[[Template core/front/global/utilitiesMenu does not exist. This theme may be out of date. Run the support tool in the AdminCP to restore the default theme.]]
  • Announcements

    • Dave Ambrose

      Board Status   07/20/2018

      I'm scheduling a maintenance window tonight starting at 9PM Pacific Daylight time. Might be down for a while, so you west coasters should plan on building something tonight. 
echoxrayniner

Crafting up decal sheets(for mostly late 70s, 80s & 90s models so far)(Updated: July 21st, last post)

Recommended Posts

On 7/9/2018 at 5:21 PM, echoxrayniner said:

 

@Jordan White; Definitely! I've been wanting to do some wacky 1970s GMCs and Chevrolets like for instance the Spirit of '76 C/K, so the Desert Fox is something I also really wanna get done.

Oh, and if you haven't come across them already, here are a couple pages which show the various decal packages for the '73-'87 trucks over the years that would help you out!

https://autowise.com/all-of-73-87-chevy-and-gmc-special-edition-pickup-trucks-part-i/

https://autowise.com/all-of-73-87-chevy-and-gmc-special-edition-pickup-trucks-part-ii/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@Oldcarfan27; I'm pretty much only doing the decals utterly in hopes of someone getting inspired enough or something along those lines to get a Buick Century body out there(same case for the series of Cutlass decals I'm doing for the post-'75 models and Chevelle Lagunas), aside from that to scratch the proverbial creative itch. Not to mention I can't help but loving it, so maybe! There's lots of folks practically begging for non-NASCAR A-body Oldsmobiles, Chevrolets and the likes so part of me is hoping I can spark a flame of sorts. And actually, you raise a good point about the tailgate panel on the Chevrolet, it's got a bit of a striped pattern in the panel, maybe it's brushed aluminum or something? Either way, I have no idea how well I can attempt to replicate it so it remains visible on small scale, I'mma get on doing some test-ish stuff to see what I can get done. Also thanks for the heads up on the EFI badges, I'd forgotten to do a bunch of Suburban badges so I've got reason to revisit already!

And actually, thanks for the pile of ideas for the F-150s and the Pintos, especially. I've bought the Firestone F-150 and the MPC Pinto Wagon just to do 'em all at some point hah!

@Can-Con; I've tried to source as much as I possibly could on that thing to do it proper right off, the pattern and the bird are easy, the real trick is gonna be translating the bright colors to print. It's always a bit funky, there's a bit of a guessing game how light you gotta go with one thing(on print it ends up darker by a fair notch) and how much lighter and/or darker the next color should be, but despite it I'm gonna try and see it through, love the Indy 500 Pace Cars but this one always stood out to be something fierce, I absolutely love it. And thanks for the heads up on the Skyhawk, I knew there was a Buick brother of the Monza but I had no clue it got a Free Spirit edition of its own, especially motivated for the Skyhawk given I've got the new AMT Monza 2+2 that I wished to turn into a Spyder but alas, no wing and the likes... Just stock or that ultra goofy looking body kit, but now I know there's a Free Spirit edition... Oh yes.

@Jordan White; Ahh you beautiful man, you! I found a very similar article on Car and Driver that for some idiotic reason(hell the whole website is) forbidden to be shown in... Europe. Screw us, eh. But now thanks to you I got a nice overview to work with!

As a whole, I've added these to the(over 220 strong item) list for the time being, with more of the unique edition trucks and possibly some vans as well in the future:

1975 GMC Sierra Grande Beau James & Gentleman James Editions(1/24)

1976 Chevrolet C/K Spirit of '76(1/24)

1976 Buick Skyhawk Free Spirit(1/25)

1976 GMC Sierra Classic Impact Edition(1/24)

1977 GMC Sierra Desert Fox(1/24)

1977 GMC Sierra Classic Sarge Edition(1/24)

1978 Ford Pinto Cruising Wagon “Standard Version”(1/25)

1978 Ford Pinto Cruising Wagon “Special Version”(1/25)

1979 Ford F-150 Freewheelin'(1/25)

1980 Ford Pinto Squire Rallye(1/25)

Oh and should point out that I'm desperately wanting to do the 1979 Dodge Little Red Express and Midnite Express stepside trucks, I got all the stuff I need to properly do them besides a body to work with. If anyone could be so kind to run me a scan on the ever-so-old '79 MPC kit(or pictures alongside a ruler), I would be literally eternally grateful!

 

Edited by echoxrayniner

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Speaking of Indy Pace Cars, I got to see an original '81 regal turbo replica. One of the ones sold to the general public at the Atlantic Nationals car show last weekend.

Not restored, weathered paint and decals and all. Pretty cool.

Image result for 1981 buick pace car

Not this  one but the same.

Image result for 1981 buick pace car

Edited by Can-Con

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Love the Chevy truck sheet!! Any chance of including the 1973-1974 plain - Jane emblems such as these in the future?

chev emblem.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I already had ideas of doing the '81 Turbo Regal Pace Car, not to mention it's not too incredibly difficult to replicate for what its worth. Gonna add it to the ever growing list, hah! And yes, I'm gonna be adding the '73-'74 emblems as well at some point, I cut it off at '75 due to the wide availability of those emblems but I apparently already added a '73-'74 K5 Blazer emblem so, might as well get 'em all right.

And mini-update, the Cutlass-ing has begun now I have the Jo-Han promo:

1973 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442:
73Cutlass442-vi.jpg

1975 Buick Century "Free Spirit" '75 Indy 500 Pace Car:
75CenturyPaceCar1-vi.jpg

Onwards to the '74 through '77 Olds 442's and the Hurst/Olds inbetween, '76 Century, '76 Skyhawk, the GMCs and Chevy pickups and inbetween a giant, gargantuan, 1/8th scale Firebird.

 

 

Edited by echoxrayniner

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, echoxrayniner said:

1975 Buick Century "Free Spirit" '75 Indy 500 Pace Car:
75CenturyPaceCar1-vi.jpg

Your Buick Pace car sets are Epic! The only bummer is it's the "cart before the horse" kind of thing. But I love them anyway.

BTW - I've been working on a scratchbuild replica of my parents 73 Century Luxus for quite some time now, this might be my inspiration to get it finished. Do you know somebody reputable who'd want to make a mold of it?

The 81 Regal is totally do-able. Will you scale it for the 1/24 kit, and will it have decals for both the Actual and Replica Pace cars? I've wanted to do both of those for decades now. Do you have a price on that sheet yet?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't know if anyone else does these, but I like you're designs so keep these in mind,

Especially since you brought up Oldsmobiles and Chevelles....

898f44da6d3bc5977fb4587c28e1ba15-700.jpg.27b718fa9d04f5b02f5ac79720fee504.jpg

1699_1970_Oldsmobile_Rallye_350_Folder-02-03_low_res.jpg.01665660278bd16815473078b2caad9f.jpg

3489698284_5fd4e3bc3e.jpg.7eacb5989f460153a65aaf7f1cf82160.jpg

I know Fred Cady used to make the 442 W30 and Ralley 350, but since he's OOB and as far as I know, no one makes the stripes for the Laguna. Although, many builders have converted the race car into the stocker.

Again, I have a conversion done for the Ralley and the Laguna, but they need the stripes. 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ron, I would gladly take that "forlorn" '68 off your hands so you wouldn't have to ever look at such a wretched thing again! LOL!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

echoxrayniner, have you made a listing of all your decals yet? You are doing so many great ones it is hard to keep up with all of them. A list could be done in Microsoft Excel or in Libre Office (a Free program) that you could update as needed. Then post a link to the list that anyone could download. I know I haven't been able to keep up due to times I have had to stay in bed due to back and hip issues. I know how Gregg feels now!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah thats one way, I scribbled up a couple ways to see what the total inventory is at the moment, either via PDF download(clicksy) or that page mentioned above. I also created a Fotki page for easier overview as well: https://public.fotki.com/RaysKits/ . For the most part I wanna clean up the main page with better formatting and such but ho-boy, I totally seemed to have bricked it, any edit(even just opening it and saving it) just errors it out >.<

Also I got two versions of the '75 Laguna S-3 coming up, one stock and one stock but adjusted to go around the fender of the NASCAR MPC Chevelle kit.

Edited by echoxrayniner

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd be interested in a nice set of 79 Mustang Pace Car decals:

79-pace01.jpg.61d10903951b6ccacfb613dbcee3d9f8.jpg

 

And the "Official Truck" would be awesome too:

1435035357.jpg.a588cf3e0a645992c4944e280bfceb48.jpg

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Since I got that Firestone F-150 kit coming my way I might as well do the F-150 Pace Truck, and of course the '79 Mustang Pace Car to go with the Cobra and GT versions I got coming up. And small update time, I ruined my hand the other day(painfully as hell too) so working on the decals' slower than ever before, but I'm still going on albeit at a glacial pace(churning out a sheet or so a day at this rate, not even counting requests and commissions) and going down a long, long list. Also as per previous post, a total list can be seen at either:
- Fotki;
- My own website;
- This Inventory PDF(without pretty pictures).

As for the new sheets;

1970 AMC Javelin SST Mark Donohue:
70JavelinSSTMarkDonohue-vi.jpg

1973 Oldsmobile Cutlass S Hurst/Olds:
73CutlassHurstOlds-vi.jpg

1974 Oldsmobile Cutlass S Hurst/Olds:
74CutlassHurstOlds-vi.jpg

1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Special Edition:
77FirebirdTASE-vi.jpg

1976 Ford Mustang II Cobra II(big, big thanks to Missing Link for the resin pieces):
76MustangIICobraII-vi.jpg

1978 Ford Mustang II Cobra II(don't worry, any color combo is available, I just always kind of liked the weird green):
78MustangIICobraII-vi.jpg

1976 Buick Century "Free Spirit" '76 Indy 500 Pace Car(mah baby):
76CenturyPaceCar-vi.jpg

And the gargantuan amount of new tire decals:
wlt.jpg
wlt2.jpg

... Back to work.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now