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Dennis Lacy

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  • Birthday 12/03/1979

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    Dennis Lacy

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  1. This is the best of the '48 Woody kit I've ever seen. Beautiful job and stunning, accurate details!
  2. That's as nice a Lil Coffin as I've ever seen!
  3. It said above the picture but maybe the way I wrote it wasn’t totally clear. A few years ago Monogram reissued their classic 1929 Roadster Pickup kit as “The Blue Bandito”. It is a retro throwback to the original and second issues of the kit back in the 60’s, “The Blue Beetle”. They reverse-engineered the content back to that original configuration which included all of the blue gear you see + a surf board (long board) and spear gun. Neat stuff. You can find them on eBay most of the time but the prices with postage are in the $40-$60 range, typically.
  4. @Kit Karson That '34 chrome tree is interesting. It's almost like the operator realized their mistake in the middle of blowing on the chrome and aborted. @Rocking Rodney Rat Sweet! Time to start digging in!!!
  5. Absolutely bad ass! Very nice work on the wheels. Just like the full size cars, the larger diameter wheels balance out the proportions of these cars to perfection. It’s all they need.
  6. I’m having a blast. Traditional hot rods are my true love but there’s just something about these 80’s street rods. This is only the beginning. More projects like it to come...
  7. Nice work getting the top half to fit. First mock up looks really good!
  8. Love it, Tim! @CabDriver This version is a 1:25 recreation of the original. Fun fact, though. When it came to recreating the decal sheet someone fumbled just before the goal line and forgot to downsize their scale from the original size so they're a bit big and don't fit well.
  9. UPDATE! Spent another afternoon plugging away. At this point I'm pretty certain all of the necessary fabrication work is done and the project can move forward into the primer and paint phase. Exhaust system is fabricated. The blue sections were made from 3 sections each of the pipes in Revell's '37 Convertible. The white sections come from Revell's 1967 Pro Street Chevelle/Malibu and represent classic 80's Supertrapp mufflers (originally developed for motorcycles I believe) just like Tim used. One of the key recognizable design elements that were a must for my own truck. To the Corvette IRS I added some differential cover and spring U-bolt bolt detail. I added the windshield header from Revell's '26 T Sedan to make this area a little more interesting and also to strengthen and straighten the somewhat warped windshield header area. I also added a strip of .040" up inside for additional strength. The other day my paint order came in and here they are! Black for the fenders, purple for the frame, grill, cab and bed and pink accent for the engine and drivetrain. I decided to go with black fenders as a nod to the original commercial purpose of the truck and because I felt like purple on the fenders too might be a bit much. The pink accent will be a nod and tie-in to Tim's truck that inspired mine. I also got in a sheet of Hawaii license plates that I found on eBay. There is one of every year and style. I'll be using the 1929 plates as Hawaii (like many states) allows you to assign Year Of Manufacture plates on vintage vehicles. And the reason for the Hawaii license plates is because this is not only going to be an authentic late 80's street rod, it's also going to be a Surf Shop Truck on the Big Island! The decals and surf board come from Revell's 1937/1938 Ford Pickup while the rest of the items come from Monogram's "Blue Bandito" 1929 Pickup which was a retro reissue with all of it's original "Blue Beetle" content restored, scuba gear included. Monogram surprised everyone with this kit restored and I've been waiting for a just-right project to finally use these accessories. Here's the last mock up before primer sprays. Included is all of the surf junk and you can also see the Supertrapp muffler peeking out under the running board. I can't wait to see this truck come together in color! That's it. Next time I update there will be lots of pink and purple parts!
  10. I saw this snooping on your Fotki the other night. I really like the color scheme you chose. A few small things aside (that you picked up on) I think it's a pretty cool kit. Perfect for a fun, easy slump buster or a breather between heavier projects. I built one shortly after it came out with some mild kit-bashing. I used the blower assembly and drivebelt from the modern tool Revell '41 Willys gassers and Tony Nancy 22jr rear wheels, slicks and tapered fuel tank. I also used the rear axle shield from the Double Dragster to hide the poorly rendered quick change. Testors 1-coat "Deja-Blue" paint, Double Dragster decals and some basic wiring and plumbing.
  11. UPDATE! It was pointed out to me by my friend Ed (owner of Drag City Casting that made this body) that for my target year of 1963 that only a truly low-buck effort in the Altered class would still be using heavy steel wheels and that I might re-think my choice. Taking that into consideration I put a new set together. Front tires and rear Halibrand wheels from AMT "Drag Wheels and Tires" parts pack. Front 12-spoke wheels from AMT '32 Vicky. Slicks are a different variation from AMT's slicks parts pack. I have to adapt them to the mounting pins in the axles and will also need to narrow the front wheels to fit the skinny tires. For now here is a very basic mock up.
  12. @Rocking Rodney Rat And there he is! Welcome to the party. Directional wheels can go any direction YOU want. 😉
  13. @Kit Karson Welcome aboard! And for those of you wondering, Kit and I are pals and are in nearly daily communication talking models and cars thanks to the wonderful technology of text messaging. He got inspired to start his own Boyd Tribute ‘29 Pickup and rather than start a new thread I invited him to tag onto this one. We also have good intel that a mutual friend will be joining us in the near future. The 80’s Billet Street Rod scene is back!
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