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Re: 1964 Revell Ed Roth Mr Gasser slot car on ebay
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2011, 02:32:22 PM »
Weldon:

1. I take it that you're typically putting reissued kits together as opposed to the originals?

2. How many years of practice did it take you to develop the painting skills you now have?

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Re: 1964 Revell Ed Roth Mr Gasser slot car on ebay
« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2011, 04:58:57 PM »
These are outstanding! I'm a BDR fan, too, and you've really captured his style with your custom work on these kits. I've got an unbuilt/unpainted Rat Fink that I need to finally get finished, and you've inspired me to try some hair work on it. Thanks so much for posting these!
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Re: 1964 Revell Ed Roth Mr Gasser slot car on ebay
« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2011, 06:30:06 PM »
Hey GASPORT ...I like the hair too. I found some really neat stuff on the Internet at J Fly Fishing at:

http://www.jsflyfishing.com/cgi-bin/category/49000

...and they are great people to work with. I've used mostly craft furs and some sheep.

HEPCAT ...I build them all. The Brother Rat Fink on a Bike was issued in 1965 and never reissued. The Tweedy Pie With Boss Fink was built from a Tweedy Pie II kit and Boss and the 4 zany wheels are resin recasts. The oval gas tank, filler neck, and cap were scratch built and the carbs were from my parts box. The really bad thing about building the old kits are that they are very, very, fragile ...I broke the frame on this BRF 4 times.

I started building them again in 1990 with the reissue of RAT FINK. I guess I just progressed from there. I always use an enamel white primer, brushed on acrylic craft paints, an oil based stain, and a Matte Varnish topcoat. All of the vehicles are airbrushed with enamel and top coated with a catalyzed automotive clear for a rock hard shine. I have all of these posted with allot of details on an ED ROTH site called EdRothWorld.com
Here are a few shots of my 1990 kit.



COUNT_ZIROCK ...HA! ...I am certainly happy to inspire someone! Thanks Buddy ...Weldon
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Re: 1964 Revell Ed Roth Mr Gasser slot car on ebay
« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2011, 06:53:48 PM »
Here are a couple more...

OUTLAW with ROBBIN HOOD FINK



...and SCUZ FINK with DINGBAT

 

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Re: 1964 Revell Ed Roth Mr Gasser slot car on ebay
« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2011, 12:01:20 AM »
Weldon, Funny...according to your description on how you paint your kits, i use pretty much the same procedure [minus the hair work]... only i don't get THESE kind of results! I did the same as you and got into the 1990's reissues of these great kits. Granted, i did a MUCH better job on them than i did as a kid, i simply lacked the imagination you managed to execute on yours. A good friend of mine gave me a huge over sized Rat Fink resin kit a couple of years ago that i have been thinking about building. If  i do, expect me to pick your brain as to how to best go about it! Thanks again for sharing these magical kits with us...

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Re: 1964 Revell Ed Roth Mr Gasser slot car on ebay
« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2011, 12:13:03 AM »
THese Are THEE BEST!!!! I remember seeing these before!

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Re: 1964 Revell Ed Roth Mr Gasser slot car on ebay
« Reply #21 on: February 25, 2011, 12:57:23 AM »
Hey GASPORT ...I also use a bit of a dry brushing technique with a slightly lighter color that I forgot to mention. The way I look at it ...the dry brushing brings up the high point area details and the dark stain brings up the low area details. I used to watch my Mom and Dad as a kid "antigue" furniture by painting then staining and wiping the stain off. It stayed down in all the cracks and crevices and it just stuck with me ...that's how I came up with the idea.

Your oversized resin R.F. kit is probably TORNADO DESIGNS' 12" polystone kit and they are NICE! I have built two of them and I have 3 more in the closet. I was thrilled to be one of the 100 or so artists that were asked to paint one for the premier opening of Ron Mann's movie about ED ROTH  ..."Tales of the Rat Fink." I am always ready to help anyone with these things and if there is anything I can do ...don't hesitate to ask.



This was my second one to be completed. I painted and assembled this one ...as requested in purple and orange ...Man these things are NEAT-O!




Hey INKFINK! ...glad to hear from you. I saw this thread struggling and couldn't stand it ...so I'm puttin' my 2 cents worth into it.

Guys this man is one heck of a FINK artist!

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Re: 1964 Revell Ed Roth Mr Gasser slot car on ebay
« Reply #22 on: February 25, 2011, 01:33:49 AM »
Last two of the 12 ROTH FINK kits:

SUPER FINK



...and SURFINK



I hope you have enjoyed seeing all of these build ups. I've always had a blast doin' them!

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Re: 1964 Revell Ed Roth Mr Gasser slot car on ebay
« Reply #23 on: February 25, 2011, 10:21:48 AM »
These have got to be the best versions of these kits I've seen.
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Re: 1964 Revell Ed Roth Mr Gasser slot car on ebay
« Reply #24 on: February 25, 2011, 10:58:01 AM »
Thanks MDG ...I'm glad you liked them. I hope to get a few more built ups posted soon ...WELDON
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Re: 1964 Revell Ed Roth Mr Gasser slot car on ebay
« Reply #25 on: February 25, 2011, 11:08:05 AM »
I've not seen better ones either.

I may ask at the local hobby shop whether any such thing as model painting classes exist. I have my doubts as to whether I could ever achieve that type of detail though. It may take a sharper eye and steadier hand than I could ever manage.

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Re: 1964 Revell Ed Roth Mr Gasser slot car on ebay
« Reply #26 on: February 25, 2011, 04:59:59 PM »
HEPCAT ...I'm with you on the unsteady hands and failing eyesight. I will turn 61 next month and it sure ain't NO FUN having to put up with. I have to find ways to get it done the way I want it. I use Q-tips dipped in paint to get the pupils round, and the shaky hands get the blood shot eye veins squiggled on. Once you get the basic colors on ...the dry brushing and staining do the rest. I've always liked all kinds of painting and I suppose I've developed my own way of doing things from experience. I pretty much have the colors in mind before I get started ...sometimes even that will get me started on a new project ...just wanting to try something new. I've seen some really neat figures done with paint and brushed on pastel chalks for shading and highlites that I have been wanting to try. Just get something, give it a go, and you'll see.
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Re: 1964 Revell Ed Roth Mr Gasser slot car on ebay
« Reply #27 on: February 25, 2011, 05:52:05 PM »
They opened a Johnny Rocket restaurant inside the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, CA and wanted to place a FINK at the entrance ...I came up with this. It was made from a two built-up kits I had won on eBay. The arms and hands were removed from a Rat Fink kit and replaced with repositioned arms, hands, and feet from a Superfink kit. The plastic around the teeth was removed and the mouth opened up. An inner mouth was made with Aves Apoxy Sculpt. The hamburger patty was made from computer packing foam, the bun from Styrofoam then covered with Elmer's Glue and toilet tissue, the lettuce is a green napkin stiffened in Elmer's Glue, the tomato was the round edge of a Styrofoam plate, the onion slices were made from strip styrene, and the cheese was made from sheet styrene. The pickles were made with Aves Apoxy Sculpt too. This one was a fun kit to do.



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Re: 1964 Revell Ed Roth Mr Gasser slot car on ebay
« Reply #28 on: February 25, 2011, 06:02:00 PM »
AWESOME, AWESOME,AWESOME! That burger looks good enough to eat! Thanks for sharing the tips you used on your Big Rat Fink kit...this is the kind of info i really need! When i get a new film chip for my camera, i'll post a pic of my Surf Fink...embarrassing when compared to yours, but probably my best Fink effort to date....KEEP THE BIG DADDY FLAME BURNING!!

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Re: 1964 Revell Ed Roth Mr Gasser slot car on ebay
« Reply #29 on: February 25, 2011, 09:26:16 PM »
Here's another small Rat Fink. Here's what I did: All seams were filed, filled, and sanded smooth, the molded in plastic hair was removed and replaced with long silver/black craft fur, the eyes were filled and smoothed out, the little toe received the corrected "crook" look, the tail was slightly tightened up and a bandage was added, and drool added to his lower lip.


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