Challenger29

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About Challenger29

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  • Scale I Build 1/25

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  • Location Near LAX
  • Full Name Jerry Mull

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  1. Challenger29 added a post in a topic Frank Baron's Chopped '36 Ford 3-Window Shop Car   

    Lookin' good! As the others have remarked, you do have an eye for getting the era correct look. You know guys I built that AMT '36 Ford Kit back in the day. Might still have the pieces. I think I was 12 years old. It was molded in gray. -Jer:>)
  2. Challenger29 added a post in a topic Revell '40 Ford Standard Coupe - Hot Rodded 60's Style   

    It looks awesome Bernard! You have got the "Sixties Look" down pat. Great job as usual! -Jerry:>)
  3. Challenger29 added a post in a topic Just your basic chopped Deuce 3-window hi-boy - Completed 12/30   

    Looking great as usual Bernard! Just checking in to see what you are up to. "Challenger" the 1/1 red '29 Ford Hot Rod is doing better than ever, just rebuilt the top half of the engine. Right now the 4 piece aluminum hood is off, but it will be back on as soon as I clean-up the steering box that looks horrible compared to the rest of the engine bay. Folks say leave the hood off but it just wouldn't be the DEUCE OF SPADES rival's car if I did. I replaced the deep dish rims you saw in the film and put 1950's era 15 Ford Rims on the front and 1940's era 16" Merc rims in the back. Hubcaps are now era correct '47-'48 Ford. So the 1/1 car is running and looking better than ever. Anyways, keep up the fine work and great attention to detail. I love what all of you are doing here at Model Cars Mag. Reminds me so much of my days growing up in the Fifties & early Sixties! -Jerry:>)
  4. Challenger29 added a post in a topic "The Challenger" '29 Ford Highboy A-V8   

    Great Bernie! Looking forward to seeing those photos from NNL!! Please see my Personal Message to you, and contact me directly. I have a special gift I want to send to you as a rememberance of this project.

    And thank you EVERYONE for your nice comments about the car and DEUCE OF SPADES. I literally put 2 years of my life volunteering on that film, day and night, long hours, making & donating props, designing/building sets, getting cars, finding locations, big jobs and small, loaning $$$, anything to get the movie completed and out to DVD. My garage is Faith's garage in the film. My garage is also Monk's Den. And my living room is modern Tommy's place. I personally filmed the Sandstorm scene (no CGI) and parts of the junkyard scenes. I'm the Detective and the "big mouthed" Judge. And in the background several times. I was there for 66% or more of what you see on the screen and it was a fantastic experience, meeting so many great people along the way. This build has been another part of that positive experience. Thank you Bernie and all the rest of you modelers out there! God Bless you all! -Jerry:>)
  5. Challenger29 added a post in a topic "The Challenger" '29 Ford Highboy A-V8   

    All I can say Bernie is WOW!!!! You have scratch-built a fantasticly detailed interpretation of my car, Challenger. It has been so much fun following you along on this build. I'm so glad I discovered your thread, just as you were starting it. As I said in earlier posts, I'm surprised that you have found photos of my car I had never seen before. You fans amaze me!

    I only wish it wasn't a 900 mile round trip drive to Santa Clara, thru the rain, because I'd love to be there when Mini-Challenger is revealed.

    Please take lots of photos of you and the car, and the fans too if you can. Love to see them. I know Faith and the entire Deuce Of Spades Team are very proud of the movie masterpiece we created and the impact it has had on our many fans worldwide. I'm glad it inspired you to create this model and perhaps others to model cars from the film. Very cool!

    All my best, Jerry:>)
  6. Challenger29 added a post in a topic The Challenger From "The Deuce Of Spades"-Completed 02-25   

    All I can say Bernie is WOW!!!! You have scratch-built a fantasticly detailed interpretation of my car, Challenger. It has been so much fun following you along on this build. I'm so glad I discovered your thread, just as you were starting it. As I said in earlier posts, I'm surprised that you have found photos of my car I had never seen before. You fans amaze me!

    I only wish it wasn't a 900 mile round trip drive to Santa Clara, thru the rain, because I'd love to be there when Mini-Challenger is revealed.

    Please take lots of photos of you and the car, and the fans too if you can. Love to see them. I know Faith and the entire Deuce Of Spades Team are very proud of the movie masterpiece we created and the impact it has had on our many fans worldwide. I'm glad it inspired you to create this model and perhaps others to model cars from the film. Very cool!

    All my best, Jerry:>)
  7. Challenger29 added a post in a topic The Challenger From "The Deuce Of Spades"-Completed 02-25   

    I wish I could drive up to Santa Clara from Los Angeles and see the car in person. Too long a drive I'm afraid. Sure would be fun to meet you folks and see Mini-Challenger!! -Jerry:>)
  8. Challenger29 added a post in a topic The Challenger From "The Deuce Of Spades"-Completed 02-25   

    Bernie, Challenger's little clone is really looking GREAT! I'm totally impressed with the ingenuity you are doing to approximate the real car. You know, I still have almost all my old 1/25th cars in pieces, that I built in the late Fifties & Sixties. Like the Ala Kart, and the 3 in 1 Deuce kit. I have cigar boxes full of tires, engines, misc parts. Actually, come to think of it, I still have a few models (cars & military vehicles) left that are still assembled. They were some of the later models I built, most notably the blue Stone Woods & Cook Willys and the yellow '34 Willys Sedan Delivery. You might remember those kits. All this reminds me of all those memorable hours I had building my own car collection. Nothing like you guys do today, but it was fun and educational. One of my family friends remarked about 30 years ago "You know Jerry, now you are building full sized model cars." Come to think of it, she was right! Keep up the great job Bernie!!! We are all dying to see the completed car.
  9. Challenger29 added a post in a topic The Challenger From "The Deuce Of Spades"-Completed 02-25   

    It just gets better and better!!! Super job Bernie!!!! -Jerry:>)
  10. Challenger29 added a post in a topic The Challenger From "The Deuce Of Spades"-Completed 02-25   

    Hi Rudy! Thank you for your kind words! I'd love to see that model you are building too. As you can imagine I'm a BIG fan of Traditional Style Hot Rods. As a matter of fact I'm honored to be in charge of this year's HOT ROD LEGENDS CLASS at the Palos Verdes Concours D'Elegance. I'm putting together a Class of about 10 of the best known Hot Rods of the Forties & Fifties. The Show is September 18th. I just got started and so far I've got several. One you might be aware of is Vic Edelbrock Sr's black '32 Ford Roadster. That might be a cool ride to model? -Jerry:>)
  11. Challenger29 added a post in a topic The Challenger From "The Deuce Of Spades"-Completed 02-25   

    Yep that's me!!! Serously I can't believe the photos you have found, some I've never seen. We were just about 25 feet from the Red Carpet, where Frank hopped out and I took over the wheel. I took Challenger around the block and picked up Jane Evans (Modern day "Sandy") to bring her up to the Red Carpet. It was a pretty cool time with about 350 people cheering us on and snapping photos.
  12. Challenger29 added a post in a topic The Challenger From "The Deuce Of Spades"-Completed 02-25   

    Looks like it's coming along Bernie! Any new updates? BTW, the new HOT ROD DELUXE magazine has a neat 3 page photo article on the movie's Premier. There's a rear shot of Challenger with Frank O'Leary (FRESNO) driving and me in the passenger seat, as we drive up to the Red Carpet. Very fun day! -Jerry
  13. Challenger29 added a post in a topic The Challenger From "The Deuce Of Spades"-Completed 02-25   

    Looking good Bernie!!! Very exciting to see how it's progressing. I still haven't set-up the Photo service we discussed to upload photos and not exceed the 1.95 Mb limit. Need to do that! Just too busy driving Challenger around the South Bay area of L.A.. For the past few days it's been "Great Roadster weather!" as Zip says in the film. 80 degrees two days in a row. But cold at night.

    We are all looking forward to your latest successes! -Jerry:>)
  14. Challenger29 added a post in a topic The Challenger From "The Deuce Of Spades"-Completed 02-25   

    "It occurs to me that some enterprising scale model company should make a Deuce of Spades double kit of the Challenger and DOS. It would sell like hotcakes! There are no decent traditional roadster kits of either the Model A or Deuce. The best, the Revell '32 Ford Roadster, is very nice but definitely a 90's style ride with small block Ford, automatic transmission, air conditioning, tubular front axle and (argh!) airbags. There's a major aftermarket industry for conversion parts to build traditional A-V8 and Deuce roadsters."

    From your post to Revell's ears... Or some other enterprising Model Company. I hope they do! I have been telling Faith about the idea of making models of our cars available for nearly 2 years. Now would be a very good time for them to talk, as the film is being seen by more and more enthusiasts around the globe. I'm sure they would sell. -Jerry:>)
  15. Challenger29 added a post in a topic The Challenger From "The Deuce Of Spades"-Completed 02-25   

    Those colors and glossiness or non-glossiness of the two paints are very nice. Once again, your interpretation of Challenger, not necessarily an exact match. It will be beautiful!

    Not sure what color you will be painting the engine block, but Challenger's is a red, similar to the body color. Not Chevy Orange. Techically a Chrysler Red Engine Color, which is a pretty good match for the color of '56 Chevy V8's (a one year color for Chevrolet).

    I should look into a Photo uploading service tomorrow, as you suggested. I'd like to be free to post more cool photos here at MCM. Right now, I'm tapped out at about 1.85 Mb.