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'66 (or maybe '65) Shelby Zombie Hunter


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#1 Megazord_man

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 06:43 AM

Hi,

With a few hours to spare before my deadline expires I've managed to complete the '66 Ford Shelby GTO Zombie Hunter from Dark World Creations and Revell. I must say that this was an enjoyable build and paint job using new techniques and some new to me paint (like AK mud and Mig Rain marks).

John

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#2 FrancoZanella

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 06:50 AM

Fantastic .....
Congratulations

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 06:57 AM

I love your Post-apoc stuff,I would buy the resin kits too,but I just can't justify spending that kind off money on a model.No matter what though,you are an excellent builder that I hope to see more work from.Mind if we see some shots from under the hood?

Edited by Austin T, 24 November 2012 - 06:57 AM.


#4 Megazord_man

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 06:59 AM

Many thanks guys - the resin isn't cheap at all, but does go toward making a lovely final product.

Ah, Sorry - I glued the hood down as I didn't want it knocking the M2 off, but I'll do some pictures of the underside a little later.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 12:59 PM

Love it, what a great vehicle. Thank you for sharing.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 03:39 PM

I want to thank John for the permission to make a nice video out of his gorgeous build.

WATCH VIDEO HERE:

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 05:38 PM

B)
John, Looks like you have been "CRANKED!!"
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Nice looking build Man!
I really like that front end!!
How did You do it?
Thank You for sharing
Later
Russ
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Posted 24 November 2012 - 06:35 PM

unique and well done

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 07:30 PM

So cool...! :o awe

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 07:47 PM

Just out of the park with this model. The rust, the colors, not to mention the weapons. Just wonderful.
DJ

#11 Megazord_man

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 08:57 PM

Many thanks everyone, your fine comments are very cool.

Regarding the front end I used the hair spray method - first I payed down a mottled coat of rust colours, browns blacks and oranges to give it a natural look rather than being uniform. I then sealed that with a clear matt coat ( testors dullcoat) to give it some protection from the next couple of stages. Hair spray (being challenged in that area myself means that I had to make a special purchase) was then used to cover it in a thin layer. I then sprayed the whole area grey but kept it uniform, some areas were think others so thin you could see the brown underneath.

Using warm water and a stiff brush I then wore the grey paint away in a random pattern just leaving enough to still some grey and some brown. The hairspray acts as a sacrificial barrier that almost melts away under some warm water and scrubbing. I then used a white soft pencil to do the chalk marks. Using some orange colours and a sponge I enhanced the rust effects in a few locations and then painted a few streaks as well.

For the welds I sprayed very thin lines of black over each seam, then painted the actual weld silver and finally applied a thinned wash of black paint along the seam (to settle in the low spots).

Phew, sounds like a pain when written out but it's one of those things you do where the results are very satisfying to see step by step.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 09:02 PM

Ah, I just spotted the video,

Thanks so much Dr, I love it!

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:52 AM

Incredible! I am in awe. B)

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:39 PM

once again mate, awesome stuff!

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:26 PM

BADASS!!!!!!!!

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:06 PM

Very nice John! Excellent use of those new paints and all.