custom weathered panelvan

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hi all ,

i started with this mercedes lieferwagen kit , and turned it into a rusted panelrod
it was a quick thing only build 2 full days on it

the boxart / kit , this kit was like this all separate , got it in a bigger stash buy

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the content

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i removed the rear arches and used revell 32 ford arches , made custom runing boards and cut the original front wings open ...

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then painted it old green and got it high gloss

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the paint was hard or so i thought ... when fitting the chassis and interiour i held the body with a cloth
so i would not have fingerprints on the gloss ...
in the end there was a slight imprint of the cloth structure in the paint because i had to aply pressure to the chassis for the glue to set ..
some would have thought .. leave it and on pics it would not have been visible ..
but i was like grrrr and in the end made the hood rusted ...
then looking at it i felt the contrast was way to big , such high gloss and then a completely rusted hood ..
that looked to forced

so i just made the whole car rusted :)

here is the end result

the white walls are hand painted by me with enamel paint and got a wash over them , made the visor from styrene (old front bumpers)

made a custom grille with v8 logo in the middle and some real mesh behind it and cut some lenses for the taillights


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the rear fender shape (the ducktale) dont start about that hahaha i hate it myself but i onl have 2 fenders left and they are both the same side , otherwise i would have lengthened them so they run through..
so yes the rear fenders look weird i know :)

Edited by crazyrichard

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some inbetween pics

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the scratch build grille with v8 logo (all scrap styrene from kits) made the 8 from 2 round circles

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some in the garage

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on this pic you see the more rough rust structure i started with and on the first post you see i downtoned that a bit

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real quick build but it was way fun :)

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Posted · Report post

is it that bad :lol::D

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I like it. Looks good and rusty.

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Be careful displaying that with the For Sale signs on it. I buy 1:1s that look like that ! :)

Great work and it only makes me more determined to find a few of those in the US

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thnx guys and well maybe some day i build a rusted model and try to sell it to you as a 1:1 , good test for realism :lol:

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Lookin' good. Like your garage also.

Mark

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Very nice work Richard B)

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Nice build, and the diorama looks good too

Edited by Bigfordguy

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thnx guys

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I think it looks better in that garage/shop than a shiny one would. They really seem to compliment each other.

David G.

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thnx :)

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Sharp! Both the panel van & The diorama.

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