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  1. Looks amazing Joe, the tyres have that real rubbery look, is the lettering on them a stencil or transfers ? don't think I've seen such a shiny General Lee, it was always dirty from all that racing around Hazard County !!
  2. Michael, thanks for the advice, not quite sure on body colours yet but I'll try and remember that when it comes to paint ! And Leroy you should build one at least, they are nice kits if you take your time with them !
  3. Im still playing with this, thought id start on the chassis next. Only a slight adjustment to the ride height, its subtle, so nothing too low this time ... I wanted the top of the tyres to sit just inside the arches, back was easy but the front a bit more complicated. Ive always liked the look of just plain metal, like the rods you see with just a clear coat. So im trying it on the chassis, lots of details to add yet but its a start ! Im happy with this stance now too....
  4. Each to his own, and all that, I like the plate there ! The surround you made is a great touch also ! Look forward to seeing it complete, very nice job !
  5. Looking good, it's always nice to try something new , hope it all works out ! I spent nearly 2 years building one of these into a full show car lowrider, there's a lot of potential there !I Using 5 spokes is cool, these are usually used on earlier style rides from the 60s n 70s, that's not to say you can't have them on a later style though ! That's a good thing about these cars, rules are fairly flexible !! Look forward to seeing more !
  6. Wow now that's cool paint ! Anyone know if it's transfers or paint ? Awesome build ! and back to the original thread, thanks for posting those cars up, it's always going to cause a debate but they are great models and it's always good to see well built cars featured !
  7. What a love!y 32, great colour choice and you have such a clean building style ! Love all the little details, and the stickers are a cool touch !
  8. Looking really good, love the seats and gearbox details. Really nice work Bruce. and Claude, that's a beautiful 33 you have !
  9. Wow ! I remember following your Nova build and it was the best I've seen , this is again, modelling at its finest. Thanks for sharing its always good to see progress, but again, then I never want you to finish it !!
  10. Be interested to see this come together, amazing work so far ! And yes, I can see the pics fine !
  11. Two very, very nice builds, with exceptional detail ! The brown one is better, both must have taken a long time, with a lot of patience. I don't like to criticise builds myself , so I wont... I couldn't build this well , wish I could ! But I will say this, as good as these 2 are, take racecars by Rickart, or Codi on this forum, to me they are perfect, and would leave these two standing !
  12. Thankyou for the comments... Too cold here in the UK for painting ( i cant spray indoors! ) so thought id start on the interior ! I did paint it all matt white, and was going all white, but it was too bland, so i added a light grey, ( looks a bit green in the pics? ) then out came the foil.. The centre console and door panels were foiled , ( with a pin shifter ! ) Then i added a chrome strip to the carpet edges to seperate them ! Back of the seats was just a hole, so i filled it with fur ! Seems i cant do an interior without adding fur and chrome ! Then came p/e speaker grills for the doors, and a chrome strip round the back of the interior to tie in with the door chrome ! Spent ages making door handles, a p/e piece with slices of plastic tube behind and thinner solid pieces for the actual handle ! Oh and p/e seat adjusters on each seat ! More soon !
  13. So not much else to show at the moment, its too cold to paint outside (cant do any indoors!) so im still smoothing things out, for a change ! Wasnt going to use the air cleaner but im trying it out, i cut a groove in the end which i`ll fill with mesh for an air cleaner, and smoothed all the detail off of it. The rocker covers are corvette, and, er, smoothed ! If i carry on smoothing like this, im going to produce an egg on wheels !
  14. Looking good Joe, great car and great program , we all love the General Lee !
  15. Seen some amazing drawings from Larry Erickson, but Chip is still my favourite ! Still smoothing out bits on this ! Think every part of the kit so far ive smoothed, im getting obsessed with it ! Engine basics together, there was a hole where you could see past the starter motor and into the gearbox, so ive plated this with sheet. The sump and gearbox pan have had the nuts and bolts smoothed out and im currently smoothing out the firewall ! Not sure about engine design yet, i`ll add the heads and intake when ive decided on the look im after !
  16. Wow another cool hi-boy, love the paint Bruce ! Made a start on the bodywork , rubbing out mold lines etc. The rear panel with the exhaust cut-outs fitted badly so ive blended this in . Also under the running boards had sink marks etc so i made smooth panels from 0.5mm plastic card and blended thses in too. As the hood fitted well i taped this in place and glued the dash/windscreen surround in so it lines up. Will be adding a front hinged hood so i might fill a couple of gaps where the hinges go too ! I like the look of it laying on the floor so it may get lowered with airbags, but first a smooth firewall is on the way, more sanding then its primer time !
  17. Looking good Bruce, very nice chop, too many people over-chop 32 roofs IMO but yours looks perfect ! I really like the way you altered the chassis too, rather than adding a Z section , as someone else mentioned it keeps the flow of the chassis lines ! Thanks, I'll remember this tip for some of my future projects !
  18. Looking really nice Michael ! Still love that colour, the doors look so much better and that interior is a great improvement ! Look forward to seeing this finally come together !!
  19. Thanks Claude, and I love your version, that looks really good !I No WIP for either of these i suppose ? If anyone else wants to post there builds of this car, feel free I'd love to see them !
  20. Thank you for posting these Randy, two very nice examples for sure. I seem to have wide gaps around the chassis, and floorpan, the only part that lines up well is the bonnet, ( or hood ) No idea where the dash or firewall fits too, it's very vague ! But yours looks a lot better, so I'll go for it and see now.... Thanks again, I'm certainly more determined now to build it as is !
  21. Thankyou for the comments guys, truck is now finished and posted in `under glass`
  22. Finally finished up the Peterbilt, theres a WIP here if you want to look ! Still a couple of items left to do but i need clear orange paint (roof lights) and the trailer cables still to add (I cant find anything the right size) The truck has a Z`ed chassis, lengthened 1.5 inches, modded front suspension , custom interior with fur, wired engine and low profiles on the front helps it sit about 1mm off the floor .... Never built a truck before, really enjoyed this it was a real change... Hope you like it 😁
  23. Been after one of these for a while, I absolutely love the car and was looking forward to building a detailed kit of it . Originally it was the Testors Boyd Coddington version , not sure how Lindberg can produce one and not mention Boyd but there you go.... Unfortunately i was really disapointed with it, Ive just been dry fitting bits and theres very vague instructions, and hardly anything fits `together`, almost feels like im building it from seperate spares box parts. That and there seems to be gaps everywhere, you can see through the model in several places.... Anyway i`ll try and get it together, hopefully i can fill a few gaps and get it looking ok... the worst comes to the worst i`ll probably try a 40 Ford body or something similar, as the running gear looks really good ! Wish me luck eh !
  24. Cool, always glad to see a lowrider being built ! Remember some of your builds from LIL forum, looking forward to seeing this Caprice come together ! Are you still producing the transfer sheets ? Awesome designs, i always planned on getting some !
  25. Almost forgot, interiors complete too ! Being a show truck i couldnt just paint it beige could i ?
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