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    Dax D Wasser

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  1. 47 Chevy Flight-master Jet Car

    I changed my mind on the color again... On the side of the model box there was a photo of this car in gloss black. It looks like a villain's car, very sinister. I kept toying with the idea of flat black and gunmetal. I decided to give it a try. I also like the idea of a red interior. It's going to be tough for me, but I'll be doing this without any rust and corrosion. I will have to do some kind of wash to bring out the highlights. Still not sure where this is going. I'm toying with the idea of adding blue "heat" highlights to the silver pipes on the undercarriage. I'll need to practice on some spare pieces as I've never attempted it before. This kit has a ton of chrome parts to add. I've dulled them down with satin clear and can't wait to add them to the finished model.
  2. 47 Chevy Flight-master Jet Car

    I fit the front jet exhaust deflectors inside the front fenders. Not as I had originally planned, but I like the look and will probably stick with it. I'm having issues lining up the hood with the detailed finned piece I added. I need to do a little more work on the hood before it will all fit properly. Here's a good view of some more plumbing lines. The two front intakes now painted body color. I have temporary turn signals placed below the headlights. I think that I'll use Bare-Metal Foil for the chrome trim. I'll need to do some research on weathering metal foil. Haven't used the stuff in years. Under the hood, working on the fuel tank. I just got done removing the intake fan at the rear from the fan shroud. They came molded as a single unit. Thanks for looking!!
  3. Six for 2018

    Nicely done. Great weathering and attention to detail.
  4. 47 Chevy Flight-master Jet Car

    I painted the top and visor with antique white. I love two tones! Sorry Tom! For the intake at the front. I cut out most of the original grill as shown in the early photo below. I wanted a large intake area to feed the front side turbines. I made a experimental grill out of some thin styrene. I wanted to show that the center design of the slats would continue down the grill. It also splits the grill into a right side and left side separate intake. I liked this idea, I just didn't like the look of the grill. So instead, I made the slats continue down, separating the two intakes. I placed some Gundam mechanical looking parts into the cavities for detail. Still not happy........ I decided to go extreme. I made 2 versions of different intakes. One round and one square. Here's the round intakes. I thought for sure, these were going to be the better of the two. Here's the square intakes. They fit the cavity better and they look like they belong. I'll be using these. I am going to paint the front angled sticking out part the same as the body color. I attached a carburetor to a Gundam piece and it became a Steam Punk turn signal. I'll mount a amber lens to the end and I don't think anyone will know it was a carb. The addition of these two square intakes at the front of the car has got me more motivated. I had lost some steam, but I think It'll move a little faster now that I'm happy with the front of the car. Thanks!!
  5. 47 Chevy Flight-master Jet Car

    As usual for me, I had to try a few different colors before I was happy. I tried red and liked it, but didn't love it. I decided to remove the paint once again and go back to a retro green. I"m happy with the new body color, I will probably hit it with a satin or semi gloss clear coat when I'm finished with the weathering. I'm still debating on coloring the roof a cream color. I'm most likely going to do this. I love two tone as you can see by my previous jet cars. The area behind the front fenders, the jet exhaust port, will have an additional heat deflector as in the first photos. I just don't know exactly how they'll be mounted yet. I've added so many plumbing lines to the undercarriage. They all serve a purpose.....the purpose of looking cool! I have another few mock up pipes that go under the mid section and extend to the rear turbines. It makes the underside of the car look more balanced. They look great but I am fond of the look that this car has now. It appears that most of the weight of the car is under the front. It looks front heavy. I like it. My other jet cars all have most if the weight at the rear. Rear turbine extended. I have some of the engine covers painted body color. The engine bay will be dirty and I plan to add more hoses and wires of course. I love the visor that came with the kit. If I paint the roof cream, I'll integrate cream color into the visor. I'm excited to start weathering the internal parts. I think the slats with the bolt heads will look a lot different when I'm finished. I have a vision of what they'll look like, I just hope I can replicate it. I want them to look like oily weathered bare steel. Tom, I tried chipping when I painted it red. I need definitely need some practice. I ended up using acrylics and sandpaper. My favorite to work with as well. That's probably my favorite part of these builds. Going thru my huge scrap bin and trying to find anything that looks like it belongs. Bend some styrene rod and you have cool looking pipes to connect everything together. Thanks for looking!!!! I appreciate all of the feedback and comments!
  6. Cobraman’s 2018 builds

    I dig the wooden sub. Outstanding!
  7. Flatout 2018

    Very nice builds! Good work.
  8. 47 Chevy Flight-master Jet Car

    I am the absolute worst when it comes to picking a final color for my cars. I started over, I'm going with red now. I removed the old 50's Aqua color with Easy Off. I went to spray my primer coat of grey with my airbrush and found that it was broken. I ordered a new airbrush from Amazon. It's supposed to be here tomorrow. In the meantime, I've been adding bits and pieces to the undercarriage. Lots of styrene rod melted into various shapes and Gundam parts.
  9. 47 Chevy Flight-master Jet Car

    Thanks for the comments! It's going to be weathered. It's something I really enjoy doing. Plus I think it tells a story as well as gives it a little character. Thank you! Another kit that I've been eyeballing at the model shop is a 53 Hudson Hornet. It has nice lines for a hover car. I'm thinking about getting it next time I go. I'm in the process of stripping the paint and starting over. I had way too many flaws in the paint and that was really just a test to see what it was going to look like. It'll be the same blue on the body with a light cream color on the interior and the roof. I may do some other highlights with the cream color. The rust color inner workings will probably be a little lighter in color than the last photos. I hope to tie the whole car together with the weathering. I'm going to try to use the chipping technique for weathering on this one. I've tried it before without much luck. I just watched another video yesterday and I'm hopeful to try it again.
  10. 47 Chevy Flight-master Jet Car

    I painted the body with Fifties Aqua. I plan to paint the white on the roof over with a light cream color. I'll make the interior light cream as well. I love the aqua color. Unfortunately I'm not a professional with shiny paint jobs. There's a few flaws including a fingerprint. I can cover the flaws with some light sanding and weathering. I lowered the rear louvers slightly.
  11. 47 Chevy Flight-master Jet Car

    David, That 32 Ford coupe that I made last year really surprised me. I had a vision of what it would look like from the start, but I kept changing the model as I went. It turned out much better than I could have imagined. Definitely my favorite model I've ever built. It got me a first place trophy in the miscellaneous class at the Kansas City model show this year. Thank you for the kind words!!! I carved out the opening for a new grill. In the photos below, I added an experimental grill. I like the look. I'll need to clean it up and figure out how the headlights and turn signals will mount. I also made some front wheel well covers. There's a gap between the front fenders and the body where the metal slats end. I would like to put some hydraulics and plumbing lines in that space. There will also be mechanical parts hanging low from under the front fenders. I'm still not sure where I'm going with this car as far as color and weathering. I keep imagining the body as black with dark metallic bits and pieces. I added bolt heads to the metal slats. I think this area will be a good spot for weathering. Since I had to widen the body, I had to widen the bumpers front and rear. Working on the rear bumper tonight. Not a very good photo. It looks better directly from the rear. I think it'll look good after I clean it up. I need to remove some of the point at the very end of the hood. Then I'll continue the hood down to the bumper, splitting the grill.
  12. 47 Chevy Flight-master Jet Car

    Thank you Mike, I appreciate it! One of the ideas that I try to stick to when I build one of these, is making them somewhat "realistic".....Using that term very, lightly here! Of course we will never have vintage flying cars with huge turbines spewing flames feet away from the pilot. It's absurd and highly impractical, but they sure look cool! There are little details that I try to put in, to make them appear as if they actually could fly. With 3+ turbines per vehicle, you need a ton of fuel for even a short flight. All of my jet cars have huge fuel tanks mounted under the hood. And to add to the Deiselpunk look, I usually make the fuel filler cap stick up thru the hood. They also have blast plates behind the front turbines. I figured that so much heat would melt the car body. They have heat deflectors or thick plates to help dissipate the heat. For the dieselpunk look, I try to add lots of thick and unnecessary steel pieces. I add visible hoses and plumbing under the car. I cut hexagonal styrene rod to make visible bolt heads. I like the bolt heads to show, so I use them generously. I will usually try to over-exaggerate the intake vents. Each of the jet cars have a unique intake for the rear turbine. I also try to keep the body lines and shapes to the original car.
  13. 47 Chevy Flight-master Jet Car

    I think this model will be a little cleaner than my previous jet cars. Not showroom clean by any means, but used with some soot and grease. I think I'll go light on the rust. I haven't decided on a color yet. I added a little detail under the hood. I needed something to fill the gap. I hope to add a linkage to the exhaust at the front fenders.
  14. Very nice! Such accuracy on those tiny lines. Impressive.
  15. I love the color! I've always wanted to wire up LED lights. I need to look into it. That looks amazing.