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#21 allparish12

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 07:25 AM

ok guys, dis some work today but not much...i violated probably one of the most important rules when it comes to modeling and that was make sure you have your materials before you begin...lol

all the glue and putty i had from a while back has dried rock solid. The nearest hobby shop is a good way from where i live, so I really have to be in the mood to go on that side of town to get something...who knows, i might make the trip today or tomorrow...

I will post some pics later

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 03:44 PM

ok guys, dis some work today but not much...i violated probably one of the most important rules when it comes to modeling and that was make sure you have your materials before you begin...lol

all the glue and putty i had from a while back has dried rock solid. The nearest hobby shop is a good way from where i live, so I really have to be in the mood to go on that side of town to get something...who knows, i might make the trip today or tomorrow...

I will post some pics later


I'm quite spoiled. I have a Hobby Lobby, Michaels, and an RC/Model shop within 3 mins of my house.

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 04:26 PM

I'm quite spoiled. I have a Hobby Lobby, Michaels, and an RC/Model shop within 3 mins of my house.


Hobby Lobby is about the same distance as that hobby shop, but hobby lobby (at least to my knowledge) doesnt sell the putty or the glue that i want...I may pass by m LHS tomorrow though at some point

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 04:39 PM

ok, so if you read my previous posts, you saw that i didnt have any glue or putty today, so my progress was limited to what I could do with masking tape and some styrene...keep in mind i am in NO way nor to I claim to be a car enthusiast, so if i dont know the technical name for something, then i apologize upfront...I just like the idea of putting things together...so with that being said, I've seen kits where there was a decal that had HEMI written on the side of the body, but i didnt want to replicate a decal...i wanted to replicate the actual modification to the body...It was actually easier than i thought...

*I spoilered the pics b/c of the size...i didnt realize they were that big

I start by looking at a source pic off the net, then eye balling where the measurements should be...from there i used a red pen on top of some masking tape and traced my pattern...I used about three layers of tape
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From there, i slowly peel the tape off, then transfer it on to the styrene sheet..
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I used some scissors to cut, then hand sanded the edges of the styrene...I may have to use a lighter to make the styrene bend to the shape of the car, but it will be a very light usage of heat...but the pic below is the styrene being held against the car with tape :(
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My plan when i get my glue and putty is to form fit the styrene to the body to make it all look uniform...until next time

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 02:23 AM

Kel'.... No need to be unfamiliar with car "terms" it's all good mate  The area ( decals ) that are seen on Muscle cars, mainly the ' Plymouth 'cuda, that you're copying, are called "billboards"  It's a cool idea you have  But did you know there's a company called IceNine that actually make's 1:1 Challengers with the mods you're planning? One of their challenger's is in the new Fast 5 movie, right at the end, driven by Vin Diesel.... Here's a pic... If you need more check out their website 
Oh yeh... Just a tip, I've done similar work to rear 1/4 panels too. I've found the best way to do these mods is with thinner sheets of styrene, building the layers up until the desired thickness. It's easier this way & allow's flexibility to the car's bodyshape  Then when you have the desired thickness, adding putty & sanding is much easier too 
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Posted 17 July 2011 - 04:42 AM

thanks cliff...i was aware of Icenine, but for the love of me, i could NOT remember the name when i got home. I have them saved as a favorite at work...lol...

thanks for the tip too...the styrene sheet i used was actually perfect imo and it only required one layer...i just need to glue it down. I think i will go ahead and make the trip to my LHS or nearest without being too far hobby shop today...lol...Im even thinking about cutting the top :o but we'll see....I dont want to stretch myself too thin with my first car back into modeling.

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 04:15 PM

No prob's mate  & yeh you're probably right, don't spread yourself too thin on your 1st build back... We all have done that after some type of modeling "hiatus" & the kit usually winds up on the shelf or bin... Uncompleted 
Most important thing is having fun with it, not getting too complicated therefore stressing out over every little detail 
Cheers Cliffo 

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 04:40 AM

ok...so i talked myself into going to my LHS and man i didnt realize how expensive some of that stuff was...lol...but i ended up getting some white putty
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and some glue
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so i think i will try and work on it some today, but mainly my time will be spent shaping up the "billboard" (thanks Cliff), and glueing the rest of the body (bumpers) together, so that i can remove the tape...Since i will be doing some sanding, i will go ahead and do my presanding of the car to get it ready for prime sometime this week...

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 09:10 AM

So this weekend, I finally got around to doing some REAL modeling. My fiance helped me clean out the shed( i will post pics of my workbench soon)... so now i have a place to go and work on my cars. So with that being said, I got the billboards attached to the sides of the car...I have pictures, but I took them with my phone so the quality isnt that great...I will try to take some with the digital camera this evening. I also cut the trunk then ran into a slight problem. I guess in the world of styrene and sracthbuilding, there isnt anything that cant be fixed if you have a little creativity and ingenuity, but it was an unforseen problem. So I just have to rethink this a little bit, but i dont forsee it becoming a major setback...

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 09:19 AM

Coming along nicely friend Keep up the good work. :)

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 09:27 AM

Coming along nicely friend Keep up the good work. B)


Thanks Romell...i've seen some of your work, and a compliment coming from you is truly inspirational!!!

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 09:44 AM

looks very clean! did you ever finish that model?

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 08:39 AM

ok guys...its been a couple of weeks...had to order some supplies and i even managed to find some nice rims :D ...

right now, i'm trying to solve this dilemma i have with me opening the trunk...i've toyed with a couple of ideas, but i just havent had time to go into the lab to work on it...i hope to post some pics later this week

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 04:39 AM

hey everyone...man time sure does fly...cant believe its been since august that i've worked on the car...finally fininshing up some home renovations and starting to find time to get back to modeling...this week was the most substantial amount of time i've been able to do anything...mostly still in prototype/design phase trying to figure out exactly what in the world i want to do to the model...anyway, here are a couple of pics of some stuff i was able to do...keep in mind, im still experimenting with ideas (believe it or not, this is the first time i've successfully opened a hinged trunk...lol)...any feedback is appreciated

To dos:
-custom trunk audio set up...i've been trying to find a place to get some resin tv's .."thepartsbox" is where i got them the last time i bought them but i mistakenly threw all of my audio stuff away when i moved from my apt to my house a couple years ago...im thinking i could just scratchbuild something and cast those for future models...thats shouldnt be too hard right??

-possibly cutting the top off or cutting a sun roof

-possibly adding a chrome ring to the rims

-doing some interior audio stuff...possibly just a dash tv or maybe something out of the glove compartment

im thinking of doing something very similar to this car:
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so far here is what i got


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Posted 30 March 2012 - 01:44 PM

I think you've done some pretty nice work so far and I like where you are going with this. The first picture above is sweet and great inspiration. That being said, I don't love the wheels you've shown. They just look too big and would really prevent you from doing any lowering, if you were to go that way. The nice thing about the Challenger and the Magnums is that they can handle big wheels, but the one's you've shown look like they would scale out to maybe 24"-26" and give it too much of a "donk" appearance.

Now, if you like them, go for it! It's your model first and foremost. This is just my $0.02. Keep up the good work.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 04:32 PM

thanks for the comments Ryan...at this point, im still experimenting...i have made some other changes since i posted those pics. I really dont want the donk look, but as you mentioned, i do like the look of the bigger rim/tire combo...i will keep experimenting...

i still have yet to decide how i want to paint it...i just have too many ideas....lol

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 08:46 AM

I'll definitely keep my eyes and mind on this one because I love this kind if cars and modifications. Keep it going buddy. Its looking great :)

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 10:24 AM

heres the one i would like to do. its a challenger from mopar performance. it has a V10! you can actually buy this car, but its like 80,000 bucks! i really like it tho.
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keep your project goin, cool idea. lookin good!

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:04 PM

man, i cant believe how much time has passed since i started this thread...

 

well a few updates...

 

 

-work gets the best of us and makes time fly

 

-celebrated my 1 year anniversary since i last updated this thread...YAY!

 

-i am too indecisive...i strayed away from my original plan and tried to incorporate too much into my first build back to the hobby...so i think i pretty much destroyed the body. Im pretty sure its not salvageable at this point. I've tried to find a resin of the body but so far, doesnt look like that will be possible...SOOO its either rebuy the kit and stick to my original plan or start a new build...

 

what say you guys? what do ya'll think?