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#1 Gluhead

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 08:41 PM

I finally got my hands on a semi-decent camera. Here's my Scout II. I'll try to get some sunlight pics tomorrow, if the weather is cooperative.

It's essentially oob, with a small handful of tweaks.

Grill opened up from behind
Molded in headlights hogged out and replaced
Door handles opened up
4" Lift
Aluminum tubing exhaust tip
Scratchbuilt tube bumpers
Parts box Gas Cap
Side Mirrors extra material hogged out for better accuracy
MPC Desert Dog PCV's on Centerlines from an AMT '59 El Camino reissue with outer rims from the parts box added for some offset

I also added some strip plastic to the rocker areas of the chassis tub - a void that once filled made a massive improvement to how the body fits on the finished chassis. I was going to give the engine and bay the basic detailing, but after inspecting my research photos of the engine and finding that it was far enough from accurate to make it a quick and easy run, I decided to skip it and just let it all be.

For some reason, this thing is screaming to me to give it zebra striped seat covers, so I must oblige. It has to wait for me to get some decal sheet for the printer, though...so it's technically not quit finished. I'll probably add a few minor details as they come to me, like a ball for the hitch plate that I built into the rear bumper, maybe a winch and a couple off-road lights for the front. But for the moment I have other projects that I'd like to button up so I'm calling it done for now.

Thanks for looking, and I'm always open to suggestions and constructive criticism so feel free to offer if you have any.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:46 AM

good looking scout

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 03:47 AM

Very nice!
Only suggestion I might make is to paint detail the grille body color- on the 1:1 only the grille and headlamp bezels were chrome, but it does look good all chrome like on the kit.
Adding slightly larger, clear headlight lenses to this kit is one of the single most effective ways to improve it!

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 05:38 AM

Thanks, guys.

Yep, the lenses make a huge difference on this one. I was going for a quick finish here but once I opened up the grill there was no way I could skip that. I may still go back and paint the grill surround once I restock on BMF (that's the only way I can manage that masking job). You're right, it would tighten up the look of the front a good deal.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 09:00 AM

I can stand okay today so I took a couple models out into the sun and clicked off a few pics.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 09:10 AM

Nice. I have never seen one as a model.

My little brothers first vehicle was a 79 Scout II. 345 V8, AC was even cold.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 02:39 PM

AMT put it out a while back, you may still be able to find one at a local hobby shop or online.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 11:24 PM

Very nice.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 12:52 AM

It looks great I am not into using big words to say how a model looks but I'd say I looks close to real in my book. Good job well done.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 08:07 AM

Always liked the scouts my old man had one when I was I younger the thing was ugly as sin from rust but the thing plowed many a driveway for him and I. Until I hit a half buried axle that a guy chained his dog to and forgot to tell me about. Yours looks a lot nicer then that old thing. I like the wheels and the color

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:41 AM

Great looking Scout Chris!!! B)

You've gotta post that on ORM ;)

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:58 AM

Nice Scout!!!!!!

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 08:20 AM

Nice looking Scout Chris! I really like the color combo on it. Great looking work on the wheels also.

#14 Randy D

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 12:31 PM

Hi Chris, This is awesome!! Colors really work for this, can'nt wait to see the seats :)


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Posted 29 September 2012 - 12:34 AM

Nice corn binder.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 02:46 PM

good paint combo, nice job.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 02:52 PM

Really sharp scout, great color...

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 02:58 PM

Looks awesome! Perfect color choice.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 07:33 PM

Great "Sunshine" pixs..
Paint Rocks.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 05:36 PM

Good lookin' Scout Chris.