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Surf Rod


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I put this one together with the idea that a surfing rodder built something to get him to the beach quickly and with style. Since getting it on the road the sun, salt air and windblown sand has taken it's toll, the roof fabric has had to be patched due to wear & tear and carrying greasy engine parts for his mates has wrecked the carpets.
But it'll still get him to the beach quickly and with style.
Not a r## rod, just used.
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It's the Revellogram '30 Woody kit with the engine & tuning parts from the Revell '40 convertible.
Front wheels are from the Heller/Revell BMW Dixie with AMT '29 roadster tyres.
Rear wheels are from my parts box with tyres from an AMT '96 Blazer with the sidewall script shaved off.
Paint is cheap rattle can enamel unpolished and not cleared.
Woodwork is dry brushed acrylics and the kit decals.
Carpet is felt and Mexican blanket is printed onto toilet paper.
Roof patches are toilet paper with thinned black acrylic dabbed into it from a brush which dries nice & patchy and looks like the roof was fixed with something cheap & thin that they had knocking around.
Surf board is scratch built using a resin one as a template.

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Great build!

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Cool ! Lets hit the waves !

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that came out pretty neat...is it possible to see a close up of the mex seat cover...i have made several using bright colored thread here is a pix of 1 of mine

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Very nice and thanks for not calling it a ratrod!

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Thanks folks.

I don't have a real super close up Neal. This is the best I can do.

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I tape toilet paper to a sheet of A4 and then run it through the printer. I then spray it with Testors Decal Sealer before gluing it down with "stick" glue.

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thanks for the reply fred...was wondering how u printed it on TP....lol.... B)

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kool build

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This thing is bad @$$.

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I love this one Fred!!! Nice work pal...

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Very nice.

Great tip about printing on toilet paper ... now if I can just get the guts to try it!

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Awsume build Fred, nice ldea and tip on that blanket. love your build...

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Thanks folks

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Just plain COOL!

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Very cool! Nicely done! Thanks for the tip on your interior.

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No worries Scott.

What is this place for if not to share tips?

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Fabulous.jpg

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Very cool build Fred. Love the mex blanket idea.

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