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    Wow Luke you produce the best black paint jobs I've ever seen, absolutely stunning !

    Yes the 57 looks cool with the modern rims, think I'd give it a slight rake though ?

    Looking forward to more ( but get the drift Stang in next eh ? )  😁

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    Ooh liking this, the 67 Impala really suits the lowrider treatment !

    If your struggling to get it that low, trim the tops of the tyres down. It can't be seen, so if it's a curbside anyway ?

    looking forward to more on this ...


    My son is mad on these cars, and drifting, so i bought him drift lessons in one !

    Thought for xmas id build him a replica of him drifting , with a little base to go with it...

    Started with the Tamiya Eunos Roadster kit, because it came with a hard top.

    The suspension was lent over on one side, and the front wheels fitted on full lock to simulate sliding...

    Driver is a Scalextric figure, cut about so he could hold the wheel, and look in the right direction !

    Smoke is just cotton wool with ground up pepper !

    I just got it finished in time, and he loved it !! 

    Thanks for looking....






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    Good idea collecting up all your stalled builds Luke, there`s some killer projects there for sure !

    Saying that Im still gonna keep on at you about finishing the drift Stang !!  😆

    Good luck with them all, I`ll be following along mate ! 




    Cool cars the 300Cs,  I've always thought these look slightly chopped as standard...

    Just a suggestion, but interiors are quick and simple enough. And the engine is mostly hidden under a air cleaner, so personally I'd still build these things ?

    If your gonna skip anything throw the suspension together, the cars going to be so low it's the only thing you won't see !

    But hey, it's up to you, I'll have to have a go at building one of these myself one day ! 


    Hi guys ! 

    I Started this a few years back, after watching `I Robot` and being blown away by the Audi RSQ used in the film.

    Its not going to be a replica, just loosley based on the film car,  with a bit of imagination thrown in !

    I ended up using the Audi models chassis, running gear, engine and interior parts underneath a 58 Impala of all things, and Ive only just bought another R8 to continue this project..


    So far ive been chopping up ping pong balls to use for the wheel covers, then removed the mirrors, badges, rear lights, petrol flap and cut the rear hatchback in two, blending the bottom half in !

    Not sure about the rest, just making it up as i go...  feel free to suggest ideas etc, I always appreciate feed back, good or bad !


    Standard Audi R8 model,  before some nutcase attacked it...






    Groovy little car, the Gremlin !

    Glad you got over the paint issues, looks great now !  If it helps BMF does seem to go off after awhile, keeping it in a cool place helps !

    Look forward to the finished pics !



    Back on this, to take a break from bodywork Ive started the Interior...


    Well there`s just as much cutting and sanding to get this to fit as the bodywork !

    Carpet was fun, being 1/16 I used felt, 13 seperate pieces !  Seats were painted and outlined in black cotton..

    Door panels are BMF, engraved chrome card, Molotow pen, and white fur !
    Im happy with the dash now,  i like the billet transfers,  but the kit comes with all the dials/radio etc molded in, so i had to smooth the panels out before adding transfers.


    Any guesses on the cars name ?  Clues on the dashboard ! 







    Crazy work ! 

    So pleased your also building the rod, if anyone can pull it off its you !  

    Cant wait for more Eric, I get a lot of inspiration from your threads,  ( although that usually involves me getting WAY over my head with a project I cant finish, so your a Bad influence too !!   ☺️  )


    Thanks guys !

    John, not sure yet about colour, generally its going to be fairly subtle build with some lowrider/custom touches !

    Good idea David, thanks I`ll keep my eyes peeled for new rims now !

    Talking of custom touches, the firewall was up next..  !

    There`s a trans hump that glues to the firewall, that fits really badly and can be seen clearly behind the block..  

    After thinking it over I decided to add a smooth firewall, after cutting out any lumps n bumps i made up a template, then glued in plastic sheet to match the template.
    Took ages but i carefully cut out the transmission hole, leaving an overlap so you cant see where the hump joins the firewall.
    Hopefully the pics will make more sense of it !
    Oh and the thin black line at the top of the firewall is sharpie pen, i coloured it all black then sanded it !




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