TransAm sport truck
Posted 04 November 2010 - 03:41 PM
The rest of the roof bar will be fitted in when the goop sets up, tomorrow.
Posted 05 November 2010 - 03:02 AM
Posted 07 November 2010 - 05:11 AM
Posted 15 November 2010 - 10:35 AM
Interesting concept Skip, that anyone would be interested in how I do something! My 'approach' depends on the engineering of the model and what has to be made out of it and sometimes is not for the faint of heart. It almost always starts with completely stripping the model down into its components unless it is only a matter of changing wheels or such like.
Daniel, I think it would great if you posted something on the Tips, Tricks & Tutorials section about how to disassemble and detail a built diecast model. I know each one is different, but you must have a certain approach you take.
I have found another doner model that may be closer to what I am trying to replicate with this modification and may start over!
One doner model will not be used after all and has been reassembled and put back on the shelf. Watching this thread should give a fairly good idea of how I tackle a project. Always happy to address any specific question.
Posted 15 November 2010 - 10:47 AM
Posted 17 November 2010 - 12:45 PM
Anyhooo, took the tires off the Formula because they are closer to the original (and fit the rims) and got new wheels from an earlier '79 which are the correct pattern snowflake (and as near as I can tell are 15 scale inches). Looks like I will have to turn them down on the lathe and then slide and glue them into the tires after the tires and backing plates are mounted on the axles (the joys of working with cars from different manufacturers!). Ertl tire and backing and R/S snowflake. So, some CA glue and luck and it should all come together, as in a plan, sort of.
Posted 28 January 2011 - 05:37 PM
Next up, more filler and body shaping.
Posted 28 January 2011 - 06:32 PM
Posted 29 January 2011 - 06:34 AM
Looking forwards to seeing it progress!
Posted 29 January 2011 - 07:22 AM
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Posted 01 February 2011 - 09:42 AM
Next is to reshape the front fender swells into a more rounded downward curve.
Posted 23 March 2011 - 03:48 AM