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#61 JTalmage

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 04:38 AM

This is a very cool idea for a CBP... 

 

If I wasnt knee deep in two builds, I'd go get myself the Mustang concept car and build... still might though.



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 07:37 AM

The Lindberg Mustang II concept or Revell Mustang Mach III are more great ideas for this thread Jesse, thanks for suggesting it. Hopefully you can show us the way when the time comes.

 

There are so many kits and creative opportunities to contribute to this thread. I only get an hour or two a week to build so it's frustrating for me. However it looks like I may have an update this week on my little glimpse of utopia.

 

Meanwhile here's some inspiration for those wish to jump in here... The last DeSoto S-Series concept for 1962. The company folded before production. Chrysler reps were skeptical this car would have been a success if it ever did proceed to production.

 

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 10:18 AM

I'm with you. I only get to work on my model cars about 2hrs every other week or so. I live like 50 miles from my friends house where all my stuff is.



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Posted 27 January 2014 - 11:07 AM

Well, I'm not officially putting my hat in the ring yet, but I did pick up a neat concept car that I've not seen before. Wont reveal what it is til I can get some of my other projects and CBP cars done first and then join this one. It is a Ford though.



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Posted 22 February 2014 - 01:19 PM

I got the airbrush fired up and had a few evenings this week to eke out some production so my first effort went to the engine. I've been dying to see how this shapes up. Still have to determine if I want to embellish it more.

 

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The interior worked out okay but I'm pretty rusty on my detailing. Will need to touch it up a tad. I tested an oil based wash on the foot pad which turned out miserably. It won't be seen but now I know to abandon that technique.

 

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Some color on the body, letting it sit before buffing. Roof still needs paint and the dash to be detailed.

 

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Here's the drive arm with mesh added and painted. There'll be a little more detailing but not much.

 

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 08:35 PM

Hey Lunajammer cars looking sweet, keep up the good work.



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Posted 23 February 2014 - 08:16 AM

Thanks for the 'go juice' John. I hope I get another couple hours this week to move forward and put this to bed. I'm anxious to start the next one.



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Posted 25 August 2014 - 06:24 PM

Thanks for the 'go juice' John. I hope I get another couple hours this week to move forward and put this to bed. I'm anxious to start the next one.

 

Any progress on your build Mike...



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Posted 22 September 2014 - 07:41 AM

Hey, I'm only a month late responding  :) . All modeling has stopped for me for a while until I can free up some evening commitments, but it's not been put away yet. I sure miss it. Since this is a CBP, it's not just my project.  I certainly welcome others to express their creativity and show us where your vision takes you. I'll continue to moderate this thread.



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Posted 03 October 2014 - 02:06 PM

I noticed this thread recently, and I thought I might have something that would fit.

 

I was working on kit of the Ford GT, when I realized the engine was just miserable.  It didn't have headers!  I had the idea to replace the engine block with something to represent a sci-fi-worthy clean energy engine, and I sourced a torso assembly from a Gundam model that fits perfectly.

 

Problem is, I don't know when I can get back to it, as I already have a couple projects in progress.

 

Do you think this fits within the community build?



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Posted 13 October 2014 - 08:56 AM

Hi, I'm not sure if this would qualify but it looks futuristic. :)

 

 

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Posted 13 October 2014 - 11:57 AM

Tim, yes, that qualifies perfectly. In fact I have that one that I was considering myself. But go ahead and do yours. There are many, many (too many) other ideas I'm just as happy to pursue if and when I can. I'd love to see this particular kit in its finished form.

 

Danny, with the addition of the Gundam parts, yes the Ford GT qualifies.  :)



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Posted 19 October 2014 - 02:17 PM

Thanks Mike.

 

This kit is a curbside as it was originally meant to be motorised so I may trim the cover for the battery box so that it fits flush with the underside. The body is nicely molded so after sanding down the seams I gave it some primer and a few coats of Tamiya Candy Lime Green.  

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 07:13 AM

It's such an unusual subject that you may be better off that it's a curbside, since its dramatic look might overpower any engine or chassis detail you'd add. It's been suggested putting the Ferrari 308 chassis under it could give it detail and should fit, but I'm not sure it's worth it.

 

Such a strange subject but that's what this thread is about and you're off to a rock solid start. Nice work Tim. Looking forward to more.



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Posted 20 January 2015 - 01:15 AM

Any progress on your build lunajammer

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 08:26 AM

Funny you should ask, I just had it out last night to reassess where I'm at. My momentum is on my Cannonball build at the moment but I really want to get back to this... if for no other reason than to stoke more interest among other creative builders. I love seeing "outside the box" modeling.



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Posted 21 January 2015 - 02:21 PM

Funny you should ask, I just had it out last night to reassess where I'm at. My momentum is on my Cannonball build at the moment but I really want to get back to this... if for no other reason than to stoke more interest among other creative builders. I love seeing "outside the box" modeling.

 

hope to see you back on this build soon. I wish I had something to bring to this, but getting really hard for me to find anytime to build lately. Maybe soon I hope..



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Posted 22 January 2015 - 12:37 PM

Really ingenious stuff here!  I love it.  And my wife even loves it.



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Posted 23 January 2015 - 01:23 PM

Really ingenious stuff here!  I love it.  And my wife even loves it.

 

Yeah, you hear that a lot in Utopia. Pretty common.  :)



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Posted 31 January 2015 - 03:02 PM

 
Yeah, you hear that a lot in Utopia. Pretty common.  :)


Ha ha! I'm packing up and moving right now!