2012 POST APOCALYPSE/ZOMBIE HUNTER COMMUNITY BUILD
Posted 28 August 2012 - 01:38 PM
Been chatting about this build at SMA and found the 'real' fins too perfect. The vision to depict a backyard mechanic 'hack' build was shared and therefore I swapped out the fins for something more like a sign material sheet metal. (and the roll cage is from an old, rusted out, abandoned swing set)
Posted 28 August 2012 - 03:34 PM
Couldn't live with the wonky hinges so I fixed em. This thing would have to be fly-worthy after all.
Then with Aves Apoxy I patched the front tire. You can also see my attempt at weld here as well (union of roll cage)....but it's too large so I took it off. I'll try again when I'm not falling asleep (good excuse at least)
Again with Aves I made a seat pocket. This will be fairly hidden, but I'll make a scale LIFE magazine or something (with a Zombie on the cover of course)
Gonna call this done pretty darn soon and primer....just waiting on some PE buckles for belts to arrive.
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Posted 31 August 2012 - 03:53 PM
Scott, I can wait to see your model get some paint on.
Posted 01 September 2012 - 01:22 PM
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Posted 02 September 2012 - 09:04 AM
Decided to scratch a 'headlight' for this thing. What a chore...trying to simulate a halogen shop light. Inside is lined with metallic tape, and a large diameter fiber optic used for the bulb. Once the paints on, and the mask is off, should look decent.
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Edited by Bigdad, 04 September 2012 - 08:20 AM.
Posted 04 September 2012 - 01:57 PM
Posted 05 September 2012 - 03:22 PM
First, a base of rusty brown:
Then I painted the rear fins a white/flat aluminum mix:
Salt was next, followed by red on the bars, black on the frame, and a mid grey everywhere else:
Decals, designed and printed this afternoon.....at...work:
Couldn't resist trying to get one of them on tonight:
Obviously still a ton to do. I think I'll go back in with red and sponge the frame. Same for the engine and other 'chrome' parts. The rest of the painting will have to be by brush and try to get different shades of aluminum on the bars and rods.
ONE QUESTION: What color should I paint the rotors?
Posted 06 September 2012 - 01:35 PM
Posted 06 September 2012 - 01:48 PM
No, thank you! That is one of the coolest ideas I've ever seen. Bravo.