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Twelve O'Clock High - Vette Altered


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As a follow-on to the "honor our veterans" theme I created a wild scratch-built Altered dragster named 12 O’clock High. I had a great time inventing unique items and including some nostalgic features - like the vintage looking WWII aircraft nose art, olive drab paint job with kills and bomb raid decals, a polished aluminum wing section with exposed rivets, replica 500 lb. bomb fuel tank and D-Day stripes. 

Thanks for looking...

Donor Kits & Parts

62 Corvette  – AMT 1:25 scale 

  • Body truncated at the firewall, narrowed approx. 10” scale inches at the tail end and pinched 14” just forward of the cockpit. To keep as much of iconic side scallops as possible - moved them back 12” (scale) to just forward of the modified rear wheel openings. The passenger compartment filled-in with sheet styrene and blended into where the stock windshield would have been

Team Scandia’s Purple Sequent Top Fuel Dragster - Revell 1:25 scale

  • 500 cu. in. HEMI
  • Goodyear Racing Slicks & Weld Wheels
  • Windscreen
  • Butterfly Steering Wheel & Hand Controls

Trojan Horse Mustang II Funny Car - AMT 1:25 scale

  • Chassis
  • Seat & Dash Panel

Drag Team Dbl Dragster Kit – AMT 1:25 scale 

  • Front Wheels & Tires

Monogram B-17G Flying Fortress 1/48 scale

  • Fuel Tank (500lb. Bomb)

Scratch-built / Modifications: 

  • Engine
    • Dual MSD Magnetos w/ Red Spark-plug Wires
    • Pro Tech Supercharger 3pc Pulleys & Belt
    • Fuel Block, Fuel & Oil Lines scratch-built w/ AN Fittings
  • Chassis:
    • Logghe chassis from Trojan Horse kit w/ scratch-built roll cage, engine mounts and fuel tank (bomb) bracing from styrene rod
    • Driver Seat w/ 5-point Racing Harness
    • “Posable” Front Suspension scratch-built
    •  Coil Over Shocks front & rear scratch-built
  • Misc:
    • Top & Side Wings – sheet styrene & rod
    • Parachute scratch built balsa wood & masking tape
    • Wheelie Bars – scratch built  from some other kit, styrene rod & masking tape

 Paints:

o   Tamiya Olive Drab (TS-5) spray - Body

o   Tamiya Pearl White (TS-45) spray - Body Scallops

o   Tamiya Clear (TS-13) spray - over Pearl White

o   Testors Dullcote (1250) spray - over Olive Drab

o   Testors Gloss Black (1247) Chassis

o   Testors Flat Black (1249) spray - Under body & D-Day Stripes

o   Testors Flat White (1258) spray - D-Day Stripes

o   Tamiya Dark Gun Metal (TS-42)  - spray

o   Tamiya Bare Metal (TS-12) - spray

o   Tamiya Titanium Silver (TS-88) spray - Engine Block, Transmission & Rear End

o   Testors Brown (mix) Driver Seat

o   Rostellum MetalicFinish Chrome for Front Suspension, Linkage, Front Wheels - spray

o   Molotow Chrome – pen

o   Dupli-Color Metalcast Red & Blue for AN Fittings – spray 

o   Testors Med. Silver – brush

o   Testors Gloss Red – brush

o   Testors Flat Black – brush

o   Testors Gloss Black - brush

o   Testors Flat Bronze - brush

o   Custom Ink Jet decals

Build Time: 3 months

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