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  1. I was wanting to make hinges for older cars look a little more realistic. I took the molded kit hinge and measured between the pivot points and cut duplicate parts from styrene stock. Then I used styrene rod to make the "rivets" by melting each side a little with a hot knife. I was going to add a spring for added detail but sadly the car was damaged by young dogs playing around.







  2. Another past build, chosen because of the great story that backdrops the eventual race win. A past winner without a ride, a car sitting in a museum with the WRONG engine, and a destiny for greatness... Anyone that has attempted this AMT kit probably knows about the less than correct rear suspension layout. I did a lot of scratch building on this one. The key being grafting the top of the Olds Aerotech transmission to this kit which allowed the correction to the rear suspension. Luckily, now there is a conversion kit available from INDYCALS  that makes this a LOT easier.

    If it's allowed I am including a link to my FB album that has the complete build if anyone is interested. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2355285804511.138347.1321189330&type=1&l=b2a9428b4b





  3. As I dig out the hobby room and reacquaint myself with its contents, I thought I would post up some of my past builds. This was a Tony Nancy kit I built a few years ago. The theme was a dragster that a few buddies could have built in a garage back in the day. It has some minor detail changes mainly being the headers from aluminum tubing. The biggest disappointment are the rear tires. I tried to do something about the seam but the rubber is super thin and it just tore. I may consider a resin replacement if they are available.





  4. James,

    Very nice, what which kit did you rob the big tubs from?  Looking forward to some color, any idea a where you are going with it?

    Mitch, I'm pretty sure It will be orange with silver SS stripes. The tubs came from the '66 Nova Prostreet..... OR..... the 'Cuda Prostreet kit. It was in the parts box so unfortunately I can't remember.



  5. Hello. I recently joined the forum after stepping away from the bench for 2 years. I had a couple of works in progress, this being the latest. My goal was to build a fully dedicated drag car, old school Hillborn style injection stacks on a 427 BBC and Cragars. I will post up some pics showing progress to date and then I have to re-evaluate where I'm at. As always, comments, opinions, suggestions, etc are more than welcome.


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    Old School Backhalf Nova 019.JPG



  6. Hello all. I have been away from the hobby for almost 2 years. I was a semi-regular at BMC and then Escale and now I am here. I build mostly 1/24-1/25 scale with a few 1/18 and 1/12 kits thrown in for some variety. If anyone else migrated here from those forums they may remember the few builds I posted. Anyway, circumstances have now allowed me to consider sitting back down at the table again and maybe complete some of the kits I was working on when I stepped away. Glad to be here, looking forward to chatting and checking out y'alls stuff.





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