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When good money goes bad! Update 3/3/12

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#21 wraith

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 01:52 PM

Sweet!
But now what does the driver say? "Pardon me, do you have any Grey Pupon?' doesn't fit this Rolls now! lol!

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 03:19 PM

I like where you're going with this. Keep it up! :)

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 06:38 PM

Thanks for the kind words all. I am really enjoying this build and it seems to be moving along nicely. I was able to get a little work done this evening. Here goes!

First I scribes out the new door. I taped it off so that you can see it.
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Next I dumped the winged hood and made it a single. I think I want it to hinge forward.
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Lastly I removed the wood decals on both sides and almost finished off sanding the roof smooth
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I also picked my colors. They will be Testors White Lighting and Tamyia Mica Blue.

Thanks for looking.

#24 GrandpaMcGurk

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 05:23 AM

Yep...this should look right at home in the country club parking lot! Nice work.

#25 Modelbuilder Mark

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 03:43 PM

Looks like it may be the Mincraft/Hubley kit. Always wondered how that would look like that, but just could not pull it together in my mind's eye. I like where you are going with it.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 07:17 PM

Here is what I have been up to. First up interior

I picked out the door panels and the front seat from the parts box. I think they are from the 36 Ford not sure though.
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I am going to cover up the panels with my own design.

I also filled in the back of the seat.
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Next I was able to find these blue stones that I think scream 1%
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The dash was next to get a update. The dash was from the parts box, some year Corvette.
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Not to sure about this. Tried to make it look more realistic. I hollowed it out then filled it with styrene strips
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That is all for now. Thanks for following along.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 10:18 PM

Not to put a dampner on this, but do you know that you have to have written permission from Rolls Royce before you do any work on one of their vehicles no matter it's age, they also have to be inspected before, during & after any work is completed... :huh:

Looking great though, yet another build for me to follow... :)

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 04:02 AM

It looks great. Andrew I think thats sad that there that controlling of their product.

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 07:23 AM

It looks great. Andrew I think thats sad that there that controlling of their product.


When I left schoolin '82 I went to work in a body shop, we had a Silver Shadow come in for some body work to be done, and before we could even touch it someone from Rolls had to come out and view each and every bit of work we did, no bondo was to be used it had to be all lead filled, plus, to move it to and from the owners home it was trailered, it had to be under a cover, very anal...

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 05:26 PM

When I left schoolin '82 I went to work in a body shop, we had a Silver Shadow come in for some body work to be done, and before we could even touch it someone from Rolls had to come out and view each and every bit of work we did, no bondo was to be used it had to be all lead filled, plus, to move it to and from the owners home it was trailered, it had to be under a cover, very anal...


I guess that I can understand why they do it that way. If I paid that much for a car I would want the best service for the entire life of the car. Maybe I will send them a picture of the final build and see if I get a response.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 03:00 PM

I would not worry the least on any kind of approval as this is a model kit. Not so sure how Rolls could even hold an owner accountable for the repairs to thei vehicle, unless it is something they as a company are paying for or subsidising etc. If you own it, it is yours, beat it with a sledge if you like and use it in your yard as a decoration. (My wife's ex-parent's in law have one, and treat it like ######, it was left to them in a will)

Now, if you are a repair shop, and you want to maintain your "authorized RR repair" status, that would be a different issue. That falls back on the shop, not the customer.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 08:28 AM

I think it would come down to "where are you going to get parts?". I'm not sure if RR parts would be available from Advance or Auto Zone. :) I'd be willing to bet that unless you got knock offs or recycled parts, you gotta go through the manufacturer.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 11:08 AM

Wonder if this one was a "factory approved" version...

Found it in someones Billetproof blog and thought it might inspire.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 12:16 PM

@torinobradley, that is nice man, thanks for finding that

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 12:23 PM

Sorry about that I even checked the spelling before I posted.

Thank you for all of the nice comments. I am think that I need to pie cut the deck lid to make it a little more stream line. What do you all of you think? Tonight I hope to turn the hood from a two piece to a single piece and a few other things. Does anyone know what it a good fat/wide white wall tire. I do not want to rod my only good set from my Revell 49 Merc.

Thanks again.

I was in at the local "Wally World" (Walmart) & saw a "Limited Edition" Jada die-cast of a '72 Chevy Pick-up that has a beautiful set of wide whites, they are on a set of chrome wheels with "baby moon" caps,with the centers of the wheels in red. really nice tires, even though the wheels might not be what you're looking for, they do go along with the "lead sled" look. Oh, by the way, nice build!

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 03:03 PM

Wonder if this one was a "factory approved" version...

Found it in someones Billetproof blog and thought it might inspire.

That is AWESOME!!!!! The paint scheme will be the same but just different colors. Thanks for posting it. It has given me great motivation.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 03:31 PM

Sweet!

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 01:54 PM

BIG improvement! You smoothed the "stuffy" look out of the design. Love the top and hood design. Looking forward to seeing more.