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Der Bugmeister

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About Der Bugmeister

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    Clay Cherneff
  1. My wife says I have too many models and too many 1:1 cars. I disagree. I don't have enough room, is the problem.
  2. I think there's a '72 CS Convertible kit, essentially the same as a '71 except the grills and tail light dividers.
  3. Correct. Front bumpers have round signal lights and the rear bumpers have horizontal tail lights. There's a conversion kit available that I need to locate and buy. The grills and gravel guard are also different for the 71, but I'm not sure if that's in the conversion.
  4. Coming along very nicely! I've got the Testors release of this kit with similar plans to use parts from a '69 HO kit. Mine will replicate how I envision my '71 Cutlass S will look in a few years.
  5. Painted and cleared, just a mockup here so don't let the wheel position throw you off. Debating whether to leave the seats their current colour or add some accent panels to them.
  6. Fantastic work on those engines!
  7. Unfortunately gluhead's photos seem to have disappeared into fotki space, but from his description it sounds like he probably did something like this (maybe more): Drilled the A arms for pinning with stretched strue, cut them loose then pinned them up. They won't move when I'm done the installation, but this will get me the stance I'm after. Probably old hat for many, but first time for me trying a lot of these techniques. So far, so good! Thanks for the tip on the AMT kit, horsepower. I don't have access to it unfortunately, but was planning on trying my hand at fabbing the open roof/cover. Most everything else should close up alright.
  8. Thanks Pappy Found the rims for it, now to make things fit and resemble something that might work in 1:1. I don't think I'll be able to get it sitting as low as originally planned, but that's alright. Also picked up a Revell Pontiac 421 V8 in the hopes I can make that work in there.
  9. What do you use when mocking up a bunch of parts to hold them all together? Apart from masking tape, anybody use a particular type of glue? And how to disassemble/remove the glue?
  10. Thanks for the link...unfortunately most of the images don't load for me for some reason :-( Narrative sounds like a heckuva build though.
  11. Kit is the Revell '50 Olds Club Coupe 2 in 1. Not my normal choice in builds, but this is a group build so kind of stuck with it. Decided to get a bit adventurous (for me at least), aiming for a smoothed convertible dropped to the weeds in this one. Spent today getting inspiration (found it), shaving the body trim... and losing the roof. Next up is to find the wheels then figure out how to drop the suspension and fit them in there.
  12. Great job, strikingly clean and detailed for such a short time frame. I'm with the guys who couldn't pull of a build like that in 5 weeks, nevermind 5 hours...although I may have to try it one day just for the heck of it. Thanks for sharing!
  13. Thanks guys. No idea what the rims are from, I picked them up in a baggy at a recent show. The stripes are painted...quite a learning process doing them. They look better in the photos than under strong lighting and I probably should have stripped the hood and started them over after a couple of the issues I had, but I decided finishing a build was more important.
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