You have accomplished the impossible by making me actually like a show rod!



#9 slusher

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:43 PM

John l really like you custom version. Some nice touches. Awsume work  



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 03:16 AM

Love the Red Baron, and your treatment too.



#11 lanesteele240

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 04:36 AM

Cool builds man

#12 crazyrichard

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 05:22 AM

awsome and those wheel width's on the modified one > awsome :lol:



#13 unclescott58

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 05:39 AM

Both Barons are cool. But, I especially like your hood scoop on the modified one.

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 12:47 PM

Very nice builds, both of them.