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#161 Bartster

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:01 AM

This is looking amazingly accurate ! Seems to me there might be an old phonograph to listen to music & maybe a box of old "78s". I remember how excited my Dad was in the early '70s to get a new console for the home. He seemed more excited that he got the old one to put in the garage. For this time period the old "system" might well have been a phonograph ?

#162 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 08:21 AM

Jim, all I can tell you is that I'd love to do a feature video of this build over at THE CRANKY SHOW.



#163 Hollywood Jim

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:33 AM

Thank you for the encouragement guys !!!

 

 

Now that the focus of this diorama is on the push cart, I am able to finish the car.

The car will be unfinished with a tarp on it.

 

Here is the finished (unfinished) car. I still need to weather it with some washes.

 

 

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#164 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:30 PM

Excellent weathering on the engine and undercarriage, Jim.  Keep it going.  You are a man possessed.



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:14 PM

Impressive stuff Jim!



#166 Ken McGuire

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:18 PM

I came across this topic today and can only say "Wow." I think that not only have you created a wonderful showplace for your models but have dredged up almost-lost memories from all who are viewing the build. Thank you.



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 03:43 AM

Still following-  Still awe-struck!

 

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 04:35 AM

Coming along nicely...



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:07 AM

BEAUTIFUL WORK JIM!!!



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:04 AM

Hi Jim,   Man that red is gonig to pop when it's in the garage!!!   That motor with the lettering on the fan belt is wonderful.

 

                          Randy



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 03:48 PM

Thank you guys !!

 

Experimenting with some tarp materials and thinned white glue.

 

Here is the test body.

 

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First I tried some cotton material, like a pillow case.  But it came out with lots of wrinkles.

 

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Then I tried aluminum foil.  When your working with it, once it is wrinkled it is hard to smooth out. 

No glue needed, just paint it.  It works OK, but not for large areas.

 

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I found only one paper towel that had no pattern on the paper.  It was Viva.  Very easy to work with after it is soaked in thinned white glue.

Works perfectly.  But when it dries it is kind of porous.  The texture is pretty rough, like an old weathered canvas tarp.

 

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Viva tarp painted.

 

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My Viva tarp is drying.

 

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 04:14 PM

 

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My goodness what happened to that? Styrene eating termites?



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:11 PM

Maybe a scale Jaws-Of-Life emergency? Looks like Fred Flinstone cut that hole.



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:34 PM

Absolutely beautiful work to date.

 

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:15 PM

Absolutely mind blowing work Jim B)



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Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:27 AM

Thank you for the compliments !

 

The tarp is dried.

 

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Now it's time to decide what color to paint the tarp. Experimenting with color.

 

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Too much color in the tarp seems to take the focus away from the apple crate car. So I decided on this color.

 

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My friend Rich in Las Vegas, noticed that the tarp did not look smooth enough. So I painted it with two coats of paint.

 

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:41 AM

Continuous awesomeness!

 

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 02:49 PM

Jim, your instincts took you in the right direction.  The tan tarp (love saying that!) connects the model in bright color to the black and white background.  This thing will one day be housed in a museum.  It's beautiful.



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Posted 21 January 2013 - 04:03 PM

 

My goodness what happened to that? Styrene eating termites?

 

Looks like he opened the doors with the old AutoWorld panel cutter tool!  :lol:



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Posted 21 January 2013 - 05:09 PM

 

Looks like he opened the doors with the old AutoWorld panel cutter tool!  :lol:

Wasn't that described by most as one of the worst tools ever devised for model car building?

 

And I have to agree,Jim. This is really a work of art.

 

Charlie Larkin