Scale-Master

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  1. Scale-Master added a post in a topic ’72 Chevy C/10 (Replica of my truck)   

    Thanks guys, I decided to add one more "unique" detail.
    My near constant companion in the truck was Rocky, a 108 pound Golden Lab.   A great dog that knew how to hog a bench seat.  I modified a Hood Hounds figure and painted it to match.



  2. Scale-Master added a topic in On The Workbench   

    Chrysler Pacifique
    This was a factory built promo version of the Lindberg Atlantic kit that had been disassembled and partially painted about a dozen years ago.  Then shelved and forgotten. 
    Since it won’t be a replica of the one-of-a-kind Atlantic, I decided to rename it and give it a little different look.
     
    I cemented on and faired in the nose to remove that seam across it.  I scribed a new hood line and made some adjustments around the grilles to match since the hood lines used to run into them. 
    It had been originally painted with Testors enamels, so I sanded it smooth, primed it and then put down a base of lacquer gray for a solid base for the lacquer main color.
    Here it is after prep and bodywork, ready for primer/undercoat.


    I chose Tamiya TS-40 Metallic Black for the color.


    I machined the centers out of the Atlantic wheels to accept a set of Centerlines I cast copies of.


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  3. Scale-Master added a post in a topic ’63 Corvette   

    You know...,  I have the AMT '63 and the Revell '67 handy.  Too bad I didn't I didn't see the question before I did this to it:
    http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/105073-’63-corvette-privateer/
  4. Scale-Master added a topic in Under Glass   

    ’63 Corvette Privateer
    Wheels and tires were changed, I custom made all the decals since the kit came with stickers.
     
    WIP thread: http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/104852-’63-corvette/#comment-1484145
     









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  5. Scale-Master added a post in a topic ’72 Chevy C/10 (Replica of my truck)   

    That is something nobody ever said about the real truck! 
     
    Thanks guys!
  6. Scale-Master added a post in a topic ’63 Corvette   

    Thanks Ed. 
    I have built the '57 Chevy and the '70 Chevelle  from this snap series too.  The bodies look very nice but are simplified.  If you are willing to spend a few hours on cleaning up the mold lines and doing some panel line scribing they come out nice for shelf models.  There is something different about the plastic, it is a bit softer and it has a slick feeling before you sand through the surface, but it takes all kinds of paints with no problem.  Perfect for experimenting with new paint schemes or colors.
    They come with stickers instead of decals, that is something to consider.  Also they don't have rearview mirrors, and he '57 comes with some nice wheels...
  7. Scale-Master added a post in a topic Custom Cobra ? We have paint !   

    I like the idea and am curious to see how you reconcile the fit of the rear.
  8. Scale-Master added a post in a topic ’63 Corvette   

    BMF’d and ready for final assembly…

  9. Scale-Master added a topic in Under Glass: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    ’72 Chevy C/10 (Replica of my truck)
    MPC cab, engine and chassis I repurposed from a step side kit I built in 1974.  I started making it into a copy of my truck over 30 years ago and the project stalled at least 26 years ago.  I picked it up a couple months ago.  The camper is scratch-built along with lots of other goodies, a lot of kit-bashing as well.
    WIP Thread: http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/103514-’72-chevy-c10-pick-up/









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  10. Scale-Master added a post in a topic ’63 Corvette   

    Waxed and ready for BMF…


  11. Scale-Master added a post in a topic ’72 Chevy C/10 Pick Up   

    Shots of the back of the cab where there was still a little white paint left.  The slider window is scratch-built too.


    I’m not worried about the slots on top of the bed rails, the camper shell is a permanent part once it’s finished.
    Time to button this one up.  After all, it has been under construction (and stagnant) for over thirty years.
  12. Scale-Master added a post in a topic ’72 Chevy C/10 Pick Up   

    Thanks Riley.
     
    I mounted the cab to the chassis and added some wires and hoses to the engine.  The windshield was treated to some delamination crustiness around the edges and the antenna was made and installed.  There’s a folding sun shield on the dash too, not that I used much, after all, the dash was trashed.


  13. Scale-Master added a post in a topic ’72 Chevy C/10 Pick Up   

    Thank you Gator.
     
    The mirrors have been attached to the mounts.   
     
    I included the fisheye mirror on the passenger side and am still working on the crusty/delaminated glass look for the reflective surfaces.

    I made the (deteriorating) rubber seals from vinyl.

  14. Scale-Master added a post in a topic 1967 Corvette 427 Coupe   

    The other point in that Satellite (not Coronet) thread was that the differential was too small.  That is what I was using as a comparative.
  15. Scale-Master added a post in a topic 1967 Corvette 427 Coupe   

    Does this help refresh your memory Harry?  My point still stands, the driveline is certainly as visible (if not more so) as the parking brake cables.  In fact many kits don't even represent the cables, but they all have differentials.
    Not trying to hijack your thread Ryan, keep up the very nice work on this one..