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1954 Buick Wildcat II ( no guts, no glory )


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#21 jaymcminn

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 10:59 AM

Looking forward to this- that chrome trim up front is pretty intimidating, though!

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 11:36 AM

I have been wanting to do this one too along with a few others based on the early Corvette. I have the Corvette ordered so I guess I will go with one of the other variations....Very nice start and looking forward to the finished product.

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#23 MrObsessive

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 10:39 AM

Excellent wood work! That's something I could never get the hang of!

Keep it going!! B)

#24 trogdor

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 12:30 PM

Thanks Bill, I'd be willing to trade my woodworking skills for your modeling skills.

#25 Wagoneer81

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 01:07 PM

I like it! I'd like a couple of those front ends, myself...

#26 David G.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 08:34 AM

Awesome work!

More! More! More!

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 02:44 PM

Just a quick update. I received my front clips that Peter Lombardo vacume formed for me. I'm very pleased with his work. Now I need to get working on the rest of it.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 02:58 PM

Yum.... extras! B)

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 03:05 PM

I love this build! I think retro factory concept cars rock! I would love to build one of these for myself.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 03:17 PM

Rick....sit down and eat a sweet rack..You Earned it!!! Those turned out great!!!

Are those the inner fenders ??

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 03:37 PM

Rick....sit down and eat a sweet rack..You Earned it!!! Those turned out great!!!

Are those the inner fenders ??


Yes Peter took it upon himself to make those. Now if I could just get modelhaus to answer my e-mail about tires and wheels I'd be happy

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 03:50 PM

Rick, Joker wants to do a dio of the old Texaco truck stop thats on U S 1 here . I' have the L'universalle . You're doing the Wildcat , we need to have a regional show where the three of us could get together and show everyone all the Off the wall stuff we have . Ed Shaver

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#33 Mike Kucaba

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 03:56 PM

Nice work all around! If it is at all possible, try and get it cast.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 04:00 PM

"Now if I could just get modelhaus to answer my e-mail about tires and wheels"

You could always use photo-etch wires and aluminum rims, and tires shouldn't be that hard to source.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 04:23 PM

Incredible wood work and fantastic subject matter to make a model of. Will be following this!

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 02:01 PM

Peter has offered to cast more copies if anyone is interested. You can send him or I a pm and we'll give you the details.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 06:47 AM

I'm officially impressed.

Very nice work on this entire project, and great collaboration between you and Peter on getting those parts out.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:06 AM

That is very cool. I do like Buicks.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 08:03 AM

I love the old concept cars too and when I saw that the front clip was available I contacted Peter and got a few copies for me. There is a significant amount of work in converting the Corvette body to look like the Buick but the most intimidating part for me is the grille. I think I may have solve that though. Here are pics of what I came up with. This is a multi piece unit. The "whiskers" are separate. I've pinned them on with a piece of brass wire for the photo. The still need to be blended in and finished. The center area is very thin resin and could be easily removed it you want an open grille. The center bar is also separate. I've gotten a lot of work done on the back half as well I just don't have pics yet.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 11:20 AM

wow! nice work on that front clip!

cheers
bryan