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Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by milo1303s, Mar 16, 2014.

  1. philo426
    Joined: Sep 20, 2007
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    I like the red rubber ball FOD covers for the velocity stacks, very cool!
     
  2. Work still in progress. Rebuild of a build decades old.
    New cage, new paint. Something to scratch the itch of wanting to build.....
     

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  3. This is the second AMT Meyers Manx kit I've built. The first one was more off-road oriented, and while I was building that one, I decided I wanted to do a street version. The theme at our club's contest this year is "Surf, Sand, & Sun", so I decided to build this one as if it was geared up for a day at the beach. It's the recent reissue AMT Meyers Manx, done box stock with the exception of:
    Goodyear Rally GT tires from an old AMT kit;
    Scratchbuilt distributor and plug wires;
    Fuel lines from fuel pump to carbs;
    Surfboard from Revell 37 Ford pickup and sewing thread "rope";
    Resin copies of a parts box toolbox, blanket/sleeping bag, and cooler, with a wire handle added to the cooler.
    The paint is Testor's Boyd Orange Pearl enamel airbrushed and cleared with rattle can Rustoleum clear. Wheels are brush painted Tamiya gloss white. I used the Molotow chrome pens on the rollbar, steering wheel center, rear license plate mount/light, front and rear bumpers, and to touch up the chrome around the headlights, parking brake, and gear shift. I also used it on the seatbelt hardware, hood emblem, and for license plate bolt heads after the plates were glued on. The rollbar shows some wear and tear from handling during mockup, and there are some brush strokes on the rear skid pan, but otherwise I'm pretty happy with the pens.

    These kits are fun. I have a TeeVee buggy in the works, and another TeeVee buggy in the stash that I will probably do as the "dune buggy" version (no body).

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    A few more photos here:
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  4. philo426
    Joined: Sep 20, 2007
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    Nice dune buggies,I really like the bronze/copper one on the right.!
     
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  5. If you can excuse the poor photography and the years (& years) of dust engrained in the paint.. I did these as the new annuals came out and fancied myself a skilled (!?) and creative race car namer and letterer - hmm.

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    S.M.P. was/is a local Chev dealer and I wanted the Tornado to carry the Smothers Brothers livery..
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    No Grumpy decals available at the time, so another attempt at hand lettering.. The two in the window and the "crager" on the quarter panel are the only decals.
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    Dave
     
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  6. Lace painting was the rage (for a few months..).
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    Dave
     
  7. Box stock from ..has it been 45 years???
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    This "faux" metal flake was done by "spitting" blue from a distance over a silver base and then spraying candy blue over the resulting splatter.! (I think I read about the technique in Car Model[?] back in the day).
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    I used Paktra's Lemon-Lime metalflake on half the models I did back then..
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    Dave
     
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  8. A little more recently (15 years ago!) I began to try and replicate some of my 1 to 1 cars starting with my '51 Chevy coupe. I swiped the roof from a '49 Ford kit and modified it to resemble the Chev..
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    Left over Chev. hardtop roof and Ford body combined to make a decent Vicky..
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    Dave
     
  9. rc57
    Joined: Feb 7, 2007
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    Teaser. Long way to go yet.
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  10. quick85
    Joined: Feb 23, 2014
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    Anyone for a fantasy drag race? Consider Davey Allison versus Darrel Waltrip. These are 1/32 scale.
    Revell, I think.

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  12. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
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    Jesse Schnieders - what kit(?) is the Ed Roth figure from?
     
  13. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
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    from BC

    Monogram snap kits! I had a couple of those when they came out, haven't seen one in AGES! Cool!
     
  14. I think it is a Jimmy Flintstone. Don't remember, had it a long time.

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  15. A smaller Big Daddy:
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    From the Road Agent kit if I remember correctly..

    Dave
     
  16. BONNEVILLE BOB 95
    Joined: May 1, 2010
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  17. D.N.D.
    Joined: Aug 15, 2012
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    Just got the body mounted today cab mounts next then more bits to finish the cab on my 1/16 scale race car hauler, my OFFY sprinter makes it look pretty good now like a hauler should look

    The truck has bolt on mag type wheels that will be gold like on the car to help give the truck a custom look along with being slammed etc DND DSCN0950_456.JPG DSCN0951_457.JPG
     
  18. quick85
    Joined: Feb 23, 2014
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  19. big-daddy-george
    Joined: Feb 10, 2008
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    from New York

    For you local guys, May 7th, modelcarswapmeetofstatenisland.com
     
  20. miwi
    Joined: Nov 10, 2010
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    from Germany

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  21. Jesse, I thought I was a sick little puppy. But you have me beat, with that claw diorama. lol But really, 455.jpg I think that it's very cool. I also think we sniffed to much model glue over the years too. lol Here is a couple oldies of mine. 723.jpg Ron...
     
  22. rc57
    Joined: Feb 7, 2007
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    Great link miwi - good show
     
  23. It's my old man's favorite movie. he has almost every poster but mom will only let him hang them in his bathroom. The kit is a resin and I had to pay $100 for that ugly booger.

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  24. froghawk
    Joined: May 9, 2008
    Posts: 852

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