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#1 customsrus

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 12:34 AM

Seen this in the current issue in Model Cars Magazine thought I would try my luck at building it. Hopefully the artist does't mind. Took a 64 chevy truck sectioned it two places, cut the top off, replaced with 59 elcamino top, cut out front and rear bumper areas (hopefully it looks like the concept).Parts box wheels. Tires are from the 64 chevy. Still working on the inside of the bed.
Here is the original artwork.
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And the model
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#2 Danno

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 02:00 AM

I doubt the artist would mind that you're building a model based on his illustration. I think that's the whole point of the feature in MCM ... inspiration.

Good luck ~ looks like you're off to a good start.

B)

#3 David G.

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 02:57 AM

Looks like most of the hard work is done... now, on to the difficult work!

So far, so good!

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 02:58 AM

Bodywork is looking good!

Brad should be happy to see this materializing. B)

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 03:35 AM

GREAT job!! Looks like the pics! Keep on goin,Bro, it's lookin GOOD!!!!;) B) ;)

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 04:43 AM

Wow! :blink: Nice work! That's really coming together!

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 05:51 AM

Wow, that is a neat concept drawing. And you are doing a great job of getting it into three dimensions. Keep it up!

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 06:02 AM

great start!!!!! :blink:

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 09:01 PM

Thanks guys for all the positive responses. Now back to work

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 09:14 PM

looking good, I'll be watching for updates!

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 07:12 AM

Sectioning is one of the hardest to pull off.....looks dead on!! Well done!!:D B)

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 08:00 PM

I'm a big fan of Brad Leisure's work. I love to see his offerings built up and I don't think you've missed a hitch. Don't lose your steam on this one, we need to see it in all its finished glory.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 01:00 AM

Got a little progress done so I thought I would share it with you. Modified the grill opening added two pieces of plastic to extent it out.
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Also modified the 59 elcamino chassis. had to make it shorter by about 1/4 inch to fit the wheelbase.added plastic where needed.
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Posted 09 March 2011 - 01:07 AM

Oh no I'm not done yet!!. Made a new interior tub using pieces from both models (59 elcamino and 64 chev truck),and added pieces of plastic sheet where needed.Made new fender wells and roughed in the bed.
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Posted 09 March 2011 - 01:14 AM

This is where it sits now,I could not use the chevy truck frame(sit way to high).The tires and wheels are just being used for mock up, I will be putting the wide whites back on.
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Posted 09 March 2011 - 02:00 AM

Man that is lookin way cool!!!! I really liked that concept drawing when I saw it & looks like you really are doing it justice. Keep up the great work she is lookin good.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 02:07 AM

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Wow. Great stuff. Keep at it!

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 03:19 AM

Looking good! Keep it up.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 03:22 AM

Wow, I can't wait to see more on this one!

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 04:38 AM

Yeah, me too! Please don't stop ;)

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