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  1. mrm

    TRICKY VICKY

    Thank you. I’ve had that body for so long, that I had all forgotten about it, bought a second one, thinking it’s my first time getting one and then forgetting about both of them until the beginning of the year.
  2. Get an empty cigarette box and pull the foil from inside. It has the perfect texture for heat shields.
  3. I have built a Tamiya LaFerrari, which I superdetailed. Spent endless days and nights researching where every wire goes and what every hose does. Got every available aftermarket detail part for it - photoetch and all. And after it got put together you can’t see 90% of the detail I was obsessing about. To each their own, but if It was me, I would seriously consider what would be visible and what not and save a ton of time and effort.
  4. mrm

    TRICKY VICKY

    Thank you. I have an amazing supercharged LS motor that is 3D printed in resin. And I can make it work, especially considering that it’s with a manual, but it just doesn’t look quite right with the rest of the car.
  5. mrm

    TRICKY VICKY

    Saturdays are the only days when both my wife and I have a full day off and the kids have free day, so it is a designated family day. So usually I don't get any bench time on Saturdays. Today I got nowhere near as much done on the B400 as I would have liked, but here goes it. After the rear fenders got sanded smooth from their widening surgery, they were shortened significantly. You can see all the material removed on the right. The front cross member from the Wagonrod was grafted earlier and the supporting styrene strips were sanded and filled with putty. Now I can have a really nice bagged IFS. All indentations markings and sinkholes were filled so the frame rails can be sanded perfect before new crossmembers are made. Honestly, this is where most of my day went. Not in the frame, but researching and looking at different Deuce chassis from different builders. I think I have it figured out now. The second most time consuming thing was trying to decide on an engine setup. I don't want it vintage, but not super modern. Or maybe modern with a vintage feel. So far I came up with this - the SBC from the 31 Coupe with an intake from a sprint car motor I had, which will be a nice FI setup. Probably will use different air filters. This makes things a lot easier, because now I can use the floor from the 29 Roadster. The rear will be a quickchange, but with new axles and coilovers. As usual, the wheel/tire setup may change later on, but I am pretty much set on the body pieces. JF resin body, Phantom Vicky top hood with the smooth side hoods from the Dan Fink Speed Wagon and the grille shell from the Rat Roaster. I think it can get lower still on the front, but it would require different wheels/tires. Here are the new bobbed rear fenders. Normally I would have cut about half that much, but I am not putting exposed gas tank and just rolling the rear to cover the frame, so I think they are just right. Stay tuned and thanks for looking.....
  6. I love the color. I think it turned out great. I would definitely clear coat it tho. first it would bring more depth to it and make it even richer. It would definitely be shinier, which with a color like that is the way to go and last, but not least it would give it protection in more ways than one. Including during assembly. That's just my vote. Either way you decide to go, I think it is a great model headed in the right direction.
  7. This interior really came to live. Especially after the primer, when everything can be seen lot better. Looks like it's gonna be a killer model.
  8. mrm

    TRICKY VICKY

    Thank you Dennis. That's a mighty nice Deuce there, on your picture. It is funny, how all the rodded B400s are black. I mean even the one Boyd built back in the '90s was black. And he did not build many plain black cars. I think it's the roof. And yes, I am aware of the spoke wheeled one Johnson's made. "Deucenberg" I think it was called. But that's the exception that proves the rule. I had a change of plans for the suspension by the way. I am going with the front from the Wagon Rod. For a whole bunch of reasons: -It's very well detailed, much nicer than the Phantom Vicky. -It's chrome plated. -I believe it is the perfect IFS for a full fendered rod. The Vicky one is neither here nor there for both fendered and fenderless applications. -It is air bagged and it is molded in dropped position. Which means that I can literally rest the fenders on the tires and be 100% realistic. -I have never used one or built that chassis for anything and it is a challenge. I have the front cross member already glued to the frame with the fenders, but it required quite a bit of surgery and right now is all clamped up. I will take pictures and explain what was done when it cures. Thanks for looking and stay tuned......
  9. mrm

    TRICKY VICKY

    Thank you Tom. I would be happy if my WIP inspires another build by anyone. I visit this place and go through old magazines for inspiration all the time. It's a shame really that there are no magazines left available. Yes, my plans are to go to Luisville on the 16th. I am pretty much brand new to Tennessee and the southern states, so it will be my first time at the Ohio Valley Regional. My wife was not paying attention to what I was telling her and gave me the look. "You are going to Ohio? For a model contest?" LOL. I would love to meet new people and to chat models. I will be bringing few different Vickies there. That is if everything goes to plan.
  10. mrm

    TRICKY VICKY

    Here is the first mock up with the widened fenders on the 32 frame from the 29 kit and the B400 body, sitting on the Phantom Vicky rolling stock. The hoods will most definitely NOT have the louvers. Today I managed to do something I wanted to do in a long time. I cut the roof off. Here you can see the almost unnoticeable amount the fenders have grown inwards Tomorrow I will sand the rear fenders and then shorten them in the back as they look pretty ridiculous right now. I was also thinking of maybe adding shortened frame horns and tank, for more traditional look, but the jury is still out on that one. Thanks for looking and stay tuned.....
  11. mrm

    TRICKY VICKY

    So, I have decided to attend the Louisville, KY show next month and my next challenge would be to complete this project, which has been dormant for the last four months. I am thinking a rootbeer-ish color, drilled I-beam and a quickchange rear with mostly scratch built interior. stay tuned…
  12. Looking good. Always enjoyed working with Tamiya paint. There are some amazing results that can be achieved with their product. Looks like this is going to be one hot Forty.
  13. That still does not answer the question if the kit will have any additions/improvements. Well, I don't believe anyone's vehicles on here run on hopes and dreams. But then Hobby Lobby and Michael's must have their models beamed up to them from another planet, since they have no models over $30 and sell them at 40% off.
  14. I was just going to say the same. C3 corvettes, which are the ones discussed here are beautiful. The C4s are ....meehhh.
  15. Thank you. What’s the reason for the crazy price? Is it going to have any new or revised parts and/or decals or is it going to be straight up reissue with giant sinkholes, goofy roof and all?
  16. Here are the three elements that I ran into almost at the same time, which inspired the build. I thought it would be right to give credit to the builder of the model that gave me the idea. It was in the 2007 Contest Annual When I first saw a 29 like that was back in 1999 August issue of Street Rodder. That car, which I just recently found out Foose was involved with, stuck in my mind through the years. And here is the "catalyst" that actually triggered the build up. Funny how that works.....
  17. A lot of nice detail going on. Great attention to detail.
  18. Well, one can dream and expect them to issue a Vicky Deuce too, based on the Speedwagon woody. Throw in a new engine option (like a ‘58 Vette), new set of wheels and a Vicky body, using the Speedwagon’s interior with just new floor/rear seat. Or a phaeton based on the sedan kit.
  19. Any news on “the rumor” of the ‘32 Phantom Vicky being reissued?
  20. Well, I just completed a $300 order of parts that should get me covered on hot rod parts for quite a while. I’ll take pictures when everything arrives.
  21. Gorgeous combo. Really love the color. does anyone know, what kit did these valvecovers come from?
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