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#1 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 02:55 AM

PLEASE VIEW SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT;

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THEME: POST APOCALYPSE (It’s the end of the world in 2012, ANYTHING GOES!) SHINY, RUSTY, or in between—It’s UP TO YOU!

TIMELINE: January 15th – December 31st.

SUGGESTED RULES (Remember you can break the rules--it's all about having fun):

1) Build a model that reflects your take on the end of the world. Post nuclear, post apocalypse, futuristic—and it could be shiny, rusty, metallic, kit-bashed, stock, your own creation. ANYTHING GOES as long as it is your model, your imagination, your CREATION! Toothless Zombie Hunting is allowed!

2) It has to be a vehicle, whether it’s one, two, four, or however many wheels and axles (it can have tracks too) as you deem fit.

3) NO DIECAST VEHICLES. It must be plastic, but spare parts . . . i.e., aftermarket, scratch-built, and watch parts, Natural parts i.e., fabric, paper, wood, metal . . .etc are also accepted.

4) CURBSIDE SLAMMERS are okay, but a complete vehicle with engine and interior details is preferable.

5) The model has to be a FRESH/NEW build, no old projects, or a project you've just started will be fine. The vehicle must be built during the set date above, although you can start gathering your sources and materials.

6) You MUST post your build progress to this thread. The section will allow for critiques, comments, feedback--greatly encouraged. You must follow and uphold MCM Forum established rules. Please exercise discretion and common sense.

7) YOUR BUILD SHOULD HAVE A NAME and final submission of the completed model will consist of no more than FIVE-EIGHT PICTURES that MUST include the following angles: FRONT, 3/4 LEFT, 3/4 RIGHT, REAR, UNDERNEATH CHASSIS, ENGINE bay, INTERIOR, and FROM ABOVE. The pictures must be clear and in sharp focus, in good light. In other words, we don't expect you to be a professional photographer, but the pictures should represent the best of your build. Also, the builders should provide commentary to describe how the model was built, detail added, building methods, etc . . .

THAT's it, the rest is for you to have fun and provide lots of eye candy . . . this is your chance to let your imagination run wild.

What are you waiting for? The hour is already getting late! The clock is ticking . . . the Zombies are coming over the hills . . . are you ready?

ARE YOU READY?

ARE YOU?

:D :D :D :D

PS--For those of you who need more time beyond a year, all I can say is you don't want to anger the Mayan Gods, now do you?

PPS--For those of you too tempted NOT TO build anything or try your hand at this type of vehicle, remember this: EYE CANDY IS A TWO WAY STREET. Besides, do you really want to be caught without a way to get around those Toothless Zombie Hordes coming to get ya? No, I did not think so. And you don't want them to get their hands on Grandma either!

PPPS--Make sure you have plenty of pop corn at your disposal!

HERE'S WORKING LIST OF FOLKS BUILDING A VEHICLE SO FAR: A BIG THANKS TO JOE for the Roll Call!


Virgil Suarez aka Doctor Cranky - 'The Claw', 'Sniper' and a diorama for all of us aka HIGHWAY TO HELL!!
Mark Thompson - 92 Mercury Cougar named 'Peeping Tom', and a new model named 'The Collector'
Dirk Pitt?
Scott De Angelo - twisted metal black replica of roadkill
Tony Turnbull - AMT '61 Galaxi named 'Galaxium'
Hollywood Jim - VW named 'Head Shot'
Neal Cunningham aka outlaw035 - chevell named 'CheveHell' and the Z.A.V. (Zombie Annihilation Vehicle)
Jairus Watson?
Wayne Gray aka Agent G - Revell Silverado (thinking some form of command/recon truck.)
Jim Kennish - giving it a go, although he's not sure what he's building yet
Erik Hendo - dude buggy with a twist
Chuck Most - In, just doesn't know when or with what
Rob Mattis - scratch building the 'Puma ATRV (All Terrain Recon Vehicle)
Bobby Willard aka B-Dub - Mack and tank
Rodney Badger - In and using the Monogram RamCharger
Anthony McCormak - wants to know how many vehicles he can build!!
Randall Lyon - He's in not sure what he's building yet though
Erik Davis - Not a clue what he will use, but all for smashing zombies
John Derek Barnes - 69 Charager zombie hunting scout
Shane Moore - D.O.H tin kit 69 charger named 'Nukes of Hazzard'
Robert Love - He starts tonight!!
Mike Rousseau?
Rob Lee - 842 Grievous Wound, Dodge Die-ora 'martyr' vehicle, Swamp Runner, Sprinter getaway car, MUrder Machine, CCAF(communist coallition air force) Red Hawk, U.S. Army Satcomm vehicle 'Liger', myster vehicle named 'Valiant Steed', Europan Alien Attack Drone/Diorama, UNIT 283 Technical Truck -slow down Rob, your leaving the rest of us in the dust.
Lane Allen - he made mud. REAL mud.
Andy Hobbs - his idea wil be epic if he can pull it off
Paul Cowell - has a ghostbusters caddy, a tank, and Anikens podracer to build with
Cole Boswell - Rat rod zombie killing machine
Derrick Six - making some zombie figures and a WW2 jeep with trailer and 30 cal. in back
Don Garret - Peterbil 359 and probably a Huey for good measure
Tim Myers - Pickup with the theme of waterboy
Curtis Bertschi - Volkswagen Beetle
Danny Somma formerly Bronxrumble5 - Dodge Dart, 66 or 67 Mini Cooper
Andy Shoberg - Try his hand and have some fun
Patrik Aminoff - 06 z1 vette named Apocal Vette
Darren Bishop - needs to figure out what to build and get started
Austin Tyler?
Ryan Weinstein - his model will have to be in somewhere around the 3rd week of december
Chris Eddy - building completely from parts and materials he has on hand
John Verkerk - 71 - 73 Vega named 'VEGADEATH'!!
Jamie Lambert - lifted chuck wagon truck with a BBQ smoker trailing behind
Joe Zelanis - 1-1/2 ton WC63 named 'Ice Breaker'
Patrick Mosier - 69 Dodge Charger
Michael Hensley - Peterbuilt wrecker
Hugh Grubb - Monster truck named 'The Tenderizer'
Jonathan Stephens?
Barry Harker - lots of great work
Mike Laliberte?
Roger K Damron - 69 Dodge 440 six pack
Dale Mickley - 66 Chevell wagon named 'Meet Munchie'
Hadi Rochmansyah - newbie wants to participate
August Carter - Ferrari Enzo named 'The Black Plague'
Steve Gilmore aka Blazefox - boss 429 named 'black sunshine', PeterBuilt 359 named 'RoadRage', 57 Chevy Pickup named 'CobJob', Model-T named 'NumbSkull'
David A. Gudzinas?
Ron Masterman - old muscle car named 'Dragon Tooth'
Levi Johnson - 1941 Ford Woody
Dylan Simpson - 06 Hertz mustang named 'MIA'
Harry Pristovnik?
Rick Schmidt - Dodge Challenger (I think)
Dave Van - doesn't need more projects, but he's sucked in now
Wayne Stevens Jr. - Tamiya Land Cruiser
Shane F Decker - Hummer H2
Michael Courson - 1950 Chevy 3100 Pickup truck named 'Project Heavy Metal'
Stoney Stone - A couple of awesome vehicles!
Terry Locco - In as soon as Uncle Sam kicks some extra funds his way
Rylan Kapuy - Peterbuilt 359
Donn Yost - He's IN!!
Ron 'Pops' Royston - Dodge Magnum Wagon
Luis Aguilar - toyota hilux
Keith Prins - 57 chevy hardtop named 'RoadKill'
Robert Daws - Ghost Buster ecto 1a named 'Zombillac', 7 in 1 named 'Hammer Head'
Paul B. - taxi
Aj/LeBaron/Ten Speed - joining but doesn't have a clue what to build
Ryan Silva - merc
Matt21726 - dart
Ian White - mini cooper named 'Holly's Zombie Outreach'
Joe Chernauskas - Jurassic Park Mercedes Benz
Ken Stone - Merc named 'The Zombie Car' and a 09 Dodge Challenger named 'Nameless' and a 51 Hebry J named 'Post aChopalyptica' and odd Model T Coach named 'Equestrian Avenger'
Tom Kren - AMT Scout
Eelco Egelmeer - Chevelle named 'Galloper'
Harold Guinter - f-250 named 'The Rig'
Ryan Silva - Monster truck named 'The Hangman'
Jerred Crooker - Monster truck semi named 'Hear Evil, Speak Evil, Saw Evil'
Danno Classified?
Daniel Gabriel - Revell Acura (sorry man, I don't speak spanish and google translate kinda sucks, so I don't know what the rest of your email said)
Gary Ippolito aka 'Hot Rodder' - Chevy Nirvana named 'Zombie Vantasy'
Alex Nicasio - 70's Custom Van named 'THe Medicus'
Rick Forrester - TZH Track Van
Al Douglass - 80 Ford Bronco
Dennis Leo - USA-1 Monster Tuck named 'Widow Maker'
Patrick Aminoff?
Bart E. Deatherage - needs to learn to post picks
Elliott Johnson 56 Belair named 'Zombie Trapper'
Robert M. aka Rob79 - In after he finishes his 69 Camaro
Tyler aka mazdagt1 - chevy pickup
Justin Wood - Hummer H2 named 'Stealthy Spike'
Jason Cornman - A unique machine named 'The Z-Scout'
Shawn Steinle - AMT'84 CMG 4x4 named 'Bad Karma'
Antonio aka M1 Kustom Garage - M1 Shadow Hawk Street Cruiser
Shannon Eugene Patterson - Viper SRT 10
Sam Frye - truck with working lights named 'Johny Blaze'
Richie Devotie - Dodge Ram named 'Rammunition'
Anthony James Jackson - 90 Chevy Titan named 'Titan's Heartbeat'
Sam Moore - will get some pics up
Jeff Brown aka kingtoy - C5 vette and/or a Toyota Hilux or Supra
Steven aka Special K - 76 Chevy Stepside
Herbert Cooper Baynes?
Charles Gunner Taylor aka Gunner?
Luke Kenyon?
Mike DeRagon - Mouse Rod
Jesse Lome Fleet - in this as well
Jason Smith - finally registered after two weeks of lurking
Jay Quinn - 57 Chevy Nomad named 'Michonne'
Tod Heintzelman - a truck named 'The Rat Mole'
Donovan Williamson - a 4/4 1960's bat mobile named 'Tha Death Bat'
Brian Valentine?
Jeffrey Brown - starting on his TZH soon.
Curt Lee? -enjoy's looking at least
Joy Grunwald - 60 Ford Starliner
Bjarne Graves aka spacemanvw - 51 Chevy Fleetline naemd 'The Last Girl Scouts'
Tim Roark - pics of a peterbuilt SUV combo
Cory Hillesheim aka Jstorm- AMT Canepa Kenworth
Shannon Patterson - Corvette
Kyle Mcrgegor - Has some models on his shelf and is looking for 1/24 or 1/25 figures to build a diorama for display.
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ose with question marks next to your names, you have posted to this thread but have not made it clear if you ar joining or not. I have only posted select pieces of what people have said they will work on when they started or have let me know after I made this list, and have not really gone through and updated what you guys are actually working on. I counted 123, including the names with question marks.

If you guys email me what your building and the name of it, I will keep an updated list of who is working on what that I can post each week or two. Email me your name as it appears in my list or if you are not on the list and want to be (and if you are on the list and aren't participating), let me know at Uberdeath322@gmail.com (this is not the Doc's email). Any other info you want included in the list, let me know. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxRFU6ZQEK0

Edited by Dr. Cranky, 01 April 2012 - 05:01 AM.


#2 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 02:59 AM

In case you are confused about what a TZH (Toothless Zombie Hunter) is, here's a quick definition . . . any vehicle that is grungy, gunky, weathered, beat-up, cobbled up together at the last minute for self defense against a wave of very hungry end-of-the-world mobs. Again, your imagination will lead you in the right direction, besides there is NO WRONG look or way about this.

Along the way we hope you throw in some resources to keep you inspired: pictures, videos, movies, music, etc . . . take your vitamins and eat lots of Scrapple Sandwiches (the perfect food for the end of the world) and keep on building!

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 03:52 AM

i'm in!! not quite sure what i'll build yet, but i'm definitely in.

might possibly be a 41 chevy truck

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 03:55 AM

This is a great build topic. Love it

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 04:22 AM

So it begins. Bring it on, you Toothless Zombie Hunters!

Here's some of my personal inspiration to get you really CRANKED UP!

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Did someone say Toothless Zombie Crushing/

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PAIN KILLER?

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And remember, it doesn't have to be rusty or gunky, it could work if you have a good idea for something shiny too, like this one:

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 04:44 AM

I just remembered I have some swamper tires.. I will probably end up lifting the 41 Chevy truck and doing stuff with it.

Cranky is it possible to do a tutorial on how you do that rusty paint?

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 04:45 AM

im in , ive been itching to do a twisted metal black replica of roadkill

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 04:47 AM

A little history behind this idea (with lots of credit and kudos to Mr. Tommy May from Birmingham, Alabama) and in hopes that once again the eye candy will light a fire under your work bench seat!

These kinds of WHAT-IF vehicles have been around for a long time. One of the earliest examples came from Dave Roehrle who made up the infamous MERCARI HUNTER (which Doctor Cranky is happy to say resides in the Lab-RAT-ory archive/collection), a tongue-in-check build which really captures the essence of this type of build.

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Photo courtesy of Dave Roehrle.

It's an influential build because you quickly realize that one of your biggest friends as a builder of this type of vehicle is GIZMOLOGY, or rather what you can do to convey a sense of the "possible" with these kinds of vehicles. The idea is to again let your imagination go.

Next up is a bunch of samples from the very first show that brought together quite a few of these types of vehicles . . . stay tuned in . . .

Mark, I am going to dig up a few of the how-to vids I made last year in the Lab-RAT-ory on YOUTUBE. Stay tuned in . . .

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 04:48 AM

Mark, stay tuned in for some of the how-to vids I've got over on the YOUTUBE channel . . .

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 04:49 AM

WOW, those are some great builds. :blink: B)

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 04:54 AM

A few years ago (around 2005 or 6?), Tommy May started a whole bunch of builders all over the country building these WW3 (Post Acopocalyptic Vehicles--I think that's what Tommy called them and I have to say before that Pat Covert has also started to do some very interesting work "imagineering" models right out of his crafty nogging! Another influence was Kow Yokoyama, the master behind all the NITTO and Maschinen models..) Alas, but I digress . . .

That year, many of us gathered at the show in BAMA and we brought together the very first caravan of WW3 machines, and here's a small sampling of those present:

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 04:56 AM

Here are so more. The spirit of the build really spread like wild fire . . . I myself try to build at least one of these types of vehicles every year . . .

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 04:58 AM

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 05:02 AM

Can you stand a few more? B) B) B)

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From mild to wild, EVERYTHING GOES, right?

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 05:07 AM

Some useful videos . . . hope you get something out of them, posted in no particular order.

Mud Spatter (ing):

http://www.youtube.c...v=4AiQTydwHw4#!

Tire Weathering:
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=az8GGzObtxA

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 05:11 AM

Rust throughs:

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=7c074CUzE7Y

Kit-bashing inspiration:


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Posted 05 January 2012 - 05:13 AM

This is going to be fun...I've got some ideas rattling around in my hat rack...

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 05:14 AM

GRUNDY SCAVENGE:

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=NDqRkkYmjCo

MERCARI HUNTER:


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Posted 05 January 2012 - 05:17 AM

Using pigments:

http://www.youtube.c...d&v=kHIQ0WxAh78

Oil Washes:


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Posted 05 January 2012 - 05:18 AM

"Salting" method: (Part 3)

http://www.youtube.c...d&v=GTFp46MnWNg

"Salting" (Part 2)


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