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Lowlife ! !

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  1. 1938 Opel Admiral !

    Thanks guys.. Mike, as I said I'm taking a chance building the body as one piece, this is not how the instructions show it ! And I must admit I've seen finished versions of this kit which looked fine. So the fact mine didn't like up well could be down to cutting the doors out etc, I've also found the floor pan was a little warped too, so I'm not blaming the manufacturer, in fact I'm sure if you built it carefully following the instructions it would line up correctly. So don't be put off building one of these due to my project, it's a very nice kit just take your time with the bodywork ! Oh and Chris, that's a really good idea, I just may go that route thanks !
  2. 1938 Opel Admiral !

    Thanks guys, and thanks Robert for the pics, its interesting to see them done properly ! So its back together, now 1cm shorter ! Lines up better too so i should be okay now ! Doors are only on with tape and im probably not using these wheels, but heres a mock up !
  3. Wow I love the original rendering, what a beautiful design ! Your doing a fantastic job so far, with both working out the dimensions and altering the body, and your choice of parts to create the lights etc ! Good luck with the rest of the build, think you may want to consider taking molds of this too !
  4. 1938 Opel Admiral !

    So i thought it over, and decided to make a careful, delicate alteration, at precisely the correct point ! ! If it wont line up then i`ll shorten it ! Its now going to be a 2 door ! By cutting out this much i can remove the door parts with the door handles etc. Then blend the rear doors in and open the front two ! Just got to glue it all back together again now, wish me luck and hopefully it should look quite Cool.... Oh and im adding a new engine and suspension all round, possibly on a scratchbuilt frame. But see what happens next as Ive no idea....
  5. 1938 Opel Admiral !

    This is where things went bad ! After messing about with it, it just wont line up, one rear door gap is huge, so i added some plastic sheet to square it out. Oh and the roof is too short !
  6. 1938 Opel Admiral !

    Started cuting the doors out.......... And glued the body together, smoothing out the front end while i went......
  7. 1938 Opel Admiral !

    Ive got a couple of other projects on the go, but they are awaiting paintwork, and its too cold out, sooo time to start another one ! Saw one of these a while back and thought it would be a cool build, this is the version i bought......... Looks pretty detailed, well molded and crisp, with no flash. But the body is seperate and should be built up gradually, adding the interior before the side panels etc. This makes painting it a pain, so Im taking a chance and building the body first, with the roof off and opening the front doors. Hopefully i can then paint it and add the interior, then add the roof back on...... Heres how the body comes........ Had a huge petrol tank which was ugly, so i cut this out.....
  8. 1960 Chevy, a custom mix !

    Thanks Gene ! Thanks Wayne, as for the painting im nervous but hey, i can only try my best eh ? Thanks Kevin and Ray ! Thankyou Bill, big compliment from you i love your work. As for the tape idea i like the way paper grips the seats, it stretches a little ! Dont know if this would work as well with tape ? And thanks Seth.... Bit more done to the engine, ive added the exhaust manifolds, fan assembly and generator, the fuel line to the pump, and wired up the starter motor ! Theres also a tube from the middle carb to the exhaust on the 1:1 engines, so ive added this too ! More soon .....
  9. 1960 Chevy, a custom mix !

    Quick update, spent a couple of hours doing these HT leads, from MrModel ! Boy are these things Small, think im getting old ! Added spark plugs and changed the wires to yellow, next up fuel lines and a bit of carb detail !
  10. 1960 Chevy, a custom mix !

    Thanks Cary, thanks Dominic ! And Thank you David, yes thought I'd have a change on this one and leave it Chevy powered ! I replied to a build recently where the guy hadn't build models for several years. He bought new glue, knives etc and built a muscle car, and I was so impressed with the time and attention he took on every piece. I figured I'd build something fairly simple, but try and take my time, going back to basics and keeping it clean !
  11. Looks incredible, great job ! Looking forward to your next one already ! I gotta try this myself again one day, I experimented on an old body before but had trouble with the paint lifting when removing tape. Looks like you had none of that. You gotta start playing around with felt and try interiors next it's great fun ! !
  12. 1957 Chevy nomad wagon

    Great save, that gold was horrid ! Love the flames, great job, and just personally ? I would go with chrome trim covering the copper and flames , and yellow windows ! Look forward to seeing it sitting high n' mighty ! !
  13. 1960 Chevy, a custom mix !

    Bit more, i flaked the parcel shelf and added pinstripes, in gold, to match the intended paint ! Then added hydraulics and a matching boot design ! Going to be hard to see some of the wiring when installed, but i know its there ! Inner wings have yet to be painted too, its just mocked up !
  14. Great colour, i love that purple ! That `finger print` style is hard to pull off, but looks like you nailed it ! Really hope you have no issues when removing the tape, should look way CooL !
  15. 1960 Chevy, a custom mix !

    Thanks Tom, it works well doesn't it ? Look forward to seeing some of yours ! And thanks Jeff, yes it's regular printer paper, nothing fancy ! White glue or PVA sticks it well, but don't paint it with dull coat or anything as this will darken it ! Also don't wet it, if adding transfers close to it ! Ask me how I know ! !