Built by: Boban Arsic
The Royal Rail
Finally a showrod fit for a king!
Part of the outstanding AMT rail series of the early 70s which includes the Hemi Howler and the Li'l Gypsy Wagon.
First released in 1972, AMT's zany Royal Rail show rod is back! It's a wild ride for all the Kingdom's Koolest Kats!
Featuring an injected motor with "hear ye! trumpet" intakes, hyper-wide "gumball" slicks, super long chrome forks, this deluxe dragger can beat all the village wagons!
Royal Rail's "crowning achievement" is it's cozy "fit for a king" interior, sporting a psychedelic "pop-bottle glass" rear window, "aristoKat pillow seat" and slick shifter, all "topped off" by a crazy deluxe cruisin' crown!
I've always wanted to have one of these kits. Man, I've been waiting long for it...
When I finally got it I decided to build it just like the box art, but then I decided against that balloonie wheels, so, I replaced them with two of my homemades.
One led to another, the whole design seemed too simple for a royal carriage. It had to splurge and sparkle, have been filled with many gems...
Yeah, right royally kitschy, slushy, corny...
So I put all the precious stones, which I could find, anywhere on this vehicle. The crown ball is randomly found from one of the very many necklaces from my wife, but hey, pssssst...
I used my hobby knife on the header ends to give it a open look and also to thin out the spokes on the front wheels. The fuel tank is from the Beer Wagon, with big diamonds on the sides and a ruby on the gas cap. The "pop-bottle glass" rear window was washed quite easily with very dilute black paint to highlight the individual soils. The crown, the pillow seat and the rest of the interior was covered in red flocking, even the steering wheel...
Hope, you like it.