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  • Birthday 06/17/1962

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  1. The fringe is 2mm waxed cord for a hobby store that is pre coloured and I think it’s for beading. I cut what seemed like hundreds of short lengths then set them into a bead of Modge Podge around the canopy, once the glue had set I carefully trimmed them to length with a scalpel.
  2. Great rebuild Al, here’s my red convertible that was inspired by a real one I saw at Bonneville one year.
  3. Had this MPC military jeep kit on the shelf gathering dust and decided to build it Surrey style as I haven’t seen it done. The kit has the Surrey canopy included but that’s about it, the rest is left to the builder. I had no idea just how many differences there were to make a civilian version let alone a Surrey Gala until I began researching on the web. Delete transfer box, front prop and axle, move fuel tank from under the driver’s seat to between the chassis rails at the rear, convert to seating for 3 up front, one piece windshield , column shift, bumpers & irons, rear mounted spare and tailgate delete. Not one of my best builds but it will join the rest in the cabinet gathering dust.
  4. Sorry about that, I’ve been watching their site daily and they 1st appeared today. I think it said 9 available when I ordered just before I posted here, keep watching the website.
  5. Here you go Les, I’ve used them in the past without problems and can recommend. https://www.scale-model-boulevard.com/
  6. Just ordered 2 from a French supplier as Germany will no longer ship to the U.K. and they should be with me before the end of the month.
  7. Thanks guys, the finished build can be found in the Drag Racing Under Glass section.
  8. So I finally finished up my Rusty the 3100 drag pickup, you can find the build photos in the Drag Racing On The Bench section of the forum. Pretty happy with the results considering my only reference material was the above video and a few pictures stolen from the owner/ builders Facebook page. Im thick skinned so all comments are welcome.
  9. I happened upon this YouTube a few months back and just knew I had to build it. Started with AMT’s stock Chevy 3100 truck kit, added the chassis from the Revell SSR pickup then set to with the saw. Rear axle is from a Revell ‘32 coupe, the engine, exhausts and wheels are from a pro street Chevelle ( I hand drilled all the wheel holes) and the bed floor is coffee stirrers. Lots of parts box bits & pieces were sacrificed along the way. Paint is aerosol primer with sponge & brush applied rust top coat. There have been several versions but this is my favourite guise. Mines not a 100% recreation but there’s no mistaking what it’s based on ! I’ve finished up the truck today and will soon post up some photos in the Drag Racing Under Glass section. Thanks for looking.
  10. Having just finished up building the Green Hornet as the box art Grasshopper and having a couple of the Black Widow kits in the stash, I will be watching your builds with some interest. Here is as hot of my finished Grasshopper, it can be found in the Drag Racing under glass section if you’d like some inspiration.
  11. This build of the ‘Grasshopper’ show and go car is based on the old Monogram ‘Green Hornet’ kit which was in turn based on the ‘Grasshopper’ 1:1 build, for reference I used the Rodder Journal feature of the full size clone which was painstakingly constructed by Dave Shuten at Galpin Motors. The Monogram kit is old, basic but nevertheless kinda neat and it’s inspiration is pretty obvious. I ditched many of the box parts including the grille sheet and insert, headlights, wheels and tyres, windshield and roof. The full length grille assembly from a Monogram deuce replaced the chopped kit item, interior panels with pleated inserts and a new dash with correct gauges completed the inside, rolling stock are Revell midget racer rear wheels and tyres while the rears are Revell model A with parts box slicks. The engine was ‘detailed’ with a scratched magneto and clear plug wires. The body was shot with rattle can BRG and clear coat , the firewall is chrome BMF. Sadly the build lacks the correct Grasshopper decals, I’ve not yet found anyone who has reproduced them, any offers ?
  12. Mock up looks great, this is how the revamped Rat Roadster should have been offered to us ! Yeah I appreciate all the work that would entail but we can dream…
  13. Nice work Steve, the Mystery Machine can certainly be a fun kit and an opportunity to let your imagination run wild.
  14. Sorry but I have no build shots of the T speedster, from memory I built forward from the original radiator using plastic sheet, filler and a modicum of ability until it resembled a Livingstone item.
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