Hobby Horse Watson Roadster Conversions

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Hobby Horse Watson Roadster Conversions

Post by Alex_W » Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:33 am

Hobby Horse 1/43 Watson Roadsters are excellent candidates for conversion. Disassembly takes some care and patience, but there is a nice selection of graphics available for these cars. And, the 500 being what it is, there are plenty of reference photos.

I've done eight so far and have two more in the works.

1959 Leader Card Indy 500 Winner driven by Rodger Ward
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1961 Bryant Special driven by Len Sutton
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1961 Dean Van Lines Indy 500 Pole driven by Eddie Sachs
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1961 Konstant Hot Special Driven by Al Keller
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1963 Konstant Hot Special driven by Roger McCluskey
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1961 Simoniz Special driven by defending Indy 500 winner Jim Rathmann
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1962 Willard Battery Special driven by Parnelli Jones
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1958 John Zink Special driven by Jimmy Reese
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More details about the modifications involved in these conversions is available on the Watson Roadster page of my blog.

https://43mods.blogspot.com/p/watson-roadsters.html
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Re: Hobby Horse Watson Roadster Conversions

Post by Tom » Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:09 pm

REALLY cool, great work!

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Post by LUW » Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:03 pm

Beautiful! Very nice work!
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Post by reeft1 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:58 pm

crackerjack!

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Post by jag1954 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:22 am

Excellent conversions.

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Re: Hobby Horse Watson Roadster Conversions

Post by Jean B. » Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:21 pm

Magnificent, stunning, great :P ! Your cars have a really unique look, they're looking simply proper! You know, my subject is all the classic coupés and convertibles, but especially your 50s & 60s racing cars immediately have my full sympathy. Perhaps you have some pictures of the process of building them (I haven't found anything on your blog), if so, please post them.

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Post by Alex_W » Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:53 pm

Jean B. wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:21 pm
Magnificent, stunning, great :P ! Your cars have a really unique look, they're looking simply proper! You know, my subject is all the classic coupés and convertibles, but especially your 50s & 60s racing cars immediately have my full sympathy. Perhaps you have some pictures of the process of building them (I haven't found anything on your blog), if so, please post them.
Thank you for the kind words.

I've only recently posted the disassembly process on my blog:

https://43mods.blogspot.com/p/hobby-hor ... embly.html

There is also more general information on the conversions here (you may have already seen this):

https://43mods.blogspot.com/p/watson-roadsters.html

Since joining the forum I've been inspired to create a diorama to better showcase the cars. I've posted some photos here:

viewtopic.php?f=42&t=12520

I have three more roadsters under construction. I'll post documentation of the process on my blog as they progress.

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Post by JSB33 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:43 am

Not sure how I missed this but I am very happy to have found it now.

How I wish C1 would have held on long enough to produce the Konstant Hot Roadster. But you did the next best thing, you made your own and you made it look great!
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Re: Hobby Horse Watson Roadster Conversions

Post by Alex_W » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:34 pm

Dick Rathmann - 1958 Indianapolis 500 Pole - McNamara Special

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