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    Testing: Here's some old hybrid cars, from the before time.

    Chopped and channeled AFX Model A coupe on T-jet brasser chassis

    Chopped and channeled AFX model A coupe on T-jet brasser chassis

    Chopped and channeled AFX Model A panel on modified AJ's pan with box motor

    Channeled T-jet 41 Willys on modified T-jet brasser chassis with box motor

    Chopped and channeled AFX Model A panel on brass pan with box motor

    Chopped and channeled AFX model A coupe on T-jet brasser chassis

    Chopped and channeled AFX Model A coupe on T-jet brasser chassis

    Channeled AFX Model A panel on T-jet brasser chassis

    Die cast on AFX brasser chassis

    Channeled AFX Model A panel on an Aurora Xcellerator brasser chassis

    Chopped and channeled AFX Woody on T-jet brasser chassis

    Glass-tech 33 Willys on a tube frame with box motor

    Aurora 41 Willy on tube frame with box motor
    Last edited by Model Murdering; October 3, 2019, 05:52 PM.

  • #2
    Same ole' schtick. Different day .... er ... decade.

    I've been preoccupied with life of late, but I did find time to fish this hapless "gag you are" out of the red scrap bag. Originally a hardtop model, the lid was long lost. The driver door and leading rear fender were boot stomped and missing. The rear screw post was shoved through the deck lid.

    After scraping the hardtop glue away, the underside of the trunk and screw post were saturated with 3502 for stress relief. The proud damage was pushed back into contour, skimmed in red goop, color blended, and ignored while it cured. In the mean time a donor chunk of suitable red stock was grafted in, and also skimmed and color blended. Then also ignored, actually forgotten. The technique works best when fully cured. Your tooling just cuts better/cleanly.

    Once cured, the shuts and seams were doodled in with the scribe, and smoothed down with a damp mop of 3502. The repairs are rough sanded, then cut with a fine file to start the blocking, and finally color sanded and polished.

    So far so good. I'll get a windshield coming, and dust in the accents; the next time I have the appropriate silver loaded inn the air brush.
    Last edited by Model Murdering; October 3, 2019, 05:23 PM.


    • #3
      I always enjoy looking at you Great builds!!
      Humboldt ,out in the country in west Tn...


      • #4
        I never tire of seeing your customs and resurrected junk bodies.

        Simply amazing work.



        • #5
          Those little hot rods are so neat!

          More, please.



          • #6
            Originally posted by vtecfour View Post
            Those little hot rods are so neat!

            More, please.


            Thanx for stopping in guys. Harry said get posting. As our garage threads didnt migrate, I just pulled some of the old stuff forward for reference on my first post.

            In the golden era, I dinked around with piano wire rails in H0. The Woodster was the first effort in the modern era.

            The Jag will likely remain in convertible form. I was never enamored with Aurora's funky hardtops of the period. The Vibrator bodies are good, thick, quality pieces; who's tonal consistency make them easy to color match.

            Here's an update on the Miss Demeanor. I didnt get the spacing right on the kingpins for the steering concept, so I took a step back and went back to my conventional scheme.

            I dug this AMRAC chassis with a busted front spindle out of the "shoebox of maybe". A small chunk of tube stock is pressed into the AMRAC front hub and mounted to the straight axle carrier with kink pins. In retrospect it's a bit crude. I'll likely lose the straight axle, but retain the independent hubs on stub axles. Obviously some liberties were taken with the chassis to channel the Model A coupe body. Im still tumbling the details on this one.


            • #7
              ALWAYS look forward to seeing your builds! GREAT stuff in this scale WOW!


              • #8
                An HO "artist"....Can't get enough of seeing your builds.

                "OLD PEOPLE NEVER MAKE MISTAKES"...We just spend the rest of our lives paying for the ones we've made when we were younger..


                • #9
                  Thank you, That's very kind Sweet. Thought it best to stir up some dust in the new digs, while folks were migrating.


                  SLAMRAC Coupe: Same old bag of tricks, different chassis. Wicked fast, and smooth. Maybe a hair over powered ... giggle .... if you believe in that. Replacing the tired out factory foams with modern slip on silis give it max bite.

                  The green and the purple is Testors lacquer. The clear is Duplicolor lacquer. Vinyl masks from "Flamemasks". The factory blue glass is sprayed on the inside with Duplicolor black lacquer.

                  I stuck with the somewhat unique factory AMRAC wheels just for fun. The rears are narrowed and a new backing plate is installed to accommodate the period tall skinny slicks.

                  T-jet stockers stretched into pie crust fronts

                  Green over purple, with enough clear to make up the difference.

                  Im pickled tink with the stance. Next session, we'll try to recombooberate or whittle that dummy motor height down, a fraction er three. Along with the brush holder front retainer clips, the straight axle front sucks up room I usually reserve to nest the blob in.
                  Last edited by Model Murdering; October 18, 2019, 11:28 PM.


                  • #10
                    Great job.


                    • #11
                      Very cool! I especially like the chopped and channeled Model As!
                      Team SCANC
                      Woodland Trace Raceway - SlotZuka - Bent Tree Raceway
                      OFI - Buena Vista Motorsports Park - Slotkins Glen
                      Leadfinger Raceway


                      • #12
                        Your cars are all works of art, Bill!
                        Can't wait for some more!


                        • #13
                          wow, they are all nice



                          • #14
                            Thanks for dropping in guys, and all the kind words.

                            Everyone who has languishing back burner projects and incompletes on their work bench, raise your hands. "Miss Demeanor" is a printed model designed by High Wing Pilot. Jim has an interesting array of products available at Shapeways, and he frequently indulges suggestions from the peanut gallery. It's actually Monogram's "Paddy Wagon". The name change derives from a humorous conversation regarding Copyright infringement.

                            Actually a faithful representation intended for T-jet chassis', I've dilly dallied, while taking a few liberties along the way. We're finally getting close to a maiden voyage. The tail was dropped to level the rake, as styled on the original model. The rear fenders were shaved off. Then I added the usual drop spindle tricks, and stretched it all forward to represent the lanky altered look of Tom Daniels original concept

                            From time to time I check the back burner projects and work out some of the twists and turns. Eventually I get all the bits fiddled together. Miss Demeanor was a pretty good bite, so progress came in fits and spurts. A belly pan was nicked from .032 sheet stock to give her some ballast. Radius rods were fabbed up, but fitted in a new way. On this model the radius rods lock through the frame rails and nest in the horizontal drop arm pivot.

                            The body mounting post is counter sunk into the under side of the seat where the model is fairly thick, then reduced in height just enough to accommodate the subframe clamp. This way one screw holds the whole mess together. The clamp reliefs are simply hammered over a stainless finish nail of suitable diameter. The arrangement allows lots of wiggle room to adapt to any unforseen complications to follow.

                            A bit "Fronkensteen" at the moment, I need a couple of #80 panhead screws, but I didnt let that get in the way of of mounting the side winder module to the pan.

                            Hidden under the fire wall, the fixed horizontal tube's ID captures the radius rods, and the OD provides the bearing surface for the drop arm pivot to swing effortlessly.

                            Like so ...

                            Next up is getting the pick up laced in, some period correct finned brake drums.

                            Although I had a rub here and there, they were easily remedied, so the bench test was promising. All four contact patches touch the mirror at the same time ... whoo hoo!
                            Last edited by Model Murdering; November 21, 2019, 11:45 AM.


                            • #15
                              I'm totally amazed at the intricate work you are able to accomplish on these tiny cars I am into the bigger scales, but always follow your projects. Thanks for posting.