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Don Garlits Wynn's Jammer (replica)

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Don Garlits Wynn's Jammer (replica)
Posted by Tortuga Kustomz on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 2:36 AM

This is my AMT Don Garlits Wynn’s Jammer replica in 1:25 scale, the kit was released with a clear body, my original plan was to make it see through on one side, but at the end decided to open the cockpit lead and show the interior details, I tucked many pics as posible so you can see all the work done on this one, scratch build the exhaust and the entire gas pedal and linkage, fuel lines are plummet and the parachute is connected too, detail up as much as I can the wheels and tires, rear wheel are from the kit but the tires are from the AMT tires drag set, the front one are super detailed and they are aftermarket made by Miniscurtraitzing, the steering linkage is scratch build too using aluminum tubing, wires and PE nubs, tuck me around 4 months to finished this project.

Here's a Youtube link to see more close all the details

https://youtu.be/jFX_tA5Dpt0

 

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    May 2017
Posted by Papajohn on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 9:11 AM

Great job on Big Daddy's classic rail. I have this kit in my stash and have avoided starting it due to the less than wonderful clear plastic body. I really liked how you exposed all the cockpit detailing by making the front/top body element removable - I may have to "borrow" that idea if/when I build this one. Your engine detailing and use of after market parts (fly catcher, pulleys, PE front wheels) and scratch-built headers really pays of on this build. The MH 7" pie crust slicks look a little narrow to me from the front view for this vintage ('64-65?) but still look great from the side. The proportions of these early/mid-60's rails look the best of all the years to my eyes. I wish there was a 1/25 kit of the Greer-Black-Prudhomme machine available.

I read on the NHRA history website that Wynns paid Garlits a grand opening total of $1000 to put their name on his car - amazing what Garlits accomplished on such a shoe string budget!

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    October 2017
  • From: Arvada, CO
Posted by Straightliner1 on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 9:13 AM

Nice work with the finishes! Very cool piece!

I build replicas of imaginary race cars.

 

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    December 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 10:45 AM

Cool build. Nice detailing. I love the Garlits cars. They look so sinister when everything else looked bright and pretty.

"It would be unusual, if the unusual didn't occur."

- Steamboat Gariepy

Trevor

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    June 2019
Posted by Tortuga Kustomz on Friday, June 12, 2020 2:30 AM
Thanks man, i really did enjoy this project a lot, learn a lot from it and i want to build another one to put it next to it, i believe the same thing as your do, they other cars looks more fun then this ones, about the rear tires they are the same as the kit provide, i mean same dimensions, but i'm not sure if i'm the one mistaking just because this was the first rail dragster the i build and i did learn in the process, glad you like it my friend
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    June 2019
Posted by Tortuga Kustomz on Friday, June 12, 2020 2:31 AM

thanks man

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    June 2019
Posted by Tortuga Kustomz on Friday, June 12, 2020 2:32 AM

Bainford

Cool build. Nice detailing. I love the Garlits cars. They look so sinister when everything else looked bright and pretty.

 

 

Thanks man, i think the same thing

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