Randy Ayers Nascar Modeling Forums Forum Index Randy Ayers Nascar Modeling Forums

 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Red Farmer's 1972 Torino

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Randy Ayers Nascar Modeling Forums Forum Index -> The Showroom
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
BW



Joined: 01 Feb 2018
Posts: 192
Location: Lick Creek, Alabama

PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:46 pm    Post subject: Red Farmer's 1972 Torino Reply with quote

Red Farmer's 1972 Torino

KIT: Body is AMT/Model King re-release. Chassis is from JoHan's '72 Torino kit.
DECALS: Yesterday's and Powerslide. Some were homemade.
PAINT: Tamiya TS-26 Gloss White, Tamiya TS-21 Gold. Interior is Tamiya XF-1 Flat Black. Metal parts painted using Model Master Metalizers.
TIRES & WHEELS: PPP
BUILD NOTES: Body is straight from box. Chassis was modified to adjust ride height. Also, scratch built shocks and front spindles. Added a few braces on chassis using Evergreen plastic. Exhaust dumps made using K&S 5/32" tubing.Made window net using porch screening and tape. Added the home made Hueytown, Alabama decal on back panel.

*I can never get the front and rear bumpers to fit correctly on this Torino kit. No matter how much dry fitting I do before painting body and final construction, I can never get them to fit. Everything else went fine.

REAL CAR NOTES: Red's cars are always one of the most recognizable in his iconic white with gold scallops with the red numbers. Red still drives today using a similar paint scheme. Red drove this car a few times in Winston Cup during the early 1970s.

THE REAL THING:
[img][/img]

[img][/img]

[img]
[img

[img][/img]

[img][/img]

[img][/img]

[img][/img]

This is my first completed build for 2021. Thanks for looking. Comments always welome.
-Bobby
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
DaveVan



Joined: 27 Jan 2018
Posts: 1187

PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it looks great....I see no issue with bumpers.......
It does look like you removed the stock trim off body....that is a good amount of work alone!
Are the relocated rear trailing arms something Red did on his cars???
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Pierre Rivard



Joined: 25 Feb 2021
Posts: 110
Location: Montreal, Canada

PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolutely beautiful, like all your builds are.
May I ask how you do your gauges? They are amazing.
_________________
"When you arrive at a fork in the road, take it" - Yogi Berra
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
sentsat71



Joined: 03 Feb 2018
Posts: 1141
Location: Fenton, IA

PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW!!!!

GREAT looking build!!!

Never knew much about Red until this site and other sites, most which have gone by the wayside. Have seen many models of various cars he has raced throughout his racing careers....
Thanks for posting!
_________________
Ed. K
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Henryjint



Joined: 28 Jan 2018
Posts: 1386
Location: NY State's Hudson Valley

PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Came out great!!! Like the relocated rear trailing arms. I remember an article with photos of the relocated arms but I don't recall where.
_________________
Forum member since 10/25/2010
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
BW



Joined: 01 Feb 2018
Posts: 192
Location: Lick Creek, Alabama

PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DaveVan wrote:
I think it looks great....I see no issue with bumpers.......
It does look like you removed the stock trim off body....that is a good amount of work alone!
Are the relocated rear trailing arms something Red did on his cars???


Thanks Dave. There was a post here on Randy's about Red's re-positioned trailing arms. It was lost when the site crashed a few years ago. Someone had taken photos of Red's Torino in the Talladega museum showing the short trailing arms. I was told that Red eventually went to the longer style trailing arms on subsequent Torinos. On this build I just "winged it" according to my memory so it may not be 100% correct. Firefly posted an outstanding article on here showing how he made his long trailing arms on his outstanding Bud Moore Torino. Here's the link:
http://www.randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=620&sid=75d8bfabe4ef8589a9b5c90b3484af71

Thanks again Dave.
-Bobby
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
BW



Joined: 01 Feb 2018
Posts: 192
Location: Lick Creek, Alabama

PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pierre Rivard wrote:
Absolutely beautiful, like all your builds are.
May I ask how you do your gauges? They are amazing.


Thanks Pierre! I make my instrument panels/gauges by first making the panel using Evergreen sheet styrene. I cut to size for the dash. To make the bezels I use jewelry making rings (see photo) I bought from Hobby Lobby. I paint the instrument panel black. After drying, I position the rings on the panel and place a drop of Micro Krystal Klear in each bezel. After drying, I punch out the decal dial (Powerslide) and attach inside each bezel. After the decals dry I place another drop of Krystal Klear in each bezel to replicate the glass dial. After everything is dry, I glue the panel onto the dash. I cannot take credit for this technique because I got it from a member (cannot remember his name) here on Randy's years ago. I haven't seen this member post anything in years.

For the switch plate, I make it out of thin Evergreen sheet plastic and punch out tiny dots of plastic for the switches and attach to the panel.

Hope this helps!
-Bobby

[img][/img]


Last edited by BW on Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:19 am; edited 3 times in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Toys4Don



Joined: 31 Jan 2018
Posts: 106

PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent job. One of the best Red Farmer builds I have seen.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
BW



Joined: 01 Feb 2018
Posts: 192
Location: Lick Creek, Alabama

PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thought I would update the members about Red Farmer. The tornadoes that came through Alabama a couple weeks ago hit and damaged Red and his wife Judy's home and his race car. After a lot of help from fans, the race car,and their home, is being repaired. I think the car was ready to race this past weekend. Here's a link to the story:
https://www.cbs42.com/alabama-news/we-can-repair-the-house-you-cant-repair-yourself-nascar-driver-red-farmer-has-racecar-damaged-in-tornado/

What an inspiration! Red is reportedly 88 years old and is still racing competitively! Thanks for looking.
-Bobby
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Pierre Rivard



Joined: 25 Feb 2021
Posts: 110
Location: Montreal, Canada

PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BW wrote:
Pierre Rivard wrote:
Absolutely beautiful, like all your builds are.
May I ask how you do your gauges? They are amazing.


Thanks Pierre! I make my instrument panels/gauges by first making the panel using Evergreen sheet styrene. I cut to size for the dash. To make the bezels I use jewelry making rings (see photo) I bought from Hobby Lobby. I paint the instrument panel black. After drying, I position the rings on the panel and place a drop of Micro Krystal Klear in each bezel. After drying, I punch out the decal dial (Powerslide) and attach inside each bezel. After the decals dry I place another drop of Krystal Klear in each bezel to replicate the glass dial. After everything is dry, I glue the panel onto the dash. I cannot take credit for this technique because I got it from a member (cannot remember his name) here on Randy's years ago. I haven't seen this member post anything in years.

For the switch plate, I make it out of thin Evergreen sheet plastic and punch out tiny dots of plastic for the switches and attach to the panel.

Hope this helps!
-Bobby

[img][/img]


But all the credit to you for sharing your methods. I am new to the hobby and learning so much from master builders such as yourself.
Thank you very much.
_________________
"When you arrive at a fork in the road, take it" - Yogi Berra
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Lee "Spud" Lo



Joined: 30 Jan 2018
Posts: 123

PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing work as always. Red is always a favorite of mine. Amazing he is still racing at his age. I think he will never retire.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
lefty1820



Joined: 17 Sep 2019
Posts: 40

PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:23 pm    Post subject: nice Reply with quote

Sweet!! Very Happy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
MarkJ



Joined: 29 Jan 2018
Posts: 689

PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I saw the subject matter, I knew this was going to be something special and it surely is. Another fabulous build from your bench. Excellent in every way possible.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Crime Dog



Joined: 27 Jan 2018
Posts: 85
Location: Meridianville Al

PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, fabulously stunning build as usual. Great work
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
afx



Joined: 28 Jan 2018
Posts: 181

PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another great build.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Firefly



Joined: 28 Jan 2018
Posts: 655
Location: New Jersey

PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BW wrote:
DaveVan wrote:
I think it looks great....I see no issue with bumpers.......
It does look like you removed the stock trim off body....that is a good amount of work alone!
Are the relocated rear trailing arms something Red did on his cars???


Thanks Dave. There was a post here on Randy's about Red's re-positioned trailing arms. It was lost when the site crashed a few years ago. Someone had taken photos of Red's Torino in the Talladega museum showing the short trailing arms. I was told that Red eventually went to the longer style trailing arms on subsequent Torinos. On this build I just "winged it" according to my memory so it may not be 100% correct. Firefly posted an outstanding article on here showing how he made his long trailing arms on his outstanding Bud Moore Torino. Here's the link:
http://www.randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=620&sid=75d8bfabe4ef8589a9b5c90b3484af71

Thanks again Dave.
-Bobby


Here are the shots I took at the Talladega museum. Looks like you got it right!



_________________
Bill Jobson is my real name.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
DaveVan



Joined: 27 Jan 2018
Posts: 1187

PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wonder what the advantage was of using the stock trailing arms in the new location. COOL STUFF!!! THX
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
bangor boy



Joined: 29 Jan 2018
Posts: 274

PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Someone needs to interview Red.

Great looking model.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Firefly



Joined: 28 Jan 2018
Posts: 655
Location: New Jersey

PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DaveVan wrote:
Wonder what the advantage was of using the stock trailing arms in the new location. COOL STUFF!!! THX


Possibly tire clearance, as the stock geometry has the forward link aimed outboard - actually in the framerail. Also wondering if that angle was not best in terms of handling- the usual race setup has the forward link inward toward the center.
_________________
Bill Jobson is my real name.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Randy Ayers Nascar Modeling Forums Forum Index -> The Showroom All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group