Wow, awesome job on both car and boat.
1960 Impala Custom and his Hemi Hydro
Posted 28 January 2013 - 05:04 AM
Wow! Very creative work! Styling the boat to match the Impala was a great idea. Good color scheme, too. Nice job!
Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:01 AM
Wow... what an idea, this looks awesome. You have great skills to get the impala and boat looking sooo perfect, this would make one hell of a 1:1 project...
Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:39 PM
Thank you very much for comments buddies!
I appreciate it.
Thanks Dominik, that would be great. I used to have a kit when I was a kid that had a chevy step side pickup with a race boat on the back, " Revell Mach 1 formula one Racing" and never finished it. After seeing this build I've been looking for different kits with boats and came across one that has a chevy truck with a hemi-hydro boat on the back and I would really like to get that kit and hopefully finish it this time. What kit did you build yours off of? Again, great looking build.
sorry, i forgot to search for wip-pictures. i will do it this weekend, cause my pictures on the server were gone...looking forward to find them.
Beautiful, I love the '60 Chevy and the boat just puts it over the top. Super Cool build. May I make a suggestion? Maybe, just maybe add some lights or decals on the back of the boat to mimic the tail lights on the back of the car. Just throwing it out as a thought. It's bad a$$ either way.
perhaps, you will laugh: i thought about it, to make some backlights. but after painting white, it looks so smooth...
Thanks again for comments!
Edited by Dominik, 07 February 2013 - 09:40 PM.
Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:00 AM
i searched my storage and here they are...some pictures of the progress
First a look in the enginebay of the Impala:
...and a look inside:
Lets go to the Customboat.
The selfmade dashboard:
The parts of the body i needed...
...and the first fit on the Hemihydro.
you see the backside from the boat at this time is still there. i partly cutted out the sidewalls, to fit the "doors" from the Impala in a smooth line with the boatbody:
here i cutted out the back of the boat, filled the sidetrim with styrene and built the separation between the engine compartment and seats:
Edited by Dominik, 10 February 2013 - 01:00 AM.
Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:01 AM
Next step after (much) sanding and filling the body, i scratchbuilt the trunklid:
a comparison to the original:
The most work is done.
first primer to the complete boat with panels and buttom inside, adapted bench, scratchbuilt center console, the lid ready:
These works (from cutting the gluebomb-Impala till prime the boat) took from Jan.2012 till May 2012. A lot of filling, sanding...the paintjob was the "lousy" free section.
Thanks for interest buddies
Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:43 AM
Whoa ! ! Whoa Nelly ! !
Outstanding body work Dominik.
I hope this starts a trend (Hauler/Boat).
Hmmm..there is a gluebomb bass boat in my stash...hmmm?
Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:02 AM
WOW! Thanks for putting up the WIP Dominik, it shows that you had to put a lot of work into this thing. Building that trunk lid was an accomplishment in itself. Great job on both car and boat. Thanks for sharing.
Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:29 PM