Phildaupho

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About Phildaupho

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  • Birthday 07/23/1949

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  • Scale I Build 1/24 & 1/25

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  • Location Victoria BC Canada
  • Full Name Phil Dauphinee

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  1. Phildaupho added a post in a topic Deuce Sedan - chopped/highboy - six color choices   

    Thanks for your comments. I decided to play around a bit more with photo shop to see what the model would like in different colors. I think I like black best.

  2. Phildaupho added a post in a topic Deuce Sedan - chopped/highboy - six color choices   

    A couple more photos. Showing suspension. Cannot remember where I got the coil overs.
     
  3. Phildaupho added a post in a topic Deuce Sedan - chopped/highboy - six color choices   

    I added a couple more photos as lead in to the post.
  4. Phildaupho added a post in a topic Deuce Sedan - chopped/highboy - six color choices   

    Not sure why you are having a problem. I checked using another device and all the 5 photos I posted show up.
  5. Phildaupho added a topic in Under Glass   

    Deuce Sedan - chopped/highboy - six color choices

    This Goodguys Deuce Sedan model is a tribute to Gary Meadors the founder of the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association who passed away late last year. The huge car shows Gary staged were instrumental in the growth in popularity of street rodding. He was also a big supporter of the model car hobby having model events in conjunction with the Goodguys car shows. His Deuce Tudor became the symbol of the Goodguys. Both the Revell 5-Window Deuce Coupe and Deuce Highboy Roadster eventually featured the Goodguys logo on their boxes and had Goodguys decals inside. So it is very appropriate that Deuce Days in Scale pays tribute to Gary Meadors.
    Gary owned the Deuce Sedan since the early 70’s. It has had three different configurations and is said to have travelled over 700,000 miles as street-rod. The basic current version is 30 years old and was painted by Sam Foose and a youngster named Chip. Although it is of a style that is in many ways dated, it wears it well and has achieved iconic status. There was a later day updated version built by Kindig it Designs as a give away car. Gary once said his Deuce may have been the most photographed hot rod of all time but most of those photos were taken in the digital era so I really had to search to find photos of the interior and back end of the car. I never did find a good photo of the engine or rear running gear.

     
    BODY
    Top chopped about 3 scale inches
    Roof & hood top smoothed
    Cowl light and door handle mounts filled
    Grill photo-etch mesh Buffed Titanium Metallizer
    Taillights cut in
    Side mirrors from Revell 37 Ford Coupe
    Tinted windows
    INTERIOR
    Front & back seat bottoms lowered. Centre console fabricated
    Dash simulates wood grain and digital gauge panel
    Testor’s Wood Tan over Fabric Tan Lacquer
    CHASSIS & SUSPENSION
    Bobbed front & rear
    Rear roll pan molded
    Suspension from kit but mostly dechromed & lowered
    WHEELS
    Fronts from AMT Double Dragster
    Rears from Deuce Highboy
    ENGINE
    The real car appears to have a SBC but because the model will be displayed with closed hood, the model has the kit supplied SBF.
    PAINT – The paint is supposed to be Tamiya Chrome Yellow TS-47 which I have used before and should have been very close to the real car’s lemony yellow but it turned out more like Camel Yellow TS-34. It is almost like the can was mislabeled. Of course I did not notice this until the model was completely assembled. Side graphics extracted from a low resolution photo and converted to ink jet decals.

     
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  6. Phildaupho added a post in a topic Revell's new Corvette Racing C7R   

    Awesome model of an incredibly cool racecar. It is well worth the extra clicks to view the photos.
  7. Phildaupho added a post in a topic NNL EAST #30 Photos   

    Thanks for the photos of this awesome event which unfortunately I probably will never get to in person. So many incredible models.
  8. Phildaupho added a post in a topic '32 ford coupe   

    Great reason to paint pink but would be a good looking Deuce Coupe in any color.
  9. Phildaupho added a post in a topic 29 Ford model A Highboy   

    Nice Highboy. Looks good in blue.
  10. Phildaupho added a post in a topic "Hot for Teacher" '32 Ford Phaeton   

    Very cool. Was not familiar with real car but you nailed it. Plus you do not see Phaeton's hot rodded very often.
     
  11. Phildaupho added a post in a topic 1932 Ford   

    Good lookin' 10 year old build which illustrates what a great series of Deuce kits Revell has provided us over the last 20 years. 
  12. Phildaupho added a post in a topic Lincoln Capri - 1954 Carrera Panamericana Winner   

    Great project. I have always really been attracted to Panamericana racers.
  13. Phildaupho added a post in a topic '29 Ford Roadster - channelled over Deuce frame   

    Thanks Dennis - how's this

  14. Phildaupho added a post in a topic '29 Ford Roadster - channelled over Deuce frame   

    I had to hunt around to find something that looked right and finally found these 'body panel connectors" in a tube frame Trans-Am Ron Fellows Camaro kit. They are a pretty good representation of the old lunch box latches. may have to look into getting some 3-D printed!!
  15. Phildaupho added a post in a topic '29 Ford Roadster - channelled over Deuce frame   

    Thanks everyone. This definitely was one of my most fun modelling projects.