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GaryDavis

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  1. Your artistic eye is spot on Rick. Your Dio tells the story perfectly...
  2. Thank you for the KIND words Bob...it keeps the inspiration going...
  3. Hey folks....I've been thinking about doing a build in 1/43 scale for quite sometime. When Dave Fletcher posted that last yrs ART work at Billet Proof was the subject for this yrs Billet Proof....I thought I'd do a Modified Race Team. Well....I wasn't able to finish the Builds( Car...Trailer...Pull Truck) By the deadline. I haven't put it back in the box though. I'm working on it as much as I can(like always). I do have a few pics of the started Chassis and body work. I got this kit from a show and it had been started( body painted brown). I decided to use the basic chassis(side rails only) from the kit as it had the curve I was looking for at the front of the chassis. I "Z" the rear section and took the rear end from the Monogram cobra kit and made an axle along with disc brakes. The tires and wheels are from a F1 Heller kit. I ground all the detail off and made the wheels deeper. They(front and rear) will have a different hub for both. The Motor(289/327) from the Cobra kit will be used for this build. The windows and wheel wells have been hogged out but...they need a little more attention. The body will be lowered at least 3-4 scale inches also. Here are a few pics of the start....Thanks for looking folks...
  4. Thank you Bob...it was one of those enjoyable builds..right from the get go. Here are a few shots of the trailer that was built for the Midget. I started with a Trailer frame from a 24th scale Caprice kit. The reason is that... most midget Trailers are small and made to fit that particular car. As it happens...this trailer frame was a good fit. I stripped the fenders off and started with a bare frame. The short axle and leaf springs where made from evergreen strip and rod. The Tool box was fabbed from plastic diamond plate. Ladder style loading ramps are fabbed from evergreen angle and strip..(CLICK ON EACH PIC FOR LARGER VIEW) The wheel wells are made from sheet plastic. Tail lights..tire rack..wheel stops on the chocks are plastic rod of different sizes.. The tongue jack and electrical box are also fabbed using plastic rod and strip. All the Tires in the Rack are made in house also. The rods for the ramps are made from Stainless steel tubing with rod ends from RB Motion. Paint is Duplicolor Auto paint. In House Shots.... OUTSIDE PICS... LOADED...READY TO HOOKUP...
  5. Thanks Dave for your interest on this build. This build is finished and it is indeed 1/18 scale. I started this build long before Revell released their 1/25 scale offy and V8-60.. They are good kits and I'll probably build both on a later date. I didn't post finished pics as I wanted to share All the modifications that was done to the OLD kit. This build is of car on the trailer ready to hook up to a tow vehicle. There won't be a tow Vehicle added later. Here's a few pics of the OLD KIT(1952) and NEW KITS(2011)... (CLICK ON PIC'S TO ENLARGE) Here are(outside) pics of the finished car with paint and all the Alclad... Inside detail shots.... These are finished build pics(as this was finished late last year). The Trailer will be posted next. Thanks for looking folks...
  6. Man James...you hit this build right on the Nose!! The sit and OVERALL look of this is great..Very Good build bud!
  7. Man...As much as I've worked with photobucket and different forums...I sometimes feel like I haven't learned very much...LOL As many times as they change things....I guess I AM learning ALL the TIME... The RESIN that I use is SMOOTH-ON. It's good stuff. It doesn't have any Oder to it all all..cures in 70 minutes for demold.
  8. Thanks Mark...the pics are supposed to be clickables. I didn't leave a note to everyone on that. It's there now though.Some are working and some aren't. I'll go back in and see what Photobucket did or I didn't do...(was probably me...go figure...eh?? LOL)
  9. This build is based off of the Monogram 1952 KK Midget kit. I remember a few yrs back that some folks thought it was a 20th scale kit. But it scales out to be 1/18th. With that in hand I went to work and built a Vintage Kurtis Kraft body and updated the safety features to run on track in the Vintage series that runs all over our Nation today. On to the build... The Kit comes in RED plastic...so..everything that is seen in white plastic is scratch built parts. The motor needed to have the head cut in and the two cam covers fabbed... First pic is kit part... (CLick on Picture for larger view) New in/out(tranny) made along with drive line and rearend.. Seat and Rollbar along with new nerfbars where fabbbed from evergreen plastic rod and half round..wheels and tires are made in house also.... Chassis was also fabbed from Evergreen rod. The first firewall was plastic..but changed to Aluminum... Webber side Drafts are used on this offy. I made a mold a poured these from the mold. The intake manifold was fabbed from plastic rod aslo..Radiator from parts box....The return water hose that mounts in the head is fabbed from plastic rod. The Rolling chassis is ready for paint at this point. That will come in the next post. Thank you for looking folks!!
  10. Thank you for the WARM welcome folks.......
  11. Man Dave..This is going to be ANOTHER Killer build bud!! Do ya think it will be ready for BILLET PROOF this weekend?? I know the 1/43 36 that I'm trying to finish won't be. Oh well....I'll get'er done soon...
  12. Very Cool Looking Nova James. You've done the "SLEEPER" look to the "T". I picked that kit up also. Was thinking of making it into a short Track Super Stocker.... I remember in the late 60's and 70's..a lot of folks really loved those Novas'. Chevelle's where right up there too....
  13. Hey there Mark....Thanks for the WELCOME.... Racecars I've got plenty of(short Track). 112th and Waller is just down the street from me. I live behind PLU on wheeler st. I'll shoot you an email bud...Thanks again...
  14. Hey Dick...Thank you for the WELCOME... Yes I have heard of the Green Dragons. Infact I think That I meet a few guys from the club last weekend at the IPMS Show at Fort Warden, Port Townsend, Wa. Really enjoyed the show and it's A very Cool Place. It really reminded me a lot of North Fort at Ft. Lewis. All wooden buildings and they where kept up nicely. Anthony's is a good place to eat. Been there a few times myself. I'm a musician and I' ve had the opportunity to eat at A lot of the Restaurants in this area. That one Ranks as a GOOD one.
  15. Hello from Tacoma,Wa. First Time on this forum and a NEW IPMS member. I've built in scale for 50 some yrs and really enjoy it. In the past 20yrs I've stayed with the Automotive side...mostly racing(NO....NASCAR THOUGH). Alot of the short Track cars, some straight line stuff. The Military side of the scale is where I started when I recieved my first 1/72 plane for my 9th B-DAY. I really don't remember what it was. I do know it was Gray in color though...I spent 8 yrs( or pretty close to that) in the Army (70-77) and plan on doing a few of the vehicles that I had an importunity to either Train on... or work with. I also like ALL the WWI and WWII airplanes. I plan on doing a few of my Favs in the near future. Right now I'm building a 1/43 36 Ford Modified with a f-150 pull truck and Trailer. Looking forward to seeing some of the GREAT Art work(builds) that Everyone does here.
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