The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Lyle Willits, Oct 16, 2011.
Shots for the National NNL last Saturday,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Wow ! Its like looking at cars at the Jalopyrama. Very nice.
Here some pictures form this year Model car Show in Frankfurt /Germany
This engine is scratch build in scale 1/8
More pictures here Frankfurt Model Car Show
Thanks for sharing Lyle
Both shows look way cool. Thanks for posting up the pics
Here's a 57 Chevy I've got working in my shop. It's based on the Revell 57 Chevy Black Widow 2 door post body. The top was cut off and rear deck modified to be a convertible. The interior panels and top frame are scratch built. I was lucky enough to find a usable front clip this week, although the front of the drivers side fender had to be patched.
Amazing posts of nicely detailed builds! Thanxalot guys!
Glad to see you back leading this off again Lyle.
Here's mine for today. A few of my favorite Dragster Models. Mel
Here's a couple from the 1/16 dragin' modelers group...
...... And a couple more....
My 58 is not turning out well.
It is in the paint stripper.
This is the current project.
good stuff this week
Great Pics from the shows Guys, Lyle showed some of my best work from Toledo, I need to go check out Michael's pics from Frankfurt, and that `57 convertible is Awesome Alyn!!!!
Were the dragsters yours?
Thanks for posting those amazing models.
Deuces, great work man.
Alyn, that convertible is outstanding I have a kit awaiting a scratch built frame as well though I wonder if I'll ever actually get to it. Beautiful detail work, all of it is very convincing.
It would be nice to know more about the scale engine modeler! I really enjoyed his work.
The 32's are really nice. Is it a kit or is it a Flintstone or like body? Also is the stainless area around the windshields painted or is it a tape? I am getting back into building a few models while I am working on the road. I am building a revell chopped 49 mercury at the moment. TP
I want to repaint an old model that I have. How is a good way to remove the old paint?What are you guys using for the spark plug wires? Thanks TP
Awesome pics man I try to make my models look detailed but Im not that good at it. im getting better though, but those models are really really good
here is a couple of my latest On/T tiny builds
I try small modifications like lowering but havent tried scratch building anything yet
Model A used a 5.0 from a mustang kit
and "swap meet" esc trailer witha a chopped and distressed deuce and other parts for sale
Best way to remove old paint is to dip the body in a plastic tub of Castrol Super Clean... Or Purple power..
Make sure you seal the tub once you put the body in there... Leave the body in there for 24 hours and then check the progress.. You may need to leave it in there a little longer..
Once the paint is removed, just wash with warm water and scrub with an old tooth brush..
For 1/25 scale kits, I'd use nylon thread or 32 gage wire from Radio Shack..
great work....i have been trying my hand at models this past year....a lot more skill is involved then i had thought....i need a lot more practice
Mike is a german modeler how builds models in 1/8. More of his work you could find here http://detailed-models.de/
Thanks a lot for the link!
Here is 32 ford i just finished.
Removing old paint...I have used a plastic tub(tupperware or such just don't let your wife or mom see ya!) filled with brake fluid! Works great! Doesn't hurt or effect the plastic. Just let it set a day or more (depends on the amount of paint) then wash with Dawn dish soap,primer and paint!. Mel
Deuces,Melsfine39, thank you for the answers. Is there a good forum for asking these questions for models? I'd rather stay here but I will have a ton of them. TP
Try this: http://trakinscale.proboards.com/index.cgi
[Deuces,Melsfine39, thank you for the answers. Is there a good forum for asking these questions for models? I'd rather stay here but I will have a ton of them. TP ]
Here a few.
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