modelcarcrazy

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About modelcarcrazy

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  • Birthday 12/10/1961

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  • Scale I Build 1/25

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  • Location kingsport, tn.
  • Full Name Tony Conant

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  1. modelcarcrazy added a post in a topic 1977 GMC Custom Pickup   

    very very very nice!!! I love it!
  2. modelcarcrazy added a post in a topic GM Strikes Back... With a Buick!   

    Nice job, except those crappy looking skinny white wall tires and those ancient looking hub caps.
  3. modelcarcrazy added a topic in Under Glass   

    1958 Edsel Pacer
    Here is one I've had finished a little while. I finally took some photos of her. I changed the engine a little bit, added some Hoppin' Hydos wheels and tires and some Pegusus brakes. I made some new front spindles to get the stance I wanted and added a few things here and there. She's mostly out of the box otherwise. I like the way she turned out. Here she is.












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  4. modelcarcrazy added a post in a topic AMT 1964 Impala SS   

    I would like to take this time to thank everybody for looking over "Jarhead". The reception he has received has been unbelievable. I want to say a special thanks to Jeff Marsh for his nice comments. Jeff, if you would post some photos of your builds, everyone would drool so much all of America would be flooded for a week or two!!
  5. modelcarcrazy added a topic in Under Glass   

    AMT 1964 Impala SS
    Hello, This is the AMT 1964 Impala SS. I named it "Jarhead" in memory of my Uncle, Coy Doty Harris (1947-1999). Coy was a husband, father, brother, football coach, and a former Marine. Coy loved hotrods and muscle cars and fueled my love for them as a young boy. He drove a '64 Impala for several years and loved every mile of it. This is my version of his dream ride, I know if he were still with us he would want one just like this. I chose the AMT kit because it needed some help and I tried to help it all I could. I went light on the body mods, I removed the emblems and script from the body sides, trunk lid, and grill shell. The paint is three coats of Dupli-Color GM LIght Blue Met. with six coats of Dupli-Color clear polished out with a Millennium 2000 polishing kit. The bumpers and grill were stripped and painted with Alclad chrome and the bumper inserts were covered with matte aluminum BMF. The wheels, tires, and brakes come from the Revell Concept Camaro snap kit. The tag frames come from the Revell 1967 Chevelle. I made the hood insulation out of black construction paper.



    The engine come from the Revell 1994 Impala SS snap kit. I made my own pre-wired distributor and wire loomes. I made the throttle linkage and return spring along with the radiator support and filled the hole in the firewall for the metal clip that represented a hood hinge. I also made the radiator and heater hoses. The radiator and electric fans came from a Revell 1998 Corvette. The upper control arms and steering box and steering rod came from the Revell 1967 Chevelle. The air cleaner, battery, and control module come from my parts box. I made the plumbing and wiring for the master cylinder and wiper motor out of some scrap bits of wire. Battery cables came from Scale Dreams.




    In the interior, I made the window cranks and door handles out of thin aluminum and plastic rod, I also made the gas and brake pedals out of thin aluminum. The modified console, shifter, steering wheel, steering column, and bucket seats come from the AMT Concept Camaro. The arm rest and rear view mirror came from the Revell 1967 Chevelle. The speaker grills came from the AMT 1967 Impala. The flocking is from Ken's Custom fuzzy fur.




    The underside, I cut away the molded in front suspension and boxed in the frame with sheet plastic and added a modified front suspension from a Revell 1967 Chevelle. In the rear area, I filled the indentions on the corners of the trunk floor pan, where the screw holes used to be, with sheet plastic and worked them down smooth. I made the shock and track bar brackets and added modified shocks and track bar from the parts box and I made the exhaust tips out of aluminum tubing. I used matte aluminum BMF on the molded in exhaust pipes.


    This turned out to be a pretty fun model to build, and I was pleased with the way it turned out. Check it out and tell me what you think of "Jarhead".
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  6. modelcarcrazy added a topic in NASCAR   

    1966 Skylark LMS
    I combined the Skylark modified stocker from AMT with the Monogram nascar chassis to build a 70's era late model sportsman car. I grew up watching racecars similar to this race every Friday night at Kingsport Speedway back in the 70's and I have always loved this era of racing.

    The model didn't take very much modification to work together, mostly to the dash where it meets the cowl. I added a few details and made a few parts for it with some decals from different kits that I mixed together to get the look I wanted. Thanks for checking it out.



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  7. modelcarcrazy added a post in a topic 1966 Chevelle SS   

    Thanks Doug, I painted her with Dupli-Color Avignon Blue Met (body,underside) and Dupli-Color Bahama Blue Met (running gear)

    Thanks Rob, But the trim around the rear window was a chrome plated part that glued in. I stripped the chrome plating and painted it with alclad chrome.
  8. modelcarcrazy added a post in a topic 1966 Chevelle SS   

    Thanks Terry, The wheels are 19 & 23 chrome T's by Pegusus

    I'm thrilled you like it Jeff, your talent is my benchmark. Thank you very much!
  9. modelcarcrazy added a post in a topic 1966 Chevelle SS   

    I would like to jump in to say thank you to everyone who has commented on "The Devil's Daughter". After her first day exposed to the world the response she has gotten is just unbelievable.
  10. modelcarcrazy added a topic in Under Glass   

    1966 Chevelle SS
    Hello people, I haven't posted anything in a while, but I just finished a 1966 Chevelle SS by Lindberg on Oct. 1. and I wanted to introduce her to the whole entire world. I added a few special touches of my own and she was receptive to it. I named her the "Devils Daughter" because she is so sweet on the outside but pure evil on the inside. Here she is I hope you like her.


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  11. modelcarcrazy added a post in a topic 1941 Plymouth   

    Thanks Bruce, You'r right, the kit is rough, but who was it that said a turd can't be polished. LOL!!!!!
  12. modelcarcrazy added a post in a topic 1941 Plymouth   

    It has been almost 24 hours since I posted the Plymouth and I can't beleive the responce it has gotten. Thanks guys for the compliments, you'r very kind.
  13. modelcarcrazy added a post in a topic 1941 Plymouth   

    Thanks Davin, The headers came in the kit.
  14. modelcarcrazy added a topic in Under Glass   

    1941 Plymouth
    I built this back in March. It's the AMT 1941 Plymouth. I used most of the kit's parts along with a few from my parts box. I added the bucket seats and stearing wheel from a AMT Prowler and tinted the windows using the desposible sunglasses you get at the eye doctor. The engine came in the kit, it looks to me to be maybe a 340, I added a pre-wired distributor and a partsbox air cleaner and used some wire to make the fuel lines and throtle cable. I made the throtle return spring out of armiature wire wound around a drill bit. I added the upper and lower radiator hoses and heater hoses. The wheels and tires came from the Revell Dodge Copperhead concept car, the brakes came from an AMT NASCAR kit. I added alluminum tips to the exhaust. I painted it with Dupli-Color Bahama blue met. with five coats of clear and polished it out with a Millinium 2000 polishing system. I painted the bumpers, grill, headlights, taillights and hood orniment with Alclad chrome. Overall, it was a fun build.

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  15. modelcarcrazy added a post in a topic 1966 El Camino   

    Wow Jeff, Thanks. You'r work has always inspired me. If I could build models at you'r skill level I would be doing something.