Jump to content
Model Cars Magazine Forum

Surf Woody


Recommended Posts

Awhile (2 years)back I built the Roadster version of the Surf Woody and said never again, this kit is not builder friendly, but I had 3 of these kits and wanted to build all 3 versions. About 3 months ago I started to build the actual Surf Woody version, I got part way through the drive train and put it all away. Poor glue points and odd part install design were the  issues I had. Many parts I had to modify or pin in and I used epoxy in many areas to attach parts . Installing the lanterns on the windshield frame was the best lets launch this kit moment , but was just one more lets work with it since I was so close. I worked on this one on and off for awhile and completed it today. This cleans off the work area of any and all unfinished projects. I still have the  Surf Woody Hearse to do to complete the 3 of them, I learned from the modifications and short cuts on this one but it will be awhile before I take that one on.  The Roadster had a clear windshield when I built it but the newer issue kit I used  for the Surf Woody had  nice tinted glass, so I changed it . Surf Woody is painted Tamiya #31 Bright Orange and cleared with a light Pearl. Roadster is slightly darker but dont remember the color.










  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

11 hours ago, cobraman said:

 I built one a few years ago, it did not go well.

Getting that chassis right and having it stay square is a nightmare.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Congrats Ken on getting it done! While not an easy build yours looks great and is a great companion to your roadster. Here’s wishing you an easier build with the hearse version as using your previous experience with the kit will be of great benefit. Cheers Misha

Link to comment
Share on other sites

A very fiddly and difficult kit to get right . . . Excellent job on both of them , glad you stuck to it and finished them !  I built one way back in  the early 70's and it didn't go well . . . still have a couple "Surf Rod" versions that I may try one day . :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

4 minutes ago, Nazz said:

Great work Ken! Love them. Did the slicks come with the cheater grooves? If not , nice touch.



Yes ,the cheater slicks  (4) came in the last issue.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...