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Some of my personal Builds


 

( I can't wait to do re-build this model from our new Speed City Resin Model )

Jungle Jim's
BRUTUS
1966 AWB Pontiac GTO Funny Car


Model by Scott Kapellusch

Built as a box stock replica
(If a model company would have made one)

Built from 2-amt '66 GTO's with altered rear wheel base.
Frame was a Revell Miss Deal F/C chassis, but heavily modified.

Scratch built features: Grill, head lights, licence plates, roll bars, windows, and interior tin.

Decals are "FREEMONT RACING SPECIALTIES" (no longer available).


 

Don Schumacher's
STARDUST
1966 AWB Dodge Charger Funny Car




Model by Scott Kapellusch

Built as a box stock replica (no wires).

Starting with an original (cream color) amt 1966 Charger, and a 2nd issue (black plastic)
(needed for patch panels on wheel alterations).
A Polar Lights chassis was shortened to fit.

Scratch built features: New wheel locations, separate front clip, hood hinge, roll bars, windows, door hinges,
firewall, dash, a 1966 Charger interior tub was heavily modified to fit.

Regretfully, this was never cast in resin as it could have been the only correct "STARDUST" Funny Car body.

This was the model that sparked the interest for "Speed City" !

Painted in pearl white, with candy blue panel fades.

Decals are by "BILLYGOOCHE"


 

Farkonas, Coil & Minick's
CHI-TOWN HUSTLER
1967 Plymouth Barracuda Funny Car



Model by Scott Kapellusch

Built as a box stock replica.

Started with 2- amt '69 Barracuda kits (spare body for wheel alterations).
A Polar Lights F/C Chassis was shortened and rear suspension was lowered (to raise the rear end).

Scratch built features: Grill block outs, hood scoop, windows, clear air scoop (on top of injectors) & interior tin.

Slixx decals had to be altered (cut down the door line) to fit this correct body.
The gold metallic over spray on the decal was re-air brushed using gold paint.


 

Farkonas, Coil & Minick's
CHI-TOWN HUSTLER
1969 Dodge Charger Funny Car



Model by Scott Kapellusch

Built as a box stock replica.

Starting with a Polar Lights '69 Charger Funny Car, the hood had a scratch built hood scoop added to an off set.
Engine mounts were re-shaped to fit off set engine. Rear end pumpkin location was also re-located
as well as a seat relocation.

Pearl white base coat & topped with pearl candy red paint.
Slixx decals.


 

Arnie Beswick's
THE TAMELESS TIGER
1963 Pontiac Tempest (stretched) AWB Funny Car



Model by Scott Kapellusch

Built as a box stock replica.

The resin model chassis & interior tub were tossed out and replaced with
2-plastic Model King Tempest Funny Car chassis' to do new alterations.
The original Cowl was re-cut to pull the doors in (due to a poor fit problem).
The front Valance was scratch built as well as the taillight & grill.
The Interior Tub was replaced with a Model King Tempest Funny Car (altered to fit)
and new door panel's added).

Decals: We don't need no stinking decals....
All black tiger stripes were hand painted to match 1:1 cars stripes.


 

Gary Dyer's
MR. NORM'S GRAND SPALDING DODGE
1965 AWB Dodge Coronet AFX



Model by Scott Kapellusch

Built as a box stock replica.

Both front & rear wheel wells were altered.
Lindburg Dodge chassis was altered to fit, as well as the interior tub and door panels.
Fred Cady decals were used.


 

Arnie Beswick's
THE FABULOUS FARMER

1966 Pontiac GTO
AWB Funny Car

Model by Scott Kapellusch

Built as a box stock replica.

An amt '66 GTO and a '67 GTO were used for the wheel well alteration's.
Plans are to some day build a correct chassis for it and cut off the front clip..... or do an all new body for Speed City ?

The "FABULOUS FARMER" name comes from an article in: DRAG RACING MAGAZINE Jan 1967

Decals were made by David Curry.


 

Sites Brother's
SKOOTIN' CUDA
1966 Plymouth Barracuda AWB Funny Car



Model by Scott Kapellusch

Using 2 - Model King Barracuda Funny Car kits, the front wheel wells were moved forward 9".
Rear wheel wells were hogged out and flared.
An original '66 interior tub was altered to fit (rear seat was removed).

MCW decals were used, but re-painted over all red area's (and drop shadow's).
Re-painted over all gold metallic letters.
Re-painted over green & gold SKOOTIN' & CUDA letters and Cuda on skateboard.
Re-shaped Revell Keystone mag wheels to resemble "REBEL wheels"

Scratch built features: Firewall, front frame clip, Hemi Hilborn Injection Manifold (now available),
rear of chassis and frame, rear valance panel, windows & roll bars.


 

Bruce Larson's
USA - 1
1966 Chevelle AWB Funny Car



Model by Scott Kapellusch

Built as a box stock replica.

Scratch built features:
All body alterations, headers (aluminum tube), Transmission pan,
straight tube axle, B&M stick shift & box, all roll bars, head rest, interior floor, trunk floor, hood hinge,
molding around hole in hood, headlight block outs, licence plate backing, firewall and gas tank frame rails.
"Chevy Hilborn Injection Manifold"
(This Hilborn Injection Manifold was created for "Speed City"and now being sold as #SC-6).
"Reversed Halibrand Rear Mag Wheels"
(These Halibrand rear wheels were created for "Speed City"and now being sold as #SC-3)

2- sets of Slixx decals were used, as the bottom stripes were not included and I wanted the colors to match.


 

Dyno Don Nicholson's
COMET CYCLONE
1965 Mercury Comet
Caliente AFX



Model by Scott Kapellusch

Started as a resin model, but the body required alterations such as the:
The 2 - Hood vents filled in, B-pillars installed, inner bumper moldings, wiper holes, headlight extensions,
Bumpers were replaced with corrected '66 Ford Galaxie bumpers, chassis was scrapped and replaced
with Revell Thunderbolt chassis, along with the interior tub & door panels.... also heavily modified.

Scratch built features:
To make the Caliente grill, I used sheet plastic and made grill mesh from door screen.
Mercury grill emblem (cut from AMT '66 Ford Galaxie grill), Fuel injection manifold, 4" injection stacks, dash board,
headlights (from '66 Ford Galaxy), taillight block outs, hood supports, firewall, drive shaft, Magneto, gauge face plate,
parachute pull, parachute mount, Halibrand rear mag wheels, Front suspension, trunk divider & hood scoop,
header extensions, head rest, roll bars, Reversed Halibrand Rear Mag Wheels (now available at Speed City Resin),
front tube axle, hand painted "SOUTHERN PRECISION GRIND INC." lettering


 

Al Vandewoude's
THE FLYING DUTCHMAN
1964 Plymouth Sedan AWB Funny Car

Model by Scott Kapellusch

Built as a box stock replica.

Scratch built features:
New sedan roof, rear wheel alterations, firewall,
single head light grill (fabricated from a double headlight grill). Front and rear smooth valances,
lip around front mag wheel, rear seat deck, roll bars, green tinted side glass & clear glass (front & rear).

Freemont Racing Specialties decals were used.


 

Jungle Jim Lieberman's
1967 Chevy II Nova Funny Car

Model by Scott Kapellusch

Built as a box stock replica.

Started with 2- amt/ertl '66 Nova S/S kits.
The front wheel wells were moved forward and the front part of the rear wheel well lip was curled.
The hood was glued to body. The grill was re-fabricated to resemble a '67 Nova grill & head lights !
A Polar Lights F/C chassis was shortened 6" to fit new '67 Nova body.
Rear Air Foils were scratch built.

Slixx decals were used.


 

Cole Cutler's '49 Ford Coupe


This is the centerfold from HotRod Oct 1989 that made me want to build this model.
The car went on to win:"Baddest Engine of the year award" in 1989"
Best of Hot Rod Magazine"1989"TOP TEN" of the decade honors for the 80's.

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Model by Scott Kapellusch

This model was built in 1989 -'90

Scratch built features are: Back drop with splatter paint & Hot Rod logo, Radioused & Flared rear wheel wells,
Dashboard, 2-piece tinted windshield, roll bars, front suspension, fuel cell, header extensions, parachute mount,
fire extinguisher pull pin, Intake block, Mallory Super Ignition, dry sump system, distributor cap,
valve stems & coil over shocks.

Painted in Guards Red..... (same color as the real car) !


 

Mr. Norm's
SUPER CHARGER
1968 Dodge Charger Funny Car



Model by Scott Kapellusch

Built box stock to match box art.

Scanned and re-designed the original decals to better match the color from the box art.
New shadowing on the "CHARGER" letters, new color for the blue triangle and new color for the plum panels.
Sent file for BILLYGOOCHE to print them.


 

Mpc.
DODGE FEVERBEE
1968 Dodge Coronet Funny Car

Model by Scott Kapellusch

Built box stock to match box art.
Scanned and re-designed the original decals to better match the color & look of the box art.
You can see in the last photo what the original decals look like.
Sent file for BILLYGOOCHE to print them. "Special Appearance Decals" now has them for sale.


 

Charlie Allen's
SADDLEBACK DODGE
1968 Dodge Dart Funny Car




Model by Scott Kapellusch

Built box stock.
All red panels on top of car were taped off and sprayed with Guards Red.
Hand striped all top panels with yellow pin striping. Kit side panel mpc. decals were used.


 

Arnie Beswick's
SUPER JUDGE
1969 Pontiac GTO Funny Car



Model by Scott Kapellusch

Built box stock.
Slixx decals were used in place of the incorrect original decals.
Although the Slixx decals are made for a 1/24 scale GTO body, I managed to make these fit.
Yellow tinted glass was used.


 

Mpc.
Mr. STP
1967 Mustang Fastback Funny Car



Model by Scott Kapellusch

Built box stock to match box art.


 

John Milner's
AMERICAN GRAFFITTI COUPE
'32 Ford Five window chopped coupe
*movie car replica*

Model by Scott Kapellusch

This model was built in 1995 (before the re-issue or the die-cast)

Starting with the body from the mpc. "More American Graffiti" Coupe, the separate roof was molded to the body.
The doors were cut out and hinged, new rear fenders were cut from an amt. '32 Ford.

Scratch built features are: Too many to list at this time !


 

DODGE REVELLION
1963 Dodge Polara AWB Funny Car

Model by Scott Kapellusch

This was made to be a sister car to the MISS DEAL FUNNY CAR.
Started with an original Dodge Revellion body.
Dragster hole in trunk was filled in along with making new chrome windshield ring.
Hole cut in hood for engine, front & rear wheel wells moved forward to fit Miss Deal chassis.
(funny thing is: that it fits the dragster frame correctly now).
Grill from a Revell "Parts Pack"was used.
Candy yellow & custom mixed candy gold was air brushed over metallic silver base.


 

Ed " BIG DADDY" Roth's
MYSTERION

Model by Scott Kapellusch

Built box stock with pearl yellow paint & candy blue canopy.

Pin striped by hand and silver flocking was added to the interior walls & floors.


 

Ed "BIG DADDY" Roth's
ORBITRON
(with custom built box)

Model by Scott Kapellusch

Built as a box stock replica

Box art was made in Photoshop and designed to mock all the other Roth boxes from the sixties.

This started as a resin model, but the entire body was completely re-sculpted.
The inside of body was thinned to the thickness of a standard plastic model body..... 3 days labor.
The rear deck was stretched 10". Hood's and canopy were all hinged.

Scratch built features: Frame, interior tub (floor & sides modified from an amt Silhouette interior tub),
firewall's, bubble top ring, seat, gauge cluster, push buttons on deck, tape deck door, tail light & tail pipes.
Other parts were used from Revell Ed Roth kits to keep its integrity and a few parts box items.


 

Carl Casper's
PADDY WAGON



Model by Scott Kapellusch

Changes were made to the original mpc.kit to produce a correct looking replica.


Models shown are not for sale