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geetee66

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Larry Watson inspired 59 Cadillac

14 June 2014 - 09:40 AM

I finally got it done...

Feels like I've been doing this for months. I might have BMF burnout now!  :wacko:

 

The build was inspired by the legendary Larry Watson. I hope I've done it justice. 

I admit that this was a difficult build at times. One of the most challenging aspects, was the mating of the chassis to the body. I genuinely had beads of sweat forming on my brow.

 

Appletons and Bellflowers are scratchbuilt and I printed my own licence plates (one digit different to Larry's own car) and a couple of little 'Watson' stickers on the windows.

 

I chopped a few scale inches off the ride-height and had to repair the chrome on the bumpers as it was wrinkled in a few spots.

Paint is all from rattle cans: Candy red over a silver base. Glitter on the roof.

 

Here are the pics:

 

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Thankyou for looking

 

 


Larry Watson style 59 Cadillac - New pics added 12/5/14

28 April 2014 - 03:16 PM

When I saw some photos of Larry Watson's work, I knew I had to try and do something similar. 

I like most custom styles...everything has it's place. But late 50's / early 60's with these paint jobs, Bellflowers, Lancers and Appletons, really please my eye.

 

This is what gave me the inspiration:

 

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So I laid down some Audi Alumin(i)um silver, then gave the roof a dusting of glitter. I polished with Micromesh down to 4000 grit, then used Meguires Scratch-X, Tamiya medium compound and Meguires deep crystal polish.

 

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I'll mask off a border, leaving the silver underneath, then hit it with candy red. My pattern will differ from Larry's, in that his car was a series 62 (I think....Please correct me if I'm wrong) and this kit is an Eldorado, which has a chrome strip running from the rear, up the top edge of the panels, to the windshield.

I decided that adding a side-spear like Larry's, would make the sides too cluttered.

They're busy enough as it is.

 

The cross-bar wheels from Pegasus were a fairly good match to the ones on the original.

To keep the clear red tidy, while flowing it into the cross-hatched centre, I first paint in a bit of clear thinner. It kind of helps the red to form a level edge without having to touch the sides with a brush...

 

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Thanks for looking

More pics soon


Rambunctious - Funny Car - FINISHED PICS!

16 March 2014 - 09:11 AM

It's finally done!

It fought me quite a bit, but I learned a lot from it. I tried a lot of new stuff: ProTech lines and fittings, a lot of Photoetch, a few scratchbuilt items (Fuel blocks, battery/tray)

This was also my 1st candy paint job and I'm quite pleased with it. I'll do some more in the future..

Enough chat. Here are the pics:

 

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I hope you like it

Thanks for looking


55 shoebox Chevy sportsman

04 February 2014 - 01:07 PM

Here's one I built a year or two ago.

It's basically box-stock, with a PE harness, steering wheel and Dzus fasteners.. 
I decided to match the box-art and when I build the SoffSeal 57 Chevy version which I have waiting for me on the shelf, I'll add a lot more detail.

I hope you like it

 

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And an alu tube driveshaft..

 

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Rambunctious - Funny Car - FINISHED PICS!

02 February 2014 - 11:50 AM

This is the Polar Lights kit of Gene Snow's Rambunctious funny car.

 

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No real problems, so far. Apart from the fittings and braided hose getting lost in the post.

I'm going to try and plumb as much as I can on the engine. I'll add a throttle linkage, too.

This is what I've done so far....

 

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Fuel lines and other details will be added (once they finally arrive..)

Here's the cockpit, which is more or less done. I added a chute release, although I had to use some imagination for it's position as there is very little info on Google images about its' exact placement. 

 

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I used candy red over metallic gold for the body, chassis and roll cage

 

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I added a battery tray, even though I didn't really know if it had one.

 

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As the engine has a starter motor, I figured it would need some juice. I have since discovered that it might've not had a battery, but used an auxiliary power supply, connected to terminals on the chassis.

To be perfectly honest, this will never be entered into a competition, so it's more of an exercise in testing my abilities and trying new things. I'll add PE bolt heads and anything else that I can think of.

 

I'll post more pics as soon as I make more progress

Thanks for looking