Pretty cool stuff Chuck , I love Frankie and his '55 !
I guess it's my turn to get in on this . I don't have any oldies , just the few Toons that I've done in the last couple of years .
First up are a couple of Deal's Wheels . When I started building models in the 60's I was also into Slot cars and the Auto World catalog was my favorite reading material ! I built this McLapper as Oscar Koveleski's McLaren !
And this is my take on "Bandit One" from Smokey and The Bandit .
Next are some Tom Daniel Snap Kits starting with a 426 Hemi powered Boss Bulldozer !
This is a customized Thunder Bug . The driver is a "Toy Story" figure .
And the last one is a Li'l Red Baron .
" In case of war all rivet counters will be shot ." - Winston Churchill
Post by hobbybobby on Nov 24, 2014 16:19:02 GMT -5
The "Weird-Oh's" kits were designed by Bill Campbell, and were originally released by Hawk in the sixties.
These comical kits featured bug eyed, big toothed monsters, crazed race car drivers, wacky beach bums, and far out rock and rollers.
This one is made by LINDBERG from the original HAWK vintage molds.
The main body of the car was sprayed with Tamya Spray cans, Mica Red, over a silver base, the rest of the car and Eddie himself were hand painted in enamels and acrylics, and I dry brushed a lot...
This was a fun little kit, mostly boxstock, although the nice thing about these kits is the creative freedom, the only thing that's changed is the shifter, added a couple of small refinements, the chain for the anchor comes from a necklace, and some skratchbuilt foot brake parts, and of course the base, an old picture frame, filled with plaster, plus a new wall, handmade from a piece of PVC and a bit of kolor, finally finished, hope, you like it.
There is no "wrong" way to build a model if you`re having fun.
This bad dude started as a Davey. I changed his upturned smile to a downturned frown. Removed his teeth and added new ones. Added a tongue and a nose & rounded his chin and added some zits. Removed his biker cap and used a helmet from a Red Baron with some Enterprise engines. Hands came from a phantom of the opera. Added a front flap and studs to the jacket plus a few other things. The trike has 1/16 rear wheels and tires. The forks are 1/8 along with the shift pedal, lever exhaust tips and exhaust cooling fins. 1/25 model A front wheel and all that is duct-taped to the guitar. Eyeball headlight, custom tail light, plumbing exhaust pipes from Huey. Plus a bunch of other little touches. Rock on!
Post by stevehammann on Nov 30, 2014 13:42:32 GMT -5
Well, if nothing else, this contest shamed me into pulling out and repairing this older favorite of my grandson Hunter. Up until he was about 8 years old, every time he came to visit, I would have to pull it down off the shelf so he could point out all the details. His eyes would light up every time. It was such a kick for me to see the enjoyment he got out of it. Unfortunately, models just don't get him enthused as much anymore. I have built a few with him and have given him some to take home and build with his Dad, but he is 12 years old now and every stick and ball sport you can imagine consumes him. Maybe when he is in geezerhood like us he will come back some day.