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I'd like to thank Tim Nolan for getting this off the ground, and getting us back in the showrod building groove. I'd also like to say this is by far, the best model board on the planet. If all goes as planned, this should be one of the coolest threads ever posted.
Okay, while all you klowns are sleeping I will get the ball rolling. This is my entry #1. A box stock Red Baron, built in two, and a half days. This kit is the highest selling, most reissued kit of all time. Being a pretty simple kit, it was painted with Dupli-Color garnet red, and silver. This was a 1994 reissue with excellent chrome, so I had no problems, except with bleed through on the helmet (damn red plastic) I will fix it later if I get a set of decals. Anyway, here is what I thrashed on for the past couple days.....
Entry #2, here's my main entry into this contest (my first) Yep, the Red Baron again..... ;D This time a much modified version, chopped, dropped, and steam roller tires, but didn't want to deviate from it's original design. This is an idea I've had for years (and parts) Thanks Tim, for this contest!!! The rear axle was dropped 1/4", and set back 1/8". Lots of scratch built aluminum parts, shocks, fuel tank, etc. Paint is HOK razberry pearl, and platinum pearl. This one is a "what if" Tom Daniel had designed the Baron at the time was doing the Horn Toad, Groovy Grader, etc.
Okay, the real reason I thrashed on the stock version............ to get this photo.....
Here is my first entry into the Fools With No Rules competition...
it is the recent re-issue of the Li'l Stogie Wagon. It is basically Box Stock, I have only scratchbuilt new springs and wired/plumbed the engine and given it a slightly different colour scheme. The faded wood grain is hand painted and the canopy is drybrushed to bring out the cloth texture. I "bulked up" the area below the guages with plastic sheet to fill out this area.
I wanted to do this build for a while and I am pleased with how it came out. Hope you guys like it too?
Good Luck to everyone in the competition and may the best "Fool" WIN!!!
My first of three finished entries today will be the incredibly complex "One Inch Rat Fink" that's included in the Road Agent kit!
He's built box stock, with the seams filed and smoothed. Paint is all Testors bottle, applied with a brush. Day-glo green for his skin/fur, yellow letters, red overalls and eyes. Everything was given a wash of ultra thinned flat black to bring out the lowlights, nooks, crannies and to give him a nice working rat grimey look.
Here is the only one I got done for the contest.. It started as a Tijuana Taxi and the only thing thats from the kit would be the body, frame, front suspension and seats. The rear suspension setup came from a Chuck Wagon along with the tires. The wheels were the Cragars from the Chuck Wagon but I cut the spokes out and added steelies. Ardun flathead with scratch built headers and velocity stacks. Real wood doors, roof, floor and separating wall. Surf board running boards and topped it off with the tiki shift knob.
My entry #1, box stock. This is one that i built last fall, so it isn't a fresh build and it has not been in any contests. It started out as a glue bomb, and misc. parts that I got from Shay (zombie) and Brandon. It needed a lot of work, and it's a mix of the original issue parts, blue printer parts, and parts from my parts box. The front axle, radius rods, steering linkage, front wheels, front tires, rear slicks and rear rims are all from the tony nancy 22 jr. dragster. I cut an original drag u la leaf spring off of a broken front axle, and attached it to the tony nancy front axle. the tri-y headers are from my parts box, no idea what they are from but they fit perfect. I added disk brakes to the back wheels, and I made the body and the canopy removeable. Paint on the body, chassis and rear axle tubes is testors Inca gold laquer, with testors clear laquer. Detailing on the body scroll work was done with a flat gold paint pen on top of the clear. The seat is dark testors purpleliscious, sprayed with dull coat. The steering wheel is from my parts box, and the shifter is a nerf bar from the Jolly rodger kit. The engine block is the same color purple as the seat without dull coat. the oil pan, transmission and rear axle center are painted nickel. I added a radiator cut down from a model T radiator to fit the chassis and ran radiator hoses. The valve covers and carbs. are from my parts box, and the scoops are removeable. I scratch built the tombstone in the front and made my own decal for it. I also added candles with flames to the lantern headlights and a parts box moon tank. hope you like it.
Last Edit: Apr 1, 2010 16:15:49 GMT -6 by robriley
Post by badroadahead on Apr 1, 2010 6:06:48 GMT -6
Here is my first entry a kitbash/scratch build.
I started with the Barris Surf Rod. I removed the extended front and added the grill from a ‘41 Willys. I scratch built the hump on the rear deck and the fins as well as the Roth style front fenders and the running boards. I used the big curved windshield from the Sand Shark as the entire roof and windshield. Scratch built speaker grills for the inner deck. I had to narrow the front suspension, wired the engine and added the tri carb set up from the Pie Wagon. Tires are from my tire box and wheels are from a ’32 three window coupe. Side pipes are also scratch built. Paint is Testors One Coat pearl white.
Post by badroadahead on Apr 1, 2010 6:45:51 GMT -6
This is my second entry, a modified original and scratch build.
The Gig Rig:
I used a TD S’Cool Bus body and frame. Cut out the middle of the roof and moved the rear body to the front to complete the cab. Scratch built the interior and side pipes. Scratch built the stage. Modified 1/24th people to stand and repositioned the arms to use the instruments. Added a skirt to the keyboard player, as she needed some more modesty. I completely scratch built the drums, bass, guitar and mics. Keyboards, amps and speakers are modified from the Raiders Coach. Decals are home made. The engine is from the Hard Hat Hauler.
Post by chiefsspeedshop on Apr 1, 2010 8:46:31 GMT -6
Heres my entry into the box stock,this is the Tijuana Taxi that I added sparkplugwires,real rope to the trunk onthe rear and chicken coop on top,scratch built suitcase,added a few goodies in the rear seat area and a Mexican hat on the passenger side and a custom display base,Hope you KLOWNS like,..............Chief
Growing up my favorite slot car was a little black Aurora AFX 31 Ford Woody. It had slotted mag wheels and green tinted windows and was just about as cool a slot car as I'd ever seen. I was always impressed with the level of detail Aurora was able to achieve in both molding and decorating.
Anyhow, I've always wanted to build a scaled up version of this little slot car. In a box of car kits that came from my good buddy Jim Dahl was a vintage Revell 31 Ford Woody. The Revell woody is one of those impossible to build as intended kits due to operating features. I glued it all together and just left the working steering. The mag wheels and tires were from my parts stash, the transparent green windows were cut from some thin clear green plastic sheet I found at work.
Kit Bash, since I cut on it. This is the Infini-T. I love the look of the original kit, but I decided to go for a more busniess look, something you might see at a drag strip in the late 60s. I chopped the top and body. I added the body molding. I added wheels, tires, and zoomies from the parts box.
Looks like I am entering the first DNF. There was no way I could finish this, paint issues and I broke the windshield frame. Kit bash Chuck Wagon. This is the Love Shack, if this shack is rockin', don't come a knockin'. Inspiration was the B52's song. I added a rear porch and used the firewood to make columns. I widened the fenders and used rear tires from the Creepy T.
When Tim’s April fools contest came up, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to build this long waiting model -originally unfinished as a kid, and reacquired as an adult - as a box stock kit. Hosted on Fotki
That idea did not last past the first mock up. The body was too long and flat and the rear tires just hung out the back making it look like squished bug. The box art looked cool; but artists often take liberties.
Time to make the change from box stock to box top. The rear fenders were shortened about 3/8” of an inch and the front wheel opening were pushed forward as well. All the engine openings were closed up and the re-opened for a tighter fit. The rear spoiler was lowered and widened to pick up the lines of the rear fenders.
The chassis was shortened by simply cutting the front of the frame before the suspension. A good deal of filing was needed to make all the chassis joints look good. It was then airbrushed with Tamyia Brilliant Blue lacquer. The top of the roll bar was replaced with a polished aluminum piece to keep the look of the box art.
The engine is pretty much box stock with a scratch built magneto (correct firing order) and an aluminum pulley shaft for the blower. The injector hat got some bungs for fuel lines and linkage stuff. It will also get blue butterflies punched from an old printing plate and some heavy coats of Alclad to make it look like polished aluminum.
I figured that since the body opens to show the cockpit and front suspension, that would be where the detail would go. All new driver’s controls are being manufactured from aluminum. So far I have the brake lever with a real wood handle. The brake pedal and steering wheel are next. The panels will be brushed Bare metal aluminum. An attempt to engine turn BMF proved disastrous. The foil is too thin.
The front suspension got all new trailing arms and steering linkage.
This was SUPPOSED to be a box stock entry with a paint and wheel swap... one thing led to another and I chopped the top and added a triple-blown Hemi, Hurst mags, and more. I wanted to build it as a stripped down "hot rod" with the less is more theme, and it was hard not to add trim bits from the kit.
Here's my entry #2....Kitbash "The Long Island Ice-T." This was built about a year ago or so. The Majority of the body work was done by Jay. he sent it to me in a semi un-finished state because i guess he was done messing with it. The main part of the body is the ice-t, while the fenders are from a 39 ford sedan (i think). the ice-t body is molded to the ford fenders, and a hole was chopped in the roof. The frame is from the 39 ford, and it has been highly midified. The rear leaf springs have been de-arched to get the car sitting as low as possible. the front axle is from my parts box and is a chromed straight tube axle with some drop in it. I raduised the rear wheel wells to match the profile of the slicks. The interior is a mix of a modified ice-t seat, a 32 ford coupe dash, a boothill express floor section in the back, parts box steering wheel and shifter. I flocked the interior in purple and white and this was my first time flocking an interior. The grill is made from the 39 ford grill, and the front hood section is made from a 41 willys hood. The headlight buckets and lenses are also 41 willys. the rear slicks are from the lil coffin, front tires are from my parts box with white wall decals added and all 4 rims are from my parts box. the front rims are smaller in diameter than the rears, but they were all on the same chrome tree....no idea what they are from. The engine is the parts pack pontiac 421, with the kit supplied blower . The triple stromberg carbs are from my parts box. fuel lines and plug wires wrap up the details on the engine. The headers are the parts pack headers, with added dump tubes that exit right under the front fenders. he chassis and engine are painted testors azec gold laquer, and the body is painted testors purple laquer, with testors clear laquer over it. Hope you like it!
Last Edit: Apr 1, 2010 10:53:03 GMT -6 by robriley
Here is my go at the build. "Alter Ego T". Started as a T bucket bod ,Beatnik fenders, 40 Plymouth hood, Little coffin parts, 1934 ford suspension , parts pack 427 chrome engine, lots of plastic ,Aluminum tube and filler. Paint is 1:1 aqua green base with pearl clear and metallic added. Almost had a slip up last night finishing.You can see the little spot on the corner back of tan. Brush slip. But it's fine. All in the fun. ;D Pictures should speak for themselves. So enough of the blabbering. ;D Progress shot.
Post by soooperdave on Apr 1, 2010 11:40:40 GMT -6
When the Li'l Stogie came out I knew I couldn't do it justice like another favorite Klown of mine has done but I saw potential in it to use the chassis to build kinda a show rod/street rod out of it and thusly Mint T was born...
I wish I could take full credit for this one, but I'm not. This started a decade ago as a surprise project for Dave. We conspired to pool our talents and build the Rally Rod and present it to him with a plaque. Life kept getting in the way and it was slowly passed around, often taking years between people. I'm not sure exactly who did what, but Schteve Hammann and Boom Burke did the main construction and paint(?).. Decal Dan did the decals, and it ended up at Tim Nolan's... (Tim did you paint it??)
Anyways I was supposed to get it for interior and final assembly. I was working at a sign shop at the time, and I was going to make a cool plaque/base thing. That was almost 10 years ago.
So I recently got it from Tim, and added the parts to make it as close to the illustration as I could, and added a chrome grate to the floor and painted it in tan. This thing fought me all the way, the frame snapped twice, the body would fall on the floor, parts would disappear, but in the end I won, and it lives!
This is as close to a box stock build as I can manage...
I got this as a glue bomb from Tim Nolan a few years back. I swapped the wheels for some Cragars, and fixed the central hinge part, but I never really liked it... I tried to bash it several times, but nothing ever hit me.
So, determined to enter at least one box stocker, (since my TJ Taxi ended up with a chopped top, LOL) I pulled it out for this contest and then I figured out what was wrong... it is so big, that it dwarfed the wheels and tires. I added Porsche alloys from a diecast and then went back and detailed the interior with paint. I added a TV to the console, and some running lights.