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Li'l Gypsy Wagon

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Well, I love showrods ...
 
This one, has one of the best examples of box art i ever seen and that has always attracted me magically...
 
... I spent too much time in my life, to look at this Picture:
 
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... and I have tried for years, to get hold of one of those things, of course, in order to build it! ;) 
... unfortunately without success, most were already gone, or the deals blew up to much my Budget...  :P
 
As it happens in life, you often see the trees, but not the forest... ;)
 
 
As then this kit has been revived:
 
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I realized that this project is feasible...

Most of the parts I will use of this kit, a few parts of others and the rest has to be made... ;)
 

Well, I'm not going to build an exact replica, but in this direction, start with this:
 
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That is what I have so far:
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Hope, you like it, stay tuned... ;)
 
 

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I like building those older show rod styled kits too,. Looks really good so far. 

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Off to a great start-looks cool !!!

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Thank you very much!
 
 
The Li'l 'Stogie Wagon donated some parts...
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Here's the tub, I have attached a back board...
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... and in the front, I cut a notch, so that the intake manifolds have space...
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... and here, with a little color...
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... and, yes, the procedure with the fork, huh, maybe that comes later... ;)

 

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And it goes on...

I have found on the internet matching skulls for "skull" shifters... ;)
 
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And tryied again this "Magic powder"
 
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... but in this time under different basic Colors, and I can tell you, that makes a big difference!
Left it is primed with black gloss, and the right with a shiny bright blue, which I like much better:
 
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And here is the interior:
 
The skull, the lever is a piece of wire, and its support is from an earring, the steering wheel, the cushion and the pedals are (the taillights) of the Royal Rail...
 
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As I said, I allow myself some freedom in terms of design and execution... ;)

The next step is the "Transylvania team room"- Body.

I carved the following parts here from a 2 mm thick PS plate...
 
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... refined the parts and glued together...
 
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... primed flat black...
 
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... and then dry brushed...
 
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... the result...
 
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Hope, you like it.
 
 
 
 

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Looking good! Can't wait to see the next update!

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Cool! I have a soft spot for show rods. 

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was this kit built a few years ago seen it on another forum .

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Hey Bobby, my friend!  How's it going!  Great build so far - glad to see you with something new on the bench!

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Posted (edited)

is this not the end result ?

 

Edited by Mr mopar

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Great job, I love your work on the body, and the texturing is exceptional! The sleeves on the rear wheels are an excellent touch! I've got the Royal Rail half-done. The silly crown is a pain in the neck, which cancelled my enthusiasm. I should try something like you did!

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Thank you very much for the Kind words!
 
 
Thank you for your efforts, Mr. Spencer, and yes, you game spoiler, it is this, but because botophucket made all the images disappear, I was asked if I could post one of my buildingthreads... ;)
Edited by hobbybobby

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Somehow, such builds vaporize me a lot of time in searching, choosing the right equipment and parts... 
 
As in the following example...
 
This is a window shutter made from LEGO...
 
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Since I made the window first, the shutter was now too wide, I had to reduce it a bit...
 
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... and the same with four pieces...
 
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... primed flat black...
 
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... and then dry brushed...
 
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... and mounted on the window Frame...
 
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Hope, you like it.
 
 
 

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Very nice detail work. What sort of paint are you using for drybrushing?

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Thank you very much for the Kind words!
 
 
Thank you for your efforts, Mr. Spencer, and yes, you game spoiler, it is this, but because botophucket made all the images disappear, I was asked if I could post one of my buildingthreads... ;)

Mr  Arsic  I'm sorry , But you should have stated this in the beginning .

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Very nice detail work. What sort of paint are you using for drybrushing?

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Thank you very much!

 


Well, I do not always use the same brand, it depends entirely on what a result I would like...

 

Here I used the colors of Fin by WACO

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Developed years ago for a traditional rustic style of painting known as 'Bauernmalerei', it is now a best for all hobby painting techniques, it provides excellent coverage and is ideal for wet-on-wet technique.
These paints can be mixed with each other, once dry, this water-based product is resistant to abrasion, weathering and fading.

 

But I also like the acrylic paints from the craft shop and try out a new one ...;)

 

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Mr  Arsic  I'm sorry , But you should have stated this in the beginning .

Thank you, please excuse me, did not want to be blunt ...

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These are the holder of earring plugs...
 
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... and after I have these flattened in a vice...
 
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... I make from these, new hinges for the rear doors...
 
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I sanded the primer in the interior...
 
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... in order to redecorate it...
 
These are the new wallpaper- parts, cut from decorative paper...
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... slightly refined...
 
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... and finally wallpapered...
 
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Here is another detail, so that the chimney makes sense...
... and for the cold days... ;)

... an old barrel and a few small things...
 
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... complete and refined...
 
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... with some iron Color...
 
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... and installed in its place...
 
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Hope, you like it.
 
 
 
 
 

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Initially, I thought the most difficult in this project, will be the roof....
 
... simply bend a plate and stick it to the lodge...
 
... would be a possibility...
 
... but, well, what is about the structure?
 

Hmm...
 

It started with a "matching" PVC pipe...
 
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... edited it outside and inside on the lathe...
 
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... I cut it then in the length, slightly more than half of the diameter, about 2mm over the radius, and cut off a piece, about the same angle, on front and rear...
 
...  inside, the two lines show, where the house will have its place...
 
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Outside, I first sketched with a scriber, a structure...
 
Then I worked out the wells, first rough with my Dremel...
 
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... and after that, refined all with different files and sandpaper...
 
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... now it's ready and primed for painting...
 
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Hope, you like it.
 
 
 
 
 

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Wow, great work I had this kit when I was 11 some 46 years ago.  I remember this kit well and would love to see it reissued again but until that day I will watch you build yours.  Well done it looks good.

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Thank`s Dan! B)
 
 
 
I had some time to finish this Roof...

Dry brush with various Colors...
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... a little more refined...
 
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... from below / inside...
 
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... this is a metal sleeve...
 
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... shortened to the desired length...
 
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... and planted at the final Destination...
 
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Hope, you like it.
 
 
 

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The house and roof are now united...
 
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And here is another example, a lot of work that is at the end, not really noticed...

I edit each spoke from the inner side with my scalpel knife, to let the whole appear a little slimmer...
 
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For the round Windows, I had to try a little, until I could punch out the appropriate diameter...
 
These, with the white protective film are made of Makrolon®, and these, with the blue are made of PET...
 
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... i turned four aluminum rings, with a small escarpment...
 
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... these are the parts required for a window...
 
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... primed the rings...
 
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... painted...
 
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... and installed at the back...
 
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... to the front...
 
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... and the view from the inside...
 
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Hope, you like it.
 
 
 

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