Aztec Warrior 1950 Ford custom Lowrider Pick up
Posted 03 March 2014 - 12:51 PM
Finally got a brake light and headlight set up, the tail lights not sure if the tan "resin" part will be painted to look like stone or ill just alclad it then glue to truck and trailer and the headlights will be integrated into the front bumper "hands", that will actually be free standing in what the Aztecs used to use in battle, they would strap these things to their back as a show of force for battle, ill paint it just like they used to have them and add a headlight lens in the center piece that is indented, then apoxie that to the bumper where the hand is.
Edited by Darren B, 03 March 2014 - 12:54 PM.
Posted 03 March 2014 - 01:01 PM
Darren, your theme work amazes me, especially with all the little doo-dads and parts that you find and incorporate into your builds. Great work.
Posted 04 March 2014 - 03:27 AM
Darren, I'm always impressed and entertained by these thematic builds of yours. You have a way of "over-doing it" without it seeming "over-done"
Posted 04 March 2014 - 10:25 AM
Thanks David, its my followers and comments like yours that keep me going to finish these things...........
Posted 05 March 2014 - 07:14 AM
Posted 05 March 2014 - 11:33 AM
I actually mocked it up with lake pipes. It looked pretty good, and speaking of hyroglifics thats whats up on deck for my Egyptian raider build that i have in the works as welll, not sure if this one will have lake pipes but they do look cool on it...
Posted 09 March 2014 - 11:48 PM
I am finally working on the stromberg carbs as I just found a part I had been looking for a month now, so i can get the linkage and fuel lines installed.
Posted 11 March 2014 - 11:36 PM
Having a real hard time deciding what color or colors to paint this thing........................out of all of them i keep coming back to the lime green as it will be better for the ghost effect graphics but i think it will not compliment the painted foam pieces enough, ill have to keep mulling over the possibilities......
Posted 12 March 2014 - 02:02 AM
When I think of Aztecs I think of gold. Maybe a jungle green?
They were also fond of leopards.
Whatever you pick, you'll find a way to make it work.
Posted 12 March 2014 - 05:45 AM
Been too long since I checked in on this build!
Looking great, Darren!!!
Posted 23 March 2014 - 10:57 PM
Thanks David and Danno,
working on the linkages and after looking at the pic i can see i have to sand the strip down as the piece of strip plastic i have was way to wide, a few hits with an emery board should do it, and at my age I can tell I need a magnifier as my eyes are crossed bad, I want to detail the engine out totally but may regret it due to the complexity of all the work involved......
Posted 30 March 2014 - 10:13 PM
Found something new to add to the truck, not sure where but will find a spot.
Tried out some patterns, gold on the right and root beer on the left but its that fast dry laquer from testors, so it did not do well when I peeled it, will have to rethink the color now.......
Posted 31 March 2014 - 10:30 AM
not a good test piece, not liking how the paint seperates from the tape line, back to square 1 for paint ideas......
Posted 03 April 2014 - 01:50 PM
did another test and it worked really good, now to figure out what patterns to use.
Posted 03 April 2014 - 01:58 PM
Are you going to be able to make down to DSC? This baby would look great on the table . . . right here in the middle of Hollywood Jim's stomping grounds!
She would kinda agitate the force a little, you know?
Edited by Danno, 03 April 2014 - 01:59 PM.
Posted 04 April 2014 - 12:22 AM
I wish I could go to the DSC, some of my buds at the Albuquerque Scale Modelers always go but i never have the funds for the trip. Maybe one day I ll be able to make it. Not only that but this thing is far from ready , I was hoping to have it ready by June for a regional contest here in turkey town but way to much to finish on this thing yet.
Edited by Darren B, 04 April 2014 - 12:24 AM.
Posted 04 April 2014 - 02:58 AM
We'll miss you, Darren. The guys from ASM always brighten up the DSC day, and just hoped you'd be able to make the trip with that impressive project of yours!
Keep plugging away on the Warrior! It's looking great.