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#141 GerN

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 03:10 AM

I've been looking through this build again, and I'm wondering about the rear fender crease:  consider making it parallel to the ground instead of tilting down toward the rear.  I think this would appear to lift the rear a bit and give a more balanced look.



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Posted 30 January 2014 - 05:39 AM

It's the way the body is sitting on the wheels that's giving it a rake. In that pic it's just sitting on the wheels, there isn't a frame under there yet. The rake is making the rockers look weird too. They ARE straight. I put a straight edge on them last night.

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 06:28 AM

amazing



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Posted 30 January 2014 - 06:34 AM

Here it is without the rake

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 12:46 PM

So Cooooool.



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 04:02 AM

The side view at the bottom of page seven shows the crease above the rear tire pretty clearly.  My thought is shiny paint will bring out the "droop" look this crease seems to me to give the back half of your car.  On the other hand, it does echo the slant of the front fender.  I really like this model, and I'm just trying to be helpful, not a pest.



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 06:46 AM

The side view at the bottom of page seven shows the crease above the rear tire pretty clearly.  My thought is shiny paint will bring out the "droop" look this crease seems to me to give the back half of your car.  On the other hand, it does echo the slant of the front fender.  I really like this model, and I'm just trying to be helpful, not a pest.


I appreciate the help. I will take a look at it. The thing i have to see if it's an issue with thebody crease or an optical illusion in the photo due to the coke bottle shape of the car. Any suggestions on what to do about it?

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 09:44 AM

You might try rubbing that area of the body with a paper towel.  This will bring up some shine and help to tell if there is a problem.  If so and the body behind the crease is thick enough, I'd try sanding it out on one side.  Then I'd compare the two sides and decide whether simply removing it was an improvement, and whether or not to add a new crease parallel to the bottom of the body.  If it helps, I've been working on a custom based on the AMT 1955 Corvette, and am trying to do something similar.  This kit is terrible; I'm sorry I started working on it, but here I am.  I need to reshape the lower back of the rear fenders which are not even close to correct.  In my case, I've filled in Bondo behind the area to be removed because quite a bit must go.  This is your model, so your opinion is really the only one that matters.



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 11:52 AM

thats cool that you got to meet chip!

 

any updates on this one?

 

cheers

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 01:39 PM

Ya know in the beginning I was like that ain't looking right, but looking at the progression you made throughout it really came around. That looks pretty darned awesome now. Can't wait to see more!!!!!!