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#21 Chas SCR

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 07:11 AM

very intresting builds and Love the detail on the big motor!

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Posted 26 December 2010 - 07:27 AM

Hola everyone! Hope everyone had a great Christmas and wishing an awesome new year to come.
I was able to get to the bench as of late and well jus updating the thread. Ive had the 34' duesie for sometime now and finally got the courage and skills needed to epoxy all the chrome accents. Final assembly is nearing completeion for the exceptions of the step rails and the last spot light near the driver spare tire! This is a beautiful kit and a treat to build up enjoy and thanks for stoppin
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Next up is the 57' Eldorado what a bear to get together! Seams were the reasons for placing some kinda chrome trim to rid the body of the marks. Despite the body assembly and obvious proportions, details the kit is ok but makes for a really cool build-up. The wheel package im still torn about not sure if I should put the stock wheel and whitewalls in the weeds or go West Coast Customs style and slam some 24' rims
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I should be able to finish these projects up within a week or so depending on "How lucky im feelin' lol have fun everyone and drive safe this holiday!
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Posted 26 December 2010 - 07:44 AM

Its been a busy weekend! A fun one as well i forgot the build-up for the Japanese import build-off entry. I have the 70 240z built up as a dail driver but a fun one to boot. This is a box stock for the exception of the 49' merc spot lights used as KC's off roads and the nerfy up front from a 1/28 scale hummer cut down and trimmed for the front clip of the Z! Hope you enjoy and again thanks for stoppin!
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Posted 26 December 2010 - 01:23 PM

Some interesting projects you have going on there. They look great.
I really like the 57 Eldorado. Very nice.

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Posted 26 December 2010 - 05:26 PM

yeah those are really nice cars, i really dig that caddy too. dont really like those huge wheels but they are the thing these days i guess. i like it more old skool but it looks like it will turn out great either way!

Z car looks killer too, nice motor detail painting and body weathering!

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 07:23 AM

Hey guys! thanks for stoppin by and for the kind words! I jus wanted to say i love the work in progress section of the forum, alot of informative how to's come from here and i try and soak up as much as possible. I racked my brain trying figure out how to simulate vinyl tops and leather till no end and then one morning it popped in my head like the cartoons! Anyway! Ive tried applying various methods and it seems to me using U-Hauls cardboard tape gives it a really cool texture plus the right amount off sheen to the tops. I love tan rag tops so leaving the tape its natural color suits me fine but if color matching is needed I havent ran into any major problems using enamel and then clearing.
The Eldorado and the 49' merc will be in the show-case area of Hott Bloxx ( Whenever that comes to life lol)I pressed some metal between a vice to make the sun visor on the merc, which has to be epoxied and the trunk lid placed and this Friday nite street stroller will be done. I get so excited talkin about the projects that I jus wanted to update the thread heres the pics of the 49' merc
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I also have the DB 4 that i started along with the datsun that i posted earlier. This is complete minus the trunk lid in need of polishing out, chrome trim applied and finally hinged to the body
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As always my good friends thanks for stoppin by and checkin us out here at Hott Bloxx M n C Heheheheheehh!! keep on wit the keepin on!!
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Posted 27 December 2010 - 07:32 AM

I like the look of all these, but the roofs on the Caddy and Merc really look like leather! U-Haul cardboard tape you say .. hmmmmm

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 07:55 AM

I like the look of all these, but the roofs on the Caddy and Merc really look like leather! U-Haul cardboard tape you say .. hmmmmm


Hola Mike! Its good to hear from ya friend! Ive always wanted to ask you if your avatar is of the real and correct me if im wrong but the bmw or a subject you built up! As for the tape yes sir man i couldnt believe it myself. Also if the hurdle should arise where curves are lifting the tape start by dampening the tape and making slits at a v angle to cover cut marks once over the bend or curve. Once the tape is placed yer even able to stretch it a bit as long as you use some sorta balsa wood to keep from abrasing the top surface of the tape.
If at all you decide to try and run into anything yer more than welcome to gimme a jingle!
Thanks for stoppin!
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Posted 10 January 2011 - 10:25 AM

Hello all! Back at it again!! When i first registered here to this way cool site filled with way cool people my first project was a 41'plymouth coupe! its gone through numerous ideas and styling cues but nothing stood out like the idea im trying implement here!
Using the pro-mod kits for the chassis and powerline this is where she sits as of today and porobably for snother year or two lol! Well not really i got the jones for this one and will get the body in paint once the belly and interior are complete! heres the pics and you guys are awesome thanks for stoppin!
This was the first go around in 08'
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Here she is after this weekend
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Posted 10 January 2011 - 08:40 PM

OMG, those are some killer projects bro! Nice work and I cant wait to see more on that Plymouth

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 03:50 AM

Ive always wanted to ask you if your avatar is of the real and correct me if im wrong but the bmw or a subject you built up! As for the tape yes sir man i couldnt believe it myself. Also if the hurdle should arise where curves are lifting the tape start by dampening the tape and making slits at a v angle to cover cut marks once over the bend or curve. Once the tape is placed yer even able to stretch it a bit as long as you use some sorta balsa wood to keep from abrasing the top surface of the tape.
If at all you decide to try and run into anything yer more than welcome to gimme a jingle!
Thanks for stoppin!
peace
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Thanks for the info on using that tape. My avatar is a model of one of the Porsche 944's I had. I actually had to post a thread because everyone has asked me about it! Here's a link to that thread. I'm adding a photo of the real engine to it as I see it is missing.

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 04:22 PM

J' and Mike thanks for stoppin fella! Thanks for the kinds words too! The plymouth is actually the next one up for the finish line! lol Heres where weve gotten over the last week or so! I wanted to post the updates and my responses earlier however the internet access has been down for a while and I have been busy packing up! As always good friends thanks for stoppin on in! Lotta pics guys LOL
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Posted 07 February 2011 - 11:21 AM

Hello all! With the move taken place and the girls and I safely in Va needless to say the bench is closed for relocation lol! All that was left is scrap pieces of styrene everywhere so i decided to scratch some more equipment for the shop. I googled for shop tools and came up with a few drill presses. Next will be the vehicle lifts from Rotary; and pipe bender from Dake and a parts washer.
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Im not sure if I had posted these items on the thread but these were done sometime ago. I tried replicating a few engine stands and a hoist. Being that Hott Bloxx is a motor and custom shop we had to save our lil copper coins to get the dyno into the shop to accomadate the customers with brute power in mind!! lol
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Also I used the suitcases from the Aston Martin DB4 kit to package the lil treats the shop recieved from the "Land down under' we all know how the Aussies boys n girls love their turbo inductions! No harm intended and in no way to be taken seriously! I used the inside of the cigarette boxes to give the cases a pleated steel look and some velour from a purse lining in the inside
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The shop should be re-open within the month to come so stay tuned for more from yer buddies at Hott Bloxx M & C lol I crack myself up! As always keep on wit the keepin on!! and thanks for stoppin!
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Posted 05 April 2011 - 06:05 AM

Hello guys! Jus droppin in for a brief update. The shop is finally outta the moving boxes and back on the bench! The garage bench!! Yahhooooooo!.
This has been a very long wait and a stressful one at that! The storage facility has kept Hott Bloxx as hostage for jus over two months. The paperwork was processed and we're finally in our home. Needless to say once on the bench I was very anxious in getting started on the 41' again. The previous update shows the body mods done to get the dynamics for the subject and this update will include the hinges for the door and the remaining body panels molded in trim. I hope to get to the final mold trim for the hood area and then off to get a coat of primer. Posted Image
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This is my first take on a subject of this matter and I know I have learned a bit gathering tech's and how to illustrations from alot of you guys here at MCM thanks for the help!! So if theres any ideas or follow ups anyone is willing to give please post away your thoughts! As always folks thanks for stoppin by and keep on wit the keepin on!!

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 09:02 AM

hey bud, good to see things look up for you. see these projects back is awesome. i love all the work going on here. it's like a real shop.. :rolleyes:
keep up the great work and looking forward to more updates.

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 06:18 PM

Hello all! Back at it again! This time just updating the Hott Bloxx thread with one of many that will enter to this years T.A.M.S. contest here in Norfolk this October. For those that may be in the VA beach Va and Norfolk area please stop in on the 22nd of October at
Venue VFM POST 4809
5728 Bartee St
Norfolk, VA 23502

Heres the Ferrari Testarossa that will be built up for the factory stock 1971 and newer. When I think of the 80's I remember bright colored clothes, big cell phones, and Don Juans''... Heres my interpretation of a ladies man hitting the scene in Miami, Fl on a weedend night..
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Interior shot with scratch'd 2 dozen roses
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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:23 PM

Hello all! I hope life finds you in the best of health and the workbench steady!! As for the Juliagans here life is a bit crazy with the school year ending and getting ready for the summer fun! Although I have not been on the board I been hiting the workbench regularly and the update should prove how much of a busy bee Ive been LOL
First up is the Tony Nancy Ford rail racer. Not much to it but a OOB
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Next up is the Ford pickup! OOB with my first hand at aclad for the exhaut manifolds and exhaust system and a tailgate chain with woodgrain bed
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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:33 PM

Finishing up the update with my panther pink Road Runner built up for my wife because " Its time for another pink car honey"... lol
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Last up for now is my recently found love is the amt superwagon 65 chevelle. This kit was purchased three times since my last visit to the lhs. This project will be the stock version and the other two.... Well we will have to wait to see if I can get away wth building them the way I envision them..
This is my stock turned volunteer emergency vehicle with a lil' bite under the hood..
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Posted 25 June 2012 - 01:09 AM

Amazing updates!Can't wait for the next one!

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 09:19 AM

Nice work Tito,glad to see your still keepin on.....I like em all but my favs are the dragster and truck..fingers to the lips mmmmwhaa