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  1. i built the gold seat to go into a rat rod but i thought i'd show it off on its own anyway i guess its a take on the WWII bomber seat look i've seen used in some rods its made from cut, flattened, bent and drilled aluminium anti perspirant can, its also been sanded on the back when flat to get a more scale thickness, the gold finish is how it came , its just been sanded a bit to make it look worn the silver one is a stock seat from ( i think a VW kit) , stock one to its right, it had every second rib cut out and filed then driver restraint bars added, floor runners added not as good as the alloy one but better than stock
  2. does this count, no actual paint, just raw aluminium, cut, flattened ( it came rom anti-perspirant cans ), and bent to shape, the hood and nose cone clip into place and have pins that locate the hood
  3. been a while since i finished this one but i always liked it a lot
  4. 1/24th, i have one i built years ago, it went well until i tried to tint the 'glass' purple to match the bodywork and they ended up fogging (purple fog though)
  5. cool, i've always wanted to use astroturf inside a real car and you've replicated itinside a camino, well done
  6. try these guys in england, they do a range of MG's as well as a Rover V8 engine which is what was used to power the V8 (obviously) versions http://www.sefinecast.co.uk/Contents.htm
  7. they're from out of the orig truck kit, going to call them the parking brakes. i'm sort of planning to use a sort of joystick/control column coming out of the dash, sort of like a light plane control its changed a fair bit since the project started, it was orig going to be a tracked towtruck with the cab from a pickup and ski steering at the front with a small block chev under a normal hood
  8. had an average one it must be said....but got the doctor to change my meds so i'm not a miserable basterd all the time and lost over 20lb....then mrs spotty thought i must be having an affair because i was happy and losing weight .....hopefully got her straightened out so lets ee what this next year brings....could do with a new motorbike though,anyone got a spare hayabusa? on the plus side, just found a local liquor store that sells my favourite brand of cider tonight so it can't all be bad can it?
  9. decided to change the handlebars and headlight on my m/cycle today (back to ones i used to have on there- non stock but much better configuration) and do you think they'd fit.....no bl**dy chance, not happy, now i get to spend tomorrow sorting it instead of actually riding it and by the way, if anyone tells you LED lights are the eway to go on bikes/cars, don't believe them....you can see the lights from the moon but you can't see 10 feet in front of you with them, back to good old halogens for me
  10. you didn't say crup shoot did you? just as well cos you're not allowed to say crepe shoot or crip shoot for that matter
  11. i'm doing a similar one myself, using the hull, wheels and tracks from a chinese rocket launcher, cab, engine and 5th wheel from some bigrig (looking at the pics it seems to be a Diamond Reo), detailed the drivers seat, full communications gear in the cab, plumbed the engine, hydraulic winch on the front etc it will either be painted in 'international emergency' orange or army green it's still a LONG way off finished but one day......
  12. a trick i used for fogging the windows of a Trabant (well it can be cold in Germany and the heaters were barely functional in Trabbies) was putting a pool of superglue on a sheet of cardboard and suspending the window 'glass' over it, as the fumes from the superglue evaporated they gently fogged the clear plastic, just leave it there until the desired degree of fogging is achieved. if the glue dries up just add more
  13. what, you're not going to replicate the butchered speaker holes? there wouldn't be a torana out there that doesn't have those..... on a related matter, holes like those will fail you on a RWC down here (victoria) for compromising structural integrity and you'd have to have them repaired and engineer certificated to get the vehicle registered. just another way to get old cars off the road or genuine safety matter ?
  14. check the die-casts of OCC or Jesse James bikes, some of those have ludicrously wide tyre/wheel combos and with a bit of scratchbuilding you could chop the spokes out of the wheel and just use the hub/rim/tyre with your own design spokes all this assumes they'd be an appropriate scale for what you want i've used the OCC 'Fire Engine' bike to build my own custom, basically only the engine and part of the frame were left, modified or replaced the wheels, forks, bodywork, carbs, exhaust, bars, lights
  15. our local supermarket had their xmas stock out at the beginning of july to catch the 'christmas in july' trend thats catching on over here. then it all disappears until the beginning of september when its back in force for the next 4 months, though we get overlays of fathers day and halloween to keep us spending in the meantime
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