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#1 Lyle Willits

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 12:45 PM

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'66 GTO reissue from Revell. Paint is Tamiya Mica Red and Duplicolor Universal Black with a couple coats of Tamiya clear pearl.
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Scratchbuilt hood scoop. Expanded aluminum mesh in grilles and bumper. Moved turn signals into lower bumper.
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Made a new tail panel and used the same aluminum mesh.
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Wheels are Pegasus Hellas, painted semi-gloss black with red anodized wire spokes added,,,,,,,,just to make them different from every other set of Hellas I've used.
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Engine is the kit 389 with the old blower setup from the AMT '57 Chevy, modified and smoothed and a bunch of scratchbuilt stuff added.

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 12:48 PM

Sweet Mary mother of God!!! that is beautiful Lyle. You just seem to get better with each build.

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 01:12 PM

That's one nice looking Goat!
Very nice. . . 8)

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 03:07 PM

That baby will stand out with those wheels

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 03:20 PM

I like that Goat. Glad to see it built away from normal builds. Great details.

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 03:27 PM

Dang Lyle, that thing is killer!! Nice touch on the wheels, really wets em off well!

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 02:25 AM

LOVE those wheels Lyle!

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 02:58 AM

WOW!! I love it it Lyle! That is plain old awesome!
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Posted 14 July 2006 - 04:31 AM

NICE!

I espcially like the subtle custom hood scoop and engine induction choice. Great color combo too!

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 06:03 AM

That's Baaaahhhaaad ! (Billy Goat Language) :D

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 12:19 PM

Great Googily Moogily!!!!

That thing is every kind of BAD!!

#12 Andy Wyatt

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 03:39 PM

Very cool! Can always count on something original from you Lyle!

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 02:48 AM

VEry nice...great paint schema.

Where do you get that Mesh ? I want to build a Hertz SHelby (new one) and need that style mesh to replace the 06 Mustang GT grille...

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 04:47 AM

That front grille mesh really sets off the front area...great rod

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 05:22 AM

Excellent work (as always)!

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 07:48 AM

You da man Lyle. Love the wheels! Nice RAKE tooo

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 07:57 AM

You da man Lyle!Great job wISH I COULD BUILD AS FAST AS YOU.

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 08:33 PM

Very nice custom Goat! Love everything you did there, simple as that!
Thanks for sharing it with us!

#19 Lyle Willits

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 11:26 PM

VEry nice...great paint schema.

Where do you get that Mesh ? I want to build a Hertz SHelby (new one) and need that style mesh to replace the 06 Mustang GT grille...

Actually, I've had that expanded aluminum mesh for about 20 years. It originally was a 6X8 inch sheet, that was given to me by a military modeller who I worked with. I've just about used it up - in fact, this may be the last model because I just have a few small pieces left.
HOWEVER, I think you may find what you're looking for from Model Car Garage. They have several photoetched mesh patterns to choose from.
http://www.modelcargarage.com/
Click on "Street Rod Grilles"
Also, you can find several fine mesh sheets in some craft stores, such as, Michaels, if you have those stores in your area.

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 08:05 AM

You could give this stuff a try if you're looking for aluminum mesh. I ordered it from my local train guy but it's listed in the Walther's catalog.
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Aluminum mesh by Scale Scenics #652-3500
It's sold for small scale dioramas and is real expanded metal.