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    Dax D Wasser

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  1. 67 Nova Post Apocalypse recon vehicle

    This was my first attempt at making seats appear to be torn and weathered. I was very surprised with the results! You just need a really sharp X-Acto blade and a steady hand. Cut into the plastic leaving a little visible flap on both sides of the tear. Then carve away where you would want the upholstery to appear missing. I used sand yellow to simulate the seat foam and a mud wash over the entire seat. I'll be doing a little more weathering on the seats. I would like the passenger foot-well to be full of shell casings from the 50 cal guns. I'd also like to make the belt feed that goes into the guns. All I can think of is to use a small diameter brass rod cut into segments. I've tried this before but wasn't 100% satisfied. If anyone has any suggestions I'm open. JC, That Peugeot needs some armor and a harpoon.
  2. It's been a few years since my last post apocalypse vehicle. I had originally built this model back in the early 90's. It was sitting in a box in my basement for the past 20 years. It's been repurposed into a post apocalypse recon buggy. The engine is from a Cadillac El Dorado kit that was in the same box in the basement. Might as well use it! The engine cover is from a Peterbilt semi. I had 5 wheels and I really wanted the spare to be mounted and visible. It sticks through the hood next to the intake that cools the 50 caliber. The gas tank is behind the passenger seat. I got the 50 caliber guns from Shapeways a few years ago. It came with 2 sets of dual machine guns. This was the 1st time trying to weather seats to look torn. Thanks for looking!
  3. I had an old 67 Chevy Nova model that I had built back in the early 90's. I decided it was time to remove the shiny red paint and chrome. Time for a complete makeover. This is a work in progress. There's a lot going on up at the front of the car. Dual 50 caliber machine guns that run into the cabin for passenger use.. Intake to cool the guns. Exposed suspension. I had 5 wheels and I was determined to mount a spare somewhere on this car. The only place it would fit and be covered from stray bullets is under the front hood. The engine cover is from a Peterbilt semi. The engine rear mounted to make room for the front mounted guns.
  4. I added some color. Similar to the photo above. Tamaya TS 23 light blue. I plan to add a matte black graphics and ground effects.
  5. Just got back from a San Diego vacation and went right to work on the Datsun. I had an old custom hood from a late 60's Buick Riviera kit. I did a little trimming and bending and it fits just right. Although I believe the new hood is going to interfere with the valve cover... While on vacation, I found these amazing illustrations. Both artists below have some fantastic car designs. I hope to achieve a similar look with the Datsun.
  6. I went slightly wider with the flares and tried a different set of wheels. I like the stance! I have a general idea of what I want the final model to be. It's headed in the right direction. I will probably search for a new set of wheels that match the truck a little better.
  7. Trying out some ground effects for a lowered stance.
  8. Excellent work! Very nice.
  9. I'm working on a Datsun race truck. I've fashioned a wide body kit out of some thick Styrene. Here's my inspiration.
  10. 1968 VW Hover Bug

    Thank you for the comments! I got the final weathering done on the antennae and the license plate frame. I and added a few more decals. Unfortunately, I went a little too heavy on the window tint and the weathering of the windows. The interior is difficult to see. However, the body is still able to be separated. VW brothers!!
  11. I started working on this same truck just a few nights ago. Thanks for showing how you separated the truck wall from the cab. I did the same after seeing how well yours turned out. Pleased show some updates!!!
  12. 1968 VW Hover Bug

    Here's my next hover vehicle. It's a 1968 vintage VW Beetle with some Diesel Punk flair. I had planned to make a jet board (instead of a surf board) to go on the roof rack. This proved to be difficult, only because I can't seem to come up with a jet board that will match the ascetic of the car. For now it's just a cool roof rack that turned out 100% better than I had imagined! I just finished this model about an hour ago. I quickly took some photos using a homemade cardboard light box. Got the photos on the computer and realized that I weathered everything on the model, except for the antennae and the frame of the license plate. These were the last two items that were scratch built today. In my excitement to finish, I forgot the weathering process.....I'll get some more photos up soon. Under the front hood is the fuel tank and some random loose wires. Under the engine cover........huge intakes. Very fun build. Thanks for looking!
  13. Vintage 68 VW Hover Car

    Nearly done. I'm not 100% happy with the jetboard. It doesn't match the ascetic of the car. I've painted it a few times already. If I can't get it right, I may not include it on the completed model. I'll keep the roof rack if I decide to not use the jetboard.
  14. Vintage 68 VW Hover Car

    Almost done. That means I'll probably be another month before it's finished. I took another look at the wheel arch as Robert mentioned. I carved away some of the fender flare and added some mechanical pieces to give the underside of the fenders more detail. It looks much better. Thanks for the suggestion. Added a large fuel container under the hood with some wires and hoses. I need to clean up the seam on the gas tank. In these photos, many of the parts are still not glued on. I hope to add black and chrome to the window trim. I need to make mounts for the roof rack. Lots of touch up painting and some slight weathering. I would like it to have road grime and grease. Some streaks of rust, but not too much. I may paint the small detailed edge of the fins white. Been thinking about it since I first started fitting them to the car. I was hesitant to paint the interior red. I do not like red interiors on cars at all. Plus the car being blue, I just didn't think it would look good. My wife and kids talked me into it and I'm shocked at how well the red interior goes with the look of the car. I plan to add some window stickers and a medium tint to the rear 3 windows. Thanks for looking!!!