Cactus Car Modelers Entries

Entry # 304

Modeler To Be Named Later

1/24th scale GT40 LeMans Winner 

 

Note:

  • Older Revell version of the 66 GT40 Lemans Winner. Body needed a few mods.
  • Added bubble over LH front tire, removed Gurney bubble and rear brake scoops, add splitter in bonnet
  • Aftermarket decals and real automotive clear coat.

Entry # 329

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Al Holbert Porsche 934

 

Note:

  • Painted with MCW lacquers and Splash-Paints 2K Clear
  • Tamiya kit with Studio 27 decals
  • Otherwise essentially out of the box

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Entry # 253

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1/25th scale W.P. Stevens

 

Note:

  • Lifted and converted to four wheel drive added trailer hitch
  • Removed front fenders added new bulkhead scratch built tool box added bed in trailer.
  • Scratch built fishing pole, added portapotty.

Entry # 261

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1/25th scale 4X4 8X8

 

Note:

  • Converted to four wheel drive added blown big block Chevy and twin Holly Dominators.
  • Scratch built Zoomie headers, added roll bar with 3rd brake light.

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Entry # 305

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1/25th scale 1973 Trans Am SD455

 

Note:

  • Resin 1973 Trans Am body kit from MCW and aftermarket wheels from Hobby Design.
  • Donor kit is MPC 1979 Trans Am. Keith Marks Decals were used.
  • Painted with Testors British Racing Green Metalic and Real automotive clear coat.

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Entry # 257

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1/25th scale Mustang Circle Track

 

Note:

  • Started with a snap Mustang opened hood added NASCAR chassis, added fresh air in hood.

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Entry # 176

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1/25th scale 1932 Ford Sedan

 

Note:

  • Chopped, weathered with trailer and chopper.
  • Wired engine, scratchbuilt steering wheel, screen floor, real wood back deck and trailer floor.
  • Weld lines on roof pillars, interior body factory supports.

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Entry # 332

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1/16th scale 1948 MG TC

 

Note:

  • Rebuilt interior with wood dash, carpeting, and Instruments
  • Wired motor, hinged hood (actually folds), homemade AZ and DSC plates
  • Was destroyed in a move and rebuilt. Duplicolor Red over automotive primer, finished with Splash-Paints 2K clear. Chrome lights, grille, and wheels are painted with Alclad Chrome.

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Entry # 174

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1/25th scale 1937 Chevy Junkyard Wrecker

 

Note:

  • Old-style tow truck boom is scratchbuilt, note hat and gloves on seat .
  • 2x4 holding open window, tools and parts in truckbed.
  • Truck is completely plumbed and wired.

Special Competition for the Host Club

Maximizing Event Integrity 

 

Each model in this Category was built and entered by a member of the host club, the Cactus Car Modelers Club of Phoenix. 

Ours is a critically judged model car championship. The judging team comes from the ranks of our club.  It is our long-standing tradition -- and commitment to our guests -- that we will not put them in the position of competing against our members, the judges.

This category allows our members a chance to display their builds and also compete in dsc
V16 without risk of compromising the Event's integrity.

Each dsc
V16 Entrant receives a judging sheet for this Category and is encouraged to "Judge the Judges."

Entry # 308

Modeler To Be Named Later

1/25th scale Ford Del Rio Custom Wagon

 

Note:

  • Mildly modified, Revell 2013 Boss 302 engine, Wheels from Revell 59 Corvette, Lowered.
  • Shaved the hood emblem and paited it two tone, Gold and Chrome Bare Metal Foil was used.
  • Nice two tone paint job and real automotive clear coat.

Entry # 260

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1/25th scale Mercedes Snow Bird Patrol

 

Note:

  • Opened hood added Aries hemi, scratch built armorment arms.

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Entry # 331

Modeler to be Named Later

1/25th scale Chevy LA County Paramedic WagonS quad 40,

LA County (CA) Fire Dept.

 

Note:

  • Replica of actual LA County Fire Department Paramedic Squad 40. Most squads were NOT Dodges like Squad 51 on Emergency!
  • Entire cabinet section is scractbuilt using Ranger Detail Technologies' transkit
  • Fully detailed interior including radios and siren, and Twinsonic lightbar has 32 pieces and is set up as the Federal California version with a rearward facing amber lens on the driver's side.

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Entry # 255

Modeler to be Named Later

1/25th scale '66 Nova Snow Bird Patrol Weapons Carrier

 

Note:

  • Added V6 dual exhaust with cutouts , opened trunk, added side windows.

Entry # 310

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1/25th scale 1970 Roadrunner 426 Hemi

 

Note:

  • Bought a built JoHan 1970 Roadrunner and rerestored it. 
  • Decals from Keith Marks and used Testors Panther Pink paint.
  • Chrome was redone from Chrome Tech USA before he retired.

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Entry # 254

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1/25th scale Purolator Armored Car

 

Note:

  • Scratch built cab and box, home made decals.

Entry # 307

Modeler To Be Named Later

1/25th scale 1970 Hurst Grand Prix SSJ

 

Note:

  • Started with a MPC 70 Grand Prix annual, Removed front 3/4 of vinyl top and added sunroof.
  • Also added Hurst Mag Wheels and gave it the Hurst Paint treatment.
  • Painted black and gold and used real automotive clear coat.

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Entry # 328

Modeler to be Named Later

1966 Ford Bronco - Brush Truck, Salem Beach (MD) Fire Dept.

 

Note:

  • Model is a converted from Revell kit with a modified cab roof, scratchbuilt water tank, Booster reel, and pump gear in back
  • Decals and plaques were made by the modeler
  • Fully detailed interior including radios and siren plus wired engine

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Entry # 312

Modeler To Be Named Later

1/25th scale 1987 Buick GNX71 Challenger R/T

 

Note:

  • Modelhaus Resin copy of the MPC 1971 Challenger RT annual, AMT 1970 Chassis and added a 426 Hemi.
  • Fred Cady Decals and a few from Keith Marks. Added AMT 426 Hemi engine and wired the motor.
  • ​​Testors Plum Crazy Purple with clear coat.

Entry # 303

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1/25th scale 1969 Yenko 427 Chevelle

 

Note:

  • Removed SS emblems off body and front grill.
  • Painted with Testors Olds Engine Blue and used real automotive clear coat.
  • Decals were used from the Revell 69 Yenko Nova. Needed two sets.

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Entry # 330

Modeler to be Named Later

Red Baron Hot Rod - Modified

 

Note:

  • Reworked Tom Daniel's Monogram classic. Painted with Alclad Candies and Metalizers.
  • Engine swapped from kit to blown V-8, New radius and suspension arms with ends. 
  • Added Tow hitch to use it as a tow vehicle for a matching Funfdecker

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Entry # 175

Modeler to be Named Later

1/25th scale 1959 El Camino

 

Note:

  • El Camino with Ferrari engine in back
  • Superdetailed interior, chassis, and wheels
  • Fully wired and plumbed

Entry # 309

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1/25th scale 1969 Boss 302 Mustang

 

Note:

  • Mostly box stock from the new Revell Kit, Just removed the roll bar from the interior.
  • Also changed out the center console from the Revell 1970 Mach 1 kit.
  • Painted Colypsal Coral from Scale Finished and real automotive clear coat.

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Entry # 311

Modeler To Be Named Later

1/25th scale 1987 Buick GNX

 

Note:

  • This one was built mostly out of the box. Only added and scratch built the GNX rear diff cover.
  • Testors Gloss black and real automotive clear coat was used on this one.

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Entry # 258

Modeler to be Named Later

1/25th scale Eggarri Eggsperimental

 

Note:

  • Scratch built from an Easter egg and a Ferrari engine/transaxle, scratch built interior.
  • Modified smaller eggs for fenders and grill, turned acrylic rod for turn signals and tail lights.

Entry # 306

Modeler To Be Named Later

1/25th scale 1966 Corvette 427 Roadster

 

Note:

  • Restored a 1966 AMT Corvette Roadster Annual, Used parts from AMT 63 Corvette donor.
  • Hood is a Modelhaus 427 version, Added sidepipes from Revell 67 427, AMT 63 Impala knock offs.
  • Paint is Le Mans blue from Scale Finishes and Photo Etch from Model Car Garage.

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Entry # 259

Modeler to be Named Later

1/25th scale 29 Ford Pick-up 4X4

 

Note:

  • Converted to four wheel drive added 429 SOHC motor, blower and six pack, custom radiator.
  • ​​Custom bumpers

Entry # 256

Modeler to be Named Later

1/25th scale Blue Flash

 

Note:

  • Raised rear suspension, converted front suspension to a straight axle(scratch built) 
  • ​​Scratch built headers and intake stacks

Entry # 262

Modeler to be Named Later

1/24th scale Hudillac Funny Car

 

Note:

  • Started with Hughes 500 MD helicopter set it on 32 Caddy fenders and a modified funny car chassis.
  • Scratch built wheelie bars, and custom nose.

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Entry # 341

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1/24th scale NASCAR Kodak Olds

 

Note:

  • Engine and interior wired and plumbed. Roll cage padded with friction tape for foam and thin strips of black vinyl electrical tape to hold it in place. Added new switches, gauges, decals and straps on extinguisher.
  • Detail Masters window net, seat belts, air cleaner. Added hood pins, window straps, thin sheet metal (soda can) rear spoiler, fuel overflow tube.
  • Duplicolor Kodak Yellow over automotive primer, finished with Dupont 300S Uniforming Finish. Black on chassis is a really cheap black rattle can spray. Aftermarket decals. Sponsor decals are NOT groups, but individual decals.