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#1 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 09:43 AM

Working on a new build and it's name should say it all.  Got the idea from seeing a real 50 Chevy Pick up in a magazine last year.

 

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#2 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 09:51 AM

I always like to get the frame done, built and glued, and this time we modified the front and rear suspensions.

 

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The wheels are from Pegasus.



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Posted 09 April 2013 - 09:55 AM

Looking awesome as always Doc ! 



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Posted 09 April 2013 - 10:47 AM

Those wheels are beautiful!

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 11:08 AM

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#6 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 01:20 PM

Hey, Matt, love your AVATAR, that's part of the inspiration behind this project in terms of color and stance but it is going to be little bit more "patina'd."  LOL!

 

Thanks everyone, more progress soon.



#7 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 01:40 PM

Here are a few more pictures:

 

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Working on the "look."

 

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 01:42 PM

This one is ready for primer and paint and salt and more paint.

 

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VOILA! 

 

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Some of what you need to weather a vehicle if you don't want to do it with an airbrush.

 

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 02:08 PM

That's looking really great Virgil.



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Posted 09 April 2013 - 02:42 PM

Man, that's loooooowwwww. Looks gooooood.



#11 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 02:44 PM

Thanks, maties, I appreciate you looking on . . . more progress tomorrow.



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Posted 09 April 2013 - 04:02 PM

Doc, it's another beauty, and I'm sure it's only gonna get better! I've got my popcorn ready, bring on the pretty pics!



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Posted 09 April 2013 - 04:49 PM

Sigh !

I knew it was too good to be true ! Lol ! You're
like a pinball these days , bouncing off all the bumpers ! Great start , keep it rollin' !

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 05:57 PM

Looking great your builds are always inspirational also how many finished models are in your collection. Ill keep watching

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 07:56 PM

That tire/wheel package is beautiful. Love it man.

 

Great paint too. the perfect period color with just the right amount of chipping.

 

Love the way you do these old Chevy trucks, Virgil.



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Posted 09 April 2013 - 08:18 PM

I have a pic of this truck on my wall where I do my models :) Looking great Virgil

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 01:28 AM

Looking great your builds are always inspirational also how many finished models are in your collection. Ill keep watching

 

Obviously I've lost counts of all the ones I ruined way back when I started, gave away, got destroyed (no by me), etc . . . etc . . . etc . . .

 

But after that every single model I have built is here in my collection.  At last count I think I had about 136 or so, give or take ten.  I love playing with my models in dioramas and or photographing them.  I hope one day my kids will not throw them all out, but you can never guarantee anything.



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Posted 10 April 2013 - 01:32 AM

The weathering has begun with both the airbrush and with some washes and pigments.

 

We always plan on never overdoing it, and then  . . . rust possession takes over.  LOL!

 

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When you apply your base coat with the rattle can you have to keep in mind that the paint is going to go on thick and wet, which is going to trap a lot of the salt.  So you have to use a stiff old toothbrush and some 600 or 800 sandpaper to soften the paint a little bit.  After that, the chipping and mapping and scratching is a bit easier to perform.



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Posted 10 April 2013 - 01:33 AM

Here are a few more pictures.

 

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 01:35 AM

When doing these types of builds, I find that literally ALL COLORS are in play, and you should have fun mixing it up.  Most of these old beaters are often cobbled together (Franken-Shsh-teened! as EYEGORE loves to call it!) and this is going to bring you many hours of pure pleasure.

 

That's my story and I am sticking with it.  More progress coming soon.