This is my entry in a Slingster Challenge over on the Vintage Drag Models board. Some entrants are restricting themselves to the parts in the box. With the range of alternatives included in this kit there is quite a lot to choose from! But I'm taking the opposite tack, using a bunch of alternate parts to give it a more realistic texture than the kit stuff allows. As usual, I'm going with some fantasy logo art as well. Paint is two-tone Duplicolor white and maroon. The front wheels are some custom wire wheels a friend of mine gave me, with Ace Hardware #57 O-rings for tires. Rear wheels are resin Halibrand kidney beans sourced on eBay, finished in a Dow 7-like Testors Acryl Jet Exhaust. The rear tires are AMT pie crusts from the AMT Double Dragster kit. The kit hemi is finished in gloss silver paint to resemble the 392 factory stock color from the 50’s with various shades of Testors Metalizer to detail out the blower, injectors and manifolds. The scoop is from the Revell Parts Pac Pontiac motor. The valve covers are Chrysler FirePower items courtesy of Early Years Resin, which I foiled (yeah, I know, they're upside down... at least for now...). The idler pulley belt drive is from a Two Much kit, including the front adapter plate. I'll be making my own weed-burner style exhausts from 2 mm. aluminum tubing. The rest is from the kit. Here's a "battle zone" picture in full thrash, the completed body with decals and clear coat, and also pictures of the logo art. I'm shooting for a "turn of the decade" vibe, the kind of transitional car seen at the 1960 Nationals before the California look took over.
Thanx for lookin',