Wednesday, April 27, 2011

I have one

12 spokes please

Here are the best looking 1/25 scale 12 spokes I have ever seen. Wes Campbell frequents a lot of the model shows I go to. I can't say as I "spoke" with him, but we communicate when we see each other. He and his wife and very nice folks. Wes has a talent for machining small parts for model cars. Check some of the most recent model magazines for coverage of his Mini Cooper drag car. He wins awards at every show I see him at, usually BEST OF SHOW and other high awards. It's not just for his amazing machine work, but his attention to detail is unreal! His Cooper has these wheels on the front and well, he must have decided to make some extras and pawn them off around a couple of shows. I bought these off of him right away, they are too cool. The tires are O-Rings...but I am determined to find some skinnies and modify them to fit. I will be putting these to use on a near future project.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Vintage box art- Monogram Rods

This is a new addition to my collection. I am going to build it soon enough. I have been looking for
one so long and have asked for scans of this box and instructions with no leads. Now...I have looked high and low for this one, so I am pretty sure you won't find a better image of this on the internet. The box has water damage, but it's's too hard to find to be picky.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Vintage box art- Monogram Kustoms

I was pretty stoked to get this in a deal I made with a friend of mine, Chuck Darnell. The box is really cool if I don't say so myself.
In fact, I got both of these from Chuck. The box I bought from another friend....forgive me, I am having CRS at the moment. This isn't my box, it's a scan from my site. I was and still might...scan mine since I think it could be better.

Vintage box art- Monogram Rods III

I have had this one for awhile, but no idea why I never scanned it. Here it is, for the first time that
I know full scanned beauty!

Vintage box art- Monogram Drag II

Couple of neat oldies.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Vintage box art - Monogram Rods II

I just scanned these, never seen this high quality online that I know of.
That is one of the things I like most about working with vintage boxes,
instructions and decals. If you have never seen one in person , then this
is my treat to share with you how they look. Most of these are fairly easy
to find on ebay, but you won't always find them complete or even in great

Vintage box art- Monogram Drag

Some scans for your enjoyment.

Vintage box art- Monogram Rods

If not for your enjoyment, at least mine......I will post box art up that has been scanned. Don't want to wait? Go to my site
NOTE: I will post all of them as soon as I get them scanned...the site needs fresh images!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Back to work

It's been over 6 months since I finished a model. My wife and I had a baby this last February and since the inception a lot changed for us. I just didn't have a lot of time to build while trying to get everything needed for the new arrival. It was also a new mindset, much like the one I had with my first daughter. Now that we knew another life was going to be in our hands, once again...everything we liked to do came in last. The first time around, we gave up everything...we sold everything including our first house. I was 25 at the time and it seemed like a good idea.
Well this time will be different, we are not going to be stupid like that. I don't think I could ever replace it all and besides my first daughter needs everything to be as normal as possible.

While I am back to building models, it's still going to be hit and miss. I have no regrets , but if you love to build models like I do....then you know it's tough to watch everyone else build killer models while you are twiddling your thumbs on the sidelines.

A couple weeks ago, I decided to bring out a simple no detail part build to get back in the mood. I was lucky to find a Monogram Little T builder from a guy across seas on another message board I frequent. It was a glue bomb, the interior tub, chassis, bed etc was so glued up that I REALLY had to be careful taking it apart....but I had no choice other than to break the body away from the interior tub. I could not cut it away, it was nasty. I picked up the Revell GoodGuys edition of the T because I knew I could use the chrome. What was going to be a restoration is more or less becoming a clone build. I just couldn't salvage the biggest parts of the poor thing. Don't worry...when I am done, you won't be able to tell the body, chassis, bed and misc parts are from the new kit.
I have already redone the interior tub thanks to Super Glue and Baking Soda! Pics can be found here.

It's raining '36 Fords!

by Atle Eriksen
by Robert Thurgren
Several TRaK members just posted their '36's on the shelf. I had no idea they were all building them, but it was a nice surprise! This is only a couple of them, but I need some eye kandy on my new blog. Traditional Rods and Kustoms, both real and "in scale" pretty much sums up my interests when it comes to cars and trucks. I don't do tuners, nascar, donks, muscle cars or anything else that ever had a mullet driver, step ladder to get into or a busted coffee can muffler. BLEH! I can respect well done models of those subjects, skill is recognized when it comes to models.


No, I don't. I couldn't sign into my old blog to edit or change anything so here's my new one. I will post about anything that I think is interesting or cool.