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Tommy Kortman added a topic in On The WorkbenchBig Dog II ('53 Ford Shop Truck)Some of you may remember the Big Dog I, a 29 Ford that I built as a shop truck for my fictitious speed shop, "Big Dog Speed Shop". Well, I decided to move forward a few years and create the next in line in a series of proposed vehicles that I hope will chronicle the life of the speed shop. Just to bring everyone up to speed, here is Big Dog I.
Big Dog II is an AMT 53 Ford F100 that I was hoping to have finished for the web theme at this years NNL East. (maybe next year). I started by mocking up various wheel and tire combos. Looking for the right "look."
After settling on a style, I started scratch-building rear wheel wells, and grinding down the wheel backs of the rear wheels. (from the John Mazmanian Willys)
The engine was the next piece of the puzzle. I decided on an early Hemi. I initially wanted to really detail out the carbs, but I was in a time crunch, and after I stripped the kit chrome, the kit supplied carbs looked pretty good.
Next came the interior.
I finally got the chassis completed.
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Tommy Kortman added a topic in Under Glass32 Ford Tudor SedanI built this for a friend. It is my first ever commission build. They just wanted something cool, and let me pick the subject and go to town. The top is chopped 2 scale inches (.080") using a step shop method. The front suspension is also dropped just a bit. I used a Model Car Garage P/E set for the grill and other details, and a Repl & Mini Co of Md. 2x4 intake, carbs , and air cleaners. Paint is Testors Nassau Blue. and Tamiya pure white.
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Tommy Kortman added a topic in Under GlassAMG Mercedes SL65-Black Ed.It's been quite a while since I last posted here, so I hope I'm doing this correctly. This is an Aoshima kit of an AMG Mercedes SL65 Black Edition. It's painted with Tamiya Light Gunmetal (rattle can) and is almost box stock. I added a few carbon fiber decals, and used the Aoshima P/E set for details and badges.
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Tommy Kortman added a topic in GeneralNeed a bit of helpI need a bit of help here. I'm trying to get a hold of Ed Sexton, and I now can't seem to find his e-mail address. I know I have it somewhere in this stupid computer, but I can't find it for the life of me. NUTS. Any help is appreciated.
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Tommy Kortman added a topic in Contests and ShowsStill more pics from NNL EAST XXVII (In case you haven't seen any)It was a Great show. Here's a few photos from today, and a link to the rest. I hope you enjoy them.
...and here's the link:
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Tommy Kortman added a post in a topic Nascar Craftsman Trucks - Eldora Speedway on DIRT 20132
Tommy Kortman added a topic in 1:1 Car Reference PicturesCorvette Grand Sport RoadsterChassis #002. Once owned by Roger Penske and George Wintersteen. Now owned by the Simeone Museum.
The blue "car" is actually a spare body for the roadster. It was created so the car could be vintage raced without destroying the original body you see here. What is interesting is the small block hood w/ the louvers. I call it the sm. block hood because I can't find any evidence of the hood being used once a big block was installed in the car.
Here is the aluminum 377 ci. small block. Complete with Webber carbs.
...and...once again, a link to the rest of the photos. Please enjoy and feel free to use the pics for refrence for your own builds.
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Tommy Kortman added a topic in 1:1 Car Reference PicturesFerrari 250 GTOYesterday I was down at the Simeone Museum in So. Phila. and I discovered that they recently were loaned a 62 Ferrari 250 GTO. It is #2 of the 39 that were built. This car won it's class at Sebring with Phil Hill driving. It is absolutely beautiful. This was a religious experience. I felt like I found the Holy Grail! Please enjoy.
...and here's the link to the rest of the photos.
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Tommy Kortman added a topic in Model Club News and AnnouncementsCPMCC November meeting pics.I was lucky enough to have been invited out to Mount Wolf Pa. on Saturday to attend the November meeting of the Central Pennsylvania Model Car Club or CPMCC for short. These are the guys that hold the Super September Showdown each year. They are a great group of guys, and they even let me in the building. They were holding their annual auction. It was a great time. They have got some wonderful modelers out there. Ilook forward to getting out there again sometime soon. Here are some pictures I took out there.
Here's a link to the rest!
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