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Everything posted by Jantrix

  1. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - less than 1/1 scale

    Very interesting. I will be following.
  2. 1965 Buick Riviera Extended Custom

    Looking good.!
  3. 1970 Dodge Challenger Deputy 225ci slant six

    Terrific work! The attention to detail is superb.
  4. Blown '79 Camaro

  5. Dude. That is slick. Nice work.
  6. Terrific work. I surely approve.
  7. '68 Chevelle SS 396

    Man that is surely nice. I really love the resto-mod nature of it combined with great colors and stripes. Terrific work. I'm a fan.
  8. I love this. If it was any lower it would be subterranean.
  9. Thanks to you all.

    I quite agree. This forum is a constant source of information and inspiration. My daily lunchtime zen time.
  10. 2019 CBR - the Vannonball Run!

    Dude that is outstanding! It has all of the innovation and imagination that we've come to expect from our Cannonball crew. Well done!
  11. Here we are again folks, at the start of a brand new year and of our 12th (!!!) Cannonball Run Community Build Project. I continue to be impressed by the dedication of our builders, year after year. Our theme this year is VANS! Your build must feature a vehicle that is a van or a panel truck. It must be built as a vehicle that could race from coast to coast. Please note: a sedan delivery is NOT the same thing as a panel truck. A sedan delivery is based on a passenger car body/chassis and a panel truck is based upon a pick-up truck body/chassis. Many kits that are not vans, call themselves vans on the box. That will not make them allowable. Please do your research on the kit you choose. Also, the cargo area and the cab are usually the same space in a van, though the partial bulkhead behind the seats of a step van doesn’t disqualify it as a van. The body is all one piece. A truck with a topper doesn’t qualify. However, if you were to seamlessly mold the topper to the cab and bed, and make them one space inside, you would have effectively created a phantom panel truck, which would be legal, assuming it is a full size truck. Please don’t try this with a little Chevy Luv, topper or not, no one would call that a van. Now his might seem like a very limited field of available kits. It is, until you factor in the aftermarket (resin) like Jimmy Flintstones ’66 Chevy panel truck, show rods like the Vandal (though the Vandal will need some tweaking to be legal) and the Baja Beast, and the myriad offerings from Aoshima, Fujimi, Hasegawa and Italeri. The rules: - Your build must feature a vehicle that is a van or a panel truck. It must be built as a vehicle that could race from coast to coast. - 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. - 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. - Before starting please post a photo of your kit(s) or pile o’ parts. No limitation on technology used. - Note: vans are not the best for displaying engine work. Unlike previous runs, a kit without an engine, like some Asian kits tend to be, is permissible. - The car must appear to be street legal. Headlights, tail lights, license plate etc. Optional - Just like we did for the Brock Yates Memorial Run, a couple years back, if you’d like to add some sort of detail to your build to honor the late Burt Reynolds that would be a cool idea. 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. Your work will help inspire others. - 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, 2019, local time and ends at 11:59PM on December 1st, 2019, 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.
  12. Other Hobbies

    I know. It's still a little surreal now. I do miss the Tampa Bay contests and all the cool people. I have a great club here but fewer contests to be sure.
  13. Other Hobbies

    Me too. That's my view walking out the front door. Chickens are the most frustrating, backwards, moronic, messy creatures on this planet, and that's counting human children and goats! I'm not a fan, but my wife loves them. Every time we lose one to a hawk, (not often but occasionally) I'm inwardly rooting for the hawk.
  14. Other Hobbies

    Two years ago my wife and I purchased a 10 acre homestead in a south Idaho canyon. So far we've added three goats, one steer, 25 odd chickens, and a 24'x24' garden that is doing marvelously. Building fencing, pens, coops and huts for the animals is really sucking up a LOT of time that would ordinarily be spent in the hobby room. I''ll take some better photos here soon. These are kinda old.
  15. Terific work Dennis, as usual. What color/paint brand is the brown on your interior panels? That would be perfect for a current project of mine.
  16. 1/25 AMT '65 Chevelle Surf Wagon

    I'm really looking forward to seeing the decals. I've built a surf wagon in that past that really could use a finishing touch.
  17. Display case ideas - for built ins or wall mounted

    Hmm. 3ftx3ft, five shelves. That will hold about 20 models. So $378 divided by 20 equals $18.90 per model. Plus the higher you go, the less you can see the models. Here's my recommendation. https://www.containerstore.com/s/race-car-display-cube/d?q=display cases&productId=10001594 Nine dollars each with free shipping for orders $49 dollars or more. These cases are awesome, the two halves fit perfectly and look seamless when joined. Very clear 360 and smooth. Stack perfectly. 10-1/4" wide x 5" deep x 4" high. You could line the shelf with these stacked two high. I have about ten of these and I love them. I'd be happy to take some photos if you'd like.
  18. Most beautiful planes of all time...

    The B-1 always stuck me as a very simple yet elegant design. It's performance is pretty unique too. When the those wings sweep back it's capable of some pretty impressive manuevering for something so large. I got an up close and personal view when I was very briefly stationed at McConnell AFB in Wichita.
  19. Formula1 Hot Rod

    I like it! Very cool work!. A curbside or will you be shoehorning an engine in there somewhere?
  20. Plastered

    During that time period a lot of aluminum wiring was used. Very unsafe. Isn't home ownership fun!?
  21. 32 Ford Hiboy MADE IN BRAZIL

    Very nice. I like it.
  22. Plastered

    I quite agree. Not to mention, odds are excellent that the electical wiring will need replacing. That will be worlds easier, with no plaster/lathe.
  23. Electric Hot Rod

    Nostalgia is a fine thing. Appreciation of a finely tuned IC engine as well. But me I'm a realist. I'm down for whatever makes my life easier, makes my life less expensive. I have an 40 mile commute each way. That equates out to 4 gallons of gas each day. We consider it to be a sacrifice for living where and how we want to live. But if something comes along to knock my fuel costs down, I'll be on board in a flash. When the cost of an electric vehicle that can handle my off-the-paved-road commutes, is doable, I will do.
  24. In need of help repairing a car badge

    Yep. What he said.