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  1. I just picked up one of the 1/16 Revell 34 Ford Street Rod kits (quite hard to find lately), and really want to build it in the billet rod fashion of the 80's/90's (the kit is a good start already). I'm going to build it mostly box stock, with the exception of different wheels, changing it to a manual, and changing the intake to a Camaro TPI intake (feels more indicative of that time period versus the intake offered in the kit). I'm sure there will be some other changes here and there as I go along. Speaking of wheels, here are the ones I've designed to fit the kit tires. They
  2. Hi! Since I do mostly mashups and heavily modified or scratchbuilt cars... I end-up with LOTSA quality leftover parts. Might as well innovate a bit. Revell 41 Willys, with roof removed. Cowl and modified front opening hood from AMT's 36 Ford (cabrio option), with lower Willys hood section molded to fenders. Rescribed door lines. Ultra-thin acetate windshield. Rear seat and tulip panel/waterfall console from Foose's Eldorod, custom floor, rear tubs, ladder bar suspension & rear housing + coilovers. Scratchbuilt firewall, door panels, rear frame section, exhaust and radiator. Front
  3. Yet another Revell 29 build! Went MOSTLY box stock with this one, but with a few little tweaks... I flipped the front cross member to lower the front end, swapped the wheels and tires for Boyd Alumacoupe ones and replaced the kit rear shocks for some scratchbuilt ones. Added some photoetch and shot the paint with Createx airbrush colors, Pearl Ex powders and Testors clear topcoat. Oh, and swapped the drum brakes for some resin disk brakes. Ended up with a kinda 90s look, so I used a 90s era correct license plate and added a tinted windshield and gave a very light pink tint to the head
  4. In the mid-90s cars built by Boyd Coddington, Troy Trepanier or Posie´s influenced me a lot and I wanted to build a model car that, if it was real, might compete along with them for the Riddler- or America´s Most Beautyful Roadster Award, just like the Predator (Troy) or the Smoothster (Boyd). Testors´ Smoothster kit wasn´t available yet, so I had to start with something else. I took AMT´s ´36 Ford roadster kit, smoothed the body and modified the cowl to fit a Plymouth Prowler snap kit´s inerior and windshield. New door lines were engraved to match the Prowler´s door panels. I molded and
  5. I built this a couple of decades ago, and ran across some photos of it in the computer, so, I thought I'd share some of them. It's my take on Boyd's Aluma Coupe. Since I rarely stray far from my drag racing "roots", I incorporated elements of '50s-'60s gassers, but kept it low to the ground. It's more or less a "slammer", given the blacked-out windows. The paint scheme is loosely based on the old Santa Fe Railroad "Warbonnet" scheme (although not the colors!). I used a dropped tube front axle and added front brakes. The wheels are from a Johan funny car kit. I found some old dried out and sepa
  6. This is something I wanted to do since I first saw Ray Fahner's wake wagon,1970?so it's a tribute I guess.started with amt raiders coach,narrowed,shortened,built doors,filled windows,made new windows,set on a revell t frame that was extended front and rear.Everything else is pretty much scratch built,engine is small block ford from revell(detailed)trans is aod also from revell,nine inch ford from amt nascar(modified),this is all plastic with the exception of the grill.questions and comments welcome thanks for looking johnz
  7. 1934 Ford Cabriolet Street Rod by Revell Monogram Thom Taylor I build this Ford long time ago, this was the first time that I work with lacquer paint and some engine details
  8. Back in the late 60s or early 70s there was a song called Delta Dawn about a woman waiting on a corner for her lover that jilted her. It's possible that this "ghost chaser" may have found her lover. My 14 year old Grandson has been visiting from Iowa and wanted to build a couple models while he was here. This is his second. He's got the talent and I hope he continues when he gets back home to Knoxville Iowa.
  9. Hi Guys, Here are some pictures of the '40 Ford Coupe that I completed over the weekend:
  10. After I finished my '40 Ford Roadster Pickup based on a Tim Boyd article, I was drawn to one of Tim's Street Rodder articles and making a then modern Street Rod out of the '70's vintage Revell Buttera kit. I built the inaccurate '34 3 Window by Revell and I loved the chassis. I completed this model during my summer break between May and June before I started summer classes. This model was not as heavily modified as my '40 Ford Roadster Pickup but I did do far more plumbing on this model than I ever did before. The colors I used were Krylon Popsicle Orange (OSHA Safety Orange), Model Master Ivo
  11. Back in the mid eighties I started to heavily build and collect model cars and it coincided with getting my drivers license and greater interest in all things automotive. I also started to read very carefully all of the model car mags I could get my hands on. I received my first Dremel tool for Xmas of '88 and I just finished my first semester in design school at college. I was itching to use my new Dremel tool on a more difficult build. build a more advanced model beyond some simple wheel swaps. I remembered seeing in my collection of model car mags a build up of a Phantom 40 Ford Roadster Pi
  12. This is another box stock build while I wait on the paint to cure on the Nova. It will be a pretty quick build, maybe even get the body in primer this weekend. The kit is nice with not much flash and its going together pretty smoothly. Thanks for looking and as always comments welcome. Some painted parts Engine just needs touch up and some wash Chassis together
  13. Project number 5... Just finished with a 1982 Renault 5 Turbo and thanks to a fellow member (You know who you are), decided to build the Revell Special Edition 68' Dodge Charger R/T; this kit is way above my skill level, but I'm willing to give it my best shot. Curiously, I was not able to find a single photo of the car as shown in the Hemified version (Not a complete model, not a real car... Nothing!!!)... So I would like to make it just like it But, since I usually buy two kits (In case I ruin something), would like to paint the second body in full black (This als
  14. I'll start out with an easy one that isn't finished just yet. This is the dashboard out of my 50 Ford pickup rat rod. Nothing special other than I am not a smoker so I didn't want an ashtray. But I'd like to have a large glovebox.. so I modified the dash the way I wanted my 1:1 to be. Most folks will never even notice! An easy dash created for the Beverly HIllbillies truck cab. A flat piece of plastic wood grained with paints, then a photo etched gauge bezel and knobs made from ship building nails were added. 8 ball shifter is a large shirt pin with a dab of white paint and the sma
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