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RIP Raymond Beadle and pictures for reference

21 October 2014 - 06:13 PM

Raymond Beadle, of Blue Max fame, passed away yesterday (really, Sunday evening, I guess).  Hot Rod Magazine on line has a very nice tribute in pictures on their website.  There are several good pictures of a couple of the Blue Max Funny Cars.  They may be old readily available pictures, but thought I'd let everyone on here know.  


Link:  http://www.hotrod.co...eadle_has_died/




Cecil Lankford's Brand X Funny Car Color

16 February 2014 - 07:14 PM

Hey all!


I'm going to build a model of the 72-73 Cecil Lankford Brand X Mustang Funny Car from the Connie Kalitta kit.  I've found some pictures of the car on various sites, and I'm trying to determine the color of the car. In some of the pictures, it looks red, in others orange.  Anybody have any insight as to what is the correct color?  Thanks for the input!!



My attempt at "the young American" FED

28 December 2013 - 06:08 AM

While I was fighting with the decals for the "Trojan Horse" I built the re-released MPC 'the young American" FED.  There has been a fair amount of negative comments about this kit, and while there were some aspects of it that were difficult and frustrating, overall I thought the kit was a little above average.  The body is painted with Testor's Pearl White and the frame is painted with Testor's Sapphire Blue.  The front wheels were brush painted with Ruby Red Metalflake.  Color pictures of the car are somewhat difficult to come by on the internet, but those I did find showed the car had a rather unique gold colored blower and timing cover plate, so I attempted to replicate the color with a mix of lime gold and champaign gold. Unfortunately, it doesn't show up very well on the pictures.  I took one picture of the car with the front body panels off just because.


Thanks for looking!  Comments welcome.









Larry Fullerton's Mustang II Funny Car

26 December 2013 - 07:15 PM

Some time ago I requested photos of Larry Fullerton's Mustang II Trojan Horse.  I received several replies for which I am VERY grateful.  After a very trying time I have FINALLY finished the model.  I found this kit at an old estate sale and it was not in the best of shape.  The body was warped some, although not severely, as was the frame.  The model itself went together pretty well, although as you can see from the pictures, some additional work is required on the stance, as right now the body sits way too high.  The body is painted with Testor's Diamond Dust Laquer and Testor's "Purplicious" Laquer.  I will clear coat the car at some time.


The decals almost drove me crazy!  The decals from the kit were unusable, although they were mostly intact on the sheet.  I copied them to my computer and then using the photos that so many of you supplied, tried to create a comprehensive set to use.  After MANY hours and burning up at least a couple of color cartridges on my printer, I got the decals you see.


Thanks for looking!  Comments welcome.