Jump to content


exesivefire

Member Since 22 Sep 2010
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 06:47 PM
-----

Topics I've Started

project "U-Hauler"

29 April 2015 - 03:20 PM

So I've been kicking around this crazy idea for a bit, I'm kinda planning as I go, as usual...

 

Armed with a doodle, some measurements I scaled out in Illustrator and a spare cab from a previous (poor) build I got to work.. Oh and a ton of sheet styrene.

 

The doodle..

1471B742-DD5B-45C7-8879-28675ECF15A9_zps

 

Started by stripping the cab (amazingly the windows were painted and they look saveable too) I then set that on a set of Moebius semi wheels and Pegasus 23's to check and see where I was.

DSC00102_zpsbnu8fecx.jpg

 

then I got to work with a Xacto, a ruler and a bunch of .040 sheet....

DSC00124_zps1vj6f9jj.jpg

 

DSC00123_zpswuhwllxw.jpg

 

DSC00121_zpspegzakvz.jpg

 

DSC00118_zps9m5ywrmw.jpg

 

Obviously a ton of work ahead, but I cant stop smiling.. this one should be FUN!

 


Misfit Ford rod

15 April 2015 - 06:36 AM

This poor thing never really knows what it wants to be.. The only thing consitiant so far has been the engine I plan to use (SVO 4 banger from the 1:24 monogram/revell kit.

 

Started as a roadster pickup

DSC08995_zpsf606247d.jpg

 

then I made some progress on the chassis, stretched it out a bit and found a Jimmy Flintstone body

DSC09141_zpsf4e1ab3d.jpg

 

DSC09143_zps5848d287.jpg

 

DSC09093_zps27c4ada6.jpg

 

and then the project stalled... I liked the coupe body, but never really was pleased with the proportions. I couldn't figure it out.

 

Recently I picked up a old 30 body as part of a gluebomb kit for $2!! I cleaned it up a bit and gave it a shot, I think we are on to something now!

5C441BFC-6575-4CFD-8909-DDCF018F5D5E_zps

 

62449B9E-352B-43F3-A152-2D433C396877_zps

 

Progress will be slow as I have a few other big projects going on, but this will be a good one to tinker with when I need a break from the others.


Pro-touring style C3 vette

25 March 2015 - 12:03 PM

Needing to take a break from the fiddly bits on my 41 pickup build I figured why not start another build, I picked up this corvette kit cheap at the show this past weekend in Columbus. What better way to start it off than by cutting it all up. Kind of going a similar style as my last Mustang build.

 

5F8617DA-E5DF-49C1-A50D-F1AFAAF08C51_zps

 

7058402A-7C21-4751-ADFE-6A16DE9C2A65_zps

 

Cut to make room for some big tires, in this case 19/20 combo from the ZR1 corvette

698076EC-3718-40F7-85EC-41805A58D36B_zps

 

using the cut off flare as the base for the new flares, moving them up and out in the process. Should help keep it looking like a Vette but give it a meaner look and stance. 

C420D328-F124-4E61-BED4-E4E20B83754C_zps

 

Very early mock-up to see if we are headed in the right direction.

8928A64B-77B9-40FA-9FB7-C2EDC5C845F8_zps

 

13D96C17-5CA6-4D9C-9605-64712B061002_zps

 

I borrowed the front wheels and tires from the 41 to see what it looks like with some wheels under there.

8F5BEEAA-69C7-4C28-BC5E-17D81401139F_zps


41 chevy pickup - little different

10 December 2014 - 04:12 PM

So I stumbled upon this a while ago, and knew I had to use it for inspiration for a build.. Today is the day I started to make that happen. 

Seganti-37-Chrysler-19_zps2cf5bfff.jpg

 

Seganti-37-Chrysler-30-800x532_zps6056d5

 

Wont be an exact replica, but I am taking major cues from it, I debated between a few bodies, but the 41 won in the end (mostly cause it has a straight 6 and its ugly)

 

Started with a slice off the bottom

image2-2_zpsfe25f5ec.jpg

 

image4_zps29adfc11.jpg

 

then started on a mild chop, I didn't do nearly as much as I initially marked.

 

image3_zps9706edb1.jpg

 

image2_zpsfd72e5e5.jpg

 


70 camaro, little different

17 November 2014 - 03:38 PM

saw this one on the net, and knew I had to use it for inspiration. wont be an exactl replica, I just liked the different twist on your normal Camaro.

334538994f053d02df4f6e03e30f97d3_zps7c47

 

Mooneyes-Street-Car-Nationals-14-53_zps1

 

started by making lowered spindles and narrowing the rear a bit to mount the Pegasus wheels I got.

DSC09989_zpsaa3d1eaa.jpg

 

initial stance, I think this could work well, the rear will probably come up a tad.

DSC09987_zps38f5c8c9.jpg

 

unnamed_zpsc458c3f1.jpg

 

Just going for a quicker clean build on this one. Taking a break after finishing the Mustang.

 

Thanks for looking