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#1 IronMunkie

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 01:53 AM

Figured I'd build something cool - with an actual plan from the start.
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Anyway...

The idea is to build this:

'69 GTX.
Full custom fabricated Sub frame - inspired by Marcus Jones and his '68 Charger - here: http://www.modelcars...16
Some deep dish scale 19-20" wheels with some serious rubber in the bum.
Schmick paint job - two tone. Acid Green ontop of black, with a silver pin stripe separating the two - then Flat Black Bumble bee stripe on the back. (maybe on the black bumble bee stripe) Gloss black window surround, etc - all chrome will be gloss black.
Fully detailed engine bay with a 426 HEMI - with a stock interior.


Hoping she comes out pretty good.


EDIT: Ok - so I may end up only building a custom rear subframe - I have to wait until my wheels arrive to be sure - In the mean time - I'm still gonna build the full subframe just to prove to myself that I can with my limited resources. :-D


Anyway pics so far:
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Side trim shaved, badges shaved, side markers filled and shaved. Shot this side in primer to see how it came out, minor sanding and a little bog to go. :lol:

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Rear subframe on the left - I've progressed a tad further since then - but I dunno if it'll hold...



Anyway - more pics to come as I get further tonight while I watch Smokey and the Bandit 2.

Suggestions and criticism welcome. :-)

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 02:06 AM

So far so good. Lets see some more.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 06:32 AM

That's what I'm thinking - it's the main car I have as my "Idea's" picture - and that First pic is my PC wallpaper.. lol.


I still dunno whether I go full black with green highlights.

Or the Two tone..


Anyone got suggestions?

You posting that makes me set on the Gloss black bumpers - thinking about molding them in too...

Edited by IronMunkie, 18 July 2012 - 06:33 AM.


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Posted 18 July 2012 - 07:23 AM

great diea!

i have a pro touring charger in the works now.....

keep it goin!
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Posted 18 July 2012 - 10:27 AM

i'll be watching this one closely.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:55 PM

more pictures - ended up going with my Two tone look.

And it's f'ing bright Green. lol.

anyway...
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440 cubes in the process of painting - Chrysler Orange.

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Basic Subframe - I am hoping to get some solid bar to work with - but It's not too bad working with the hollow bar. Didn't set at the right angles - it's higher, but it's not... "In your face" enough like the AM Chassis.
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Showing the cross bar to mount the springs and shocks onto off the Diff.
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Primed.
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Wet sanded.
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SHIIIIIIIINNNNNYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hood is going the green too - but the vents on either side (the orange bit.. lol) I am painting matte black.



Comments and Criticism welcome. :-)


This is also my First time using my Airbrush - came out quite good.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 03:41 AM

ok - so there's been a SLIGHT.

Teency.

Weency.

little problem.



Masked up the green, noticed something weird under it...

The green paint, all shiny and awesome in it's appearance - bubbled up and peeled right off.
I have NOOOO clue why.


But it means I gotta have a slight colour change.
To Black

'Cause I got no green - and it was the last Green pot in Penrith.

:s


ANYWAY - repainted it.

Considering getting some brake fluid to demolish the paint and start over.

in the mean time - Interior.
And Sub frame. :-D

Ah well - repaint.

Edited by IronMunkie, 19 July 2012 - 03:52 AM.


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Posted 19 July 2012 - 07:38 AM

Oooooh :wub:
I have reserved a front row seat to watch this one :D
Sorry to hear about the paint mate :\ Owell, I reckon black will look awesome :)

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 07:36 PM

Yeah - gonna strip it back.

Anyone know anywhere in Oz, or over the pond that I can get cheap Evergreen stuff?

The guys over here in Penrith - kinda don't have any good modelling stock.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 01:16 AM

Not sure of anyone near Penrith, I got an order from Strada Sports last time I needed Evergreen. Great service and alot cheaper than any hobby shop I've seen in Aus. http://www.stradaspo...om/page120.html

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 02:49 AM

Thanks mate. :-)


Without Pics I can't pick what's what in the Styrene department.


But they have a nice selection of race-spec models. :-D

Edited by IronMunkie, 20 July 2012 - 02:50 AM.


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Posted 20 July 2012 - 03:37 AM

It was Acrylic primer, With Acrylic paint.

And I know EXACTLY what went wrong.


The solvent I used to thin the paint so I could spray it with the airbrush reacted with the Tape adhesive, causing the two to almost combine, then something else happened and it all started bubbling/peeling.


All good - gonna grab myself some brake fluid sometime next week while I'm not searching for a Job.. lol

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 08:01 AM

SORRY ABOUT YOUR PAINT JOB.BUT I LIKE WHAT YOUR DOING SO FAR KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 08:05 AM

Looks like it's going to be a cool build. I'll be checking this one out quite a bit.
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Posted 23 July 2012 - 02:23 AM

going to be a killer ride. sorry 'bout the paint... been there, done that.... plenty of times. you will recover!! what happened tp te hemi? thats ok, 440 powerplant will work just fine!!! keep plugging along