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#1 John Teresi

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 08:49 AM

Hello……..this is on my workbench…….my good friend Greg Wann: AKA "Master Caster"……..gave me a resin Mercedes "Blue Wonder"  Transporter  casting …….and a Revell Mercedes 300 SLR Race Car………I will add all the bells and whistles ……..thanks for looking

 

 

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#2 Sixx

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 09:05 AM

To heck with the turkey, I'm watching this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  LOL!!



#3 W-409

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 09:08 AM

Alright, Here We Go Again!

 

I've been thinking for a while now if you've been working on something. But now I see that you are and I know it'll be top notch. Really looking forward to see this build. The 1:1 car must be one of the strangest looking cars I've ever seen. I don't know if I like it or not, but I know that your model will be fantastic. Can't wait to see it starting to come together.



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Posted 28 November 2013 - 05:17 PM

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Two in one ! 

 

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 05:24 PM

I've always wondered if this was a real truck or not.....I've seen it in die cast, but never an actual photograph....Have fun with this one, Man....



#6 Austin T

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 06:39 PM

Looks like another epic thread is coming our way! 



#7 Greg Wann

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 07:24 PM

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Wow John,  I am very happy to see you are back at the bench.  I know you will do great with this one.  I'm thinking you are going to actually put an engine in this build.  I have several other parts that still need to be cast but with your ability your parts might be much better.  This post on the link above has over 2000 views.  If you can put an engine in it it would be very cool cast in clear to show all the articulation.  I really like how the wheels turned out.  The engineering of the real vehicle was pure magic.  The original transporter is long gone but when a team decided to create it again there was little original drawings and information to go by. The recreation is even better.  I really like this subject but unfortunately I really have trouble staying focused on it.  John is helping me develop this subject into a more accurate and presentable kit.  Eventually I will have a cool kit to offer.  The parts you see are available.


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#8 John Teresi

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 08:07 PM

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Wow John,  I am very happy to see you are back at the bench.  I know you will do great with this one.  I'm thinking you are going to actually put an engine in this build.  I have several other parts that still need to be cast but with your ability your parts might be much better.  This post on the link above has over 2000 views.  If you can put an engine in it it would be very cool cast in clear to show all the articulation.  I really like how the wheels turned out.  The engineering of the real vehicle was pure magic.  The original transporter is long gone but when a team decided to create it again there was little original drawings and information to go by. The recreation is even better.  I really like this subject but unfortunately I really have trouble staying focused on it.  John is helping me develop this subject into a more accurate and presentable kit.eventually I will have a cool kit to offer.  The parts you see are available.

Hi Greg…….yes, it doe`s feel good to be back at the bench…….your casting is Awesome……yes, I am going to put a engine in it……..I have quite a few reference pictures…….even a couple from a die cast model……..that shows the undercarriage……..hopefully I can somewhat make it believable ……..but,without to many reference pictures……I will have to do my best…….it won`t be perfect…….but,I think it will come out ok?……..thanks again for this wonderful casting :)



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Posted 29 November 2013 - 10:17 AM

Can't wait, Brother! I'm really glad to see you back at it.

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 11:00 AM

As others have said already..... great to have you back building. We missed your wip's. I am sure this will turn out great like everything else you build. 



#11 Greg Wann

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 12:01 PM

Hey, John,

  You are very welcome for this project.  I have faith that it will turn out great.  Just relax and take your time, no hurries.  I still have two chassis pans to send you.  I first started this in 2011.



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Posted 29 November 2013 - 01:31 PM

Wow, John. Great subject. I look forward to watching this come together.



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Posted 29 November 2013 - 03:04 PM

Very cool subject, so cool it inspired the Cheetah transporter that was built from a 59 El Camino that Dean Moon owned.



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Posted 29 November 2013 - 07:49 PM

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Mmmmmmm. 

 

New project it is.  From the Southwest Force it comes. 

 

Model-Jedi Theresi and Obi-Wann Caster the Master team up they do. 

 

The Force with us it is.

 

Excitement comes it shall.



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Posted 30 November 2013 - 07:10 AM

This is going to be good.



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Posted 30 November 2013 - 09:12 AM

Glad I checked  out this Section!

I've been over in the "All The Rest" and "Diorama' Sections too much. Wonderful Project John. Looking forward to seeing more.

Thanks for Sharing... B)



#17 John Teresi

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 10:37 AM

Hello……..thank you all so very much fro the kind comments :) ……..I opened up the doors and made a Hatch for the Engine…….I made a grill and modified the front bumper……..I removed the  resin wheel hub caps from the wheel because,I will be painting the wheels blue and the hub caps Alclad……..I got the belly pan/chassis fit…….this is only a fast mock-up…….I will work on the interior tomorrow…….thanks for looking.

 

 

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 10:41 AM

few more mock-up photos.

 

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 11:10 AM

Cab Forward....to the extreme !

 

Clean work on the wheels John.



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Posted 30 November 2013 - 11:37 AM

I hate you, John!   Knowing you, it will be done in about three hours and get People's Choice at NNL West.  Hope to see you there on Feb 1.