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Just Jim

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    Jim Lyons

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  1. Anyone know where I can find a 1/24 1/25 Rear Wing for a 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona?
  2. This is a kit bash between an MPC Datsun Scavenger Monster Truck and an AMT Gremlin X. I used the truck frame to create a Gremlin Monster Truck. Now I’m attempting to build the truck on the Gremlin frame. Since this was kind of a throwaway project, I decided to try my hand at weathering. Attempted to weather the windows (shout out to Dr. Cranky for the excellent YouTube video). Would have turned out great except I forgot to mask the inside of the window when spraying the dull clear coat.😑 Thus, it's hard to see the wiper marks especially in the pictures. Paid tribute to its Gremlin heritage with decals of gremlins on the truck bed and the gremlin license plate. This was a large undertaking for me with lots of firsts. In the end I think it turned out okay. As always, thanks for looking.
  3. Uploading these last few pictures to the WIP thread. Once I have the wrecker stuff in the bed I will post a few pictures in the under glass thread. Keeping the truck bed sides steady long enough to dry was a real challenge for me. In hindsight, it would have been smarter to build some braces to square it up and then place it on the chassis to dry. Well, I’ll know for next time. This was a large undertaking for me with lots of firsts. In the end I think it turned out okay. Definitely not great but not too bad either. As always, thanks for looking.
  4. Okay, got the front clip and cab on the frame. Tried my hand at weathering the windows (shout out to Dr. Cranky for the excellent YouTube video). Would have turned out great except I forgot to mask the inside of the window when spraying the dull clear coat.😑 Thus, it's hard to see the wiper marks especially in the pictures.
  5. Awesome idea. Can't wait to see how it turns out. Any car with a big engine and slicks in the back has my attention!
  6. Sharing what I got done this weekend. My first time rusting a model. Still have a fair amount of detailing to do on the cab but I’m happy with the initial result. Thanks to all the MCM members out there for their inspiration and encouragement and the Youtuber’s for showing the way.
  7. This is what it looked like when I picked it up about 5 years ago for 3K. It ran (not well), didn't stop, and the interior was in pieces. Not going to admit how much I've spent on it since then. It's about the love for my first Corvette and not the money spent or value (or at least that's what I keep telling myself). ?
  8. This is fantastic! Thanks so much for taking the time to post all the pics. Just found one online for a "reasonable" price but wasn't sure what I would be able to do with it. Now I know it can be awesome.
  9. For reference, my factory stock (except for the color) 1977 Corvette. This was the last year for the vertical back window, the year engine color changed from orange to blue, and the year the Vette lost it Stingray badge. She’s not going to win any car shows or races (sadly my Honda Accord has more horse power) but she’s mine and I love her.
  10. Did a quick mock-up to see how well the body fits my newly stretched chassis. Truck bed is going to sit a little higher than it should but shouldn't be that noticeable Finished the front clip. No rust just dirty since this part would be fiberglass Engine Installed Drivetrain Installed So far so good
  11. Thanks guys, much appreciated. Per Slimguy's request, I have posted a few more pictures and a picture of the kit used. I didn't post them originally due to the poor quality so sorry about that.
  12. Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome and words of encouragement.
  13. This is a kit bash between an MPC Datsun Scavenger Monster Truck and an AMT Gremlin X. I used the truck chassis to create a Gremlin Monster Truck. Now I’m attempting to build the truck on the Gremlin chassis. Since this was kind of a throwaway project, I decided to try my hand at weathering. Comments welcome
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