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TFchronos

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My Class of 2014

27 December 2014 - 06:41 AM

So after seeing so may great and wonderful builds I thought I would join the party and post my class of 2014 rooster. It was a great year I think, I ended up getting 5 cars done, hopefully I'll get a few more done next year.

 

Showing in order of completion.

 

April 25th:

 

'72 Nissan Skyline Fast Five tribute build. Built for the Fast & Furious tribute build CBP to honor the memory of Paul Walker and his character Brian O'Conner.

 

Under Glass Thread: http://www.modelcars...topic=88770&hl=

 

 

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May 1st:

 

'70 Dodge Charger Fast Five Tribute Build. Dominic Toretto's Charger also built for the tribute CBP to accompany the Skyline. Started out as the Revel '69 Charger converted over, features custom 3D printed rims modeled by myself and printed via Shapeways.

 

Under Glass Thread: http://www.modelcars...topic=89003&hl= 

 

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July 28th:

 

'67 Plymouth GTX: This was built as the secondary entry to this years Cannonball run to substitute the '77 Formula I had planned. 

 

Under Glass Thread: http://www.modelcars...l=#entry1230844

 

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Dec. 1st:

 

'68 Dodge Dart: This was my primary entry into this years Cannonball though it ended up being one of the last builds completed lol. It won in it's group and placed third overall.

 

Under Glass Thread: http://www.modelcars...topic=96911&hl=

 

Notable features are 3D printed rims and my very first attempt at Bare Metal Foiling.  

 

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And last but certainty not least my final build of 2014 and the one that mattered the most to me. It's a tribute build my Father's '77 Firebird Formula, he sold it just before I was born in '90 for a more "family friendly" car, of all the cars he has owned over the years it's the one that meant to most to him. So I built this replica as best I could and surprised him with it (and boy did it ever) on Christmas mourning. Converted over from Revels '77 Smokey and the Bandit kit.

 

Under Glass Thread: http://www.modelcars...topic=96909&hl=   

 

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And finally just for a little fun I setup a little poll to decide next years sig picture (That little photo just below all my posts). Which ever build gets the most votes by the next Saturday will replace the '32 Skull rod I've had for this past year.

 

Thank you all for looking, commenting, and following along on all my builds this past year, 2015 is just around the curve and I can't wait to see what it brings.

 

See you all in 2015!


'68 Dodge Dart Cannonball 2014 Entry re-post

25 December 2014 - 02:21 PM

Hi again folks, here's a repost of the '68 Dart I made for the 2014 Cannonball run CBP. It's packing the 426 Cross Ram Hemi, two tone paint, (Chrysler Inferno Red and Gloss Black), and 3D printed rims modeled by myself in Blender 3D and printed via Shapeways.

 

It also marks my very first attempt at Bare Metal Foiling, it's was done with a dull blade (forgot to pick up new lol) so it's probably not the best but I'm happy with it. Got loads more of respect for you guys that do all these chromed classics. I knew it wasn't easy but now I have a far better understanding of just how delicate this process is.

 

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Thanks for looking, more pics up shortly!


'77 Firebird Formula tribute build

25 December 2014 - 01:56 PM

Greetings and Merry Christmas everyone. Here is a tribute I made of the '77 Formula my father once owned. It was given to him this morning completely blowing him away.

 

the W.I.P is over here http://www.modelcars...showtopic=95192

 

Started out being the new revel Smokey and the Bandit '77 Trans Am. I did everything within my skill level to make it as close to the 1:1 as possible. The most notable features are the rims which were modified by hand from Crager Centerlines from a '57 Nomad and re-chromed with Spaz Stix Mirror Chrome spray can paint. The pin striping is custom, printed on Testors white decal paper. More details are over in the w.i.p.

 

Here is the 1:1.

 

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And the end result o the model.

 

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More pics to follow!

 

 


'77 Firebird Formula tribute build. Update (12-25-14) Finished w Pictures

30 October 2014 - 04:37 AM

This build here is a tribute build to a car my Dad owned, a '77 Firebird Formula. He found it at small time dealer back in the late 80's, did a lot with it and has so many stories he could go on forever talking about it. He sold it just before I was born in '90 for a more "family friendly" car. Of all the cars he has owned this is the one car that if he could go back and save only one from his past it would this one. So I thought I would try to build it and surprise him with it on the morning of Dec. 25th. I'll be taking the Revel Smokey and the Bandit Trans Am and converting it over to a close a replica as my skill level will let me.

 

Here's what it looked like, one of the many, many places he went in that car too.

 

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That's what I'm trying to match, here's what I'm starting with.

 

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First round of body work, after covering the T-tops, side vents and cutting way the wheel flaps.

 

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More pics in the next update.


'68 Dodge Dart Cannonball Entry (11-16-14)

03 October 2014 - 06:23 AM

My main entry for this years Cannonball Run CBP. Plans are to replicate the '68 Dart I have on Forza 4. I'll get a picture of it up at a little later on. Nothing wild or over the top just something a normal car guy with moderate building experience could pull off. Well maybe little above that. ;)

 

Starting point

 

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First order of business is to cut the doors and trunk lid open.

 

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The cuts ended up being very clean so I might have the body work and some base color on it over the weekend.

 

Thanks for looking!