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  1. Amazing work! I've been following along since you started this build. This just amazes me and inspires me to build better models. Thank you for sharing your amazing talents with us.
  2. This build is amazing S.M. The level of detail is amazing and spot on. Keep up the great work! Harry P. I have to agree with S.M. on the E-Brake clearance as my Fiero's E-Brake when door is closed has .75" clearance between handle and door and .50" between handle and seat. Granted, I have relatively small hands (especially for a man of 5'6"), but a friend of mine who's hands are like a Giant's has no issue with the E-Brake's clearance (just the leg room but that's an entirely different matter).
  3. Ok, I thank everyone who has been following along this wild ride. This build was suppose to be simple, but quickly turned into a monster. My 1:1 76 Nova wasn't a standard, so the grill had to go. I took some flat stock, round stock, window screen, and some clear sprue to come up with a presentable representation of a Nova SS grill. But then it hit me! Those hideous headlights! They had to go! Too small, and looked like doll eyes. So I routed around and found a pair of lights and second hand buckets to go in their place. Much better in my book! With that sorted, I found a radiator i
  4. Amazingly only one goof! Something I can live with and I'm not going to point it out because if I do, then it becomes apparent. LoL I could fix it but I'm afraid of making a mess out of a good job. So I'll leave it as is. Yes, the tires did come from the '66 Velle Flip Front. I'm still digging for a better set of front tires. I'm sure I got a set, just gotta figure out where. LoL
  5. Thanx everyone for the compliments and comments. Well, y'all were warned. The radiator support wasn't up to my criticism. And to whom ever told me "If you don't like the current mousetrap, then go build a better one!" didn't know me to well. LoL And that is what I did. I made a more reasonable rendition of the radiator support using a few 35mm photos I do have of my Nova. I even scratched out the hood latch support and bracket. Simple, but effective. LoL The hole in the grill is next to be fixed. Mine wasn't a standard grill. And yes the hood still fits and shuts like it's suppose t
  6. Thanx everyone first off! Now down to business. On my 1:1 '76 Nova I had everything tucked in nice and tight. So I took the second axle in the kit and narrowed it down to bring things in closer to the frame. Then I opened the rear wheel arches some so the tires wouldn't be obstructed by them. Did this just like the original car. I had 10 lug/hole aluminum look wheels on the rear. So I wanted to imitate that here. So found some rims with li'l indentations in them and drilled them out with a small bit. Left the lugs in tacked then painted the rims silver/aluminum in color. And then
  7. With things coming up close to a couple of projects needing paint. I figured I'm pull this one on out of the dust. Well, I bought this AMT/ERTL 1976 Nova Hatchback about 6 years ago along with a couple of other kits for $1.50 at a yard sale. The doors and hatch were already opened, a few fiddly bits were off the sprue but nothing really assembled. So, I'm going to try my best from memory to build the one of 2 1976 Novas I had. One being a Hatchback the other a 2 door Sedan. So lets get started shall we? First Box Shot along with the kit and various parts. Trying to figure out stance.
  8. David, I'm aware of the roller situation. When I first did them I was planning on putting something on the floor, but seeing how close the floor is being level with the rear bumper I don't want to cut up and ruin another floor. Plus the "Casket Stop Rails" are too thick, but the rollers are level with them. I can easily fudge and say the crank handle has raised them for easier casket removal. LoL I'm still not sure. I do plan on putting some material inside the casket to make it appropriate. I'm still working ideas in my head. LoL Well, thanx to everyone who has commented on this
  9. Continued ................ Then I took .020 square rod and made the decorative trim for the coffin, .060 solid rod for the handle braces, and I'm using paperclips to make the handles. A few posed on the rear of the car. Enjoy!!
  10. Thanx everyone! I'm chugglin' along with this one! LoL Since I am having issues with the rear door hinges. I'm just going to leave the door open to display all the hard work on the interior. And since I have a lot of empty space what is the best way to fill it up. Make a casket/coffin! I got the dimensions online off Google and used a scale calculator to shrink things to size. Then I got some .060 sheet and .040 solid rod, cut everything to length, then glued everything up and left it over night to dry nice and tight. Then I started shaping things to form the casket. Oh, yeah! I
  11. Thanx everyone for the comments and compliments! Well I had a bit of a hiccup with hinging the rear door, it seems its either open or close but no swing. I tried multiple location points and many different hinges and nothing works. Oh well, I'm going to display it open anyways as the interior is coming along smashingly! I made the Rollers with Half Round glued to .010 Styrene Sheet and then I used .040 styrene strips to make the coffin stop/slide rails. I'll later foil these for some shiny bits in the rear end. LoL I drilled holes in it for multiple location points. I hand crafted and scul
  12. Amazing work Harry! I watch in silence as words can't describe the "In Aww" that I am over the realism and overall craftsmanship of your skills on these wonderful builds. Thank you for sharing.
  13. Stunning work! I've followed a lot of your work and it just amazes me! Even at this scale I'm still stunned by how realistic it looks. Great job!
  14. Thanx everyone! The comments and compliments go a long way with me and keep me motivated. I can say I've never had so much fun killing time and boredom with engineering parts and how they fit. Box stock? What's that??? LoL Ok, We start on the inside since most of the outside stuff is done. I've made the divider and rear door panels already. So now its time to build upon that and make the rear load floor and side walls. I'm toying with a couple of ideas in my head about the floor, not sure if I'm going to execute them or not. We shall see. Enough of my blabbing. Here's where I'm at so far wi
  15. That's wild! I love these off the wall Pro Streets! Reminds me of some of my 1:1 cars I built back in the day. Keep up the great work and I'm waiting to see more.
  16. Thanx for the compliments everyone! Its starting to look like a hearse now. Some "purist die-hards" wasn't happy with my High Top version. So, I lopped off 8 to 10 scale inches out of the roof. I added the vinyl roof trim, made a divider, and started the rear interior panels as well. Not much else on the body work now. Just tidy up a few things and get them ready for primer and paint. Not gonna do that just yet as I'm fiddlin' with hinges for the rear door, and the rear floor. So enjoy! The hole in between the two pieces of trim is for the third brake light that I've made from s
  17. Thanx everyone. The comments are most welcomed as they help keep me motivated. Well, the rear end came together better than I thought. I have the rear braces glued in tight, corners cut, shaved, and contoured. The roof is done the same way, and I cut the door opening a tad bigger than the hole to give me a door jamb for the door to set against. This is to show how much longer than stock the car is. And a couple of mock up shots where its on it's wheels. Not bad if I say so myself. Enjoy!
  18. Well, I've pulled this wreck out of the box to see what I can save. I had to make new sides out of one solid piece of styrene as in one move the rear body work was crushed, but the body held together like Fort Knox. So here's the improved rear body work. Now the very rear of it is going to prove challenging but I'm sure I can pull it off. LoL Think I'm going to need a new rear door. It'll get sorted. Roof attachment: Better sculpted side panels that blend better with the body: Enjoy!
  19. Thanx everyone! The compliments are most welcome and are keeping my building frenzy in full steam ahead! LoL Well, I've started working on the rear surround for the engine. Had to change up on the exhaust yet again but oh well. Nature of the beast. First up was I was thinking of accentuating just the engine because I was having such a hard time with the exhaust system, then I think I got a better plan this go around. So, I am going for an open shelf style so you can see everything in the rear. Trying to decide on a dual or single battery set up. Made the rear floor plates to cover the
  20. Gonna be sweet when done! I love these ole Foxies. Kinda miss my old 1979 Mustang Liftback. Hehe The fun we had with it back in high school. LoL
  21. Ok, after getting life in order, a big move out of the way, unpacking, and getting a bench set up now at the kitchen table ....... I'm building once again. Still haven't found all my files, but I'm sure I will once I go through the model stuff once again. Ok, here's where we are headed on the Focus SVT/Saleen. I was trying to figure out a way of getting more air into the rear of the car especially to the intake (they need air to breathe too. LoL). I looked at the wasted acreage of glass that pretty much is a viewing window for the massive engine in the rear. So I took some extra windows an
  22. Ok, After doing some searching within myself I'm back on this project! This one is proving challenging, inspiring, and fun! Well I've sorted the wheels, suspension, and some of the body mods needed. The more I build this car, the more it talks of what needs to be done! So on to the pics. The stance will be close to the way its mocked up. The rear flares I made from the body segments of a scrap body. The tires are stock but I took some scrap rims to make the Polished Lips you see on them. Rear Body Shot showing how wide the rear rubber is and the reason for the "flares."
  23. The show/contest I entered was one that was canceled back in Feb and rescheduled for this past weekend. Just a local Memphis Hobby Shop hosting something for their customers. When I asked to speak to the person in charge I was told "They are at lunch and don't know when they will return." I finally figured out who to send an email too, but haven't heard a word back yet and probably won't. I took a third car, but had to put it away as people wanted to keep picking it up and I was afraid it would walk away or worse get damaged. A mirror did get knocked off but luckily I found it. Even with signs
  24. I entered two cars in what I thought was just a show. Later I found out that all entries were being judged. When someone called out my entry numbers to explain my builds. I was told that my 1992 Cougar Cabrio looked like it was built by a 2 yr old child. Talk about heart dropping. My other build was my 1990 Ford F350 Extended Crew Cab. I was asked about it and then shot down again this time with harsher criticism. Here are my two "Childish and Toy Like" builds. 1992 Mercury Cougar XR-7 Cabrio Concept 1990 Ford F350 Extended Crew Centurion Custom
  25. Ok. I have a small update! It's one step forwards and three steps back as it always is with scratchbuilding a car from something that was originally intended one way but being changed to something else. The headers are made and seen here with part of the "Turbo Hook Up" system. Made from solder and sprue, it'll work and won't be seen much once I get the Turbos scratched up. You can also see I took a piece of a partial chassis and remade the rear end and wheel tubs. I might still have to flair out the wheel arches as the tires might stick out some. Also filled in where I cut the "seat attac
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