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From the brochure.
Posted by 195X on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 8:54 PM

I've been looking at these "CBP"'s and they kind of interest me. Here's my idea:

Build a car, any car, as it appeared on the dealer brochure. It's that simple. Meet back here in July of 2018 to see all the results. Good idea? Bad idea?

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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Posted by TnT on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 9:20 PM

Cool. A certain one or dealers choice?

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Posted by 195X on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 9:35 PM

TnT

Cool. A certain one or dealers choice?

 

Any car from any brochure. Doesn't have to be the one on the cover. they usually show two or three different paint and option packages, so any of them would do. I guess I should ask for a photo of the build with the brochure?

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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Posted by TarheelRick on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 7:14 AM

Sounds like a good idea.  I have been mulling this idea over for a few years.  I bought a brochure at a yard sale and in just the past year finally got a kit to go along with it.  If I can get the motivation, I would join in.

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Posted by SuperFord97 on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 9:04 AM
Nice always wanted to do a showroom floor kind of model

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Posted by 195X on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 9:44 AM

TarheelRick

Sounds like a good idea.  I have been mulling this idea over for a few years.  I bought a brochure at a yard sale and in just the past year finally got a kit to go along with it.  If I can get the motivation, I would join in.

 

Here's some motivation. It's a chance to shop for a new kit, and look through antique malls for brochures! Sure you already have the kit and brochure... no need to tell HER that. Smile

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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Posted by smhardesty on Monday, July 17, 2017 5:49 AM

195X

Here's some motivation. It's a chance to shop for a new kit, and look through antique malls for brochures! Sure you already have the kit and brochure... no need to tell HER that. Smile

OK. Maybe this is the motivation I need to stop practicing painting on spoons and actually start my first build. One question. Can we cheat on shopping for brochures and use one from the American Car Brochures website? If so, I have the brochure picked out and already have the kit. Since it’s your idea, make the decision. I’ll go with whatever you say.

Oops. Two questions. I’ve obviously never been involved with a CBP since I haven’t done my first build yet, or at least my first build in about 50 years. When you say meet back here in July of 2018 to see all the results, does that mean nobody posts their results until then, or post whenever you’re done with your project and we need to be done by July of 2018?

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Posted by 195X on Monday, July 17, 2017 1:32 PM

smhardesty

 

 
195X

Here's some motivation. It's a chance to shop for a new kit, and look through antique malls for brochures! Sure you already have the kit and brochure... no need to tell HER that. Smile

 

 

 

OK. Maybe this is the motivation I need to stop practicing painting on spoons and actually start my first build. One question. Can we cheat on shopping for brochures and use one from the American Car Brochures website? If so, I have the brochure picked out and already have the kit. Since it’s your idea, make the decision. I’ll go with whatever you say.

Oops. Two questions. I’ve obviously never been involved with a CBP since I haven’t done my first build yet, or at least my first build in about 50 years. When you say meet back here in July of 2018 to see all the results, does that mean nobody posts their results until then, or post whenever you’re done with your project and we need to be done by July of 2018?

 

Good questions! As long as it's an actual brochure, Doesn't matter where it comes from.

This will be my first community build too. It's my understanding that folks will post progress pictures as they go. The one year, "meet back here" is not only mildly arbitrary but mostly meaningless. 

The basics are this: Pick a brochure, any one from anywhere. Model one of the cars in the brochure. Post project pictures along the way (here in this thread). The community build and thread are done by mid July, 2018.  

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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Posted by smhardesty on Monday, July 17, 2017 1:49 PM

195X

Good questions! As long as it's an actual brochure, Doesn't matter where it comes from.

This will be my first community build too. It's my understanding that folks will post progress pictures as they go. The one year, "meet back here" is not only mildly arbitrary but mostly meaningless. 

The basics are this: Pick a brochure, any one from anywhere. Model one of the cars in the brochure. Post project pictures along the way (here in this thread). The community build and thread are done by mid July, 2018.  

 

Sounds good to me. I have one final question, then I should be good to go. Are we all going to post what brochure and car we've selected as soon as we get it, or are the brochures held back until our builds are done?

Steve

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Posted by 195X on Monday, July 17, 2017 2:14 PM

smhardesty

 

 
195X

Good questions! As long as it's an actual brochure, Doesn't matter where it comes from.

This will be my first community build too. It's my understanding that folks will post progress pictures as they go. The one year, "meet back here" is not only mildly arbitrary but mostly meaningless. 

The basics are this: Pick a brochure, any one from anywhere. Model one of the cars in the brochure. Post project pictures along the way (here in this thread). The community build and thread are done by mid July, 2018.  

 

 

 

Sounds good to me. I have one final question, then I should be good to go. Are we all going to post what brochure and car we've selected as soon as we get it, or are the brochures held back until our builds are done?

 

I think we should post the kit and brochure before beginning (although I wouldn't disqualify a w.i.p.) But to make it fun, you don't have to disclose up front which car from the brochure you're doing. Wink

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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Posted by smhardesty on Monday, July 17, 2017 7:15 PM

OK. I'm in. This car was never a choice for which kit I'd build first, but knowing I have one full year to complete, I can always be working on this at the same time I have something else on the bench. Looking forward to seeing what you other guys decide on.

Steve

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Posted by dreamsinplastic on Monday, July 17, 2017 8:45 PM

ALRIGHT Steve !!....With ALL the health issues & goings on in your life....I'm GLAD to see you READY to hit the Bench & start cutting,fitting & gluing some plastic ....NICE idea for the "Brochure" build-off.....Remember patience & have FUN !!!

 

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Posted by smhardesty on Monday, July 17, 2017 9:04 PM

dreamsinplastic

ALRIGHT Steve !!....With ALL the health issues & goings on in your life....I'm GLAD to see you READY to hit the Bench & start cutting,fitting & gluing some plastic ....NICE idea for the "Brochure" build-off.....Remember patience & have FUN !!!

Yep, I read this project idea and decided it was just what I needed to kick start me. I've managed to stump my doctors. None of them can get a handle on this heart and lung thing. I spent 6 hours in the emergency room a few days ago. Another of my passing out episodes. It's too easy to just let it get inside my head and cause me to kind of just sit back doing nothing. Figured I'd let this project at least shift me into 1st gear. It's high time I start spending my time in the man cave building instead of lying on the couch feeling sorry for myself.

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Posted by 195X on Monday, July 17, 2017 9:27 PM

smhardesty

 

 
dreamsinplastic

ALRIGHT Steve !!....With ALL the health issues & goings on in your life....I'm GLAD to see you READY to hit the Bench & start cutting,fitting & gluing some plastic ....NICE idea for the "Brochure" build-off.....Remember patience & have FUN !!!

 

 

Yep, I read this project idea and decided it was just what I needed to kick start me. I've managed to stump my doctors. None of them can get a handle on this heart and lung thing. I spent 6 hours in the emergency room a few days ago. Another of my passing out episodes. It's too easy to just let it get inside my head and cause me to kind of just sit back doing nothing. Figured I'd let this project at least shift me into 1st gear. It's high time I start spending my time in the man cave building instead of lying on the couch feeling sorry for myself.

 

This is partly why I decided on a year long build. This widens the gap so guys or gals with multiple projects going might join in, or to allow a little extra time for those of us who might have a few health issues that slow us up.

On that note, modeling is likely the best thing for you. It will get you out of your head and stop you dwelling on your problems and get you trying to remember the firing order on that car you've been wanting to wire.

I'll post my choice in the next couple days. Glad you guys like the concept. Smile

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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Posted by smhardesty on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 8:54 AM

195X

On that note, modeling is likely the best thing for you. It will get you out of your head and stop you dwelling on your problems and get you trying to remember the firing order on that car you've been wanting to wire.

You're right. I really need to try and forget health problems and concentrate on something else like modeling. I’m no longer able to do the hunting, fishing, gardening, or photography that I did before the health became an issue. I need to go in that office/man cave and spend about a half day doing nothing but arranging and setting things up the way I want. Then I’ll be more comfortable sitting down to do some building. Yep, I have to try and involve myself with something, and modeling is perfect for me now.

By the way, I sent you another PM, but apparently it didn’t get through to you. Hopefully somebody is looking into this problem.

 

Steve

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Posted by Bugman9317 on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 5:44 PM

I would get in on this with a Dart for my next build.

 

 

Dart

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Posted by smhardesty on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 6:27 PM

Bugman9317

I would get in on this with a Dart for my next build.

Great choice, Bugman. I looked at my Revell '68 Dart Hemi kit. I would have gone with it, but I coldn't find a brochure that showed the Dart like that brochure you have. I'm getting more and more into this project all the time.

Steve

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Posted by smhardesty on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 6:34 PM

I was having one of my bad days so laid on the couch most of the day. I spent a little time trying to find the right color green for my GTX build. I got a little help from Steve G. Thanks for the help, Steve. I finally found exactly what I was looking for. The actual color of the paint is darker than the can indicates. Later tonight if I still feel halfway decent I’m going to get the kit out and start reading the directions and making notes. Right now I’ll be note taking for different paints I’ll need, then I’ll have to see what I have in my supplies and what I’ll need to get ordered.

By the way, the Plymouth name for this paint is "Sassy Grass Green".

Steve

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Posted by Bugman9317 on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 7:58 PM

smhardesty

 

I was having one of my bad days so laid on the couch most of the day. I spent a little time trying to find the right color green for my GTX build. I got a little help from Steve G. Thanks for the help, Steve. I finally found exactly what I was looking for. The actual color of the paint is darker than the can indicates. Later tonight if I still feel halfway decent I’m going to get the kit out and start reading the directions and making notes. Right now I’ll be note taking for different paints I’ll need, then I’ll have to see what I have in my supplies and what I’ll need to get ordered.

By the way, the Plymouth name for this paint is "Sassy Grass Green".

 

 

smhardesty that will be a nice GTX.. Go Green is one of my favorites.. I am going to be like you and work on it while I'm in the middle of another one. I'll sit down tomorrow evening and plan it out. I think for this one I will do it a little different and go with either Dodges Bronze or Gold metallic.

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Posted by smhardesty on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 10:55 PM
OK. You said you might go with Dodge Bronze. Is that the "Root Beer" color?

Steve

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Posted by TnT on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 12:50 PM

2 more questions. Is there a scale limit?  Also i was thinking of the 300b model. It was factory in red, black, or white. Except for a spring build. One of the big wigs daughters turned 18 or graduated or something to that effect, and her favorite color was yellow, so he had a spring version/ build done in daisy yellow. Her name was daisy and her favorite color was yellow. It was an actual spring build from the factory but not in the brochure, but you can find it on line. Not sure i want to do the off yellow color but i have been stuck in a red or black mode. I can understand if you say no, but never hurts to ask. So are actual builds that are factory but not in a brochure allowed? 

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Posted by SuperFord97 on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 1:29 PM
Is there a limit to how many you build?

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Posted by 195X on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 1:35 PM

TnT

2 more questions. Is there a scale limit?  Also i was thinking of the 300b model. It was factory in red, black, or white. Except for a spring build. One of the big wigs daughters turned 18 or graduated or something to that effect, and her favorite color was yellow, so he had a spring version/ build done in daisy yellow. Her name was daisy and her favorite color was yellow. It was an actual spring build from the factory but not in the brochure, but you can find it on line. Not sure i want to do the off yellow color but i have been stuck in a red or black mode. I can understand if you say no, but never hurts to ask. So are actual builds that are factory but not in a brochure allowed? 

 

1- No scale limit

  2- "From the Brochure" Wink

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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Posted by 195X on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 1:37 PM

SuperFord97
Is there a limit to how many you build?
 

Goodness no! The more the merrier, but at least one should be finished to complete the challenge.

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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Posted by 195X on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 1:41 PM

One thing I will flex on, is the wheels. Two reasons for this. One, is that many of these cars can be found in kit form, but the wheels needed to make it a true "Brochure car", might not be available, or are to expensive as an aftermarket. Secondly, the first thing most younger guys changed on their cars, were the factory shoes. Oftentimes while the sales brochure was still lying on the passenger seat. Am I right? Guys? Please tell me I'm right. I NEED to be RIGHT!! (jk).

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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Posted by smhardesty on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 1:42 PM

Yes, you're right. No doubt about that one.

Steve

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Posted by TnT on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 2:26 PM

195X

One thing I will flex on, is the wheels. Two reasons for this. One, is that many of these cars can be found in kit form, but the wheels needed to make it a true "Brochure car", might not be available, or are to expensive as an aftermarket. Secondly, the first thing most younger guys changed on their cars, were the factory shoes. Oftentimes while the sales brochure was still lying on the passenger seat. Am I right? Guys? Please tell me I'm right. I NEED to be RIGHT!! (jk).

 

you are right. And now days the dealership has aftermarket wheels with manufacturer logos you can order on your vehicle.

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Posted by Bugman9317 on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 8:13 PM

smhardesty
OK. You said you might go with Dodge Bronze. Is that the "Root Beer" color?
 

Root Beer is the color I'm thinking. Looking at the color chart I think it might be Dodges Burgundy color. I'll have to check.

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Posted by 195X on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 9:44 PM

Thinking I'll go with this. 

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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Posted by smhardesty on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 9:58 PM
Good pick. Those had a lot more "class" than earlier models.

Steve

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