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#41 Tony T

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 05:20 AM

Cool so far, Ira!

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:53 AM

This is an awesome build! Please tell me you are going to use the holes in the front as pockets for headlights.

 

Thanks Tyler!

Sorry, the front holes have been filled... B)



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Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:42 AM

GOT PRIMER!!!

 

Finally got the body nice & smooth, so I applied a few coats of Filler/Primer.
I decided to remove the last of the front wheel bumps so I marked the areas for removal...


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I cut off most of the excess plastic and then I used a sanding block to get the areas flat....


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I cut 2 pieces of plastic to fill the areas and 2 more to fill the small triangular holes, then I glued them in and sanded them smooth.


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Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:37 PM

ROUNDING THE REAR!!!

 

I cut the back of the AeroTrec off straight but I didn't like the look so I used a bowl and drew a nice curve for the rear.

 

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Here it is after a little cutting and sanding...


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I cut 8 lengths of 1/4" aluminum tubing, sanded and polished them, then glued them together as shown...


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These are the exhausts, more photos later... B)



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Posted 28 February 2013 - 07:31 PM

That is going to be one killer exhaust Ira! The scallop on the rear really helps too, it looks much better!



#46 Ira

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:27 PM

Ira. Are you a alien? I dont think u are form earth. I am reporting you to MIB. Will smith will be at your house soon

 

 

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:51 PM

The New Oldsmobile Rocket 88 ! 

Nice work Ira . 

 

Bill Haley
Rocket '88 lyrics
Songwriters: BRENSTON, JACKIE


You may have heard of jalopies,
You heard the noise they make,
Let me introduce you to my Rocket '88.
Yes it's great, just won't wait,
Everybody likes my Rocket '88.
Gals will ride in style,
Movin' all along.

(Guitar solo, leading into steel guitar solo.)

V-8 motor and this modern design,
My convertible top and the gals don't mind
Sportin' with me, ridin' all around town for joy.
(Spoken) -- Blow your horn, Rocket, blow your horn!

(Horn sound effect leading into guitar solo.)

Step in my Rocket and-a don't be late,
We're pullin' out about a half-past-eight.
Goin' on the corner and-a havin' some fun,
Takin' my Rocket on a long, hot run.
Ooh, goin' out,
Oozin' and cruisin' along.

(Guitar solo.)

Now that you've ridden in my Rocket '88,
I'll be around every night about eight.
You know it's great, don't be late,
Everybody likes my Rocket '88.
Gals will ride in style,
Movin' all along.

(Fade out, ending with sound effect of a car driving away.)


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 05:14 AM

GETTING READY FOR SOME COLOR!!!


I added Landing Gear from the AMT X-Wing Fighter Kit.
The body is now nice and smooth, ready for paint...



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I cut a piece of sheet plastic to be the back of the interior and glued it in place.

The black areas were an experiment that went wrong. I painted the body with a Candy Blue, then there were drips and then I grabbed it and left fingerprints in the paint. So now I have to repaint the AreoTrec...



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More Coming... B)


Edited by Ira, 09 April 2013 - 09:36 AM.


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 05:41 AM

GOT PAINT!!!


I repainted the AeroTrec, first with a Black Undercoat, then with a few coats of Testors Lime Ice Paint. This left some Black in the Intakes, for added depth.



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I used 2 sets of Tuner Tribal Flames on the sides. One set on the rear sides, then the second set cut short and turned upside down on the front sides. The Tribal Flames on the top and bottom are from a 12th scale Revell Chopper. Three coats of clear finished the job!



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Edited by Ira, 09 April 2013 - 09:37 AM.


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 08:47 AM

Ira, it looks great! I just want to see that exhaust in place, you've gotta find a way to get flames shooting out if it too!  :)



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Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:10 PM

Sitting like that it reminds me of a salt flats racer.  Very cool Ira, very cool.



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Posted 03 March 2013 - 02:19 PM

Man Ira, this already looks better than the actual car!!!!


Thanks Derrick!

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 05:35 PM

Wow-wee another wild one in the works!

How do you come up with these ???

Lookin'n great, love the color!

The side profile kinda reminds me of the Garlits/Jocko streamliner.

Awesome!



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Posted 03 March 2013 - 05:36 PM

Ira.......SO SO NICE!!!!!!...........you know I love this build  :wub:



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Posted 03 March 2013 - 06:04 PM

Ira.... This is so cool. I love the paint. It looks great!! Keep up the great work

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 05:22 AM

Very creative and original. I will enjoy following along once again.


Thanks Rob!

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 06:47 AM

INTERIOR PANELS...


I cut 2 pieces of plastic, and beveled the top edges, to make the side panels in the interior. I also cut 2 more strips of plastic to "Back" the 2 front vents...



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Next I glued the underside Access Panel in place and then used Elmers White Glue on the interior joints. The interior was then painted flat black.


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More Coming... B)


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Posted 04 March 2013 - 07:57 AM

That's looking SWEET man!!!!!!



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Posted 04 March 2013 - 05:07 PM

Love it!
It's starting to look like a sexier version of the Landspeeders from Star Wars. :rolleyes:


THANKS CHUCK!

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 04:37 PM

Cool so far, Ira!


THANKS TONY!