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About crowe-t

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  1. 'V' The Visitors Laser Jeeps

    Thanks guys! V is one of my favorite shows and I've always wanted to build one of these.
  2. 'V' The Visitors Laser Jeeps

    I built these 2 Jeeps as the Laser Jeeps used by the alien Visitors on the 1985 TV show 'V'. These are Monogram Jeep CJ7's. These models represent a 1977 Jeep with the front roll bar loop mounted straight up and on top of the wheel wells. The Jeeps used on the show were from the early 80's with the roll bar main loop slanted back with a slight curve in the middle of the top and go down to the floor. I scratch built the roll bars using 2mm rod. I also scratch built the handles above the glove compartment doors and the ignition coils. The distributors are pre-wired from MADD. The laser canons are scratch built using mostly various styrene tubes and rod. I posted some pictures here in the TV and movie car thread but these are updated with the side mirrors attached and I included a couple of progress pictures. I'll be keeping 1 and the other is going to a friend.
  3. Let's see your TV and movie cars!

    A friend made those a while ago.
  4. Calling ALL Generals

    Great job on this one Anthony! Thanks for starting this thread.
  5. Calling ALL Generals

    Thanks Anthony! The only difference between the Eckler and Riviera wheels is the the Riviera wheels have the built in posts for the axles. Apparently the Riviera doesn't have wheel backs. I just cut the posts off and filed the rear of the wheels down to fit with the MPC wheel backs and tires. I started with an MPC General Lee kit but I spliced in parts from a Revell '69 Charger chassis and it has the full front and rear Revell suspension and rear end. I also used the Revell firewall and radiator/support. I have a couple of the Revell '69 Charger kits that I plan on building as LEE 1 and LEE 3(2 of the original Georgia General Lees). The Revell kit builds up real nice but I first wanted to see what I could do with the MPC kits.
  6. Calling ALL Generals

    Thanks Jeremy! A friend made me the decals a while ago. The early Georgia General Lees with the cross flags are my favorite look for the car. The early cars had the darker saddle tan interiors and the smaller front push bar. I didn't like the later cars as much with the light cream interiors.
  7. Let's see your TV and movie cars!

    Thanks Bill! V is one of my all time favorite shows. I actually built 2 of the laser Jeeps. One is mine and the other is going to someone else.
  8. Let's see your TV and movie cars!

    Here's mine. Polar Lights Herbie The Love Bug Polar Lights Mystery Machine MPC General Lee MPC Snap General Lee Laser Jeep from the 1985 TV show 'V'
  9. Calling ALL Generals

    Here's 2 General Lees I built. The General in the first 4 pictures is an MPC glue kit modified with parts from a Revell '69 Charger. It's painted Hugger Orange. The General in the next 4 pictures is an MPC snap kit painted 1975 Corvette Flame Red. Both cars have wheels from an AMT '69 Riviera. The last picture of both cars together shows the difference between the 2 colors.
  10. new for 2018

    It would be cool or a '79 Ford LTD Country Squire would be nice too.
  11. new for 2018

    Does anyone know when this one is being released?
  12. 1/16 1969 General Lee

    I'm looking forward to seeing this one come together.
  13. 1/16 1969 General Lee

    Jim, This looks incredible! The chassis and engine compartment look like a real Charger's. Mike.
  14. Tamiya TS-67 IJN Gray?

    Thanks Steve! I actually ordered a can of TS-67 and it came today. It's the color I'm looking for. It's maybe a hair on the cool side of neutral. I like the color.
  15. Tamiya TS-67 IJN Gray?

    Thanks Matthijs!