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6bblbird

Member Since 13 Dec 2006
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'32 ( I hate flat black) Tudor

15 March 2014 - 03:17 PM

Just finished this Tudor that I built for a friend of mine. He is building a 1:1 at this time. Not meant to be an exact replica but a "similar" car. I asked him what color the body would be....."flat black". O.k., the chassis?... "flat black". The engine?... "flat black". Let me guess on the interior....black vinyl? "Yep". Arrrrgh, too much black!
 
The grille was blacked out with The Detailer wash. Came out pretty good. The cowl lamps are fog lights from the new Revell 'cuda because my carpet ate one of the kit parts!
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You can see the dust print on the door. Really hard to keep flat black clean! I'll wipe it down before delivery.
The wide whites are something that I liked and felt necessary to contrast with all of that flat black.
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The window glass was a real p.i.t.a. as it kept popping out when stretching the body to fit over the interior tub. I had to reinstall them from outside the car after the tub was installed! You literally have to stretch the body almost to the breaking point to get that tub in.
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I forgot to install the tail lights and plate bracket before I mounted the body to the chassis! I was not going to try and pop that tub out again! I measured and drilled the holes on the almost completed car.I think that I got away with it.
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I'm glad that I wont have to look at this one anymore! I hope that he likes it!
WF

'57 Ford Custom, Altered Wheelbase drag car

13 February 2014 - 11:24 AM

This is a fairly recent completion that was built for a Jersey Shore MCC contest. It's based on the Revell '57 Ford Custom.

Modified body and chassis with a lot of fabbed parts. Engine is a Mopar Max Wedge with Johan headers.  The front and rear suspension was lifted from a Revell Miss Deal. Paint is Tamiya Chrome Yellow and Testors Diamond Dust.

 

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Honest Injun AWB

11 February 2014 - 06:44 PM

There have been quite a few Model King AWB Funnier Farmer builds here lately so why not join the party?

I built this one when the kit was first re-released about 7 years ago.

One thing that I had to do was install a Pontiac engine, and supercharge it!

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The kit supplied headers are grotesquely cartoonish and a major pet peeve of mine so I built my own to fit the Pontiac cylinder heads.

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A/SA Hemi 'cuda

21 January 2014 - 01:53 PM

This is my first build of the new Revell '70 Hemi 'cuda kit. I wanted to build it stock but not showroom stock so I decided to build it as a class legal NHRA Stocker circa 1980s.

 

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I start with the interior. First thing is to build a roll bar as required by the rules. I used Revell '69 Charger parts for the main hoop. I added the side bars and rear bars along with a bar behind the driver.

WF