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Posted 21 June 2011 - 08:23 PM

Alright guys, a new CBP is up.

The Glue Bomb Invitational. Anyone can join in on the fun, and I'm alowing a whopping 12 months on this one.

Rules: You must start with a glue bomb / paint bomb or somewhat partially tarnished model, preferably one that would otherwise be chucked out.

Otherwise, just go crazy and build whatever you can.

I'm going to be combining a 1990 F250 glue bomb with a 1953 Corvette, also pretty far gone.

This, could get tricky...

Best of luck guys, register now!

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 08:53 PM

I like it! Restoring or restifying "Glue Bombs" is just about my favorite aspect of the hobby. I'll just re-post my last entry to the 'old' CBP board so others can see my thinking on the subject:

"I'm in! I have to see what I can dig up that I haven't already stripped and disassembled... Now I do have a 1965 AMT Corvair annual that I got started on a while back as a replica of my first Corvair, and I took plenty of "In The Works" shots of it since I was planning on posting a restoration photo album on another website (www.Motortopia.com, a general-interest car guy site. I run a model car group on there. Feel free to look me up oin there - My screen name on Motortopia is CorvairJim too). I had to completely replace the rear 3/4 inches of the body because some dumb-@** kid cut it all to hell to install a big V-8 in it! I cut the piece I needed from a donor body to preserve the rest of the annual body, with it's "1965" plate on the front and it's one-year-only 1965-style trim. I've sourced some parts from a donor reissue kit, mostly the chrome and glass because I don't have an airbrush to redo the chrome with Alclad and I'm too lazy to polish out the glass when I have brand new parts available! The 1965-only interior is being reused with the exception of the instrument panel (the Corsa part from the model was wrong for a replica of my Monza-trim level car). I'm using wheel covers that I got in a seperate deal on eBay. I had to use a donor chassis, but I modified it to replicate the way the chassis was configured for the original 1965 release, so it doesn't look like the reissue part anymore.

Of course, if this doesn't fit the guidelines, I can always come up with a "Plan B"... But I'll have to think about it. Whatever the case, the '65 Corvair restoration will continue, and you'll see it "Under Glass" before too long."

If you think the '65 Corvair roject is too far along to qualify (even though I have plenty of as yet unposted "In The Works" photos of it), just let me know and I'll dig something out of the many boxes I have of models I built myself back in the 1970's. Hey, that could be a cool sub-category: Rebuilding your own personal "Glue Bomb"! :)

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 09:19 PM

go for it mate :)

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 09:23 PM

I'll put my current project in here, and if the other overhauling one goes ahead too, I'll hopefully find something for that one too (provided that I have time etc).

It's a 56 chev that I butchered years ago. I'm trying a bunch of new things (to me) cos the body was shot to hell and I didn't really mind if I stuffed it up. Now it's starting to take shape.

I'll post pics soon of what I started with, and where I'm up to at the moment.

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 09:30 PM

Here's a few pics as I said a few mins ago. (had to remember how to attach pics here)

I'll explain more of what's happening later. For now, I'll let the pics do the talking.

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 12:25 AM

i might have a 56 ford vicky i can use
i started it ages ago and screwed up the paint
when i set it in the pond the body just melted

i shelved it but did get a donor kit in on trade that will need to have the entire body redone
(it is painted, needs to have the A pilar fixed and all the body work redone)

i could consider doing that one...but i dont feel right inviting myself to an "invitational" build

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 04:05 AM

Sounds good! I love restoration. Count me.
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Posted 22 June 2011 - 08:32 AM

I'm really tempted to join this CBP. Never have participated in one,but I might could manage this one with a years time limit. I'll see if I can dig something up.

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 11:49 AM

count me in on this one lets see if i can get an ebay rebuild in quick enough for this (hopefully the canadian lockout is over!) :rolleyes:

ill let you know here an a week or two ... i gotta check and see what i have to work with if the lockout isn't resolved yet! :D

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 01:31 PM

i might have a 56 ford vicky i can use
i started it ages ago and screwed up the paint
when i set it in the pond the body just melted

i shelved it but did get a donor kit in on trade that will need to have the entire body redone
(it is painted, needs to have the A pilar fixed and all the body work redone)

i could consider doing that one...but i dont feel right inviting myself to an "invitational" build


Consider yourself cordially invited good sir :lol:

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 04:01 PM

I like it! Restoring or restifying "Glue Bombs" is just about my favorite aspect of the hobby. I'll just re-post my last entry to the 'old' CBP board so others can see my thinking on the subject:

"I'm in! I have to see what I can dig up that I haven't already stripped and disassembled... Now I do have a 1965 AMT Corvair annual that I got started on a while back as a replica of my first Corvair, and I took plenty of "In The Works" shots of it since I was planning on posting a restoration photo album on another website (www.Motortopia.com, a general-interest car guy site. I run a model car group on there. Feel free to look me up oin there - My screen name on Motortopia is CorvairJim too). I had to completely replace the rear 3/4 inches of the body because some dumb-@** kid cut it all to hell to install a big V-8 in it! I cut the piece I needed from a donor body to preserve the rest of the annual body, with it's "1965" plate on the front and it's one-year-only 1965-style trim. I've sourced some parts from a donor reissue kit, mostly the chrome and glass because I don't have an airbrush to redo the chrome with Alclad and I'm too lazy to polish out the glass when I have brand new parts available! The 1965-only interior is being reused with the exception of the instrument panel (the Corsa part from the model was wrong for a replica of my Monza-trim level car). I'm using wheel covers that I got in a seperate deal on eBay. I had to use a donor chassis, but I modified it to replicate the way the chassis was configured for the original 1965 release, so it doesn't look like the reissue part anymore.

Of course, if this doesn't fit the guidelines, I can always come up with a "Plan B"... But I'll have to think about it. Whatever the case, the '65 Corvair restoration will continue, and you'll see it "Under Glass" before too long."

If you think the '65 Corvair roject is too far along to qualify (even though I have plenty of as yet unposted "In The Works" photos of it), just let me know and I'll dig something out of the many boxes I have of models I built myself back in the 1970's. Hey, that could be a cool sub-category: Rebuilding your own personal "Glue Bomb"! :lol:

Pretty much all I build as well. Count me in! :lol:

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 04:21 PM

Consider yourself cordially invited good sir :unsure:



I ACCEPT

ill try to get some pics going tomorrow
i have the new body soaking in dot3

it is the wierdest thing, i got these 3 kits in on trade (mainly cos i wanted the 56 ford body) and the paint on all 3 is just gorgeous...the worst of the 3 is still better then anything i ever coloured
but the rest of the build (on all 3) is sub par

odd

oh well

for this build i will be using the chassis and rolling gear as i origenally intended for my build with the body parts and glass from the donor

power will be from a parts pack 427 and rolling stock from a die cast dragster

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 04:47 PM

I ACCEPT

ill try to get some pics going tomorrow
i have the new body soaking in dot3

it is the wierdest thing, i got these 3 kits in on trade (mainly cos i wanted the 56 ford body) and the paint on all 3 is just gorgeous...the worst of the 3 is still better then anything i ever coloured
but the rest of the build (on all 3) is sub par

odd

oh well

for this build i will be using the chassis and rolling gear as i origenally intended for my build with the body parts and glass from the donor

power will be from a parts pack 427 and rolling stock from a die cast dragster


Sounds cool. I math have to go and have a tinker now :unsure:

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 06:11 PM

Lemme see if I have one nasty enough to be a candidate!

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 07:21 PM

As promised, here's the first installment of pictures of my '65 Corvair "Glue Bomb" restoration. And it is a restoration in that not every guy who "Overhauls" a car modifies it. Like I said, this will be as true a replica of my first Corvair as I can build. I had better bodies to start from, but since I'm rebadging it from a Corsa to a Monza I thought I'd save the good ones for Corsa buildups. Anyhow, on to the happy snaps. I'll try to add a few every day until I get caught up to where the project stands.


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A pretty typical kid-built "Glue Bomb", but...

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... Check out the butcher job done to the tail panel to make the big V-8 fit!

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This shows how rough the chassis was... How about those rear tires - each one is two of the kit tires joined by white glue and the treads painted black!

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I don't know where that rear subframe came from, and I really don't care. This chassis is headed for the parts box. It will be replaced by one from a parts kit. Yes, the engine and transmission WERE glued to the body!

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 07:54 PM

As promised, here's the first installment of pictures of my '65 Corvair "Glue Bomb" restoration. And it is a restoration in that not every guy who "Overhauls" a car modifies it. Like I said, this will be as true a replica of my first Corvair as I can build. I had better bodies to start from, but since I'm rebadging it from a Corsa to a Monza I thought I'd save the good ones for Corsa buildups. Anyhow, on to the happy snaps. I'll try to add a few every day until I get caught up to where the project stands.


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A pretty typical kid-built "Glue Bomb", but...

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... Check out the butcher job done to the tail panel to make the big V-8 fit!

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This shows how rough the chassis was... How about those rear tires - each one is two of the kit tires joined by white glue and the treads painted black!

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I don't know where that rear subframe came from, and I really don't care. This chassis is headed for the parts box. It will be replaced by one from a parts kit. Yes, the engine and transmission WERE glued to the body!


Oh wow, that kid needs a kick upside the head! Best of luck mate.

I got a rough start today. I'm slowly chopping apart the corvette and f250 to line up pannels. the vette front looks great on there but it needs a lot of modification to look like a custom job and not like it is just a vette grafted onto an f250 :lol:

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 11:19 PM

I think I have a couple of cars I could enter into this...let me dig around and see what I can find.

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 02:11 PM

OK, I got some more done, and have more time to explain what I have done so far.

I've put a donor roof on to this thing after the younger version of me (who deserves a smacking for making this job harder than it needed to be) removed it, badly. The roof has some mods like a minor chop, and I've exended the opening for a sleeker look. This meant that I had to put more styrene into the previous window area, otherwise there'd be no support back there. The rear window will be getting a different look to it as well soon.

I changed the shape of the 56 vent windows to something more like the 58 chev. Still need to do some work there to make it look more realistic.

The chassis is starting to take more shape as well. Kit bashed from the 56 Delray "custom" parts for the front suspension and rear diff complete with disc brakes all round now. Still need to finish off both ends with more suspension parts.

I'll show pics when it lets me attach them.

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 02:48 PM

I'd also like to get in on this one, if I may.

I have a glue bomb old '67(?) Plymouth 4 door model. I believe it was originally a police car kit. Being built originally by a police car modeller with great ideas but little modelling skill, it was pretty rough when I got it (brush painted... maybe with a tooth brush?) none of the parts were properly fitted and there is a lot of excess glue to remove. (But he is a great guy and a good friend!)

I'll post a couple of pics in a day or so.

It's either a Johan or AMT (not 100% sure) but I'll probably find out later. I already pulled it apart and hit the body with "Easy Off" but that's about it. I have no idea right now how I will rebuild a 4dr model.... maybe just a typical period family sedan?

Am I in?

Tony

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 03:20 PM

I'd also like to get in on this one, if I may.

I have a glue bomb old '67(?) Plymouth 4 door model. I believe it was originally a police car kit. Being built originally by a police car modeller with great ideas but little modelling skill, it was pretty rough when I got it (brush painted... maybe with a tooth brush?) none of the parts were properly fitted and there is a lot of excess glue to remove. (But he is a great guy and a good friend!)

I'll post a couple of pics in a day or so.

It's either a Johan or AMT (not 100% sure) but I'll probably find out later. I already pulled it apart and hit the body with "Easy Off" but that's about it. I have no idea right now how I will rebuild a 4dr model.... maybe just a typical period family sedan?

Am I in?

Tony


Welcome to the madness tony, you are in.