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Post by Morrie on Fri 29 Jul 2016, 9:35 pm

Didn't know where to post progress photo's for the Rob GAS build, so I thought this might work.

I'm using the AMT Chevy Vantasy kit. its going to be pretty much all paint work, dunno what I'm going to do yet, just know its going to be custom.

Here is the shell and probably the wheels I'm going to use, might even be this low aswell.

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Post by DeeCee on Fri 29 Jul 2016, 9:56 pm

Hope it IS that low..... Smile
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Post by Deaf as on Sat 30 Jul 2016, 5:39 pm

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Post by Jerry Ol'55 on Sun 31 Jul 2016, 6:53 pm

Yup... that's what I'm gonna do... cut all my wheels in half, glue in the visible halves to a body that's sittin' on the ground, and use the other halves for another proj...Sh*t here I go again wafflin' on about these custom "lawn mowers"... rolf...Sorry guys!
But I've always been told.... never "LOWER" your standards & always aim to achieve your "HIGHEST" potential... I'm guessing this doesn't apply to car/ hotrod building? dunno
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Post by Morrie on Sun 31 Jul 2016, 8:59 pm


violin  

Um am I ment to respond to this?

Who cuts wheels in half?

Are my build to "LOW" a standard for you?

Maybe I should build kits straight out the box and boring as bat sh#t to get other people's approval instead of building them the way I want them to look.
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Post by DeeCee on Sun 31 Jul 2016, 9:54 pm

Morrie wrote:
violin  

Um am I ment to respond to this?

Who cuts wheels in half?

Are my build to "LOW" a standard for you?

Maybe I should build kits straight out the box and boring as bat sh#t to get other people's approval instead of building them the way I want them to look.


If you want my honest opinion..... well i'm gonna give it to you any way.... Smile
They are NEVER too low, if there is daylight, their sitting a tad high.... and building for yourself, is EXACTLY what i do, instructions and box stock are boring !!
As we both know, a model can sit this low, and be done properly! If cutting wheels in half even crosses ones mind, you should probably stick to box boring builds.
Leave that to those with NO imagination..   Go for it mate, challenge has been set, sit it on it guts. !!!!
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Post by Morrie on Tue 02 Aug 2016, 10:16 pm

So I was just going to paint the body but I was thinking I should pimp the hell out of the interior, so I needed a way to see in there, so I thought a moon roof like the Toyota super customs have would be perfect as they have glass in almost half the roof, also cut out the sunroof hole, now I can see almost all the interior Very Happy

I also shaved off the badges and poxy big side blinkers, then got some primer on.



Next up I layed on some jet black base coat for the gloss black Sinister Van paint job.



And every shagging wagon needs a mural on the side so I got my airbrush out and started to play, I come up with a the night graveyard scene, was the easiest as my brush does not go super fine, but have been meaning to get a .2mm brush, maybe for the next van project Very Happy

So I got the scene down in monotone white.



Then put the HOK Oriental Blue Kandy over the lot and put a bit of white highlights in.



some more detail this time with my trusty paint brush to get hard lines, highlighting the edges where the moonlight would hit and some shadows, also more detail on the trees.



Then more of the Oriental blue Kandy, this is the other side as I forget to take a picture of the first side of this stage. this is pretty much done, I just tweaked the murals a bit till I was happy.



This is both sides done and ready for the 2K clear coat to be laid down tomorrow, this blue Kandy really looks awesome once its cleared and a lot more of the detail comes out, this is my first gloss black paint job on a kit so I want the finish to be perfect. Very Happy

Also wanted to see what these wheels would look like under it.





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Post by DeeCee on Tue 02 Aug 2016, 10:32 pm

NOW THAT IS AWESOME!!

Great work on the airbrush mate, very nice, and those wheels look great too,as long as you keep it LOW!! Smile
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Post by allan on Wed 03 Aug 2016, 8:11 am

WOW thats mural is so cool, Look's cool in Da weeds. badtothebone
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Post by vcv8273 on Wed 03 Aug 2016, 11:47 am

This build is spot on in every way, looking forward to seeing more, Cheers Steve
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Post by Deaf as on Wed 03 Aug 2016, 4:20 pm

Meanwhile I sit here wondering why I still struggle to get 1 colour looking good and you are free handing murals in 1:25 scale! Outstanding work Morrie. My van is going to look a little lame next to this bowdown
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Post by Jerry Ol'55 on Thu 04 Aug 2016, 2:00 pm

Great work Morrie!
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Post by rx3me on Fri 05 Aug 2016, 4:33 pm

wowwee Awesome job morrie, How did u do the base of the mural (tree & head stones) did u use a stencil or cut out of cardboard either way this one gr8 job can't wait to see it finished. popcorn
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Post by Morrie on Fri 05 Aug 2016, 11:58 pm

Thanks guys, I have a lot of fun with my airbrush.

RX I have a cool hand held template I used for the head stones to get a hard edge, everything else is freehand, I use a paint brush for finer details like the trees and highlights on the head stones.

I got a heap more done, I just become unemployed so plenty of time on my hands this week, bad for the bank account good for plenty of free time.

I needed to lift up the rear floor to get the suspension up under the body to get it super low so I made a box up to double as a bed.





The new rear section is in place and I cut the old floor out. found a cool seat to put in the back and made a little step up to the bed. Also changed the front wheel tubs for clearance.



next I C sectioned the rear of the chassis and made a 4 link also chopped up the front suspension to lower the hell out of it, I forgot to take a photo of this bit.

The next step was to start pimping to interior, I got the flocking on the floor and rear seat and used velvet lycra for the bed, looking pretty 70's in there now.  afro  





and got the front seats cover in black velvet lycra



Next up was to cover the roof and walls, also got the sun roofs in.





Got the body clear coated and test fitted back on the floor.



ride height low sweet next up is the rest of the interior and exterior detailing.



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Post by Deaf as on Sun 07 Aug 2016, 8:19 am

Wow Morrie, just wow!! Gunna have to pull my finger out and lift my game.
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Post by chromecop on Thu 01 Sep 2016, 4:48 pm

This is really up my alley! Stunning paint !
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