'32 ford bare metal >light weight speedhole roadster > the rough rod

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hi all ,

this build was based on the revell ford roadster high boy kit , not a lot remained stock :)

the build thread > http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=70600

the bare metall look is not actually a look , i sprayed silver aluminum zink spray on the body and sanded that with superfine paper reveiling the aluminium in the paint.
so actually there is a layer of alu paint on the body ..

went for something i had planned for a while and thats adding speedholes , all holes are drilled out and countersunk from the rear to make the styrene material thin and to look more like sheetmetal ,

the engine is builkd up from several parts out of the partsbox with custom made parts on it


to be hounest i was making a sloped windscreen but that broke when i heated it and bended it to get more shape , i tried to make a new one but i didnt get anything nice so thats something i will add in the future .
also i need to add gauges in the dash , thats alos something i need to waight with i want to really sratch those and make gauges with more detail instead of using the kit decals

some pics in my garage (the garage is a work in progress)


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i will add beter pics when the sun is shining :)

Edited by crazyrichard

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COOL! THE DIO LOOKS GREAT TOO

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Wicked man! That would be one loud ride! how about some close-ups of that sweet engine work?

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That's very Cool ! ! I like the way you did the speed holes and the paint . I'll make a note of that .

Looking forward to more photos !

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Nice job! I like the idea of counter sinking the holes from the rear to make it look more metal like, looks like it worked. I love your diorama also and the pictures look great. Nice hot rod!!! B)

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sweet rat. i really like all the holes drilled out, its cool.

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That's pretty freekin cool!!!!! I dig the shots of it on the ice!!! ;)

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I love it Richard! very cool rod, great work!

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thnx all much apriciated :lol:

btw the diorama is just a work in prgress i'm currently really building on it again and the thread is here in the diorama section ;)

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Nice work!!!

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Beautiful richard as always and the diorama is something else how do you find the time

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thnx guys and i just build everyday (evening) for like 1-2 hours and most of teh weekends

btw i have one week off work now so ,......... :lol: i hope to get a lot donew on the dorama :P

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great build and garage

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turned out great!!!!!!

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You are a master Richard. Your build threads are some of the best too.

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Sweet! Love the dio and the ice shots!!!

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Turned out fantastic

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thats super and i like how you carried through the hole theme to the seats and all!

hey for a windshield i feel your pain i always get hung up on trying to make or find a proper looking windscreen. one thing you might try is (seriously) take the model or a sheet of dimensions drawn out down to the store like walmart or grocery store and look for clear plastic packaging you can find the proper shape out of. i know it sounds like a shot in a million but the couple times i have done it, it turned out to be easier than i thought it was going to be, within about 10 minutes of looking i bought some razor whose packaging fit my need exactly. in fact there was an even better place to cut it out of than i originally thought. i dont have that model anymore or i would show a pic but take a stroll down to the big box and see what you can come up with!

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Awesome!

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Very very COOL Richard! B)

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thnx all !!!!!!!

and well the think about the windscreen is i had a perfect one , cut lower made black edges and then i desided it needed a slight curve and then snap :P it broke

i'm sure i will find something , just got frustrated when i could not make anything i was 100% pleased with

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Great job

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WoW...WoW...did i say WoW...i meant to say WoW...luv it...and the diorama is a WoW toooo.... B)

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thnx guys hehehe

and @ outlwea then take a look in the diorama section because i added a lot of updtaes on the garage build ..

on the pics in this topic i was just doing the base

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cool car like to see more of the detail on motor good job sir,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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