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Post by The Goose on Tue 10 May 2011, 12:07 pm

Looks brilliant Shawn. You have just inspired me to do somthing with my 40 Ford that i have been putting off for two years. Good on ya mate, can't wait for more
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Post by tezza43 on Tue 10 May 2011, 12:37 pm

This just gets better and better each time I check it out. Marvellous work Shawn - take your time mate; I'm not planning to go anywhere just yet. Very Happy

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Post by allan on Tue 10 May 2011, 2:45 pm

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Post by stoongee on Tue 10 May 2011, 5:51 pm

i was just thinking maybe after u have finished building the body maybe look at making some xr lights for it that could be replacable, all you would have to do if you cast this is reshape the indicators to the more rounded shape of the xf.
just a thought but as all ways brilliant job! A+ twothumbsup

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Post by Bryce on Fri 13 May 2011, 3:13 pm

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Post by HDT143 on Sun 15 May 2011, 6:21 pm

What a great job mate well done.

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Post by mopar68 on Wed 18 May 2011, 8:46 pm

Any updates on this one?
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Post by Shoey on Thu 19 May 2011, 2:20 am

mopar68 wrote:Any updates on this one?

Yeah, I got no fingernails left from anticipation.
any longer I will have to start chewing on my fingers!
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Post by slowlylearning on Thu 19 May 2011, 9:03 am

what they said:P

shoey needs something to chase down in his vk piggy!

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Post by ProBee on Thu 19 May 2011, 9:06 am

woohoo greatwork greatwork greatwork
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Post by fat141 on Thu 19 May 2011, 10:18 am

VERY VERY clever.
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Post by ShawnS on Thu 19 May 2011, 8:56 pm

stoongee wrote:i was just thinking maybe after u have finished building the body maybe look at making some xr lights for it that could be replacable, all you would have to do if you cast this is reshape the indicators to the more rounded shape of the xf.
just a thought but as all ways brilliant job! A+ twothumbsup

Not to mention new tail lights, bumpers, mirrors and a whole new interior. I'm sure later down the line somebody somewhere will turn it into a XF. Wink Laughing

Thanks again for your support everybody. Apologies for the tardy update but my camera recently took a road trip with somebody else and I forgot to take the pics from it before it left. It's back now so I can show you last weeks work. I started working on the whole front end so I could get an idea about the finished look of it. It's going to be really tricky to give it the right angular and slightly rounded look that the XE has.
I trimmed a bit more off of the front 1/4 and had to reshape the indicator recess.


Made a nose panel and a grill for it too.

Started to make the front bumper.

The sides of the bumper are in place.

I scribed some lines onto some sheet

and stuck them on the front.

Cut out the sides of the airdam

and bent them using the scribe, bend and fill method that I used for the body sides.

Everything so far is blu-tacked in place.



I'm not happy with the look at the moment. It appears to be too square and the bumper/airdam is slightly overscale.
It's gonna be a real bitch to get the look right and I think there will be many versions coming and going before it's at a point that I'm happy with. As it's going to be the first thing that you see when you look at the finished model, It's got to be as good as I can get it.

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Post by mopar68 on Thu 19 May 2011, 9:23 pm

Shocked Absolutely fantastic work ShawnS, can't wait for more Very Happy winner
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Post by doorslammerfan on Fri 20 May 2011, 7:34 am

mopar68 wrote: Shocked Absolutely fantastic work ShawnS, can't wait for more Very Happy winner

iagree
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Post by ChevyFan on Fri 20 May 2011, 9:37 am

doorslammerfan wrote:
mopar68 wrote: Shocked Absolutely fantastic work ShawnS, can't wait for more Very Happy winner

iagree

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Post by Bryce on Fri 20 May 2011, 11:51 am

Yeah you really do have a natural talent for this stuff. Pure artistry.

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Post by gxcoupe on Fri 20 May 2011, 5:03 pm

off the hook man, you have some seruios talents, wat do you do for a living(if you dont mind me asking)

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

Post by ShawnS on Tue 24 May 2011, 7:34 pm

gxcoupe wrote:off the hook man, you have some seruios talents, wat do you do for a living(if you dont mind me asking)

Thanx. I'm a metal polisher. I don't have any sort of engineering or manufacturing (measure, cut and join) type of background. If anything I suck at that type of stuff. You know that old saying ; measure twice and cut once? well for me it's measure five times and cut, cut, re-measure, cut, swear, re-measure, re-cut, etc.. Laughing

Ok just a quick update today. I'm still working on the front end and I am struggling to get it close enough to how I want it. While I gave myself some time to think about it I decided to go back to the rear of the car and do the bumper and tail lights.


The bumper is made up of 8 separate pieces of evergreen. Here is everything Blu-tacked in place. The gap between the body and the lights is where the trims will be fitted.


I made the tail lights ages ago. I'm not really happy with those either but i'll worry about that later. I will keep working on the front and update you all later and get your opinions on it.

See ya soon.
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Post by ProBee on Tue 24 May 2011, 9:43 pm

Great work. greatwork bowdown popcorn
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Post by Shoey on Wed 25 May 2011, 12:38 am

Coming along nicely Dude, It's a shame you live so far away, would be great to sit down for a model build with ya!
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Post by mopar68 on Wed 25 May 2011, 1:51 am

Starting to look like something up the back, going well mate!
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Post by allan on Wed 25 May 2011, 8:10 am

A+ drooly popcorn
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Post by Bryce on Wed 25 May 2011, 11:36 am

Fantastic stuff.

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

Post by ShawnS on Wed 25 May 2011, 5:44 pm

While I was flicking through a mag last night I saw a picture of a clay model in a car designers studio and I had a massive brain wave and decided to check my progress by trying to build the front with clay. I used the same moulding clay that I use when I'm resin casting. It's not the easiest thing to sculpt but I got the result that I was looking for.





I finally have a vision of where the front end is headed. I really needed it too as I just wasn't convinced that I was in the ballpark for a decent looking nose.
The next step will be to make it all in plastic.

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Post by Geoff on Wed 25 May 2011, 6:11 pm

Words can't explain it.Well done mate!
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