Predator Construction Site (One of my long term projects .... NOW FINISHED!)

UPDATE: 4/19/10

First show: NNL East in April of 2010. and it was a great show.

This project started life years ago when Scale Auto Enthusiast Magazine announced their Alumacoupe contest.

The contest was based on the new Testors Alumacoupe. Start with this kit and do what ever you want with it.

Well I started getting into too much detail and knew I would never make the deadline, so I decided to just go all-out on it.

  • Jay Barnett (Private)
    7 years 5 months ago
    It was great seeing the recent coverage of the Predator in SA this month!
    It has to be one of my all time favorite builds and still can't understand how that Nomad
    had a chance against it.

    Could you tell me how you joined the tire halves together in the rear? They look like 1 piece tires to me

    Contests and keep up the great work!
    • Gary Kulchock Premium user United States (Private)
      7 years 5 months ago
      Thanks Jay.  The tires are from Revell. Sportsman.  Carefully slice with a single edge razor blade the straightest cut you ever made. You need a perfect joint for this to look right.  Then the important step. Find a tire that will fit inside perfectly.  In my case, the stock Aluma Coupe rear tire worked. This will align everything and keep it aligned. Use superglue when joining the whole assembly but watch, it sets quick. A little final sanding of the tread and your there.  Good luck!
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    8 years 2 months ago
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    8 years 2 months ago
    I saw this on Facebook.
    Very nice work! Great level of detail and CRAFTSMANSHIP!
  • Lou Kolar (Private)
    8 years 2 months ago
    Gary your work on this project just blowes my mind hope you have it finished for The NNL if you do, get prepared to win best of show
  • Mark Soulsby (Private)
    10 years 8 months ago
    I love it Gary. As Larry the Cable Guy would say "Git 'er Done"! I wanna see it!
  • John Hougham (Private)
    11 years 3 months ago
    I've been a long-time admirer of your work. Your attention to detail and imaginative interpretations are inspiring. I'll have to say on this one, you've definitely UNCORKED THE HEADERS! Good to see your dedicated to finishing it. Build on!
  • 11 years 9 months ago
    your work is always amazing and i hope to see the "predator" done soon. "chopper"