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Post by Torry on Fri 18 Apr 2014, 4:38 pm

These turned up in the mail a few days ago.

This crossed


With this


Should make a tough Cameo ute.






Welcome to the build. Things are only tacked together to find the mods that I need to complete the chassis along with firewall and gearbox hump mods.
The inner guards have been hacked for clearance but will be neatened up later.
Its a street rod of sorts so the wheelie bars will be ground off later.
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Post by allan on Fri 18 Apr 2014, 6:20 pm

Now that looks interesting
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Post by DeeCee on Fri 18 Apr 2014, 6:21 pm

Looking forward to seeing this one done mate, did something very similar with the same Cameo many years ago, will be watching how you go about doing yours.  Will certainly be a tough bi!ch when it's done, that's for sure.
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Post by micsmav on Sat 19 Apr 2014, 8:55 am

wowwee Love watching these builds as it inspires me to do a bit . Top looking build so far
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Re: crossbreed 55 Chev

Post by Torry on Mon 21 Apr 2014, 2:09 pm

Thanks for the reply's folks.

Chassis has worked out ok, same with the front end and role cage.
It was a nice day here so I decided to lay down 2 coats of metallic silver as my base for the candy green which is clear green mixed 50/50 with clear and thinned, all paint is tamiya.

Couldn't wait so I did a test on the diff and interior, Hope you like it.







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Post by DeeCee on Mon 21 Apr 2014, 2:32 pm

Looking good Dave, love that green too.
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Post by allan on Mon 21 Apr 2014, 3:38 pm

That's going to be a cool colour.
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Post by Torry on Mon 21 Apr 2014, 3:53 pm

allan wrote:That's going to be a cool colour.

Yeah thanks Al, I just hope that I can keep the dust off for the 20 odd coats. I might paint it in between showers that are forecast for Wednesday, I have to work outside due to my woodwork in the shed Idea The damp should help I hope.

I plan to leave the underfloor silver and thinking to leave the inside tub and engine bay silver.

I will update with a tub image soon

Cheers.

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Post by Torry on Mon 21 Apr 2014, 4:48 pm



I'm hoping the timber looks ok with silver inside of the tub, I will line the wheel tub tops with timber to hide my crappy job scratch
The wood is only sat in pozzy for the photo, Just in case you thought I was rougher than I am doh

I am having trouble with the chrome parts, should I strip them Before I go to much farther with the green or would the chrome look good, Somethink to ponder..
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Post by Torry on Mon 21 Apr 2014, 5:13 pm

DeeCee wrote:Looking good Dave, love that green too.

Thanks Dale me too, im no expert when it comes to model building or Painting, So all the advice that members can give would be appreciated.

I love candy red but its like a commodore Way to common Laughing 

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Post by DeeCee on Mon 21 Apr 2014, 5:24 pm

No need to line the tubs with timber mate, grab some sandpaper,( you would have plenty of that considering you do woodwork) smooth the edges where its joined and repaint, alot easier than trying to bent wood over the tubs. Or next time your at the hobby shop, grab some white putty, it covers all sorts of bad joins, thats why i've always got plenty in the drawer with the amount of " hacking of kits"  i do.
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Post by Torry on Tue 22 Apr 2014, 12:29 pm

Thanks Dale, I had some stop putty sitting around so I used that. another question for the experts, I have been turps to thin my paint which I am thinking now that its a mistake, I do have automotive thinners do you recommend using that, Appreciate the help. Cheers Dave..
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Post by dv8v8 on Tue 22 Apr 2014, 2:26 pm

depends on the type of paint u r using, i use turps to thin Humbrol enamels but for all others i use the paint manufacturers recomended thinners
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Post by Torry on Tue 22 Apr 2014, 4:06 pm

dv8v8 wrote:depends on the type of paint u r using, i use turps to thin Humbrol enamels but for all others i use the paint manufacturers recomended thinners

Ah right e o then. Thanks for the fast reply mate. I thought turps seemed a bit oily thats all, auto thinners could be a bit to harsh on the plastic I reckon
I hope it comes up as neat as your 55 build.

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Post by dv8v8 on Tue 22 Apr 2014, 4:29 pm

if u r not sure and worried about doin damage do a test run on a spare bonnet or roof and see how it goes ( its not my 55 )
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Post by Torry on Mon 28 Apr 2014, 2:37 pm

Gooday folks, just waiting on some detail parts for the engine and a tacho. I got the big boots under without to much trouble, Lined the tub with model ship timber and customised the dash (RHD) The flocking is model railway stuff dyed with red food colouring.
I will call this model finished Smile   









Thanks for looking

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Post by blatdriver on Tue 29 Apr 2014, 10:16 am

That looks killer, the colour is awesome  wowwee 
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Post by DeeCee on Tue 29 Apr 2014, 11:04 am

You might not like painting mate, but that has turned out a real treat especially these candy/transparent paints can be a real Biatch to do and get even. Nice work.
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Post by allan on Tue 29 Apr 2014, 11:36 am

WOW great job on the painting,nice colour.
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Post by RetrospectKustoms on Tue 29 Apr 2014, 2:50 pm

Very cool, great concept and execution
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Post by Torry on Wed 30 Apr 2014, 3:04 pm

Thanks for the thumb up on my build.

The next one will be a stock build apart from a wheel swap That way I can concentrate more on the finish and detail, I dont know why but I seem to rush my work.
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Post by zenrat on Wed 30 Apr 2014, 7:53 pm

Cool.
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Did you forget to paint the rear lights red?

Patience is probably the hardest thing to learn.  My dad always used to tell me not to rush them but I couldn't help but fiddle and poke them to see if the glue or paint had dried enough to move on.
The answer was usually no.
Nothings changed except I can now afford to have enough builds started that I can distract myself with something else instead of having to wait.

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Post by Torry on Wed 07 May 2014, 5:20 pm

[quote="zenrat"]Cool.
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Did you forget to paint the rear lights red?


Yep and still haven't lol..
I know what you mean! Is that dry yet, Ooop back to the paint shop  Laughing  Laughing 
Shit I have 2 military jets, a Tank and a model ship to finish, I'm a Gonna lol..

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The dark strips of timber are the final planking. I have used  hand crafted native hardwood for the deck fittings Very Happy  but since this is a auto forum i won't bore you.. But why not show other interests along the way..
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Post by blatdriver on Thu 08 May 2014, 9:05 am

bigthumbsup I like the ship, something different
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Post by zenrat on Thu 08 May 2014, 10:58 am

Nice.  Show it to us again when it's time to do the rigging. Twisted Evil 

I say that because i'm restoring, for his mum, a Revell Galleon my (murdered) Nephew built years ago.  I've glued back on most of the broken off masts (retaining Jason's authentic Glue Bomb style) but had come to an abrupt halt as it's time to rig the thing and quite frankly i'm slightly in awe of the task.
Originally it was done with cotton but is there a thin elastic thread I can use? (Rob stop reading now  Smile )  I have easy line for rigging my 1/72 aircraft but that's too thin.

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