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Posted 25 June 2008 - 10:25 AM

I just finished rebuilding The Fat Boy. New paint, parking lot & road. The lot was done w/ tar paper, then washed w/ light gray and then scratched cracks in it w/ an awl. The road was done the same. All that was left was add some of the cars that used to be there in the 60's

Hope you like it. :rolleyes: :D

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Here's my little helper peaking in :blink: :angry: :rolleyes:


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Posted 25 June 2008 - 02:38 PM

Gramps, yet again youve outdone yourself (and thats saying something). That looks absolutely AWESOME :lol: . you truly are the BEST!!!!!!!!! all thats missing are some roller skating car hops and maybe some faded paint lines for parking spots.


Well thanks Ledsled. I wish I had some carhops to put in there. The reason there's no faded lines is, there wasn't any there back then. :lol: :D ;) :P

I did forget one thing though, OIL SPOTS :lol: :lol: :P

Edited by Gramps-xrds, 25 June 2008 - 02:39 PM.


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Posted 25 June 2008 - 03:45 PM

Gramps, yet again youve outdone yourself (and thats saying something). That looks absolutely AWESOME :huh: . you truly are the BEST!!!!!!!!! all thats missing are some roller skating car hops and maybe some faded paint lines for parking spots.

######, Gramps! :blink: where ya been hidin this? gotta be pushin 40" square, huh? that tar paper looks like the way to go for asphalt. :blink: love how it kinda heaves up like the 1:1 stuff does. I'm gonna hafta use some o dat for CBs Autr Body, but some gravel too. Whatta ya think for tar to seal up cracks? mebbe just gloss black enamel (Testors, etc) layed down kinda like the 1:1 guys do? Really nice layout of Fat Boys down off'n the hard road & even a dirt road hookin up to it. Really shows off yer builds.

You gotsa point Led, needs some peeps inside & outside. I haint seen mucha selection of 1/25 peeps, and I'm thinkin I probly gonna be carvin my own for CBs. :blink: and Gramps don't outdo hisself - he just dusts hisself off ever now & again. :huh: I'll bet that next year bout this time, he posts this here sucker with lights - inside Fat Boys, in lotsa them headlights or parky lights and mebbe even Fat Boy in a brandynew neon lighted sign (pink, of course! :o )

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 03:48 PM

:o Bill ANOTHER OUTSTANDING JOB!!!! You know if you keep this up, your gonna get pretty good at it! :blink: The cars sure do go well withit, Didja have some help there cleanin em off? Are me anna ######'n outa a job? :huh: sniff sob!

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 04:07 PM

:blink: Bill ANOTHER OUTSTANDING JOB!!!! You know if you keep this up, your gonna get pretty good at it! :o The cars sure do go well withit, Didja have some help there cleanin em off? Are me anna ######'n outa a job? :huh: sniff sob!

I think we just done freaked Gramps out toooooooo much George when he found out we was gonna show up wearing our EPA suits. :huh: Looks like he's got a fine young apprentice now, so I think yer right, we be un-employed (which am good, coz I likes being retired! :blink: )

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 04:34 PM

Thank you one and all for the positive comments :huh: :blink: .
Actually ######'n it's 48x42 1/4 in. underlayment. I thought I'd try the tar paper to see if it'd work, and it works real well. You should be able to use gloss black for tar pored on cracks. Your dio is lookin real good now too.

Ledsled, there were lines when it was new but they were worn off and never repainted :blink: :blink:

George I see you noticed my little helper. He helped me carry the cars out to the garage. He thought that was a big deal. Just about all the cars on there are ones that were in boxes so that I didn't have to do any cleaning on them. I found a lot of them in boxes that needed BMF so I didn't bother using them. I guess I need to buy some or find some adheasive that'll work with aluminum foil. I found out another thing about BMF, it don't stick forever enless you seal it under clear, which I didn't :o :huh:

Thanks again guys

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 04:22 AM

Bill, Looks outstanding . It reminds me of one where my cousins and I would go in their 1961 Impala,Ermine White with a red interior, oh yeah it had a 348 under the hood too they all lived in Beckley at the time cept for me , I just visited. Ed Shaver

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 04:38 AM

:( Well Bill, I consinder that Nepotism in its highest form.But thats ok, cuz if you start yer yunguns out now, in time they may get as good as their Gramps!I bet those lil guys just LOVE you an yer toys!I dont feel so bad now about beein unemployed caz I can see the buisness is gonna stay in the family and prosper! ( But, you know me an the ######'n got these EPA suits all fixed up an ready to go,soooo,if;n you know anyone what needs they models cleend up, put ina good word fer us,woodja?) :(

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 04:47 AM

Hello there friend! Jus wanted to stop by and say this is a great time piece for a dio. and the cars chosen are head bangers :( Gotta love that era!! They say dio's are a life long work in progress any more plans for her. She a great dio and big too. Keep on wit the keepin on!!!
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Posted 26 June 2008 - 05:59 AM

Well thank you ajulia, I'm glad you like it. You're right about it being a time piece. This is where I used to hang out at as a teen, in the black 56 ford on the corner. :lol: :D

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 06:08 AM

You got it my friend!! its gotta feel good to have someting visible to bring ya back to Im sure what you would call the good ole days You know the friday nite races! cheeseburgers for 10 cents. yep i would say the good ole times too!! Keep on wit the keepin on!!
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Posted 26 June 2008 - 06:08 AM

;) Well Bill, I consinder that Nepotism in its highest form.But thats ok, cuz if you start yer yunguns out now, in time they may get as good as their Gramps!I bet those lil guys just LOVE you an yer toys!I dont feel so bad now about beein unemployed caz I can see the buisness is gonna stay in the family and prosper! ( But, you know me an the ######'n got these EPA suits all fixed up an ready to go,soooo,if;n you know anyone what needs they models cleend up, put ina good word fer us,woodja?) :lol:


Ya know George, I sometimes wonder about this young generation. I really don't think they can appreciate what is actually in that room, and all the yrs it took to amass those models, but then they don't have the fond memories of them that I do. I guess they're not just models to me but, a part of my life. I shudder to think what will come of them after I'm gone. :lol: :D ;)

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 06:10 AM

Looks great Gramps. Some oil spots, burnout marks and pot holes or rather repaired pot holes will set it off nicely. Looks like you have a ton of time into this. Superb job! Posted Image ROCK ON!

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 01:24 PM

Must be some pretty good kids that hang out at the Fat Boy. Hard to believe no one has put down any rubber when they were leaving the lot!
Outstanding work on everyting. Especially the shine on all the cars. You are very talented!!

Bruce

ps...wish I could have grown up in these years. The music and the cars from this era are second to none!!!

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 01:27 PM

looks great. If i had the space right now i woulod build one too. It is missing something though. DUST :lol: :lol: :lol: Just joking as usual. It looks great. In one of the pics u have a 41 chevy truck. I am guessing u built it so how did you assemble the bed. I am buildin one right now and might have to assemble the bed but i dont want to mess up.

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 01:37 PM

Ya know George, I sometimes wonder about this young generation. I really don't think they can appreciate what is actually in that room, and all the yrs it took to amass those models, but then they don't have the fond memories of them that I do. I guess they're not just models to me but, a part of my life. I shudder to think what will come of them after I'm gone. :lol: :lol: :lol:




Grapms i know what u mean. I mean i m 14 but i actualy apriciate stuff like this. I had one of my class mates tell me when i told him my hobby was buildin model cars this is what he said "Why do you do something like that its just a waste of time and no good anyway. Playing video games is more fun anyway". I was pretty mad that day because of this. I think the reason i actualy apriciate it is because i love the 30s 40s 50s, the cars the cult.... and i actually have some models from that time 60 el camino, 60 cheby truck, 57 ford and chevy. I think it would go back to apariciating this art if no kid had video games or fancy stuff like it. It think it would go back to building model cars or other stuff. I dont know if i am wrong but it is my though.

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 02:53 PM

What about some black rubber sealant for the repaired cracks? The type of stuff that u can use to seal around leaky tail-light lenses?

Hey thanks Led! I actually thought of somethin similar, caulking, but didn't know ifn it came black. My only concern is that it comes out the tube close to 1/25 scale flow, ifn ya know what I mean. Mebbe ifn I heat the tube up and thin the sealant some, and put a smaller hole in the tip? Only problem is my OCD- :lol: -once I start dribblin tar on CBs lot, I probly won't stop :lol:

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 03:02 PM

Looks great Gramps. Some oil spots, burnout marks and pot holes or rather repaired pot holes will set it off nicely. Looks like you have a ton of time into this. Superb job! Posted Image ROCK ON!

Yeah Gramps! I'm with Mike Whathisname :lol: on the oily spots and burnout marks! Any idea how we can do dat? the burnouts I mean - other'n chuckin some ol slicks in the drill & layin down a couple strips, but then again :lol: if'n they aint gots posi, 'td only be one :lol: . If'n I come up wit somethin, I'll post it on CBs lot :lol:

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 03:39 PM

:) Bill honestly I think your right, I do feel it's an attempt to try to bring back a feeling of our youth.I have SO many memories (an a few scars)from those times and I would've loved having a son to share and be able to relate them to.I sold my 69 Charger R/T caz the insurance cost me more than I paid for the car! But I sure do remember EVERY streetrace I ever got onto with it!Same with my Nova, my first real car(caz I made payments on it!)They're long gone, but the memories they left sure arent! They're still with me though,ona shelf,and every time I pick one up, I'm back at it again! :D ;)

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 04:31 PM

Yeah Gramps! I'm with Mike Whathisname :) on the oily spots and burnout marks! Any idea how we can do dat? the burnouts I mean - other'n chuckin some ol slicks in the drill & layin down a couple strips, but then again ;) if'n they aint gots posi, 'td only be one :D . If'n I come up wit somethin, I'll post it on CBs lot :D


######'n makin oil spots and burn out streeks is no problem. The oil spots can be done w/ thined out artists acrylics. (or other paint) and the burn marks can be done as you said or by using a tire dipped in paint and dragged for a bit then airbrushed along the edges to look like rubber dust.