Sportabout

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  • Scale I Build 1:25

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  • Location Vantaa
  • Full Name Kari Tapanainen

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  1. Sportabout added a post in a topic Bill Kraft Rambler   

    Nice that you started this project. Front suspension looks great.
  2. Sportabout added a post in a topic Rambler Snow Plow   

    Thank you guys. This one was fun to build.
  3. Sportabout added a post in a topic Rambler Snow Plow   

    This was a total surprise to me

     
  4. Sportabout added a post in a topic Pro Street Matador   

    Here is other engine to compare their sizes and it is is from Jo-Han SC/Rambler kit but I think both are 1/25 scale. Gibson drag race engines needs huge engine compartment like chevelle or charger have.

     
  5. Sportabout added a topic in Drag Racing Models   

    Pro Street Matador
    I decided to continue my old project I started five years ago. It is combination of AMT '75 Matador and Revell '55 chevy pro sportsman and Ross Gibson Roadhammer Hemi.

    Frame and interior needs some fitting...

    ...but it is can be done.

    Engine parts


    Paint scheme is Matador BWR

    Early test fitting before repainting.

    Next front suspension and steering.
     
     
     
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  6. Sportabout added a post in a topic '60 Chev Apache   

    Cool truck. I really like the  color. How did you paint it?
  7. Sportabout added a post in a topic Rambler Snow Plow   

    More pictures of this trar can be found: http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/111975-rambler-snow-plow/
     
  8. Sportabout added a topic in Under Glass: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    Rambler Snow Plow
    This tribute trar is ready for service.
    A real world car can be found here: http://bangshift.com/general-news/roadside-find-a-1962-rambler-snow-plow-trar/





     
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  9. Sportabout added a post in a topic Rambler Snow Plow   

    Small uppdate but I think we're finally on the home stretch with this project. Rest parts are waiting their turn.


  10. Sportabout added a post in a topic Rambler Snow Plow   

    Light bar is ready and it had to test to fit at this time although it  it is last part to install.

  11. Sportabout added a post in a topic Rambler Snow Plow   

    I painted body with Future/X-21 -mixture and then sanded it lightly with 1200 sandpaper and polished it with tissue to get proper matte finish. Tamiya weathering master B and C will give rust and dirt to body.

  12. Sportabout added a post in a topic Rambler Snow Plow   

    Body is painted again and now with more correct color.

    Lisence plate is ready

    Next foiling with bare-metal matte aluminium foil.
  13. Sportabout added a post in a topic Rambler Snow Plow   

    Plow is ready now.


    I noticed body color is too yellow so I have to paint it again.
  14. Sportabout added a post in a topic Rambler Snow Plow   

    This is simple way to get bigger tires straight and same track front and back.Best glue for this job is 5 minutes epoxy.

    I think front wheels looks better when you can see disk brakes through them.

  15. Sportabout added a post in a topic Rambler Snow Plow   

    Front wheels and big modifying tool. Stock rear wheels below. Originally front wheels were strange combination disk brakes and drums