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Post by mopar68 on Wed 25 May 2011, 9:27 pm

Looking good mate, great job with the clay. Can't wait to see it in styrene Very Happy
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Post by allan on Fri 27 May 2011, 9:19 am

getting there with this one.
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Post by tezza43 on Fri 27 May 2011, 10:31 am

It's really starting to shape up now. This build reminds me of the old movie serials - I can't wait for the next chapter. Very Happy

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Post by Paul on Fri 27 May 2011, 8:35 pm

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Re: XE Falcon S-Pack ** wheels rolling on dusty roads **

Post by Kane on Mon 30 May 2011, 9:56 pm

Awesome scratch building work Shawn, looks perfect to me.
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Post by modelmaker on Thu 02 Jun 2011, 9:09 am

From one Sean/Shawn to another thats some seriously nice work your doing there!

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Re: XE Falcon S-Pack ** wheels rolling on dusty roads **

Post by ShawnS on Thu 02 Jun 2011, 4:52 pm

Thanks Guys. I've been struggling with a head cold this week so not in the mood to do too much modelling. I have managed to get the trim around the tail lights done though.
I took a strip of evergreen and bent it into shape and glued it in place.


When the glue dried I sanded it to the width I wanted.

Mocked up with the dummy tail lights and centre panel in place.



Time to get back to the front end again or this thing will be going nowhere.

Stay tuned next time for another episode of-- The Neverending Model.
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Re: XE Falcon S-Pack ** wheels rolling on dusty roads **

Post by mopar68 on Thu 02 Jun 2011, 5:07 pm

Looking great Shawn, how do you get the styrene sheet to hold its shape when you bend it? Do you use heat?
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Re: XE Falcon S-Pack ** wheels rolling on dusty roads **

Post by ShawnS on Thu 02 Jun 2011, 5:18 pm

Nup, no heat on this one. Just bent the sucker and stuffed it in there. You can see in the first photo that it's more open than it needs to be. Naturally once it's glued in to place it keeps it's shape.

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Post by mopar68 on Thu 02 Jun 2011, 5:28 pm

Ok cool, so you just bend slowly to get the shape? Normally when I try to bend anything thicker then .5mm without heat it snaps.
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Post by ShawnS on Thu 02 Jun 2011, 7:01 pm

Yep, just massage it until it gets to where you can work with it.
I just had a quick check and it looks like I used .4mm. I'm with you on the thicker stuff breaking easy so that's when I use a quick wave over the candle flame to get it to comply.

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Post by allan on Thu 02 Jun 2011, 9:19 pm

can not wait untill the next part its so jaw droping good popcorn twothumbsup
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Post by mopar68 on Thu 02 Jun 2011, 9:25 pm

Cool thanks for the info mate. Now I'll sit back and continue to watch amazed Smile
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Post by ProBee on Thu 02 Jun 2011, 10:07 pm

Top work. Lovin' it. greatwork greatwork popcorn
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Post by PTEAZA on Fri 03 Jun 2011, 6:49 am

THATS AMAZING Very Happy
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Post by xm-221 on Tue 07 Jun 2011, 9:17 pm

Love this build, Shawn if you want bulk photo's taken of a full size car just let me know mate, I've got an XE Eclipse and have an XD ESP at work at the moment. I'll even take measurements so you can scale it down properly.

One thing I've picked though, the centre panel between the tail lights is actually flush with the garnish that runs under the tail lights (no step at the bottom). Tail lights also sit proud of everything around them as well.


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Post by allan on Wed 08 Jun 2011, 7:31 pm

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Re: XE Falcon S-Pack ** wheels rolling on dusty roads **

Post by ShawnS on Wed 08 Jun 2011, 7:54 pm

xm-221 wrote:Love this build, Shawn if you want bulk photo's taken of a full size car just let me know mate, I've got an XE Eclipse and have an XD ESP at work at the moment. I'll even take measurements so you can scale it down properly.

One thing I've picked though, the centre panel between the tail lights is actually flush with the garnish that runs under the tail lights (no step at the bottom). Tail lights also sit proud of everything around them as well.


No wukkas, Don't sweat the tail lights or the centre panel just yet as they're just dummies that I'm using for mock up purposes. Keep me informed of anything else though.
I might take you up on the measurements offer and ask if you can tell me the width of the bonnet and boot. I feel that I may have short changed myself with the overall width of the car so I would love to find out where I stand in that department before I glue everything else into place.

I've been plugging away at the front end again, this time in styrene.



It's still a bit too square for my liking and the sides of the air dam come in way too much so I'll have to fix that as well.
It's getting closer though.

Any thoughts guys?
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Re: XE Falcon S-Pack ** wheels rolling on dusty roads **

Post by Kane on Wed 08 Jun 2011, 9:27 pm

ShawnS wrote:Any thoughts guys?
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Re: XE Falcon S-Pack ** wheels rolling on dusty roads **

Post by ChevyFan on Thu 09 Jun 2011, 11:40 am

Kane wrote:
ShawnS wrote:Any thoughts guys?
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Wow!

x2.

Can't wait to see this finished up. You're probably taking more effort into putting this together than ford did with the original. Very Happy Looks great.
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Post by aussie muscle on Sat 11 Jun 2011, 8:59 pm

i must say that's an awesome bit of scratchbuilding. it looks particularly good, but i think you're struggling with the front because you've got the headlights too tall.
in this pic, the hood extension (front of it) also looks too tall compared to the photo behind, so maybe the dimensions of the entire front is slightly too much. Either way it's awesome job and i want one.
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Post by allan on Sat 11 Jun 2011, 9:51 pm

A+ popcorn bigthumbsup
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Re: XE Falcon S-Pack ** wheels rolling on dusty roads **

Post by ShawnS on Sun 12 Jun 2011, 10:27 am

aussie muscle wrote:i must say that's an awesome bit of scratchbuilding. it looks particularly good, but i think you're struggling with the front because you've got the headlights too tall.
in this pic, the hood extension (front of it) also looks too tall compared to the photo behind, so maybe the dimensions of the entire front is slightly too much. Either way it's awesome job and i want one.

It's actually the whole front end that's bung. It looks way over scale compared to the rest of it, sort of like a 1:24 scale nose on a 1:25 body. The area between the indicator reccesses and the wheel arches is too long and the nose is a touch too tall (as you say). I'm working on that this weekend.
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Post by xm-221 on Sun 12 Jun 2011, 7:30 pm

PM sent with some measurements for you Shawn.

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Post by ADAMTEP on Tue 14 Jun 2011, 4:09 pm

Brilliant work buddy, amazing stuff!! Not bad for a ford, lol!
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