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Completed old dirt track racer (pics)

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    November 2003
Completed old dirt track racer (pics)
Posted by lizardqing2 on Sunday, February 1, 2004 11:54 PM
This is my freshly completed attempt at replicating one of my late grandfathers race cars. He raced in the inagural years of NASCAR from 1948 until he was drafted for the Korean war. I built one before that I was going to give to my grandfather but he passed away a few days before I could get it to him. I thought I would try again with the new Revell 40 Ford Coupe kit and this time apply some of the weathering tecniques I have learned from building armor to give it that nice realistic touch. Only real modification is the sides of the hood were cut away. Weathering was done with pastels, some slight washes, dry bushing and applying heat to do the dents. The only reference I had was the pic below and a phone call to my grandmothers brother who helped build them. I gave it to my dad today as a gift and after his reaction I have to say this was the most rewarding build I have ever done.







Chris
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    November 2003
  • From: TRENTON, OHIO
Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Sunday, February 1, 2004 11:58 PM
SWEEEEEEETTTT.. i love it chris. you need to put it with the 'good night irene' car and snap a few pics.. EXCELLENT job on the weathering, i would say the armor has done you good.BowBowBowBowBowBowBow

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, February 2, 2004 12:00 AM
Awesome work Chris!!!!!

I'm sure he was very proud!!!!
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    November 2003
Posted by lizardqing2 on Monday, February 2, 2004 12:01 AM
Thanks Dave, thats a good idea. Wish I had thought to get a pic of both of them while they were in the same hous. I'll have to try and get it back over for a photo shoot. See armor ain't all that bad!
Chris
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    November 2003
  • From: TRENTON, OHIO
Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Monday, February 2, 2004 12:04 AM
i know , but i just cant get over that whole 'dark side ' thing.TongueTongue

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    December 2003
  • From: north georgia
Posted by roadhawg on Tuesday, February 3, 2004 10:45 PM
you`re going to have to teach me how to do that! thats awesome!!! BowBowBow

I went to a "gentleman's club" because the sign said they had all the hottest models. I thought it was a hobby shop. Man, was I ever disappointed.

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    May 2008
Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, February 7, 2004 2:53 PM
Great work!!!We used to watch cars like this at the local Bullring in Indianapolis called "Speedrome" That weathering is SOOO realistic!Approve

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