The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by milo1303s, Mar 16, 2014.
High Roller progress, lettering next.
LM14 we need to see that miniature english wheel.
Oh wow, that's crazy kool!
Thanks, I try . Ed.
Lakes tear progress.
Getting all the seams worked and gaps corrected.
Vintage Shots meets Sunday Models, 1964:
Round Valley High School, Springerville, AZ.
Here’s 2 of my finished ones
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Here’s one I’m working on
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getting there slowly !!!
Finished this one late last year.
Finally finished the Gene Chan T. It's not 100%, but you could pick it out of a crowd.
The '58 Fairlane 500 is finally finished! Details in brief...
• Johan ‘57 Chrysler front bumper
• Taillights from 1960s Aurora Custom Grill & Trim set & red plastic piggy bank
• Emblems and door handles removed
• Rechromed bumpers
• ‘59 Ford chassis lowered
• Handpainted whitewalls
• Wheels from Ertl ‘50 Olds diecast
• Roof and window openings reshaped for greater accuracy
• Cowl vent detail added from ‘58 Edsel
• Photoetch mesh added to molded-in and opened hood scoop
• AMT ‘57 Ford custom headlight lenses added with “googly eye” reflectors
• Kit windows replaced with clear PVC
• ‘57 Ford interior with scratch sidepanels, ‘58 T-bird console, ‘62 T-bird bucket seats and rear seat insterts added to ‘57 Ford seat, ‘56 Ford custom steering wheel, scratch rear view mirror
• Decanted, mixed, and airbrushed Tamiya lacquers
That's amazing work.
Looks great!The grille really looks good!
Awhile back I saw a resin kit for sale on E Bay of junior Conway's 1950 Ford coupe. The kit was already built and I would rather do it myself. Anyone know who produced the kit? I would really like to find one!!!!
Just stunning, John.
I really appreciate your
"no timeline" way of building and photography.
Buddy stopped by today, An showed me his retirement gig, Built from model kits, Motorized....I think I need the hemi one...
Those look like Pittman/K&B motors.
I believe that's a 1/12 scale Lindberg kit released recently as The Diamond Duster. Was released a long time ago, perhaps under a different name.
My 34 with a banger is getting closer to being done,I now wish I would have kept the speed parts from the 70s Revell A sedan delivery kit but gave them away so this one is stock except for the wheels.
Atlas motor, with some brass frame work, forgot name...
These little, thin, long motors looked similar to each other. It depended on what model of cars you bought from a kit or pre-made. The most common motor was the Pittman motor. They came in quite a few stock, "factory pre made kits."
Nice little roadsters. They are keepers for sure ! Our friends had a couple of these after Christmas one year and immediately got taken to the road race circuit at the local hobby shop track. They kept flipping because of the high center of gravity and parts started to break. They had the stock brass frame with aluminum wheels.
These Pittman Motors were usually built in to 1/24 scale models pre made from the factories. (whoever made them) The motors were hard to modify. So they were left stock. Later, after the motors were used, they got put in custom/homemade, thin wall, brass frames we made. The bodies were the lightweight, clear plastic, British Formula One Cars like the Graham Hill and Jim Clark versions. They were painted the green and white designs.
We added lighter weight chassis using ball bearings to make the wheels go faster. With the chassis lower to the ground, the streamlined Formula One clear/painted bodies, these little motors were now, fast. (with rear pinion/ring mods... and they did not flip over unless the driver was too anxious…)
These small Pittman-style motors were not for drag racing, except for stock bodied, factory, non-modified, slot car classes.
Thanx for some knowledge! My interest is to have a few refreshments an cruise with similar minded, knowing you get Krazy... racing ends an your in the body shop, This guy(roadster's) has a Huge collection of 1/24 1/32 scale custom builds, an a decent sized plywood track... Long winters in wny. Cheer's..
Also it's as close as I'll get to owning a 32
My latest project finished last week. Love those Fireball carbs!!!!
One half of the AMT Double '25 Model T kit...
Beautiful work on it.....
Thanks, I appreciate that.
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