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Everything posted by Marlowe

  1. On my Butch Leal AWB project, it was necessary to make all of the decals. The white lettering was the toughest as each letter had to be cut out and trimmed. I spent hours on just getting the script "FLASH" cut, trimmed, and applied. If you can avoid it, I'd recommend it. I wouldn't want to tackle that element of the project again. I also had the ghost line problem too. My solution was more filling, sanding, sanding, sanding, and more sanding. You should see my forearms now! I look like Popeye! Your body is looking really good! So good, it's almost a shame that it has to be covered with paint! I'm enjoying your build immensely!
  2. This is a great project. Earlier this year, I completed my Butch Leal '65 Plymouth in 1:18 scale diecast. It was the most difficult project I've ever undertaken but worth the effort. You'll be happy with yours too once it's done.
  3. This is extraordinary work and the car looks very realistic. It literally looks like an old car that was ignored and in desperate need of restoration. Very, very, well done!
  4. This is very impressive! It has such an authentic look and feel to it. It gives the impression of being real.
  5. Thanks for the advice. I looked it up on the Internet and yes, now I remember seeing it at my local hobby shop! I'll check it out. It looks like it might be my solution.
  6. Very well done! I particularly like the gradation paint job. I have a project I'm planning that is going to require a completely scratch built tube chassis. I'm still trying to figure out what is the best way to do it. I'm thinking of using solder in different thickness diameters.
  7. It's coming along quite nicely. Gosh, I have a few of those "started" but never finished laying around too.
  8. LOL! Not your fault, I should've made myself more clear. Before all of the custom fabrication, it started out like this...
  9. It has operating suspension and rotating driveshaft too. All of the decals were custom made by me. I built a Landy Dodge back in 1965 from an AMT plastic kit. This is the first time I've attempted it in diecast metal. It was the most challenging model car project I've ever attempted.
  10. Thanks for the compliments! It thrills me to be able to share my build with collectors who can appreciate what it is. I'm gathering research to do the Maynard Rupp Chevoom Chevelle rear engine funny car now. As challenging as building this Butch Leal Funny Car was, with all of the modifications and scratch made pieces, the Chevoom will be even more difficult still. If I'm able to pull it off, this Butch Leal car and the Chevoom will be the crown jewels of my collection.
  11. Hi folks! I just learned about this site a couple of days ago and I'm very impressed with the models displayed here. I've recently completed my much wanted 1:18 scale 1965 Mopar AWB Funny Car. None existed so I modified and built my own. It is diecast and 1:18 scale.
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