building the cars from cars

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as some of you may know from an under glass post a few weeks back I've taken to building some of the cars from cars( the movie)The sheriff is done and Docs almost finished. Alcladed the modified front bumper( one of my bet Alclad jobs at that, picked it up with a piece of soft cotton cloth only to find the black underneath was still quite tacky 213625.gif ) so its been stripped and I'll re-paint this weekend.

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so after my set back with Doc yesterday I decided to start on mater, using a 55 chev cameo as the starting point. Just going to post up pics but if you wanna know how I did something just ask

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some liberties have been taken and some details fudged a little but I think he'll look the part

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Oh no. Its the ghost light.

Any parent with the cars dvd would know what im talking about

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Now thats cool!

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These are gonna be awesome! Definitely going to be watching these builds!!! B)

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Cool, can't wait to see more.

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Oh no. Its the ghost light.

Any parent with the cars dvd would know what im talking about

LOL, I do! Great job so far; will have to show my son.

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Love Tow Mater!

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Those are looking good ... a fun build for sure! :blink:

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I would venture to say that you're probably having more fun than anyone else on this forum. :lol:

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Looking great - and Shardik is probably right.

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make the king please! and figure out what lightning would be

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Very cool and creative build Brett...

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Oh no. Its the ghost light.

Any parent with the cars dvd would know what im talking about

That movie is my Grandson's favorite (age 2). Just watched it again this evening for the umpteenth time, including "Ghost Light.

Love these models, Brett!

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thanks guys, Having fun with mater at least. the King, Chick Hicks, Filmore and the Sarge, Sally, Ramone and The Snot rod and lastly but not the least Lghtning are the cars I already have to build.

Lightning is based on a c6 vette with a lot of generic nascar stylings thrown in from what I've found out so thats what I'm basing him on. If I can find what I need at a reasonable price I'll happily do any of the others but 11of the cast from what I have so far isnt too bad. ANYHOW bit of color thrown about today

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Simply fantastic!! Amazing job!! I know "I" love that movie and all the Mater Tales!!! :lol: KUTGW!!

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Very cool, my kid loves it already :lol:

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Brett you have taken the challenge and you have so far done an excellent job. Keep it coming

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Nice paint Brett, your doing some really good work...

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Man Brett! You are doing just awesome work here! Cant wait to see Sally! :wub:

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thanks guys, appreciate the nice comments,

gotta few little touchups to and find some wheels but he's edged quite quickly towards the finish line today

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Such a creative idea, they're amazing! I'm jealous of your skills :D

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Looks like great fun... :) :)

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Anyone who can look at that and not grin needs their pulse checked :) .

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I like this car a lot. Should see the movie for his friends :)

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thanks guys, appreciate it. As I seeminly become more of a starter than finisher of builds, here's the progress on Sally and the start of Lightning Mc Queen. Sally being a Porshce 911 GT3, Tamiya kit relatively box stock plus a little body work.

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almost ready for the paint booth now

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and Lightning, have started with a 2010 ZR1 corvette. Filling holes he dosen't need

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I've done bigger (or worse ,depending on how you look at it) body mods before so will start smoothing him out later on today.

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