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#181 Ira

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 04:57 AM

That decal really sets off the entire finish on the body. Without you telling us about the work with the pen, we wouldn't be able to tell. Nicely done Ira. What's next?


Thanks Brad!

I'm working on the Tires & Wheels and the Driver & Passenger Figures... B)

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:38 AM

What a cool imaginative project!

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:47 AM

Ira........I don`t know how I missed this?...........I REALY REALY love this one :wub: ........COOL!!!!!!!!



Thanks John!

So glad you like it... B)

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:08 PM

If only Ziggy Stardust were here to see this. Great job Ira, I can't wait to see it in "under glass". :)


Thanks Jacen!

Rocket Van is coming along quickly, it wont be long now... B)

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 06:44 AM

ROCKET VAN GETS SOME NEW WHEELS!!!

I am using 4 Fat Front Deals Wheels Tires on the Rocket Van. I am trying to fit them inside the body sides without sticking out. Not much room for these Wide Little Tires...

I started by trimming off the excess on the wheels. I saved about 3/8th inch width here! Now they will fit in much closer to the chassis.

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Next I glued the Tires together with Zap-A-Gap Green Label Glue.

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Then I sanded down the Ridge on the sidewalls of the Tires. I saved about an 1/8th inch width here!

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Now they should fit inside the the body just right... :)

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 06:50 AM

Good looking tires. Keep it going, Ira.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:55 AM

when you gone put some mud on it.


Good Question!

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:44 PM

NO MUD! A little moondust maybe but leave the mud off. ;)


Sounds Good!

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 05:44 AM

Exceptional job as always Ira.
Great work.
Corey


Thanks for the kind words Corey!

Glad you like it.... :)

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 05:32 PM

What a cool imaginative project!



Thanks Mark!

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:47 AM

THE DYNAMIC DUO!!!

Wallace & Gromit will be the drivers of the ROCKET VAN!

Since Wallace & Gromit built thier own ROCKET and flew it to the Moon, I figured they were qualified for the Rocket Van.
The W & G Heads came from the Anti-Pesto Van Model, from the Curse of the Were-Rabbit Movie. I painted them with Acrylics.

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Then I sprayed them with Testors DullCoat Spray. I painted the Eyes, Teeth and Gromit's Nose with High Gloss Clear.

Here's Wallace...

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Gromit is not too sure about this...

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B)

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:53 AM

Good looking tires. Keep it going, Ira.



Thank You Dr.!!!

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 02:43 PM

I love this build. It's fun and always makes me smile. Great job!



Thanks Jon!!!

Me Too... :lol: :D :P

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:44 AM

Tooooo Cool I love your cartoon cars...works of art they are!

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:16 PM

Tooooo Cool I love your cartoon cars...works of art they are!


Thanks for the kind words!

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:05 PM

MAKIN' PROGRESS!!!


I got all the Windows made & glued in place! Here is the View into the Rear Window...

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Then I was able to glue the Engine Room/Interior in place!

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Wallace & Gromit are Ready to Go!

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I WONDER...WHAT'S NEXT?

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:07 PM

Is this the coolest van ever?.......... Yes! Awesome work, I love it! It makes me feel happy :P

Roy the Ford guy

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:25 PM

Maybe I missed it and maybe it is intentional, but every time I come back to look at updates on this, I hear the title sung to Elton John's Rocket Man.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:05 AM

Is this the coolest van ever?.......... Yes! Awesome work, I love it! It makes me feel happy :P

Roy the Ford guy


Thanks for the kind words Roy!

Glad you like it... :)

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 08:00 AM

Ira.......You have an icredible imagination and vision when it comes to these conversions. Wallace and Grommit? Go figure! But on the other hand, when it comes to these type of builds.....you are a master.

Great work and craftsmanship. Absolutely awesome!