My variations on the Rat Roadster

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I have 2 Rat Roasters sitting in the que for building. I can't decide which of your versions I like better, so I'll keep watching your progress.

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The one with the Z'd frame looks great, I want to do one like that now!

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Cool. I think I'm going to like that lowboy.

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I absolutely love highboys, but that lowboy is looking spectacular.

More I say !

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I have one to start soon too. These are great so far!

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Both look great...

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Nice, im going to follow your topic B)

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NICE!! I'll be watching! :D

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Cool project, I'll be waching this one!

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very nice :) def need to chop the grille a bit of the z-ed version :) would finish the look off perfect :)

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Looking good, I can never get enough of these hot rod builds.

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Bradley, I have to know where the windshield comes from on the highboy body? Is it aftermarket or does it come with a kit?

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I'll post a few more pics toward the end of the week as I barely have time to work on models. But I did get some more works done w/ the interior.

The windscreen on the Highboy is from the AMT 32 Phantom kit. I filled in the center vent on the cowl, sanded down the lip molded on the cowl for the kit windscreen, and filled the recesses for the windshield posts.

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heres my take I really enjoyed this kit

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Nice build Erich!

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Nice work so far on both of them. They both sit well. I'll be curious as to how you handle the valence panel below the trunk lid on the low boy, which, along with the notch in the frame rails for the exhaust and the IMHO silly hood ports, are among the major complaints I have about this "modified re-issue", which results in additional work to make what is now Revell's only 1/25th scale Roadster a more universal model. And, yes, do consider a shortened grill shell on the Low Boy...

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Love it all except the tail lights. Just one mans opinion.

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thanks . and holy smokes squirrel we must think alike. I love the drive tunnel and drilling the holes definitely makes it ..it would've been a lot easier for revel to just mold them with the holes and maybe have a filler piece like the amt 62 buicks side ducts... anyways hurry up and its not gonna be blue is it lol

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Bernard, the rear valence will be gone before paint. It should be on the table at the NNL, hopefully. I build so slow though.

Erich, no worries. Its not going to be blue. I'm still undecided. I wish I was going to SEMA this year for ideas, but I won't be making the trip this year.

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Love it all except the tail lights. Just one mans opinion.

And I love the tail light treatment! LOL I like things I haven't seen done a million times before.

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very nice, what kit is this, I would like to build this one when I get a bet better at it....

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John, here is the kits both started out as:

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I'm thinking gunmetal/metallic gray for the Highboy.

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