Thanks Don for the kind comment, about the skill, the way I look at things.. you also have that skill buried deep inside you that over time you will unlock it as well. Don't ever dealt yourself man.. like they say if you put your mind to it, you can do it.
Now about the project, I have a question for you all. I ask my wife this question an she was puzzled to. I kinda have an idea on how I should go about doing the chassis rails with the material to use.. but I thought I would ask you all as well. Should I go with brass or stamp aluminum (from a cake pan)? I can do both if I wanted..
Thanks Jeff for the very nice reply, I think all 3 of us chose this for him when I think back on it. But your correct though it is a very cool build that was pick out an chosen for him. He knows about the build an that it's his. But I was told by the mrs & her mom to take my time on it though. I do have more sketches since I drew that one of the General Lee. My son when he comes over to the place, he likes to watch mew work on the projects an at times asks me questions. His grandma an grandpa went out in 2013 an bought him a model car without us knowing.. an his grandpa & I was going to help him build it, let him do it an us be there in case he needed help or info on things an the pros an cons since I knew more about painting an model car building then grandpa did (the mrs parents). But grandpa had health issues in 2013 that came up real fast an took his right side. That only led to his left side working. Well as they tried to build the model over at the grand parents things slowed down. Then this pass April grandpa past away. My whole family an relatives likes the General Lee an a few of the relatives had replicas back in the day. Show when they heard I was a model car builder an had a few General Lee models in the works from series correct to being custom. My son asked me if I could share this build of his with friends an family an I couldn't say no to him. He does when he feels like it want me to help him try an finish the one him an grandpa started. But what got him was when I said this one of his will probably have over 1200 piece count when finish. Not to mention the other General Lee I also have going on that is also his an it's base on a certain General Lee from the series as well but not wreck though.
Some of the plans right now for this build is to have metal rims an not plastic or resin ones. The model to have some weight to it as well, a busted up grill, my own correct small Or wide push bar or of metal maybe. working doors, trunk an hood, looking at a metal hood an trunk. Cracked windshield with a broken back glass or shattered one (not sure yet) . Part brass chassis as well, maybe a stamp floor pan.. that's only some of the stuff I have in mind. To get the model to the way I want it to look, I have to build most of the stuff for this one an the others as well LOL. But I love model car building, an I love my son an I hope when he sees this model when it's finish that it will put a smile on his face. Your also welcome for us sharing this cool project with you all an we hope you all enjoy it an maybe follow along with it.