Jump to content


The Jairus Watson Artwork Challenge


  • You cannot reply to this topic
364 replies to this topic

#301 Tony T

Tony T

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,631 posts
  • Location:Greely ON Canada
  • Full Name:Tony

Posted 24 February 2011 - 02:03 PM

Some progress...
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image

#302 camaroman

camaroman

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,048 posts
  • Location:Northeast Georgia
  • Full Name:Glenn P. Nunnally

Posted 24 February 2011 - 06:34 PM

Very Nice Tony... where did
you source those wheels?

#303 Kaleb

Kaleb

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,492 posts
  • Location:Central Ar
  • Full Name:Joshua

Posted 24 February 2011 - 07:20 PM

I have to find a drop tube front suspension for my build before i can get back to it. If I cant i will attempt to build one, and im afraid of what it would look like.

#304 Jantrix

Jantrix

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,433 posts
  • Location:Tampa, FL. USA
  • Full Name:Rob Mattis

Posted 25 February 2011 - 02:07 AM

I have to find a drop tube front suspension for my build before i can get back to it. If I cant i will attempt to build one, and im afraid of what it would look like.


The recently reissued AMT 1925 Double T kit comes with a drop tube front axle.

#305 Tony T

Tony T

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,631 posts
  • Location:Greely ON Canada
  • Full Name:Tony

Posted 25 February 2011 - 04:06 PM

Very Nice Tony... where did
you source those wheels?


Revell Sidewinder Dodge kit.

#306 Modlbldr

Modlbldr

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,820 posts
  • Location:North of Spokane, WA
  • Full Name:Tom Kendall

Posted 05 March 2011 - 07:54 AM

Tony-

Nice looking progress on that Impala. I'm glad to see that we get an extension till April 10th. It amazes me how most of that year went by so fast and life got in the way so much. I've got to get going on my Beetle. I've got to get the rear wing attached to the engine boot. I bough some paint for mine the other day and I'm ready to do a bit of experimenting on it. Now if it would just quit snowing around here. Got another 1 1/2 inches this morning! AAARrgggg!

Later-

#307 gpugh1976

gpugh1976

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,766 posts
  • Location:Seaside OR
  • Full Name:Greg Pugh

Posted 05 March 2011 - 10:59 AM

I didn't read every single word of this whole thread so this may have already been answered, but what's the chance of having "The Jairus Watson Artwork Challenge Part II"? I didn't even know this was going on. I would've loved to get in on it. Any chance for another chance? :)

#308 Tony T

Tony T

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,631 posts
  • Location:Greely ON Canada
  • Full Name:Tony

Posted 05 March 2011 - 02:14 PM

Okay, I'm done mine!!
Original Artwork that I was given at the start:
Posted Image
Picture of my build (with craft paper black & blue to look like the photo):
Posted Image
Slightly different angles:
Posted Image
Posted Image
Used Sidewinder kit wheels and tires as the original caption indicated. Also used Revell Viper kit brakes, and the brakes and wheels popped onto the kit suspension with no issues-the wheels do roll!
Used the Revell B-M '69 Camaro grille in place of the Impala kit grille, and cut the Impala emblem out and used the decal.
At the rear, on the decklid I shaved and filled the rear trunk lock. I should have slightly shortened the Caddy taillights. These were in the kit, and just used Tamiya clear red for the middle pair as they were molded in clear for the reverse lights.
This was the kit:
Posted Image
The chassis-Rear wheel tubs cut and material added to make room for the lowered suspension and big rear wheels. Cut the 59 spare hump out and added ribs. Rear of the exhaust is solder, and aluminum tubing:
Posted Image

#309 Tony T

Tony T

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,631 posts
  • Location:Greely ON Canada
  • Full Name:Tony

Posted 05 March 2011 - 02:15 PM

A few more pictures:
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image

Enjoy!! Here's a link to my build album if you'd care to take a look.

This was a fun build, and am looking forward to seeing how others built theirs!!

Just after taking these pictures...the model accidentally fell on the floor-I could kick myself! I caught my sweater sleeve on the craft paper base, pulling it off the table, and it fell square on the roof on the floor from the table...I got it back together but the rear roof pillars are a mess-the left one broke, the right one crimped, and the rear glass popped out, and has a crack at the lower right...No other damage, but a few scratches, which another coat of Future will cover, and a couple of parts came off...the rear pillars look terrible, especially the left one. This will still look great on my shelf!

EDIT: So after looking at the remaining damage, I was able to use a clothes peg to clamp the c pillar to the rear glass, and run a bead of clear. We'll see in the morning if it holds. The left c pillar may be able to be touched up, and may hide the repair not too badly.

Edited by Tony T, 05 March 2011 - 04:33 PM.


#310 Modlbldr

Modlbldr

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,820 posts
  • Location:North of Spokane, WA
  • Full Name:Tom Kendall

Posted 05 March 2011 - 04:39 PM

Man, Tony, sorry to hear that! That really sucks. I have done that SO many times. My last drop was actually a fumble of the plastic case my 65 Mustang sits in. When I fumbled it the clear case came down on the roof of the car and took a big chunk out of the paint on the roof. Right down to bare plastic. Frustrating.

The Impala looks great though. Hopefully the night alone will do it good.

Later-

#311 Tony T

Tony T

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,631 posts
  • Location:Greely ON Canada
  • Full Name:Tony

Posted 06 March 2011 - 07:32 AM

Thanks, Tom...yeah, I was kind of stunned for a second there! It seems to be not too bad on inspection this morning - the left c pillar breaks are visible, but not too bad, considering. The crack in the back window is visible, but like I said-it will be fine on the shelf. It sure could have been a whole lot worse than it was!

Edited by Tony T, 06 March 2011 - 07:33 AM.


#312 Tony T

Tony T

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,631 posts
  • Location:Greely ON Canada
  • Full Name:Tony

Posted 07 March 2011 - 12:52 PM

Here are a couple pics of the repaired damage:
Left C pillar - Not quite aligned, but it was a small piece:
Posted Image
Rear glass:
Posted Image
Looks okay from here:
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image

Front end, no damage:
Posted Image

A peak at the dash:
Posted Image

#313 Modlbldr

Modlbldr

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,820 posts
  • Location:North of Spokane, WA
  • Full Name:Tom Kendall

Posted 10 March 2011 - 09:40 PM

Here is a quick photo of where my project Beetle sits now. I've been spending the last few days ironing out the details of the Porsche tail. What a pain that was. Anywho, here it is for tonight.
Posted Image

I just got done gluing some small Rare Earth magnets onto the body and engine boot so that it will stay in place yet be easily removable.
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image

Tomorrow I'll probably strip the interior paint and try and get it repainted in a two tone tan paint again.

Later-

#314 gpugh1976

gpugh1976

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,766 posts
  • Location:Seaside OR
  • Full Name:Greg Pugh

Posted 11 March 2011 - 04:44 AM

That magnet idea is a good one!

#315 Tony T

Tony T

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,631 posts
  • Location:Greely ON Canada
  • Full Name:Tony

Posted 11 March 2011 - 05:41 PM

Nice job there, Tom! Good idea with the magnets!
The engine looks good, as do the body mods you made.

Edited by Tony T, 11 March 2011 - 05:42 PM.


#316 Modlbldr

Modlbldr

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,820 posts
  • Location:North of Spokane, WA
  • Full Name:Tom Kendall

Posted 12 March 2011 - 02:03 PM

Thanks guys. I sprayed some oven cleaner on the interior parts yesterday and as soon as I finish with a little studying I'm going to run them under some soap and water and begin the repaint.

Later-

#317 Modlbldr

Modlbldr

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,820 posts
  • Location:North of Spokane, WA
  • Full Name:Tom Kendall

Posted 14 March 2011 - 05:26 PM

Got the interior parts all stripped today and ready to start over with the painting. Should be able to get to it tomorrow. I am also going to try to get the exhaust system completed this week. The ball is starting to roll on this one!!!! Now if I could just find a job to relieve mine and my wife's stress a bit!


Later-

#318 Tony T

Tony T

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,631 posts
  • Location:Greely ON Canada
  • Full Name:Tony

Posted 15 March 2011 - 12:22 AM

Progress is a good thing!!

I've been there, Tom...Models do provide a nice diversion for a bit, helps the stress. Good luck on the job front.

#319 Modlbldr

Modlbldr

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,820 posts
  • Location:North of Spokane, WA
  • Full Name:Tom Kendall

Posted 17 March 2011 - 07:00 AM

Got a little more progress done ( very little) and got a couple of pix to show.

First of all I shaved the handles off of the interior panels. I'm going to put some P.E. power window switches on. I've had them for years and keep forgetting to use them. here are the shaved panels.
Posted Image
Posted Image

I think that I am finally settled on a light blue and white interior color. Blue will be Tamiya TS-41 Coral Blue.
For the body, I decided that the closest I could come to matching the color is using the Tamiya Coral blue with some of their X-25 Clear Green mixed with the clear coat and misted on as a highlight. Should work.

Next I lowered the mounting points for the front bumper to get it to line up with the bottom of the fender. To do this I cut notches in the body below the mounting holes, which will be filled.
Posted Image
Posted Image

More to come.

Later-

#320 Modlbldr

Modlbldr

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,820 posts
  • Location:North of Spokane, WA
  • Full Name:Tom Kendall

Posted 17 March 2011 - 07:07 AM

Continued-

As I compare the height of the bumpers to that of the drawing the bumpers don't seem tall enough. I'm sure this wasn't intentional by Jairus, but, as we are trying to match the look of the drawing, I think that I will make them a tad taller.
Here is the link to the drawing-
http://i486.photobuc...e/TheBeetle.jpg
Posted Image

My idea is to add a strip of #240 half round to the bottoms of the bumpers and mold them in.
Posted Image
That's it for today. I'm still waiting for a bit of warmer/dryer weather to do some painting. Till then I'll keep on with the small mods. Gonna work on these bumpers a bit and perhaps get the exhaust figured out today.

Later-

Edited by Modlbldr, 17 March 2011 - 07:14 AM.