• Announcements

    • Site Upgrade   11/18/2017

      The Forums will be down, Friday, November 24th starting 8 AM PST for upgrade.We'll probably be down until 1PM PST, but it might be longer. I'm doing a major forum software upgrade, so I expect the forums to operate somewhat differently when we come back online. 


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About Daxman

  • Rank
    MCM Regular

Previous Fields

  • Are You Human? Yes
  • Scale I Build 1:25

Profile Information

  • Location Kansas City Kansas
  • Full Name Dax D Wasser

Recent Profile Visitors

640 profile views

Daxman's Activity

  1. Daxman added a post in a topic 32 Ford Jet Rod   

    It took me two months to pick out a color combo for this model. I finally went with blue and white. The white is a very light cream color. The blue is Nassau Blue metallic.
    There's a lot left to do. I haven't posted pictures in a while and thought I should get some up here. There's lots of pieces not installed in the following pictures and I still need to finish up the weathering.

    I'm going to add flaps that will be hinged to the rear of the front fenders. That little lever coming out from the side of the hood will attach to the flap. I'm also working on a side thruster that'll stick out of the rear "wheel holes". Similar to the first two photos at the very beginning of this post.

    The front turbines need to be moved towards the rear slightly,

    The last jet car that I made didn't have landing gear. It always bothered me. How does it land?
    I've got hydraulic skid plates in the rear. They pivot a little for landing, but only very slightly. I'm working on similar skid plates for the front that'll be much smaller.

    I plan to add a trim piece between the blue and white.
  2. Daxman added a post in a topic 32 Ford Jet Rod   

    Thanks for all the comments!! I hope you're all in for the long haul, because I'm a slow builder.......I worked on a few things, but I have a long way to go. I'm having a difficult time keeping the chopped top from separating at the A pillars.
    How many times per model, do you guys set up "mock ups"? I must set this thing up on it's stand, 4 to 5 times per night. I put everything on with pins and tape, just to see what it'll look like. When you're done working your model for the night, do you always put it in it's stance?

    I Changed the side intake to make it look more aggressive. I plan on adding 2 more fins between the existing.

    I'm working on a linkage for the front flaps. If anyone has any ideas for this, please let me know.

    The "fake" side pipes. These are what I imagined as a heat shield for some wires and hydraulic lines. Like in the first photos, there will be lines coming from these pipes that feed into the underside of the car.

    Wide load!

    I can't wait to paint it. I am going for something like this......I think.
  3. Daxman added a post in a topic 32 Ford Jet Rod   

    I got the turbines from a A-10 Warthog similar to this model. I believe that I use a 1:44th scale for the Ford.
    Thanks for the comments! I'll post some pics soon.

  4. Daxman added a topic in On The Workbench   

    32 Ford Jet Rod
    Here's a follow up to a 37 Chevy Jet Rod I made and posted on these forums over a year ago.
    I don't even know what to call it....Steampunk, meets rat rod, meets nostalgic race car. It'll be dirty and used. I can have fun with that.
    Still in the early stages. Here's some of the mock up photos. Sorry for the bad pics..
    I imagined some hanging hydraulic lines and fuel lines from the bottom of the vehicle. I thought by adding the 2 pipes out of the "passenger" side would help with the asymmetry, as well as give it some nostalgia.

    • 26 replies
  5. Daxman added a post in a topic 28 Ford Rat Rod ,on air ride ,   

    I am into rat rods, and I think it's a great build. Very nice.
  6. Daxman added a post in a topic 1964 Impala junker parts car   

    Great job. Very realistic weathering.
  7. Daxman added a post in a topic 2037 Rat Rod?   

    Getting close to completion. I got stuck for a few weeks on the interior. I wasn't too sure where to take it...I didn't want to go overly complicated with too many flight controls. I cut the steering wheel into a flight yoke and added a throttle lever on the center console. It also has a flat screen monitor in place of the rear view mirror. Unfortunately I don't have any good interior close ups!!
    I thought this was a great shot that showed some of the underside of the car.
    I added a front window visor and I'm very happy with it. Please forgive the Scotch tape! This model is not glued together yet!
    Made the tail lights and turn signals by melting the amber and red sprue that was left over,
    Still got to add the trim pieces, final paint, and final details.  Hopefully the next time I show pictures, it will be in the Underglass section.
  8. Daxman added a post in a topic FormulaA Revell 29 Roadster   

    Very nice! This is a cool build,
  9. Daxman added a post in a topic 2037 Rat Rod?   

    So am I!!!!! This one is a total blast to build so far....no pun intended!
  10. Daxman added a post in a topic 2037 Rat Rod?   

    Even more pics! I changed up the grill tonight. Very happy with the results.Much more aggressive looking.
  11. Daxman added a post in a topic 2037 Rat Rod?   

    Ok more pics!
    I added 2 heat shields/deflectors under the running boards. I figured running boards melt under the extreme heat. I covered them with a layer of soot. I'll need to add more soot to the lower half of the doors and a little on the front intakes for the rear jet.
    Made a few rust holes.
    I also added some wire to the headlights.
  12. Daxman added a post in a topic 2037 Rat Rod?   

    Dieselpunk........Where the 1940's and 1950's meets future technology. It's a cool genre similar to steampunk.

    If you had to put a label on the jet rod, it's 90% rat rod with a few elements of dieselpunk.
  13. Daxman added a post in a topic 2037 Rat Rod?   

    Mitch, I do plan on having this and a few others at the KC show. I should be able to finish, right? I keep telling myself that.........Hope to see you there.
    The Hairspray technique. My first time trying it, I was not happy with the results. I built a post-apocalypse truck and I wanted it to be very weathered.  I removed way too much paint. The small spots of white paint left behind didn't look natural. I should have made the top of the vehicle the most sun damaged and left more white paint on the sides of the truck. I chalk this one up to my inexperience. First time using the hairspray technique:
    Here's the same truck using the salt technique. It turned out much better.
    Here's a video that I watched to learn the hairspray technique. Overall I think the hairspray technique gives you more control. I just need more practice.
    Here's the interior I've been working on for the Jet Rod. I added the center console with throttle and a joystick.What color should I paint the interior?
    The kit comes with orange colored windows. I like the look, but will probably go with tinted clear windows.
    Thanks for the positive comments!
  14. Daxman added a post in a topic 2037 Rat Rod?   

    Yes Michael, I plan on being there with this model. It'll give me incentive to finish.
  15. Daxman added a post in a topic 2037 Rat Rod?   

    I just finished putting some color on the Jet Rod tonight. Here's a few pictures of the mock up. I'm happy with the colors. I spent a week going back and fourth between red and dark blue. Somehow I ended up picking green.....go figure. This was my second time using the hairspray technique for weathering. Very happy with the results so far.