Entry # 222

Dale Mickley

Sand Buggie

Note:

  • ​Machined aluminum exhaust stinger

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Entry # 216

Dale Mickley

1967 Corvette

Note:

  • Scratchbuilt seats and roll cage
  • Added 3-D printed carburetor. Added plug wires. Home made decal on Oil Filter

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Entry # 153

Lanny Haas

'49 Mercury

 

Note:

  • Tuck roll seats
  • RCA Record player, with records in center section
  • Fuzzy fur carpet

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Entry # 15

Dan Baker

2012 Chevrolet Camaro Colorado State Patrol Cruiser

Note:

  • Built mostly box stock with paint-detailed undercarriage, engine, engine compartment, and wheels. Computer console and radio equipment resin cast from parts box originals, screen detail added, paint detailed interior.   
  • Rattle can paint, gun metal gray with clear coat;  light bar and push bar from parts box, detail painted; aftermarket decals; antenna handmade from guitar string. 
  • Fun, quick build.

Entry # 114

Tim Bongard

Chevy Emergency One Minipumper 

Cranford (NJ) Fire Department

 

Note:

  • Painted with Tru-Color paints
  • Entire cabinet section, hosebed and crosslay are scractbuilt and covered with lead foil bed covers
  • Fully detailed pump panel, interior including radios and siren, and Twinsonic lightbar has 32 pieces

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Entry # 121

Tim Bongard

2005 Ford Excursion Pilot Truck

 

Note:

  • Replica of actual Pilot Truck used to guide Oversized Cargo Loads on Interstates based on a 1/18th scale diecast Limo that was shorted by 12 real inches!
  • Custom two-tone Eddie Bauer paint job used MCW lacquers
  • Fully detailed interior including radios and computer, working lightbar and lights plus scratchbuilt crash bar in front with flags and height probe. 

Entry # 115

Tim Bongard

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 # 19

Dan Baker

1956 Studebaker Commander sedan - Kansas Highway Patrol

Note:

  • All American Models resin body from Juha Airo master. Period correct Kansas Hwy Patrol paint schemes with correct colors; vintage KHP markings and license plate; hood and trunk Studebaker coat-of-arms emblems hand painted. Bare Metal Foil. Correct underhood siren mounted with relay and wiring.  
  • Emergency lights sourced from parts box, including JoHan beacon, period correct size large (6") spotlight. AM radio antenna fabricated from guitar string wire. Chassis made by combining AMT '53 Studebaker floor pans and suspension with AAM frame rails. Engine plumbed, wired, detail painted.  
  • AAM interior combined with AMT components; radio control head and siren/PA control head fabricated and detail painted; microphone cord handmade from fine wire coiled around a shirt pin shaft and painted. Model built in early 90's - seldom shown.

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Entry # 214

Dale Mickley

1929 Ford Pick-up

Note:

  • Converted to 4 Wheel Driver and Scratch Built Driveshafts, raised suspension added Larger Tires & Wheels, Scratch Built Bumpers & Radiator and Grill Shell. 
  • Swapped in 427 SOHC Engine added Blower and Six Pack Carburetors added Plug wires and Super Coil. Scratch Built Headers and Side Pipes. 

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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 # 213

Dale Mickley

Porsche Junior Tractor

 

Note:

  • Built Out of the Box
  • Added Wash for weathering

Entry # 108

Tim Bongard

Corvette GTP

 

Note:

  • Painted with MCW lacquers
  • Fischer kit - Rare and no longer made
  • 1/24 Resin kit with photo-etch details

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Entry # 157

Lanny Haas

50 Ford and Tear Drop Trailer

 

Note:

  • Weathered pick-up with teardrop trailer
  • Trailer is scratchbuilt
  • Lowered stancer 

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Entry # 218

Dale Mickley

1929 Ford Roadster

Note:

  • Scratch Built Radiator Shell added Wire Mesh, Added Tunnel Ram with Scratch Built Plenum added Six Pack Carburetors.  Added Plug Wires and Supper Coil.
  • Added Acme License plate

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Entry # 428

Jeff Alderman

McDonalds / Larry Minor Top Fuel Dragster

Note:

  • This is an excellent replica of the Ed "The Ace" McCulloch-driver McDonalds Top Fuel dragster, owned by Larry Minor, in 1991-92.
  • ​This model was built completely out of the box; the only addition was the custom base, showing an area of asphalt and single strip.
  • ​​I don't normally build dragsters, but decided to break out of my regular topics. The kit was challenging due to it's length and warpage, but the completed car came out very nice. It's a pleasing addition to my shelf, really standing out from my normal builds.

Entry # 429

Jeff Alderman

1/12 Barry Sheene World Champion Grand Prix Motorcycle

 

Note:

  • This is an exploded shot of English World GP Champion Barry Sheene just about to push start his bike.
  • ​This model was built completely out of the box; the only addition was the custom base, showing an area of the tarmac and single strip.
  • ​​Sheene was one of the world's great motorcycle road racers; I met him once. He rode both Suzukis & Yamahas, this is his triple cylinder Yamaha. The kit was built with the bodywork 'exploded' off the bike; otherwise, none of the details of the bike itself would be visible, as on the real one.

Entry # 11

Dan Baker

1967 Oldsmobile Toronado Pikes Peak Hill Climb Racer

Note:

  • Replication of Nick Sanborn's 1967 Oldsmobile Toronado Pikes Peak Special, a factory-backed race car that ultimately won the event. I had particular interest in this vehicle as Sanborn was a friend of mine years later.  
  • Engine is an Olds 455 cu in V8; car has front-wheel drive. Interior was gutted as per the 1:1. Dashboard modified to match the 1:1, gauge decals, seat from parts box, roll cage fabricated from sprue, seatbelt added, along with transmission selector. 
  • Exterior painted to match 1:1 scheme, including aluminum-painted bumpers to match the actual car's fiberglass units; custom decals created on computer in addition to some contingency decals sourced from various sheets.

Entry # 154

Lanny Haas

1953 Ford F100 Pick-up

 

Note:

  • NASCAR Ford motor
  • Fully wired Engine
  • Wired fender wells & fire wall

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Entry # 109

Tim Bongard

Al Holbert Porsche 934

 

Note:

  • Painted with MCW lacquers
  • Tamiya kit with Studio 27 decals
  • Otherwise essentially out of the box

Entry # 155

Lanny Haas

Bass Pro Shop Sprint Car Test Team

 

Note:

  • Mud spattered sprint car
  • Fully stocked hauler interior
  • Home made decals

Entry # 220

Dale Mickley

Pro Street Chevy Pick-up

Note:

  • ​Swapped in a Big Block Engine Added Twin Turbos and Nitrous Oxide Scratch Built and wired and Plumed solenoids Added Fuel Lines and Plug Wires, Scratch Built Fuel Cell, Fuel Pumps and Mounting Brackets for NOS bottle.
  • Widened Bed using Step Side bed and the Floor from the regular bed. Added Wheel Tubs Back Halved Chassis Widened Rear tires. Scratch Built Bed Net.
  • ​​Added Hood Scoop and Vacuum formed Bug Deflector.

Entry # 430

Jeff Alderman

1/12 Honda CR450 Motocross bike, Chuck Sun, rider

 

Note:

  • This is a model of former US MX 50cc National Champion Chuck Sun, on a CR450R,
  • Model was built out of the box; the only addition was the custom base, showing a track corner (real dirt from my roommate's back yard!)
  • ​​Chuck Sun won the US National MX 500cc Championship in 1980. The model was built with him in mind; lettering on the back & all trim is hand painted. That's real dirt on his boots, pants & jersey. Even his eyebrows and eyes are painted. Chuck is coming into a gradual left hand turn ready to gas it!

Entry # 217

Dale Mickley

K&B Construction Work Truck

Note:

  • Scratch built ladder rack, modified Plastruct ladder to make aluminum extension ladder
  • Home made decals, Added Acme License plate

Entry # 221

Dale Mickley

1970 Oldsmobile Toronado

Note:

  • ​Added V-12 engine from Miss Budweiser kit added blower and twin turbos and 4 1150CFM Holley Dominators
  • Scratchbuilt Interior from clear sheet plastic
  • Scratchbuilt Rear suspension with Heavy Duty Wheelie Bar and Titanium Pabs

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Entry # 13

Dan Baker

PT Ute Chrysler PT Cruiser made into Austrailian-style pick-up

Note:

  • Rear portion of roof and upper sides removed; new cab back fabricated and molded in; bed fabricated from sheet stock; made to look as though it was a mildly customized 'Day Two' version of a factory PT-amino type vehicle. Custom wheels and tires from the Black Force kit. 
  • Interior trimmed in color-keyed paint, smoked windows and sunroof (exposed 35mm film), blue-dot taillights, textured bedliner, real wood slats cut and stained for bed floor. 
  • Paint applied by rattle cans. Fading lames masked and sprayed over red oxide primer, then pearl clear shot over entire vehicle. Color experiment - I call it Pearl Brick.

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Entry # 17

Dan Baker

1970 Ford Custom Arizona Highway Patrol Cruiser

Note:

  • Built mostly box stock with paint-detailed undercarriage, engine, engine compartment, and wheels. Period radio control head and siren/PA control head fabricated and detail painted, microphone cord handmade from fine wire coiled around a shirt pin shaft and painted.    
  • Light bar period correct for AHP - they actually ran with an amber beacon on the right side! Light bar mounted correctly to rain gutters; whip antenna fabricated from guitar string wire to scale length (yeah, it looks really long . . . ); aftermarket vintage AHP decals obtained from a limited run.  
  • Proud moment: a retired AHP Officer saw the model, studied it, and pronounced it 'dead-on accurate' to one he drove early in his career.

Entry # 219

Dale Mickley

1959 Cadillac

Note:

  • Built in 24 hours, Almost box stock: added plug wires

Entry # 107

Tim Bongard

1997 Ford F-150 - Camp Truck

 

Note:

  • Model is a detailed replica of an actual truck used by me for my job as a property manager
  • Model is a kitbashed from 4 different kits to give it the right bed, bumpers, wheels, and engine. 
  • Cap is scratchbuilt from sheet plastic

Entry # 119

Tim Bongard

Chevy LA County Paramedic Wagon

Squad 40, LA County (CA) Fire Dept.

 

Note:

  • Replica of actual LA County Fire Department Paramedic Squad. 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 # 116

Tim Bongard

Red Baron Hot Rod - Modified

 

Note:

  • Painted with Alclad Candies and Metalizers
  • Engine swapped from kit to blown V-8
  • Added Tow hitch to use it as a tow vehicle for a matching Funfdecker

Entry # 27

Dan Baker

2006 Dodge Magnum AZ DPS Highway Patrol Tribute Cruiser

Note:

  • About the time the Revell Magnum kit came out, Arizona was experimenting with possible new marking schemes for its Highway Patrol Cars. Proposals were invited. This model was inspired by that quest, using the basics of the modern era all-white cars and the early era copper colored cars.   
  • Interior was populated with a radio/siren control head stack mounted to the floor, a shotgun with rack, and a laptop with screen details. Light bar and push bumper were also parts box sourced.  Custom decals rounded out the cosmetics, along with a handmade antenna from guitar string.  
  • Sadly, my hypothetical scheme never saw the light of day on the 1:1 cruisers, but it was fun to come up with what seemed to be a more artistic cop car.

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Entry # 215

Dale Mickley

1966 Suburban

Note:

  • Quad tone paint. Added dice to rearview mirror
  • Swapped in Big Block Engine, added resin valve covers, resin intake and resin carb

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Entry # 156

Lanny Haas

1960 Chevy Impala

 

Note:

  • Blue/Green Flip Paint
  • Blue/Gold flip top color
  • Many coats of clear

Entry # 120

Tim Bongard

2005 Ford F-350 - Brush Truck C11, New Jersey Forest Fire Service

 

Note:

  • Model is a converted 1/27th scale diecast with a scratchbuilt cabinet set, roll cage, front brush guard, and pump gear in back
  • Decals and plaques were made by the modeler
  • Fully detailed interior including radios and siren plus portable pump in the side cubby