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Andrew D the Jolly Roger

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About Andrew D the Jolly Roger

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  • Scale I Build 1/25, 1/72

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  • Location Tucson, Arizona, USA
  • Full Name Andrew Desautels

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  1. Andrew D the Jolly Roger added a post in a topic '76 VW Rabbit   

    Dang....I think you absolutely nailed it!!
  2. Andrew D the Jolly Roger added a post in a topic Customized 1940 Ford sedan - more Trophy Series fun   

    Wow!! Definite standout even with the colors alone!
  3. Andrew D the Jolly Roger added a post in a topic 1970 boss 429   

    You said your first in a decade? Wouldn't know it; very well done! And yes, very authentic color! Brings back childhood memories.  
  4. Andrew D the Jolly Roger added a post in a topic My Ultimate General Lee in 1/25   

    Thanks guys, I really appreciate all the kind comments for such a cliche subject!  
  5. Andrew D the Jolly Roger added a post in a topic 1968 Dodge Charger R/T   

    Nice build of one of my all-time favorite cars!!
  6. Andrew D the Jolly Roger added a post in a topic 1971 chevy impala resto   

    Wow, that brings back memories!! Really like the work you've done so far. Always love these resto projects!
    Our family had a '71 4-door for several years; it was our first car with A/C. I don't suppose they make a 4-door model, do they?
  7. Andrew D the Jolly Roger added a post in a topic '76 VW Rabbit   

    Oh, wow, neat one! I remember the short craze of those things...along with "Le Car"....
  8. Andrew D the Jolly Roger added a post in a topic My Ultimate General Lee in 1/25   

    Thanks!
    Truth be known, I almost didn't bother with the horn, but boy, am I glad I did....
  9. Andrew D the Jolly Roger added a post in a topic 64 Impala Lowrider   

    Oh, by heck that's an impressive build! And authentic; I work in the Spanish barrios of South Tucson and believe me, this one would be much admired there!!
  10. Andrew D the Jolly Roger added a post in a topic K&R Kustoms+Rods "barn find" dry lakes belly tanker   

    Oh, nicely executed!!
  11. Andrew D the Jolly Roger added a post in a topic My Ultimate General Lee in 1/25   

    Thank you! Revell 1/25, heavily modified. Needed two kits for the grill since I needed sections without the "Charger" emblem.
  12. Andrew D the Jolly Roger added a post in a topic My Ultimate General Lee build   

    Thank you!
    Completed photos now in a new thread in the Under Glass/Completed Builds forum: http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/125697-my-ultimate-general-lee-in-125/
     
  13. Andrew D the Jolly Roger added a post in a topic My Ultimate General Lee in 1/25   

  14. Andrew D the Jolly Roger added a topic in Under Glass   

    My Ultimate General Lee in 1/25
    Cliche though it is, I wanted to make this build special. This represents a few years of on-and-off work. And, I have my own philosophy on building a GL which differs from so many other builds I've seen.
    Though I posted this in the build thread, I think it's appropriate to begin with it here as well:
    MY G.L. BUILD PHILOSOPHY
    My main criticism of most GL builds is that they are 'way too immaculate to be an in-use back-roads racing car driven by good-ol-boys on a farm. They always look...well, sterilized comes to mind. Absolutely gorgeous, like they're going for the trophy at a car show, with a car that's never driven except on and off a trailer. Not this one!!
    -Interior: Agree with many that the darker brown "saddle" color of the earlier series looks better, but a darker interior will hide most great detail. So, cliche though it is, I went with the light tan. HOWEVER I weathered it plenty, with very stained floor carpeting, and some wear on the seats. Scratchbuilt items are a CB radio and a detailed, padded-looking roll bar with tape around the padding.
    -Engine Bay: Despite most builds painting the engine bay interior orange, indicating a total engine-out restoration, the actual "Hero" Generals had their engine bays hastily painted black around the engine. This would also fit with the storyline of the original color being black. 
    Additionally, I sanded out all the molded on wiring and scratchbuilt the entire engine wiring and detail. When you see these photos you may be shocked. I know I am....not eager to do this again, although it was worth it!!
    *Also note the scratch built "Dixie Horn" system mounted on the front of the radiator!  
    -Underside: Dark primer gray with orange overspray indicating a home-done paint job. Lots wear and some general rusting, with a ton of dust and dirt oversprayed. 
    So much more involved in this build, but those are some of the basic philosophies I followed on this.
    IN-PROGRESS/BUILD THREAD: http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/125641-my-ultimate-general-lee-build/
     
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  15. Andrew D the Jolly Roger added a post in a topic 1970 Road Runner paint in progress   

    Can't beat that kind of color! Nice!