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About maltsr

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  • Scale I Build
    1/24 & 1/25

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  • Location
    Napier, New Zealand
  • Full Name
    Paul Scadden

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  1. Chopped 1940 Ford

    I don't know the manufacturer of the body, but it is a nice casting. I bought it from a friend with a Revell Coupe donor kit. I added the rear fender skirts from plasticard and applied Testor's Dark Bronze Metallic from a rattlecan, covered in Tamiya clear, which darkened the paint somewhat. The interior and firewall had to be sectioned to match the body, but otherwise the kit was built stock apart from plug wires and parts box wheels/tyres.
  2. Revell Dodge Challenger

    Thanks Tommy and everyone else. Yes, I used white primer.
  3. Revell Dodge Challenger

    I know it looks like a Jada diecast, but here's my Revell 1/24 Dodge Challenger, painted Testor's Panther Pink. Built out of box save for Pegasus wheels and tyres. And yes, I know it's not to everyone's tastes.
  4. Flying Lizard Porsche 911 GT3R

    Yes, the wheels came in the kit.
  5. Revell 1/25 '31 Ford Woody

    Wow - amazing workmanship!
  6. My first ever Porsche build is finished, Flying Lizard livery on a 911 GT3R, I believe the full size car raced at the 2011 Le Mans 24 Hours was an RSR so not a true replica. Enjoyable build, no complaints about the Studio 27 decals or Fujimi kit, the one-piece glass fits perfectly without the need for glue - amazing.
  7. Revell 1968 Chevelle

    Lots of pics on page 2 of this thread.
  8. Project Next , AMG GT

    Looks beautiful, Jonathan, even before wet-sanding!
  9. BMW i8

    This is the Revell of Germany (as was) kit, painted in Tamiya Forest Green Metallic, with a Purple/Green Iridescent clearcoat. The wheels are by Pegasus, narrowed to fit the kit's tyres.
  10. I was inspired by the many UK built Fordsons (as we call them) from the 70's. Starting with the Revell gasser kit, much work was done to convert the drag racer to a street rod: Front struts and steering rack from the Revell Pro Stock Camaro, with lower arms from a Buttera T. The rack was cut into four pieces, adapted to right hand drive and narrowed (a lot!). The upper strut mount had to be moved, and the inner guards were extended back with plastic card. Rear end was sourced from the Dodge A100 pickup, shortened and narrowed with parts box shocks. The engine and 'box came from the Revell Ford Escort rally car, with a scratch built exhaust. For a cleaner look, the door hinge systems were removed and the resulting 16 holes filled. Strip styrene was used to enlarge the doors for a better fit. Model Car Garage provided the photoetch grilles, and parts box clear headlight lenses replace the chrome plated kit items. The front tyres came from the kit, wheels and rear tyres are parts box items. Paint is my usual Tamiya rattle can, this time Metallic Orange. Back in the day, many hot rods in the UK had names, a Slixx decal sheet provided a suitable name for mine. A couple of details are still to be added but I'm pleased with the result so far. Thanks for looking.
  11. 1940 Ford Street Rod

    Thanks, I didn't use them, to give the one-piece window look.
  12. That ol' "Had MONOGRAM did 1/25 " argument....

    So it is, I'm in New Zealand where everything is upside down!
  13. That ol' "Had MONOGRAM did 1/25 " argument....

    I'm no expert, but Google says a small block chevy is 29.42'' long. This works out at 1.1768'' at 1/24, and 1.2258'' at 1/25, less than 5/100 of an inch difference - not a deal breaker for me. I'm happy to build in both scales, but don't venture beyond those to say 1/16 or 1/32.
  14. Revell 1957 Ford Del Rio

    Revell 1957 Ford Del Rio wagon, built mainly stock but lowered slightly and fitted with parts box hubcaps. Paint is all Tamiya spraycan, using Transparent Red over Pure Red Metallic for the main colour. Paintscheme was inspired by a Buick station wagon spotted on the 'net.
  15. Hi from downunder

    Welcome to the forum Stewart, whereabouts in NZ are you?