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Cpt Tuttle

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  1. I thought that gold was a suitable colour, and the casting was actually good enough to just require minor prepping. If I remember correctly, this is even an original colour for the Ford Granada, called "Arizona gold". Molotow pen improved the chrome, I also used it on the wheels, because if I remember correctly there was a quite "smooth" wheel cover in chrome available for the Granada, so it is a fairly realistic result for the scale.
  2. Looked for something cheap to restore. Ended up with this: A rather crude representation of a British Ford Granada (which is a completely different car to the American Granada as you may know). Too big wheels, oddly proportioned doors etc. - but price and condition was what I was looking for so I can't complain. Actually, it was kind of a pleasant surprise when I took it apart. Windows will need polishing, the interior will be fine after some cleaning, axles are nice etc. so it's more or less the matter of repainting and tidying things up.
  3. Humbrol #60 on the upholstery, woodgrained dashboard, steering wheel from the parts box, seatbelts from AMT 1949 Ford.
  4. Chrysler "Claret red" on the fenders, Mercedes "Astral silver" on the body but I have to repaint the body since my clearcoat wasn't really compatible with the cheap discount brand 15 year old touchup paint, so I will buy a can of the same brand as the clear instead. AC Cobra wheels. With all their flaws, I actually like the AMT deuces, they are great for a quick and fun model project even if it takes a lot to make one a show winner....
  5. A little mock up, but it will end up being a little bit higher up front (no front suspension now) and also, I will shorten the rear end because it is simply too much poke now, looks like a tractor, haha.
  6. Thanks. Yeah, I love this style, growing up in the pastel- and tweed era thinking that they looked like some sissy Barbiemobiles, I loved looking through my father's 70s car magazines when I was younger because that was really something different and much cooler to a young boy, and I guess my love for the 70s style stuck, also I think that the Swedish builds of the era had a flair of their own (not to mention the choppers then but that's of course a different story).
  7. Swedish license plates since my idea was to make it look like something that could have been in Colorod magazine in the late 70s. Engine from MPC 1932 Ford delivery. Lynx air cleaners may be worthless but at least they look cool and period...
  8. Quick sketch. Volvo Amazon based MPV, if car based MPVs had been a thing in the 50s.....
  9. Certainly not, the ESCI body looks OK while the Fujimi body is a terrible mess that looks completely off.
  10. Straight from my imagination. Ain't supposed to look like some certain car.
  11. Now this is a proper and clean model! I agree with Snake, best work I have seen from you this far.
  12. I bought three examples of the recently reissued Italeri Volvo 760 lately. But I could get a good deal on them if I pre ordered, and the reissue is said to be a limited edition, so why not?
  13. 1974 Opel Kadett station wagon. First year of the generation that shared its platform and basic bodyshell with the Chevette. Orange with a flat black hood and 14" kind of rally wheel looking steelies from a 1982 Opel Rekord, with sticky Pirelli P6 low profile tyres so it could corner until the oil pressure light was lit.
  14. Yeah, I was not completely serious there, without training nobody reaches this level, and I didn't mean to be salty so I am sorry if you took it wrong, I was kind of joking. But you have succeeded in giving it a very realistic look, I love the lighting effects for example.
  15. I'm looking at this and all of a sudden I start to wonder why I even bother with my simple garage dio. Simply stunning.
  16. Since I really like Dave Mann's artwork, I put up some of his illustrations as posters on the wall, to make them a little more alive, a little more personal than being just white. I found a piece of plastic that already had a quite rough structure in itself, so with a thin coat of blue, it looked like hammerite paint which was the look I was going for. So with some holes drilled, it became a (help, I have forgotten the english name) for the tools. Some of the tools are from the Lindberg 34 Pickup, others are from the Fujimi garage kit. I guess I will add some more tools to it later since there is still some room.
  17. I think that I got a pretty good splatter paint effect. A mix of a sparse amount of acrylic paint, lots of water and an old worn out toothbrush was the way to go it seems like.
  18. Tired when posting...move to WIP, thanks.
  19. I dug out my old garage diorama again. The base is a piece of MDF I sprayed with grey primer to make it look like concrete, a little too smooth maybe (I am almost a bit eager to try to see if I can make it look like splatter paint with some black and white and a worn out brush), the walls are plywood sprayed with white primer, I am satisfied there since the plywood gives them kind of a structure. The radiator is a piece cut out from the camper from the 1965 El Camino by AMT, plumbing is copper wire and the thermostat is a piece of sprue. Fire extinguisher is, IIRC, from the Fujimi garage kit. Both the barrel, the air compressor and the boombox is things I had lying around in the parts box (from unknow sources), as well as the rim the air hose is hung on. The hose itself is made from copper wire. I know that it looks a bit empty without a workbench. The workbench needs a repair with new legs etc. (and the fact that it was damaged is why I lost interest in this diorama some years ago), as well as the vise that needs a new crank. So why was it brought back from the dead? Well, I had a Volvo 760 body that was so brittle after some strong paint had crazed it, so it literally broke apart. Save what could be saved, my idea now is to build a Volvo couch for the garage dio, as the swede I am, it fits very well IMO Lol.
  20. VW Karmann Ghia SAAB 900 (IMO a complete failure) Fiat Ritmo (Strada) Ford Crown Victoria Dodge Sweptline Facel Vega HK500 Fiat 8V Supersonic Gordon Keeble VW 412 custom delivery Jensen FF
  21. It sure was. When the backrests of the front and the rear half of the front seats are even, for example, the headrest differ about 1 mm in height, and the dashboard is almost impossible to glue together. To make it worse, it has some really crappy plastic quality that seems to dissolve if you use the slightest amount too much of the glue, yet it sticks together very bad. That's why I did skip the interior etc. "Thanks, I hate it" is a great way to describe this kit, but thanks for the kind comments.
  22. Cheap chinese ripoff (LEE) of the Tamiya kit, even copied the box art and instruction sheet. Unfortunately, nothing like Tamiya quality which made me lose my patience and it ended up as a slammer since the body looks quite good at least. The grille was missing so I changed it for a SL unit and the wheels are some aftermarket white metal units, other than that it's pretty much box stock. Paint is Nissan Dark purplish blue pearl and Mercedes Astralsilber.
  23. Cream was my first thought too....
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