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#1 Jantrix

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:01 PM

I'm doing this for the Nightmare kit CBP, but this is new territory for me so I thought it deserved its own thread. Ira and John T. has really been an influence and I want to try some serious body work.

 

This is the design. "Split Personality" by Mr. Gary Campesi who has given me permission to post his art and his blessing on my work. To see more of Gary's work please check out his website. There are some very build-able designs there folks, so if you are searching for inspiration, this is the place. http://www.hubgarage.../GaryC/vehicles

 

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And this is the kit. I sure don't feel bad about hacking it up.

 

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Edited by Jantrix, 01 February 2013 - 03:07 PM.


#2 Jantrix

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:07 PM

He's where I am so far.

 

Side view, before I narrowed the body.

 

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Post narrowing.

 

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I have changed out the wheels/tires to something a little smaller in the front. I'm going with a quick change on coil springs in the rear and IFS in the front. I have started work on the chassis which is from the Revell '53 flip-nose p/u. I'm still trying to figure out what to make the aero-humps (or whatever they are called) from, so ideas are welcomed. More soon.



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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:22 PM

Definitely looks like a design worth pursuing. Nice start on it, look forward to more.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:47 PM

Seriously knockout design, fine start on the build. I've seen Gary Campesi's work before...he's a supremely talented guy. Nice to see a collaboration like this happening.



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Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:16 PM

Interesting concept, should be a goo'n.

Maybe the 62 T-Bird could be a donor for the seat humps?



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Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:16 PM

Too cool!  I'd love to do something like that!

 

Nice artwork too.



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Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:58 PM

it's interesting to see someone else start on a concept/design that is also in a folder I keep on my computer desktop to stash build ideas, this will be fun for me to watch being executed. Gary's speedster concept art looks like some fun builds.<br /><br />I had planned for a build of this but I would have started with a '66 GTO/lemans instead of a '67 GTO, the '66 LeMans taillights seem to be unique to that year pontiac, I've never seen them on any other GM vehicle.<br /><br />I would think the windscreens will be more of a problem than the "roadster humps".

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:01 PM

 I would have started with a '66 GTO/lemans instead of a '67 GTO, the '66 LeMans taillights seem to be unique to that year pontiac, I've never seen them on any other GM vehicle. I would think the windscreens will be more of a problem than the "roadster humps".

 

I just decided to make use of a lousy kit. And you are quite right about the windshield, I'm still kicking that around.



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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:26 PM

I seem to remember an old barris custom that had windscreens like this concept and I think AMT kitted it, someone may still have them laying around with no use...

 

I think it's a great use for a mediocre kit.  :)



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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:37 PM

You can use the windscreen's from the barris Fireball 500.



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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:45 PM

I was just looking at a Lotus Indy turbine car model I got just because it has the wheel horse tractor in it, The windscreen looks quite similar to the drawing but theres only 1 per kit, just another idea. Neat project you started!

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:54 PM

WOW, that is going to be cool as hell...



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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:48 PM

COOL HACK ROB!

LOOKING FORWARD TO MORE

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:57 AM

Pretty ambitious build, but it looks great already. I don't think I'd ever have the cajones to try something like this, but I can't wait to see how it turns out.



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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:28 AM

I was just looking at a Lotus Indy turbine car model I got just because it has the wheel horse tractor in it, The windscreen looks quite similar to the drawing but theres only 1 per kit, just another idea. Neat project you started!

Randy

 

 

You can use the windscreen's from the barris Fireball 500.

 

Thanks very much for all the comments guys, I'm having a good time with this.

By the way, I intend to build a hot rod based off Garys art, not a replica. I do not intend to do the dual cowls. I'm going to do one. The car is far to narrow to have any hope of finding two windscreens that will fit. My cab is 35mm at the a-pillars and tapers to 39mm. If you guys have anything that might work, I'd be happy to have a look.


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:32 AM

COOL! I'm a Mopar guy and you got me with that. I'll watch, can't wait for more.



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Posted 07 January 2013 - 03:12 AM

Cool project. Good luck !



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Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:01 AM

Rob, your fairings look very close to the bucket seat backs from AMT'S 71 Plymouth Duster. Maybe you could use them?



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Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:52 AM

Are you going to taper the front half, Rob?



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Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:29 AM

Rob, your fairings look very close to the bucket seat backs from AMT'S 71 Plymouth Duster. Maybe you could use them?

 

I seat back. Hmm.  <_<  You might be onto something there.

 

Are you going to taper the front half, Rob?

 

No Jim. I'm done with major body mods. If I have ANY chance of making the front end appear like a '67 GTO, I can't go too narrow. The body is narrowed enough to allow the front wheels to turn and thats as far as I'm going with it. It's very hard to take drawing like that, make it work in scale and have it appear that it is all mechanically possible. Paint will be Testors One Coat DeJaBlue