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!

'56 Vicky Gas!

Sometime this year....yes it will happen! It took awhile to get nice scans of the box on this one. These old kits are getting tough to come by and nobody wants to touch them afraid of hurting the value....send them to me! I will torture that old plastic and put some glue on it! Thanks to Larry Spitzer for the scans!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Blue Beetle CLONE back out!

I better stop getting so far ahead of myself! I need to get clear on this and see if I can level that horrible paint finish out! This is being built with a Monogram later issue Early Iron kit and some of the original parts I scavenged. The scuba stuff was a gift from a friend on TRaK and was made by Replicas and Miniatures. This shouldn't take too long, so check back for finished pics!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


Thanks to Ron Roberts, I have finally received NICE scans of the box art I needed! I plan to build a replica of the artwork "GAS MAN". I really enjoy bringing the artwork to life as most kids never built them this way or they tried and the work was not very nice PLUS age and abuse of the builds over the years. So it is great pleasure to make them FRESH and best I can without spending countless hours. I didn't realize until today when I got the scans, that there was two kits with the GAS MAN on the side panel. Both images are from two issues of the kit. The 49'ER was kit number 2249-170 (the 170 was actual price) and the other is from the Tijuana Border Patrol kit.

Monday, June 8, 2009

NNL North 2009 Bloomington, MN

My '49 Ford did well!
(copy and paste the link, blogger sucks for posting links!)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

'60 Merc

Here it is finally done! I restored/rebuilt this car and did some very mild touches. I shaved the scripts and crests/badges, lowered it a bit, changed the wheelbase so it looked better, fixed windsheild frame because it was busted in the middle and the photo can speak for the rest.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009