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Everything posted by Jantrix

  1. Perhaps just do the headliner in masking tape? Then paint that?
  2. I finally finished something

    I dIg it! That looks like something I'd like to try. What was so lousy about the kit?
  3. Another Firearm Fantasy Build

    I like this. I'll eventually do a fictional sponsor stock car. But it will be something weird to make people go .
  4. Like most of us, I've dreamed of building a hot rod in my garage. I live in a dry climate and there are project cars to be had. However, last fall, my wife and I bought and moved out to a little 10 acre farm in a canyon. We have a creek that runs through it, it's a little slice of heaven. However, it is ten miles off a paved road. Once you get in our canyon, the roads get a little rough. Not something you'd want a low slung hot rod bouncing along. So it occurs to me I might have to tweak my hot rod plans. It might end up looking more like this. My current WIP. AMT '40 Panel, chassis (slightly modified) and engine from the Monogram 4x4 Ranger, with a few Ford engine goodies from the Revell '32 5 window. Wheels and tires from the AMT Jeep Commando.
  5. Countrified hot rod - 40 Ford

    Yep, we can see those revenuers a-comin'.
  6. Otaki 1/12 Lamborghini Countach Upgrade

    Dann, this is very impressive. The reason I don't do large scale is because (IMHO) it takes a boat load of detail to keep it from looking like a Barbie car. Obviously, you are of the same mind. The boatload is on it's way.
  7. There's not much to it. Use a round file to carve the notches and if you care about mechanical authenticity, add material to the top of the frame. Use Google images, there's lots of ways to do it.
  8. Countrified hot rod - 40 Ford

    Thanks guys. I'm torn on leaving the body alone or doing something like this. Opinions please.
  9. How Many Do You Work On At Once?

    I always have multiples in progress but NEVER more than one on the bench at the same time. That way lies madness.
  10. '50 Ford dual cowl

    Very unique. Great planning and execution. Well done.
  11. 36 Ford coupe rebuild

    I like it. Nice work.
  12. Okay. This build is now number one on my hit parade after finishing my Willys. I got some time this weekend to finalize the wheelbase and carve up the fenders.
  13. 2018 Cannonball Run

    Welcome race fans, to the 11th annual running of the Model Car Cannonball Run. This year’s run is shaping up to be especially memorable as the racers will have to leave their beloved V8’s at home! That’s right, the only allowed power plants are in-liners of any variety. So expect some serious mad scientist engineering as our race teams are going to strive for every last possible horsepower. There is no shortage of in-line power plants available, both foreign and domestic. So which engine gets chosen and why will be of particular interest. The rules: The theme is in-line engines. Your build must feature an engine or engines with all cylinders in a row, of any variety. 1. The build can be either a new or started kit up to 25% complete. A rebuilder or parts box special is okay too. 1/24 or 1/25. If you absolutely must do a 1/20 model we’ll likely bend the rules as we have before, but that’s the limit. EXCEPTION TO RULE 1. If you have a previously started racer from a previous running of the Cannonball (SA or MCM) 50% complete or less, they are eligible to run this year as long as they meet the theme requirement. All of our previous runs are still available on either of the two forums. If you are going to do this, please be certain it was involved in a previous run. I’ve decided to continue this rule from last year, as the goal of this CBP was always to get people building and finishing models. 2. Before starting please post a photo of your kit(s) or pile o’ parts. No limitation on type of vehicle or technology used. I have a feeling we’re gonna see some weird stuff this year. 3. The car must appear to be street legal. Headlights, tail lights, license plate etc. 4. As always, have fun and watch out for two priests in a red Ferrari. That’s it for rules. The following is just FYI. - You may start a separate build thread for your build if you wish, but please keep the CBP thread updated. - The car can be as eye catching or non-descript as you wish. Bright colors and/or racing livery will make you more noticeable to local law enforcement, but that’s your problem. - Build time begins on January 1st, 2018, local time and ends at 11:59PM on December 1st, 2018, local time. That’s 11 months’ folks. - After the finish, we will create a poll and we’ll have the “race”, a public vote. - A few weeks prior I’ll start a completed builds thread, for posting up your work and we’ll work the poll from that thread. Take some GOOD PHOTOS! I cannot emphasize this enough, good photos are essential. No one has won this with crappy photos in poor lighting. - You may build as many models as you wish for this CBP but only one can be entered in the public voting poll after Dec. 2. - You can enter this CBP at any time up to 48 hours before the end date.
  14. Scale Engines that run...

    Perhaps its the difference of time vs. reward. If my models required thousands of hours to accomplish, for a static art piece, I'd never crack open a kit. These functional motors, 99% of the time, are static art pieces. And the 1% of the time they are turned on, the have no purpose aside to make noise. No doubt they are amazing from a workmanship and aesthetic standpoint. But if I'm going to spend thousands of hours building an engine, by golly, it would have a purpose beyond making noise and consuming fuel.
  15. Scale Engines that run...

    Am I the only one who don't really get the point of building such a thing?
  16. AMT 57 Ford Hardtop News

    We're gonna have to agree to disagree on that. This is the bomb.
  17. Battle damaged B-17 G (1/64)

    Good effort. I think you could take the realism further. Torn metal would show siver in places where the paint was removed. Scorch marks also. As you can see from the bottom pic, there's a lot more going on in the structure of the plane than just torn fuselage. Add some wiring and cables and really bump up the realism.
  18. 3d printed wire wheels

    That is very impressive.
  19. 1966 Country Squire in resin. First photos

    Understandable. How will you be able to protect the woork? It seems to be the bane of every resin caster out there. And what kit would provide the engine / chassis?
  20. 41 Willys patina rod

    Thanks Jim. Much appreciated. Thanks. That was a big reason why its there and why it has a turbo. I just gotta be a bit different.
  21. 41 Willys patina rod

    Built for this years Cannonball Run with our in-liners theme. Revell Goodguys 41Willys. It's got a turbo'd and efi'd slant six from the Lindberg Dodge 330, with a Mopar five speed tranny. Please note that I am NOT a mechanic. I know there are probably better ways to do the turbo, but I did the best I could with limited knowledge and Google. I wanted it to be unusual and eye catching, but look functional. As always comments, criticisms, and questions are welcome.
  22. I'd agree, but man that was a lot of work compared to building a taller pipe rack.
  23. 32 5 window 494c

    Excellent work, I like it.
  24. Hood straps?

    Excellent advice thanks guys. Bill that looks pretty good.