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  • Location Gretton, Norhthamtonshire, England
  • Full Name Dave Allen

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  1. sk8erdave added a post in a topic Jeff Lindstrom`s: 1930 Ford Model A -10 1/2 second race car on the "Work Bench" 9/10/16   

    its builds like this that motivate me to get back on the model cars! Your scratch building is amazing and i love the context.
  2. sk8erdave added a post in a topic Datsun 510 Pro/Stock "SWEET PAIN" COMPLETED BUILD   

    too cool!
  3. sk8erdave added a topic in Under Glass   

    Rusty Dubs - Split window panel van & beetle
    Finished these two, the first in a long time. Its been a busy year!
     I used the salt technique to achieve the weathered paint/rust.
    The first is Revell's kit of the T2 panel van, I stil lneed tto add a few little bits and some detailing but its mostly done.

    Next is a 1:32 scale beetle from Airfix, which I promptly whacked with the lowering stick. I had to cut the tops of the front wheels of to clear the front fenders lol. More than chuffed with how it came out considering it was a few hours work and its way smaller than what I'm used to, The stance cme out spot on, its just of the deck with a slight rake. I'm tempted to replace the kit window glass as i feel its too thick for the scale, we'll see.

    A few littke bits left that will require tweezers and patience! 
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  4. sk8erdave added a post in a topic 1/16 Dodge Daytona Pro Mod   

    ill be watching!
     i love watching fast freddy run at santa pod when he comes over. He's twin turbo now, and on a test and tune run, he pedalled, wheelied at the eighth and still ran a decent time. His eighth mile burnouts are expected lol
  5. sk8erdave added a post in a topic 41 Willys - 1/25 Scale   

    great work!
  6. sk8erdave added a post in a topic Greg Anderson's Summit Pro Stock Camaro build......   

    thats awesome!
  7. sk8erdave added a post in a topic top dragster scratch build   

    normally Id say the blown hemi. But a twin turbo dragster is something I'd love to see!
  8. sk8erdave added a post in a topic 1963 SD 421Tempest   

    I'll be watching! Does anyone know if theres a 66 bonneville or catalina available as a model? My Dad has a 66 pontiac ventura, so I need the "full size" pontiac, not the goat to build a model of it.
  9. sk8erdave added a post in a topic The Hunt Bro's Rail from More American Graffiti   

    this will be a great pair of slingshots.
    I love the bit in the clip above where he gets out in front and theres that animal noise. If you know the films you know that noise! I think its details like that, that make a film.
  10. sk8erdave added a post in a topic top dragster scratch build   

    this is insane! I'll be following this build for sure.
  11. sk8erdave added a post in a topic 1936 Ford Coupe - updated 2/9   

    this is really nice.
  12. sk8erdave added a post in a topic 427 shelby cobra   

    very nice, I finished one of these recently too.
  13. sk8erdave added a post in a topic Hello from the UK   

    some friends of mine went to that, said it was pretty good.
  14. sk8erdave added a post in a topic Hello from the UK   

    Hey, I'm from northamptonshire, but spend most of my time in Bedford right now at uni.
  15. sk8erdave added a post in a topic 55 Chrysler Mild Custom   

    Thanks for the kind words 
    I've just been put on to hiroboy and had a good look around, I have other websites too, the one I got my paints from for this model.
    Paints aren't  the issue as such, I also use citadel paints from games workshop as I paint warhammer as well and companies such as humbrol who cater to airfix and hornby offer weathering and metal effects now, Its getting hold of resin hot rod and drag racing parts that is hard, and the one time I got a kit from the US, customs over here added their bit making it non-cost effective. Perhaps because it was an ebay store purchase.
    I will at some point order a big order. Also getting hold of kits is hard, as its a case of waiting until one (only one) comes up, or making do with whats on offer from websites such as emodels and ebay. I've been on the US ebay and theres loads of awesome stuff!  But first, I have a reasonably sized to-do pile, then I want to binge on muscle cars, just building them OOB, 'cos theyre muscle cars! whilst hoarding hot rod material. Thats the very long term plan lol