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    Travis Medford

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  1. The car Banjo drove was a 39. I used a 37 hood.
  2. Finished this one up this weekend. The original inspiration came from Mike Santiago's single seat speedster that ran on the beach at TROG a couple years ago. My research took me back to the early 30s and the birth of open wheel sprint cars. Most of the kit parts in this build came from the Revell 31 Woody. I narrowed and shortened a T model frame, kicked the rear, used a model A rear crossmember and a perch style front sprint mount. Split bones front and rear. I made my own front spindles, and relocated the steering arms. The only brakes are rear mechanical brakes operated by a hand lever. The nose is from the Revell 29 pickup, flipped upside down and cut in half. the grill is 37 Ford. I scratchbuilt the Cragar/Miller OHV speed head, the headers, the body and the gas tank. A full build thread can be seen here: http://trakinscale.proboards.com/thread/18983/single-seat-bobtail-speedster-trogster Thanks for looking.
  3. I'm looking for the small number decals for the snowmobile in the Revell Jeep Honcho kit. Thanks, Travis
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    Really like this build. Any more pics of it?
  5. Very nice! I especially like the front end set up. Which kit is that dropped front axle from?
  6. Does anyone have the rack and pinion steering from the AMT Phantom Vicky kit? I'm looking for the rack and pinion, steering shaft, A arms and disc brakes. Thanks, Travis
  7. Ahh yes. The radiator / engine / axle clearance issue on hot rods is always a challenge. Yours is looking good. Keep up the good work
  8. This is a very cool build. I love your kit bashing resourcefulness. It looks like you can come back a few scale inches with the radiator /grill. Since the grill is so much thicker than a 32 shell it gives the impression the car is longer.
  9. I have had good results. It's very glossy and goes down good. Check out Showtime Studios on YouTube. He has tutorials on this exact process.
  10. Thank you. Yes, they are Tamiya rattle cans. I first used Tamiya white primer, then 2 coats of Tamiya gunmetal, then 2 coats of Tamiya Mica Red followed by 2 coats of Testors Wet Look Clear. I wet sanded the clear coat with 2800 grit then used the 3 step Tamiya polishing compounds (course, fine, finish) with a soft cloth. I warmed the cans before spraying in a can of hot water for about 5 min.
  11. Thanks! The wheels and tires are from the Revell Tweedy Pie Reissue. The wheel covers are 53 Caddy items found in the Revell 48 Ford custom kit
  12. I finished this one just in time for the NNL show in Atlanta this Saturday. More pics and a full parts list are posted in the Under Glass section
  13. This is a 32 5 window coupe I have been working on for a while. I tried to replicate the late 50s, early 60s East Coast style similar to what you would have seen in the "little pages" and features in the magazines. A clean show rod with a little bling. Parts List: Body: Revell 32 5 window Grill/Shell: Revell Rat Roaster 32 Ford Front nerf bar: Revell Tweedy Pie rear bumper Rear nerf bar: scratctch built from 2 hairpin radius rods from AMT 25 Ford Firewall: Revell Rat Roaster 32 Ford Frame: Revell 32 with 48 X member, rear cross member, Tweedy Pie rear radius rods Wheels and Tires: Revell Tweedy Pie big and little whitewalls, steel rims, Caddy wheel covers (from the Revell 48 Ford custom) Cycle fenders: Revell Tweedy Pie Rear end: Revell 48 ford Front end: Revell 32 (tubular dropped axle, cross steer) Engine: Revell 50 Olds 303 w/ 3 carb set up. scratch built fan belt, fuel lines, prewired distributor Exhaust: Scratch built cut outs and caps, Revell 50 Olds mufflers, scratch built rear exhaust, Revell 48 ford exhaust tips Dash: 40 Ford (from Revell 32 kit) Steering wheel: 50 Olds Seats: ?? Tuck and roll buckets from parts box (maybe AMT Willys??) Paint: Body:Tamiya Mica Red over Tamiya Gunmetal base coat. Testors Wet Look Clear top coat. Wheels & Engine: Testors one coat Pure Gold Chrome: mix of kit chrome and Molotow pen
  14. I got the body painted and polished this weekend. I'm on the home stretch now. I'll admit, painting and polishing is not my strong suit but the Tamiya products make it a little easier for those of us without an airbrush. Paint is Tamiya Mica Red over Tamiya Gunmetal with a top coat of Testors Wet Look Clear. Polished with the Tamiya compounds.
  15. Nice! I love the progress. Those black headers are sweet!
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