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Duel Plymouth Valiant conversion

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#21 charlie8575

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:42 PM

Wow.

 

I agree with John. If that body/interior were to be cast, I'd buy one in a second. Valiants rule.

 

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:42 PM

This is sooo cool! I would have never thought to attempt this even tho I love to alter model car bodies. You're doing a great job, and thanks to the reference foto supplier on the pillar! I'm going to follow this one!



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Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:25 AM

Thanks everyone :) 

 

I got the bodywork done in a day and i spent most of the day spraying primer and sanding into shape and i got a bit carried away and painted it up without fixing the rear bumper to body shape as spkgibson suggested. but seeing as the paint came out good i wont be fixing it.

 

Fred- the build of the Peterbilt i have seen and when the time comes that will prove a very helpful guide. The diorama base is going to be finished after the valiant, then i will just need the truck...

 

Thanks for posting those valiant pictures Tom, i found them very useful for getting the door tops and lower c pillars into shape.

 

Jake- at the moment I'm going with the kit engine, i don't see much point putting the correct slant 6 in if the hood will always be closed..

 

For those interested in a resin I believe there is another modeler working on the same thing and they intend to cast it, theirs looks very good...



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Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:28 AM

ok... its picture time:

 

 

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More coming soon..



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Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:29 AM

Forgot to ad the hood got a lot of dust and dirt onto it some how and i had to sand it back, it should be painted soon if it stops raining..

 

anyway let me know what you think.



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Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:53 AM

Looks like your doing a fine job to me.



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Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:27 AM

Lookin nice so far!



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Posted 01 February 2013 - 01:06 PM

Just watched that movie a couple nights ago!

 

Great conversion job! B)



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Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:38 PM

A lot of work behind on this one, it does feel good to get it painted doesn't it? Looks fantastic to me, really nice bodywork you have done, and the paint looks smooth and shiny too. Really nice.



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Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:43 PM

Awsume work, really nice progress...



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Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:24 PM

nice color



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Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:27 PM

Thanks everyone.

I've got my foil so after work today it should have al the shiny :)


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Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:04 AM

That came out very nicely.

 

I'll be keeping an eye open for that resin body. Any idea who's doing it?

 

Charlie Larkin



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Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:23 PM

Thanks Charlie.

 

Here is a link to the other one i was talking about.

 

http://www.therpf.co...-s-duel-168486/



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Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:16 PM

Thats realy looking good . Have you managed to get hold of the right wheels yet ?



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Posted 10 February 2013 - 08:23 PM

Thanks Charlie.

 

Here is a link to the other one i was talking about.

 

http://www.therpf.co...-s-duel-168486/

Looks like that guy's Val is coming along quite nicely as well :) .

I do , however , agree with the other members' assertions regarding the roof ; it looks chopped ! I know wherein the problem is : the builder added styrene strips along the upper door line , which was unnecessary .

On the other hand , the builder's workmanship is super clean and well-executed . I certainly wish him success as well :)  , and would like to see both your build and the other forum's member's version , too .

 

Keep up the superb work , Impala !



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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:15 AM

Very nicely done....Impressive workmanship...Not any east conversion to do at all.....I can't wait to  see the finished build.



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Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:30 PM

Thanks everyone.

David - The wheels i havn't got yet, i cant find anything close so it looks like they will have to be scratch built.

 

anyone know of something similar to this:

 

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It is basically done now, but its on its roof with glue drying so i couldn't take pictures. i should have pics soon.

 

here's the interior for now...

 

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that white stuff is PVA glue for the dash, i took the dash out for the pic as it was in the way.....

 

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I modified the wheel so it was like the valiant an added Davids suitcase on the back seat. the interior isn't exact but its close.

 

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more soon.



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:37 PM

I have almost finished just need to make some wheels for it and add the licence plates....

 

I didn't put a driver in it as i have decided to not make a diorama for it yet.. if i need to i can easily pop it appart and add the driver for the diorama later.

the reason for it is i have got a few builds lined up (probably 4 or 5 months worth) and after those are done the truck will take quite a while to complete so there is not much point making a big diorama unless I've got the truck.

 

Enjoy:

 

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:40 PM

More:

 

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let me know what you think.