Thanks A.C.! That's a great tip that I have to remember next time, as I think I've seen Testors spray paints in some of the hobby shops in here. Usually it's either Revell or Humbrol Enamels that I use in these interiors, so it is indeed worth trying. Thanks! I've been really busy with building my Chevy II, but anyway here's a minor update on the Thunderbolt. Seats are glued in place and I made seat belts for the driver too. Belts theirselves are made by Scale Dreams and belt buckles are Model Car Garage's photo etch pieces.
Yep it's not always easy to find a correct class for these builds, but luckily you can do Bracket Racing with almost anything. And of course there are lots of smaller organizers in the States that have their own classes too that are different from those NHRA classes... But no matter what class this one fits into or where it doesn't, it's a very cool build and so far you've done a very good job with it. Keep it up!
It's always great to see Bill's work and this one is no exception. The subject is very interesting and the Shelby looks much better with that new top than it did before. Great job on the conversion overall, it looks like it came from the box that way. Nice work.
Really nice work on an old Monogram kit! I have several of these as glue bombs and they sure are fun to build! The improvements you did really paid off, as this one is turning out really nice. Somehow I really like that color too. Only problem is that this is definitely not a Pro Stock car as the thread title says. They never drove this old cars in Pro Stock and even if they did, this doesn't match the rules. Luckily it's not too late to change it. Great job!
That '49 Ford is interesting! In the long run I guess I have to pick two of them to build one as a Custom and other one as a Gasser. Those Barris kits are interesting too so probably I'll end up picking them up as well... It's just a shame that the Firebird is 1/16 scale. If it wasn't, I'd be happy to have one of them too.
Nice to see one of these built! It looks like you did a nice and clean job on it. These early '60s Stock/Super Stock/FX cars are all my big time favorites. Really nice work on this one. It proves that you don't need to add lots of detail to make a model look good. Makes me motivated to get back on my Super Stockers!
I've painted many bodies with Badger 250 and that can of air. I think it works great and I've done only good results with it. The reason why I've moved back to spray cans is that I can't seem to find good paints to be used with that airbrush. Revell and Humbrol Enamels are great, but their clears aren't that good... And I have always clear coated my builds... Once I find out a clear coat that will work, I'll take up the Badger again and start using it.
Well, it looks like my Thunderbolt was stalled several years ago even though I've had that light brown interior paint on my shelf for a long time. Mika also managed to finish his Dodge long time ago, so maybe it's time to try finishing this build for now... So a while ago as I ran into a paint problem with my '65 Ranchero, I wanted to have something else to work on while I have to strip the paint from that one... And somekind of Vintage Drag Car was on the top of my list. That, plus the fact that I actually wanted to finish something, made me dig out this Thunderbolt as it should be a pretty straightforward build with no major mods needed. I continued working with the interior. Because door panels and backseat were molded in, I thought I'd paint the carpet flat black instead of flocking it. It's not so good looking, but I guess it'll do. Door panels and backseat were painted with Humbrol light brown which wasn't the best paint in the world as it required several coats of painting with a brush... Overall it turned out, well, not good, but let's say decent. White areas on door panels were painted Revell flat white which is definitely not my favorite paints and it doesn't lay down really smooth.... It's not good, but I'll have to live with it. Door panel lines were highlighted with black and roll bar was also painted with Revell's gloss black and installed on place. Next up will be installing front seats and racing harnesses.
Then I also added minor black wash to rear wheel centers. It gives just a bit of depth on them and makes them look a lot more realistic than without.
Wow that turned out excellent! Pro Mods are seen too rarely as scale models so it's always nice to see one. You did an excellent job on this. Paint job turned out nicely and your detailing is top notch quality all over. Really nice work!
Really nice work on the Datsun! This is a pleasure to watch coming together, impressive detail work everywhere on this tiny car. Especially that interior looks just about right. Only thing is that this is not a Pro Stock car as the topic title says. They never drove Datsuns in Pro Stock.
I agree, Håkan's Ford is much better with those new wheels and tires! I updated my daily driver as well some time ago. I found original front springs to replace those lowered ones so the front end was lifted up a little. Now it looks like a Pickup should.
A legendary Finnish bicycle manufacturer, Jopo, produced Jopo Rodeos somewhere in the early '70s. They're very rare nowadays and if you find one, they're way too expensive, but I wanted one anyway. So I took my regular model Jopo and turned it into a replica. All I'm missing is the shifter. I have a three speed rear wheel but I haven't found the shifter yet. When I find one, I'll install it together with that new rear wheel. We've been using this to move around in the Drag Race pits.
That Pacer might be worth building. It would be fun little car when built stock... We'll see. Otherwise I see nothing that catches my interest too much. That Nomad would be great, but since it's 1/16 scale it's not for me. I mean, it would be fun to try a bigger scale kit, but the problem is that I had to buy all aftermarket stuff separately as I have zero aftermarket parts, wiring etc for that big scale cars. So I think I'll be passing that one.