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  1. Stunning conversion! It reminds me of the one my neighbor had when I was growing up. Tough, sturdy car, and it survived a ton of abuse. Great job! Looks perfect to me.
  2. Thanx for the comments guys. This was an overall fun build. Yes, I did my representation of the 1969 Chevrolet BowTie by using a blue Sharpie Marker over the chrome and wiped away any excess around the edges. There is a few minor things I would change, but I'll save them for the next Camaro I build.
  3. I'm a huge fan of the Porsche 914/6 as I've had two at one time. You are doing this build such justice that in the end will be a work of art. Keep up the great work turning a Pig's ear into a Silk Purse.
  4. I follow all your builds and I'm simply blown away with the craftsmanship of your builds. This is going to be another knock out jus' like your MG's. Anymore on the Buick?
  5. Here is the under construction link: http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=61254
  6. Thanx. The NMA is posted and here is the link: http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=73447
  7. Well, this is my first completed build for 2013. I took the AMT Kit 2006 Chevrolet Camaro Concept and turned it into a SEMA Show Car. I was originally going to build this car as a "What If" for when the 2010's came out, but I was a tad late in finishing it for that. So I turned directions. Engine is the kit stuff painted in 2011 GM Hugger Orange (fitting for the car) with nothing else done to it. The interior is done in red and white with the red inserts being MicroCloth Medical Tape colored Red. Carpeting is low pile dollhouse carpeting which I gotta find some more of. Exterior is DupliColor MetalSpeck Orange and Satin White over DupliColor MetalSpeck Silver Base over a Black Hot Rod Primer. Wheels are from Pegasus, called Hellas in 19" and 23". Enjoy and Thanx for following.
  8. Well this is the last update and then it's off to the Under Glass section! Enjoy! Got the engine, pan, and interior tub all assembled. Inner rims were done and the spinners applied, and tires attached. Also got the grill and mirrors attached. Enjoy and Thanx to all who have followed this build either silently or via comments.
  9. Well you said show us your dually, but never how big a dually you wanted to see. LoL Here's my 1990 Ford F350 Crew Cab Extended Cab. http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=59497&hl=tumbler75
  10. I've watched this build from Infancy to the final reveal! You have taken such an artistic license to create a one of a kind masterpiece! Love your work and I can't wait to see what's on your bench next. Keep up the excellent work and rock on!
  11. Well now that I've gotten a big move out of my way and I have started unpacking all my kits. I worked on the interior of the Camaro and got that done. The red inserts are MicroCloth Medical Tape and it's real easy to color any colour you want and gives you a nice cloth effect as well. The carpet is the Low Cut Doll House Carpeting I mentioned before. I wanted a leather and cloth look. The dash is going to be painted Semi Gloss Black for nostolgia and color variations. Thanx for looking! These pics are me goofing off with my new Olympus Digi Camera.
  12. Ira, I have to say that your imagination is bigger than this universe and I'm glad some of it has escaped into your wonderful works of art. Seeing your work (as well as a few other talented builders) has inspired several of my own projects (on going as they are and some completed ones as well). Thank you for sharing this and your many other awesome builds. Can't wait to see what you come up with next.
  13. John, I've followed many of your visually pleasing masterpieces. I always go back and look again because I know I missed something in the details. This build is jus' superb in blending many styles together to make a representation of a 1:1. Granted the flaws happen, but I never call them mistakes. Jus' artist rendentions or artistic freelancing or Imagineering. We work with what we have. Perfection and Beauty are always in the beholder's eyes. Keep up the great work! I can't wait to see this MASTERPIECE when its done. Two Thumbs way UP!
  14. Well I got 1 built. I almost had two but ran out of time and now can't find it in storage. Oh well. Here is the one and only build for me this year. 1990 Ford F350 Extended Crew Cab - Centurion Custom Finished: http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=59497&hl=%2Bextended+%2Bcrew+%2Bcab OTB: http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=35978&hl=%2B1990+%2Bford+%2Bf350+%2Bextended+%2Bcrew+%2Bcab
  15. That's stunningly beautiful. I sometimes go through junkyards lookin' for cars like this to take pics of. Somethin' in me finds them beautiful in an artful way. Great job!
  16. And continuing on and bringing this all up to date! I know the rule is to keep your dark colours on the top and your lighter colours on the bottom. I'm not one to follow directions or destructions. So I flipped it. I went with Satin White on top over the MetalSpeck Orange bottom. Let it gas out for a few days and then got to work on getting the black and silver stripes laid down and start getting the body together with head and taillights, glass, etc. AND here's a teaser of the interior colours! Yes that's real low cut pile carpet for a doll house. It's very thin and easy to work with, but extremely hard to find anymore! I don't have much left so I need to start lookin! Enjoy Guys till next update!
  17. Thanx guys! Glad ya like it. Let's carry on and get this topic up to date shall we? Well I decided to paint it up with Duplicolor paints. Primered the body after all the imperfections were fixed. Shot it with a silver basecoat, then with MetalSpeck Orange. I added Rally Stripes hopin' to give it a new meets old look. And here we are. Not too much longer and we'll be completely up to date on this build. I dunno what I was thinking when it comes to the Rally Stripes. Yes they looked good when done, but jus' wasn't what I was after when it comes to the look of the car. So I prepped it for something better. continued .............
  18. Continuing on .... Next up was the wheels. Don't get me wrong. I liked them, but they seemed a bit off to me. So I swapped them out for some Pegasus Hurst Type Rims. Now we're talkin'! Then it was time to get started on revamping the interior. Made armrests for the doors, took the "tunnels" off the rear parcel shelf, and added some styrene where it was super thin and kinda odd lookin' near the rear seat. Now we're cookin' with gas. To be continued ........... Enjoy!
  19. Ok, I thought I posted this a long time ago (like in 2007 or '08), but obviously I didn't. SO Let's get this ball rollin' and throw the pillows around and see where the feathers land shall we? I started with the Claim to Fame AMT/ERTL 2006 Chevy Camaro Concept Coupe. Figured I'd try and make a "What would the Production Car look like" build. Right off the bat I noticed many things that jus' crawled all over me like a bad itch. I hated the grill, so I opened it up. Much better if I say so myself! continued ...........
  20. Thanx Bryan. It took some time to get things right, but the outcome was well worth the headaches and trial and errors. Thanx to everyone who has commented either here or in the Workbench Section.
  21. Daniel I have to say this is getting better and better with each update and it's looking fantastic! Your work is amazing and nothing short of being a form of art! Great job!
  22. Hey thanx everyone! The 8 square things across the grill are actually the holding/mounting points for the grill and headlights. Here is the Build up of the truck. Enjoy! http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=35978&hl=%2B1990+%2Bford+%2Bf350+%2Bextended+%2Bcrew+%2Bcab
  23. Thanx guys! I love building 1 off vehicles. This won't be the last Centurian Custom replica creation. I plan in the future to do the 1987-91 Ford Bronco 4dr and research some more. Again thanx for the compliments.
  24. My first completed build for 2012! This truck has been a long work in progress and survived two moves and is finally finished! I started with 2 Revell-Ogram Ford F-Series Trucks. I combined them to make a replica of Centurian Custom Extended Crew Cabs of the early 1990's. It's painted DupliColor Blue and Silver Metallic. Enjoy!
  25. I had a Blue 1974 Civic CVCC with Basic Black interior. It sat a smidge lower than this kit. Might wanna consider scratchbuilding some new shocks out of styrene using the metal ones as a guide. It's lookin' good so far. Not crazy about the flares tho, but it's your build.
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