Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Revell's new tooled 5window

by Tom Kren

by Philbass

by Dave Zinn

by John White

done like the box art by Dan Robinson

This kit was a sure bet to get hot rodder's attention! I have so far, seen nothing but real nice ones built up on Traditional Rod and Kustom in scale forum.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Gary Hatstat's classy AMT Merc

Yep, Gary did the chop and all of the kustom work on this classy AMT kit. It's really refreshing to see such a beautiful Merc built like this by hand. (apposed to the Revell pre-chopped kit). The style , color and execution is right on! You guys that aren't a member of TRaK in scale are consistantly MISSING OUT! www.thedpmcc.com/trak.html

Thursday, October 29, 2009


I don't take credit for these photos, but I sure do love to look at them!

Artsy Fartsy

I can't tell ya where I found these, I have saved too many photos over the years. I did not take these photos, but they are cool!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Roger's Chrysler is delicious!

I love TRaK! You just will not see this kind of work anywhere else. Roger Nordhagen is another one of the guys I watch for, he can paint very well and his style is beauty! If you have not joined TRaK yet, you are really wasting your time.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

ZED's at it again!

Renaud Legardez is one bad mo' fo' when it comes to building kustoms and he is really putting it to the staples on his paint jobs too! Drastic Plastics Gold Member and Traditional Rod and Kustom in scale guru....ZED is one I look forward to seeing what's next!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Kustom & Hot Rod Models #2 is out!

You might have to copy and paste this link.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

I take full blame....

Tommy Logan blames me for this. I accept the blame and am proud to have made him go this route hah! Well I actually had nothing to do with it. This is a beautiful example of how you can see a piece of box art and turn into a full blown 360 viewable piece of art! Tommy you make me proud! You know how many of us modelers just LOVE vintage box art! It's really cool to see them built!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

'64 Galaxie

I just finished this one up tonight. I have spinners for the mags, but can't find them right now.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

This is my homepage...

And so I look at this page so many times a day, it's nice to have something beautiful to look at! Russ Beckwith, member on TRaK built this sweet Ford!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Monogram Little T by Ron S. 1/24 scale

Much respect for the old school when it comes to Hot Rods AND to Model Kits! They just don't put very many cool model kits these days. It's a shame, just look at this Vintage restored T by Ron S.! It's a clear indication that people would buy these in the original design if they were offered up!
I still have mine to build...but there will be at least two other's building theirs before me.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

the O.G. '29 RPU/CC Pickup by Revell

I am working on this right now, everything else is aside until I feel like messing with them again. (what else is new?)(as if I need another project)
This is the OriGinal kit Revell did with the opening doors and posable steering etc...They brought it back out not that long ago as a "Rat Rod" kit. BLEH! Looks like some Hot Rods on the cover to me! Anyways, I am going to build it just like the box cover shows it...why not right? It's molded in red, so it's gonna be easy to match :-p I will just polish the plastic to a high shine.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Mongram's original Little T

After a long search and a more detailed longer search I finally came up with one! This came over seas from a good guy I met on Coffin Corner. It's almost all there and the parts missing are going to be a cinch to find I think! I will post finished photo when it's done...love these old Monogram kits!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

If you didn't guess by now....

I love the hell out of vintage box art AND especially models that are built to look like the art work! Ron S. a member of TRaK just finished this beauty! Until now, I had never in my life seen one built this way and it's SO nice!

This is the original box end. Below shown is 16B/A built by another friend of mine Dave Charlton who has built a BUNCH of vintage box art models.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

NEW! Kustom & Hot Rod Models Magazine!

Premier Issue cover and one page featuring my "China Doll". I also have a how to article, pretty simple but it's something I am proud to have contributed :-)

Since the birth of "Traditional Rod and Kustom in scale" forums head by yours truly, the interest in this style of modeling has been growing by leaps and bounds. Don Graham has been an active member of the forum and has background in doing articles for club newsletters, 1:1 car magazines, model magazines and more. Don saw what was missing with the kind of forum I have and the amount of various other modelers around the globe who want to see nothing but old school models! This is for everyone, but aimed at those of us who would rather not look at "other models". This magazine promises two issues a year with approx. 32 pages of FULL COLOR photos and much more!
Don Graham is the publisher and editor
Go buy yours!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

'64 Galaxie

Another mild ride from my bench! I have little to do before this is finished. This is a curbside kit with no engine. The whitewalls are original Firestones from the old kits in the 1960's and the rims...can't tell ya where they came from but they are sort of like Radir mags but have reversed spoke features. I will be adding spinners to the mags.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Bryce Michelmore's 3-Window is Bitchin'!

"This one was inspired by a Keith Weesner painting I have hanging on my wall called Speed & Style" says Bryce Michelmore of Melbourne, Austrailia.
I am holding a "Build a model from Art" on my forum Traditional Rod and Kustom in scale that ends in August 2009. This is the first I have seen finished and it's absolutely stunning! Killer 3window Bryce!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Monogram's Little T

This line of kits Monogram put out are probably my favorite of their offerings! I might just be building this one next!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Blue Beetle CLONE

She's all done! I am happy and had a blast building it! If you want to see the progress just copy and paste this link.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Stock on my blog?

Well I don't care what ya like, THIS is amazing!


Blue Beetle II

I know this was created after the Monogram Kit "Blue Beetle" '29 Model A pickup, but to see something in 1:1 scale like this is REALLY cool! I don't know who took the photos I have accumulated, but thank you! I hope to find more and better photos soon. Almost every detail of the model kit was included on this truck. The owner is Otis Eldridge from up in New Jersey area. The photos came from LEAD EAST in 2005. I have never seen other photos from any other shows. Rod & Custom should do an article on this!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Leroy Goulart inspired....

"farbeyonddriven" as he likes to be called...a member of my forum "Traditional Rod and Kustom in scale" built this '49 Ford. The work done to this is very typical of early kustomizers trying to outdo their last. You can't replace this era, we can only immitate and he did very well at that!

AMT '57 Chevy's!

Bill Stillwagon

Bill Stillwagon

Lyle Willits

Marty N.

Guy Turner

Jimmi Widell

John Goschke

Randy Webster

Ron Roberts

Yeah the new Revell looks nice, but nothing beats the old AMT new or old tools!