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  1. Builds like this make me want to give up modeling and take up something like needlepoint, because I figure I'll never be this good. ?? Amazing work... unbelievable skill. I'll be following this one.
  2. I love this. I'm a huge fan of Rivis, and love the mild custom look. The gold is perfect, stance is dead on. Amazing work.
  3. Great advice. Last night I lowered the grill shell a touch more, so it should bring the hood down a touch... it may not matter much, though, as with the carbs on the Hemi, I may not be able to use the hood! I still want the lines to match up and flow, so I'm glad I did it...
  4. Killer. Love the scroll work on the 3rd panel. I tried my hand at pinstriping... it's best for everybody I stick to drawing ?
  5. Looks like a logo I designed for a guy a few years ago...
  6. Thank you! Truth be told, I was pretty shocked at how good it came out myself. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut every once in awhile, I guess I was having some issues uploading the pics, let's try again...
  7. Got some more time in on this one... got a few things done. Filled the frame rails in preparation for the rear Z... thinking it will probably have a suicide front end. Got the grill shell sectioned and lowered, and after bathing the Hemi in some stripper, filled the seams and got a good color coat on it.
  8. Got the grill sectioned so I could do a mockup... Original plan was for a flathead, but the one I have has got to be the worst representation of a flathead I've ever seen... so I dug up an old Hemi... I'm probably going to move away from the Salt Flats car towards a street car...
  9. I don't mind at all! Good information and good inspiration! It's nice saving a gluebomb. The way I look at it, I had the experience of assembling it the first time, so the second go around, I can go a bit crazy, if I mess up, no loss!
  10. As I've been plugging away at a few different projects, I've decided to try and rescue one of my older builds, a Revell 1932 Ford Roadster. Digging through my styrene graveyard I've come up with a Flathead, so I think I'll be going with a Salt Flats direction with it. Of course, the roadster body doesn't have hinges, so I may either try to fab up some decent hinges, or go more streamliner, I haven't decided yet. What I have decided, is its going to have a 2" section, and got that done last night. I'm pleased with the results, but it still needs some work. Excuse the purple color... I don't know what I was thinking when I originally built it. Here's the before "stock" body, and after, sectioned body:
  11. Thanks! Here's a couple more...
  12. I refuse to believe this is a scale replica. That is absolutely stunning.
  13. I love this design. Very clean, and although it would be cut every which way, still looks almost factory. Great job.
  14. exactly... sometimes it's too much of a hassle to drag out the airbrush for a highlight here and there. Usually my backgrounds are all digital too, it's just easier to do a simple gradient in a couple of secs.
  15. Thanks everybody! I considered going gasser with this one, but I think it'll look much better low down and dirty. The glass fitment has been giving me heartburn, it fits terribly even after heating it up in water... so I'm going to take a break from this for a few days. I have a VW Rabbit kit to start tearing into as well, so I'll probably get going on that tonight. Sometimes I just need to step away and come back refreshed.
  16. Thanks! I did that for a guy who wanted some paint ideas using the stock color, the gold. I did 5 or 6 different packages, and this is the one he picked. Now the car has gone in a completely different direction. Lol
  17. Here's some of my art. I use a mix of marker, Prismacolor pencil, sometimes airbrush, and a sprinkling of digital...
  18. New here, so I figured I'd post my current project... Engine is going to be the fuel injected 6, kind of greasy and grimy. My first car was a 1954 Chevy Sedan, with a built 235, so until I can find the right '54 Chevy kit to build, this one will be a decent representation.
  19. New guy to the forums here. I've been lurking for awhile, stealing ideas and techniques. I started building model cars when I was a kid, took 25 years off, and recently picked it up again (I have a 1 year old, so it's when she allows me time to do it now). I don't have any particular style of car I build, I love them all, from Touring cars, to clapped out Model As, to vintage rails to kustoms. I also do automotive design and artwork (actually kind of my day job) and find modelling helps my art, and vice versa. I'm a low buck modeler, and try to use as much "found objects" as I can (helps that the wife makes jewelry). Anyway, I'm looking forward to getting into the swing of things and sharing some of my work.
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