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#121 Ramfins59

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 12:37 PM

As I said in my PM Rob, the steins will be on the way to you in a day or so... Keep up your great work on this project.... I'm loving it.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 01:21 PM

OK Rob, as I said in my second PM, the steins are in my mailbox to be picked up by my mail person tomorrow... Hopefully you'll have them by the weekend. I look forward to seeing them in your build. Happy modeling.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 03:48 PM

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WOW!!
:rolleyes:
That is one AARRR-SOME build!!
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Don't belive I just did that!
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Thank You for sharing
Glad Richard was able to help You out!
Now I know what to do with My parts!
^_^
Later Russ
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Edited by rustybill1960, 07 November 2012 - 03:20 PM.


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Posted 07 November 2012 - 08:49 AM

This is just too flippin' cool!

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:26 AM

Working on my Cannonballer guys, more on this soon! Richards steins are perfect. Gonna put one in the front seat cup holder and one in the hand of our skeleton in the back seat.

Edited by Jantrix, 07 November 2012 - 10:27 AM.


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Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:46 AM

Jantrix, the biggest compliment I can pay you is that you are working on a model that is going to get lots of attention because nothing like it has been done before. I'm loving every step of this one. The details are making this build. Not to mention the treasure map paint job. Where is the parrot going to go? :D :wub: :wub: B)

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:40 PM

Heck Virgil if I could find a scale parrot you bet I'd work it in there. I'd add a brass bar to the back of the seat. Thank you and everyone else for the kind words, it means a lot.
That's why I love themed builds so much. Because its limited only by your imagination and artistry, it doesn't even have to be "mechanically possible". Just cool.

And by the way. I have another theme build in the planning stages. I can't wait to get rolling on it.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 03:24 PM

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Posted Today, 06:40 PM
Heck Virgil if I could find a scale parrot you bet I'd work it in there. I'd add a brass bar to the back of the seat. Thank you and everyone else for the kind words, it means a lot.
That's why I love themed builds so much. Because its limited only by your imagination and artistry, it doesn't even have to be "mechanically possible". Just cool.

And by the way. I have another theme build in the planning stages. I can't wait to get rolling on it.


Rob! What You said Man!!
"That" is what the hobby is all about Man!!
Thank You in so many ways!!

Looking forward to more!
Later
Russ
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:43 PM

I had a good day at the bench today. The skull & crossbones came out well I think. Getting close to completion I'm thinking.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 03:53 PM

Kool.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 06:45 PM

Rob, I think I've got something else I'll be sending to you that you might want to try to use in this build... You'll see when you get it (them)... so don't seal up the interior yet... But I have to say... with all the work you put and are continuing to put into the interior of this car, it's a shame that it isn't a convertible to really show it off.... although... is the top insert removable...??? (Forgive me if I'm brain dead on this... LOL)

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 06:50 PM

The graphics really suit the build! Any plans for a mast and sails?

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:44 AM

although... is the top insert removable...??? (Forgive me if I'm brain dead on this... LOL)


Yes, the removable top was a must for what I wanted to do to the interior. It seemed silly to super detail the interior on a chopped vehicle and not have a way to view the work.
I look forward to whatever you're sending Rich, with thanks.

Carlos thanks for asking but no, I have no plans for anything like that, no sails (although the roof insert was designed to resemble sailcloth), cannons or other over-the-top additions. The idea with this was just to have a theme and to build something that could in fact exist (and drive) in 1:1 if someone with some imagination and no taste ( :P) were to build it. Nothing too cartoony.

Okay next up will be masking off and painting the window trim (on the glass inserts) gold. Get Bones painted up and into the back seat, and start some detail painting on the treasure map. Design the compass rose for the hood.

More soon.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:15 AM

don't forget the "here be dragons" on your map.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:49 AM

Here is a 1:1 sail car
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Thanks to those wacky guys other at the BBC on Top Gear.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:26 AM

Oddly, Captain Slow's Triumph actually worked pretty well- once you considered it was just an old roadster with a mast.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:45 AM

WONDERFUL BUILD!!!

Just read all 7 pages, Great Idea & Great Progress so far...

Thanks for sharing all of the details... :)

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:49 AM

Keep it going, Rob, you are on a roll, chap. Go, go, go.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:28 AM

Ira. High praise man. Thanks very much.

Virgil. I'm gonna stay on this til it's done. Stay tuned.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:41 AM

Rob - hadn't seen this build (got lost in the myriad of '49 Mercs, I guess). I really like the interior! The gold piping and red cloth are great ideas and look great. The removable top too - excellent idea. I like the idea of a theme build that is also road worthy - something some off-the-wall person really would make and drive around town.

How did you do the graphics - in particular, the skull and cross bones? Stencil or masked off?