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  • Birthday 06/04/1959

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    Sam Tate

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  1. Thanks! The scoop was for the 6 carb setup on the exterminator dragster.
  2. Thanks. I just went with what I know from being a car guy. It's all pretty obvious when you get into it.
  3. Chopped, channeled, Z'd at the rear. A Big T radiator and shell. A 75% rebuild of a 90s project
  4. The radiator mascot is a piece of translucent red sprue chucked into a Dremel and shaped with sanding sticks. Scrap styrene fin and a stretched amber sprue flame. Coated with Gundam marker chrome.
  5. I stripped the chrome skull shifter to find swirly recycled plastic underneath. I convinced myself that it looked like woodgrain and gave it a coat of rust tinted Detailer. Ill take the shine down with semi gloss. Since it's a t-bucket I thought a nod to Norm Grabowski would make a nice Easter egg. In addition to his rodding contributions, he was a talented woodcarver. His exotic wood skull shifters are pretty pricey
  6. The primered car reminds me of Baskerville's.
  7. The paint is Testors Black Enamel spray. Just as it came from the can.
  8. They're scuffed. The Lindberg slicks are a different plastic, PVC, I don't know. But they don't sand worth a damn. I rounded the shoulders slightly and flat cleared them, too.
  9. Thank you. A 1/8 scale classic first released in '63.
  10. Thanks. No, the Atlantis kit is a little rough. I was seeing more things that needed work than I wanted to deal with. It was not the best 57 kit when it was new. Mine is the Black Widow 150 with the straight axle from the Atlantis kit. It's a solid body. The motor is the from the AMT 37 Chevy. Standard model car blower drive, one piece belt and pulleys with a decal on the belt. The shackles on the rear and the trunk decal, that I painted over, are the only other things from the Atlantis box.
  11. Thanks. It's a decal from the Atlantis 57. I painted over their red car with my body color.
  12. It started as the gasser version of the new Atlantis 57 Chevy release. After a parts vault search, it turned into the Black Widow with the suspension from the Atlantis kit. Plus the BBC from AMT's 37 Chevy.
  13. I built one about 10 years ago. The vinyl had some spotting but still worked. The adhesive was a little aggressive. I got away with clearcoating the decals, too.
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