Supernatural Impala Conversion (with opening doors,hood and trunk) Update 12/01Supernatural Impala 4 door conversion
Posted 01 December 2013 - 01:18 AM
Great work, and a second build no less, bravo!! +1 on getting this second body molded, you might even be able to recoup some of your $ that way
Posted 03 December 2013 - 12:11 PM
Thats sweet. My daughter and I are big supernatural fans. We'll be following this thread.
Posted 03 December 2013 - 10:08 PM
What filler did you use on the first one?
A two part filler or a one part filler?
One part fillers harden by chemicals evaporating and so will continue to shrink over time.
I was warned but thought I knew better. I found out I was wrong the hard way.
Nice work though despite the ghosting.
Posted 11 January 2014 - 11:21 PM
Thank you everyone for all the nice comments.
I haven't spent a lot of time on this lately because I have been working on a bigger project, i have been fixing and painting a fiberglass body kit for my 1:1 car that was in bad shape and it has taken a long time but now most of its done and on the car so i can turn my attention back to my 1/25 projects.
here is some progress i made with the impala this weekend:
Chassis started, I have replaced the kit springs with springs from click pens. The front ones aren't done yet and there is still a few bits to go on and more detailing.
i have made a little progress with smoothing the inside of the body, i used 80 grit sand paper to roughly get it level then used a little spot putty to get it smoother. i will do more sanding and smoothing but i'm not too concerned about a perfect finish as i will be using a fabric headliner.
I also re did the trunk it still kinda had the slope of the fast back but the sports sedan is almost flat but slightly angled.
i also noticed that the front suspension of the first one broke, so i will be fixing that and probrably replacing the hood with one of the flat resin ones i got (the current hood has a sinkmark in the middle where the putty shrank and caved in).
Posted 11 January 2014 - 11:32 PM
I also got the other door out of the drivers side and started on the b pillar. so far i have the basic shape and i will do more work to get all the detail in. i am putting almost all my attention on the body to get that done and ready for casting. I have decided that i will make 8 or so copys for myself if all goes to plan. anyway heres the drivers side:
I have yet to start the other side because as is the body is a bit weak, i will probably ad some bracing in places that will help keep it in one piece for when i make a mold of it.
Edited by IMPALA SS 427, 11 January 2014 - 11:41 PM.
Posted 04 February 2014 - 12:11 AM
Thanks for the comments everyone.
I have got the trunk out and am working on the door jams and panel gaps.
as you can see i need to get those door gaps tighter and fix a few spots.
i will have more pictures soon.
Let me know what you think.
Posted 04 February 2014 - 04:20 AM
Posted 04 February 2014 - 04:45 AM
This Impala will be awesome, very nice work already!!
Can't wait to see further..
Posted 05 February 2014 - 09:00 AM
I have the same impala a friend of mine gave me... but missing loads and loads of parts... Got any extra parts from all those cars youve built?