treadhead

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  • Location Kings Mountain, NC
  • Full Name Shannon Eugene Patterson

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  1. treadhead added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Where can I get....
    Aoshima and Fujimi wheel and tire sets?
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  2. treadhead added a post in a topic 53 Chevy project question   

    Well trying to find my camera, still not all unpacked yet.
  3. treadhead added a topic in On The Workbench   

    53 Chevy project question
    Hey guys.
    well got moved and got a dedicated hobby room set up now. With that said its time to begin clearing the projects off the bench. One of them is a 1953 Chevy coupe. Ive chosen to build it as a lowrider and just before I moved I decided to cop the top. Now here is my dilemma, I chopped a scale three inches from the top and now it will not line up with the remaining parts on the car. I sliced the top into four sections but still having trouble. Have I doomed the project or is it recoverable?
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  4. treadhead added a post in a topic 2012 POST APOCALYPSE/ZOMBIE HUNTER COMMUNITY BUILD   


    Well project Viper is done and here she is. Makes a great zombie killer
    I mixed my own custom red post apocaolypse dust color and sprayed the bottom of the car, the wheels, wheel wells, front and rear, and along the bottom. I then reduced air pressure and paint flow to give the car a general dusting of the red color. Hope its suitable for the convoy
  5. treadhead added a post in a topic 2012 POST APOCALYPSE/ZOMBIE HUNTER COMMUNITY BUILD   

    Well been away from the bench for a bit but finally got back to building. Here is an update on my Project Viper zombie hunter. I need to work on the turret a little and some touch up paint then weather.
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  6. treadhead added a post in a topic 2012 POST APOCALYPSE/ZOMBIE HUNTER COMMUNITY BUILD   

    Well here is my latest progress on the viper. The first few photos are of the car with stowage in primer. I cut a shell ejection port in the gun turret and made a spare ammo cartridge out of Panther stowage bins. The next photos are the car with a base coat of Yellow. Ive applied the salt method to add chips to the coming camo. Im thinking of a modified WWII British cantour camo scheme.

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  7. treadhead added a post in a topic 2012 POST APOCALYPSE/ZOMBIE HUNTER COMMUNITY BUILD   

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/modelbuilder73/7192501656/in/photostream
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    Well here are the update pics of the viper. I got the gun made for thr turret, chassis assembled to body, wheels and tires added although there was a problem with passenger rear,and have looked thru the spares for a few more additions. Thinking about closing up the cockpit as I cannot find the right looking driver. I was planning on posing this on a small base with the driver standing next to the vehicle. I was looking for a race driver or motorcycle officer with helmut on. The idea being that the helmut links to an on board computer allowing the driver to see in 360 degrees without ever being exposed
  8. treadhead added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Paint chrome parts to look like shiny gold?
    Title says it all. I have a repair build I am beginning and Ive never liked the way the chrome parts look compared against the gold wheels. I want the chrome to look like shiny gold. Whats the best way to do this?
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  9. treadhead added a post in a topic 2012 POST APOCALYPSE/ZOMBIE HUNTER COMMUNITY BUILD   

    Making progress on Project Viper. I have managed to get the engine built and painted, weld beads added to drivers cab, under body pan and exhasust painted, gun turret has had all holes filled and Ive added a base that will house thge barrells of my minigun, I have sculpted a mantlet cover from two part epoxy putty, Started construction on the top hatch.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/modelbuilder73/
  10. treadhead added a post in a topic 2012 POST APOCALYPSE/ZOMBIE HUNTER COMMUNITY BUILD   

    update on Viper.

  11. treadhead added a post in a topic 2012 POST APOCALYPSE/ZOMBIE HUNTER COMMUNITY BUILD   

    Here are some photos of my project Viper for this build. Just a little back story to set the tone. A simple average man watches as his family first contracts an unknown disease, succombs to this and dies. Then endures the horror of watching them turn and ultimately having to kill them. He has become empty, dark inside. He has but one goal, kill every last zombie he encounters and ultimately find the persons responsible for creating this horrible virus and......KILL THEM

    Well heres project viper. Base kit is Revells Viper SRT10. Ive removed the trunk lid, windshield frame and cowl. I then covered the passenger area and cowl area with one section of 1 mm thick styrene. The forward portion of the trunk area is the same. The drivers comparment was created out of 2 mm square stock then covered in 1 mm styrene. The turret is a 1/35 scale item left over from an M60 tank, as are the drive unit on the passenger door, power unit in the trunk. The gas tank is made from two M113 gas tanks. Im not sure of what gun I will mount yet. Thinking of a triple barrel gatling gun. Everything is simply mocked up for now. So here are the photos.

  12. treadhead added a post in a topic 2012 POST APOCALYPSE/ZOMBIE HUNTER COMMUNITY BUILD   

    Hello all
    Ive been watching this discussion for a while. Ive been looking thru my stash and at the sales in stores for a kit to build. I have finally chosen a 1/25 scale Revell Viper SRT10. My idea is for sort of a Mad Max style interceptor with zombie killing attachments. I remember seeing in the discussion at one point where to get 1/25 scale weapons but cant seem to locate it now. Would someone be kind enuff to post again?