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FUTURAY! 1950's Flying Concept Car! WIP Photos, Finished!


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#1 Ira

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 05:07 AM

FUTURAY!

 

I am building the FUTURAY as a Concept Flying Car that was designed in the 1950's.
 

 

 The  1950's Style Figures included in the Futura kit will be Perfect Pilots for the FUTURAY. The Futura Bubbletop and Interior are Great Parts for the project too.
I used parts from the Revell Futura, AMT Silhouette and the AMT Romulan Warbird kits to build the FUTURAY!

 

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Let's get Started!

 

The Romulan Warbird comes in 2 main sections...

 

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I am using the bottom section for this build... 

 

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More Coming... B)


Edited by Ira, 29 July 2013 - 07:03 AM.


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Posted 20 June 2013 - 05:36 AM

Way cool!



#3 Davewilly

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 05:37 AM

OK this is going to be a high flying build That I will be waiting to see finished!



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 08:25 AM

Does your brain ever hurt coming up with this wild builds?  Just kidding but I'm blown away seeing what you create and how great they turn out. I'll eagerly watch how you turn these three kits into another unique creation.



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 06:10 PM

Another Warbird bites the dirt, only to arise as another wild build by the master of flying cars.



#6 Ira

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 04:26 AM

Way cool!

 

Thanks Don!

B)



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 04:46 AM

NUBIAN SUBLIGHT ENGINES!

 

These parts came from a 48th scale Revell F-18-A Hornet.
I cut off the mounts on 2 halves, they will be Top Sections of the Sublight Engines.

 

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I removed these tabs to make room for the New Engines.

 

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Then I glued the Top Engine Sections in place.

 

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I cut the Bottom Engine Sections down to fit the underside, and glued them in place.

 

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More Coming... B)



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 06:44 AM

THE BIRD'S GONE!

 

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I sanded the Romulan Warbird designs off and sprayed on a couple coats of Filler/Primer.

 

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More Coming... B)



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 08:20 AM

ADDING SOME FUTURA!

 

I glued the Futura Body together, but the Interior is loose.
I did some test fitting and then I cut off the lower front portion of the body to fit the Warbird.

 

 

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I had to cut off the raised areas of the Warbird to fit to the Body. Next I cut out a big square area for the Interior to fit into.

 

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Here is the First Fitting for the FUTURAY!

 

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More Cuttin' Comin'...

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 08:43 AM

OK this is going to be a high flying build That I will be waiting to see finished!

 

Thanks Dave!

B)



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 10:40 AM

Hey, Ira! 

 

I've been watching your last several builds and I love the stuff you come up with.  I do have a question:  Do you sketch out what you're thinking or do your models just sorta "organically evolve"?


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Posted 21 June 2013 - 02:03 PM

Does your brain ever hurt coming up with this wild builds?  Just kidding but I'm blown away seeing what you create and how great they turn out. I'll eagerly watch how you turn these three kits into another unique creation.

 

Thanks for the Kind Words Robert!

B)



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 02:17 PM

TOO MUCH FUTURA?

 

Yes, I had to shorten the Body about an inch for the right shape.

 

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I used a Cut-Off Wheel in a Dremel Tool to make the cuts. Then I Sanded the ends smooth on a Big  piece of 100 Grit Sandpaper.

 

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I almost forgot this bottom piece, it will be cut to fit the New Body Shape soon...

 

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Here are the pieces glued together!

 

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More Coming... B)



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 02:23 PM

Another Warbird bites the dirt, only to arise as another wild build by the master of flying cars.

 

Thanks Joe!

B)



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 05:19 PM

Only you could pull this off and have it look so kool!!!!!! Looks great so far Ira!!!!



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 07:09 PM

I have a hard time watching your builds sometimes Ira because you so perfectly tap into the ideas that excite me and do it better and more creatively than I can for myself. It's inspiring and defeating at the same time. Oh well. Let the dazzling commence.



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 08:07 PM

As Arte Johnson used to say, "Veddy Interresthting!!!" Ira I know you're seasoned enough to remember Laugh In, me too, until my folks decided it was warping my brother and my minds, then off it went!

As always I like it a lot. Thanks for sharing more of your creative brain childs.

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 08:21 PM

Wow...you make it look easy! Very interesting,Ill be watching this one for sure.

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 09:18 PM

aah a nother unique and cool build , love the start :wub:



#20 Ira

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 03:46 AM

Hey, Ira! 

 

I've been watching your last several builds and I love the stuff you come up with.  I do have a question:  Do you sketch out what you're thinking or do your models just sorta "organically evolve"?

 

Thanks Dean!

 

I do both. Sometimes I start with a simple sketch, but most of the time I start playing with model parts and see what fits... :lol: