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Draggon

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  • Scale I Build 1/25

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  • Location Home of the Fremont Drag Strip
  • Full Name Glenn Asher

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  1. Draggon added a post in a topic What's next in the Revell '32 Ford line ?   

    I'd like to see it stock, with totally accurate spoked wheels and correct tires. A detailed 4 banger, with speed options, a dropped beam axle like Bill said, and some maybe some actual real traditional options would be great. 
  2. Draggon added a post in a topic Favorite Obscure or Discovered Music Album   

    Agreed, Simple Man was great!
  3. Draggon added a post in a topic Favorite Obscure or Discovered Music Album   

    I like Buckethead and all, but what he did to The Breeze is criminal.
    JJ Cale does it better IMO
  4. Draggon added a post in a topic Any Info on the new '28 Dodge kit ?   

    If I have to tell you, you wouldn't understand, lol. 
  5. Draggon added a post in a topic Custom treatments for '48 Ford?   

    Similar to Arctic Sand which appeared on the cover of Rod & Custom July '57. Also check out Rik Hoving's fotki page, he's got a lot of pics of 41-48 customs. https://public.fotki.com/Rikster/11_car_photos/customcars_i_like/ford_custom_cars/46-48_ford_custom_cars/

  6. Draggon added a post in a topic Purple Pond Surprise!   

    Moron alert...my favorite airbrush was a Binks Wren. 
  7. Draggon added a post in a topic Scale differences in three kits,Slizzer, Slingster, AMT DD   

    As for me, I think it's a case of getting used to things being a certain way when I was a youngster. Now that better things are available, they just don't look right. The best example is AMT's "sectioned" 32 Ford. The accurate Revell kit just looks wonky to me. 
    The Sizzler vs. Slingster suffers from this. I've read that the frame rails are the right size in 1/25, as is the tiny body, but it just looks wrong. Even accounting for the scale difference, when I opened the box one of the first thoughts that came to mind was maybe if I sprayed about 40 coats of primer on the frame to fatten it up it would ok. 
    The Double Dragster did nothing to help that opinion. Being one of the first kits I ever bought, I got used to the thick old frame. So much that the Revell parts pack dragster frames ( along with the Slingster ) look terrible to me. I haven't measured either. I was going to say we should use the Slingster as a reference point until I remembered the slicks and non-dished mags they gave us. Might work on a 60's Jr. Stocker, not on a rail. 
  8. Draggon added a post in a topic An Obscure Indy 500 Kit   

    There was one of those on Ebay a few years ago. I was all ready to bid on it until I looked more closely. The resemblance of the model to what's pictured on the box was Palmer-esque. Oh well. 
  9. Draggon added a post in a topic Any Info on the new '28 Dodge kit ?   

    That would make a nice basis for a more traditional rod. The goofy parts can be replaced easily. The only issue I have is the reworking of the rear wheel wells. That would take a bit of surgery to fix. 
    Greg, I don't think it's been shortened, I think that rear wheel well issue is what makes it appear like that. 
  10. Draggon added a post in a topic Keep the series going   

    No kidding. The Slingster just doesn't have the charm of the original.
  11. Draggon added a post in a topic Matte Aluminum BMF   

    I use matte aluminum exclusively. It does get shinier when burnishing, but IMO not worth worrying about. I think it looks better than the chrome sheets. Not the best view in this pic, but the chrome on the side spear is matte aluminum bmf.

  12. Draggon added a post in a topic Here's one for Gregg   

    He's been posting on another forum recently. 
  13. Draggon added a post in a topic Amt something new or old   

    Must be a reissue of this one, Wow!!

  14. Draggon added a post in a topic '64 Ford Falcon T/A   

    Really sweet, the choice on rims was the right one!
  15. Draggon added a post in a topic How to polish pot metal wheels?   

    Correct, you may want to search on SlotForum or SlotBlog, they use tumblers to polish slot car pieces. I'm not sure what they use as a medium.