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01-24-2007 07:36 PM
Originally Posted by Protowrxs
Yup.. for the most part.

i have a Ricky Craven Limited Editon car.. from 2003 (famous darlingotn sc finish.. 1/1000th of a second ahead


and a top fuel

and workin on a 69 shelby gt500 but i dont know what exterior color..

i'm thinkin eleanor colors
01-24-2007 07:27 PM
Originally Posted by MrPhotographer06
are they plastic or what?
Yup.. for the most part.
01-24-2007 06:39 PM
Originally Posted by Protowrxs
Most of those above are 1/24th scale but there are some larger scales shown as well. All mine are 1/24th or 1/25th.

My 11 year old is in/out of building them so I re-started the 32 to work along with him.


are they plastic or what?
01-24-2007 06:20 PM

Man I aint touched one of those things in 25yrs. I used to love it. Funny how little things get away from you over the years. I have a 32 Ford model (big scale) that my Mama bought me when I was 16yrs old. Its still in a box, dang sister messed the front fenders up on it and I wouldnt put it together. I got about 5 or 6 in the closet I have had for 15 yrs or more, not even opened, as a matter of fact , sis got me one for Christmas last year, I guess I really need to get all of them out and see if I can still put one together. Enjoyed looking at all your cars , used to have the Willys ones, I probably still have em some where. Nice work guys.
01-23-2007 07:06 PM
Here are a few...


01-23-2007 06:57 PM
Originally Posted by MrPhotographer06
what are these?
the little 1:24th or 1:16 models where you get the snap off kits and use cement to put it togeather?.. or what?
Most of those above are 1/24th scale but there are some larger scales shown as well. All mine are 1/24th or 1/25th.

My 11 year old is in/out of building them so I re-started the 32 to work along with him.

01-23-2007 01:12 PM
MrPhotographer06 what are these?

the little 1:24th or 1:16 models where you get the snap off kits and use cement to put it togeather?.. or what?

i'm building one at the moment 1969 Shelby GT500..

its going to be mustang green b/c my uncle just finished his 70 Mach 1... it looks good.. i'll see if he'll let me snap some pics of it this weekend

01-21-2007 09:49 PM
PRO 48 fleetline Im a big fan of the pro touring cars so i like large diameter wheels and there either 20 or 22" ers to scale, and i get them from various die casts cars and incorporate them in the build. The 56 has a pegaus wheel they sell alot of them from the on line site or hobby stores awesome wheels check at i beleive or have your local model store order them for you i beleive mine where like 2 bucks a wheel they make other styles also hydro hop wheels are cool if your into lowriders check um out nice rides!!! good luck building..
01-20-2007 12:11 PM
Protowrxs Ha.. I missed this thread back then. I haven't finished a model in decades but have started spending some time with my son building some lately. Mainly a Cammer powered 32 three window shown below. The others are from the 80's... wow, where did the 90's go??

BTW very nice rides Pro 48.. where do you get those wheels?

01-20-2007 08:21 AM
PRO 48 fleetline Cool stuff heres a few customs i have worked on as of late and i just finished!
Love to answer any ?'s about builds great to see others builders still at this almost wonderful lost art
12-19-2006 06:36 PM
FordMan1951 I built this in 1993 while I was laid up from back surgery. I used a 56 Ford Pro Gas model for all but the body. Some of the wiring is gone but it still has a prominent place on our book shelves. Check out the burnt look on the headers and the scuffed slicks. Details details details!!! It was a work of love.
12-09-2006 09:17 AM Second batch.

1/8th scale Mysterion show car I have been working on and off (mostly off) for the last several years. Body parts are 'glas, engines, trannys, wheels are resin castings, all form carved wood molds. Lots of other parts from Monogram Bit T and Lindberg Big Rod 1/8th scale kits.

'glas body molds

Here are a few of the urethane and silicone rubber molds for engine and chassis parts.

Several shots of a world land speed record car built for another Auto World mail-in contest. Company went out of business and never ran the contest. Body is 'glas, two modified slot car motors back to back, rewound armatures, home made aluminum wheels. has never run. Anyone out there have a 100' long HO scale LSR track handy?

1/16 scale model of Tom McKewen's funny car of several years ago. Built from AMT's 1/16 scale '57 Chevy kits and parts from a Revell 1/16 scale dragster kit. Quite a bit of custom chassis work as well as the obvious extensive body mods.

12-09-2006 09:06 AM
poncho62 Auto World...That brings back memories....Used to order their catalogue every year.....and complain when it would cost me $3 to get a kit accross the border.................
12-09-2006 09:03 AM Have made many, many over the years. Here are some of the more interesting ones. Will do this in two posts 'cause Jon limits number of pictures per post.

My first custom model built circa '1962 using one of those horrid Revell metal flake kits.

'33 willys gasser built about 1965. This was before there were any plastic kits of this car so I carved the body out of a pine block and made a plaster mold of that. Then I laid up a fiberglass shell. Frame is balsa wood, engine and rear wheels are Monogram Sizzler and car is built using the method of the Yont's brothers who won all those Revell National Model Car Contest championships with brass 00-90 nuts and bolts holding everything together.

AMT '42 Willys gasser built pretty much box stock. Won Revell contest 1964?

My stable of Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild entries from 1963 - 1967. Never won anything but really enjoyed making the cars. Am in the process of restoration, the light blue one is finished, winged primer gray one is in progress. All carved in wood.

HO scale '33 Willys entered in Auto World mail in contest. Wire broke on motor lead so didn't run on their track. Was disqualified. Body is fiberglass mane like the 1/24th scale one above, frame is chrome plated brass, front wheels steer.

A '39 Willys I pieced together a few years ago from various kits. Body is assembled from several coupe and pickup kits.

12-09-2006 07:48 AM
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