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What I wanted to enter in the NNL

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I was hoping to finish in time for the NNL theme in October but had some delay with working the figure and the Black Shadow,.  Inspired by the famous picture from 1948 of Rollie Free setting a world land speed record

The Figure started out as 'Adam' figure from Prieser, added shorts, and head from construction worker with modifying his hard hat to be a helmet, shoes from the trophy holding MPC figure. I had to rework the arms and hands, felt like Dr. Frankenstein cutting arms and adding putty

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The Black Shadow from IXO museum collections was modified with a die cast bicycle tire from an unknown blister toy. shaved the brake lines off the front fork, removing the stock seat and modifying the rear fender, found the flying wing for the tank off the AMT 289 cobra decal sheet. Base is Hobby Lobby stock plaque and baking powder for the flats

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Since the photo was in Black and White I conjectured on the colors, the helmet was noted as blue or red in stories of the ride

greg

 

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Thats cool.

 

And thinking WAY out side the box

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That's cool. A unique idea, great detail work on the figure and Vincent. Well done.

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Your build looks just like the picture. I remember seeing this picture in Hot Rod Deluxe. If he went down at speed I don't think he would even need to worry about a helmet since the salt would rip every inch of his skin off anyway.   

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11 hours ago, espo said:

Your build looks just like the picture. I remember seeing this picture in Hot Rod Deluxe. If he went down at speed I don't think he would even need to worry about a helmet since the salt would rip every inch of his skin off anyway.   

Wow!  Great model.  That guy was either brave or crazy!

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