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#1 vwrabbit

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 10:52 AM

While working on my vintage Vette and McLaren, I wanted to do something more out of the box type build w/some mild add-ons. I always seem to dive too deep and never get a build done, so this one is to keep the itch scratched while chugging away at those other builds that never seem to end...

So here we have what someday I'd love to build in my own garage w/o having to do any major cutting, at least none w/the body. The stock grille was cut, part that was cut out of the middle filled in at the top and a custom insert was found for the center.

Sorry for the poor pics, my lighting was off as I was in a hurry.

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Edited by vwrabbit, 07 March 2012 - 11:14 AM.


#2 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 10:58 AM

I like it. What did you use for the grill center? Are those washers? Keep it going, it's a model that's going to look great once finished.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 11:42 AM

yeah, how did you make the grill? Ken

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 12:02 PM

I think he shrunk CDs or DVD disks. Looks good.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 12:26 PM

That grill looks very unique. What do you have planed for the bumpers and interior?

#6 vwrabbit

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 01:09 PM

Thanks guys! I'd like to hear a few more opinions. on the grille center before I divulge the secret. :-) One hint, I had to take something apart. I also plan on putting a small bumperette with lights on the ends in front of that center piece to hide it a little/help blend things in. Forget where it might have come from. Interior won't be too special.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 01:10 PM

Planning on stock bumpers. Might remove the overriders.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 01:10 PM

Forget the grill, I like the car. Nice work.

#9 vwrabbit

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 01:15 PM

Thanks Doug!

Forgot to mention in the first post that the whitewalls were hand painted. That was a pain, but a cordless drill on slow with the tire on a wheel and axle made things fairly easy. Need a coat of Future to shine maybe.

Tim

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 01:22 PM

Nice work on the car & the grill!

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 01:29 PM

Nice work, Tim. Dig that color, interference Lime Gold?
I always liked the stock kit supplied wheels out of this kit as the best part of the kit.
BTW, I know what that grille part came from ;) I took one apart before and it is still in my spares box waiting for a purpose. Your purpose looks right on point!

#12 vwrabbit

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 01:40 PM

Thanks Edward! I plan on using the other side for my 49 Merc that needs to be finished.

Tim

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 02:35 PM

looks awesome so far. love the old shoebox fords. grille looks very nice...would love to know what it is...kind of looks like disc blades from a toy implement?

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 02:42 PM

Looking good!

Nice colors.

#15 vwrabbit

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 02:47 PM

The color is Folk Art acrylic, metallic peridot. Supposed to be a little more green, but it doesn't look bad. I didn't spray a primer, just mixed some Future in to spray it. Came out more gold.

For those curious, the grille insert is from an old electric shaver. :-) Look around your house or think twoce before you throw things away. May be useful later for modeling.

And thanks Andy!

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:39 PM

Here's what will go in front of that grille insert.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:47 PM

I like the look your going for. The red wheels really look nice with the body color.

Interesting technique mixing the Future with the acrylics - does that help it harden? Fine Scale Magazine had an article about spraying the "folk" acrylics, but when I priced out all the products they combined to thin and harden the paints, I decided to skip it.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 12:01 AM

Man im lovin this, what kit is it though?

#19 vwrabbit

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 03:59 AM

Erik, thanks! And the paint seems to be pretty hardy when mixed with Future. I can't scratch it with a fingernail.

DanB, thanks! And this is an old AMT/Matchbox release. George Barris Cruisin USA version.

Tim

Edited by vwrabbit, 13 February 2012 - 09:40 AM.


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Posted 13 February 2012 - 09:30 AM

I have that same color, its one of my favorites. Looks real good on this. I dig the grille with the Oldsmobile center bar!