FenderMender

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  1. FenderMender added a post in a topic Another one for the scrapyard!!   

    Looks great! I like the rust, deterioration and busted parts lying around.

    What did you use to make the metal corrugated fencing? That is very convincing.

    Goog job!!
  2. FenderMender added a topic in Dioramas   

    Gravel Point
    Gravel Point. All the local car-crazies hang out here. They come here to talk shop, look over each others' latest work, shoot the bull, and exchange all kinds of information, be it automotive or personal gossip. The place is named appropriately. All that really grows here is the gravel, a few scraggly cedars, the termites feeding off the dead hardwood trees and, of course, the ever-increasing and constantly exaggerated tall tales of automotive performance and conquest. Take Jethro, for example. He says he bought that '65 Mustang convertible brand spanking new and would never let it go in a hundred lifetimes, no matter what. Claims he's even put a new engine in it about a year ago personally. But now, of all things, he wants to unload it for only $3800. Very hard times must have hit him 'cause he LOVES that car. Suppose with all his kids and everything and that dirt track "racer" that he spends all his earnings on from his saw mill job, doesn't leave him with enough money to go around. Why he spent a barrel full of dough on the "custom scallops" that some up-start kid convinced him to have done. I reckon that he won't be revealing to anyone that the car has a serious case of metal fatigue, or I should say, metal cancer. Anyway, it looks like he might have a worthy and wealthy prospect. That green 'Cuda muscle car owner just might be interested. And he might NOT be just a "MOPAR or no car" kind of guy. If so, Jethro has more than met his match. And we will be hearing from now on, all about how he was swindled and cheated out of his precious Mustang convertible.

    The diecast cars are 1:18 scale. Mustang by Revell and 'Cuda by Ertl.
    Diorama measures 18" wide and 28" long.


















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  3. FenderMender added a topic in Dioramas   

    Fords a'gathering @ Gravel Point
    Some of the main "high priests" of the local Gravel Point Vintage Ford Owners Association got together the other day to work out plans for their up-coming and much anticipated All Ford Show. Members of the "Deuce Group", however, were away in town doing other stuff, like visiting Maxine's Bar. They're not much into all that planning and organizing rigmarole. Yet they had one important representative there, no less than THE "high priest", though, in the form of the owner of the custom '32 coupe- Big Ted. Big Ted started the whole GP Vintage Ford Owners Association way back when. No, he won't be real angry at the missing "Deuce Group" members. How could he be? They all drive '32s too. He knows where his loyalties are. And every one of them, for sure, will be present at the big All Ford Show with their fancy rides.

    All models are plastic, 1:24 scale, built in the early 1960s.

    Thanks for looking....

















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  4. FenderMender added a post in a topic Custom VW   

    Reminds me of the back half of 1940 Lincoln Continental and the front fenders from some classic '30s car, like a Hispano Suiza, perhaps!

    Excellent work!

    Great follow-thru.

    Fine paint job.

    The top appears to be a possible Carson top?

    Congrats on the build and here's to you coming in first at the competition!
  5. FenderMender added a post in a topic My new garage   

    With a normal size 1/18 diecast Yat Ming 1957 Chevrolet convertible for comparison/contrast purposes:















  6. FenderMender added a post in a topic 1/43 garage/shop   

    With a normal size 1/18 scale diecast Yat Ming 1957 Chevrolet convertible for comparison/contrast purposes:















  7. FenderMender added a topic in Dioramas   

    1/43 garage/shop
    This 1/43 scale plastic Estes Great Garages kit (includes a red diecast Dodge Viper with opening hood) was bought a few years ago and with the extensive amount of painting and detailing of very small parts that was required to make it look decent, I postponed building it for quite a while. It is finally "finished". My patience had worn pretty thin and mine eyes were a'smarting, but overall it came out alright. There are some areas where the scale has to be incorrect, such as the air compressor hose line and the torch hoses. And some of the hand tools look to be too large.

    The garage measures in at 7" long, 4" wide, and 3" high. It includes a clear plastic cover.

    I haven't built the red Dodge Viper coupe that was included in the kit. The black diecast Viper in the pics is a Testors model that has no opening parts.

    With all the various parts included in the kit, it makes for one crowded garage. I didn;t like the lack of space for hand tools and the two cyclinder heads (stickers), so I fashioned a black work table for these items. There are other items that I would like to include but the garage is just too small for all of them at one time.

    Thanks for looking....





















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  8. FenderMender added a topic in Under Glass   

    My new garage
    This 1/43 scale plastic Estes Great Garages kit (includes a red diecast Dodge Viper with opening hood) was bought a few years ago and with the extensive amount of painting and detailing of very small parts that was required to make it look decent, I postponed building it for quite a while. It is finally "finished". My patience had worn pretty thin and mine eyes were a'smarting, but overall it came out alright. There are some areas where the scale has to be incorrect, such as the air compressor hose line and the torch hoses. And some of the hand tools look to be too large.

    The garage measures in at 7" long, 4" wide, and 3" high. It includes a clear plastic cover.

    I haven't built the red Dodge Viper coupe that was included in the kit. The black diecast Viper in the pics is a Testors model that has no opening parts.

    With all the various parts included in the kit, it makes for one crowded garage. I didn;t like the lack of space for hand tools and the two cyclinder heads (stickers), so I fashioned a black work table for these items. There are other items that I would like to include but the garage is just too small for all of them at one time.

    Thanks for looking....





















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  9. FenderMender added a post in a topic 1980 Chevrolet Camaro Z28   


    What some of these model companies do really makes no sense, even from the point of view of trying to maximize profits. Seems to me if Testors really wanted to make plenty of profit on these two, the least they should have done: make the two models accurate within reason to appeal to the cars' respective fans. Above all, put the right wheels on the right car! And by doing this simple thing, would that have been so cost prohibitive?
  10. FenderMender added a post in a topic Blue Beetle '29 Ford RPU   

    Simply beautiful !!!!!
  11. FenderMender added a post in a topic Renault 5 Turbo Rally (WRC 1981)   

    Excellent rendition. You did a great job on it. Time well spent.

    The Renault 5 Turbo is a favorite car of mine because it is THE fastest car in Colin Mcrae's Rally 2.0 computer video game!
  12. FenderMender added a post in a topic skyline GTR - R34   

    Very sharp! Wonderful job on a fine-looking car.
  13. FenderMender added a topic in Under Glass   

    1980 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
    When it comes to diecast or plastic models and kits, be they automobiles, trucks, motorcycles or planes, I am pretty much a sucker for anything. Yet this 1/24 plastic kit by Testors, a Level 2- Moderate, turned me off completely by the very ugly photo of the built Camaro model on the box. I must have seen this kit six or seven times in the same store, with a price that was cheap, too, I believe four dollars. But I just couldn't get over what an ugly-looking model the box photo depicted, so rejecting it was continuous. I like Chevies and Camaros, but this one, my gosh, it looked so pathetic. Finally, one day the darn thing was marked down to only two dollars, so I figured, what the heck, it would be a fun time to try and build a plastic kit after some fifty years. Plus, if I totally blotched it, there wasn't really anything to lose. And I definitely wanted to satisfy my insatiable curiosity: Could the actual model be THAT ugly?

    Here is a picture of the kit's box:









    Here are pics of the finished model:

    (By the way, body-wise, don't the 77-79 Camaros have ram air hoods and slotted fender vents and the 80-81s have cowl induction hoods and open fender vents? The model has an induction hood, slotted fender vents and the chassis has molded in text: 1980 Firebird. Another issue, the rear side markers. On photos of 1980 Camaros, I didn't see any. Yet this model has them. Perhaps this is a Testors hybrid Firebird/Camaro?)































    Thanks for looking....
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  14. FenderMender added a post in a topic 1960s Twin-engined Dragsters   



    Tim,

    As it stands now, I have about thirty car models that survived. And I'm still fond of them all, so for now, will leave them as is. (I have posted some pics of others elsewhere on the site)
  15. FenderMender added a topic in General   

    Old School With A Twist
    I am fairly new to this forum but I built 1:24 models in the late 50s and early 60s with my brother. I was an early teenager then and I liked the hot cars of the times-hopped up Fords, Chevies, the hot rods and dragsters.

    Below are two models that my brother and I customized during this time.



    Just remember that the techniques and materials were quite limited in these early days and that my brother and I certainly were not anywhere close to professional modelers. BUT we did like 1:1 hot rods and custom cars of George Barris, Big Daddy Roth, etc.

    I hope you will like the images of these two cars.

    What do you think of these after 40+ years?

    THANKS

    http://images.snapfish.com/343%3C446%3B232...B%3C%3B94ot1lsi

    http://images.snapfish.com/343%3C446%3B232...3C278%3B9ot1lsi

    http://images.snapfish.com/343%3C446%3B232...3C253%3C4ot1lsi

    http://images.snapfish.com/343%3C446%3B232...3B%3B8584ot1lsi

    http://images.snapfish.com/343%3C446%3B232...8%3B34574nu0mrj
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