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am73grand

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1/350 U.S.S. Enterprise Refit Update 11-21-14

12 November 2014 - 03:48 AM

I bought this kit years ago and then bought the lighting kit from Trekmodeler to go with it. I let it sit for a while and am finally getting back to it.

 

I bought the Paragraphix photo etch set and a few other extras. I started lining the inside of the hull with aluminum foil tape to block the light. Then I started running the wiring harness for the lights. Here's where I am at so far.

 

Here's the upper saucer with the lights installed:

 

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I wanted sequentially flashing lights on the floor of the shuttle bay. I found this flasher unit online that runs the lights around in a circle:

 

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I'll run some fiber optics from the LEDs to holes drilled in the floor. I'm using a cheap fiber optic light I got at 5 below for the strands:

 

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Custom Batmobile

24 October 2014 - 02:25 AM

I am a huge Batman fan and I like his cars even more. When I first saw this car I thought Batmobile right away. Then when the kit was released I knew I had to have it. So here's what I'm starting with:

 

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The car is just crazy looking so I won't need to do much to transform it into the Dark Knights ride. First order of business was to add some bat fins off the "Batman and Robin" Batmobile.

 

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They look right at home on this body. I've still got a long way to go but this is a for fun project and I'm not going to go crazy detailing it. I've got  quite a ways to go but I thought you guys might like seeing this.

 

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Thanks for looking!!!


Elvira Mistress of the Dark FINISHED 10-27-14

16 October 2014 - 03:34 PM

This is my first figure kit. I have been a life long Elvira fan and when I saw this kit listed in Amazing Figure Modeler Magazine I had to have it. Beautiful casting and an excellent likeness of Casandra Peterson.

 

As with all resin started by cleaning all the parts really well.

 

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Started by painting the skirt Krylon Ultra flat black:

 

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Painted the upper portion and this is some of the masking I did:

 

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Removed the tape and have minor clean up to do:

 

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1979 Mustang Notch UPDATE 9/18/14

16 September 2014 - 01:45 AM

So, I am still recovering from my procedure two weeks ago. I really cannot safely paint for another week or so. I was getting bored because to continue working on the Hornet I have a ton of paint work to do.

 

Stopped by the local Mom and Pop department store and they had the Mustang LX drag car kit. Got it home and ripped it open. I really prefer the look of the 4 headlight Mustangs. Off to the stash I went. I had an MPC '79 hatch on the shelf. About an hour later I had this:

 

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You can tweak the front fenders on the Revell to get the MPC nose to fit but the Revell nose is too wide to put on the MPC body. I have since narrowed the hood a bit and it fits perfect. I will need to add some small shims to the MPC nose near the hood to close up the gap. I will be using that MPC scoop. I will need to modify the tail light area to accept the '79 lights. I will not be modding the quarter windows. These cars have so many interchangeable parts that it's not uncommon in the 1:1 world to see parts from various years on the same car.

 

I first tried to mini tub the chassis but just couldn't get the tires I wanted to use to fit. After cutting and trimming I threw in the towel and back halved the thing.

 

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I'm still trying to decide on a power plant. I don't think this one will be blown........I want that smooth hood look.......

 

I also started on the interior/cage. I'll be building on the Revell parts

 

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Thanks for looking.


1974 Hornet Pro Mod Paint SNEAK PEAK 9/18/14

26 July 2014 - 12:33 PM

I have wanted to build this car for a VERY long time but had no luck finding a reasonably priced Hornet. 

 

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Thanks to some diligent searching and being in the right place at the right time I picked this bad boy up for an EXCELLENT price:

 

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This body is NOT RESIN. It is an original JoHan Hornet funny car body! It took forever to strip that yellow paint off. but It's pretty clean now. I cut open the hood and hatch and the doors will be next.

 

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I'll be using this as a fill in while I wrap up the Malibu. I need to order some parts before I can go much further anyway. Thanks for looking!!