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7 ....errr...oops...actually 8 completions during 2020...(Update)

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Seven...no eight... projects completed this year....thanks for looking....and Happy New Year to all.... TIM

1-2020: Finished complete restoration of heavily damaged body for my 1970 MPC Detroit Contest "Best Detail" 'cuda funny car ...

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4-2020: Finished completion of major project to accurize and correct body accuracy issues of Revell's new 1970 'cuda AAR kit, finished in code FC7 In-Violet Crazy Metallic. 

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6-2020: Finished kitbash of Revell 1970 'cuda AAR into a 1970 'cuda 340, finished in 1970 Code EB5 Blue Fire Metallic

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8-2020: Started and finished major kitbash of MPC 1974 Road Runner into a full detail replica of my own factory-ordered 1974 Plymouth E58 Road Runner 360

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10-2020: Completion of a heavily kitbashed 1931 Model A Sedan into a wild ground-hugging hot rod

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12-2020: Started and finished mild kitbash/update of the AMT 1925 Tall T hot rod

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12-2020: Started and finished mild kitbash of the old AMT 1927T Tub from the original XR-6/'27 T Touring Double Kit (see separate posting/tutorial detailing this new project that will be posted within the next day in the "WIP" section of the Forum)

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(UPDATE)  September, 2020....completion of this project from how-to article on smoothy street rods in my Modeler's Corner column column in Street Rodder magazine, c. 1990...
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Wow, I like 'em all but that little blue tub just made me smile.  It strikes me as a re-imagined version of the show rod in the XR-6 kit, somewhat more believable with the wide whites on black steels, the Model A banger ( did ANYONE ever run a Model T engine in a show car?) and the radius rods filling the void under the frame.

I will be posting my yellow one in a week or so - with your permission I would like to combine both of yours, Jim's and mine so that members here can see four very different interpretations of the same theme.

Happy New Year!

Alan

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1 hour ago, Tom Geiger said:

Great showing for the year Tim!

Agreed, you had a very good year!

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The black on your Road Runner is amazing!  I'm amazed you got this many quality builds done.

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15 hours ago, alan barton said:

Wow, I like 'em all but that little blue tub just made me smile.  It strikes me as a re-imagined version of the show rod in the XR-6 kit, somewhat more believable with the wide whites on black steels, the Model A banger ( did ANYONE ever run a Model T engine in a show car?) and the radius rods filling the void under the frame.

I will be posting my yellow one in a week or so - with your permission I would like to combine both of yours, Jim's and mine so that members here can see four very different interpretations of the same theme.

Happy New Year!

Alan

Alan....you've got my blessings to use those images for your comparo, for sure.  Let me know off-line if you need me to send some high-res .jpg images.  

You've also summarized, exactly, what I was trying to accomplish with this project.  

And believe me, man, I was thinking of your project every step of the way as I was finishing mine, too.  I've also posted a tutorial on how I built the model at the  "WIP Model Cars" section of the Forum above....  http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/158436-on-line-how-to-tutorial-25-building-a-traditional-style-model-t-tub-hot-rod/

TIM 

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Nice work as always! I think the Black Roadrunner is the star of the show!

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 Fantastic work on all of them, very well done!

I'd have to say that the Roadrunner catches my eye though I can't say why specifically. It may be the luggage rack. One doesn't see those done often and when they are done, they're not often done as well as yours. An odd thing to call out perhaps but I find that it's the odd subtle details which most people don't consciously notice that can make the biggest impression.

David G.

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9 hours ago, Bullybeef said:

Your 31 sedan is inspiring, may I ask the source of the Kelsey Hayes wheels? 

Bill....as best as I recall (what, it's only been a few months....sigh....) the wheels came from the AMT-Ertl 1934 Ford Five Window Coupe kit.  The rears were amended with an additional outside rim (to match the larger diameter tire opening) that was cut from the sidemount spares container from the MPC 1932 Chrysler Imperial Roadster kit (the one just reissued by Round 2 with all-new box art, that also included a vintage Ace/Henderson motorcycle. l

The tires came from the AMT-Ertl 1934 Ford Five Window kit in front, and from the Galaxie Limited 1990's reissue of the original Monogram "Long John" dragster kit (I think).    

Here's an additional image - shot during final assembly - that shows the wheels and tires a little better. 

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BTW you can get similar (but not exactly the same) wheels (and complimentary big and little whitewalls) from Norm Veber at Replicas and Miniatures of Maryland.  In fact, the hubcaps on my project were leftovers from that R&M of MD offering (he includes two sets of hubcaps - one with the Ford logo and the other with the Ford "V8" log - in his package.   Here's an image of the R&M wheel and tire kit...

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Thanks for asking, and best regards....TIM   

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3 hours ago, David G. said:

I'd have to say that the Roadrunner catches my eye though I can't say why specifically. It may be the luggage rack. One doesn't see those done often and when they are done, they're not often done as well as yours. An odd thing to call out perhaps but I find that it's the odd subtle details which most people don't consciously notice that can make the biggest impression.

David G.

David...enjoyed hearing your comments on the luggage rack.  On the real car, what I really wanted (but could not afford) was the top of line Satellite Sebring Plus that year, but I couldn't get the E58 360 in that car, and beyond the budget issue, that was a killer omission.  So I ordered the Road Runner, added the interior and exterior decor groups and the E58, and got largely what I wanted at a lower price.  Still wanted to elevate the appearance a bit beyond the normal muscle car image of the Road Runner, and the Mopar Accessories luggage rack did the trick for me.  Or so I thought. 

Some 12 years later, when I was in Ford Division in a Regional Marketing position, I added the factory luggage rack option to a special edition Ford Tempo LX sedan I and the team developed for the NE and Great Lakes Regions.  We ended up selling the heck out of that package, and I still believe to this day that the luggage rack (along with the overall value in the package) had a lot to do with it!  

Best, Tim 

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All beautiful builds Tim !  Really great to see the '70 'cuda Funny Car restored , I can remember admiring it way back when in the magazine .  :)

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Love the 74 Roadrunner,  your car!  The AAR Cuda looks real good and I assume you used different decals ?  I thought the decals that come with the kit are a bit off.  

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3 hours ago, drodg said:

Love the 74 Roadrunner,  your car!  The AAR Cuda looks real good and I assume you used different decals ?  I thought the decals that come with the kit are a bit off.  

David...you are correct about Revell's AAR decals.   The kit decals are "soft" and do not conform properly to the proportions of the rear fender.

I used a set from an overseas decal provider -  RAY'S DECALS (domiciled in Belgium, IIRC) - that was recommended by a Forum member over in the aftermarket suppliers section.   They were not cheap (especially given overseas shipping) but they were part of a very complete decal set, executed with precision and accuracy to the 1/1, and the supplier was very good about keeping me informed on the progress of the order.  Highly recommended for someone who is pulling out all the stops on a scale AAR replica...TIM 

 

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Congratulations on a very productive year of excellent model car production.

Looking forward to what comes off your bench in 2021

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Great looking street rods, but I like the way you present the MoPar factory small block Muscle Cars. Very rewarding to build a model of a car from a bygone era that was yours. 

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