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bogger44

Member Since 23 Nov 2012
Offline Last Active Jun 26 2014 02:16 PM
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Lifted 97 Ford Explorer

17 April 2014 - 02:26 PM

Finished this up for a community build on another forum.  I built it as a daily driver/weekend warrior.  AMT kit, painted Dupli-Color Medium Blue Metallic.  The BFG's are from Fireball Modelworks and the wheels came from (I believe) an AMT '90-somethin' F150. Other than that, and the suspension lift, the rest of the build was kept stock.  After taking the pics, I see I've got a few touch-ups to do yet that I had overlooked.

 

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A better shot of the interior while it was still a wip.  I didn't bother smoothing the seams on the seatbacks as they cannot be seen through the tinted windows.

 

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1970 Ford Torino GT, new pics added 3/14/14

11 March 2014 - 11:31 AM

I put the wraps on this one today. It was a fun build and ended up being one of my favorites in my collection.  Thanks to all who followed and commented in my wip thread.  There are a couple things, now looking in retrospect, I wish I would have done mostly involving the rear of the car.  They include filing down the backside of the chrome tailight surround for a more flush fit, give the lattice work a coat of flat black, and shorten up the mounts for the rear part of the exhaust so the tips were closer to the valance. Oh well, I'm still more than pleased and it won't get me down.  The front of the hood was bowed up in the middle, so I carefully bent it down what I could. It's not perfect, but much better than it was originally. Anyways, enough rambling and on to the pics.....

 

Thanks fer lookin' and hope you all like it.

 

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1970 Ford Torino GT

31 December 2013 - 06:01 PM

I've decided to kick off the new year of model building with the Monogram Pro Modeler Torino GT.  I haven't posted a WIP in a long time, but here it goes......

 

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I'm building it in the likes of a day-2 car.  The 429 will be receiving drag headers and chrome goodies included in the kit, and will be plumbed.  I got the block assembled and painted Dupli-Color Ford Engine Blue today.

 

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All mold lines were removed from the body and then I slapped on some white Krylon primer.

 

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Colors will be a white exterior with red laser stripes, and a red interior.  I'm ditching the stock tires for some AMT pad printed Polyglas GT's.  The smaller F60's up front, and meatier L60's out back.  I raided the AMT 66 Galaxie of it's Cragars and they fit the Goodyears perfectly, just will probably need to file down the backsides a little on the fronts to allow proper fitment of the wheelbacks.  These Torinos sit low in back, so I'll also give it a little lift to get it's butt off the ground for a more aggressive stance.  Did a quick mock-up with the tires and took a couple pics.

 

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Hope to have more soon.......


Stone Woods & Cook Willys

24 December 2013 - 12:19 PM

Built completely OOB other than the plug wires and STP decals on the front fenders.  No real issues during build-up and was a really fun build.  I need a few more of these kits in my stash.  Paint is cheap 'ol ColorPlace Black from Walmart.  If it ever "warms" up I'll snap some better outdoor shots...wasn't going to freeze my hands getting pics of it with a -20 windchill today.

 

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63 Tempest AWB

24 November 2013 - 08:46 AM

Ok guys, here's my build of the Model King Tempest. Just finished it last night. The only additions/mods I made were plug wires, opened up the collectors on the headers, and removed the license plate frames from the bumpers. Otherwise, it's OOB. Paint is Tamiya's Light Gunmetal.  It was a fun build and didn't worry about putting too much detail into it. Thanks for looking.

 

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