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K&R Kustoms+Rods "barn find" dry lakes belly tanker

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Turned out great.

 

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I will be sad not to see this at MAGS next year. Seeing your work and KK's was always something I looked forward to at that show. Terrific work.

Rob- We will try to get to the NSRA SE Nats in April for the MAGS show. I'm going to try to make it up to Atlanta for the NNL in November. Maybe we will see you there... -RRR

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Sadly, no. I have relocated to the Boise, Idaho area. We love it here, but I am missing the excellent modeling folks back in Florida.

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It's hard to add to the previous comments, but WOW, did you ever nail the details on this. The weathering and engineering are superb. This has to be the finest scale belly tanker I have seen yet. Outstanding!

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this is outstanding!   Nice clean weathering work!  And outstanding scratch-building!

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could you tow this to the Atlanta NNL South event this year ?  would like to eyeball it

 

thanks 

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Absolutely love the belly tanker, excellent all around!

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Perfect

 

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Outstanding in every way! I don't know what else to say.

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Man, this is phenomenal in its subtlety. So very well executed, with attention paid to the small but important details. And knowing what you started out with for the body, I know most everyone was skeptical when you first showed us the parts. But you pulled it off. Well done!

Edited by Mr. Metallic

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The quality of your builds is always spot on-congrats !!!

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could you tow this to the Atlanta NNL South event this year ?  would like to eyeball it

 

thanks 

Going to try to make it up there.... -RRR

 

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You did a bang up job on the weathering.  Very nice.

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Just saw this !!! THIS is KILLER !!! Fantastic job in all aspects ..........

Alan

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The detail, the weathering, everything is just right. Beautifully built model.

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Pretty awesome!

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Wow , very cool!

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This is just beautiful! Your build thread was also great and very helpful but I would love to see some progress pics of the paintwork. Do you happen to have any you could post?

Cheers

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This is just beautiful! Your build thread was also great and very helpful but I would love to see some progress pics of the paintwork. Do you happen to have any you could post?

Cheers

No I didn't take any pix of the painting/weathering process. It works like this: paint, primer (Duplicolor automotive primer), Testors enamel flat black on the frame, wheels and engine block Tamiya Italian Red, body and other parts Tamiya Silver. Carbs and exhaust painted in Testors Metalizer Titanium or Magnesium to give a bit of contrast...The weathering process, start with a flat black wash using the aforementioned enamel flat black thinned with paint thinner liberally applied with a #1 sized (fairly big) brush. Let that dry. Next up a wash of Rustall www.rustall.com  (the #1 liquid jar is all I use) and finally a coating of Doc O'Brien's Weathering Powders http://www.micromark.com/Doc-ObrienS-Powders available from Micro-Mark. These jars literally contain different colors of fine dust. I used the 'dirty brown' color. Again, applied with a bigger sized brush (and smeared on with a finger in some places) to simulate the dry lakes dusty dirt. Fairly simple process actually... -RRR

Edited by Rocking Rodney Rat

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No I didn't take any pix of the painting/weathering process. It works like this: paint, primer (Duplicolor automotive primer), Testors enamel flat black on the frame, wheels and engine block Tamiya Italian Red, body and other parts Tamiya Silver. Carbs and exhaust painted in Testors Metalizer Titanium or Magnesium to give a bit of contrast...The weathering process, start with a flat black wash using the aforementioned enamel flat black thinned with paint thinner liberally applied with a #1 sized (fairly big) brush. Let that dry. Next up a wash of Rustall www.rustall.com  (the #1 liquid jar is all I use) and finally a coating of Doc O'Brien's Weathering Powders http://www.micromark.com/Doc-ObrienS-Powders available from Micro-Mark. These jars literally contain different colors of fine dust. I used the 'dirty brown' color. Again, applied with a bigger sized brush (and smeared on with a finger in some places) to simulate the dry lakes dusty dirt. Fairly simple process actually... -RRR

OK, thanks for the info and taking time to reply. I will have a look at those websites and see how I go.

Cheers

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Even though it's been said a bunch of times here, this is fantastic work! Brilliant engineering and scratch building followed by "dead on" paint and weathering.

Easily one of my favorite builds I have seen on this site!  -Larry

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Fine Finish to a Fantastic Project, Brother!  :wub: it!  -KK

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Edited by Kit Karson

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I'm curious how the clutch and throttle linkages work with the engine behind the driver. I'm assuming they only have 1 gear since a push start is required to get them up to speed.

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