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harleyszone

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  1. 1967 Chevy Biscayne 4dr

    Awesome progress of the sedan conversion! Cant`t wait for the following results. Good job sir.
  2. I just finished a conversion project that started from a MPC `76 Chevy Caprice 2-door. For some reason the body part was not molded well when I received the model and I think it`s beyond repairable. So I decieded to chop the damaged A-pillar and fender section and replace it with epoxy-bounded Foil material and gave it a damaged appearance. I always have a fetish for the big, full-size american 4 door sedan in the 60`s and 70`s. So I converted the MPC 2-door coupe version to a 4-door sedan. I cut the B-pillar and fill the quarter window because I prefer a more traditional and thicker C-pillar which is different from the actual `76 Caprice sedan, but personally I prefer the look. I also rescribed the door panel lines and trunk. I used sterene sheet to reform the roof section and I sanded off the side trim to give the Caprice a more "base model" appearance. Thanks for viewing! The progress page:
  3. 1976 Chevy Caprice 4-door Hardtop Sport Sedan conversion

    Thanks Dwayne! I used aluminum foil to duplicate the fender and hood and then I damaged them. I used epoxy on the backside to secure the foil afterwards and glue them on to the styrene body with super glue. You can see my whole process in here: Good luck with your builds too.
  4. 1973 Chevy Bel Air 4dr Build

    Fantastic work! Please check out my 4DR build too:
  5. 1978 Dodge Monaco Brougham 1/25

    Thank you Michael, I got the flat hood from here: http://www.reliableresin.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=4&products_id=77 Can you show me where can I buy the mopar volcano wheel that you 3D printed?
  6. 1978 Dodge Monaco Brougham 1/25

    Hi Michael, super impressive work! I`m building a base model `70 Challenger would like to use your mopar volcano hubcaps, could you post a link of that your casting hubcap item on ebay?
  7. This is going to be masterpiece, I admire your dedication Robert!
  8. Hi guys I`m Cosmo and this is my first post in here. I`m working on a conversion project that started from a MPC `76 Chevy Caprice 2-door coupe version. For some reason the body part was not molded well when I received the model and I think it`s beyond repairable. So I decieded to chop the damaged A-pillar and fender section and replace it with epoxy-bounded Foil material and gave it a damaged appearance. I always have a thing for the big, full-size american 4 door sedan in the 60`s and 70`s. So I converted the MPC 2-door coupe version to a 4-door sedan. I cut the B-pillar and fill the quarter window because I prefer a more traditional and thicker C-pillar which is different from the actual `76 Caprice sedan, but personally I prefer the look. I also rescribed the door panel lines and trunk. I used sterene sheet to reform the roof section and I sanded off the side trim to give the Caprice a more "base model" appearance. -------------------------------------------------------- I`ll keep the progress updated in here. Comments are greatfully appreciated!
  9. I used pencil to draw the outline on the primer body first, ant then I just used X-acto knife to slightly do some strokes along the pencil line (free hand). After a couple of strokes for the depth I pushed harder to achieve the desired depth for the door lines. I think it just takes some patience and a fresh blade
  10. Thank you Charlie. Haha I`ll put it in my calendar, next one should be an accurate "glasshouse" style 4-door sedan with the correct Caprice full trim.
  11. I bought the promo model from Ebay for $10 and modified some details, please enjoy the pictures.
  12. 1979 Chevy Corvette _reworked from a Promo

    Thank you very much! Good luck with your own build too. One modifucation I did to this model was to reshape the C-pillar. The original shape was missing a triangle area so I had to use styrene to fix it.
  13. 1972 Pontiac GTO _MPC

    Thanks, I really like to put side windows on a car model so it looks it can be properly left on the curbside.
  14. 1972 Pontiac GTO _MPC

    Thank you Kevin! I actually didn`t really fix the rear bumper, I just shaved the body rear panel and used bondo to make it to fit the bumper.
  15. 1976 Chevy Caprice 4-door Hardtop Sport Sedan conversion

    Thank you for sharing your experience, Steve. I like to build model cars based on my childhood memories, that`s why I`m more into cars in the 70`s. I grew up in China in 1980`s and we had a few American tv show and movies on screen, like <Hunter> and <Superman>. I remember there were a lot of the full-size cars in those media which were from the 1970s and were not in a good condition. But those images were always a big inspiration for me in that time era and I really think those last generation full-size cars during malaise era are really cool! Especially when they turn into curbside beaters and lose all the hubcaps and then I can feel the authenticity.
  16. 1976 Chevy Caprice 4-door Hardtop Sport Sedan conversion

    Thank you very much. I found the correct fonts and sticker images online, and then I used Adobe illustrator for the graphic design and print it out with tin can glued to the back.
  17. 1972 Pontiac GTO _MPC

    Thank you, yes I still remember those crappy orange plastic parts and huge flashes everywhere, not to mention those incorrect wheel position. It took me quite a while to clean it up but I`m happy with what turns out in the end
  18. 1972 Pontiac GTO _MPC

    Thanks everyone for the replies
  19. Thanks, I was using thick aluminum foil (from the kitchen baking supply). I covered the foil to the original plastic part and carefully shaped it and took it off. And then I just twisted the foil to the desired look of damage and I used epoxy on the back side to secure the shape of the foil. The whole process took me like 15 minutes or could be less
  20. 1976 Chevy Caprice 4-door Hardtop Sport Sedan conversion

    Check out my other 1970`s Malaise era cars builds:
  21. 1972 Pontiac GTO _MPC

    Check out my other 1970`s Malaise era cars builds:
  22. 1979 Chevy Corvette _reworked from a Promo

    Check out my other 1970`s Malaise era cars builds:
  23. 1979 Chevy Corvette _reworked from a Promo

    Color and detail reference: