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    1. Kit: , by (Asst. Administrator) Don Garrett is offline
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      Bet you can't guess what color it's going to be....yeah right!

      Well gang, this may not be politically correct and I sure some of you will say "that's just plain wrong on way too many levels". However, I'm having a blast building this thing so follow along if you like or if you prefer - call the guys with the white jackets at the "home" and tell it's time for a pick-up.

      I'll be using parts from the junk bin, bits and pieces from 1/25th scale all the way up to 1/6th. Parts from stalled builds, a lot of scratch building and a fair amount of detailing for good measure........most of all, major doses of fun and giggles. Call it therapy or assume I've lost it...whatever works for you.

      Let's get started with the body, a clunky 1/12th Lindy multi piece Fiat seems like a good place to start.......



      Here's a couple shots of the bod glued together......like I said "clunky looking".



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  1. Don Garrett's Avatar Asst. Administrator
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    The top was chopped slightly in the front only to give it a raked look, made a bigger back window and cut some ridiculously large wheel well openings. I cut the rim from a 1/8th wheel and used it to make a big opening for drag chute......it'll be a street car but I wanted the chute anyway. I've thrown all the normal scale and building rules out the window......so nanny, nanny, boo boo!












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    And the saga continues.....






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    Cutting out the wheel well took a chunk out of the bottom rear edge of the door...that'll need some tweaking.




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    These honkin' resin Screaming yellow zonker! monster slicks are from the Madd Fabricator.







    Yeah buddy....now that's some serious rubber!






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    I think I just heard them talking up in the front office. The home has just sent out a crackerbox to your address for your invitation to the home. They'll put you up in the new Styrene Screaming yellow zonker! Wing right next to my cell --er--ah-- room.

    I definitely have to follow this to see where it winds up. It could be like one of those things that is so weird that you can't look away no matter how hard you try. Those slicks are so huge, if you cut a slot in each one, you can use the car as a piggie bank. I see a bit of Ed Roth in this one, maybe a "Mother's Worry" kind of thing.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    All it needs is two superchargers and it'll be a Zinger!
    This don't look like no expressway to me! - Jake Blues
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    Screaming yellow zonker!
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    I used a flat file & put in some body lines ( the originals were pretty anemic) also re-scribed the door in it's new shape.





    I made this grille a while back...it'll work fine for this build.






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    Here's some pics of the body getting close to ready for paint.












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    He'll be getting a major attitude adjustment but Mr. Bones will be handling the driving chores.....










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    Here's Bones getting his attitude adjustment.....






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    A few more.







    He's going to need a skid lid........think I'll give him an aviator's cap & goggles something like this.....




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    I stuck some waxed cord to his skull for the hems and stitching.





    Black electrical tape to simulate the leather panels...chin straps and buckles added.
    He got a gold tooth for a little "bling".












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    The screaming face is perfect for this model. It's amazing what you can find in the parts box. I always loved the shape of the old Fiats. If the new Fiat was shaped like that, I'd run right down to the dealership and get myself in more debt.

    The skeleton is the perfect touch also. Now I can see where you're going with this. Outstanding.
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