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Simple 34 Ford Dragster

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HI:

I build a lot of full detail kits like many of you do but I still like the simplicity of a curbside....

Inexpensive.....they respond well to minimal detailing......you actually FINISH them!!!!!

So here goes.... simple Revell 34 Ford Chopped coupe...snap kit...

Wheels and tires from the Revell 41 Willys....

Cut all of the junk off of the frame....

Clear red sprue for the tail lights...

Added scratch built headers from plastic tube...painted with jet exhaust enamel...

Simple white paint job....Tamiya primer and gloss white...

Decals from the 41 Willys....(You could add the drag chute too...)

Stock interior......

Result:....nice little drag car for minimal effort and low cash outlay.......

Try something like this ....it's fun and you will actually FINISH IT!!!!!!!

Regards

Bill (Duntov)

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Very cool Bill!

Looks GREAT in white, and the spinners really change the look of the Willys five-slots! B)

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Thanks Jeff... glad you noticed the spinners... I forgot to mention them... I don't recall where I found them..... lots and lots of boxes full of stuff and they looked good :o)

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Sweet build.

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looks like my grandpas old ford he called it casper

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Great looking little car. Simple but very effective. I like the part about "you will actually FINISH IT!!!!!!!" too. Gotta try that.

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It turned out nicely. :)B) I did one of these SnapTite '34s last year, also fenderless, and also in white, taking the same approach I found it very relaxing and satisfying as a release from all the kitbashing and technical flurry that usual dominates my projects. Sometimes rotating in a simple build makes a lot of sense!

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Nice build Bill and I couldn't agree with you more. Sometimes it's nice to put something together that just looks great on the shelf and doesn't require a ton of research, scratchbuilding and $. I have recently done a couple of box stock builds that I finished in a short time and enjoyed immensely. Of course, I still have several detailed projects I'm working on, but simple is a great change of pace.

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A great job. Really nice clean finish.

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I agree, simple is sometimes the best cure for builder's block or whatever name you want to give it. It looks like "White Lightning" to me, nice job. I did one of those in purple pearl a couple of years ago and loved it. I want to build the '57 Chevy Snap one of these days.

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Great build! I like those simple kits, too. I built one of those 34's a couple months ago, and it was a fun build. Yours looks good in white. Nice work.

Sam

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Looks great love the stance, cant believe its a snap kit

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Neat and clean...Nice job!

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That's a really cool looking '34 Bill! I love to build curbside models! When they're setting on a shelf, you can't tell the difference anyway. I'm gonna have to get myself one of these and give it a go.

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Now thats cool and sharp.

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Simple sharp and very clean

Thank You for sharing

Later

Russ

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Very nice! But what is this concept of finishing all about. I'm not familiar with it :D .

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