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#101 Nick Winter

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 10:48 AM

So now your saying all kits should be designed to YOUR Specs and preferences?? Why then do you not work for the manufacturers since you are so great?

By the way what was the last build you did? when was the last one you posted here??? Do you even build or just come on here to be overly critical of everything (b/c thats what it seems like lately)

like you so famously say .......... just my opinion.

Good grief,

I have one word I have been saving for a while now, it describes you very well, "Nincompoop"

Forgot to add what I came here to ask in the first place, which of the two kits would be the best to replicate a set of '48 Chevy Sedans with?

Edited by Dukefan69', 19 April 2010 - 10:49 AM.


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Posted 19 April 2010 - 11:14 AM

You're in for about the same amount of scratchbuilding either way, which is a lot, just slightly different stuff depending on which you start with. The sedan delivery will have the shorter doors front, but the body behind them is clearly completely different. Pretty major project either way.

Ok thanks Mark.

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 11:20 AM

Nick, your best bet would probably be to check around and see if anyone offers the sedan body in resin. I know that Jimmy Flinstone has several resin bodies for the Galaxie kits, but I'm not sure if the sedan is one of them.

ok Thank you Ken.

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 12:54 PM

I'm probably gonna get ripped for saying this, but I feel the need to say it anyway ... I have spoken to a number of modelers who bought these kits when they first came out and were highly disappointed that they couldn't be built to sit as low as depicted on the box art ... at least not without a major amount of work. So, that could be one reason a lot of them haven't been built.


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.


Wow, this has got to be the longest review, with out a review I've ever seen.


gotta agree... I don't know where this went or why....but I have been building and having fun so pictures soon!!!


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Posted 19 April 2010 - 12:57 PM

which of the two kits would be the best to replicate a set of '48 Chevy Sedans with?


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

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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


This link will take you there.....The BOMB

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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.