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About idlewild

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  • Birthday 02/19/1964

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  • Scale I Build 1/24th & 1/16th

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  • Location Kingswood-Australia
  • Full Name Tony

idlewild's Activity

  1. idlewild added a post in a topic W Model Kenworth   

    Thankyou for the comment's guy's I appreciate them.

    Regards Tony.
  2. idlewild added a topic in On the Workbench: Big Rigs   

    W Model Kenworth
    I have not posted for a while,this took me about 18 month's to build on and off.it started as the thurn and taxis show truck from revell I decided to use the sleeper from the canepa kit and slightly modified it.

    the tank's are from mt part's box,I filled the join lines amd made them all one peice,I also did ther same with the air cleaner barrel's and used BMF around the strap's.

    On the exhaust stack's I drilled out every hole and used aluminium tubing to finish them off,the antenna's are guitar wire,the mudflap's are from a material I found at a craft store and is simular to rubber.

    The rear guard's are from auslowe as are the one's on the trailer,the stone guard bug deflector and swan hood orderment are from ausloew as well.

    I scratch built the triaxle set up on the trailer and added storage lockers,the coloue is candy blue and I finished it off wit pinstipe decal's from PW.

    Regards Tony.

    • 8 replies
  3. idlewild added a post in a topic 59 Elcamino Mild Custom   

    Hi mate,yes it is the AMT kit.

    Cheers Tony.
  4. idlewild added a post in a topic 55 Chevy Gasser   

    Thank's for the complimaent's guy's I appreciate them.

    Cheers Tony.
  5. idlewild added a post in a topic 59 Elcamino Mild Custom   

    Thank's for the compliment's guy's.

    Cheers Tony.
  6. idlewild added a topic in Under Glass   

    59 Elcamino Mild Custom
    I built this late last year,I pancaked the hood and moulded the rear tailgate I also made the the lakes pipes,

    The tyre's and wheel's are from my part's box and I finshed them off with walls,the colour's are tamiya's white pearl and light blue pearl.

    Thank's for looking.

    Cheers Tony.
    • 7 replies
  7. idlewild added a topic in Big Boyz   

    1/16th FED
    I built this as a no big name car just something you would put together and go racing.

    The donar kit I used was the Tony Nancy Loner,I made my own radius rod's out of aluminum rod as I have never been happy with the one's from the kit.

    The wheel pant's I got from a friend of mine and the rear body section and cowl I got from comp resin's,I also put a bigger dish on the rear wheel's.

    Paint is candy apple red finished with gold pinstriping and automotive clear.

    Cheers Tony.
    • 4 replies
  8. idlewild added a post in a topic 1/16th AA/FA Topolino   

    Ok a little bit about this build,I used the the Revell Mickey Thompson Grandam chassis and running gear for this.

    The topo body is from comp resins.but I cut the front off and I had to rework it to suit the chassis,the tinwork I used from the funny car that I had to rework and modifyto suit the topo body.

    The fuel cell is also from comp's,in front of it I had to make a support for the grille surrond the firewall is also scratch built.

    The wing is scratch built and so is it's support's,I also made the chute lines as well.

    I had the nitro frenzy made up by a friend of mine and the gold pinstriping was a marathon to do it's self.

    Cheers Tony.
  9. idlewild added a topic in On the Workbench: Big Rigs   

    B61 Mack
    I got the insparation for this one from a cover of a book bought out in the 70s called Big Rigs and dedicated this as well to my father who was and old bulldog driver and passed away with dementia

    The Body and chassis I got here in Australia and are both resin,I drilled out the moulded in headlights and replaced them with one's from my parts box I finished the grille and light erea in bare metal foil.

    The front bar is also from my part's box as are the mirror's and ariels and roof marker lights and turn signal's,the aircon unit and the windsheild stone guard are scratch built as are the exhaust stacks as well.

    The sleeper has been scratch built but I used the door's from the diamond reo kit's sleeper,I also scratch built the door handles as well and the grab rail's are from my parts box.

    The front fuel tank's are from the R685 kit, as are the wheel's the air tank is scratch built and so are the tank strap's and battery box as well including the air cleaner.

    The mudflaps are scratch built and they are simular to rubber that I found at a craft store.

    The colour is inferno red and the stripe is gold yellow finished with white pinstriping.

    The trailer is the old AMT van trailer that I have had since the 70's, and finally got to use it behind the bmodel I added a third axle that I scratchbuilt for it the storage locker's and handles and lock's are scratch built and so is the tyre rack.

    Iam sorry this is the only picture I got atthe moment as I need to take more.
    Cheers Tony.

    • 17 replies
  10. idlewild added a topic in Under Glass   

    53 Ford Pickup Mild Custom
    I built this from the hauler and Truck kit,I converted it to RHD and used the Gauge bezel from the 59 belair,the seat is from the 57 belair and tilted the hood forward amd smoothed the body.
    Thanks for looking.

    Cheers Tony.
    • 15 replies
  11. idlewild added a topic in Drag Racing Models   

    55 Chevy Gasser
    I built this with most bit's from my part's box thank's for looking.

    Cheers Tony.
    • 22 replies
  12. idlewild added a post in a topic 1/16th AA/FA Topolino   

    More Pics.

  13. idlewild added a topic in Big Boyz   

    1/16th AA/FA Topolino
    I finished this earlier this year thank;s for looking.

    Cheers Tony.
    • 4 replies
  14. idlewild added a post in a topic Chat Room   

    Thanks Michael.
  15. idlewild added a post in a topic 1/12 `69 Camaro Z/28 - Silver w/ Black stripes, red interior, minilite wheels, DONE!   

    My all time favourite muscle car,this is one very nice build great work.