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#1 Hollywood Jim

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:37 AM

Hey guys, here is my next project.  I’m already a few weeks into this project so I will post some progress pictures in the next few days so you can catch up to where I am in the building process.

 

 

My inspiration is this drawing I found on the H.A.M.B. Forum, drawn by Jeff Norwell.

 

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I want to do a 1/25th scale garage diorama all in black and white except for the car.  The car will be the only thing in color.

I did some mock-ups so I could see what it would look like and determine the size of things.

 

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I started with the car.  The garage will depict a scene from around 1957.  The car will be a period correct 32’ Ford.  Something like this:

 

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The first thing was to create a correct stock frame.  A stock frame is pictured on the bottom.  I started with the Revell frame on the top.  In the middle is the Revell frame with some modifications.

 

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#2 Jim B

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:49 AM

Nice concept. I like your mockup.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:54 AM

This should be cool Jim.  I can't wait to see the finished product.



#4 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:25 AM

Oh yes, your retirement has been really good for us!  Keep the eye candy coming.



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Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:47 AM

Looking Forward to this one Jim, I remember a few years back when Raybestos gave away the real car pictured.



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Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:35 AM

you're gonna need some grey in there .....



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Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:38 AM

Oh yes, your retirement has been really good for us! Keep the eye candy coming.

 

 

It's not the 'retirement' ... it's getting him back here in the dry heat and surrounding him with inspirational characters club members!

 

That's what's done it. B)


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Posted 21 December 2012 - 12:57 PM

This looks to be interesting.



#9 Hollywood Jim

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:29 PM

Thank you guys !!

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:39 PM

I, too, am looking forward to this. I had a sneak peek at some of this and its really cool already.



#11 Hollywood Jim

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:39 PM

Here are some of the parts for the car.  I made stock interior door inserts.

 

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The guy who is building this car got a Hemi engine from a wrecked 1955 Chrysler 300.

 

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Here is how the car looks today.

 

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 03:43 PM

Looks good so far! Nice concept and execution!

#13 Hollywood Jim

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:38 PM

OK, Here we go. 

 

The framing has begun.  This will be an old wood floor garage like those built in the 30's and 40's. 

It will be like the one my father had.

 

 

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 01:00 AM

hmm very cool and interesting !!!!!!!



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Posted 23 December 2012 - 01:50 AM

Great start on the framing. The floor looks awesome!

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 03:22 AM

Interesting idea . if I understand correctly .. is this it?  ..

 

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 03:58 AM

Pretty Good.



#18 Hollywood Jim

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 06:57 AM

Interesting idea . if I understand correctly .. is this it?  ..

 

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Yeah that's it, except the body of the car will be red.

 

Hey ! How did you do that? Make everything black and white except the car... ?

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:50 AM

Hey Jim - maybe some inspiration in these pics - as if you needed it!

 

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They are in THIS ALBUM.



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Posted 23 December 2012 - 12:28 PM

 

Yeah that's it, except the body of the car will be red.

 

Hey ! How did you do that? Make everything black and white except the car... ?

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You can do anything in Photoshop...  ;)