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  1. Well I'm very glad to get one in the done column. It's been a year or more since the last. This one I built straight through, in four months. That's some sort of record for me. ANyway, this is of course the AMT '50 Chevy 3100. To get the look I was after, the cab was channeled just a smidge (removed the mounting bosses and trimmed the fenderwells) and the front suspension was lowered the same smidge by sanding down the mounting points. The bed was channeled to get the bed down level with the bottom of the cab, like the 1:1 example, which would raise the tops of the rear fenders on the bedside. I don't really do a lot of replicas of anything, but there was so much I liked about the 1:1 truck that I just had too. I regret not using the sky blue as my base color. I'm lacking a deep contrast in the build that I think the blue would have brought. I moved the rear axle backward about 5 scale inches to enhance the rake a bit and give it a longer look. I was going to add the bedside support like on the 1:1, to replicate a 3/4 ton bed, but by the time I rememebered it, it was already painted. 😕 The engine is an AMT 409 from the '57 Chevy kit, with a couple of strombergs replacing the sidedrafts. I thought quite hard about buying an aftermarket turbo diesel which would really fit the theme of the build better, but in the end I just couldn't justify spending the $30 when there were good engines in the stash already. The wheels are eight lugs from the Monogram Poison Pinto kit and the tires from the Monogram 4x4 Ford. The bed, running boards are scratch built and yes, the exhaust is running out the opening in the running board. Likely not a smart idea in reality, but happily this is just plastic. The seat cover pattern was printed on thin fabric. The rear fenders are hand formed from aluminum sheet. I had a blast with this one. As always, comments, critiques and discussion are welcome and appreciated. I only improve as a builder if someone points out what I could have done better. Thanks. A big thanks to my local club members, Chip, Lee and Rob who provided parts to make this happen.
  2. Just in time for Halloween, here is a quick build of the Revell Foose Ford truck. Salt method & Tamiya weathering kit over Krylon paints.Custom ALPS decalModelhaus tiressteelies from the 49 Ford kit.peel & stick veneer for the bed floordistributor from Fat Kidd Hobbiesphotoetch air cleaner and valve cover ornaments from my Detail Junkees line. Molotow for the chrome trimall else box stock
  3. Quick and dirty slump-buster, until today it was well over a year since I finished anything. We have two shows coming up and I had this week off. I decided to see if I could knock out a quick curbside in about a week so I would have something to take with us. Got it finished up today and I can say it feels pretty good to finish something. Now to get one of those stalled projects completed.... Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki
  4. Heres my latest project. 32 Vicky, stock top, channelled, rusted using the "salt method". Mill is a Chrysler 440 with 6 one barrel carbs. Wheels are stock "steelies" and center caps left over from my 68 charger build. All questions, comments and criticisms are welcome..... Enjoy!
  5. So heres my new project. I started this while the paint was curing on my 68 Charger build, so no in progress stuff lol. Im using the stock "steelies" that came with the charger, along with the 440 that came with the charger as well. Im modding some of the engine parts that come with the Vicky to work on the 440. I plan on detailing the engine and interior, as well as weathering and channelling the body. Im going for a "previous hot rod turned rat rod" feel.... So ive already set my stance and channelled the body on the frame. Alot lol. It has a true rat feel, especially with the red wheels and pad stamped whitewalls that came with the Vicky. Ive also chopped the radiator and grill shell to match the lowered body. I was going to chop the top super low, but once i had the body channelled i just fell in love with the tall top on the channelled frame lol. The Vicky came with some decent chassis and brake detail parts like brake drums, full steering components, etc. Im going to use the rotors that came with the charger up front, and make some calipers for them I also plan on doing brake lines and fuel lines. If i have the patience that is lol. Ill post some pics of the chassis when i get a chance. For now.... Enjoy
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