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#21 RancheroSteve

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 04:31 PM

Steve! What paint did you use??


I tried a few different colors, but ended up with a House of Kolor "Solar Gold", but maybe modified a little.

I had run into Mike Alexander a few years earlier while looking at the restored Deora at the Petersen Museum and he told me that he thought the closest match to the original color was in the Hot Wheels Deora double set, so I went for that look.

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 04:39 PM

WOW.............. yeah wow ! I thought for a minute , I was looking at a phoro of hte REAL Deora . Then I realized this is FINIALLY an accurate replicia of the Butchered kit A M T handed us back in 1967. I wish Larry Alaxander were still with us today . I bet he wouldda been darn proud of what you did to honor him !!!!!!!! :D Ed Shaver


Thanks for the kind words, Ed. That was in fact my intention, and an extra inspiration for me was meeting Mike Alexander while I was photographing the restored car for reference back in 2004. It was an honor to meet him - he's a fine gentleman and very patiently answered several questions I had about the Deora.

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 12:33 AM

Here are some pics of the build I did, I built a phantom factory stock Deora.

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 02:07 AM

Hi,
i also have two Deoras in my collection. But i didn't built them my self, i bought it from a modellerfriend of "my" german forum where i hang around. He was sold some modelcars out of his collection like i do from time to time.
Here we go!

First, a "stock" Deora, not painted, still plastic. Waiting for restore and i hope, go as far as Steve's perfect looking replica!
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And a Camper Deora, painted, but can't take a look inside and get off the housing:
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I like them both - its a realy cool custom.

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 09:28 PM

That is a nice one Steve! Having seen the real one in the flesh I think you got it spot on!

Here was my build from last year replicating the Hot Wheels car...
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Great Build! Question; where did you get the wheels and tires for the 1/25 Deora?

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 02:55 AM

WoW!

They should have called this the kit the Creative Juiceora! Never saw so many great interprations of a kit!

Please, keep them coming! :)

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 03:29 AM

Yeah definitely some great Deoras here. Gives me the itch.

Lee, some real nice lookin' builds in your album too.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 12:13 AM

Thanks Christopher!

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 05:43 AM

Great Build! Question; where did you get the wheels and tires for the 1/25 Deora?


The rims are vintage Monogram threaded slot car items. The front tires are Revell and the rear foam tires Dynamic glued and trued.
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The wheel inserts are from Lindberg '66 Chevelle with some of the rim removed till they fit nicely. They are glued in place.
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Posted 21 January 2012 - 09:09 PM

The rims are vintage Monogram threaded slot car items. The front tires are Revell and the rear foam tires Dynamic glued and trued.
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The wheel inserts are from Lindberg '66 Chevelle with some of the rim removed till they fit nicely. They are glued in place.
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Thanks for the info. I'll send some in-progress pic's of mine if I can get my camera to work.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 07:24 PM

Thanks for the info. I'll send some in-progress pic's of mine if I can get my camera to work.

No further progress today.Sprayed the suspension pieces gloss black a couple of weeks ago. For some reason, the paint bubbled. I wet sanded them smooth and airbrushed them today. No luck, the paint bubbled again. it was as if there are tiny bubbles in the paint. (i let the paint "gas"out for a good week before I airbrushed the suspension. I broke out my trusty can of Easy Off. Will try again.I need a good base coat of gloss black for my Alclad chrome.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 07:35 AM

And another variation, this will be my next Deora build.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 03:45 PM

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Man, someone should paint one with a turtle scheme!!!

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 05:51 AM

I agree , some pretty nice Deoreas here . I guess I'll dig mine out of the back of the cabinet and put it in front where I can see it . That way I might come up with some ideas .

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 07:09 PM

Attached File  RESUD-01.JPG   296.12KB   26 downloadsHere is my version that I built a few years ago.
It's just a bit over the edge, but you get the idea of how versatile you can get with this kit!

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 03:32 AM

Attached File  RESUD-01.JPG   296.12KB   26 downloadsHere is my version that I built a few years ago.
It's just a bit over the edge, but you get the idea of how versatile you can get with this kit!

Really cool take on this kit!

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 01:52 AM

Built this probably close to 20 years ago. As kind of a what if