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  1. Topic for inspiration, on how far can one go with sacrilegious blasphemy in ruining a perfectly good Mercedes Benz. AMG started the idea of hot rodding them, and now they are a factory subsidiary, so they shouldn't count. Maybach could be included, the Excelero was a one off hot rod. B+B was a customizer. I don't think gold wrapped Benzes should count, they are a dime a dozen. ? If there is a cult name for these cars, let me know. Starting off with a rendering of a 300 SL:
  2. folks, Any word on the re release of the old Monogram "Black Widow" T truck ?
  3. My next build is this hot rod that my daughter picked out for me ! She choose the colour also, it will be Testors (#1629C) Custom Red Metal Flake. I think it looks like candy apple red. TCB, Adam
  4. Most of the build is from the Revell Stacy David's Rat Roaster '32 roadster kit. I removed all the 'Rat Roaster' identifying parts and added parts from several kits (mainly other Revell '32 kits). Paint is Testors Mythical Maroon and Tamiya Metallic Black. -RRR
  5. Got this for Christmas and finally got to build it. It's a very nice kit and builds a lot easier than I thought it would. I'd kinda like to get another one. SAM_0627 by Eric Lucas, on Flickr SAM_0628 by Eric Lucas, on Flickr SAM_0629 by Eric Lucas, on Flickr SAM_0630 by Eric Lucas, on Flickr
  6. I built this over my Christmas vacation time, finishing it up this morning. The original plan was to get both cars in the 2 in 1 kit finished, building a hot rod coupe and stock roadster pickup straight from the box. After looking everything over, I decided to go this way with the coupe, I will modify the stock roadster into a 60's era street rod with an Olds V8 from the AMT '40 Sedan. More on that as it progresses, but it will be built similarly, without wiring, etc.
  7. Here is a link to photos I took at the fall Goodguys show in Arizona. https://www.flickr.com/photos/blunc/albums/72157720159630108
  8. Hi All. Thanks for the kind words about the other models that I've posted. I've built 7 models in the past year (in this, my second, phase of model building ) and I'll go ahead and post them since you've all been so welcoming. This model started out as a Monogram stock '30 Ford Coupe that I began as a chopped hot rod many, many years ago. Since I've gained an appreciation for rat rods and patina cars I went in a different direction to finish this ride (plus I don't think I could really live with a rat rod in 1:1 scale). I chopped the roof a little more. The 6-cyl came out of the Moebius '53 Hudson Hornet kit. The z-d frame was scratch-built from styrene. Thanks for looking. All of my models built during the past year have names appropriate for the times; this one is "Infectious".
  9. "Post traditional" seems as good a term as any for what what was happening past the usual cutoff date for the traditional hot rod style (1963-ish?). It doesn't really tick off the usual traditional boxes, but at the same time, it isn't one we've seen a lot of , those interest seems to be growing. The starting point is a Lindberg '34 Ford pickup, and most of the inspiration is coming from these two rods: So the plan is five spoke mags and blue stripe tires if I can find something suitable, with a cedar (stained basswood actually) bed cover for the Northwest look. Here's a mockup of what I have so far. I was originally going to just use the wheels from Revell's '32 Ford 5 Window Coupe, but I ended up using the frame, running gear and fenders as well. The top has a mild chop, just enough to remove the "Phone booth" look, and the bed has been shortened, though I may shorten it a little more.
  10. I Z’d the frame in the rear and removed two leafs from the front to bring the whole car down a bit. I’m liking the stance!
  11. This project was inspired by various track nose roadsters, especially the Frank Mack T, which has the transmission and drive shaft exposed in the passenger compartment. Mine will actually be above the frame. I wanted wide tires, an Ardun flathead, Halibrand solids, cycle fenders, and a low stance. The frame is is from some glue bomb green Hornets. The front axle and spring is from the same kit, dechromed, and with the axle ends reworked for poseable steering. The rear end is a champ quick change from the parts box. This is the first chance I've had to mock things up. More pictures soon.
  12. I was just gathering parts to fix an old broken build when I got distracted by my parts pile. I was digging around and came across the block and blower from the Stevens international reissue of the parts pack engines. So my mission changed and I gathered parts to build something with that. I am low on hot rod kits to bash, so I came up with what I could. I kept it traditional as far as suspension goes so I can post on TRAK if I can figure out a hosting solution for free. I am not chopping this one, east coast style and will do less of a channel than I usually go for. I would like to retain the functioning rumble seat, but that’s looking unlikely, we shall see. The wheels and tires will be modelhaus, but I just ordered so it may be a little while. I am using unknown fronts and modelhaus rears for mock-up purposes as they should be close in size
  13. So, I lurk here... a lot. I've been busy creating CAD files over the past year to create this 1/10th scale lakes modified roadster. You might ask why 1/10th scale...well, the math to scale is really easy. Take a 1:1 measurement and divide by 10...WAY easier than figuring 1/8 scale...LOL. Anyway, I know to finish the parts would take a ton of sanding, but the idea is just to create an "art" style piece, embracing the bobbles resulting from printing. Think pixel art... the dots make the overall picture. I've had fun creating it so far... I'm working on the suspension parts now and a "full race" 4 banger is in the works. I welcome feedback! And if PLA in a STYRENE forum is wrong, let me know. Whatcha think???
  14. Hi there, I was one of the lucky guys who managed it to get one the Revell ´30 Model A Coupe kits for the original price shortly after it was released and I still didn´t build it when it was discontinued. It kept lying on my shelf for nearly two years because I didn´t dare to touch it. It actually started to talk to me. First it said: "Sell me, for a profit!" But I did not want to do that. Then it said: "Build me, it might be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!" And I finally gave in. But it had to be something special! I remenbered that one of my childhood heroes, professional skateboarder Steve Caballero (member of the legendary Bones Brigade, a skate crew sponsored by Powell Peralta, alongside Tony Hawk) had a Model A some years ago. The Rod was featured in Traditional Rod and Kulture magazine in 2006: A beautiful Rod, isn´t it? It was originally built in the 50s by Buddy Dughi, singer of the rockabilly combo The Hot Rod Trio. Back then it was blue with copper scallops. Around the Millennium Steve bought the car and had it restored and repainted at Gambino Customs. Later it was sold several times, current owner is german skateboard legend Titus Dittmann. But for now, enough said about legendary skateboarders, legendary model kits and legendary Hot Rods, here is my version of "The Coupe De Cab": The build features a wired engine with a scratch built magneto, custom made scallops decals, tires from thepartsbox (AUS), taillights from Revell´s 32 Ford 5 window and a spare parts trunk handle. I also made a set of Powell Peralta skull logos for the side windows... ...a H.A.M.B. plaque for the rear window... ... a skate wheel topped shifter and, of course, an original Steve Caballero skateboard fort he interior: The original license plate is framed by a PE part from Scaleproduction: I hope you like it and I hope that Revell will give us this awesome kit back again someday... ps: While I was building the coupe I found a Hot Wheels die cast of a ´32 3 window version of "The Coupe de Cab" with a vice versa paint scheme: I might want to Build that as well someday in the near future... Greetings from Cologne, Germany
  15. After a 10 year hiatus, I started building again this year. I am putting this up to get some motivation to stay on target, any suggestion welcome. I am starting with 2007 Revell version of 1932 "big duce". I have combined my love of hot rods and ww2 airplanes, I have seen some on the net and thought I do my interpretation, and try to look a little deferent then the others. This is going to take some time, but I have to finish this one or the wife will kill me, this one is pricy. ( I have a lot half fished kits in the closet ,over the years) So I am building it based on a p-51 mustang " Rebel Queen" flown by four time ace Fred Glover. I building it as if he or his mechanic built it after the war in 1947. It will have shinny paint and some chrome, as if it was going to be a show car or what they fantasized what the p-51 could of looked like if not in war. Channeled body, laid back wind screen, Fighter gages, bomber seats, joystick handle shifter and other goody's. Wish me luck. Laz The first pic, the plane. The second, the nose art with Crew Chief S/Sgt. John E. Wilson The third, is Major Frederick W. Glover. The forth, is the car I started with for photo shop. The fifth, is final rendering.
  16. The Coffin Corner showrod board is having a group build for the recently-reissued Rommel's Rod kit, whereby you have to build a modified version of the kit. I had an idea in mind, and after I finished restoring an original a few weeks ago I was eager to get started on this second version. First up, hacking up the body. A LOT All I'll actually be using from the stock body is the cowl, but I wanted to use the remaining pieces to mock up what I had in my head before making it again from scratch. I'm thinking something like this: Not pretty, but enough to get me started with mocking stuff up anyway...my idea is to keep the long wheelbase of the original, but to have a stretched out front and that little tub body on the back, like so: I wanted to add some detail to the engine, but the kit block has most of that stuff molded in, so I scratchbuilt a new one from styrene sheet, along with a new oil pan: I picked out some wheels and tires so that I could start to make frame, and separated the kit trans so I could use that with my new block: I wanted to use the kit front wheels, but modify them to be skinny little drag style wheels, so I needed some tires: Found this pack of o-rings at the Chinese 99 cent store, which should work great! Then, I used my hacked-together body to make a tape template, which I transferred to brass: Bent it to shape over some round bar to get nice rounded corners: And then attached it to the kit cowl (which I wasn't about to attempt re-making with my limited brass-working skills): And that's about where we're at right now...more soon!
  17. I think I will never get tired to build versions of my favorite Hot Rod subject: ´33/´34 Fords. And after having built an Eliminator and a California Kid, I thought it would be nice to complete the trio of some of worlds´ most famous Hot Rods with a model of Jim „Jake“ Jacobs´yellow ´34 Coupe: The build is based on Monogram´s ´33 Ford street rod kit converted into a Hi-Boy. Up front I used a narrowed Revell ´37 pickup grille with a MCG phoetched insert. Front axle and headlights came from a ´34 snap kit. The wire spoke wheels from a ´30 Ford woody were updated with scratch built chrome rings. A Halibrand quick change rear axle was taken from Revell´s Henry J. Handles and tail lights are items from my parts box, license plates, wish bones and roof insert were scratch built. Jake´s Coupe is probably not my best model build but it was a must-have addition to my Eliminator and California Kid: Thanks for looking, comments are welcome (as always).
  18. Lots of great blog posts regarding Model T related hot rods, customs, parts manufacturers, history, etc.: https://www.tbucketplans.com/
  19. The inspiration for this came from a co-worker who is from Texas. I was showing him some pics of my hot rod models, such as my 32 Ford Baron, and he showed me some hot rods that he liked that were Texas themed. These were not "rat" rods, but might appear at a hot rod show were home built hot rods are more prevalent than say Sema or Goodguys. He said he would like me to build him one someday, and that was about 4 years ago, and the thought rolled around with ideas since then. He really liked the idea of the "come and get it" slogan, and having seen some Texas themed 1:1 hot rods, I ran with it. This started out as the Revell 1931 Ford Model A, multi piece body kit. It is not perfect, but as this is supposed to represent a home built hot rod, I am fine with it. I removed the texture from the roof with lots and lots of sanding, but when I shot the white primer on, it cause some ghosting, but I did not see that until I had already masked the design, and shot the black. (design was created using my wife's Cricket vinyl cutter) Again, as this is not a "show" rod, I can live with the imperfections. I was originally thinking of running a nice flathead, maybe out of the Merc kit, but I had recently bought a Surf Woody kit from Hobby Lobby clearance for parts, thinking the extra slicks and motor might be useful someday. I normally run multiple projects at the same time, usually just 2 or 3, so I started the motor from the surf woody, and thought since it was still from the 60s, it might still work. Not yet sure I will use the motor, but as it is a Ford Cobra motor, the Paxton chargers etc kinda look cool to me. From this point, most of the parts will come from the 31 kit, the recent 29 Model A kit, and the parts box. Still have to add the dipstick and the rest of the plumbing
  20. In 2014, I found this picture of a ´37 Ford Sedan in an older issue of Rod & Custom Magazine: It inspired me to build my Monogram sedan in that style. I couldn´t find any more photos or information about the car, so I added a few personal touches. Like the original it was lowered, shaved, nosed and sits on 19“ custom rims (Pegasus „Daggers“ in this case). A chrome trim bar was added to the smoothed and molded running boards, the rear view mirror was found in my parts box. Exhaust tips were made from copper tubing and I frenched a scratch built license plate into the deck lid. I used the dash board of Revell´s ´37 Roadster and flocked the Interior. Just a little gag: on the front passenger side seat you can find the original Monogram kit box and the issue of R&C in which I found the picture of the sedan: Hope you like it, thanks for looking
  21. Hi there, today I would like to show you the second model car I ever built. It´s an AMT 40 Ford Coupe that I built in 1994 with box parts only but with a lowered suspension, a shaved body and deleted bumpers. After picking up the hobby again in 2009, I repainted the interior and added some details like rearview mirrors inside and outside and some MCG photo etched parts. I also wired the Nailhed engine and topped it with a custom air cleaner from Lindberg´s 40 Ford kit. Greetings from Germany
  22. Hi there, I´m a newbie here and I want to start to show you my collection with my very first model car ever: A 1934 Ford 2-door sedan (AMT/ertl) which I built in 1993. It used to be yellow back then but in 2010, I repainted it to flat black and added some more detail. The Rod features: - chopped top - shaved body and removed bumpers - lowered suspension - steel wheels with ´36 Ford hubcaps and ´40 Ford beauty rings - wired engine - teardrop taillights Hope you like it Greetings from Cologne, Germany
  23. Some years ago I picked up the MPC Jolly Roger show rod and built a screen side delivery from it. I was very impressed by the accuracy and proportions of the Oldsmobile components that harked back to its Beverley Hillbillies origins. When the BH truck was eventually re-issued, I grabbed one, not knowing what I would do with it other than knowing that it wasn't going to be a TV car anymore! Anyhow, as the whole vintage rod and TROG thing started to grow, I started thinking about doing a very early gow job using the Olds as a base. There is a picture that often turns up in discussions of early hot rodding, either in magazines or the internet, of a low slung roadster in front of a shack with the inscription "World's first speed shop". You may know the one I mean. That low slung roadster was the inspiration for my project.
  24. Found this at a local store for $6. Pain to build, but it came out looking alright. SAM_2351 by Eric Lucas, on Flickr SAM_2352 by Eric Lucas, on Flickr SAM_2353 by Eric Lucas, on Flickr
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