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  1. Hi guys! I'm looking for a little help here. I recently got an old AMT Mustang II Funny Car kit. I'm trying to replicate the Larry Fullerton "Trojan Horse" Funny Car....the silver one. I've found a picture on Fotki: http://public.fotki.com/434499/drag-racing/funny-car-reference/trojanhorsemustii.html. In this picture it appears the front spoiler is blue, and I don't have a clue as to the top of the hood and the trunk. I can surmise that his earlier Mustang Funny Cars and this one had similar layouts, but I'd like to know for sure. Any help you guys can provide would be GREATLY appreciated!! Thanks Everyone!! Steve
  2. Okay, the title is a little misleading. The models are 50 years old. I got started in this hobby with my Dad and because of some health issues I had as a 7-8 year old. If I was good during the visits to the Dr.'s office I got to go to SS Kresge's and get a toy. My dad and I built the Monogram Slingshot in the spring of 1963 and the Monogram Long John during the summer of 63. These poor models have endured 8 moves in 50 years and thankfully are still intact. The decals have all but dissolved, the plastic is cracked and brittle, but they keep hanging in there. So if you have ever wondered what those models you built years ago would look like..... Steve
  3. Here are a pair of Tommy Grove Mustang Funny Cars. The 69 is a the new Polar Lights kit with a combination of some out of production Slixx decals and the kit decals. The chassis was painted with Testor's Blue Sapphire Metallic, and the body was painted with Testor's Arctic Blue Metallic. The 71/72 is a Johan kit with Slixx decals. The chassis was painted with Testor's Black Metallic, and the body was painted with Testor's Classic White. Both cars had some "work" done to the body and tin to get the stance down to what looked closer to accurate for the time period. Both were built basically box stock. I've got more pictures of both cars if anyone's interested. Steve The 69. http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii580/sflam123/Tommy%20Grove%20Mustangs/DSC_0395_zpsb35c1d42-1.jpg http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii580/sflam123/Tommy%20Grove%20Mustangs/DSC_0401_zps3bfbe02e-1.jpg The 71/72 http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii580/sflam123/Tommy%20Grove%20Mustangs/DSC_0396_zps7c8da9e6-1.jpg http://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii580/sflam123/Tommy%20Grove%20Mustangs/DSC_0399_zps16875be3-1.jpg
  4. Beautiful....just BEAUTIFUL!! As a separate comment, I agree with futurattraction, the brass would look better, IMO. Just my thought.
  5. You say that " I know its not perfect" but if that work isn't, then perfect isn't possible. Simply outstanding sir!
  6. Outstanding work sir. I have followed the build and they turned out fantastic. Great job! Steve
  7. Absolutely, positively amazing work sir. The detail is beyond words. I know as modelers our goal is to "mimc" the 1:1 car, but your work is so good I'm not sure I could tell from a picture whether I was looking at your model or the actual car. These are truly works of art!
  8. I have run out of adjectives and superlatives. Your work is amazing, incredible, impressive, WOW, fantastic etc.,etc. It has truly been enjoyable to follow this build! Thank you. Steve
  9. Outstanding work sir. I am running out of adjectives to use. A question if I may: Did/do you create your own decals for the oil filters and fire extinguishers or do use some from a sheet? If you use the latter, whose?
  10. THIS is gong to be fun to follow!! I love your work Mr. Teresi, and I'm sure this one will be no exception!
  11. Thanks for the heads-up 1320wayne. Somehow, it figures after I cobble'd this one up.
  12. Your patience and attention to detail is beyond my ability to comprehend! Sanding every tube on the chassis? UNREAL!!
  13. Thanks for the kind comments guys. Coming from this group it means a lot!
  14. Amen Hondo. IMO Goldstein was one of the pioneers of the modern day FC drivers. Ramcharger, FYI.....I sanded the styling "break" on the body side down considerably. If you look at the reference pictures of the car on the internet, it looks VERY stock, EXCEPT the sides are pretty smooth, i. e. no styling "break". Also, I had to massage the "tin" and chassis to get the body down to where it had that funny car "look". It still doesn't have the attitude I wanted, but it is better than where it was when I started.
  15. This model started as the Polar Lights "Big John" kit. I filled all the panel lines on the truck, hood and doors. After filling and sanding, I primered the body and then gave it a base coat of Testor's chrome. I then applied 3 coats of Boyd's True Blue, wet sanded it after it dried and applied two coats of Testor's Transparent Blue. Slixx decals finished off the body. I'm happy with the color as it compares well with the pictures I've been able to find on the Internet. The rest of the model is finished box stock with detail painting. Hope you like it and thanks for looking! Steve
  16. I was a HUGE fan of drag racing and the Ramchargers in the 60's and 70's. I have slowly been building examples of some of the cars campaigned by the Ramchargers group. This the 1970 Challenger driven by Leroy Goldstein and was the first Funny Car to OFFICIALLY make a pass under 7.00 seconds. The base kit is the AMT/Model King Challenger with a Parts by Parks pre-wired distributor added. Paint is Tamiya gloss white and the decals are a set I acquired some time back. Thank you for looking. Steve
  17. Thanks for the comments guys. Like I said, given the condition of the kit, I think it turned out okay. And Crazy Ed, you are correct....this was an IMC kit. I found it at an auction.
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