Bug-in and Lizard Rally!
Posted 12 June 2012 - 01:24 PM
I think I'm in on this CBP . I've had an idea floating around between my ears for a while .
Posted 13 June 2012 - 08:40 AM
I've started out with a die cast i got at the last show I went to, been meaning to modify it so I suppose this would be good cause.
Here's the base kit.
Stereotypically I painted like a hippie van, I just figure out how big a 2in brush would be in scale then basically when and hand painted some stuff. The stock die cast had a million shades of paint so I just sanded some to give it a recent body work look and used that as a base.
The kit came with a Porsche engine so I just detail painted it.
It was really easy to lower this just had to drill some holes up higher, so far its been dropped a bit more than a 1/4 inch.
I'd still like a it a bit lower but who know....
Anyway thanks for looking and I hope more people join this CBP
Posted 13 June 2012 - 02:40 PM
By the way Erik, good start on that van. Believe it or not I know someone that has his original "Woodstock" van on blocks in the garage still. Looks pretty similar. Lol
Edited by jcbigpaw, 13 June 2012 - 02:43 PM.
Posted 13 June 2012 - 03:36 PM
I've made a bit of progress.
The roof is pretty boring stock:
So I built a frame and then used tissue paper to added the fabric.
Also decided to lower it a bit more, you can't really tell but there's a ton of negative camber in the back.
The interior is next, the die cast was one plate, I cut this all apart and replaced the seats, to get more of a striped down look, then I added some supports, acting like this is a racing van.
Then it all got painted primer and weathered.
Thanks for looking.
Edited by Hippie, 14 June 2012 - 07:49 AM.