1/16th Dukes Charger * DONE 1/16/14*Now what??
Posted 13 August 2013 - 09:20 AM
Wet sand with 1500 grit.
Polish with 3m rubbing compound and foam applicator.
Polish with 3m finishing compound/swirl remover and cotton cloth.
Final glaze with cotton cloth.
Posted 21 November 2013 - 04:02 PM
Polishing continues. I keep back burner-ing this car to finish other projects, but as they fly out the door, this baby is getting closer. Nothing new to report. Wax on-wax off....
Posted 21 November 2013 - 04:25 PM
WOW Jay, it looks like a sheet of glass! I can't wait to see it finished.
Posted 26 December 2013 - 05:44 PM
So, since Georges '59 impala was completed, it is time to pull this thing from the back burner (again) and try and finish it once and for all. The polishing was completed, followed by a coat of black wash in the seams. My scratch built fuel door was installed next. Then, the rear valence was painted, the chrome strip BMF'ed and R/T logo applied. The tailights look a little out of scale, but after 2 1/2 years of fiddling with this thing, if they fit, they're fine. Also installed the back glass with its scratch built chrome trim piece. I also made door and trunk locks using a thin piece of styrene rod, covered in BMF. Installed them in pre-drilled holes and VIOLA, locks that feel and look like something besides a paint dot. I found a way of mounting the hood so that it would'nt shift around in its poorly designed cut-outs in the firewall, by securing a piece of styrene tubing betwen the hoods hinge pins, then gluing the styrene tube up under the cowl. As a result the hood now stays open on its own, closes securely and the gaps stay the same on the sides and rear. Thanks for looking.
Posted 26 December 2013 - 05:53 PM
Jay, I'm glad to see you're back at this one. It looks fantastic! And the tail lights look fine. This is an amazing build.
Posted 30 December 2013 - 07:36 AM
So my first time using alclad appears to have been successful. I swiped a side view mirror, wipers and door handles from 1/18th junkers that I found at a yard sale. The chrome was beat so alclad was my only option. They turned out pretty good. Definitely not silver, but close enough to chrome. Had to scratch build a set of sun visors because the molded in ones are laughable. Also added a dome light. I don't recall where I found the bow and arrow set, but I thought it would make a nice addition to the interior. So all that's left at this point, as the grill is attached and drying, is to build a nice base for the CB antenna, finish the scratch-built piece between the grille and radiator support, maybe fab up a hood latch and attach the roll pans. My next post could quite possibly be the last on this WIP thread! Thanks for looking and Happy New Year to you all.
Posted 31 December 2013 - 01:59 AM
Lookin pretty sharp...Bow and arrows are a nice touch too...
Posted 04 January 2014 - 10:42 AM
Excellent work, Jay! I've been following this build all along. Your polishing and detail work is tremendous! Can't wait to see the finished product.
Posted 15 January 2014 - 03:18 PM
Ive been building models since I was 5 yrs old. Now Im 43 & hardly building much. In all my yrs building, Im very impressed with the detail you guys put in these models. That General Lee is one AWESOME piece of work. Out standing job on the build. That looks amazing. Keep up the great work.
Posted 16 January 2014 - 04:55 PM
Done!! Just a few teasers until I get some more favorable conditions outside to photograph this thing. I'm very proud of this car and can't wait until March to show it. Including five months in storage it took just over two and half years to build. Can you say "separation anxiety"?
Posted 16 January 2014 - 05:06 PM
Fantastic job on the General. Bo & Luke would be proud. Great details.
Posted 16 January 2014 - 06:02 PM
Best looking General Lee I have EVER seen! Hands down!!
Posted 16 January 2014 - 06:45 PM
Nice political balance in that last pic though!
Posted 17 January 2014 - 06:32 AM
Excellent job on the General Jay!!! I've really enjoyed watching all these updates and seeing all the modifications you've made. Round 2/MPC should do the same and turn this kit into a stack Charger the way you have.
I'm looking forward to seeing more pictures.