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  1. Here's one I've been working on off and on for a little while. The base for this one was the Revell 32 Five Window. The front suspension and engine were sourced from the Revell 29 Roadster. Surprisingly enough, with the relocation of the motor mounts and some trimming here and there, most of these parts fit pretty well. The only hang up I had was mounting the engine a bit too high, leading to the down tubes on the exhaust not fitting at all, but two pieces of solder and a little bending solved that pretty quick. The fenders and stock firewall come from the Stacey David Rat Roaster. The grill i
  2. It's been a little while since I've posted, mostly due to Photobucket annoying me to no end. Thank God for the new format here that allows me to let them fade into the past where they belong. Anyway, I recently completed this 30 Ford. The frame was double z'd with the suspension mounted suicide style up front. With this kit allowing you to build a channeled version OOB, the work to get the super low look that seems to be in vogue nowadays is actually really straight forward and easy. I decided to use the skeleton interior, but wanted the transmission and driveshaft exposed. Having to cut the
  3. I'm participating in a group build on Facebook to pay tribute to the late Blair Pletcher. He was a forum member here, but extremely active on Facebook where he never hesitated to share ideas, motivate people, and give tutorials on everything from scratch building to airbrushing cheap craft acrylics. His knowledge, coupled with his very friendly demeanor, helped young bucks like me learn. For that, I'm forever grateful for the few short years we spent bouncing ideas back and forth and complimenting each other's work. Rest easy brother. Well, onto the car. I started off with the AMT 49 Ford kit.
  4. Thanks for all the kind words guys! I really appreciate it. This one's not completely done just yet, though. Keep an eye out for the trailer and road base this thing will reside on soon!
  5. Alright, so the time has come to get the trailer for this done. Just about every panel was severely warped, so that was project number one. After getting everything straight for the most part, some Rustoleum Metallic Aluminum was sprayed onto all of the major components. The underside got a misting of flat black just to add some depth and provide a base for the weathering to come. After that, I decided that the inside of the trailer was way too plain for my liking. After gathering up some supplies, I started building the inside up a bit. Some plywood was cut to size and treated to varying deg
  6. Thanks for following along guys! The cab is finally off to the Under Glass section if you wanna check it out. Next up is the Trailmobile pup trailer that she'll be pulling along. Updates on that will be posted in this thread, so don't go anywhere! There's two pieces to this puzzle, so this thread ain't dead just yet!
  7. Well, after a few months of on again/off again work, I'm calling this one done. Well, the cab anyway, the trailer will be coming soon. All in all, I enjoyed this kit quite a bit. One of the issues was the cab getting hung up on the front bumper while tilting forward. That was fixed by taking about an 1/8 of an inch of so off the frame rails and bringing it in a bit. The mirrors were another hang up. Let's just say whoever designed those things is a tried and true sadist lol. Anyway, I'll let the pictures do the talking. I took a stab at scratching up some glad
  8. Thanks guys! Next update you'll see is the finished product. The cab hinges are proving to be a pain, but I have a plan for that. Check back later this week to see how it turns out!
  9. Alright, as much as it sucks getting buried under two feet of snow and shoveling your life away, there's always a silver lining, such as being off of work for 3 days and getting some build time in. Well, that's what happened, and that's what I did. Here's this weeks progress. I decided to install a small support hook for the air/electrical lines. Not really much else to say here, just figured I'd share. I also sanded down the ridiculously thick mudflaps for a more in scale look. They aren't perfect, but after a coat of my dirt mixture they ended up looking fine. After doing a mockup, the re
  10. Thanks guys! Thank you! I made some oil, coolant, and other fluid stains by streaking on a bit of acrylic craft paint. No thinning necessary, just a wet brush and light dip in the cap. Some super serious-type painters may yell at me for that, but sometimes being lazy works haha. The rest was just a bit of Tamiya weathering powders, dabbed, smeared, or whatever works, finished up the rest.
  11. Yeah, they have to be around somewhere, because whenever I stop by the hobby shop and decide to wait out buying a kit I have my eyes on, it's almost certain that it will be gone the following week lol. It would be cool to at least get a show or meetup around here, just to meet some more people to bounce ideas around with. I've been getting a few request from guys in the local car scene to build replicas of their cars, much like this one was, to display along the real ones at local shows. Who knows, maybe that'll spark a little interest and put a few bucks in my pocket, As for the snow, my god
  12. Thanks for all the kind words guys! I really appreciate it, as always. Awesome, you're the third guy on this forum to tell me you lived/live around here lol. Just going by statistics, it's funny I never bump into anyone at the LHS. No shows, swap meets, anything. I guess we all hide in our houses here haha
  13. So, progress has been made! I don't know why I'm moving so slow on this one, but it'll get done soon enough. Anyway, here's where we're at: I got the interior together and gave it a light weathering job. My brightness settings must have been turned up a bit too high, though. You can't really see the light dirt and grime, can you? Eh, no big deal. I was going to add some work gloves, a bill box, possibly a lunch sack, etc., but decided against it because you won't see it anyway. Here's why... Because this thing needs a bath haha. The windows in this kit were very badly scratched and had a bit
  14. Thanks guys! Yeah, for some reason a weird pearl effect shows up in photos under certain lighting, but never in person. I'm hoping the weathering will tone that down a bit. I'm fine with how it looks on the bench, but taking pictures is half the fun. If only I knew that before I discovered there's just as big a resin market for trucks as there is cars, I probably would've tried to find a set lol. Eh, I'm not gonna get to nit-picky about this one, though. I'm more or less just focusing on making everything in the box work and getting the hang of building truck models. This has been a really f
  15. Alright, after quite a long break from this one, I decided to get moving on it once again. There's not a whole lot to report on, but here's where I'm at. The cab finally got its two tone. A cheap can of Rusto Navy Blue gave me almost the EXACT blue I was looking for. Needless to say, I'm very happy I don't have to mix up any custom colors now. I also brushed on a little flat black for the window moldings and started doing a bit of the detail painting. I also decided to start weathering various parts. For the sake of not having to post 100 pictures of random parts, here's a pic of the wheels
  16. This was a project that was handed to me by my mother's boyfriend a few months ago so I could build a replica of his 1:1. It started off as a half assembled, metal body monogram kit from the 80's. It was the definition of a gluebomb when I got it, lacked a lot of detail, all of the metal was badly oxidized, had glue damage to the chrome and clear parts, and a few broken pieces. To cap it off, the plastic pieces were molded in red. After wondering what I got myself into, it quickly became evident that this thing was cursed lol. I had just about every problem you could encounter on such a simpl
  17. Well, with all of the problems I encountered, a build off project being on the bench, and my inability to stay focused on one build at a time, I didn't make my Christmas deadline. However, it did make a nice birthday present when I wrapped it up earlier this week. Check her out in the under glass section!
  18. Once again, you nailed it! I love all of the stock builds you do. It's nice to see the canvas before these crazy hot rodders get a hold of them lol
  19. Awesome pair. I'm loving that Super Bee
  20. Man, that's a REALLY nice build. I'm usually not a fan of that wheel choice on these types of cars, but they just look right on this one
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