1955 Chevy Catamaran
Posted 21 February 2012 - 12:23 AM
I think both fuselages will need to be fabricated because taking the front fenders lines straight back would make for too-narrow a set of cockpits. I think they might have to be vacuum formed, and the headlight and taillight "clips" styled in so that I can use a kit's trim rings. Spanning the front would be a main beam that would sport the 55's egg crate grille motif somehow. Aft of the cockpits the bodywork will swell at the chrome trim to echo the rise at the read quarter windows. I'm thinking curbside right now, it seems a lot to bite off.
I think this could work with a 57 too... What you you guys think?
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 12:29 AM
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 05:09 AM
I think the catamaran idea is wild! Looking forward to seeing where this one goes!
Posted 21 February 2012 - 05:16 AM
And then there's a Corvair ,,, although copies of the old AMT Corvair kit's go for relatively high prices.
Posted 22 February 2012 - 01:11 AM
Edited by Rmodeler, 22 February 2012 - 01:11 AM.
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:42 AM
OK, I'm back to the drawing board.
PS: Your signature quote = so true.
Posted 20 March 2012 - 03:48 PM
1) What to do next. Possibility #1 is to make a mould out of plaster of each fuselage half, then cast a copy to use as a shape for vacuum forming. Possibility #2 is to take that same plaster mould and lay fiberglass cloth and resin on the inside of it. At any rate, I figure great female moulds will be key to making this thing symmetrical.
2) I think I'll graft the headlight (including long horizontal strake) and tail light areas from the 2 kits I bought instead of trying to shape them out of clay.
3) I have to find out a way of working the rear fender arrow motifs into the car too. Also the rise just aft of the B-pillar. No solution yet, but for the long horizontal chrome trim on the rear fenders, I'm thinking of making that just a groove, maybe to intake air. I dunno.
4) It looks too "race-car" still. Maybe changing the shape of the cockpit surround. Again, I dunno.
Lost and searching, as usual...
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