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#21 PeterLepold

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Posted 09 August 2006 - 05:29 AM

Hi there

Here I have a small update, but it is not the MC, it is an update on the boat. The MC needs some time again for drying the filler, a lot of points on the hood and trunk I have to fill and sand.


The boat is nearly finished, some smaller detail works I have to do. I will build a windshild scratch and I will put a name on it - perhaps I will named it "Monte Carlo"..!
All the "wooden" is painted, first I painted with airbrush a base color (dark brwon) and than I painted the wooden structure with drybrushing and detail painting with different brushes and different brown colors.
It needs a lot of time, but i think it is looking nearly like real wooden.

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At the "hood" I put a photo eatched part with the signature "SS 454"...!
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The rear view (with the real US-flag :wink: ).
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The “ornament” on the sides, on the back and at the hood are decals from the Revell '70 Custom Van. The top side of the boat was chromium-plated with BMF aluminum.

Now the trailer..! The small tail lamps and the “rubbers” were supplemented on the rails, because the bottom of the boat would not to be scratched when the loading and unloading! The rims are Monte Carlo rims of the MPC Monte Carlo!

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Painted in aluminium.

Greetings
Peter

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Posted 09 August 2006 - 10:01 AM

:shock: :shock: That's painted wood???

You coulda fooled me..........you got that grain of the wood so perfect!! :D

Excellent job as usual Peter! That boat will be a great compliment to the Monte!


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Posted 12 August 2006 - 03:15 PM

That boat is awesome. Beautiful workmanship.

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Posted 23 January 2007 - 11:38 PM

Hello to all

I'm sorry that I was not present here the last time. Now the '78 Monte Carlo is finished. Her some pics.

First some pics of the last progress:

Finished (without hood).
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I'm add some water skis on the trunk.
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Here you'll see a little of the vinyl structure.
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Flashlights are not correct at the kit, first look at the original car.
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Here are the completely finished car (without trailer/boat). I have to make pics of it (of all, boat and car) when the weather is more better. We have very heavy snow and it is not good to make good pics with the lighting conditions at the moment.
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Cheers from Germany
Peter

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Posted 24 January 2007 - 03:47 AM

i guess im the only one in the world with this question:

huh? a monte carlo?

why?


it sure aint the most elegant car ever to come off GMs design boards!


Hell, the hummer rolled out o GMs factories, the monte aint that bad lookin,
in fact IMO it looks pretty damned good!, compare it with european and
asian cars from the same time!! and those that followed duuring the 80's,
european and asian cars during the 80's looked like ###### 4REAL, did anyone
ACTUALLY even design them??

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Posted 24 January 2007 - 07:40 AM

Excellent work Peter and welcome to our Cave of Delights. Just ta help yu out Peter, we spell brown this way, almost like yur braun. :wink:

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Posted 24 January 2007 - 10:13 AM

Peter, you did justice to what was a very dubious kit!! 8)

Excellent stance, paintwork, and I like the small little details you added!


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Posted 24 January 2007 - 05:06 PM

EXELENT WORK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Thanks for sharing, your skills are amazing...

Congratulations!!!!

Man that "Wood" paint is just out of this world :shock: :shock:

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Posted 25 January 2007 - 10:32 AM

wow even though this car is a monstrosity in my eyes you did a very inspiring and beautiful job of it; almost makes me change my mind on the styling! and that boat...man thats out of this world!!!

and i love that "cuckoo" smiley you got there...goes perfectly with this statement:

>european and asian cars during the 80's looked like ###### 4REAL

uh which european cars would those be?

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now if you come back with some "wedges" i will have to agree! still they got nothing on a monte carlo!

by the way i recently saw a new or relatively new carlo and it looked a whole lot better. but we could have design discussions/wars forever i suppose!

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Posted 25 January 2007 - 06:14 PM

Wow you did a great job !! love the extra details and the boat is awesome, keep up the great work.

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 03:30 AM

Hi

Thanks to all for the kind of words and the praise, I'm proud of it. Now the model is finished and here you'll see the pics: http://www.modelcars...p?p=20192#20192

Greetings
Peter

BTW:
[quote name='JAFFA'][quote name='jbwelda']i guess im the only one in the world with this question:

huh? a monte carlo?

why?[/quote]

[quote]it sure aint the most elegant car ever to come off GMs design boards![/quote]

Hell, the hummer rolled out o GMs factories, the monte aint that bad lookin,
in fact IMO it looks pretty damned good!, compare it with european and
asian cars from the same time!! and those that followed duuring the 80's,
european and asian cars during the 80's looked like ###### 4REAL, did anyone
ACTUALLY even design them??[/quote]

This is not a nice car, the '78 MC. The best Monte Carlo was the '77 model, a very great car. I love this '77 design of the Monte Carlo, but the '78 model is the first of some boring cars from this decade. But European and Asian cars from this decade didn't looking better.