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#1 Intmd8r

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 07:29 AM

This a is build that I'm partcularly proud of. It's many first for me, including the first finished model in close to 15 years, the first weathered model I have attempted, my first time using PE parts, and my first Diorama. While not everything turned out like I expected, I still had fun learning and experimenting with techniques.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 07:34 AM

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 07:45 AM

Good work! Look forward to seeing more from you.

I think Cranky'll love this one.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 03:27 AM

Very nice! I really like it!

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 03:46 AM

I like your attention to detail, all those little fiddley bits really make a difference.

Great job.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 05:11 AM

Very real looking rust....... great work.

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#7 Intmd8r

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 05:13 AM

Thanks for the positive coments. Aparently my photo files are too large to upload, so you can see the rest of them here:http://s1146.photobu...o533/Intmd8r01/ ; )

-For additional detail, I used garbage bag ties for the fuel and brake lines. I just stripped the paper and super glued them in place.
-The hood hinges were scratch built using left over plastic trees and throtle return springs from Model Car Garage.
-For the oil leaks, I used Indian Ink. The engine "gunk" is Indian Ink brushed over putty.
-The base is what's left over from and Acrylic display case that had an unfortunate shelf accident. I sprayed it with Ashphalft undercoating. No happy with the result, I took a quilted papper towel to it while it was still wet to give it a more realistic texture. Next I misted grey primer and then a little flat black over that. I couldn't be more thrilled with how it turned out!
-For the debris, I was going to purchase some Diorama leaves at $12 a bag. Upon closer inspection, I realized that it didn't look any different than fish food, so I went to my local Dollar store and purchased some Goldfish Flakes.

The base looks unfinished to me, but I haven't seen any sort of extras that would make it more complete yet. Perhaps something will jump out at me later.

Now if anyone has some hungry Gold Fish, I have more than enough flakes to go around........

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:50 AM

This is crazy! I love the detail in this! how did you do the windsheild?

also, great Idea with the fish food. I'll be using that.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 04:19 PM

The windsheild is a funny story. It fell off my bench and I acutally stepped on it as you can see from the virtical crack down the middle. To salvage it, I used a sharp knife for the lines (or cracks) and cut a hole into what was left of the windshield. Not at all what I intended, but I guess it turned out OK.

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 08:14 AM

*Updated Pics*

I felt something was missing. So I added a broken and weathered fence and spare hood. The hood was left over form the kit and the fence is made of popsicle sticks and balsa wood for the fence posts. Ink was applied to the wood and lightly sanded for the weathered look.

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 11:07 AM

WOW!!! Steve that looks great i love all of the little things you did to her. whats funny is i am currently working on three franklin mint diecasts of the same car one for a customer and two from parts cars i had lying around. i will post them when completed. cranky will flip when he sees yours. the green door is a cool touch. you now have rust fever.lolkeep up the great work.

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 11:41 AM

Heaven knows I'm not a rust person, but HOLY COW what a fantastic display. Even the crud on the battery!! I am truly amazed. Dr. Cranky is going flip if he sees this one.

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 11:18 AM

Great build! I love weathering models, and this is amazing for a first attempt! I am especially fond of that cracked window =)






Could someone un-noob me? What does PE stand for? Everytime I see it I think of Plastique Explosive hahaha

Edited by carchub, 10 June 2012 - 11:19 AM.