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#1 Modelbuilder Mark

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 03:42 PM

I started on this project about 5 months ago, and got just a few days work done before havnig to pack up for a move to our new house. Now, we are getting settled in, and I can start building again, so this is first on the bench.

This is intened to be an early 60's style custom, and is part of ModelCarsUnlimited group build 3-N-One where the object is to take three or more major body parts from different kits, and create your own unique vehicle. To that end, I am working on C-N-Things. I main cab is made from cutting down the side panels of a Paddy wagon kit, and using the sides to form the back of the cab. The enterior will be tuck-n-roll using plastruct half round. The roof was also cut from the Paddy Wagon, but had to be narrowed, and shortened. I will have more pics of the roof in the next couple of days. The fenders and bed are from the '29 Ford Rat Rod kit, and the bed has bene shortened about 6 scale inches. The cowl and dash will likely come from the same Paddy Wagon kit, but not possitive yet. The grille may be a 32 Ford Unit or custom one similar to the Ala-Kart. The engine is still undecided, but will be something more for show that go, with lots of chrome.


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Posted 02 March 2012 - 03:52 PM

Very nice start Mark! I'm anxious to see the rest of it come together.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 04:52 PM

Looks great so far Mark. That 3-N-1 build sounds like it would be fun. Kind of what I'm in the process of now. Body of the 53 Vicky, top of a 66 Mustang and chassis and interior of a 06 Mustang. Engine block is a Polar Lights NASCAR 427. Fun project.

Keep up the progress.

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#4 Modelbuilder Mark

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 07:44 AM

Thanks Bartser, I will keep updates posted. Trying to get it done by May for the Desert Scale Classic here in Phoenix.

@ Modlbldr, maybe there could be a similar build project here on this site!?

Well, off to the bench now.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 09:30 AM

GREAT INTERIOR MARK!!!

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 10:12 AM

I like this idea, especially the shortened bed and full fenders. Lookin' 4ward 2 c finished project.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 06:25 PM

Thanks Ira and Hoosierfarmboy (also a Hoosier myself from Anderson, although I now live in Phoenix area).
I managed to get almost a full day of model building in today

These first pictures show where I took the the Paddy Wagon roof and narrowed and shortened it, ended up being 4 pieces in order to use the backside of the roof lip.
I have also removed all the texture as I want the paint to be smooth like the rest of the body.



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Posted 03 March 2012 - 06:28 PM

Will be using and modifying the cowl/firewall from the Paddy Wagon kit, as well as a bench seat from a Monogram Woody kit

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 06:30 PM

Will be using a frame from on old built up as well, with a few modifications.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 04:10 AM

Got more done on C-N-Things. Found a seat from an old Monogram kit, but since it was molded in the bucket I had to cut it free which resulted in no sides. I used some two part Milliput putty to mold some in. In this picture below it has the rough coat of primer/filler and still needs sanded. I also am using the 32 grille from the Switchers kit. Also, since this is on the 60s style of custom, I am making a Tonneau cover and then covering it with simulated tuck-n-roll with half round plastruct, still drying in this pic so not yet trimmed.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 04:11 AM

Oh, and here is a shot of the cowl after molding the Milliput on there as well. Now it fits down over the frame/fenders like it should.
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 08:31 AM

The Ala Kart axle needed to be narrowed a bit, so while I was at it, I decided to make new spindles so the front wheels could be posed.
I got a lower lip on the cowl to retain the windshield, and started modifying front suspension pieces from the Ala-Kart to use.
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 08:33 AM

Hey Mark! Long time no see, bud. :)

Cool project. I have a thing for c-cabs so you've definitely got my attention.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 08:34 AM

SO cool!

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 12:01 PM

Thanks gentlemen!

Thanks for the feedback man. How have you been sir?

Hey Mark! Long time no see, bud. :)

Cool project. I have a thing for c-cabs so you've definitely got my attention.



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Posted 22 March 2012 - 01:37 PM

Some days I wonder but it turns out I ain't dead yet. :D

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 08:29 AM

I got some more done. I cut the molded in tie rod off and made a new one from brass rod, used the ends of the original piece. After Narrowing the front axle, I put the spindles back on using brass the brass rod from previous pics, and trimmed pins will hold them in place allowing them to be posed. Finally, I added sheet styrene to the the fender section to create a floorboard. I have a lot to do, but am planning on trying to have this done by the 21st. Should be under paint this weekend.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 04:00 PM

Got a little more done this weeked but not too many pictures. Here is the first trial shot of the transmision tunnel and the frame showing the crossmember and engine supports from the Ala Kart kit.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 05:47 PM

Took the Ala Kart rear axle, like the looks but not the fact it was upper and lower molded seperate. Stripped the chrome, molded together, and reshot with Alclad
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Also, the front axle shot with Alclad after the modifications
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Also, the front firewall in what I am pretty sure is the final configuration, ready for final primer
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 12:51 AM

very nice work Mark!