SCREAMING YELLOW ZONKER
Posted 25 March 2012 - 05:06 AM
Posted 25 March 2012 - 05:42 AM
Posted 25 March 2012 - 08:41 AM
The chassis on the right is straight from the can......the one on the left was textured and has been washed with flat black and a little of that wonderful stuff they call "patina" added.
Your call....I do believe that with a little care it would make for a pretty realistic bed coating in small scale.......ya think?
Posted 25 March 2012 - 08:45 AM
Posted 25 March 2012 - 09:24 AM
I'm sure someone will say that should have been a how tip...not stuck in the zonker thread.
Well spank me and send me to the corner.....as far as I'm concerned, if I post my way of doing this or that in this thread and anyone want's to know how I did it......please feel free to ask.
Back to the eye candy......... part of a 1/6th water pump cut down, added some bells and whistles and this is what came out.
The inspection cover was rough shaped from Ren Shape along with the body of the 4-speed trans, that odd looking bit of white plastic will be the mechanical clutch lever........we didn't have juice clutches back in the day.
Edited by GrandpaMcGurk, 25 March 2012 - 09:26 AM.
Posted 25 March 2012 - 09:54 AM
Posted 25 March 2012 - 11:46 AM
Here's a couple more pics of where I'm at......gotta go jam some groceries down the pie hole.
Posted 25 March 2012 - 11:48 AM
Aww shucks...you don't like the goofy face Adam?....how 'bout if I tweak it little......
Just kiddin' pal, I will be using the shell (NO EYE BALLS) but the mask will be white and there will be a black hood and cape that I'm going to try to flow back to the fire wall before the paint goes to screaming yellow.
I'm still not very fond of it. May be because I don't like the scream movies, maybe because this makes otherwise very Roth'ish Build too... Well serious, but in a strange way. Like everything else though.
Btw. Cast object OT #2:
Try this once, take Revell glue (the one they call Contacta, so the real stuff that "welds" plastic together, or for that mater, any glue that does that) and an old quite hard Brush (can eben be one that you already destroyed with paint or whatever) that you cut off the hair at about 5 milimeters off the metalflange. Then coat the "to look like cast" part with the glue. Wait of few minutes until the plastic gets soft and when that's the case just bang' on that bit with the brush holding it in about 90 degree angle to the surface. You can also try the other side (the wooden stick) here and there. After you did that over the whole thing, let it dry, and after a coat of laquer you can sit down and congratulate yourself on the amazing cast metal plastic thing you got there.
Edited by Mr.Zombie, 25 March 2012 - 11:51 AM.
Posted 25 March 2012 - 12:03 PM
Your stipple technique sounds like the bomb and I'll give it a try but for this weird one off build the one shot rattle can will accomplish what I need it to. Thanks for the tip.
Posted 25 March 2012 - 12:15 PM
Posted 26 March 2012 - 08:51 AM
I had to indulge heavily in the fudge factor when it cam time to cobble up a tail shaft for the trans. It had to have the speedo cable opening, a cross member mount and a pad to mount the shifter and linkage on...problem was that if I made it any where near as long as it should be....I'd have no real estate left for a drive shaft.
Anyway, what I wound up with is the stubby little tail shaft in the pics.
Edited by GrandpaMcGurk, 26 March 2012 - 08:52 AM.
Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:19 AM
Man, I hate sanding......anyway here's a few shots of the body....she's getting' close to being ready for paint.
Posted 09 April 2012 - 12:08 PM
Posted 09 April 2012 - 12:37 PM
Truly Epic in proprtion and execution.
Posted 09 April 2012 - 12:49 PM
Marvelous work you're doing, Don.
Posted 09 April 2012 - 03:28 PM
Yeah I think that's what it was called Jim. It wasn't very pretty or shiny, ha, ha.
Looked a bit like house paint applied with a broom.
I'm working on building up the frame and suspension now. It's going to have to be pretty sturdy........even though I cut down and gutted the 1/6th die cast block it's still a hefty chunk compared to plastic. Should have some more pics soon.