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Very nice Patrick, love the detail especially the engine, well done.

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Thanks Steve. I''ve also added the ice cream, body filler, painted and nail art ice cream decals.
 

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Nice one Patrick. I'll have a chocolate cone with flake mate.
 

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very nice work

i love tom daniels stuff but its even cooler to see something designed by barris......where on earth did you pick up the kit?
 
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very nice work

i love tom daniels stuff but its even cooler to see something designed by barris......where on earth did you pick up the kit?
Thanks Paul, I was lucky to spot it on ebay and got it for £20!! I was very surprised about that! Even the decals work especially after I gave them two coats of gloss clear first! The kit is dated at 1987 and still in the sealed plastic bags!
It has an anodising gold paint in a tiny plastic tub, but as that had gone solid so I used orange clear (indicator colour) on the chrome work as suggested on the box art and in the instructions.
 
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I think it's safe to say Patrick at £20 that was a bargain.

Oh and if you run out of ice cream you could also do a bit of fly tipping for the local undertaker, lol.

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Yes Steve that was a bargain, due to the fact that a lot of Brits don't understand Rods.
OH Steve on the other subject..... as long as they are already frozen!
 

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real nice clean,neat build,Patrick ,looks great like the detailing,
no icecream for me ,makes my teeth hurt,:disappointed:
 
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Thanks Monica, I have the same problem going to Costco here and having a Mango Smoothy, it's so cold it takes my breath away!
 

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Thanks Monica, I have the same problem going to Costco here and having a Mango Smoothy, it's so cold it takes my breath away!
like wise,but never real a big one for icecream,:confused:
 
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Thanks Monica. I'll try and find a Fish & Chip or Pancakes or Burgers/fries next time!
 
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A terrific build of such a colourful vehicle. I am not familiar with this style of vehicle so is there actually one out there that this kit is based on??
 
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I think so Steve. There were a number of show rod, hot rod builders in the 60's & 70's in the USA that would build all sorts of stuff. Ed Roth, George Barris and Darryl Starbird just three of dozens of hot rod and custom car designers and builders to the rich & famous, a lot of which were duplicated by model kit companies, including Revell, Trumpeter, Hawk, Lindberg, AMT, and MPC/ERTL.
Plus Tom Daniels was one of many that would supply designs for model kit companies at the same time.
 
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