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#21 Bernard Kron

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 02:43 PM

Nicely done! It's got the right look, alright. B) :)  And there's a lot more to this model than your pictures show. It looks like you went to some lengths to provide the car with period-correct suspension, judging from the bits of the front end peaking through. I'd also love to see more of the interior.

 

But most interestingly, the car is inspired by a real car from back in the day, the Williams Bros. #159 A-bone which started out with a Flattie around 1948 and then in '54 ran a small block Dodge and ran... 159 MPH at Bonneville. It has been recently restored. You went with the same color, but where on earth did you come up with the decals?

 

Anyway, sweet build. Thanx!

 

Here's are a couple of pics of the inspiration car:

 

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Edited by Bernard Kron, 24 July 2013 - 02:52 PM.


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 03:02 PM

 

I still say it looks like R2D2!  :lol:

You are right Harry it does look like an early R2D2.



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 06:50 AM

very nice!



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 03:39 PM

Thank you all for the comments. I really appreciate them.  Harry, I think it was way before R2D2, he was just called R.   !!!.

Bernard, you are correct, I saw the Williams roadster at the Pebble Beach several years ago.  The front suspension consists of a brass I-beam axle with working steering back to the steering box, brass springs and shackles. bolted together.   The decals were made for by Joe Curtis, on his Alps.  ( which just died) Does anybody know of any place that works on Alps printers ?  thanks for the interest.  Steve Prideaux



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 05:24 PM

...  The front suspension consists of a brass I-beam axle with working steering back to the steering box, brass springs and shackles. bolted together.   The decals were made for by Joe Curtis, on his Alps.  ( which just died) Does anybody know of any place that works on Alps printers ?  ...

 

I guess I was right. There's a whole lot more to your model than your initial pictures let on! Any chance of seeing some detail pics of the chassis and interior?

 

Regarding the Alps. here's a link you might find useful" http://www.alps-supplies.com/



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Posted 26 July 2013 - 04:09 AM

Looks awesome from here!!!



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Posted 26 July 2013 - 04:14 AM

Very cool looking model.  Looks just right!



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Posted 11 August 2013 - 06:30 PM

Very cool !