epi4561

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  • Location St. Louis
  • Full Name Garry Robinson

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  1. epi4561 added a post in a topic 1951 Beetle...   

    Wow! That engine looks fantastic!
  2. epi4561 added a post in a topic Scratch Building an Aussie Ford Falcon **First update for 2015**   

    So that trailer is an example of "uncharted territory" and you "jumping in the deep end"? I jump in the same deep end and I drown, you win gold medals and set world records. Just plain not fair..
    After 24 pages and nearly 500 replies to this absolutely brilliant build, I'm still in awe at your abilities...

    Thank you for sharing this with us all.
    Happy Holidays....
  3. epi4561 added a post in a topic 70.5 Baldwin Motion Camaro Finally Finished!   

    Holy BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH!!!!! that is some outstanding work.
  4. epi4561 added a post in a topic '30 Ford Woody Street Rod   

    So lately I've been doing a lot of "behind the scenes" stuff, like filling sanding, priming, sanding, glueing, etc... But I have also taken a stab at doing some wood grain. I used a variation of dark and light yellow craft paint for the base coat and a tube of really dark brown, raw umber I think, Artists oil paint. Most tutorials suggest to use an acrylic like testors or vallejo for the base coat, and after using the craft paint, I would also suggest it.. lol Anyway, here's what I've come up with.

    Chopped sides and tailgate:


    Interior roof slats/support:


    Finally, the floorboards. Interior and underneath:



    these still need to be treated with a transparent yellow or orange, (or a combo of the two) and them cleared. but I'm fairly happy with them so far. I hope you like them and I look forward to any comments/criticism.



    Before I end, I tried something not knowing or expecting much... And, I'm actually quite surprised. This was done on the back (unpainted) side of the scratchbuilt roof. Besides the Artist oil paint that found its way through the small cracks from the other side, the only thing I used was a yellow highliter and a light brown crayola supertips marker directly on top of the bare white styrene. let me know what you think...




    Not too bad IMO... I mean it could obviously use some fine tuning regarding the placement of the artists oil, but I think this method has some amazing potential...

    thanks for looking...
  5. epi4561 added a post in a topic '30 Ford Woody Street Rod   

    Good stuff.. just wish there was a video tutorial. Although not quite the same results as Uschi, I've found a couple tutorials on youtube. Scalemodeladdict has a good one that is not very "grainy", which is what I'm looking for.

    thx everyone for the nice comments.. more to come slowly, but surely.
  6. epi4561 added a post in a topic '30 Ford Woody Street Rod   

    It's been a while.. I have a very tiny update. I did not like the interior roof so I decided to scratch build a new one.



    I am now at the stage where I am attempting the simulated wood grain.. wish me luck..
  7. epi4561 added a post in a topic Revell range rover   

    I sent you a PM...
  8. epi4561 added a post in a topic Revell range rover   

    That is awesome... My 10 yr old son and I love that show. I better not let him see that, or I'll have to do that to his room. I might have to do it anyways.. thx for showing that... Is that just painted on or what? a fathead maybe?
  9. epi4561 added a post in a topic Revell range rover   

    Are you gonna go all Jeremy Clarkson on that Range Rover?
  10. epi4561 added a post in a topic '30 Ford Woody Street Rod   

    Ace - I just happened to see that thread the other day. I like what you've done so far. My kit doesn't have wheels and tires like that. Mine has wire wheels and performance tires. (not sure how else to describe them).
  11. epi4561 added a post in a topic Purple Murcielago SV   

    that purple absolutely pops... looks great, love your carbon fiber work as well. looks great.
  12. epi4561 added a post in a topic 59 "Rumbler" Wagon with Woody panels - 2 versions   

    very cool... love the color. My tv seems to always be on the Velocity channel, and I saw one of them on Mecum auctions yesterday.
  13. epi4561 added a post in a topic '30 Ford Woody Street Rod   

    Thanks for the comments guys. I appreciate it. As far as what parts I am looking for, I didn't really have anything in mind, it was more of a general statement. But I will definitely ask if I find I need something.

    Steven - Sorry bud... but I happen to really like the wire wheels that come with this kit and I was definitely planning on using them. If not on this kit then on a t-bird build that I have in mind. I don't think they look as good, but I have the ones from the 32 ford roadster. (one of my 2 parts boxes)
  14. epi4561 added a topic in On The Workbench   

    '30 Ford Woody Street Rod
    So I was in my dad's basement the other day and I found this sitting on a shelf. I just had to grab it and "try" to do something cool with it.



    I'm still relatively new to the model car world.. Sure I did some as a kid, but never "really" got into it, until the past few years.. So, as I am new, I do not have an extensive "parts bin" like most of you. Actually my spare parts consists of 2 old model kits that have missing parts.. that's it, Sooo this one will be made using mostly stock kit parts. If it comes out anything like it looks in my head, it should be fairly decent.

    First things first, that sucker is just too tall, and something needs to be done about that...



    So here goes my first ever attempt at a chop. Starting with the wooden sides, I used a strip of styrene to mark the cut lines. Then cut them out with my dremel.

    There were guide holes on the "inside" of the panels at various heights in the pillars, so I cut each pillar at different places.


    Here they are after they've been glued together.. Not too bad. Fairly happy for my first attempt.



    That's all for now. I hope you guys like it so far. Please feel free to comment good or bad. Any and all are welcome.

    thanks-garry
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  15. epi4561 added a post in a topic 06 Mustang/Modena "American Cavallino" Near being done......   

    very nice idea here. You should call it the Modestang.