Posted 30 July 2012 - 08:41 PM
It's essentially oob, with a small handful of tweaks.
Grill opened up from behind
Molded in headlights hogged out and replaced
Door handles opened up
Aluminum tubing exhaust tip
Scratchbuilt tube bumpers
Parts box Gas Cap
Side Mirrors extra material hogged out for better accuracy
MPC Desert Dog PCV's on Centerlines from an AMT '59 El Camino reissue with outer rims from the parts box added for some offset
I also added some strip plastic to the rocker areas of the chassis tub - a void that once filled made a massive improvement to how the body fits on the finished chassis. I was going to give the engine and bay the basic detailing, but after inspecting my research photos of the engine and finding that it was far enough from accurate to make it a quick and easy run, I decided to skip it and just let it all be.
For some reason, this thing is screaming to me to give it zebra striped seat covers, so I must oblige. It has to wait for me to get some decal sheet for the printer, though...so it's technically not quit finished. I'll probably add a few minor details as they come to me, like a ball for the hitch plate that I built into the rear bumper, maybe a winch and a couple off-road lights for the front. But for the moment I have other projects that I'd like to button up so I'm calling it done for now.
Thanks for looking, and I'm always open to suggestions and constructive criticism so feel free to offer if you have any.
Posted 31 July 2012 - 03:47 AM
Only suggestion I might make is to paint detail the grille body color- on the 1:1 only the grille and headlamp bezels were chrome, but it does look good all chrome like on the kit.
Adding slightly larger, clear headlight lenses to this kit is one of the single most effective ways to improve it!
Posted 31 July 2012 - 05:38 AM
Yep, the lenses make a huge difference on this one. I was going for a quick finish here but once I opened up the grill there was no way I could skip that. I may still go back and paint the grill surround once I restock on BMF (that's the only way I can manage that masking job). You're right, it would tighten up the look of the front a good deal.
Posted 12 September 2012 - 09:00 AM
Posted 12 September 2012 - 09:10 AM
My little brothers first vehicle was a 79 Scout II. 345 V8, AC was even cold.
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Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:41 AM
You've gotta post that on ORM
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