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#881 freakshow12

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 02:25 PM

Body work is my least favorite part (which, ironically counter-points you, Jason) and is why I have so many unfinished projects. I am an engine guy, always have been and always will be. I have some sweet engines together with half-finished bodies wrapped around them!

I am with you. a whole build usually revolves around what mill I have been thinking about lately



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Posted 24 April 2013 - 11:31 AM

I just like engines.....the build is completely separate from the powertrain thought. I usually determine the overall vibe/look of what I want to build, get wheels/stance/basic body taken care of, then build up a sweet powertrain. Then it all dies when it gets to finish/final bodywork.



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Posted 24 April 2013 - 04:10 PM

Took the time to take pics of the four hoods....

 

Hood #1

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Hood #2

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Hood #3

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Hood #4

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Hood 4 has four LARGE air holes that had to be repaired. Just to see if the could be  ...


Edited by Abell82, 24 April 2013 - 04:10 PM.


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Posted 24 April 2013 - 04:25 PM

Let's take a look with primer on them...

 

Again ...

Hood #1

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Hood #2

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Hood #3

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Hood #4

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The four together...

 

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Kind of hard to tell them apart now, ...isn't it?  

(picture = left : 1 on bottom 2 on top,right side 3 on bottom 4 on top.)

 Yet if you'd seen them before you'd have thrown all of them away ...possibly.

I guess anything can be  saved if someone is so determined.

 

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On the car which hood is this?


Edited by Abell82, 24 April 2013 - 04:28 PM.


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Posted 24 April 2013 - 05:19 PM

They look good, Jason, and I agree with your primer comparison. I am doing similar things with 'my' hoods.



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Posted 24 April 2013 - 10:33 PM

the one you added filler extention over the headlight area does not look right to me looks like you added too much... it looks like when you put it one the car it will look like would have a lazy eye..

 

the hood I talking about is in the 2nd to the last picture on the bottom right side. ( hood #3)

 

Possibly..

 

You mean this one?

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Does the right side have too much, or does the left side have too little?



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Posted 26 April 2013 - 03:29 AM

Test-fit a headlight lens and work it from there!



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Posted 05 May 2013 - 02:02 PM



Does the right side have too much, or does the left side have too little?

 

 

Doesn't matter either way. This is as good as that hood gets...

 

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...Even added hinges from one of my hoods that was too thin to use, on it's own....

 

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 12:52 AM

Hi everybody!

Here's a build I started a while back on another forum. it ended with what i think was a lack of interest, so it has sat in the box since. Recently I've been looking to see whats going on here, and I've decided to continue it.

 

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....and where it's at now.

 

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 12:55 AM

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 05:25 AM

Heck yeah, finish her up! Love seeing the Foxes built, and the older MPC/AMT kits can look good when done right!



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Posted 09 June 2013 - 03:15 PM

Attached File  builtup.jpg   300.27KB   20 downloadsAttached File  builtup.jpg   300.27KB   20 downloads Just wanted to share a quick pic of one I just threw together, I just had to see what one looked like



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Posted 10 June 2013 - 02:38 PM

Emerald Green? I am playing with mine as well, but won't be able to post pics until I get home).



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Posted 10 June 2013 - 08:23 PM

I think I will join in, I will have one of the new kits this coming Saturday , I will be doing my first one for AZ DPS



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Posted 16 June 2013 - 02:41 PM

It's actually Teal in color..my phone pics aren't very well.



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 08:41 PM

Lots of great looking builds here, I just looked through all 45 pages (whew)

 

Would love to build a '79 pace car, just like my old car was - a 2.3 turbo with 5 spd with that black/white interior - but the only kit on ebay currently is just 'stupid' asking price  :unsure: 



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 08:43 PM

Lots of great looking builds here, I just looked through all 45 pages (whew)

 

Would love to build a '79 pace car, just like my old car was - a 2.3 turbo with 5 spd with that black/white interior - but the only kit on ebay currently is just 'stupid' asking price  :unsure: 

 

I'm in the same boat when it comes to that 79. Occasionally someone has a built-up version of it you may be able to rebuild. There was one that just ended last week I couldn't get, but was window shopping on. I have a spare 2.3 T from the Cafe Racer i'm not using. That is if you want to start accumulating parts in hopes of a bash restoration.



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 08:57 PM

 

I'm in the same boat when it comes to that 79. Occasionally someone has a built-up version of it you may be able to rebuild. There was one that just ended last week I couldn't get, but was window shopping on. I have a spare 2.3 T from the Cafe Racer i'm not using. That is if you want to start accumulating parts in hopes of a bash restoration.

 

Thanks Lawrence, I will certainly keep you in mind!  :)

 

I'm waiting to hear back about a kit now, for a reasonable price, I may just have to mold & repop the '79-82 body?   :D   Maybe to clean up one, and improve on it slightly, then make a few copies for fellow modelers, would be a good idea?



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 09:29 PM

From what i hear molding a whole body at home can be a real drag. But if you can do it, I'm game. I have the 79 guts, chassis pan and exhaust but no body of that era..



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Posted 29 July 2013 - 01:09 AM

From what i hear molding a whole body at home can be a real drag. But if you can do it, I'm game. I have the 79 guts, chassis pan and exhaust but no body of that era..

 

 

It all depends on the modeler, for me that's not an issue, making my own kits & molding parts for those or other builds, for a body it just takes some patience in making the mold properly, especially a 2 part

 

Here's one I just picked up, as it was not to expensive, I hadn't noticed before hand, that the body uses the flared fender style - like the Capri models - of that period, and isn't accurate of the McLaren car's handcrafted flared fenders were actually

 

Still would like to try and find a pace car kit, been trying to find even just a decal set, but no luck thus far!

 

Here's an interesting modern build version, maybe a bit extreme from my own custom build idea though

http://www.build-thr...stang-pace-car/

 

 

Here's a cool idea for seat pattern in decal form!

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