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TD- Hemi Semi

Yesterday, 12:17 PM

Tom Daniel, 1971, ~1/32

 

The Hemi-Semi knows how to deliver the goods on time, no matter what it takes.

 

A hot rod semi-truck?

 

It could happen, Hemi Semi, the name has a ring to it.

 

Again, the deal here was to add more Snap Tite (no glue), kits for beginning modelers and this was part of that group of kits designed in "action" poses...

 

 

Boxstock from the 2001 reissue, built in between, with just a little color ...

 

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Hope, you like it...


Uncertain T'rantula

24 November 2014 - 06:46 AM

I started with the Tom Daniels  T’rantula, and cut the body in many parts, to assemble it again in a different position... ;)

 

 

And...

 

 

The front axle has been widened, the steering linkage has been altered, cleaned the spokes of the bicycle wheels, the roof has been reduced in length and is now at a different angle to the body, the interior has been adapted, the engine is original and wired, with extended exhaust pipe ends, a new cooler with aluminum lattice of a colander, the front lights are from the MPC Tiki Trike, the rear light was a front light and now with a red gem, the drag chute is a fake, behind it lurks a new tankcap, and of course a new pair of my home-made rear wheels...

Here are the pics, hope, you like it.

 

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Li'l Gypsy Wagon - Kitbash

20 October 2014 - 05:49 AM

I was asked to present here an in progress build, I selected this one, for the beginning...

 

 

 

 

 

This one has one of the best examples of box art you'll ever see and that has always attracted me magically...

 

 

... I spent too much time in my life, to look at this Picture:

 

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... and I have tried for years, to get hold of one of those things, of course, in order to build it!  ;)

 

 

... unfortunately without success, most were already gone, or the deals blew up to much my Budget... :wacko:

 

 

As it happens in life, you often see the trees, but not the forest...  ;)

 

As then this kit has been revived:

 

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I realized that this project is feasible...

 

Most of the parts I will use of this kit, a few parts of others and the rest has to be made... 

 

Well, I'm not going to build an exact replica, but in this direction, start with this:

 

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That is what I have so far:

 

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Hope, you like it, stay tuned... 


The Monkees Mobile (not Barris)

12 October 2014 - 08:01 AM

The Monkees Mobile

The idea for this build, originally came from the old master, Ed "NEWT" Newton.

When Universal Chose the wild Tom Daniel-designed, Barris-sponsored and by Dick Dean`s gang-built The Munster Koach instead, Big Daddy Roth learned, that "low Budget and mild" was apparently not the way to score a TV car contract...

 

So, although they didn`t know it at the time, Tom and Newt were apparently competing against each other for that Munster Coach contract, trough Barris and Roth...


Later, when submitting a design for the upcomming Monkees TV series, he let Newt go all out on the concept.

But alas...

 

... that Time they went fot Jeffries`less-expensive "GTO Touring"...

So, Jeffries`relatively austere Monkeemobile concept was approved for The Monkees Television Show, he beat out this home run attempt by Newt and BDR...

And, uh, oh, yes, much later, California Show Cars by Jay Ohrberg, built something similar, based on Newt's design, and called it GeeTar...

 

... which, in my view, doubled the size while halving the Finesse...

This is my Version, perhaps not quite as Newt thought it...

 

... but I have tried to implement it, as far as it went, and with a couple of my Solutions... ;)

 

No idea what I have installed everything here, because it was one of my many, long-term Projects...

... but finally it's done, hope, you like it.

 

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Li'l Yeller

25 September 2014 - 09:14 AM

Li'l Yeller
School Bus Plus!

•Original year: 1970
•Company: AMT
•Scale: 1/25
•Designer: John Bogosian


Here's the Li'l Yeller, the scholar hauler with a soul!

AMT's solution to heir pollution is crammed full of educational goodies!

Bored of education?

Our Teeny-Bobber Teacher's Pest goes to the head of its class with elementary items as "Think Tank" body design, "Brain Drain" Radiator, "Grad-U-Eight" mill with "Cum Louder" stereo exhaust, "Midnight Oil" pan, "Lunge Box" shifter--sheepskin upholstery--mind-bending vinyl tires (quad slicks out back and ground-grabbin' wide-tread weenies up front).

It all adds up to the kit most likely to succeed, so don't drop out-- close the generation gaps with Li'l Yeller!


Ride on!


This is my version.

While starting and after a few difficulties with the bodyparts, which fit together very poorly, it spent a few years in the box, also because missing parts blocked the assembly.

The mods: Front lowered, aluminum mesh in the cooler and in the interior floor, wired motor, windshield bracing made from 1mm chrome steel wire, a new shifter knob, the roof railing is homemade: four new aluminum holders and inox wire, modified rims from LEGO and some new selfmade Tires...

Hope, you like it.

 

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