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  1. Ha! It kinda does! It’s a kit cat..
  2. I had an idea, thought, daydream whatever that would not leave me alone. REALLY wanted to have a chrome surround with a lip on it for the taillights I have never tried incorporating brass and copper into a model but figured it was worth trying. .005 brass sheet and.030 copper wire. This is still roughing it in but I think it’s going to be ok I try and get the plastic to shape as much as possible before going to filler. For ease and not hearing the wife about fumes I used milliput for the shaping l. Really starting to like it
  3. Carved them from a transparent red stir stick
  4. Thanks guys, front bumper is a modified 57 Desoto.
  5. Some progress, getting ideas from the brain to the plastic. Seems like I always take the hardest road to get there... Several mistakes made and I’m sure more to come but the vision of the back of this thing is coming about. Tail lights from stir stick, shaped to mimic the fins. Made a base traced from the master light then wrapped in.010 for the housing. There is an easier way, just don’t know what it is yet. Lots of delicate shapes and curves going on
  6. Moving forward at a glacial pace, wanted to share a little progress. Albeit still very rough around the edges some visions in the head are coming to reality. 58 Edsel grill surrounds fitted with lenses from the 65 Riviera kit. 57 Desoto grill with extended ends. The grill section is a separate piece and will be chromed. Nothing in stone yet but I kinda like it Cut, fit, sand, fit, do it over, I don’t get a lot of time to play but I enjoy it
  7. It takes me a long time to make a little progress. Originally debated trying to keep the engine under the hood but decided to let it be part of the overall design feel. Moved the engine forward and down a little so the air cleaners just peek out. Big steps in fitting the rest of the puzzle together
  8. HOK Pagan gold with a lot of pearls. Mini flake on the roof, can’t remember what clear it was
  9. I started on the interior but that is as far as I got. Tire and wheel are just sitting under the fender. Can’t tell you how many times I have done that. Hoping to break the trend with the 59 Impala and actually complete it
  10. Good eye Spex, I am. Been holding on to some of this stuff for years. Figured I might as well start using some of it
  11. Really need to get this one done
  12. Strictly mock up. I have decided it will definitely be a blend of styles (period correct) between low rider, kustom, and hot rod. Super fun using parts pack pieces from the 60s for the wire wheels and some old tires I have had for who knows how long. Firestone Super Sports F70-15 near as I can tell Thanks to Dennis McPhail for the background artwork and inspiration
  13. Hey Espo, so yeah great point! I rarely get it right the first time... originally I just lopped off the tops of the fender wells. After getting back into it I discovered this actually caused more trouble with fitting everything else. Now the firewall didn’t fit, radiator assembly wouldn’t work without mods, etc etc. I decided ultimately to cut it loose and use the spare front assembly and sink it down over the frame The engine fit is a HUGE deciding factor on the rest of the build. Personally, I would rather the engine remain hidden in the bay. I think... Hidden, the car can keep a heavy look. If it needs to protrude through hood so be it. BUT, it’ll be a more hot rod lighter feel to it. I have a feeling it will be a blurred line between kustom and hot rod. Which is fine, as long as blurry and confusing don’t clash. Working on that step now to determine what happens next
  14. This is the project I chose to dig out of the pile of unfinished projects. It’s been sectioned and other mods. I had the convertible kit also, it’s donating parts lost through the years
  15. Hello everyone, last time I posted was 2009 so I figured a reintroduction was probably good. Hopefully more active on the forums now. Looking forward to seeing and sharing. Thanks!
  16. I like it I like it! What really got my attention was the Zetec engine. I didnt know they had that in scale........The reason I'm so excited is I am fitting one into my 1:1 street legal sand rail. Is that a Focus kit? Who makes it?
  17. Thats a very nice clean model. Welcome to the forum.
  18. It used to be when I was younger I couldnt stand green olives. Nasty little salty funky things. Then as time when on, I tried them again and hmmmmm these are kinda good. Show rods to me used to be impractical, ugly, and useless machines. Now thanks to the user on here "Showrodfreak" I have seen and started to gain a new appreciation for these machines. They are way outside normal thinking. Some of them I'll never care for, but others just trip a trigger somewhere I havent had tripped before. After looking at a link Mr. showrodfreak posted, it got the ol' mind a spinnin. Then I got the new issue of Rod and Custom yesterday. Low and behold was an old showrod on the cover. The Ice Truck. Low and wide with a blown nailhead. How cool! The craftsmanship is first rate, and the design is just awesome. Dont really know the point of this post. I'm thinking maybe after the 59 Kaddy model is done, it will be time for a showrod. Thanks Showrodfreak for the inspiration.
  19. You are doing a terrific job there Dave. To me a perfect restyling is when you know there has been much work done, yet it looks so "right" it seems like it could have been (or should have) been factory. You have nailed the look on this one. Good job!
  20. Mine would have to be my Mom's 1936 Ford 2 door humpback sedan. Nothing extrodinary, just a homebuilt rod. I grew up in that car going to car shows all around the midwest. That was our "reliable" car. When the daily driver wouldn't go you could always count on the '36 to fire up and get you there. Its currently in the first stages of rebuild by my brother and me.
  21. With all the new styles of cars being built, Rat Rods, High Tech, Tuner, Low Rider, etc type cars being built now is there a specific style that will be remembered in the future? Will someone build, say 20 years from now, an early 2000's style car or truck the way they could build an early 60's style car or truck now? It used to be you had east and west coast styles, the "Witchita look", and various style differences within a localized area. But what about now? With the advent of the internet and technology, is there such a difference in styling from coast to coast. What are we doing now that will be remembered. Any and all opinions welcomed, I'm just curios to what everyone thinks.
  22. There sure are some neat models in that link. Thanks for sharing
  23. Ya know, I REALLY dig those! Never really occured to me to build something like that. I've always done traditional kustoms and street rods. The next project may very well be a show rod. Thanks for the inspiration. Gary
  24. "Hey Milner- There's a very wicked '55 Chevy lookin for you." Absolutly love the movie and love your model. Great work!!
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