Valve covers and blower pulleys from Scale Repo Plus
Blower belt made from a black balloon.
The fuel logs and linkage are scratchbuilt. Evergreen square tubing to make the fuel logs. The linkage is Evergreen strip plastic.
Kevin Wight "I actually showed Don Garlits this car. Was a fantasy dragster if He was running Nostalgia Top Fuel. He really liked it. Made My day!!"
Could you imagine what they could do to a 1/16 milestone dragster?
From Mark Caterina:
"Done! Mike Garland prototype newstolgia body, Chuck’s decals of course!... Paul Mendoza made me the bead locks, Ron Olson made the headers and front wheels and tires. The valve covers, black box and fuel/oil tanks are wood, and a bunch of stuff from Ted’s and the parts bin."
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wow! what scale is this one?
"wow! what scale is this one?"
From Ron Olsen:
"1/6, 1/8 and 1/12 WIP. 3D print these myself"
His website for purchasing the parts:
The detail on this tiny Ivo quad-engine dragster would test most anybody’s patience
Daniel Strohl on Hemmings - Nov 18th, 2019 at 8:58 am
You can’t rush perfection, and it seems that perfection is exactly what model maker Ken Foran is after with his scratchbuilt 1/8-scale version of Tommy Ivo’s quad-engine dragster.
We came across the model, still under construction, in a H.A.M.B. thread while researching the dragster and Ivo’s 1974 rear-engine dragster, and the detail is fascinating. Foran’s only been at it with this model since May, but it seems he now has help in the form of Bruce Dyda, the craftsman who built the full-size replica of the dragster that will soon be headed to auction.
What’s probably most amazing about the build is that Foran has committed to making the model bolt together as much as humanly possible at this scale. Obviously, Foran has done this before; his previous project, a scale Model T speedster, even had a hidden speaker to play engine sounds.
We’ve seen some crazy detailed scratchbuilt scale models in the past, but this one may end up taking the cake when it’s done.
From Stephen Recchia FB page:
"We built real car 1979..Still owned and operated by Lou Mucciaron
Photo by Jon Graves"
Who was the member of this site that also built some fantastic models? He used photbucket for all his pics then one day there were gone and so was he.
slugbelch Senior Member4:07AM edited 4:08AM
"Bracket Racing USA"
Cool....was a subscriber.
That Ivo car.Very cool build...
The detail on this tiny Ivo quad-engine dragster would test most anybody’s patience.
The vintage Revell model will also try anyone's patience. Soon after the acquisition of Revell by Monogram.I helped evaluate test shots of Ivo's Monster, along with Mickey's Challenger, Nancy's 22Jr., and many 1/16th & 1/25th floppers and dragsters before they went into production.
TV Tommy's1:1 scale 4 engine dragster trimmed out in the Riviera Wagon Master bodywork sitting in the lobby of the Rosemont (IL) Convention Center, as part of MCACN 11.
Robert Jovanovitch built model posted yesterday from Scale Survivors FB group:
HEMI_guy Senior Member November 22
"Who was the member of this site that also built some fantastic models? He used photbucket for all his pics then one day there were gone and so was he."
hakkfan was one:
… and of course you're talking about comp1839 who did professional grade miniatures:
Just got posted from Dancing Bear Components FB page:
"Another set of sprint car wheels finished. These 1/25 Magnum Sprints come with separate centers and hex nuts for extra detail. Shown in black anodized with Revell tires."
From Howdy Hoffman Jr. yesterday on Scale Survivors
From Facebook Model Car Builders FB group:
"Resin bubble scoop. The master is a soda can box cardboard. To get yourself started, go to Hobby Lobby (with coupon in hand/on phone of course!) and grab one of their kits to dive in. That’s what I did a few weeks ago. I’ve only done a couple of “samples” but I’m learning. You can then buy more supplies online. You’ll find all kinds of advice, support here or on other sites in the web, plus videos on YouTube has plenty of help too."
A member replied: "I've been casting my own resin parts for years. The Aston Martin engine (below) is completely cast by me. Every part except wiring etc. Casting stuff great once you get into it."
From Scale Survivors FB:
"November 28th marks our 4th anniversary! So from today through the holiday weekend, let's post our favorite survivors and modeling related materials. Even if we've seen them before. I want to thank all of you guys for making this the great group that it is."
From Scale Survivors 4th anniversary weekend:
… from 1968/69:
From Johnny Diamond at slash drag racing FB page:
"Mooooostly done. Just waiting on radio and headlights. Weighed it at 6.3 lbs...weight concentrated on axle areas, decent amount at front. Roughly 2hp engine output, hoping traction will be ok."
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Garlits would like this one. It's got a HEMI, runs on nitro.... AND has an alien!
Now that I'm old(er), I much rather build RC models now than the plastic fantastic glue bombs of my youth. All my stuff still in boxes, I'll pull them out one day now that there's a thread started. Got a bathroom to remodel first, so don't need any more junk in the house, I already have the bathroom sink/vanity and toilet in the living room (starting to think that may be a good place to leave it. Might be very handy during long movies, lol).
Plus, Scale Survivors FB group is having their 4th anniv. this weekend so plenty of classics to see!
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More from Scale Survivors FB page 4th anniv. weekend.
Robert Hyman today from model car builders FB group:
"I built this 20 years ago"
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Also today from Craig Vlasic:
Looks like you were a member of the RCCA back in the day like me.
From Randy Cobb on Scale Survivors FB group's 4th anniv. weekend:
Yesterday on Model Cars & Trucks FB group:
Paul Brian Canney:
Yesterday from Randy Freeburg on Model Cars & Trucks:
"This took lot longer than I thought .... Close to 2 yrs .... But when u jump from one project to another ....... Had 5 things goin at once this being one of them .. Anyway glad to be finally done lol ..... On to the next to finish .... it has something to do with this car .... So maybe I'm not done yet .... ???? .... Lolol"
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