Red Baron, box stock, and Modified....

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Finally got the helmet repainted on the stock version, so I thought I'd show these here. Built both RB's back in 2010 for the "Fools with no rules" online contest on the Showrod forum. The stock version was built in 2 1/2 days after I finished the modified version. These kits are pretty simple, and the only problem I had was the red plastic on this one. I think the kits I used were from '94, and '98, one was in a dark red plastic, the other was in a soft lighter red plastic (this one) as soon as I shot the clear......bang.....bleed through. It was fixed using a tip from this forum!!!

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The modified version took a little longer, and was built with the thought "What if Tom Daniel would have designed this when he was doing his wide tire creations". I chopped the surfer helmet 1/4", two 1/8" slices were removed at places where everything would work with the stock body. The rear suspension was lowered, and several bits were scratched.

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Here's a couple shots of them together.

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They are both really nice but I think you nailed that wide tire look. I'd definitely build the kit if it looked like that. Nice touch with the missile. Great lookin builds but if I had to choice one it'd be the wide tire build.

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Great looking builds ! I've always liked the Red Baron kits and you did a beautiful job on both !

I'm not going to pick a favorite because I love them both !

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Both are very nice but I give the nod to your custom version.

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Thanks guys, glad ya like 'em!!!

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Nice work on both. The Baron is a fun one to modify.

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Excellent work John! You have accomplished the impossible by making me actually like a show rod!

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John l really like you custom version. Some nice touches. Awsume work

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Love the Red Baron, and your treatment too.

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Cool builds man

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awsome and those wheel width's on the modified one > awsome :lol:

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Both Barons are cool. But, I especially like your hood scoop on the modified one.

Scott

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Very nice builds, both of them.

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