BioMech C-300 Chrysler

43 posts in this topic

Posted · Report post

Greetings, my fellow styrene-addicts . . . here's the latest creation to roll out of the lab-rat-ory: Enjoy!

IMG_5173-vi.jpg

IMG_5182-vi.jpg

IMG_5185-vi.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Here are a couple more . . .

IMG_5167-vi.jpg

IMG_5168-vi.jpg

016-vi.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

ok... from the "I gotta be totally honest" department: Not a fan of the cartoony ginormous wheels...

But that paint job is something else! :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Your honesty is appreciated, Harry. Had I known these wheels were going to raise it this high, I would have gone for something more conservative, but they fought me so hard, I ended up using 2 part epoxy to glue them in place, and you know what that means! :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Not a criticism, V... just my personal bias. The model looks very cool, and I am a BIG fan of those old Chryslers... when I was a little kid my mom's cousin had one and I remember riding in it. The dashboard gauges had a really cool glass "dome" over them and a "glowing" kind of green lighting setup that I still remember to this day! :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

i gotta say, that paint job is pretty crazy. :) always look forward to your builds. creative is the first word to start with. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

That is wrong in so many right ways. Or something like that. Well done!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

I like all those colors. They look good together. I agree with Harry about wheels. All in all great work Crancy. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Thanks, everyone. Harry, I like the fact that the lights would glow green in the real car. I found it's a finicky kit, but a great one, and certainly not the last I will build . . .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

WoW .. that paint!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

That is some paint job. I think I like it. ;)

STewart

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

You are not going to believe this, but the paint seemed like the easiest part of building the kit. The windshields fought me, the chassis did too, and then the exhaust almost didn't fit because I had modified the rear suspension so that it would ride lower, and then I remembered that I was putting big wheels on it . . .

Next one is going to be much, much lower to the ground!

Thanks all for the kind words.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

amazing paint job there dr. crank....amazing

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Well now...that is one wild 300 Dr. C. I'm kinda with the consensus about the wheels, but it's still a real attn. getter especially with that awsome paint work!cool.gifbiggrin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

This is just not off the hook, it's right out of the tackle box, bad, amazing paint work, ugh a lil on the wheels, but still hit's it out of the ball park, just awesome.....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

WOW, I especially like the true flame smoke detail.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Holy smokes Virgil!!!!!! Just an awesome job on this one, the green really works with the copper, brass and chrome.

Am I seeing rr tracks ;););)

Love it!!! Randy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

i like it, specially the wheel backing thing that you made, thats a 1st for me

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Thanks, everyone. Jose, I didn't make the backings, or brake dust covers as they call 'em . . . I got them from the Revell Donk kits. They happened to fit the wheels I was using perfectly. So I lucked out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

A fine one in the characteristic Cranky style. super.gif I really dig the detail colors you chose for the engine and firewall area and the chrome chassis is a nice showy touch. Your interiors are often passed over because of the impact of the exterior paint jobs but I like that one, too. So here's a question: With all the nice inside stuff goin' on, were you able to build the model so you can take it apart to show it off, or did you grab that last pic before final assembly?

BTW, I think in general the current trend of oversize wheels and rubber band tires have a real problem, esthetically. Over the years we seem to have painted ourselves into some sort of corner. When contemporary car designers do sketches and renderings they inevitably do them with those skinny tires and huge open-spoked wheels. They proportion the wheel openings and body proportions accordingly. More and more, as those sketches are translated into sheet metal, the final product assumes those larger wheels. Unfortunately the older bodywork was designed before this trend and often those wheels and tires just look goofy on them. I understand the intent of the statement they make, but it's a delicate line in choosing the right proportions to have contemporary looking wheels and tires that look right on an Old School body. In general I've noticed that around 19" or so in the wheel department is just about all these designs can stand. And extreme lowering helps a lot by burying them under the fenders.

Anyway, thanx for another cool lookin' build...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Great commentary, buddy, thanks. You bring up a good point. I normally like to make my build more playful than this, in other words, I usually don't glue too much down because I do like to take things apart . . . but with this build, I felt that it was s bit more delicate in that the ends of the frame tuck into the bumper wells, so it was a bit tricky to get the thing to sit down on the chassis. And I noticed the front and rear glass have a really thick lip that takes up space.

But these are issues that most of the time I learn to deal with over a series of builds. I still think that it's hard to beat the beauty and simplicity of working with say, the new '49 Merc, or the Willys, etc . . . those kits just fall into place.

I don't necessarily like big wheels, but I felt that for this build having something a bit different would make the whole thing more noticeable and striking . . .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

NICE PAINT!!!!,VERY CREATIVE!!!!!,,,NEVER HURTS TO BE DIFFERENT!!!,,It's great to see something different and to try new things,,i like it!!!!

John V.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Thanks, John . . . I appreciate the sentiment. Yeah, when I look on my shelf and I see the 14 or so Mercs and 8 or so '32s and 10 or so Willys, I think, yeah, I gotta do something different! B):P:D:o

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

VERY NICE doc

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

WOW! That's one heck of a paint job. I love the graphics. You Rock Cranky B);)

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