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#181 rmvw guy

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 02:20 AM

 

I have run a few CBP's and I have found the most successful ones are when the thread originator takes the role of cheerleader.  :D It keeps people engaged and keeps the thread from dying out. It also helps keep me focused and motivated. I will finish this GTO before the fall contests.

Thanks again Rob, I really do appreciate what you are doing as "Cheerleader".  This is only my second CBP and I think I know what you are talking about already.  I noticed your name on the other one too as a participant, the AMT '32 Fords.  I feel like I almost took that thread over but, didn't mean to, wondering what happened to the guy that started it.  Really hated to see that one die and still hoping for a new life on it.   Hang in there, we are having some fun here!  :)



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Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:18 AM

I managed to get my El Camino on Four wheels, I had to raise the front end a little, rear end was just correct from the kit. I painted the letters to rear tires, too. Of course this car needed Cowl Induction scoop, too. I didn't have one, so I had to scratchbuild one from styrene. Here are few Mock Up pics.

 

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:55 PM

Looking good Derick, it's starting to look like the real truck.  :)



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Posted 11 February 2013 - 02:05 AM

Cool thank you.. I still have more work to do on the hood.. then I will probably turn my attention back on the bed.

Had to laugh, I noticed your post was marked 1:44 am. and I thought you meant turn your attention toward going to bed at first.  :lol:  Been there, done that.  I'm sure the bed will turn out great too Derick. 


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:32 AM

Wonderfully creative. Keep it going Derick.



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:28 AM

The second photo works for me.



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Posted 16 February 2013 - 01:34 AM

Shot a little paint on the Madman '55 last night.  Finished the roll cage and got excited about paint so here is the result. DSC04402_zps783724fd.jpgDSC04401_zpsa75ada22.jpgI think the body is going to be yellow like Badman.  Thanks for looking.


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Posted 16 February 2013 - 03:50 AM

No major progress, but I'm creeping up on it.  I've got the new cab almost blended in a roughed out  the B pillars.  It has M/T cheater slicks on the rear now; I'll probably stick with these.

 

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 06:28 AM

Interior coming along...

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Mocked up...

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:13 AM

Good stuff! Keep it going!. I'm still having difficulties figuring out my rear suspension.


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Posted 16 February 2013 - 10:47 AM

Interior coming along...



Mocked up...

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I love how that sits, but if I can offer some constructive criticism, that engine needs to be set back so it's not in front of/over the axle, even if it means notching the windshield. 



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Posted 16 February 2013 - 02:11 PM

 
I love how that sits, but if I can offer some constructive criticism, that engine needs to be set back so it's not in front of/over the axle, even if it means notching the windshield. 


Noted - however, this is becoming more o a whimsical/not practical build - and I am spending too much time on a crappy old model! I am to the point of "just getting it done", so...

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 05:37 AM

 I am spending too much time on a crappy old model!

 

You say that like its a bad thing.  :lol:  Seriously once its done and on the shelf I guarantee it'll become one of your favorites just because it's so off the wall.



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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:49 PM

I think this one looks great but, I think I understand how you feel.  I know mine is a piece of you know what, if that can be of any encouragement, what I do is put it aside for a while and it always draw me back when I look at what everyone else is doing.  I don't let it stop me from working on as many other projects as I feel I need.  Nice work on yours, keep it going!  And I still love this thread. :wub:

Noted - however, this is becoming more o a whimsical/not practical build - and I am spending too much time on a crappy old model! I am to the point of "just getting it done", so...

Paint and decals

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 08:36 AM

Tell me it ain't bad or you can call me MAD!       Madman '55    :lol: DSC04475_zpseb553f57.jpg


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 09:17 AM

Seems I can never wait for the paint to dry, maybe I am a MADMAN!!!!   Now to go clean my airbrush.    It's Testors yellow with just a splash of orange mixed 2 parts paint one part cheap lacquer thinner.   Thanks for looking, please leave comments.DSC04474_zps114014c8.jpgDSC04486_zps610b8e9a.jpg


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 02:24 PM

Maybe I'm going a little MAD with these photos but, bare with me just two more.  I just love using this lacquer thinner with Testors enamels, it drys like lacquer and glosses like enamel.  And I was able to touch it within an hour and match the body to the frame without harming the finish.  The paint seems to be glossing over even more as time goes by.  Sounds like I'm trying to sell the stuff.  :lol: DSC04487_zpsd0c81846.jpgDSC04488_zpsd9285494.jpg


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Posted 23 February 2013 - 03:31 AM

Made new inner fender well/walls, narrowed front control arms

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 05:20 AM

Chevy looks good Ron!  I like the color and the contrast with the red chassis.  I have that same can of thinner on my bench too!



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 02:39 PM

Chevy looks good Ron!  I like the color and the contrast with the red chassis.  I have that same can of thinner on my bench too!

Thanks Tom, I think I was still a little high on the fumes when I posted all those pictures.  :lol:  Seriously though, I have been loving the little bottles of Testors ever since I discovered ( from here), they work with lacquer thinner, good luck with it so far anyway.