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Cpt Tuttle

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    1:24 / 1:25

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  • Location
    Kalix, northern Sweden
  • Full Name
    Mattias Johansson

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  1. Radwood 2018 - Officially open!

    Chassis glued together, painted and sectioned to get rid of the almost 4x4-like ride height it gets out of the box.
  2. Radwood 2018 - Officially open!

    A yellow Esprit was a childhood dream for me....
  3. Radwood 2018 - Officially open!

    Tamiya pearl yellow.
  4. Radwood 2018 - Officially open!

    Quite a nice engine in this kit! This model is said to have problems with the suspension sitting too high. The easiest way of solving it is to cut down the frame tunnel to allow it to slide up further in the body. So I did such a modification which seems to have turned out well.
  5. 2018 Cannonball Run

    I think you could fit my Mini into your crankcase.
  6. Radwood 2018 - Officially open!

    Engine and gearbox glued together and painted.
  7. 2018 Cannonball Run

    One thing is for sure, beating you in having the most wicked engine will be hard.
  8. 2018 Cannonball Run

    I had to do some cutting of the floorpan since the limited space under the hood requires remote mounted radiator and turbo. Though since I am planning a conversion to coilovers in the rear and doesn't need the weird rubber spring elements the Mini are using, this will probably be OK. I am thinking about having a beam between the rear shock mounts to beef things up instead. Also I painted the floorpan a rear sleeper color that the body will get later - brown with satin clearcoat. Though I wanted the engine bay and frame rails to be black, so black it is. Don't ask me why, I just wanted it this way......
  9. Compared to the 90s version of the AMT 37 Chevy convertible, it's a beauty....
  10. Triumph Drag Bike: Finished "Outside" Pictures

    It could as well pass for a real bike if there was no size references in the background. Absolutely stunning.
  11. `63 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia

    What a beauty! Nice color choice and impressive build quality, very good.
  12. 1967 Plymouth Belvedere 4 door Sedan 426 HEMI original

    Interesting back story and very nice build.
  13. AMT '32 Coupe - a basic street rod

    Despite all their flaws the AMT deuces are among my favourite kits, they have lots of potential for being such crude kits. Your build really proves that. I especially love the roof insert.
  14. Revell's 1968 Volkswagen Beetle

    Now that's a really clean and well built bug. Beautiful!
  15. 2018 Cannonball Run

    I felt like I wanted to upgrade the front suspension to a more conventional type so I started building some struts for it. It's a combination of Honda and Porsche parts. Porsche control arm and lower part of the strut, Honda brakes and upper part of the strut. I wanted something bigger than 10" wheels but finding something still tiny enough to fit a Mini was hard. Finally I found the solution, wheels from the Fujimi VW Golf mk1 was filed down a bit and the tyres from the Mini kit stretched over. Seems like it will work. I felt like I could as well build a flipnose if I was going to build a completely new front end anyway.