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Last Builds of 2013

28 December 2013 - 11:45 AM

I haven't posted here in a while due to medical issues, so here are my last two builds of the year. Both were completed for our clubs last two quarterly theme builds, 63-67 road racers and straight liners.


The road racer was based of pictures of SCCA and Trans Am 69/70 Mustangs, Phildaupho's wip (http://www.modelcars...ns +am +mustang) and Revells 70 Boss 302 kit. I used the kit engine and scratch built the oil breather pipe, air cleaner, remote oil filter, radiator and modified the intake manifold and coolant lines. The firewall detail was removed and engine compartment washed for the just raced look. The interior was gutted, console removed and the trans tunnel rebuilt with sheet styrene. The lower portion of the dash removed (based on 1:1 pics), scratch built the instrument panel using pe gauges. An aftermarket roll bar was tweaked to fit with a parts box seat and safety harness. The body was cleaned up, wipers removed and the fuel filler moved up to the edge of the trunk lid. The undercarriage was also reworked, washed, scratched built exhaust and ebay supplied resin wheels.











56 Del Ray

20 August 2013 - 01:58 PM

This build was entered in our club's tri-five chevy build. It started as a Revell Del Ray kit with minor modifications as I attempted to maintain the classic styling ques of the tri-fives. The exterior was dechromed, debadged and the side molding from under the side windows to the horizontal trim was removed. Flipped, gently recessed and painted '55 AMT Nomad bumpers replaced the kit oversized chrome bumpers. Body was finished in Testors Inca Gold and Tamiya Yellow. DSCN2131_zps79722924.jpg






'09 Charger seats with the headrests removed replaced the front bench seat. The rear seat was reupholstered to match the buckets using strip styrene and putty. The door panel centers were cut away and filled with sheet styrene and p/e parts used for the details. The shifter and console were from the parts box and the interior was finished in Inca Gold and Testors flat light aircraft gray.




The engine compartment was shaved and a detailed Chevy 5.7 from the 99 Silverado kit stuffed in. The custom radiator was taken from the C5-R LeMans kit and the engine cover from a parts box hood scoop.






The chassis and suspension components were cleaned up and the front was lowered and additional 2" scale inches. The kit exhaust was shortened and fitted to the new engine with the addition of aluminum exhaust tips. The tires and wheels are from a Revell Tuner kit.




Thanks for looking...

71 Charger Daytona

02 August 2013 - 01:22 PM

This is my second wip and it's finally completed. See the wip here: http://www.modelcars...7&st=0&p=798334.


This was my first for many new ideas, techniques and methods. I replaced the oem suspension with a coil over suspension with rack and pinion steering. The kit engine/transmission/exhaust was modified with updated components and scratch built headers. The brake/fuel lines were detailed and subframe connectors added. The interior was left basically stock with the bench seat being replace with buckets and the gauges updated with home made decals. Body trim was completed with bmf aluminum and the panel lines washed with a dark red and the wing was shortened . The paint was wet sanded, polished and waxed (pictures don't do it justice). The build was a challenge and turned out better than I expected.














Thanks for looking and enjoy...

GMC Topkick

28 May 2013 - 10:42 AM

Well she's finally done. She started out as a AMT promotional Silverado dually for the cab, interior and bed with AMT Ford Louisville Short Hauler for the running gear, a DG Productions toy bank for the front clip and a BB chevy from the AMT 57 Corvette gasser. The parts box and scratch building provided many of the under hood details and other miscellaneous parts. For details of the build see the wip here: http://www.modelcars...3&st=0&p=798272














Thanks for looking...