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#1 Dave D

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Posted 03 November 2007 - 05:16 AM

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Posted 03 November 2007 - 10:02 AM

Both of those Willys are great!
I have one of those kits. Now I have to drag it out. You've inspired me to build the truck version!

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Posted 03 November 2007 - 11:14 AM

Nice build's and nice pic's.

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Posted 04 November 2007 - 07:33 AM

We are looking at the definition of "Super clean" builds. Incredible! What paint and color do you use for your wheels. I love it!

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 11:29 AM

Both Willy's look fantastic !

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 12:02 PM

I have seen these before, but can't remember where. (CRS, ya know) Anywhoo, now I can tell ya how BITCHIN' those look! I especially like the 'Horsepower, Inc.' decal. I think I have an original of that in my stash.

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Posted 12 November 2007 - 05:07 PM

Thanks everyone for the kind remarks. I just finished these builds a few weeks ago. I posted pics of these last week-end Tim, for the first time on this message board, the old Hobby Heaven message board, the Scale Auto board, and the Model Car Mafia board. That is probably where you saw them...

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Posted 12 November 2007 - 06:16 PM

Oooooh! Very nice, Dave! You can never go wrong building a Willy's, and you did both of those beautifully.

Aaron :)

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 07:16 PM

I like the willys truck alot

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 09:28 AM

Very nice build.

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 08:06 PM

That settles it!! I'm going to build my Willys pickup next!!

Great builds!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 07:29 AM

That is kick butt!!! Looks real in the pics. Are those front wheels resin?

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 10:26 AM

Can you post some pics of the chassis?

I can't decide if I want to use the chassis and engine from the Willys pickup kit or if I want to use the chassis and engine from one of the newer Revell Willys dragster kits...

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 05:06 PM

That settles it!! I'm going to build my Willys pickup next!!

Great builds!! Thanks for the inspiration!!



Raul... Definately use the Revell '41 Willys chassis. That is what I used. I slightly modified the front suspension, to get the stance a bit higher. Just to be clear, both of these Willy's are resin bodies from Altered States. http://www.alteredstatesmodels.com/ They are 1940 Willys, not '41's.

John... ALL the wheels on both the Willys coupe & the pick-up are resin. All except the front wheels on the pick-up are from A/FX N Resin. http://www.afxnscaleresin.150m.com/ The pick-up front wheels are from Comp Resins. http://www.compresins.com/

Thanks for your kind comments everyone...

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 07:23 PM

Raul... Definately use the Revell '41 Willys chassis. That is what I used. I slightly modified the front suspension, to get the stance a bit higher. Just to be clear, both of these Willy's are resin bodies from Altered States. http://www.alteredstatesmodels.com/ They are 1940 Willys, not '41's.


Thanks for the prompt response and advice, Dave. Now, how about a few chassis pictures!!

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 02:09 PM

Dave both of the willys are sweet I have both of the bodys and they do look great what did you use for the grilles they don't look like what comes with the bodys.
Stan :P

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 10:44 AM

Just in case nobody's told you lately, those are really cool, clean looking builds! :huh:

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 06:47 AM

Thanks for the prompt response and advice, Dave. Now, how about a few chassis pictures!!


Thanks for asking all...

Raul... I'm sorry it took so long for me to get back to you. My wife spent a few days in the hospital, I was shopping for, bought, and took delivery of a new truck, and the typical holiday frenzy ! All at the same time... anyways, here are the chassis pics you asked for. Hope they help.

Stan... The grille in the pick-up IS the kit grille. I primed it, and painted it with Seymour Alumi-blast, which is a flat silver/aluminum finish. The recesses on the grill are so deep, that it did not require a black wash to highlight them. Turned out good I thought. The grille on the coupe, is covered from the inside with a very fine aluminum screen from Scale Scenics, # 562-3500. I found it in the train/plane section of my local hobby shop.

Brent... I just today saw your question asking about the paint type & color of the wheels. Sorry I didn't see it and answer sooner. The pick-up wheels are primed in grey, and painted with Seymour Alumi-blast. No Testors Dull Coat on these as I usually do. The coupe's wheels are done in Testors Model Master Buffing Metalizer Magnesium, through an airbrush, then coated with Testors Dull Coat. No buffing before or after.

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 06:47 AM

nice job on both willys.i really like the pick-up

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 12:56 PM

Thanks for the chassis pics, Dave. If I have time, i'll post pics of my chassis later today in the "on the bench" section. Right now I'm busy painting the body parts...