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#1 Stuntman Mike

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 03:29 AM

Hi

 

This Chevy Nova is my most sophisticated build so far. It took me about three years to finish it. To get it as accurate as possible I used the movie and loads of pictures of the real movie car as reference. This build is full of scratchbuilt and modified parts, it´s too much to list. Feel free to ask any questions. Here´s some pics:

 

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This build was as entertaining as it was driving me crazy. It was a lot more work than expected and it took me a long time to hunt down all the parts that I wanted to include to this build. I´ve learned a lot during this build, the biggest lesson was patience for sure.

 

Hope you like it and feel free to leave a comment or some critics.

 

Cheers,

Kevin



#2 Gramps2u

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 03:37 AM

Cool Build. Nice photography looks darn near 1:1 Excellent weathering even the tire treads, LOL I like the tractor seat for the jump seat!

Edited by Gramps2u, 11 April 2013 - 03:39 AM.


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Posted 11 April 2013 - 03:45 AM

I agree, looks like 1:1 in most photos. Very nice attention to detail, right down to the muffler hangers. Very nice and a dead ringer for the movie car. Excellent job!



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:32 AM

Man that is a real cool looking build, I love the weathering too... you nailed it...



#5 Nitro Neil

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:55 AM

Great build of one of my favorite movie cars. :)



#6 VW Dave

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 05:54 AM

Love it!



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 05:54 AM

Nice!! Great build for sure!!

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 05:56 AM

Excellent job Kevin.



#9 Nitro330

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 06:58 AM

Great job!  First pic looks like a shot from the movie!  The attention to detail is outstanding.



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 07:06 AM

Great build and weathering. Super build..



#11 jrherald420

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 07:40 AM

I have to ask, where did you find the duck at??? That's the coolest part if this build! Just wouldn't have been Death Proof without it.



#12 Gramps2u

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 08:20 AM

Looks like the duck from Convoys Rubber duck hood emblem.



#13 The70judgeman

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 08:57 AM

Now that is cool. Great detailing and weathering!



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:49 AM

Very Cool Nova! Deatailing and weathering looks excellent.



#15 Alan

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:56 AM

Yes indeed , very nice ...



#16 Darbo

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 10:09 AM

Awesome build, Love it!



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 11:38 AM

Excellent build there Kevin, very nice indeed, fantastic attention to detail, as the guys have said could the be real car!

 

So you gonna build Stunt man mikes 69 Charger too :-)



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 11:44 AM

Gotta hand it too ya, it came out REAL good!!!! Stuntman Mike would REALLY like it!!!



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 01:23 PM

Looks incredibly realistic. Well done, sir.



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 01:26 PM

Thanks for the kid feedback guys, it is much appreciated.
 
Here´s some more pictures and information about the scratchbuilt stuff on this model.
 
The cage was very important for me and I´ve spent hours to figure out the layout, numbers and angles of the tubes. The dashboard is also scratchbuilt. It is actually part of the rollcage and it covers the stock dash.
 
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Steerable front wheels and cut-down and removed inner fenders as seen in my reference pics:
 
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A photo-etched grille from ModelCarGarage was added. It is only available for the AMT kit, but as you can see it also fits great to the Revell kit.
 
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The coolest detail on the whole build, the crude tractor seat. Epic scene in the movie, it never gets old for me...
 
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The hood ornament was handed over to me by a fellow modeler. I think it is indeed a recast from the Convoy truck model by AMT. After cleaning it up I added a new socket for the duck to sit on. This also helped for easy assembly as I only needed to drill a socket-sized hole into the hood. And as you can see there is still a duck sitting around and waiting for me to build him a Charger.
 
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Interior side panels are scratchbuilt aswell. Later I´ve added the strange closing mechanism but forgot to take pictures. Sadly they are impossible for me to photograph while the model is assembled...
 
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Drilling these holes by hand was the part of the build where I was definately not having fun. It took me about a freakin´ week of drilling holes to get one "ok" looking clear piece to work with.
 
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The tail lights were modified to look like ´71 ones:
 
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The skull logo is actually white primer. It was masked and then airbrushed. I used a template from the internet, printed it out and cut some masking tape.
 
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Greetings from Germany

Edited by Stuntman Mike, 11 April 2013 - 01:29 PM.