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#481 jedimastergary

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 06:29 PM

well I was cleaning up here where I have been staying and found a old plastic toy car and was told to trash it so I brought it in
and forgot about it until recently while cleaning and i was on here and saw the post again and said ok that is what i can do.

So far i have cut open the hood, trunk and front for radiator painted it turquoise with a red fender just need to choose a motor
may rob my 1953 vett. it has some tires from a toy truck on military style wheels in the back and slicks in the front. I plan on
doing some custom interior if it works out or just making a top wich ever is easier. need to scratch up some junk for weapons
should be ton around got a lot of coffee straws so there are a few weapons.

if i can get chance and weather is nice will take pics and post them of where it is at currently and i am open to sugestions for
build with no money. Like what to use for weapons and interior.

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 07:38 PM

look at all those nice warhammer parts

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 03:35 PM

Ok guys got my 99 Silverado coming along.

Modified USA 1 Monster truck suspension cut off wheel stems and drilled a small hole on both sides.
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Had to do a little repair on this one
Good leaf spring, bad mounting bracket.
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Bad leaf spring, good mounting bracket.
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Wheels and tires from Dukes Monster truck
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Question, tires suppose to be mounted tread arrow point forward or backward?

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Had to cut the tank and cross members out, no worries, more will be added.
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And a quick mock up
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I have the front axle mounted, need to draw up some mounting points for the rear.

Got some heavy duty weaponry going on this thing.

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 04:40 PM

Question, tires suppose to be mounted tread arrow point forward or backward?



Looking good Clay. I've always seen the tires arrowed forward on the real trucks.

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 04:43 PM

Thanks.

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 05:26 PM

looks good so far wish i had better stuff to work with than junk i am finding around me
if i could get into my sorage i have a ton of parts but it is over 100 miles away.

hoped to get pics of the toy car I am working on but been raining last few days
and not much done to it still trying to work on it even though i do not have money.
just using what i have to try and build it may search one more place to try and
find parts for my build if not will go with straws for weapons and keep the tires it has
on it.

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 01:38 PM

You can always build it with what you got now, then pick up some things later on and then rebuild it.

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 02:06 PM

That is what I think I will do have enough coffee straws to make a gatling gun or some misle launcher tubes on the side

So far I have the thing I have done are
cut the hood open
cut the trunk open
Painted it tuquoise with a red fender(Going for the scrap yard find idea)
Added some truck wheels on the back that look military and paited them custom mix green
opened hole for motor and radiator

Still need to
make weapons
possibly a frame
find tires and wheels I like got my eye on a broken hotweels sized monster truck

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 03:07 PM

Ok got a little work done and found my Camera cord so I can upload pics of my latest project it started as a plastic toy car I found in a junk pile
and has slowly progressed into a post apocalyptic car. In rmembrence of our 151/2 year old cat Tuffy who passed away today i am going to
call it Tuff 1 scout/ patrol car.

I scratch built the roof from a plastic sandwich box and opened the hood and trunk and found some rear tires and wheels from a toy truck

Anyon know a good place to find photos of futuristic engines maybe indusrtial type i have a ton of old electonics parts I scraped up out of the
junk pile to use. Funny this car is being built just like the real ones would from what ever can be found around. Still not sure on weapons have
one set most likely will end up on car and thinking of another.

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 04:19 PM

actually got a fair amount done on mine but keep forgeting to take pics in the day light.

working on the bed next.

thought I would put this out there: I have tons of warhammer guns and bits. Not super keen on getting rid of them, but I would come off some for things I need.


what do I need? oil drums, basic diorama stuff( think mobile garage or stockpile), ammo boxes from helicopter or tank model. looking for supplies that would be in a stockpile.

also, I did a post asking how to make boxes but I think making them is out of my skill level. if anyone could print out the sheets for me I could put them together. I'm thinking boxes that look like they ravaged a military surplus store. plain brown box with "toilet paper" or "chicken parmesian MRE" ect, stenciled on the side.

could also use just stencils and make my own boxes. anyone know how to make stencils? and need some bits?

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 05:23 PM

I put the car aside after removing the roof to make one that I like the one on it was to thin
and cracked when i tried to cut some execce plastic from the inside of it. Now I am working
on a El Camino based one so far i have found some cheap hot wheel sized monster truck tires
for it, painted it to look rusty and did my first damage to it never did anything like dents before
I made one behind the door that looks like it hit a metal pole, dented the rear fender, dented tha A pillar,
dented the left front fender and removed a piece and dented the rear lower part of the bed, and made
a dent to the left front corner of the hood.

Might do a few more dents want it to look like it had been in a wreck before they found it.
Also thinking of scraping the tailgate and using wood strips for one to make it look like it
was missing when the driver found the El camino and not going to use grill or bumpers will
scratch build some from either drinking straws or round tube i have around.

will get pics if weather is good tomorrow

now that I look the dents might be to much is there really to much damage for one of these
post apocalyptic vehicles.

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 01:21 PM

now that I look the dents might be to much is there really to much damage for one of these
post apocalyptic vehicles.



don't think you could do too much damage, some cars just see rougher battles than others. maybe you got trapped in a bad situation and tried to ram your way out. maybe one of those "trapped in a shopping mall with zombies" meets the mall chase scene from "blues brothers" lol

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 04:24 PM

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Athe dark spot on the front of the drivers side fender is one of the dents i had to cover it back up after the watercolor mixture i used for rust chipped and burned while heating the dents.
thedent i am not sure about is behind the passengers door where the roof meets the bed. I think from what it looks like I may have added a few more dents to it since I took pics.
I broke the lower half of the drivers fender off to make more damage. I have a blured interior shot and close ups of the dents when i get time and good weather I will take some better pics
of the interior. the black tub on the axle is just there for now to cover the metal axles that are bent. It fits the tires so I used it. may leave it and scratch build my own axles.

Not sure if it will stay 2 wheel drive or be a 4X4 later on using what I have for now. want to get weapons to add to it have some stuff to stow in the bed.

See what you think of the damage is it to much or could I maybe do a bit more want to dent the bed floor like something got dropped in it.

The Blue in the pics is the interior i was painting it blue when build was more street machine. Need to dull it down more I see used muddy color on it.

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 06:33 PM

Did a little work today dented the right front fender, added a motor and transmission sized dent to the bed floor
added a second dent to the right rear of the bed. Bent the hood a bit more and added a couple of small holes
for small caliber bullet look.

I am trying to to decide if I want to use the tailgate or build one out of some wood strips also thinking of building
either a covered wagon style bed cover or some kind of wood bed deal like racks or a hommade canopy where
so I can hang all kinds of junk on the sides. Kind of a nomad type vehicle is what i am thinking.

any suggestions?

dulled interior today so i waited to get pics until it is dry but it got dark before paint dried so maybe tomorrow.
and might also take some of the new damage

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 01:23 AM

Hi Gary, I've been checking out the work and I like what you're doing. Also I've some questions.

How are you painting these models? Brush paints or spray can? It seems very thick and unrealistic.

You mentioned that the paint is burning when you heat it to make dents. To avoid damage like this, do all distressing of the body before paint. It avoids that nasty scorch and is safer for you. Most any damage effect can be made to look realistic using paint effects, like the scorched paint on this Mustang.

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When you are doing a model like a post apoc vehicle there is so much scratchbuilding and modification that painting has to be done much later in the build than a normal build. This avoids having new equipment / armor added later ruining old paint work, or being made more difficult because it's already painted.

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As you can see, I've a bit of experience in this genre. I've learned from a lot of excellent builders. If I can help you out, let me know.

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 09:43 AM

My paint is some old water colors I found outside and I did not get enough water mixed in when I painted it
I thought I was done when I painted it that is why i painted it. and as for the burn I smelled the paint powder
and think the paints may have been exposed to gas is why they are burning.

as for how I am painting it i either use a old cotton swab or a small stick and put it on then spread it out
I wish that i had my tool kit so I could do better work. Missing xacto knie set, hobby saws, rotary tool, paint
brushes, files, etc. using a pocet knife and lighter to do all my work.

I think that I am going to just build this one as a junker and do anoter one better as I have got a few ideas after
I did this one want to do more of a traveling salesman type vehicle with a hommade wood box or racks on the back
covered in all kinds of junk.

Ths is just to help pass time until I find work and can go get all my kits out of storage and do some real builds again
and no big loss on this kit I got it for $3.99 at a thrift store.

I added a few more dents to help it look more junk yard find.

as soon as I get glue I will move on to putting it together.

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 08:16 AM

hello everyone i have been thinking a lot about building some apocalyptic kind of Vehicles.

the rules

1. can be any kind of Vehicle
2. There's no limit on how many to build so build as many as u want
3. if you have any bike kits go for it
4. due date: some time in the new year
5. has to have the look of a post apocalyptic vehicle (mild or wild)
6. WIP are allowed in
7. PLEASE PM MEwith what ur building so i can keep track of whats going on

THE LIST

1.moparfan426 : 1964 GTO
2.charlzrocks : ECHO caddy
3.wgflatliner : 55 chevy pro sportsman
4.clay : 99 Chevy Silverado
5.Plastic Freak : Flying Frying Pan
6.85firebird : bigrig defense style vehicle and tactical jeep
7.buck smallwood : truck
8.AgentG : old lil red wagon
9.Aaronw : NA
10.Radio Joe : mustang
11.jarheadndn : mt dew
12.Lownslow : bat thingy lol looks cool
13.diymirage : haz-mat
14.Railfreak78 : something with lots of fire power
15.Jantrix : recon Vehicle
16.Terror : Fuel Tank-err
17.evilone : NA
18.bowtiebadboy333 : 50 ford f-1
19.ThatOneEmoKid : 70.5 chevy camaro or subaru imprezza sti (hoping both)





here's some ideas i found and the car was found on a website


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Posted 13 May 2011 - 08:30 AM

Those are INDEED some great bits. Yes, WARHAMMER 40K and Bionicles make great sources for extra cool parts . . . if you don't believe me, check this one out . . .

And oldie, sure, but possibly one of Doctor Cranky's favorite built models . . .



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Posted 23 May 2011 - 08:27 AM

Well I went to far with the damage and the El Camino body is now a bunch of parts
so I am working on a plan to use what is left and make a diffrent idea for it just waiting
to get the right stuff to rebuild the body then I will see how it goes. Gives me time to
scrounge up all kinds of junk to use on it.

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 02:02 PM

Here's more inspiration for you builders still working on yours . . . .enjoy.