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#121 Draggon

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:46 AM

Been thinking about joining in, but some of you guys are spoiled  :lol: If its not one of those opening-everything-huge-flash-nothing-fits Revell kits, one needs to grow some cajones. Gluebombs Are NOT included in my criticism. I've got this mess of a Ranchero. Belive me, it took every method possible to strip it. There's some yucky corderoy glued onto the seats. No idea how to fix that one......

 

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Then theres this Vicky. Its a "10-footer" Looks great at 10 feet, but the closer you get, UGGH  :(

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And last, one butt ugly badman. I stripped real nice though. Too bad for me a year after I bought this Revell reissued it. 

 

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:50 AM

Update;  Been sanding on this one, removed the exhaust, back seat, gas tank and unwanted sheet metal. Smoothed interior some, now to start on roll cage.  The front lower A arms were robbed from the Black Widow '57.DSC04246.jpgDSC04242.jpgDSC04243.jpgDSC04245.jpg



#123 Draggon

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:20 PM

Looking good Ron. I wanted to build mine as a street car, and make it look un-badman-ish. Left the mufflers, ground away the pipes and added shortys. I'm pretty proud of how it turned out.

 

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I spent a lot of time on the awful headers. Painted with metallizer polished aluminum. I ditched the blower for a tunnel ram from AMT's Sierra Grande 4x4.

 

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Worked over the fit of the kits firewall, then sprayed grey primer fogged with black and red primer to simulate Zolotone.

 

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Lastly the wheels were stripped, sprayed Testors silver, then the outer rims were done in BMF. Holes drilled for valve stems

 

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 04:10 PM

Glenn, so you are joining this CBP? And with which of those lovelies?



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 04:24 PM

Yea Rob. The Ranchero is my pick. I've got a soft spot for them, and have accumulated a half dozen of those styline goofy things.. I have gotten obsessed with the Badman, and I'm waiting for my skills to match up with my ideas!



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Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:39 AM

Excellent, I have added you to the roster.



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Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:09 AM

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Man... I think I'd rather seriously maim somebody to get my hands on that kit! Love those old AMT Styline kits. :D



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Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:00 AM

20130121_143932.jpg20130117_213515.jpg20130121_144314.jpg20130118_103039.jpg20130121_144127.jpg Got a little done over the week end. Got the seats figured out and whats gonna happen with em. Swivels are coming to mind. I snatched the rear suspension from the 37 sedan kit. Rear didnt take much to fit just a little masaging of the trailing arms and spacer for the chunk. Wheels from the copperhead snap tite. The front frame is geting a saw taking to it and replaced with some evergren stock. Dechromed the body and attempted to fit the front bumper. I dont think its ment to fit. Leaves a huge gap under the headlights that I vould pitch a small child through. Rear bumper gets split and molded in along with rest of the chrome back there. Also toying with hinge ideas and haven't settled on anything yet. Its screaming a full suicide hinge works package. Also gonna get some test shots of color before long.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:43 AM

 

 

Man... I think I'd rather seriously maim somebody to get my hands on that kit! Love those old AMT Styline kits. :D

Chuck, they show up on ebay regularly, but they are starting to get pricey. I got this particular one from a friend on another forum, but I dont think I spent more than $20 including shipping.



#130 Tom Geiger

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:42 PM

Been thinking about joining in, but some of you guys are spoiled  :lol: If its not one of those opening-everything-huge-flash-nothing-fits Revell kits, one needs to grow some cajones. Gluebombs Are NOT included in my criticism. I've got this mess of a Ranchero. Belive me, it took every method possible to strip it. There's some yucky corderoy glued onto the seats. No idea how to fix that one......

 

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What did you do that poor old Ranchero??  That is one of my favorite old kits and I have a collection of old customs done off it from the original era.

 

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Here's an original custom nose on an original piece I restored. A fellow modeler gave it to me all apart and badly stripped.  The body was broken into a couple pieces. So I cleaned it up and restored it to it's former glory.

 

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Another '61 restored from a beat up kids toy. It had a lot of play wear scratches and nicks. The drip rails were completely gone.

 

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Here's another one brought back from the dead. I used an old Falcon promo grill to make it a 1960 Ranchero. All the emblems and door handles were shaved off so I drilled holes where they would have been and did a car in primer getting ready for paint.

 

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The interior was shot on this one and I built it prior to the reissue in the 1990s, so I made an interior from the back half of a '66 T-Bird tub. It fits wonderfully and I used the Ranchero dash with it.  That could work for yours as well.

 

and I've got a bunch of cool old builds I have cleaned up, touched up and preserved.  Follow the link...  http://public.fotki....ockin_ranchero/


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Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:12 PM

Dang Tom, you're the Ranchero master. I thought I had it covered, but my stuff is no comparison! The best one I've got, besides the ones in progress, is this. Will re-do it in Tamiya Maroon. I love the idea of of a T-Bird interior. Woulda never thought of that!

 

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:32 PM

OK, am I too late for this? hope not, I'm gonna attempt 2 at the same time, which I like to call The Saint, & The Sinner, both are Hasegawa promo's, bothe are '66s one is the Pontiac Bonneville, the other a Cadillac De Ville, here some shots:

 

Now in my Lil mind, I'm gonna attempt to take both of these and turn them in detail kits, rather then curbside.

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Here is where we have started:

 

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Here we are at right now, as I cut out the hood to The Saint, smooth'd and removing the hood:

 

 

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:37 PM

Hasegawa? Sheesh, now thats one recipie for descruction. Go for it MIchael!



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Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:42 PM

Hasegawa? Sheesh, now thats one recipie for descruction. Go for it MIchael!

 LMBO, yea I really did'nt think that would break any hearts, what fun this will be, but I have searched, an have come across a '65 Catalina frame, not the best but I can make it look good, it fits the body of the '66 Bonnie, wheeeeeeeeee, look ma no hands!



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Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:15 PM

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Frame is coming along. The Willys kits is really an Awsome kit - love that Hemi. Ill have to pick another one up to replace this.

Hemi fills up the front end of the Porsche pretty well



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Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:44 AM

Michael, you are in.

 

Erik, so far this is my favorite build of the CBP. Keep it goin!



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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:25 PM

You know, I never did like this kit......Well guess what?.......I'm starting to like it!......Or maybe it's just the paint fumes from the primer.   :lol:  DSC04248.jpg



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Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:40 PM

You know, I never did like this kit......Well guess what?.......I'm starting to like it!......Or maybe it's just the paint fumes from the primer.   :lol:  

 

You just cut off all the parts that didn't fit!  



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Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:47 PM

 

You just cut off all the parts that didn't fit!  

 

 

Exactly what I did.  So far on the Arii Porsche, I have 3 parts left from the original kit.  It's amazing.  Get rid of most of a crummy kit and it's not so bad.



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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:42 AM

 

 

Exactly what I did.  So far on the Arii Porsche, I have 3 parts left from the original kit.  It's amazing.  Get rid of most of a crummy kit and it's not so bad.

 I know what you mean.

 

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