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Lizard Racing

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About Lizard Racing

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  • Are You Human? yes
  • Scale I Build 1/24 & 1/25

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  • Location Bountiful, UT
  • Full Name George Yoke

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  1. Lizard Racing added a post in a topic Cale's Laguna   

    Great build!  Mine is in the "Cale's 75/76/77 below.
    I see you used the correct rear suspension and you got the hood to fit and still keep the nose down.
    Good work!!.
  2. Lizard Racing added a topic in NASCAR   

    Cale's '75/'76/'77
    Just finished the '75 version of Cale Yarborough's Chevy starting with the MPC Laguna kit with PPP wheels and tires.  The MCM article was the inspiration for the project.

    It came out just OK.  This article along with the one on the Randy Ayres forum were very helpful.  It's just a shame to spend $20+ on a kit then need two extensive articles to make it look right.
    I haven't added the window net and am still working to get the hood to fit.


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  3. Lizard Racing added a post in a topic Hyundai Azera at port of entry customs 1/24 scale   

    What an unusual idea!
    I would think some personal knowledge and research was used to get the masking just right.
  4. Lizard Racing added a post in a topic The Beginnings Of Our Interstates   

    In 1919 there was a bold experiment called the 1919 Motor Transport Corps convoy, which was one of the first crossings of the United States by truck. 
    Commanding this expedition was  then Brevet Lieutenant Colonel Dwight D. Eisenhower.
    This adventure, along with observing the Autobahn in Germany made him a champion for highways across the country.
    And the rest is history.
  5. Lizard Racing added a post in a topic How does your family deal?   

    Growing up in the '60s my Dad, a Great Depression survivor, did not support my hobby.  I think it was because he had to work as a youth to help support his family.
    When I got married, I made it clear my wife had to at least be tolerant.  She didn't have to be rabid about it like I was, but at least tolerate.  Now I have my own "craft room." 
    It is important to be sure to allow your spouse to pursue his/her interests and activities.  It's only fair.
  6. Lizard Racing added a post in a topic Indy survivors   

    Here is a third Indy survivor that is a parts bin project.  I have always been a fan of the supercharged Offy which ran in '66-'67 until overtaken by the turbo.  The chassis is the AMT Lotus with the engine from the Watson roadster. Some of the parts are nearly 50 years old, since I built several variations of the Lotus back in the day.  Tires are from Indycals.


    Here are all three Indy cars I was working on at the same time. Ten years of Indy car development.  I think I'm going to do something simple next. Thanks for viewing.

     
  7. Lizard Racing added a post in a topic Roundel/#6 Decal from 1/25 MPC 1960 Corvette kit (or #5's from the Sunbeam Tiger kit)   

    It just so happens I have an intact decal sheet from that kit. PM me and I will send it to you.
  8. Lizard Racing added a topic in Under Glass   

    Indy survivors
    Here are two old Indy cars recently resurrected from storage.

    I built the '68 Eagle in 1972.  It came straight out of 30+ years of storage.  I even have the original box!  The paint is a bit dirty and the decals faded.  I did manage to wash off the dust.

    The McLaren was always a fantasy car and was recently rebuilt and repainted.  It reflects a '74 McLaren but changed and updated in a subsequent year (pre-Cosworth).  There's nothing older than last year's race car. 
     
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  9. Lizard Racing added a post in a topic Anybody here?   

    Welcome to the world of retiree modelers!
    I retired two years ago and since have acquired enough builds/rebuilds to last me  a year of full-time work.  Just don't get busier than when you were working.
    This forum is a great place for advise and help.  As I remember, the '62 Darts had a unitized body/chassis.  Are you looking to separate the drive train from the chassis plate? 
    For more exposure, post this message in the On the Workbench section. 
  10. Lizard Racing added a post in a topic 2016 Builds...Let's See 'Em....   

    Here's mine, just finished.  It started as a Papa Truck, Kenworth Aerodyne with some changes.  This is my first big rig after building race cars for years.  It attracted my attention because it is a race car hauler and you don't see many cabovers any more.  It is featured in the on the workbench and under glass sections.

     
  11. Lizard Racing added a topic in Under Glass: Big Rigs   

    papa truck?
    This is the finished project noted in the On the Workbench section.
    I am not creative enough to come up with a special paint job, so I left it white and modified the kit decals to remove the Papa Truck designation.  I supplemented these decals with a side decal from the USA-1 '63 Corvette.  Never throw anything away.
    OBTW, do any of you regulars know more about the Aerodyne with the extended frame?  Was this a custom, or was it a separate Kenworth model? 


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  12. Lizard Racing added a post in a topic The engine that rewrote F1 history   

    It is the mark of a superior design to do not only what it was meant to do, but things it was not originally meant to do.
    The Cosworth DFV also won the Le Mans 24 hours and, in turbo form, won the Indy 500 several times.  To the best of my recollection it is the only engine to do so.
  13. Lizard Racing added a post in a topic papa truck?   

    Here's the chassis completed.  Obviously I'm not doing the Papa Truck.
    I couldn't get all the stacks to look right, so I fabricated a single exhaust and relocated the intake.  This is probably not correct in the 1:1 world.
    One tip that you big rig regulars probably already know: Because of the long frame rails, be sure to check that they are not warped or twisted.  I wish I had checked that BEFORE I assembled the chassis. Some tweaking will now be necessary.
    I'm still debating on the body color.
    Thanks for your attention.

  14. Lizard Racing added a post in a topic papa truck?   

    Yes, I remember from the instructions that the frame was gold and the engine white.
    I guess I've decided to make it into something else.
    Thanks for the comment. 
  15. Lizard Racing added a topic in On the Workbench: Big Rigs   

    papa truck?
    After building race cars off and on for many years, I decided to try a big rig. 
    I chose the Papa Truck because it's a race car hauler to start with.
    I can't decide to build it a Papa Truck, or something else.
    In the meantime, I am working on the chassis and engine.  There's a lot of parts to this!  Here's what I have so far.
    Ideas?  Thanks for your attention.

     
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