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Gassers? (UPDATED 2-24-13 with 3 added models): Photos here of every Gasser model I've ever built....

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Posted by under the hood on Sunday, April 10, 2011 11:28 AM

Tim

thank you again on the thred of gassers,and the photo's that you have shown and shared....my personal favorite is the henery J....i have noticed not too many funny cars if you do have some i would love too see them too here is a pic of the car that i am working on now

http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n594/UNDERTHEHOOD/funnycarnotcomplete.jpg

I know that it is not worth looking at  but i do hope i do get a feedback on the car and to see if it is up to par.....really i dont know if it is good or bad at this point of the build just i hope i get some type of responce thanks again on the photo's

John Clayton

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Posted by ProModNut on Sunday, April 10, 2011 12:43 PM

I would like to see a "how-to" on doing a fade paint job with spray cans, don't have & can't afford a air-brush right now. I have a model of the Multi-Maverick, & I would like to paint it the way the instructions say to, I looked up the Multi-Maverick on-line & could only find 1 picture of the real car, & it in no way was done as the kit tells you to paint it, the decals are also wrong with the way the real car looked, but I like the Dark Blue/Green to Powder Blue fade the kit says to do, I think that would be a nice paint scheme & would like to try it. So for sure I would like to see the paint tips you have, by the way, like the build, at least I'll know what the car looks like built.

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Posted by funman1712 on Sunday, April 10, 2011 7:55 PM

Pro - if everything goes according to plan, you should spray can paint fade techinique in the mag in a few months....Best regards...TIM

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Posted by funman1712 on Sunday, April 10, 2011 7:59 PM

John....couldn't see too much from the picture but what I could see looked very sharp.  Correct stance, high quality paint and decals, clean assembly.....check, check and check.  Nice work!

Funny that you asked about funny cars; I actually first made my mark in model car contests with my late 1960's and early 1970's funny car builds.  There's a Boyd funny car album at my Fotki site although it is not a complete record of my funny car builds.  www.fotki.com/funman1712

And right now I'm about at the 90% completion level of the new Revell ChiTown and Hawaiian Mini-Charger funny car kits.  These are the first funny car models I've built in over 30 years, and I'm having a great time with them.  

Best regards...TIM  

  

 

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Posted by under the hood on Monday, April 11, 2011 8:28 AM

tim

I do see that you have a funny car in your photo album and I can tell it is very old or not because of the not having any aftermarket parts on the build..... but at the time of the build.... It looks great with all the ideas you have presented at the time. the body looks great and the decaling Tommy ivo great idea.....if you probally take it too Pomona, California at the Wallie Museum he himself probally  would signed for it like johnnysouthside did on his......but any way great job on the car and thank you for your comments of my build but i have a very long ways to go on mine lots more photo-etch parts need to be added to the body and to the rear of the chassis and not sure if i want to add scratch build exhaust pipes to mine..... Still have to buy a pin torch to do so...but here is a couple of photo's to show what my work is in progress of the chassis 

i hope that you like the chassis no one else has commented it or try to stop me to show some photo's of it...I just dont want to make people mad what I try to show.....

John Clayton

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Posted by under the hood on Monday, April 11, 2011 11:15 AM

tim

i forget i would love too see some of the pix of the hawaiian and the chi-town when you have a chance please post them thank you again

John Clayton

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Posted by funman1712 on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 8:19 PM

John....to be honest it's pretty difficult to decipher the details of the chassis because the photos aren't too clear....but what I can see is that you've done a really good job with the wiring, and particularly the realistic "draping" of the spark plug wiring and the fuel lines.   This is hard to do on models and when someone gets it right, it really looks good.  You nailed it.  Also, your use of colors look realistic.  

As for the funny car in album, it is very old - it was built from 1970 to early 1972 and entered in the April, 1972 Washington DC MPC Customizaing Championshipo that year where it won best of show and an unofficial fourth place in the National Championship the same weekend.  The chassis (tube frame) was built entirely from scratch, as was all the interior boydwork.  It was patterned after the chassis in Gene Snow's 1970 Challenger funny car - the same chassis that JoHan committed to a 1/25th scale kit two years later.  It also had entirely working steering and front suspension including the four bar radius rods.  It was featured in very early issue of Scale Auto (with a 1980 issue date if I recall correctly), then covered again - this time with color photos - in The Best of Scale Auto Volume II, which was published around 1987 IIRC.  

Best regards...TIM

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Posted by under the hood on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 7:48 AM

Tim

I didn't know this about your funny car at the time,I only been introduced too S.A. in the early 90's before that i was in revell model club back in the late 70"s after that it was a off and on type a situation with me and my sports activities.....   Thank you for the time too look at my chassis....Still working with it ,my chassis..... My steering does turn also....I interconnect all my linkage of individual by using stianless filler rod .035" and R.B. motion connections by using the banjo fittings..... and yes indeed the picture is not so clear on the smallest parts of my build as i told in (chassis update/motor build)...(I diffently need to get a better camera)but yes there are injectors on the build and also the rest of the blower parts as well,I also added again R.B. motion parts on the micro nitro wheels..... From the inside of the cockpit to,I replace the fuel lever that comes with the kit, I added a parrachutte handle with a cord to fallow......as the body i said the last post i would modified the body too add photo-etch parts,I allready start the process by adding an a escapehatch to the top almost complete on this paticular project by using some example  photo's of april 2009 to give me the idea's from  the cover of clay's stock car.... My car body i took the rear window out to added my own scratch built louvers to the back to look as real as i can get it...but not complete at this time to finish up on the paint of the body.... The rear of thecar, The tail also have photo-etch parts by adding air dam supports to the rear.... The car still need to have a modified windshield to my perameters of the build still add photo-etch parts to it..................thanks again

John Clayton

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Posted by funman1712 on Sunday, June 26, 2011 9:48 PM

Pro....the article on fade paint schemes with paint cans is in the new issue of Scale Auto.  Subscribers should be getting it now, while it will be on the newstand early in the month of July.  Hope you enjoy it and do some experimentation of your own using this technique.  

Best regards....TIM

 

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Posted by james2 on Friday, July 01, 2011 7:17 AM

Very nice, Tim. Thanks for sharing these great reference models.

J2

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Posted by christy on Friday, July 01, 2011 8:15 AM

It is looking so nice. You can simply see this http://www.gassersinc.com/gassersinc.htm site .They are dedicated to building period correct gasser styling cars.

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Posted by SLUSHER on Tuesday, July 05, 2011 7:29 AM

thanks, Tim for posting those builds,lots of inspiration in looking at them, i really enjoyed them and i enjoy your articles...slusher

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Posted by funman1712 on Wednesday, July 06, 2011 8:07 PM

Ed, I sure appreciate your feedback.  Best regards...TIM

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Posted by funman1712 on Friday, November 23, 2012 9:55 PM

Well...looks like I''ve forgotten one Gasser from 32 years ago or so. This was an AMT Ohio George Willys that I built around 1980 for one of my Street Rodder magazine Modeler's Corner columns.

It's mostly kit stock, but the wheels came from one of the AMT 1970's Indycar kits, mounted on Goodyear Bigs and Littles from Revell's new (again, at the time) Truck and Van Parts Pack kits. The SOHC 427 wears a more contemporary (for the time) scoop, while those cool flame graphics came from Monogram's just released (around 1979) '39 Chevy Sedan Delivery kit. The zoomie headers were cut down from a funny car kit.

About a year ago I finished the photography of all my gasser models (as seen above in this post) put them in an album in my Fotki folder, but somehow I forgot to include this one. So here it is now, seen for the first time ever in color photography and in detail shots.

Herer's a link to the Gassers album in case you want to see the 11 or 12 detail photos of this one, or any of my other Gasser models.  http://public.fotki.com/funman1712/tim-boyds-124th--12/boyd-gassers/

 Thanks for looking....TIM

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Posted by monster on Saturday, November 24, 2012 2:23 AM

Here's mine:

40 Ford :



55 Nomad:


Renault Dauphine:



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Posted by gloozalot on Saturday, November 24, 2012 8:02 AM

Thanks for the history Tim!  Brings back lots of fond memories.  You will never know how much your articles, photos and detailing have inspired me over these many years.  (and countless other modelers I am sure)  You have been a bigger part of my modeling enjoyment than you may think and I thank you for that!  I have enjoyed the ride!          Glooz

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Posted by funman1712 on Sunday, November 25, 2012 8:53 AM

Glooz...thanks for your most gracious note and feedback.  

I remember being inspired by model car writers in the 1960's and early 1970's - guys like Don Emmons, Hank Borger, Jim Keeler, Phil Jensen, and Bill Coulter, among others.  I always hoped that one day I would be in a position where I could inspire model car builders in the same way that they inspired me.  

Thanks again and best regards....TIM    

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Posted by funman1712 on Sunday, November 25, 2012 8:59 AM

For the sake of completeness, I suppose, here is one more Gasser project, finished over the summer of 2012.  It is based on the Revell '48 Ford Chopped Custom Coupe kit, but with a considerable amount of kitbashing. 

Tenetative plans are to show the complete, detailed build as a Scale Auto On-Line Extra some time in the future, so I will not describe the details here.  Until then, here's one view of the completed model: 

 Thanks for your interest....TIM

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Posted by Ragnar on Friday, November 30, 2012 12:42 PM

Nice Bunch of Gassers!

CHEERS!

Tom

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Posted by funman1712 on Friday, November 30, 2012 5:50 PM

Thanks Tom!  TIM

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Posted by Dimebolt on Monday, December 03, 2012 12:16 AM

Alot of great looking rides Tim.

Have always enjoyed all of your models.

Keep up the exellent work.

Corey Jackson

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Posted by funman1712 on Monday, December 03, 2012 5:51 PM

Thanks Corey!   Best regards...TIM

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Posted by funman1712 on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 5:31 PM

We're live!  In case you didn't see it when you signed on today, here is a link to the detailed On Line Extra that shows how the '48 Ford Gasser shown earlier on this page was constructed.  http://www.scaleautomag.com/How%20to%20and%20Models/Online%20Exclusives/2012/12/Build%20a%20Rat-Rod%20Gasser.aspx

Best regards....TIM

 

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Posted by funman1712 on Saturday, February 23, 2013 10:56 AM

And here's another one...it's a completion of a project I started well over 40 years ago...and finished over Christmas 2012....Thanks for looking...TIM

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Posted by funman1712 on Sunday, February 24, 2013 1:06 AM

...and finally, a sneak peak at my next gasser project (actually, a AA/SMP car)....

 

  

It's a kitbash of the old AMT Sock it to Me Corvette (from 1969, with really dicey AMT decals more or less restored), the Revell Miss Deal funny car, and the new Revell '62 Corvette.  The first two kits are due for reissue within the next month or so, so this will be buildable without paying out of production kit prices. 

More later...TIM 

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Posted by funman1712 on Sunday, February 24, 2013 1:13 AM

,,,and then there's this one, a kitbash of the Revell '32 Ford Sedan just after it came out, in circa 1962-era Gasser guise with an injected Y-Block Ford engine (yes, I know the Hilborn setup is wrong for a Y-Block, even though it came from AMT's '57 Ford Fairlane kit....what if at some point in the not-too-distant future you could actually get a CORRECT Y-Block fuel injection setup in a model car kit.....just askin', mind you!).  TIM   

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Posted by 67 Mmustang on Sunday, February 24, 2013 8:21 AM

What a fantastic collection of gassers! Out of all of the different types and classes within drag racing, past and present, '60s era gassers are by far my favourites. There is just something about the look of the cars that is just so cool. I really like the new 'Vette that you've finished Tim. Love that twin blower set-up on it. Reminds me of the Howard's Twin Bears dual-blown digger that ran on the west coast back in '62.

Mark

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Posted by funman1712 on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 6:58 PM

Mark...thanks for the feedback and compliments.  

Like you, I've always been fascinated by Gassers, and in recent years, it has become a bit of a "guilty pleasure" for me when I build these Gasser-themed models.  

This is the second I've build the '62 Corvette with dual blowers...the first time was around 1986 and that version showed up in Scale Auto Enthusiast sometime later IIRC.   IT had a definte Bonneville Salt Flats theme to it...

Best regards...TIM

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Posted by JM485 on Saturday, March 02, 2013 12:41 PM

Wow Tim, all of these cars are absolutely incredible.  This is the first time I saw this post and I'm absolutely blown away.

Ratbeach Racing pro hillclimbers                                     18 years old now!      

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Posted by funman1712 on Saturday, March 02, 2013 7:16 PM

JM....does your signoff at the bottom mean you are only 17 years old?  If so, that's great that you are that age and really interested in model cars.   Some of my best modeling ever was done when I was 17.  And like you, Gassers were one of my primary areas of interest when I was your age.  

Anyway, 17 or not, thanks for the feedback and best regards....TIM

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