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pharoah

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    Shelbyville,IN
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    John Farrow

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  1. Hi guys, Some of you might be familiar with Bombshell Betty. It's a 52(not sure) Buick with a straight 8 that ran 168 mph at Bonneville. The weirdness of it blew me away,and I had to build something like it. I used an AMT 51 Chevy Bel Air. The top was chopped ,all side trim was removed. New flat door panels were made,and a Nascar seat and a roll cage were added. It's a semi curbside because it has a 6 cylinder in it ,but the hood is glued shut. The intake and exhaust were too hard (for me) to fabricate. The Dagmars and the air intake are welding tanks from AMT's 53 Ford truck. It was painted silver ,with a coat of Alclad. The front suspension was replaced with an older pickup straight axle,and the trans and differential replaced with something more modern from the parts box. I hope you like it!
  2. I never thought of that,but it does have a little box art look to it.
  3. Can you draw in perspective? Where you can see the front and the side at the same time? I've drawn since I could hold a pencil ,but I can't now due to eye problems. Hope to get that fixed some day soon. I have some things posted on here,just scroll down the list. Good luck!
  4. Thank you! I've been at it for a while..
  5. Why in the world did you stop? Keep drawing!
  6. I noticed that no one has posted here for a while ,so I thought I would share a memory and post some digital artwork. Let's go back to about 1964 . AMT had released the first (and maybe the best) version of the '57 Bel Air. I was 12 years old ,and I knew how I wanted to build this. Unfortunately , I had budget restrictions - A 25cents a week - Yes, a shiny new quarter - allowance didn't go far, even then. Anyway,I shaved off the side trim,filled in the hood 'scoops' and removed the hood and deck emblems. Did I mention I was on a budget? My brother was working on a Pontiac at the time,and he painted the Chevy for me. Pontiac engine light metallic blue. Yes,engine paint.. A nice ,flat,grainy engine paint. Oh well. I had a set of Ala Kart wheels ,and skinny whitewalls to put on it,so that helped a little. The 409 ,with the supercharger was installed. I loved the chrome suspension on this. The interior had the seat inserts painted dark blue with my little,shaking hands,plus the little alligator on the rear package shelf. Oh,and I used the Buick grille. Such was my masterpiece. I don't remember what happened to it,but it must have gotten thrown out at some time. That's the way of youth. Fast forward to present day , well,a few years ago,and I created this using PSP7. This was the image that was in my childish brain. What I wanted it to look like. Except for the side trim - I don't know what I was thinking then. Live and learn,I guess. I hope you like it.
  7. You can never have too many projets...
  8. pharoah

    Dave "Big" Deal

    That's sad. I really liked his artwork.
  9. I'm building a Revell VW bus and I'm wondering what the trick is to installing the doors. I'm afraid I'll break off those tiny pins. Thanks for your help.
  10. Hi again. I'm sorry the updates are so slow in arriving. It's a big model,and other things keep getting in the way. Here is part of the cab and the floor pan. I made oval windows instead of rectangle ones. I used the bottom of a Bactine bottle as a pattern. The cab is styrene,but I tried to make it look like wood. The windows are about ready to go in,and the roof is being made. Thanks for looking!
  11. I want one of those '58 Ford pickups. LOL I know what you meant,I've built several '53 Fords.
  12. I have been sooo tempted to make a Datsun like that..
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