Post by mustang1989 on Jul 17, 2017 11:58:03 GMT -5
When I was a kid I was drawn to the Revell Street Demons line-up and ended up buying them all. I only built three of them back then and this was one of them. It's funny how when the hobby follows us into adulthood we see how much we either overlooked or just how bad the kits were back then. But hey, we were having fun back then right? lol . I took this project on in January of last year and although this kit is terrible, I've had a great amount of fun with it and learning opportunities left and right over the course of 8-1/2 months. Although I was drawn to this car as a kid (and still am), as an adult I didn't care for the gasser stance for a "street" car and wanted something a little more jazzed up and to have some fun with it. Sooooooo, I created a dropped down party mobile. I mean .............with all that room in the back the possibilities were endless. I started out with my eyes being a lot bigger than 1.) my ability and 2.) what there was room for back there. Over the course of the build while my vision/ goal was always the same, I had to modify the ideas somewhat and my abilities got a tune up but I'm very happy with the end result. I won't go over every detail of the build but I will say that there were 7 different kits and a lot of aftermarket involved in its making. What really blew me away was the fact that there weren't any headlight bezels/ buckets (and there still aren't to this day with the latest release of this kit!!! ) and the hood hinge cut outs (which I filled in) at the back of the engine compartment just make you want to slap the original kit engineers.
Post by fordrodnkustom on Jul 17, 2017 13:13:05 GMT -5
Wow nice job! I've built one or two of those over the years and I know how tough they are to get together, as most of those old Revell kits are. Your final result is impressive and makes it look like it was easy! Well done..thanks for posting. I like the big screen and the case of Sams'.
RodBurNeR: Thanks Ron! Soon as I am fully back at it I will be more involved here thanks for sticking around everyone
Sept 25, 2018 10:15:20 GMT -5
fordrodnkustom: We'll keep a light on for ya!
Oct 12, 2018 10:15:58 GMT -5
fordrodnkustom: November M.O.M. entry is open. Post 'em up!
Oct 14, 2018 13:04:38 GMT -5
RodBurNeR: nice winner Cliff!
Oct 22, 2018 18:58:52 GMT -5
fordrodnkustom: November M.O.M. poles are open! Gonna be a tough one!
Oct 25, 2018 10:26:43 GMT -5
jbwelda: Bernard I just noticed what you did with the MOM this month: the "aRt Rod" part I mean, very clever juxtaposition of "Rat Rod" and it fits that hippie eye thing really well. Plus that car just came out kool all over.
Oct 26, 2018 0:57:36 GMT -5
Bernard Kron: Thanks jb. Many have sworn the phrase R** **d will never pass their lips.
Oct 27, 2018 16:51:26 GMT -5
jbwelda: Many could have sworn that; I personally think that is very funny that anyone would even care that much. RATROD RATROD RATROD to rahtid! heeheeheehee. Sometimes that "trad" thing just gets hilarious not to mention tedious.
Oct 29, 2018 11:17:15 GMT -5
jbwelda: I am just kidding of course, I love trad stuff too and more and more the neo-trad look. Its good to be vigilant about things like rat rods on that level, they do dilute the gene pool so to speak.
Oct 29, 2018 20:55:10 GMT -5
fordrodnkustom: Getting an early start on M.O.M. Post 'em up!
Nov 13, 2018 15:52:44 GMT -5
fordrodnkustom: December M.O.M. Poll is open!
Nov 24, 2018 14:19:14 GMT -5
jimrichards: Oh WOW - just went to post my December entry and noticed the post closed kind of early. Darn - shouldn't have waited until the last minute. LOL!
Nov 24, 2018 18:20:36 GMT -5
jimrichards: I missed Jan, forgetting I had to post in Dec. So I was going for a rest of the year streak, Oh well I got 10 outta 12. I'll do better next year.
Nov 24, 2018 18:26:09 GMT -5
fordrodnkustom: Sorry 'bout that Jim! I'll be busy for the next week or so and I decided to do it today. Hope you understand.
Nov 24, 2018 19:13:21 GMT -5
jimrichards: That's cool Ron. My fault for waiting til last minute to post. So I'll post it in completed models, then I still participated this month. But next year I'm shooting for 12 for 12.
Nov 24, 2018 20:33:13 GMT -5