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Art Laski

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  1. Thanks for looking, guys! I really appreciate all the comments. Brad, they are a unicorn right now, but I know for sure that the Foose models will continue, so I'm sure this one will come back out.
  2. Just catching up, and I'm loving all the enhancements, Dann. Nice work!
  3. See the WIP here: Black Cherry Pickup WIP Thanks for looking!
  4. Sorry for the blank post earlier. The site seemed to be having technical issues and I couldn't get a post in. Anyway... When we promoted the model car show at the LA Roadster Show this past June, we had a Foose class with the winning build chosen by Chip Foose himself. When we found out this was going to happen, I felt like I should probably build a Foose model since I was asking our builders to build one too, although it would be display only and not eligible for the contest. So I decided to build the popular Ford FD 100 truck since I had heard so many good things about the kit. I stayed fairly true to the original truck, but with a few changes. I went with a Black Cherry House of Kolor mix over a HOK black base coat, so it looks black in low light, but in the light pops a cherry red metallic. I stumbled on some Foose Shelby wheels on Shapeways, designed by Ron Olsen (store name is 3D Model Specialties) that I thought would go great on this build, and add a different look to it. I also replaced the plastic bed with real bass wood strips, stained with black cherry stain and clear coated. I did a few other things too, like modifying the rear shocks, deleting the front metal axle and adding front shocks, and machining some new filler caps for the valve covers and radiator. The valve cover breather and wire looks are Pro Tech, and the pre-wired distributor is an MAD unit, all available at www.scaleproshop.com. Unfortunately, I didn't finish the build in in time for the LA Roadster Show, but I mocked it up so Chip could see it. He told me unsolicited and not knowing it was mine that he liked it, which made my day. Not surprisingly, he selected for the winner a box stock FD 100 built by John Teresi, which, of course, was one gorgeous build.
  5. Finished the Foose FD 100 pickup just in time for the Cruisin’ for a Cure Show, after not quite making the LA Roadster Show in June. The chassis had a severe twist in it and wouldn’t sit on all four wheels, so I had to disassemble the truck and get another chassis from a new kit and rebuild it. Thanks to Bruce Snyder from San Diego Model Car Club for providing the kit for me. The build has an MAD pre-wired distributor, and a Pro Tech machined breather, wire looms, and T fittings on it, available from our store at www.scaleproshop.com. Here it is Under Glass: Black Cherry Pickup Under Glass
  6. BANTAM FUEL ALTERED - New pics 9-19

    Great milestone, Tim! I'm curious, what primer did you go with on the brass?
  7. Chad Hiltz : "Green Goblin" on the Workbench 3/6/18

    Spectacular work, John!
  8. BANTAM FUEL ALTERED - New pics 9-19

    Wow, Tim! What a great collection of carefully crafted parts. I can’t wait to see them all come together. -Art
  9. GS Corvette #003

    Nice work, James. I'm enjoying this thread and the subject matter. -Art
  10. Realistic Speed Racer Mach V

    Thanks for looking and the comments, guys. Robert, it is narrower in the front, but the rear tires are much wider than the kit wheels. Still, I think I can tuck the rears in just a bit more.
  11. Realistic Speed Racer Mach V

    First Draft of the body work with the first of many coats of primer. A lot to fix, but it's a good start! I deleted the big fins, since I really want this to look like it is a real race car, and the fins were too over the top for that, I thought.
  12. Pirahna Land Speed Record Car

    Cool project, Gary!
  13. Realistic Speed Racer Mach V

    Got some putty on it.