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  • 5 years later...

It's been quite some time since I've been here and I'm sorry to say that I haven't checked in sooner.  Great models by everyone ... love the stuff!

Here's a neat thing done by my good friend Todd Lewis ... it's a little diecast midget that he lettered with my name (and dirtied up, which I love to see on models!) as a gift a year or two ago.  I loved it and decided to make a small cardboard and marker-colored display diorama.  Thanks Todd!

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Not sure if I posted this before ... my apologies if I have.  This is a semi-scratch built model of my dad's 1938 Nutley Velodrome, NJ board track HD powered midget.  I built this back in the 1963-5 era.  The body is vac-formed via an old frind's dad's dental business or something.  AMT wheels and Revell HD motor.  The photo of my dad in '38 with temporay number on the car.  

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8 minutes ago, TonyK said:

I like the model but REALLY like your base!

Thanks Tony!  Much appreciated.  You can see how simple it is.  Just a folded piece of heavy stock watercolor paper.  

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On 5/12/2016 at 8:37 AM, FordRodnKustom said:

I built this fictional AMT 40 around 1980 or so from memory...long before the internet.

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Love the #33!  Wish I'd have built that one.  The body has a real thin sheetmetal feel to it!  

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The short lived R & C Models magazine from the 60's was very inspirational and influential on my model making, so much so that I subscribed, great articles and tips. I have the pictured issue and remember reading the sprint car article, it was way beyond my abilities.

The model of your Dad's sprint car was great!

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On 7/5/2021 at 7:13 PM, echo said:

The short lived R & C Models magazine from the 60's was very inspirational and influential on my model making, so much so that I subscribed, great articles and tips. I have the pictured issue and remember reading the sprint car article, it was way beyond my abilities.

The model of your Dad's sprint car was great!

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Thanks for the compliment.  Yes, that was a great magazine, the best at the time.   

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On 5/13/2016 at 6:54 AM, Foxer said:

These are some great looking modifieds here ... mine is way back in the build list so maybe seeing these great builds will move it up in the que!

 

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc105/Foxerjr/Modified/35ChevymodifiedDSC_2208.jpg

Looks good.  I like the cut down door ... classic stuff.

 

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On 5/18/2016 at 9:50 PM, James2 said:

Those are nice!

How much scratch building did they take?

Kind of a mix Rooster, hard to say.  Mostly the bumpers and roll cages were scratch built.  The reat are kit-bashing mixes.

 

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On 5/23/2016 at 8:09 PM, rmvw guy said:

The only one I have based on a real car I found in an old yellow page directory.  I delivered newspapers to this place of business when I was a kid, so I had to build it.  All the rest of my cars in the previous post are pure fiction.

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Classic stuff ... love it.  

 

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