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#21 squirrel886

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 06:32 AM

Bernard, the rear valence will be gone before paint.  It should be on the table at the NNL, hopefully.  I build so slow though.

 

Erich, no worries.  Its not going to be blue.  I'm still undecided.  I wish I was going to SEMA this year for ideas, but I won't be making the trip this year.


Edited by squirrel886, 16 October 2013 - 06:33 AM.


#22 Tom Geiger

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 06:40 AM

Love it all except the tail lights. Just one mans opinion.

 

And I love the tail light treatment!  LOL   I like things I haven't seen done a million times before.



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Posted 16 October 2013 - 07:38 AM

very nice, what kit is this, I would like to build this one when I get a bet better at it....



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Posted 16 October 2013 - 10:34 AM

John, here is the kits both started out as:

 

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 11:52 AM

I'm thinking gunmetal/metallic gray for the Highboy.

 

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 10:28 PM

nice work !!

btw i still dont understand where the rat stands for ?? (kit name)

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 01:35 AM

The big block Chevy is known as the "Rat Motor". The Stacey David roadster is small block Chevy powered and designed to beat big block power and thus is the "Rat Roaster"... That's my story and I'm stickin' to it....



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Posted 18 October 2013 - 01:46 AM

Really nice work!!!

 

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 06:39 AM

Some great inspiration here.  Wonderful.



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Posted 24 October 2013 - 04:56 AM

Ok, I sprayed some color on the Highboy Rat Roaster body:

 

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 05:55 AM

I like them both I can't decide which one I like more yet. Are you going run the velocity stacks on one, none or both?

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 08:29 AM

The Lowboy will definitely have the velocity stacks installed.  I haven't decided yet on the Highboy.



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Posted 24 October 2013 - 12:59 PM

I'm thinking gunmetal/metallic gray for the Highboy.

 

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I could make room for a 1:1 version like this in my garage in a heart beat....!!!!!!!!  Have to think about that.....!!!!!



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Posted 24 October 2013 - 02:42 PM

Ok, I sprayed some color on the Highboy Rat Roaster body:

 

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Great color on the highboy, What is it.?? Very nice work so far.....



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Posted 25 October 2013 - 02:51 AM

It's Tamiya TS-42 Light Gunmetal.

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 04:25 AM

very very nice !!

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 09:34 AM

Here you go Bernard:

 

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Notch for the gas tank is filled, as is the detent for the license plate.



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Posted 25 October 2013 - 09:46 AM

Here you go Bernard: ... Notch for the gas tank is filled, as is the detent for the license plate.

 

Doesn't appear to be half as much work as I had supposed. Far less filler and plastic involved... (and instant rolled pan, too). Nice job! B) Looks like the deck lid from the 5-window needs some adjustment. Interesting, I hadn't checked that fit out.

 

Both cars are progressing nicely. The gunmetal metallic looks first rate on the highboy.


Edited by Bernard Kron, 25 October 2013 - 09:47 AM.


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Posted 25 October 2013 - 09:58 AM

Bernard, I squared off the corner of the notch instead of leaving it rounded that way the strip styrene would fit w/ minimal fitting.  I laid tape across the edge of the detent and slowly built up the filler.  Its still rough and I applied another layer of filler across the whole edge.  I also filled in the back side to blend it all together also.  The deck lid actually fits better than what is pictured.  I'm thinking about hinging it to show the frame/suspension detail underneath, maybe.  If you're coming down for the NNL I'll have it w/ me if its not finished.



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Posted 25 October 2013 - 12:23 PM

I agree, the gunmetal paint looks great. I also have a ratrod to do. I love 'em.