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Maxim Bylkin
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1/43 Rat rod – scratchbuilt

September 3, 2015 · in Automotive · · 21 · 3.2K

Hello everyone! This time I want to introduce a model that did a friend of mine. When it was used in the manufacture of motor Merlin cabin of GAZ-AA and the wheels of some unknown to me the model)). Here in Russia these machines are not popular, so you, colleagues, it is probably more closely. I hope, will be a pleasant viewing;)!

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  1. That`s great Maxim, brilliant sir.
    Love the detail and the roughness of the finish.
    Well done sir

  2. Excellent work - love the detail and finishing, and great photography as well.

  3. Yeah...what they said. Killer street rod, dude! "Ratty" indeed...! 🙂

  4. AWESOME! Can't believe it is 1/43rd scale. You sure captured the essence of the rat rod culture. great photos as well.

  5. I don't know much about the rat rod culture, but it sure looks mean, and I'd love to hear that V12 fired up!

  6. I am loving this! Great modeling Maxim. The NHRA has Hot Rod Reunions at several locations across the United States throughout the year. And I have been to about ten of them. This is a main attraction for the Rat Rod crowd.
    Yours my friend would be a show winner at any of these events.
    So very cool!
    California Steve

  7. Coming from the land of birth of this stuff, southern California, where you can see restored rat rods running around on the streets of the San Fernando Valley, if this thing came rumbling down Ventura Boulevard, people who don't like these things would stop and look! Really nice, and in 1/43 - just... WOW!

  8. 🙂 ... Greetings ... 🙂 :
    That is one fine work. The weathering and the rusty look to it is just so well carried upon. That is one exemplary an very original work.

  9. Fantastic build, Maxim. I love the idea of using a Gaz cab for a rat rod! Great imagination and skills.

  10. Cool! a mix of rat rod and MadMax cars...

  11. epicness is strong with this one

  12. A very nice build, weathered beautifully!
    You could be convinced that it is full size, never mind 1/43!

  13. Very Cool indeed- Awesome job making it look real and Mean!

  14. The author says all- thank you very much! 😉

  15. Excellent build, very realistic.

  16. I like it! Looks the part for me 🙂

  17. Those front spokes make this car model exceptional. You may live in Russia but the quality of your build captures the essence of Welcome to California!

  18. marvelous reproduction

  19. Awesome work, matey!

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