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#101 Nick Winter

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 01:33 PM

I must be missing something here Nick...Galaxie Made the Aerosedan and a Sedan Delivery.....what do you want to build?

4 door sedan.

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 01:47 PM

Ken...I have just finished building the chassis. I have the total of two hours in this and some of that was daydreaming!
Low...I had to raise it up a smidge..because the wheel tire combo I used dropped it so low it would of dragged...and the mods done are very real 1:1 mods..right now the glue is drying and the final pictures will be shot and posted.



I nearly wet myself I am so excited to see what you did! :lol:
Be sure to use lots of lights... more is always better here. AND do not get too close to the car. Better to set your camera for high resolution and stand back - then crop later as long as you have the right photo manipulation software.


4 door sedan.


I am pretty sure nobody has made a 4-door sedan of that one yet. I watch pretty close the aftermarket stuff and nothing has come across my computer lately. However....the body work would not be that much more difficult than my stillborn coupe How-To project.
(Time to revive that puppy... CLEAR! Zap... bbbbbbbeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee)

Edited by Jairus, 19 April 2010 - 01:48 PM.


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Posted 19 April 2010 - 02:25 PM

I nearly wet myself I am so excited to see what you did! Posted Image
Be sure to use lots of lights... more is always better here. AND do not get too close to the car. Better to set your camera for high resolution and stand back - then crop later as long as you have the right photo manipulation software.




After 25 years in that trade I do not want to see cameras, stands, skrims...I do like the assistants though.....I shoot quick and simple now ..no stands or blimps ..nuttin just me and the pixels!!!Posted Image Posted Image


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Posted 19 April 2010 - 02:53 PM

:rolleyes:VERY;)

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 03:06 PM

OK, this thread has inspired me to start _ or re-start, actually _ my sedan delivery project.
My plan is to take this version of the Aerosedan ...
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... and apply it to the SD.
I will probably do a couple things differently. One is the stance. The model in the pic was obviously built with stock-height suspension. What I probably do is leave the front raised and lower the rear for a more prototypical nose-up early drag car stance.
I might also move the "Wayne Speed Equipment" logos from the hood to the side panels.
At this point, my plan calls for a 100 percent box-stock build.
I'll post some pics when it's done, and will also at that point exclaim, "NOW are you happy, Jairus?" Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image


Ken You will love working with this kit...you can build it and set the suspension just about any way it could have been done
Billy did his with the rear up...play with this and you will be verry happy...
I am going to throw a set of the stock wheels together for some pictures as I'm using a lower set

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 03:59 PM

I loved this kit!!!! it builds up great with the Flintstone Barnette Ambulance/Hearse body... I am looking to get more of the sedan Delivery Kit to build more ambulances......


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Posted 19 April 2010 - 04:07 PM

Chris, that is too cool!!! ;)

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 04:21 PM

Today I saw on the road (near JWA) a GMC panel of what sure appeared to be a brother to this. I know I'm off topic a bit considering the direction of the thread, but I thought it was very ironic due to the timing, hopefully it will be considered worth sharing. One thing that struck me was how small it seemed in relation to the size the kit gives me of what it would be like. Not a scale issue, just my perception, then again I was in a big Sprinter van...
This one even had a few speed equipment stickers on the rear windows and was running the stock appearing wheels/tires. Very vinage looking. Of course I did not take pictures, again ironic since I was testing a camera system in the van... Hmmm something to check for tomorrow...
And hey Jairus, nice decal work!

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 04:41 PM

WOW!!!! I am glad I put my cup on and soldiered through until the end of this one...
I really like the build up pics and ideas I see developing...

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 12:35 AM

I'm thinking maybe it's a takeoff on that old joke ... you know, the one about the book entitled "Rusty Bedsprings" and its author I.P. Freely ... :lol:

Good one Ken! Chris, that is a beautiful ambulance!

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 07:44 AM

Dave,
Let me make a suggestion. View the car from the correct angle then!

In other words from eyelevel at the same scale as the model from now on. Then the line will look correct.

The problem with model cars is when making a mold of a real item one simply scales down the dimensions but if that is done the result may not look correct. A gentle curve of line 9 feet long with only a 3/4" rise scaled to 1/25 will be completely invisible and nearly impossible to put into a mold unless it is exaggerated.
When I got the first test shots back in '97 or so I brought this up with Gary and we had a long conversation about that very thing.
There actually is a curve to that drip rail but it is sooooo slight as to be invisible once scaled down. The suggestion was made to make the curve greater and more exaggerated, but that idea never materialized unfortunately (along with the upper curves in the rear cargo door window).
The result is that a model and a real example of the same car look quite different because our sight lines are different. How can they not be? Our eyes have not been scaled down and we normally view model cars from much greater elevations in respect to the 1/1 real thing. It is known as "God View".

My suggestion is to take the kit and add your own drip rail and sand out the molding to suit your eyes. :P

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 08:06 AM

... but show me a model car or truck thats perfect.


Dave



My point exactly! I say build it how you like and ###### the torpedos.
Use evergreen, use putty, use a rusty nail.... just paint, glue, build and demonstrate the skills we have learned these past years (many for some of us) and DO IT!
Don't lament, complain, file a grievence, make a new thread, get upset as there really is no model kit that is exact.
JUST BUILD IT THE BEST WAY YOU KNOW HOW!

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 08:19 AM

BRAVO Jairus! EXCELLENTLY spoken !!!!(or typed, rather!)!Posted Image Posted Image

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 10:16 AM

You guys are terrible! Now you are making me want to pull my Aerosedan out of the stash and start building it! I can't. I have too many projects going and I have to focus! Stop it now! :(

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 10:34 AM

On the real car, the upper border of the windshield opening forms a slight convex arc.

On the model that arc is concave.

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 10:39 AM

You guys are terrible! Now you are making me want to pull my Aerosedan out of the stash and start building it! I can't. I have too many projects going and I have to focus! Stop it now! :(

It's too late for me, I already did it, it's in primer as we speak!

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 12:26 PM

as badly proportioned as the old Monogram '69 Camaro kit is, they are still my most favorite kit's of the car :lol:

the newer Revell kit is undeniably worlds better than the Monogram kit, but i love all those cool vintage speed parts and the wonky 4x4 version.

Dave


Best 16" scale American Torq-Thrust style wheels in any kit. Posted Image

The Monogram '69 Camaro kits have a decent set of slapper bars, a separate chrome differential cover, and in the molded in white version, a set of Motor Wheel Flys and Spyders. I want to say it hard a decent snorkel hood scoop, too.

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 12:43 PM

Is there an Areocamaro? ehhe..just wondering what happened here.

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 01:07 PM

We are going for 10 pages.....?

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 01:07 AM

I have bought 2 of each versions and also bought Norm Veber's modified chopped Sedan Delivery body
(yes, it is on my list of thing to build).

My father has owned a few 48 aerosedans over the years so I always have liked the 48's. I agree with Tim Boyd about the 41's. I would have liked to see them first. I think it would have sold out sooner(just my personal opinion only not backed up by any facts or figures).

For me I don't think I am a lazy modeler as so much as I just don't have the time to build kits to the max when I have so many I want to build! (for many of us this is not our only hobby)

It took a lot of nadd's to invest the amount of money needed to bring this kit to us at this quality level of a kit I thought we would never see much less 2 versions. You could buy a nice house for that kind of money.

A lot of good points going both directions. I can't believe I took the time to read all 9 pages of post! So I pat myself on the back for that (just kidding,I can't reach my back, bad shoulder)

I too can't believe we don't see more of these built but, when you do see them I think you will agree they are all well done.

The end result of this tread? I think I will pull this one back out and work on it as soon as I finish that 58 resin Chevy I just bought at NNL East!