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#61 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:43 PM

The crank shaft is from the Blue Printers parts pack, and I thought it came in a smaller version too, but I guess not.



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Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:46 PM

Lol, if he's complaining about the crank shaft he obviously hasn't seen the dragon winged build.

Or the scorpion tailed sedan.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 05:56 PM

Ah, Rob, you remember those, eh?  LOL!



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Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:18 PM

Loving it, Doc!! Can't wait to see the colour and rust and wear!! :)



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Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:35 PM

Lol, if he's complaining about the crank shaft he obviously hasn't seen the dragon winged build.

Or the scorpion tailed sedan.



And to top it off , Rob , he has the audacity to accuse me of not being right upstairs ? Lol !

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:46 AM

And with that, I say the good Doctor has officially CRANKED it up a notch!



#67 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:02 AM

Thanks, everyone, for staying tuned in.

 

Well, the fun continues . . . 

 

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Getting the main components painted using a combination of techniques.  Once you have a clear vision of where a model is headed the best you can do is chase after your imagination.

 

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:04 AM

A worn of warning about this kit.  Do not assemble and glue the interior tub outside of the body.  The kit parts are set up so that they literally snap into place, then you can glue in the seats and the dashboard.

 

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It's beginning to look like something:

 

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It's amazing how far a simple wash can take your wheels in particular to help knock off that freshly-painting look:

 

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:08 AM

To the untrained eye the model looks painted in black, but far from it.  It's got over a dozen colors in it, and in person you'd see all the different tones and hues.

 

Overkill?  Perhaps, but I've started a new diet called getting-up-to-clean-the-airbrush and I think it's going to hel me shed some pounds.  LOL.

 

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It's coming along, Billy, it's coming along:

 

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#70 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:10 AM

Frame shot:

 

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Stay tuned in for more progress.  Thank you.



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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:38 AM

Doctor, loving the frame which appears rusted through primer some lost soul may have applied long ago. May I ask which / what type of wash you used on the wheels? Loving what your doing so far and tuned in for more. 



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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:47 AM

Mike, thanks for the kind words.  The wash is from VALLEJO, although the AK-INTERACTIVE wash is also excellent.  They both work very well.



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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:55 AM

looking good doc how low are u goin with this build ?



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Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:07 AM

awsome !! those wheels just look great the red with the wash = winner also love the hood on this with the ovalk vents .. looking great !

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:10 AM

looking good doc how low are u goin with this build ?

 

Steven, I'm going with the stock suspension and ride hight that comes with the kit.  The next one I might do some frame modifications to and lower all the way to the weeds.



Thanks, Richard.  The sun is out!  Off to paint some more parts.



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Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:31 AM

This is sick !

Keep us update !



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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:06 AM

Thanks, Benoit.

 

For those of you interested in the on-going narrative of this build, here's another video:

 

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:14 AM

Great Progress Dr.!

 

Real Nice Paintin'... B) 



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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:14 AM

Thanks, Ira.  The way this kit is coming together, I am having a blast!



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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:55 AM

 

Steven, I'm going with the stock suspension and ride hight that comes with the kit.  The next one I might do some frame modifications to and lower all the way to the weeds.



Thanks, Richard.  The sun is out!  Off to paint some more parts.

 sounds good doc. lookin forward to the finished product. im geting one of these kits very soon