The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by halfasskustoms, Jan 6, 2013.
1ST Sunday of the year.
Heres what Im working on.
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Thanks for starting this week mate. Sadly have nothing to show.
My latest build.
CPMCC meeting from yesterday,,,,,,,,,,,
Re: Model car Sundays 1-6-13
The Moon car and truck above is killer!
55 Chevy was built with the 348 under the hood.
Lyle, congrats on the featured builder article in Scale auto. Well deserved!
......... And again... Happy Birthday!...
Lookin good guys.
I love this one.
Great batch of builds to start the new year. Also congrats Lyle, have been enjoying your models on here and other forums. Enjoy.
I like this one Lyle posted..Are those "Homies" working on the car?I use to buy those from a quarter machine for my kid...
SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!
My last build of 2012 and my first completion of 2013. (Please forgive the crappy cellphone pic.)
heres a couple I need to build
Sorry about the confusion and starting a new thread elsewhere... Guess I'll move my post over here....
Here's my latest, finished up on News Year's Eve....
This started with a trashed out '66 Corvair hardtop promo that was handed off to me, by fellow KKIM member, Les Gibbens...
Since the roof was already missing, the choice to make it into a roadster was a no brainer...
The Corvair's wheelbase was altered to fit the chassis from the MPC/AMT Winged Express,
while a tonneau was fashioned, from Evergreen sheet, to fill the opening left from the missing roof.
In true Nitro Marty fashion, a 392 hemi was pieced together with bits from the Winged Express,
Revell's Miss Deal, and my parts box... After all... A big block Chevy would have been way too obvious!!!
Front wheels were borrowed from one of Polar Lights' funny car kits, while the tires were found in the Winged Express...
Rear Wheels are , again, Winged Express items, while the slicks originated in MPC's Ramchargers dragster kit.
Paint is Testors One Coat, Inca Gold, fogged with Tamiya TS-72 Clear Blue, decanted and shot through an airbrush...
Graphics are a combination of Decals by Lucas, and some stuff that I printed up myself.
Attached is a pic of some I recently required.
Not sure which will be on the bench next.
Here a pictures of two older builds
More pictures here 1930 Ford Rat Rod
Lowered and hooded rear lites to mimic the front end.
Opened rear lift gate..Lakers and shrouds..custom bubble skirts
Pleated seat tops
Tucked in front bumper..apron reduced
Amber turn signals..pin head on lense center...smoothed hood
Great stuff again, this Sunday. Here's another sprint car I'm building for a guy in South Africa.
Nice work on the Nomad - how did you get that back window opened so neatly? Is that the back window from the AMT '55 Nomad?
Super glued some wire to the window first...then started slowly with a #11
Ex-Acto blade. The '55 Nomad rear window is chrome and already a separate
piece(it actually fits)..shoulda woulda coulda...hahaha
Here´s my latest, finished it this morning. It´s very inspired of an old Customcory drawing, haven´t been able to get it out of my head since the first time I saw it several years ago, but I hope it will stop haunting me now when I´ve built my own version...
All good stuff, people! But I really dig Marty's Corvair! Watching it come along on the hobby board, I am glad I caught it finished!
mr. nilsson that is so cool ! those customcory floor scraps will haunt ya! i know ! if you start a build on the real deal keep us posted .
that looks better than the ssr chevy built!
more photos please.....
Mr. Nilsson that is one smooth hauler.
Some very nice work here!
Working on a diecast concept model of my next real build. I am converting a 66 Malibu Wagon into a 2dr Nomad.
Took the 66 wagon roof off a plastic model and molded it onto a 2dr/ht diecast. Being the thrifty guy I am and not wanting to waste the money I spent on the plastic model, I molded the diecast roof onto that one. Turning out to be a not so bad looking one of a kind model of a 66 Malibu 4dr/ht.
Got the itch now so I decided to rework a couple of my old 37 Chevy car and truck diecast concepts for vehicles I have build and owned over the years. Having some good winter fun with my dremel tool, files and JB weld.
'57 Nomad with skirts and Buick style trim six pack small block
Hope this hasn't been posted before...
Well this is just Over The Top,
It's the Carrol Shelby Aston Martin DBR1 That he won the '59 Le Mans in.
And it's built in a life size 1:1 scale!
It breaks down into 2 pieces for easy transport and I think it was recently at auction but can't recall where.
Some may recal that the Flathead Forums V8bob did a life size 40 Ford model kit (with box included) for his local car show some years back and I wonder if that is where the DBR1 1:1 model concept was inspired from.
Google DBR1 replica for full story.
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