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Mini Wacky Races No. 2 - Creepy Coupe Popsicle Stick Model

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Greetings everyone!

After the rather complex Space 1999 Eagle instructable, an easier ad less serious build this time - really!  Here's an instructable to make Hanna-Barbera's No. 2 Creepy Coupe from the cartoon series Wacky Races.

Driven by the Gruesome Twosome, the unique vehicle features a belfry on top of a hearse.  The mini Popsicle stick model of the Creepy Coupe includes details like a dragon tail attempting to burrow behind the vehicle and a V-6 engine complete with exhaust pipes and twin air intake manifolds.
 
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Step 1: Materials and Tools

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I recently sourced these really cool wooden dowels (there were two different sizes!) at a local craft shop.  The dowels worked great for the Creepy Coupe's wheels and candle holder headlights.

In addition to wooden dowels, popsicle sticks (various sizes too!), matchsticks, wooden ice cream spoons and toothpicks, materials used were mostly from my spares box.

Tools used for the build were:
  • Dremel 3000 & Dremel Minimite with the following attachments:
    • Coarse/fine 1/2" drum sander
    • Coarse/fine 1/4" drum sander
    • Coarse/fine disc sander
    • #125 high speed cutter
    • #107 & #110 engraving cutter
    • Standard and reinforced cutting wheel
    • #953 & #8193 aluminum oxide grinding stone
  • Olfa cutter
  • Fine tweezers
  • Mechanical pencil
  • Ruler
  • Various Clamps
  • Elmers White Glue

Step 2: Images

Search keywords for both Bing and Google images are "creepy coupe".

Although there are a lot of images on the internet, not many provide details that can be used as major references for the Creepy Coupe.  This is understandable since the original vehicle was a series of sketches from a cartoon series.
Unlike my other instructables, I found no detailed schematics for this project.  The best images I used as my primary references
were from devianart.com (http://www.deviantart.com/art/2-creepy-coupe-275384910) and tumblr.com (http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lmuwsxdktG1qev2zx.jpg).

I also used images from the following URLs as additional references:

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3265/2756162115_2a5a8fc901.jpg

http://horrorpediadotcom.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/creepy.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3542/3368225247_58fbe5acc2.jpg

http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/035/8/4/creepy_coupe_by_joeliveros-d4olq7e.jpg

Again, my sincere appreciation to the providers of the abovementioned images for making this build possible!
Mielameri8 months ago
Ahhh this was my favorite of the wacky racers :D...awesome model!
rolfy128 months ago
Never heard of the show. Very nice build though! (Cute even.)
r-philp8 months ago
Wow, that brings back memories! Great job!
rivan8 months ago
Fantastic! Awesome!