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#1 Raul_Perez

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 02:14 PM

This build is a combination of the Revell/Model King 43 Willys Gasser Pickup and the Revell 41 Willys Stone, Woods & Cook Gasser. Since the chassis, engine, drivetrain and just about everything in the 41 kit is so much nicer, I'm using all of it for my pickup.

Here are a couple pics of the engine and chassis detail:
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I was going to use one of the Aluminum moon tanks, but after seeing how little of it shows once the body is on the chassis, i decided to just strip the chrome off of the kit tank and paint it with Rub & Buff Aluminum. I'll save the Aluminum tank for a model where it can be seen better...
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I need to repaint the scoop. Too much handling while I was adding some of the details rubbed just a bit too much of the Rub & Buff Aluminum off of it... I still need to add the throttle linkage to the rear of the Hilborn 4 port injector base.
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The engine and chassis in the 41 Revell Willys drag kits is so nice that I bought several "spares" for other projects!!
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Here's a pic of the body and hood after a base coat of paint. I reshaped the hood opening to match the shape of the scoop from the Stone, Woods & Cook Willys, and I opened the headlamp openings to fit 41 Willys headlamp assemblies.
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I'm thinking of painting the top portion of the truck bright yellow, just above the beltline molding. If I do, I'll also paint the bed cover the same color. Suggestions?

RJP

Edited by Raul_Perez, 02 October 2010 - 10:17 PM.


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Posted 05 January 2008 - 03:52 PM

That's lookin good, Raul! I like your idea of tu-toning it yellow.

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 04:50 AM

Real good modelling has been done here!
With the right background, i could mistake this for a 1:1!!

Yellow and blue allways looks good imo, i'd say go for it!

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 05:33 AM

That chassie looks great, really clean and detailed. Go for the yellow.

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 06:07 AM

super nice. love the detail.

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 07:48 AM

Looking real nice Raul ! Lots of attention to detail. Looking forward to seeing it completed...

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 09:45 AM

Heck of a nice start there. As for colors, how about using a grey or aluminum, kind of like mine but use a lighter grey since your blue is a darker shade.
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Posted 06 January 2008 - 03:58 PM

Thanks for the comments and suggestions, guys! I think that I'm going to go with yellow on the top. I want this one to be really LOUD!!!

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 03:07 PM

Here are a few pics of the body parts with the base coat of clear. Once it dries I'll get the decals on it, give it a final coat of clear and finish putting it together. I'm hoping to have this one ready for the NNL West on March 1st. The theme this year is Modern Muscle and Gassers!

Instead of yellow on the top like I'd planned, I went with AMC Big Bad Blue and a yellow strip to separate the colors.
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Yep, I really like using the Testors rattle can lacquer paints!!

Edited by Raul_Perez, 21 January 2008 - 08:49 PM.


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Posted 20 January 2008 - 03:28 PM

Nice! Excellent choice and I'm happy you reduced the yellow content. Yellow and blue go together, but one must use restraint. My brother keeps using yellow accents in inappropriate places on the small fleet of 1:1's in our care. I just wanna smack him! :lol: He definitely got mom's taste.... bad! :)

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 09:07 PM

Nice! Excellent choice and I'm happy you reduced the yellow content. Yellow and blue go together, but one must use restraint. My brother keeps using yellow accents in inappropriate places on the small fleet of 1:1's in our care. I just wanna smack him! :P He definitely got mom's taste.... bad! ;)

Thanks, Jonathan!! And, the decal set that I've picked out for it has very little yellow in it, too!! Mostly various shades of blue, silver letters with dark-blue outlines for the name "HEMI-FIED", with some purple and yellow sponsor stuff thrown in for accents. Here's a quick pic of the body parts temporarily taped together and sitting on the chassis with the decal set that I'll be using.
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Any chance that you or any of the other guys on the other coast are going to make it to the NNL West?! We had nearly 1,000 models on display last year!! This year should be just as big!!

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 06:02 AM

That is S H A R P! Very nice.

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 08:16 PM

Well, the decals are in place and cleared. All I need to do now is a little polishing and final assembly.
Here are a few mach-up pics while the paint dries:

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 09:24 PM

That looks awesome, can't wait to see it at NNLW.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 05:04 PM

oh man!! that is so nice! the decals look great, and the paint is beautiful! very nice work.....

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 05:17 PM

Very nice work cant wait to see completed

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 06:54 PM

Very cool.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 12:41 PM

Man that is sweet.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 03:02 PM

Very Nice !!!!

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 03:12 AM

Really good looking willys, excellent paint...