hacking up some late models

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gonna start on the o6 camaro concept first with the 09 challenger right behind it. Be doing funny car and pro mod bodies out of both of them. They will be retaining as much as the factory look as possible eg they will still look like a camaro and challenger ( I hope) when I'm done. Couple of teaser shots, but I will be getting straight into the body work on these

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Let the cutting begin !!!!!

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You mean you're going to make modern funny car bodies that actually look like the cars they're supposed to be? That's an original thought that if the 1:1 folks would do, I might watch them.

I'm looking forward to seeing them.

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Thanks guys, Mike , thats be the plan.ya'll can tell me if ya think I'm pulling it off

Straight after the first post I headed to the room with saw in hand

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That is looking very good.

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that is looking awesomeee

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So far, so good Brett, pretty cool idea, now you said to start this here thing, that you were building 1 as a F/C & 1 as a P/M, but both are pictured next to a F/C chassis, from looking at the folowing pics, I take it the Camaro is going to be the F/C & the Challenger the P/M, either way, both sound like really good builds & I'll be sure to check them both out, keep up the good work.

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Richard, look at the pics again, the first pic of the camaro, the first of the challenger. They're both sitting on pro sportsman chassis to give me a feel (if you like) for where I'm headed with them. Both will be stretched, wedged and chopped a little to more resemble more mordernish type bodies but maybe not quite as extreme as the current wave of cars that IMHO are looking more and more like shapeless modern day funny cars. What I'm hoping to achieve are cars with modern design elements pertaining to their respective classes that still resemble the factory version without having to rely on grilles or badges to identify them . One problem I have is, at the speed which I get stuff done( re impatience ), its often a little late for others to offer advice or opinions, But I'm always open to either even if I have to pull something back apart to redo it. With the funnycars the engines will be moved forward in the chassis a little so the blower etc just clear the bottom of the windscreen which I hadnt allowed for when cutting out the zoomie openings as its something I have just decided on. Not a huge deal but goes to show I'm not afraid of redoing things to get them right. Instead of adding a wedge at least to the camaro fc I'll be taking one out not sure how much at this stage but probably about 6mm at the front, I thing the body looks too thick along the sides.

Opinions????????? Will be working on other stuff today so feel free to post them up.

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You are right Brett, must be why I have to wear glasses! LOL!, I'll be watching (better now) these 2 builds, they both sound & look good!

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Had to start on the chassis and engine so I could finish the work on the hood

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wedged the bottom of the body a bit while I was waiting for things to dry

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got to make up the front spoiler and the rear wing next

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also got to try and lower the engine profile quite a bit

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It's looking real nice Brett, injector hat looks really cool sitting up there with that body!

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decided on metallic red with black stripes ( I think lol) got a bit or putty on last night and sanded it back off this morning, found the couple of low spots I was sure it had so have re puttied them up, also built the front spoiler and have done some frame work

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The Camaro is looking good so far Brett, must say, that roofline looks really low.

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That is going to be wild.

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Had to start on the chassis and engine so I could finish the work on the hood

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wedged the bottom of the body a bit while I was waiting for things to dry

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got to make up the front spoiler and the rear wing next

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also got to try and lower the engine profile quite a bit

Brett,

Looks great will be following.

What chassis are you using with the camaro?

bobthehobbyguy

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getting closer

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bit of work on both guard extensions still but not to bad

Richard, since I outlawed the wedge with a bubble look lol I went for the long slow sleek look.

Bob, I'm using a revell avenger chassis but have moved the motor forward, not going to be overly detailed but the body's supposed to be the main focus here

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The body is looking good Brett, can't wait to see this Camaro all done! (no rush, make sure to take your time!)

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First color on today

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Body looks great, color looks great.

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The Camaro is looking good Brett, nice color too!

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thanks guys,spayed the stripes yesterday and redid the orange slightly darker today, will wet sand the edges and then clear tomorrow

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The paint is coming out nice Brett, like the striping!

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Thanks :), finally made my decals up for this one

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The decals came out good Brett, the orange/black paint go well together.

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calling it done though I need to install the head and tail light lenses (plain forgot to til I finished taking the pics doh)

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