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    January, 2010
Vintage Modified Sportsman class
Posted by dreamsinplastic on Monday, April 30, 2018 9:28 PM

Lindberg/Model King Vintage Modified (Sportsman).....Really unexpected,this took 1st place ("Open Wheel Competition) class,at the IPMS Houston "ModelMania" show (4/28)....Nice surprise !! 90% straight- from- the-box. Fitted with parts box "Slicks",for running on paved tracks....Thanks for LQQKING !!....JohnZ

I'm in the middle of a BIG move....From Corpus Christi TX to Tucson AZ.

NO building for awhile,til I set up my shop again !!

                   

 

 

 

 

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Posted by dreamsinplastic on Monday, April 30, 2018 9:38 PM

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I'm in the middle of a BIG move....From Corpus Christi TX to Tucson AZ.

NO building for awhile,til I set up my shop again !!

                   

 

 

 

 

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    November, 2017
Posted by Gluecipher on Tuesday, May 01, 2018 5:22 AM

Nice to see such in built form, as i've been eyeballing one kit ,but ive seen only the box art, never a one built straigt outta box.

How do you rate is rear axle? 

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    January, 2010
Posted by dreamsinplastic on Tuesday, May 01, 2018 6:37 AM

Hi Gluecipher, THANKS for looking & comment.......This is a low parts count kit. Early tooling,Not a lot of detail from the kit parts. The rear axle,is 4-part assy. Upper half,lower half (with attached drive shaft), small cover piece,for the "Quick-Change" rear. Solid rod thru,to mount the wheels. The roof is a separate piece.When installed,there will be a seam,at the join.I used 5min. epoxy to attach,& tamiya putty to fill & smooth the seam.Used .020 half round evergreen rod for the body molding.Their is a pattern to follow,lightly moulded into the sides & truck area.Or just sand it off smooth.......Anymore questions.....Let me know.    (PS: this is the Double-Kit....I already built the other one,a few years back)......JohnZ

I'm in the middle of a BIG move....From Corpus Christi TX to Tucson AZ.

NO building for awhile,til I set up my shop again !!

                   

 

 

 

 

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    March, 2017
  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Tuesday, May 01, 2018 6:47 AM

Mr Z , 1st congrats on the win ! 

2ndly..? .. love the attention to detail . I've just done ONE seat belt in a Thames gasser and I was a bag o' nerves ! the buckles are sooooooo small Big Smile Not my usual type of model , but some of us Brit's do appreciate "dirt trackers " Yes

 

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, May 01, 2018 8:14 AM

Very cool build, John. This has to be the nicest build I've seen of this old, simple kit. It goes to show what a bit of detailing can do to wake up these old kits. You have done a superb job on this one, and congrats on the win.

Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
       - Antoine de Saint-Exepury

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    September, 2008
Posted by Lil Rebel on Tuesday, May 01, 2018 10:52 AM

Very nice build. cgs. on 1st place. proves youdon't have to add a bunch of aftermarket parts to acheeve a first class model, just keep it clean and neat. You've really done justice to a so so kit I'm impressed beyond belief. Please show more........ Thanks for sharing.

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Posted by Gluecipher on Tuesday, May 01, 2018 1:40 PM

dreamsinplastic

Hi Gluecipher, THANKS for looking & comment... questions.....Let me know.    (PS: this is the Double-Kit....I already built the other one,a few years back)......JohnZ

 

 

Yeah the one ive been looking at, is double kit as well,and ive been thinkin, what parts i could snag off from them to be used in hot rods or perhaps in vintage stock car racers. Quick change, tires/rims,parts of cage,etc.

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    November, 2017
Posted by Gluecipher on Tuesday, May 01, 2018 1:46 PM

Lil Rebel

Very nice build. cgs. on 1st place. proves youdon't have to add a bunch of aftermarket parts to acheeve a first class model, just keep it clean and neat. You've really done justice to a so so kit I'm impressed beyond belief. Please show more........ Thanks for sharing.

 

 

Just have comment that.

I'd just love to see something like a slowly cooked community build, like...

" Take 2-3 commonly / internationally available kits and bash em in to 1 complete car with zero (0) aftermarket parts."

That would just rock as not all can buy aftermarket kits, even if its just because of aftermarket parts prices ending up so so high after you order them from few different shops,then pay overseas shipoing,wait and wait,then pay taxes etc. 

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  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Tuesday, May 01, 2018 7:27 PM

Nice presentation, John! Well finished and detailed. Congrats on the award! Thumbs Up

chucky

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    August, 2008
  • From: jacksonville fla
Posted by oldnslow on Tuesday, May 01, 2018 8:36 PM

You did a nice job of cleaning up an atrocious kit . Well Done

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    January, 2010
Posted by dreamsinplastic on Wednesday, May 02, 2018 6:47 AM

Gluecipher
Thanks You ALL for the compliments & replies.  Gluecipher: IMHO...There's really nothing in these kits that I would use to "Kit Bash" other builds. Very elementary molds,little detail.I think there are BETTER options out there. Even if you went aftermarket,I think the money would be well spent,rather then the price of these kits !!

 

 
dreamsinplastic

Hi Gluecipher, THANKS for looking & comment... questions.....Let me know.    (PS: this is the Double-Kit....I already built the other one,a few years back)......JohnZ

 

 

 

 

Yeah the one ive been looking at, is double kit as well,and ive been thinkin, what parts i could snag off from them to be used in hot rods or perhaps in vintage stock car racers. Quick change, tires/rims,parts of cage,etc.

 

I'm in the middle of a BIG move....From Corpus Christi TX to Tucson AZ.

NO building for awhile,til I set up my shop again !!

                   

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    September, 2013
  • From: Tacoma, Washington
Posted by Gary Davis on Sunday, May 13, 2018 12:57 PM

Great JOB on a slacker kit is an understatement! John...you made this build of one of the worst represntations of a MODIFIED/SUPERMODIFIED kits that's been made.....an outstanding build. You definetly deserve the first place Trophy/Ribbon(IPMS).

Been a member since 2005. Had to reup after they made their change over in 2013

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