Hammerdown

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  • Location Duncan, BC
  • Full Name Bob Gillespie

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  1. Hammerdown added a post in a topic 1/16 Scale Army Vega Funny Car - Updated 8/8/2016 - Decals   

    Hey chris thought you'd get a kick of this photo of my 71 Camaro F/C model and your Prudhomme Vega at Beeline Dragways doing side by side burnouts. Set up this shot in 1976 with an Kodak Instamatic camera.

  2. Hammerdown added a post in a topic 1/25 Don Prudhomme Army Monza Funny Car   

    Beautiful job on an iconic subject. The finish you have achieved is fantastic! Saw The Snake and this car at Bison Dragways in Winnipeg, Manitoba in the late 70's, Don was match racing Bill Schifsky and wasn't happy because Schifsky's driver, Doc Holiday tried to burn Prudhomme down on the starting line with a slow stage but The Snake kicked his ass anyways. It rained after the first run and we helped The Snake and Bob Brant put the Monza back in the Chaparral.

  3. Hammerdown added a post in a topic Gas Ronda Fantasy Transporter   

    What a great subject with amazing work... you are a master modeller Marlowe!!
  4. Hammerdown added a post in a topic Mr. Norm   

    Fantastic craftsmanship, super clean build with a magical finish!
  5. Hammerdown added a post in a topic 1/16th scale Shasta travel trailer   

    Very Cool project. Great scratch build work! Reminds me of the trailer my parents, grandmother, 2 brothers, 1 sister and me, dragged from Regina, Saskatchewan to Disneyland and back behind our 1957 Ford Ranchwagon, in 1959.
    Can you say "Family Vacation"?
  6. Hammerdown added a post in a topic Digital Replica Western Star Tanker   

    Her are three photos of the model, lit with micro lites.



  7. Hammerdown added a topic in Big Boyz   

    1:10 Firebird Rocket Funny Car that really works!
    Using a Parma 1:10 scale Firebird F/C body I built a chassis on free wheeling axles, built a hobby rocket engine mount and fire this baby down the street on a guide line. When the engine "backfires" twin chutes are deployed to bring it to a halt. On the first run, one chute deployed before the other which upset the aerodynamics and flipped the car at full speed and it skidded to a stop on it's roof. I'll post a video of that run, which I'd estimate the top end was 60 MPH.
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  8. Hammerdown added a topic in Under Glass: Big Rigs   

    Bob Tail Western Star
    The body on this scratch bulit tractor is produced by cutting out the various body panels, ie: grill, doors, hood etc from digital photos that I have taken of the actual truck then mounting them together over a plastic chassis. This creates a exact replica of the real truck.


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  9. Hammerdown added a topic in Drag Racing Models   

    1:10 Firebird Rocket Funny Car That Really Works
    Using a Parma 1:10 scale Firebird F/C body I built a chassis on free wheeling axles, built a hobby rocket engine mount and fire this baby down the street on a guide line. When the engine "backfires" twin chutes are deployed to bring it to a halt. On the first run, one chute deployed before the other which upset the aerodynamics and flipped the car at full speed and it skidded to a stop on it's roof. I'll post a video of that run, which I'd estimate the top end was 60 MPH.


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  10. Hammerdown added a topic in Under Glass: Big Rigs   

    Pair of completed 1:43 Western Stars
    Two of my completed, scratch built Western Stars in 1:43 scale.

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  11. Hammerdown added a topic in Under Glass: Big Rigs   

    Digital Replica Western Star Tanker
    Finished my latest scratch built Digital Replica in 1:43 scale
     
     
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  12. Hammerdown added a post in a topic Western Star Tanker With Working Lights   

    The finished product. 


  13. Hammerdown added a post in a topic Phil Castronovo's Custom Body Mini Charger - complete!   

    Great looking replica! Cool Subject!

  14. Hammerdown added a post in a topic Funny Car Summer 'Cuda   

    Hey Nitro those are great pics of the car especially that wheel stand. FYI that's Woody Gilmore who built that chassis talking with Big Jim. 
  15. Hammerdown added a post in a topic Kenworth Bullnose (Illini Replica)   

    Man this is a fantastic project, the finish you are working towards is gonna be great!!