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Erik Smith

Member Since 05 Nov 2009
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Where's the Buzz? New tool Hyundai!

30 April 2014 - 05:46 PM

What? No buzz surrounding Academy's all new tool Hyundai Azera model?


I haven't been able to dig up much on this kit yet...says "quick build" and "multi color parts" - so, snap kit or???

Love those late 70 "Theme" Cars?

18 April 2014 - 05:41 AM

I love the late 70s - not because they were great - because they gave us so much cheese. The themed cars of the time are, well, awesome - now.

I spotted this Plymouth Fire Arrow in Colville, WA, yesterday. Actually, they are kind of cool little cars - made by Mitsubishi - four banger, rear wheel drive...enjoy the eye candy...



1966 Buick Riviera Cannonballer….

09 March 2014 - 07:56 AM

I am pretty sure "Cannonballer" is a word...


Here is my AMT 1966 Buick Riviera, set up to run the 2014 Cannonball Run (so, I guess it could be Cannonball Runner…).


I swapped out the nailhead for an LS9 Corvette engine, used Fireball Modelworks resin wheels and tires (for that 70's look).  I tried to keep it looking kind of 70ish but with the modern efficiency...


Front seats were swapped with ragin seat and 5 point belts - really the only safety equipment.


In order to increase fuel mileage, I replaced the steel bumpers with "aluminum"...


Paint is Duplicolor, clear is Deft lacquer...
























Thanks for looking!

Old Farm Truck Photo...

26 February 2014 - 04:44 PM

Came across this old truck on a fire in central Washington...




Thought it was pretty cool - cow trails around it kept it from burning.

Revell 1957 Ford Custom

18 January 2014 - 01:34 PM

Here is my Revell 1957 Ford built as an early 60s mild/backyard custom.  Door handles, hood ornament, trunk emblem shaved.  I trimmed the "fins" from the bumpers front and rear and flipped the rear bumper.  Headlights are from Revell '32 Ford kit- I wanted the semi-bug eye look like the Ford truck headlight conversions, but I didn't have any of those, so…that's my alternative.  Grill is scratchbuilt from styrene strips.  I replaced the kit decal fabric with an early 1960 style pattern.  Wheels and tires are Pegasus.  I lowered the rear about an inch but tried to keep it period looking. Under the hood is from the box outside of the fuel line which was replaced with copper wire (and I added a clear fuel bowl/filter) and wiring.  Paint is fingernail polish and was the main inspiration for the whole model. I decided on chrome trim all the way (as opposed to the correct body colored door frames) just to contract the white and purple.
















And as seen at the 1962 World's Fair in Seattle...




Thanks for looking!