Sunday, March 4, 2012


It's been a few weeks since I've posted something new.  I've wanted to give the TZH SQUAD enough time to catch on and it has.  Over 120 builders from all over the world, but mainly Canada and the United States.  We're having a blast, and we still have lots of time left.  Lots of fun time left indeed.  Doctor Cranky and EYEGORE are very proud.  You can catch up on everyones' builds by simply looking at all the PROGRESS UPDATE videos over in the Lab-RAT-ory CHANNEL.  I am amazed by the variety of the builds and the energy summoned by all the builders . . . GREAT WORK!

After building two TZH Vehicles, I turned my attention to getting some shiny (glossy) builds, including a few from last year that I was dying to finish.  A few phantom gassers.  To the rescue once again came Revell with two great kits (among my all time favorites):  the 41 Willys (Gasser) and the Shelby Cobra (Street Machine.)  They both build up nice and I think it has something to do with those curves.  I just love them.

Also, have been putting a few of my custom decals on some of these builds.  The DOCTOR CRANKY DECALS LINE is about to come on the scene.  Stay tuned in for more information on that.  They will mainly be some super-duper decal graphics that you will be able to download directly to your computer and use your printer and decal paper and print up your own!  However many you need.

The Lab-RAT-ory is OPEN and in FULL SWING this march.  Hope you will visit, hang out, and please remember to SUBSCRIBE, COMMENT, ASK QUESTIONS, and HELP SPREAD the word.  THANK YOU ALL, CRANKYHEADS.



  1. Love them both, like the one with the gold graffics on it. How was that done?

  2. Hi, Charlie, thanks for the kind words. The "gold" graphics were done with a mesh screen template from the fabric store, and airbrushed on. It turned out pretty cool, I think.

  3. Any chance of a tutorial on that?

    1. Charlie, if you go to the Lab-RAT-ory Channel on YOUTUBE, I have a few how-tos on both rusting and laying down clear coats. Best, DC

    2. dr. cranky, i sent you a ? for my 57n sportsrod (donkeypuncher76) on the forums, about my busted w/s frame and if you had tips on a cool frameless idea or etc.., while doing bodywork and crankifying my brain, since the top is gone, i test fitted the factory w/s and backglass. the groove where the dash fits against the body is perfect for sliding the back window in, no mods at all. a cool, frameless w/s. the regular w/s fits too but not as cool. ty sir for all your efforts.