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Beatnik Bandit 1:25 Scale by Revell

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    January, 2018
Beatnik Bandit 1:25 Scale by Revell
Posted by BuildingCars4Fun on Sunday, September 30, 2018 2:49 AM

Bit of a fun build after the last one which where I had to be quite focussed on details. 

This was also a chance to practise some decals (I don't usually use a lot of decals). Came up ok actually!

This was the kit:

Lets start with some pics of the engine:

and the final build

Undercarriage looks cool too:

 

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, September 30, 2018 3:11 AM

That came out great.  Motor looks fantastic.  I couldn't imagine driving that car in the hot southern California sunshine under that bubble!

Nice job.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    February, 2003
  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, September 30, 2018 6:59 AM

Nice, but a oil filter decal on the starter?

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

Co. A, 682 Engineers, Ltchfield, MN, 1980-1986

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    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Sunday, September 30, 2018 8:26 AM

Yikes !

      Gees , I remember that one . Having  " Fisher Body Modeling " stuffed into my head as a young man it struck a chord ! When I saw the real thing it looked wrong somehow .Then some time later I saw the  " Road Agent " both by Roth . Now the " Bandit " was front engined and the " Agent " was Corvair powered .

     Enough differences there . Didja ever notice one odd thing about these two ? Similiar profiles And both Bubble topped ? Now here's the rub . Neat looking vehicles .Don't try to drive the " Bandit " Too far , You'd get a sore back and neck because the top curves too early behind the driver's head !

    The " Agent's " top is somewhat taller but not by much . There was a time that anything was dared and much tried .Why couldn't the model companies do it right though ? 

 Case in point , The " Ala kart " By George Barris . Although I have negative personal feelings about him compared to his Brother he did a nice driveable Custom Show Rod . Why then did AMT drop the ball on the Hood length ?

 I do want to see you build some more of Roth's cars and then How about Dean Jeffries "Orange Hauler " ? A Monogram offering or Darryl Starbird's Custom " T " Bird  , The Predicta ", Bubble topped Custom , also by Monogram . I believe you would , like this , do them justice . Tanker - Builder 

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, September 30, 2018 10:20 AM

Tanker - Builder
Gees , I remember that one .

So do I! How cool to see it built up, I only remember the box art. Oddly, don't recall building one.

You sure did a nice job. First thing I noticed is the fan belt. It looks real, not a one piec molded plastic pullies plus belt. How in the world did you do that?

I'll bet a WIP on this one would have gotten some attention. Would have had mine.

YesYes

-Greg

  • Member since
    January, 2018
Posted by BuildingCars4Fun on Sunday, September 30, 2018 8:07 PM

Greg

First thing I noticed is the fan belt. It looks real, not a one piec molded plastic pullies plus belt. How in the world did you do that?

 

Actually very straightforward! My method is just to do the metal, and then paint the belot with Matt Black. et Voila! I wish I could say there was more magic than that!

 

Thanks for your comment. 

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    January, 2018
Posted by BuildingCars4Fun on Sunday, September 30, 2018 8:09 PM

midnightprowler

Nice, but a oil filter decal on the starter?

 

Ha ha, thanks for pointing that out. Fair enough. 

I'm no engineer, I often go with form over substance (i.e. what I think looks kinda cool). I liked the idea of putting a bolt-shaped decal on the starter. But you have a point. 

You know, I really wish someone would do a simple wiring diagram for scale engine builds. I am not a mechanic, and frankly have no engineering knowledge. Would be super helpful!

 

  • Member since
    February, 2003
  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Monday, October 01, 2018 3:34 AM

Doing a online search should yield you much info on that. Car Modeler back in the 90's did a series on firing orders for many popular engines, but the same and probably even better info is easily found online. In spite of my criticisms your models are otherwise very well done and excellent craftsmanship.

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

Co. A, 682 Engineers, Ltchfield, MN, 1980-1986

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 1 Corinthians 15:51-54

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  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, October 01, 2018 8:27 PM

Your building skills are right up there with the best that I've ever seen. The only thing I saw was the Motorcraft decal on a small block Chevy but the casual observer would never notice.

 

Being really stupid IS "the new smart"!!

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    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, October 02, 2018 10:44 AM

Hi;

 In reviewing this group of photos I noticed something . Is It Me or did REVELL definitely design both this and the Road Agent so when done as kits , the right front wheel was off the ground like frame torque from a jackrabbit start ?   LOL.LOL. My "Bandit" sits this way too , as does my " Tweetie Pie " , Weird ! T.B.

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