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  1. On 3/5/2020 at 8:57 PM, gonzo64nova said:

    1320 WAYNE  I always enjoy your builds, your take on the sportsman side of drag racing looks spot on with each build. In the case of the 57 the stance and the paint & decals really set it off. It looks like a lot of motor for a super gas car but with a throttle stop anything is possible. Great job!

    I had considered changing it over to a single four and intake but I also considered that there are/were racers out there that use the same car for both Super Gas and Comp. eliminator. There are so many cars that run Super Gas that have the potential to run high 7's, low 8's.

  2. Also, there is a seller on Ebay that I've purchased many decals from. Very reputable seller. I believe he goes by the name of Repols. He does a much better set of decals for this car. Fremont decals are good but this other set has the correct foil lettering, pinstripes, correct colors and the message that is printed across the trunk.

     

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  3. Your progress looks great. You are also correct in that this was a 4 speed car. I see that your color choice is deep metallic blue. The actual color on the car was a teal blue color. Dupli-color BGM0440 Bright Aqua Metallic is an almost perfect match.

  4. 35 minutes ago, drag racer 15 said:

    That’s really cool I’ve never been a fan of the flames in this issue of this kit if you don’t mind me asking  how did you lower the front and rear suspension

    i think revell should reissue all of the kits in this series with the original graphics I know the 55 ford was reissued not to long ago but I really want more of the other ones with out paying ridiculous amounts of money on eBay

    Thanks. I cut the pin from the front spindles off and raised it higher. The rear was lowered by opening the spring mount on the chassis so the spring would sit higher up in the chassis.

  5. When you have as many unbuilt models as I do not every build can be a 6 month, over the top, detailed build. You've got to build some out of the box stuff from time to time. My latest is a Revell 57 Chevy done up as a Super Gas class build using a set of decals that I've had for years. 

    Started by mocking up the chassis with a lowered front suspension as these kits sat way too high in the front for my liking. Primer, paint and started adding decals. I've never used Upscale Graphics before this and I'm pleasantly surprised that these decals are awesome. 

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  6. 11 hours ago, espo said:

    Amazing looking. I would check in on your build often and watch your different designs come together. Anyone looking at this who hasn't had the opportunity to look at how it all came together might have a hard time appreciating what that went into this build. I like how you created the operating bed and the ramps and many other parts. 

    Thanks. This one was a lot of fun to create. 

  7. Here is another 2020 completed build. I placed this here because even though it's listed as a Peterbilt the build is more of a street rod/truck than a big rig. 

    This build started life as a Jimmy Flintstone resin body and interior and morphed into what you see here by utilizing a lot of scratchbuilding and kitbashing. I used more different materials on this from brass, resin, styrene sheet, old necklaces for chain, Bic pens for exhaust stacks and a little bit of 3D printed parts. 

     

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  8. 11 hours ago, BeakDoc said:

    That is cool. I’ve been learning a lot about the rat rod scene lately, and while I’m certainly no expert, it seems like you nailed it. Awesome weathering too.

    Thanks.

  9. 6 minutes ago, crazyjim said:

    Pretty cool for just throwing old parts together.

    Thanks Jim. I know it's not "shiny" like you like but at least the rig it will sit on is shiny. Oh, and even the door decal is from the parts box. An old AMT 3 in 1 decal sheet from the 60's.

  10. Here is another completed 2020 build. Or at least part of a 2020 build. This is a parts box rat rod Ford built solely from the parts box. It was a fun build using just a mess of assorted parts to create a subject that will eventually be the load on the back of a rollback build that is also ongoing. I'm not sure which kit the body and chassis came from. I'm thinking possibly a Lindberg kit but I don't know. The tires and wheels came from a 1/28 scale 36 Dodge diecast bank pickup. The engine is from the parts box and the seat cover is a felt Mexican blanket from a sheet of assorted blankets. The shifter is a resin piece from Bandit resins. The weathering was done with a Realistic Finishes kit from Michaels.

     

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  11. 6 hours ago, SteveG said:

    This issue does come with the Auto trans.  If you want to build a 4 spd version it's an easy swap.  All of the Moebius 65 Plymouth kits are designed to share the same engine block regardless of Hemi or Wedge, Manual or Auto.  So kit bash away between any previous releases.  Speaking of 4 spd cars, I suspect another AWB version may be coming later as the correct 4 spd floor hump was added to the tooling and I believe it's in this release as a separate extra part.

    Also, It's a safe bet that some enterprising resin caster is already working to give us a AWB Sedan body to drop right on this kit.   

    Now we just need to work on Larry over at Pegasus to approve some Dodge variations of the Moebius Plymouths and we'll be all set.  

    -Steve

    I'm sure that you are referring to a resin caster using the Moebius body to convert it to a sedan and then cast it but there have been plenty of other resin bodied sedans available over the years and I would imagine that it wouldn't take much massaging to make them work on this kit. I have a case coming just for such matters as I have had bodies ready to go for a while now and this kit will speed up the building process from having to use resin chassis and kitbashed suspensions.

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