The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Lyle Willits, Jan 20, 2013.
From the MAMA meeting, yesterday,,,,,,,,,
Good pics. Thanks for starting this thread today.
Heres a MG I did a while ago.
And heres a vett ratrod.
My work in progress. 1/16 Hawaiian Funny car
Organizing more of my toy shelves again this week and got out some of my 37 Chevy plastic and diecast models I have built over the last 40 years.
1937 Chevy was always one of my favorites. I prefer diecast when I can find them and built concept models for many of the real cars and trucks I have built.
This group includes my:
37 coupe from 1970's
37 panel truck from 1980's
37 sedan delivery from late 80's to early 90's
37 chopped sedan from 1990's which I still own and drive
37 custom kingcab pickup from 1990's and sold last year
I gotta' get some motivation to start building again!!
is this Ranchero based on the new '57 Ford from Revell?
Where is evey buddy today. Sleeping looks like.
Thanks for posting Sunday Models. I look forward to it. Great stuff.
that funny car is amazing
Had one back in the day. This was as close as I could get to the 1:1.
That 59 is sick lookin.
Heres a 70 impala model i did years ago, won 1st place at a local model shop,i was pretty excited for a 15 year old at the time.
heres a dragster i did from scratch made from the parts holder frame work that comes with the models. potivin blown smallblock.
nice work agian this week,thanks
Yes it is. It's being built by Ron Hamilton. He said he just cut the Revell kit roof and scratch built the rear pillars.
Trying to get my rear engine Pinto funny car ready for paint...
There are some amazing builds out there! Nice work. Here are some more older survivors. Seems like i had more time back then!
Here is a couple more.
i need those rims[frt -rear]---what model co and number model are those from---thank you
'60s Corvair match racer "Unsafe @ Any Speed". It has four wheel drive provided by two Toronado based 500 cu in blown engines and trans-axles. Driven by Ralf "Crash" Dummy and guided by a Plastic Jesus and a sweet Madonna.
The rears are from the AMT Piranha dragster...
Not sure on the fronts, as they're just something I dug out of my parts box...Might be from an old JoHan funny car kit.
Don't the Polar Lights floppers have them as well?
These wheels came from a Jo Han Mustang funny car. Built years ago when mint green and pro street was cool on a side note the truck was built by Nitro Marty when he was a kid.
Got the paint and clear on this today. Just gotta finish it up.
all you folks build some kool models keep up the great work.me and my daughter build them. I will send a pic or two.
Way cool!!!! Can't believe you still have that truck... Yeah, I built it back when I was in my teens... A long, loooooong time ago!!!
Seriously diggin' your Pro Streeter too... That old open door Revell kit was a bit of a bitch to build, as I recall!
Yes, you gave it to me before I was a teenager. I've enjoyed it for a number of years, it's my "survivor gasser"
What no flathead, nailhead, caddy?
Nice job anyway.
That's what I did. I used the back half of the revel kit and, from the doors forward, the AMT kit. I also stretched the AMT chassis. Crappy pictures, sorry.
I was pretty busy having kids and working as assistant director on the show at the time and this was one of my first builds in a long time. A friend and I challenged each other to the build and bought the Revel kits at a big model contest in LA. It was the first significant kit bash, scratch build I'd ever done and I was hooked. I used photo reference from old magazine articles on the real car.
Wow! Outstanding work on that Ranchero, Jigger! The shots showing the model before painting clearly show the work you did kitbashing the AMT '57 Fairlane and the old Revell custom '57 Ranchero kit (which was re-tooled from an even older Country Squire kit.)
The Ranchero Ron Hamilton is working on that appeared in Lyle's photos is based on Revell new kit of the '57 Ford Custom Tudor sedan. I picked one up this weekend and it's a pretty nice kit.
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