The Report function of the forum works well. If you see someone acting up, acting out, or just being an okole, use the Report function. It works! I have it set up so it not only sends me an email, but that email is then marked with a flag, and get's put to the top of my email list. I will try to access/look at the report/topic as soon as possible, but remember, I'm on a six hour time delay, and other mods not only have a life, but a real job as well. k den
I have been hunting this one for a long, long time. I finally got a good e-bay price on one. The e-bay pic Hosted on Fotki The box showed up today. Marked FRAGILE - good. Looks like a smaller box surrounded by packing - good. Pick up the smaller box - the model drops out the open end wrapped in a plastic grocery bag. Parts follow. Poop. Broken axel, driving lights and nerf bars. The seller was doing so well. He just failed to wrap the model before putting in a 6-sided inner box (instead of an open ended box). So much for putting this one straight on the shelf. I'll have a little more repair to do. I knew it was missing one exhaust trumpet, but I also have the make the rear end cover and headlight lenses. Hosted on Fotki I know the risks of buying built models; I'm still thrilled have to have it. It will be fairly easy too take apart and restore.
That screw drive vehicle needs some custom exploration. Way Cool! Mr. Snake, The Tarantula would be called Reentry and it would have either an Orange or While paint with a entering the atmosphere flame job. Here is a Lil' Coffin truck. Brad Leisure also had the same idea, but he went with a fleetside. Sorry, I don't have a pic of his art. Hosted on Fotki
I remember that one, Pete. I saw it at a model show and asked you about it. If I remember right , you did it once then redid it. Excellent styling and super clean execution. That one will always be a classic. If you want to change platforms, try some of Ira Dunham's space hot rods. You would have to find the thread.
I like this thread. I am always looking for something different in both model cars and 1:1 cars. Rat Rods had their run, but that look quickly got old for me. Every once in a while I see some cool ideas like Bill's car above. One of my favorite tends - along the lines of road cars turned street cars - are old rods and muscle cars turned road racers like the Jet Hot duce and the Rear engine 37 Ford. For Mr. Snake, Hosted on Fotki "Can-Am/road racing/GT prototype cars turned into street cruisers."