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#61 Lunajammer

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 05:11 PM

Joe, I give you a ton of credit for having the nads to put down the textured paint. But now that it's been a day, are you still feeling the sand cast look? Especially with the starship console? Just wondering.................. 'cuz................ 'cuz................. well maybe it could grow on me in sort of a Flintstones meets Jetsons way.

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 07:24 PM

Joe, I give you a ton of credit for having the nads to put down the textured paint. But now that it's been a day, are you still feeling the sand cast look? Especially with the starship console? Just wondering.................. 'cuz................ 'cuz................. well maybe it could grow on me in sort of a Flintstones meets Jetsons way.



It's growing on me too Mike. And, I don't know how to make it stop. This happens a lot with my builds. That's why I don't do "accuracy" builds. First, I lack the knowledge. Worst, if I get an idea while I'm doing a build, I gotta let it happen.

I truly believe that when I get the detailing done, accent stripes and so forth, it'll distract from any overwhelming feeling we're getting from the "Whole Earth" look.

Now if you'll excuse me, I just found out it's gonna tag the windshield by 1/8th of an inch and I can't find my razor saw.

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 01:56 AM

That texture paint gives almost a "tweed" look that was so very popular on interiors a few years ago. I like it.

Is that the paint that's supposed to give a granite look to items?

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 01:48 PM

That texture paint gives almost a "tweed" look that was so very popular on interiors a few years ago. I like it.

Is that the paint that's supposed to give a granite look to items?


Not sure if that's it's intended purpose as they show a generic patio set on the front picture. Your guess is as good as mine Jim, probably better. See enclosed picture. I am going to lightly take a sanding stick and knock down the rough looking bits. Please excuse the gratuitous background bling in the pic. Um, I, er, well, that's where the best light was.

Since we have the whole, "solid as a rock", theme going, I found some nice marble and granite pics during a search that will be just swell for the center console. And golly jee whiz, I think those cup holders will be the bee's knees when I get them polished and permanent.

The console itself, along with the overhead console (window hinge doo-dad), will be Jungle Jim Blue, just like the car.

Next, steering and seat belts. The seats should be mucho improvo by theno.

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 06:49 PM

And here I thought chevy was the only one "like a rock"

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 02:18 AM

I think it looks pretty cool.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 03:08 AM

That looks so 1970s. Love it. Great work so far, keep it going please.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 11:16 AM

Love the console!

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 12:52 PM

Thanx for staying tuned in everybody (and Luis). I think you're gonna like this update even though I didn't get to the seat belts. I was kinda busy with the seats themselves. First thing was to soften them up with a light sanding. Made all of the difference in the world. I made a seat insert panel template, (again with the templates), then cut out the panels using PSYCHEDELIC duct tape. Added a strip across the headrests and then covered them with my new favorite thing, Liquitex Matte Varnish. Available at most art and hobby shoppes near you.

The console is getting closer. Added the steering column. In addition to modifying the steering wheel, I drilled out the spoke hole impressions. DAG NABIT !!!!! Forgot to punch a hole in the marble inlay for the steering column. It was going to be under the dash, but was too low for the driver. So, I drilled a hole in the dash, super glued in a piece of aluminum tubing and went blindly on my merry way. I have mixed feelings about whether to regret the 70's or not. OH !! Something shiney.............

Where was I? Right, I was talking about the headliner which is now in a state of doneness.

Management reserves the right to disenvow any knowledge of the existence of any rumours or urban legends pertaining to the possibility that any of these words were influenced by a Kitbasher or a Batzilla.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 01:24 PM

I'm still likin' this build.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 05:12 PM

Cool steering. It's a submarine yoke. Don't hit the breaks too hard and slide that forward, it might take a couple hundred fathoms to get back. And that my friend is.... (wait for it) no YOKE! :lol: Geez I kill me. (Nice touch on the headrests by the way).

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 05:35 PM

Cool steering. It's a submarine yoke. Don't hit the breaks too hard and slide that forward, it might take a couple hundred fathoms to get back. And that my friend is.... (wait for it) no YOKE! :lol: Geez I kill me. (Nice touch on the headrests by the way).


So Mike, um, do I push forward on the wheel to dive or what? Guess a supercharger on a sub would give a whole new meaning to... (wait for it) "blowing ballast." Hah, I kill me too !! Is joke I make for to give people laughing.

Actually, I figure it to be "fly by wire" computer control. Heck of a mod for a 1965 Dodge pickup that's gonna be hauling around a 69/70 Charger, right?

Oh yeah, thanx for whatever it was you said about the headrests being touched. (Kidding) :D

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 03:11 AM

That interior looks pretty weird... But I like it, nice job. :D This is very interesting project again, those turning front tires are working nicely. Interesting to see the end result.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 03:13 AM

Looking good, so far. Should be one wild piece.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 11:44 AM

Interesting...the seat inserts are psychedelic! Neat-o!
The headliner is also neat...Mustang taillights are they?
Keep it going, Joe! JJ needs a hauler!!

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 07:24 AM


The headliner is also neat...Mustang taillights are they?


That's what I was thinking while painting them !! However, it CLEARLY states that the part is a "Vented Exhaust Port Cover", a required piece in the assembly of the "Side Exhaust Port" and is listed as part #330 in the instructions, Cab Assembly "D" section, although it's not narked as such on the instruction sheet as are Cab Assemblies "A" thru "C". Are you still glad you asked that question?

GUESS WHAT ??????? I got the center console done !!!! You can now easily see the finished steering wheel along with the newly discovered "fuzzy thing" growing off of the left spoke. Thank The Maker for Macro photography. Also the "dive plane / rudder control" portion of the steering column has been corrected. Sorry Mike.......

Wait'll ya' all see the Uber Kewl piston shift knob I made. I'm so proud of me. What? It's a little long? Yeah? So what? Why does it have a brass top? 'Cuz it's the only thing I had to stick in the tube that I could polish! Aren't the piston ring channels spaced wrong? You try looking into a 1/8th inch gap in a tubing cutter to judge spacing...using a flashlight...while texting.

Also made a soft drink cup w/ straw and put some kinda brown stuff in there in a vain attempt at making it appear to be Pepsi or Root Beer or a chocolate shake. What would Jungle drink? NVM. Sorry I asked......

Final touches are the stereo left of the column and on the right, gauges with a drop of epoxy on each to make a lens. Nice little magnifiers.

Think I'll take another crack at getting to those seat belts.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 11:56 AM

the center consol looks really good. dig it bro, it's going to be so retro.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 12:09 PM

Hi Joe, Having alot of fun following this one!!! The console came out great but with tailgating season here WHERE'S the BBQ GRILL!!!!

Randy

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 01:34 PM


That's what I was thinking while painting them !! However, it CLEARLY states that the part is a "Vented Exhaust Port Cover", a required piece in the assembly of the "Side Exhaust Port" and is listed as part #330 in the instructions, Cab Assembly "D" section, although it's not narked as such on the instruction sheet as are Cab Assemblies "A" thru "C". Are you still glad you asked that question?


Actually, I thought I'd read that they used Mustang taillight bezels on the Deora exhausts...

Dash and console look good...even the shifter. It's all part of the glitter of the show!!

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 01:01 PM

Since I'm not building a replica of the Deora, I didn't research it. Dang Howdy if'n you ain't right there Mr. Tony T Man. They sure are Mustang bezels on the real thing. They put wire mesh behind them. Who the heck at Dodge authourized that?

HEY GANG !! The interior is done with the installation of the belts. Boy Howdy if'n they weren't a major pain. Twelve hours of my life I'll never get back. I am NEVER gonna' put belts in a car that has more than one seat.

Now, on to the Hauler housing and ramp. As always, I'm saving the body for last.

Randy, glad you're having fun. There will be grillage and I've got some pretty cool ideas for it too. I found a 1/24 camping diorama set that will give me the cooler and other goodies but I guess I'll have to make the BBQ tool set myself.

Thanx as always to everybody watching whether you're commenting or lurking, it's all good.


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Edited by Batzilla, 24 September 2011 - 01:16 PM.