Thanks, my wife likes the idea as well and I do think it will make everything look alot better on the project. You ask a good question too, I'm going to paint it all the way and detail it to how the real cars looked and then last step is to crash it then.
Well with the very cold weather we had afew weeks back, it slightly slowed me down on this project plus it gave me a chance to think a few small things out as well for on this build. I know how I'm taking the chassis now which I been working on it and will have photos sometime this weekend.
Okay I been doing some more thinking about the jump damage and all and went to youtube to look some stuff up instead of going through dvds of the seasons. Anyways here is a clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwqXjTaOBAw of the jumps done on the show that I found and there is afew time spots in there I kinda like. But if you all have afew minutes to spare and could watch the clip and please let me know what spots you might find interesting, please let me know. The spot I like is a 2:23 in the clip.
Hi Craig, Yea this is a very interesting project that I am working on. I'm enjoying setting back here and there an figuring out the detail look for on the build in my mind and trying to figure out the best ways to bring those images of the project to life. But that's the fun part about model car building though being created and trying different stuff along the way and at times over coming those challenges too. For the scene your talking about, are you referring to the very opening of the Dukes theme song intro? or the last scene where Bo and Luke jump over Rosco at the end of the intro? if so that would be the late Lee1. But you know after you mention about what the car would of might have look like.. I at first really didn't have any certain episode in mind or car either. But it got me to thinking about stuff even more. Your right it would be cool to do an interpretation of what a car might have look like OR what a car did look like. I see on these forums all the General Lee models that good builders build, and I have not really seen anyone do a 2nd unit General Lee really as I know of.
Mark, your welcome for the info, any questions just feel free to ask.
Yea I did mention the roll bar, but it seems the quoting thing did put it in though. The roll cage in my 1/24 scales are I do belive 3/32 brass round stock an at times I also use elecrial wire as well. For the General Lee models I build I have a roll cage & roll bar jigs for the different types that they used on the series an for also in the stunt cars. When building a roll cage take your time an plan each step plus know how high to go on the roff bars as well. One of these bars to high can really make you miss your point location on the floor point an chassis very fast. I been there done that LOL
Hi you all, with the holidays coming an going by. I been working on a few projects including this one. Well for on this one, as you all may know I had ask a question an no one replied back to so I ask the mrs an also my mother-in-law the same question. Judging the stuff for the frame rails an how we want the stunt damange to look an how to get that after the model is built.. I decided to try an tackle making a alumin frame rail out of pie pan sheet an fill it with crazy glue. That way I can easy bend the rail when finish to make it look as if it got damage during the stunt jump.. I am working on making a few stamp panels as well for on the project.
Those decals look good, but not really not my taste.. I mean the "01". But now taking into account that after 12/31/2015 the kits as I heard is discontinued. But I also heard they will still be making the Charger kits though but no decals.