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#1 CarModDave

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 04:11 AM

OK, Jairus..........I mentioned this was on the bench in another post so I thought I'd put up a couple of in-progress pics.
Based on a sketchpad rendering by - who else - Jairus Watson, the base kit is the Revell 66 Chevelle wagon. Motor will be the 302 out of the Revell 69 Z/28 along with the seats, dash and console. Color will be Hugger Orange with white stripes (of course) and white interior with houndstooth seat pattern inserts. The tires are from the Wagonrod and wheels are resin/aluminum pieces from Arrowhead Aluminum. Now for the mock-up pics:

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The Revell Camaro grille was opened up and painted black, Z/28 emblem added. Still needs some touching up:

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The rear seat has to be widened a bit to fit the wider wagon body. I'm retaining the wagon door panels, though.

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This is the inspiration for the build. Can't tell you how many times you (Jairus) have provided ideas for modelers. Thanks again!

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More to come...........

#2 Jairus

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 05:21 AM

Really like those wheels!
This may be the nicest one yet....
Looking forward to seeing the finished product :)

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 06:37 AM

Thanks Jairus! I just missed the auction where you were offering up the original art on eModelCars.com.
The wheels ARE great. They come with different rear offsets so I could have made the rears as deep as those on the pro street tires. The set actually came with tires.
I am thinking of a metallic/magnesium center.....??

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 07:22 AM

Thats lookin sweet Dave!!! Will be a awesome model when its done, look forward in seeing the progress on this one being built. And being built from the art of Jairus makes it even better!!! Its like bringing it to life.

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 01:57 PM

That is just toooo sweeet!!!! GREAT JOB! :)

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 02:33 PM

I can't wait to see it done. The over all look is very balanced.

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 01:57 AM

How could I not like it!! The best of two great cars. A Chevaro Z/28 wagon!

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 04:26 AM

That's gonna be awesome.
Does the cowl hood come with that kit?
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Posted 16 March 2006 - 05:31 AM

That's gonna be awesome.
Does the cowl hood come with that kit?
Doug R


Thanks for all of the kind words, guys!

To answer Doug's question: No, the cowl hood isn't a kit piece. I used the entire hood from the MPC 69 SS convertible kit and grafted it to the outer edges of the Revell wagon hood as shown:

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 05:57 AM

It's cool to see how many people out there attempt (and succeed) at replicating Jairus's art work into model form.
Dave your's is coming out great. Those wheels are indeed excellent work. I'm sure that the final piece will definately be up to your standards of excellence.
I am including a pic of our most recent model club meeting from last week up here in Portland. One of the members just completed the same project. It looks really cool. Please excuse the grainey photo; my digital camera is not the greatest.
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Posted 16 March 2006 - 06:26 PM

Hey Wayne, thanks for the kind words.....AND for sharing that pic. Looks like your fellow club member has done a very nice job on that wagon. I also thought about a black interior but have decided on white to compliment the stripes.

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Posted 17 March 2006 - 05:42 PM

Me like it hoping to see it finished real soon :D

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 01:59 PM

Great job on both! I know you will hit it right on the nail, Dave. Can't wait to see the final piece.

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 02:07 PM

that is looking very sweet, everything is turning out very nicely.

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Posted 30 March 2006 - 09:06 AM

Well, finally got around to the interior on the "ZWagon" so here's where it's at so far:

Interior is done, just needs a bit of touching up. I went with the white interior and added Scalemotorsports houndstooth decals, charcoal flocking and some BMF on the door panels. Also, as I do with most of my street cars, added a PE keyring with keys in the ignition! This one has a "bowtie" emblem on the ring! I also changed the shifter and brushed on the "rosewood" Z/28 trim onto the steering wheel and dash.

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Now I've got to try and finagle the 302 SBC motor and headers into the wagon chassis......

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Posted 30 March 2006 - 10:39 AM

Awesome! Cant wait to see this one finished!

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 12:16 PM

Totally awsome model. I especially like the fact that you made the little flap behind the rear seat that folds up when you raise the seatback.

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 01:22 PM

Looking stellar Dave! Theres something about the grill that just pulls me in.

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 01:57 PM

Thanks again, guys. It's nice to get "instant" feedback!

Gregg K. ........While I appreciate the compliment, I can't take credit for the detail on the back of the rear seat. It's actually molded that way in the wagon kit. I just added a bit of flocking to the center portion.

Mike ........ Thanks. I thought opening up the center from the Revell 69 Z/28 grille and using it would add a bit more "Z" to the front. :wink:

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 02:09 PM

Mike ........ Thanks. I thought opening up the center from the Revell 69 Z/28 grille and using it would add a bit more "Z" to the front. :wink:

Dave, I opened up the grille on my Revell 69 Camaro with no problem. I do have to say it really adds a lot to the front fascia. I was able to completely open it up in about 30-45minutes. All I did was remove the backing with a rough file and ta-da!