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#41 slantasaurus

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 06:28 PM

I knew you'd find a cool hauler for this boat. Glad you're out of your modeling funk.



#42 Austin T

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 07:13 PM

A Jeep with a camper, now that's pretty flipin sweet. Any ideas for paint on that Jeep? I'm thinking a nice light metallic teal, kinda like on this Gladiator ad.

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 04:04 AM

A Jeep with a camper, now that's pretty flipin sweet. Any ideas for paint on that Jeep? I'm thinking a nice light metallic teal, kinda like on this Gladiator ad.

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I have wanted to convert my Jeep Honcho into the Gladiator for years but could never find any grille headlight treatment to use to start with...very cool.



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Posted 02 January 2014 - 09:43 PM

Chris, any progress? it's been a day & a half! can't tease us like this



#45 von Zipper

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 10:47 PM

Thanks for commenting everyone.

Yes indeed, Dan

Since the last post I've gotten the trailer painted and is hanging in the paint rack, then finally got a nice coat of DupliColor heavy red primer/filler on the boat it self. Tonight I'll sand it down then assess it again to see how all the scratch's are filled before the aluminum color is applied , that silver color will show every scratch and imperfection. It made me laugh when you look at the original box in my first post, in the bottom left corner it says "No Cutting no Sanding"

On a side note,

I installed a new piece of drier tube to the back of my paint booth to vent it out the window, when I turned the fan on it wasn't blowing OUT the window as planned but blowing back thru the box, when I took it apart I found that when I clamped the tube onto the back of the fan motor there was a flap that I had clamped shut, had to pull it apart and just removed that pesky flap. Now it's working better than ever. Right now it's -9* here so painting out side is not an option.



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 12:41 AM

Nice looking boat. interesting to see a toy turned into a genuinely original model.

 

 

I have wanted to convert my Jeep Honcho into the Gladiator for years but could never find any grille headlight treatment to use to start with...very cool.

I got the grille to convert my Honcho to a gladiator from R&R's Wagoneer kit (i asked nicely and he sold me just the front panel).



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 12:13 PM

Nice workmanship!

#48 von Zipper

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 07:47 AM

Thanks for looking at my boat model and the encouraging comments !

I am sorry it's been taking sooo long to get the paint work done on this project but it's been so cold here that even using the paint booth is sucking the warm air out of the room when I turn on the fans-then the furnace has to run more (the L.P. gas isn't getting any cheaper) but I did get some done--->

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 06:38 PM

Cool.



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Posted 12 January 2014 - 05:14 AM

Wow...your work is impressive!!!!



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 01:34 PM

Pretty darn cool !



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Posted 25 January 2014 - 01:27 PM

Very cool repurpose. Very nicely executed too. Your vintage Evinrude needs some decals.



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Posted 16 February 2014 - 04:43 AM

This turned out nice. The Jeep camper is so cool. 



#54 von Zipper

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 09:36 AM

Thanks for the comments on the boat model, It is still on the work bench. I have not been able to paint much because of the weather but have been building. Started working on a grill for the Jeep but it didn't work out as intended so it took a turn into some thing else

What I was trying to build the grill to be

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what it turned into

 

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 12:19 PM

Anymore work done on this? First off the boat is amazing awesome beautiful cool down right bad azz. The trailer looks perfect you haven't missed a single detail. Can't wait to see more of all of it including the little tractor

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 12:53 PM

Nice job on the outboard.Is that "Evenrude green'?



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Posted 29 April 2014 - 01:29 PM

That little tractor is cool!



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Posted 24 May 2014 - 04:31 AM

Really like all your projects, One question, on your gas tank in the boat, Wouldn't the gas tank be one of those portable with the hand pressure bulb? I think I spied one in the pictures you posted of your real boat. Did you ever think of foiling the boat? The Jeep camper is neat. I have the Maisto HD collection and would like to do a service HD in Police scheme do you know of any dimensions in 1/25?

 

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