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  1. Mr.Zombie added a post in a topic 1984 Ford Transit by Esci   

    Yea, I thought so too, and passed on one for 140, then a dude I know got a mint Hertz version for 280 bucks and was out of his mind of happiness... I guess for 100 bucks, it was a good buy, given the rarity of the model and the actual quality of it. It would be easier to pass on it if it was junk, like the Revell Mercedes W124 which only looks kind of like a Mercedes...
    However. I began to build the inerior, and I can't stand interiors. I added the seams around the seats, I damaged them, I built the seatposts from scratch and made rubber mats for the floor, built a toolbox...

  2. Mr.Zombie added a post in a topic 1984 Ford Transit by Esci   

    Try Kingkit in the UK, that's where I got mine from. It was 70 pounds, so quite expensive, but still cheap for a Transit kit that was mint. The truth is, this kit is something you won't see twice at a model show. And though it's a curbside, and the chassis detail isn't up to date, the way the body looks like is just nuts. This might be the most acurate rendition of a car that I've seen.
  3. Mr.Zombie added a post in a topic 1984 Ford Transit by Esci   

    Seeing your Escort and the time you've put into it, I wonder why you just don't hunt one of these down. They are rare, but not impossible to come by. Of course you'd have a project for several years, as you'd build it fitting your Escort, and that means basically redoing everything but the body...
  4. Mr.Zombie added a post in a topic 1984 Ford Transit by Esci   

    It's been a while...
    I was buisy with other stuff, and my Transit hasn't been touched since spring. Now, as I was preparing stuff for another project, I needed things painted in trans red, and as I was at it, I thought I might aswell paint the rear lights of the Ford. And I did. As I had that, I painted the frames aswell, so that they are done. But then I figured I could put them right on, and the spare wheel, drill the exhaust, mount the windows, glue on the wheels, prepare this and that, add a wash to the side doors... 

  5. Mr.Zombie added a post in a topic Warszawa M20, 1:8   

    Keeping on keeping on. Dona alot, can't see much.

  6. Mr.Zombie added a post in a topic Warszawa M20, 1:8   

    I got myself a set of colors to build the real car I linked first, and it was a complete fiasko. Therefore I rethought the colors, and that's what came out of it. Of course, this is just the beginning, there will be more grime, dirt, rust and so on...

  7. Mr.Zombie added a topic in Big Boyz   

    Warszawa M20, 1:8
    What's a Warszawa? Well, the Warszawa is the first Polish post war automobile. Built under the license of the Russian GAZ M20 Pobeda in Warsaw from 1951 the first cars were basically the GAZs with very few differences (logos and so on), by 1957 the cars were altered a bit, today you'd call this facelift I guess...
    This is it:

    If you live in Poland, and had some 30 bucks monthly, then you could subscribe to a magazine and with each copy, you'd get a piece of the model, like a wheel, left front suspension, and instructions how to put it together. After 2 years you ended up with a 1500 pieces model that is mostly die cast, which makes it weigh baout 30 pounds when done, with workling suspension ("real" leaf springs in the back!), opening doors and windows(!), opening hoods and lights...
    I don't live in Poland, and got mine from a friend who bought the whole subscription second hand on polish Ebay or so.
    The kit itself doesn't leave much room for improvement in terms of detail, but it was ment to be put together without painting or gluing. The body was laquered in gloss red, a color that I hate on cars, and so I decided to improve the kit where needed, paint everything, strip the body and paint that using the car above as my main inspiration.
    I began small with the carburettor. What you see here is 15 pieces, and an afternoon of painting...

    Then I altered the head, the wiring harness was a mess, so I built my own using the kit pieces and scratchbuild sparkplugs and leads. Now the ignition works exactly like on the real car...

    From there it kind of snowballed, and after three weeks of painting I had an engine bay that would fool people owning the real car... I changed just minor details, like the readiator hoses with clamps, bits of wiring, stuff like that.

    I painted the trunk area too. The car on my pics is this petroleum/aqua greenblue, but it seemed to have been repainted at some point, and you can see the gray underneath. Therefore I opted for gray on the surfaces you wouldn't touch while respraying a real car. Mostly because I wanted to have it more interesting in terms of color, and on the other side I felt the gray gives me more room for painting scratches and damage.

    The mess... I was sent to the garage with the model, as it's big and heavy, my wife doesn't really want me building it in the kitchen.

    This is where I'm at right now. Today I successfully painted the hood and the trunklid, this week bit by bit I will have the whole body done.

    Thanks for looking, have a great day.
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  8. Mr.Zombie added a post in a topic any rust out there   

    That is absolutley fantastic! Great job!

    Here's some of my works:

  9. Mr.Zombie added a post in a topic 1973 Mercury Cougar "barn find"   

    Very convincing, especially the rear quarters.
  10. Mr.Zombie added a post in a topic '50 Olds Custom...   

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWW! Incredible. Absolutley incredible!
  11. Mr.Zombie added a post in a topic Revell 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona   

    Very awesome!
  12. Mr.Zombie added a post in a topic 1957 Dodge D501   

    Oh, wow...
  13. Mr.Zombie added a post in a topic Chevy Nova "Beverly Hills Cop" Revell 1/25   

    AWESOME! Supergood! I'm a fan.
  14. Mr.Zombie added a post in a topic Ed Roth "Beatnik Bandit" Custom Show Rod   

    Add a black wash to the belt guard and valvecovers to get some depth. You forgot the little antennas on top of the "mudguards", just above the headlights.

    I like the paintjob, I'm not very fond of the wheels as this car never had others than the ones with babymoons...

    Being my favourite car of all times, I own the kit, but don't think I'll ever have the balls to actually build it...
  15. Mr.Zombie added a post in a topic 1960 Plymouth Wagon, Johan