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  1. Excellent! I can remember playing with those promos when I was growing up.
  2. Chris, Where did you source the body?
  3. Yours is a very accurate and clean build of a great subject. I have also "cheated" on a couple of occasions and polished the body rather than painting. With all of the polishing it seems like as much or more work than painting. It's great to see a post like yours with the history and specs of the subject car. Thanks for sharing.
  4. That engine compartment...Start it up, I wanna hear it run!
  5. Nice job on a great subject, and I really like your outdoor photography.
  6. Really, really nice build of one of my favorite subjects. It's on my list of must-builds.
  7. "I built it on commission and I should have kept it!" Right on. There's more than one that I made for someone else that I wish I had back. The moral of the story is that your work is your art. Sometimes that in itself is priceless.
  8. That is just great. Nice subject and nice work on the cars and the shop. Is there anyone who doesn't miss "Da Grump"?
  9. The story and the build are both shaping up nicely. Got me sitting on the edge of my chair!
  10. awhitegt

    41 Willys

    I've seen that 1:1 car too. You did a great job of representing it. Very, very nice work.
  11. Torgny, I really like what you have done there. It's refreshing to see things that are essentially 1950's and 1960's Americana. Although we didn't have a boat when I was growing up I can remember seeing runabouts like the Chris Craft, and my parents owned Studebakers. I would also like to say that your craftsmanship is inspiring. What a great combination. Have you considered taking some outdoor photos or doing some photoshop to place the models in a marina environment?
  12. Your outstanding skills have resulted in making the Healey live and breathe as though it were a real automobile. I have restored some British cars and this makes me think of how one should look when it's presented to the customer. Please share more of your work.
  13. This week I traded with Customman (George from PA) and KevinMoparFord (Kevin Wallenhorst) and both gentlemen are highly recomended, Thanks to both for great trading!
  14. I think that this is one of the most beautiful trucks ever made. I have never seen a kit offered, and I'm wondering if any of you know if there is a resin offering of the 1955 Studebaker pickup.
  15. As a former 64 Galaxie owner I have to say that this car presses all the right buttons. I hope I don't start waking up with the idea that I have to have another one!
  16. I only wish that I had sanded the tread surface on them, but due to the age of the build and extensive use of CA adhesive I dare not try now.
  17. Very nice... looks like the real thing to me. I especially like the distributor cap and wires. I'd love to see the fuel pump etc. from below.
  18. Actually the body was supposed to be more blue, and under normal lighting it is, but I agree, if I had it to do over I would have made the frame match in some other way. Maybe the frame would have matched better if I would have just went with a simple medium blue on the body. Thanks to everyone for the nice comments. I'll be posting more builds and projects soon.
  19. The tires are Otakis. I bought them in Toledo a long time ago. I'm not sure if they're still around or not but I found some on ebay with the description "Rock Machine Tire and Wheel Set." They come with different wheels but I think that the wheels I used came with those tires.
  20. There was never a "On the Workbench" for this car as I wasn't a member here when I built it. In fact I have lots of build photos but at that time I was using a film camera! So I guess I'd have to do some scanning of old photos, but I'd really just like to share the finished product with y'all. I grew up in a Ford family and before I understood the economics and tradition of building an old Ford with a Chevy engine I hated the fact that all you saw were mouse motors in Deuces, unless it was a flat head. So this car has an R & D Unique stage III frame, a Monogram roadster body, a Boss 429 from a Glidden kit, a C-6 auto trans from a Fairlane GTA kit, and lots of scratchbuilt fuel system, wiring, and brakelines. It has a dry sump system, tranny mounted alternator, and the tranny cooler is mounted on the bottom of the trans. The exhaust is BB Chevy manifolds and aluminum tubing, Apologies for going on and on, here's the car. The frame is Tamiya sky blue, the body is an attempt at teal using a mixture of blue metallic and green laquer.
  21. The stance, the deep dark gloss black...stunning!
  22. Bradley, I have to know where the windshield comes from on the highboy body? Is it aftermarket or does it come with a kit?
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