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TV/Movie Car VII CBP 'Model And Modelers' That's A Wrap Folks!

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TV/Movie Car VII CBP 'Model And Modelers' That's A Wrap Folks!
Posted by mrmike on Friday, September 16, 2011 6:26 PM

The TV/Movie Car CBP is back with our new sequel to the TV/MC franchise...The Model And The Modelers.  This will be a six month production starting on October 1, 2011 and ending on April 1, 2012.  You are cordially invited to audition and to complete as many roles as you wish.  While I am the Executive Producer and Director, I will also participate with my own role as well to be announced later.  If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to ask me here. 

The Rules

  1. The model must represent a vehicle from a TV show, movie or video that is accessible through normal channels to all.  Please announce your role during your audition.  No what-if's!
  2. To be fair to all, the model must be unstarted or to be rebuilt from a disassembled model.
  3. Any scale except 1:1.
  4. Can be built from plastic, resin, or modified die-cast.
  5. Use aftermarket parts and accessories if desired.
  6. This is a six month production.

FYI

If you have never participated in one of my TV/Movie Car CBPs before, I run this like a like a TV or movie production.  Please be ready to start when the Director calls for ACTION and have your role completed when the Director calls THAT'S A WRAP!   The future of this franchise depends upon the success of this production.  I am depending upon all actors to work together as a team! 

Let the auditions begin! Big Smile

The Actors

  • mrmike
  • Spencer1984
  • F1 Starr
  • avidinha
  • Charger 01
  • aussiemuscle308
  • ohlly
  • crazyhorse
  • TED E BEAR338

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1961 Chevrolet Impala SS 409; Aston Martin DB4; Cadillac Escalade

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Posted by Lunajammer on Sunday, September 18, 2011 12:00 AM

I know I've probably posted this before but I find this site to be an immeasurable help in researching movie/TV cars.

 

http://imcdb.org/

- Other than that Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play? -

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Posted by spencer1984 on Sunday, September 18, 2011 9:16 PM

You know I'm in!  Not sure what I will be building, though...I've been eyeing AMT's Ecto-1A for a few weeks now, but I also have a few Initial D kits that need building.

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Posted by mrmike on Monday, September 19, 2011 7:01 PM

Lunajammer, many of us are aware of the Internet Movie Car Database, but thanks for posting it for those who don't.

Bill, I'm glad you are in for another sequel!  Please be ready for the start of production on October 1st!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1961 Chevrolet Impala SS 409; Aston Martin DB4; Cadillac Escalade

Classic Plastic Model Club

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Posted by F1 Starr on Monday, September 19, 2011 8:19 PM

Hi Mr Director,

I hope I can have some free time over the next three months to do some modeling. The kickoff of the silly season was taken today.

As I had mentioned to you personally, I have at least three models that could be used for this CBP:

1. "Vanishing Point's 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T 440 Magnum

2. Get Smart's Ferrari 360 Modena Spyder

3. The Fast and the Furious'  1969 Camaro Yenko

I will be in with the Get Smart's Ferrari. By the way, the movie will be aired this coming Sunday, 25 at TBS, I believe at 8:00 PM.

I think that the I.M.C.D. has a picture if the car, I will see if I can find it to post here.

Regards,

Starr

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Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 4:03 PM

Welcome to our little production, Gil!  I think you have made an excellent choice and will see you on set on October 1st.

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1961 Chevrolet Impala SS 409; Aston Martin DB4; Cadillac Escalade

Classic Plastic Model Club

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Posted by spencer1984 on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 8:55 PM

I just realized what role I need to complete for this build: Bobby Singer's Chevelle from Supernatural:

I've had AMT's '72 Chevelle kit sitting on the shelf for a while now, and want to get this built to go with my Impala model.

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Posted by mrmike on Thursday, September 22, 2011 4:13 PM

That sounds like a great project, Bill!  Looking forward to this one when production begins.

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1961 Chevrolet Impala SS 409; Aston Martin DB4; Cadillac Escalade

Classic Plastic Model Club

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    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Friday, September 23, 2011 12:44 PM

I have decided on a role for this production...Det. Dwight Hendricks '64 Pontiac GTO from the TNT TV series, Memphis Beat.  I have the kit, thanks to member GASSER#1 and the optional wheels from the the AMT '69 Ford Torino Cobra kit.  I still have to find a paint that is close to Yorktown Blue. 

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1961 Chevrolet Impala SS 409; Aston Martin DB4; Cadillac Escalade

Classic Plastic Model Club

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    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Monday, September 26, 2011 4:46 PM

Production of the sequel "Model And Modelers" starts in 5 days and we are still looking for actors to join our production.   

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1961 Chevrolet Impala SS 409; Aston Martin DB4; Cadillac Escalade

Classic Plastic Model Club

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    August, 2008
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by F1 Starr on Monday, September 26, 2011 5:56 PM

Hello Mr Director,

With the help of my Brazilian friend Claudio I have pics of the Get Smart's Ferrari.

The last pic is the same we can find at Internet Movie Cars Database web site.

See you at Club meeting Saturday!

Starr

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Posted by spencer1984 on Monday, September 26, 2011 5:58 PM

mrmike

I have decided on a role for this production...Det. Dwight Hendricks '64 Pontiac GTO from the TNT TV series, Memphis Beat.

I had to look this one up, having never seen the show.  Nice choice, I'm looking forward to seeing it!

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Posted by mrmike on Monday, September 26, 2011 7:08 PM

Looks good Gil!  I have seen hardtop kits of that Ferrari, are there any convertible kits?

Thanks Bill!  It is one of those easy shows to watch during the summer.  Light on the action, decent acting, and that GTO!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1961 Chevrolet Impala SS 409; Aston Martin DB4; Cadillac Escalade

Classic Plastic Model Club

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Posted by avidinha on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 6:17 PM

I would like to audition for the role of 2010 Charger SRT8 from Fast 5. Photobucket I already started, but only got as far as paint, but I messed it up, so it needs to visit the purple pond anyway.

I.Y.A.A.Y.A.S.

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Posted by rickr442 on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 12:36 AM

OKAY, Mike, ya got me...

I'm going to TRY to get one done...

And since I have research material in the form of the dvd set for season 4 of MANNIX, I'm going to take a run at the '70 Cuda 'vert hero car used that year.

Not as cool IMO as the Dart it replaced, not as 'beat' as the '71 that followed it, just a great lookin' ride. I may choose a specific episode at a later time.

Thanks for the inspiration!

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'Peggy, call the insurance agent... The cars got some bullet holes!'..... Joe Mannix

Yeah, but half an inch to the right, he woulda missed me altogether!'.....Jim Rockford

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Posted by Cycolac Fan on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 12:33 PM

Great to hear you're doing another one MrMike, I'd like to be in but obviously after last time (when I had to drop out very early on) I don't want to jump in and let you all down again.

Going to have a search through the to-do pile and see what looks like it's acheivable and I'll let you know my idea/s in the next few days if that's okay?

Then you can tell me 'no!' Laugh

 

Mike "Good hands, bad taste in cars." Yes I'm a grown up 'playing' with toys but a lot of adults my age drink beer or play computer games - and I've got something to show for the time and money I've spent...
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Posted by Charger01 on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 12:39 PM

Hi Mr. Director!Wink

I´m in.

I will participate with a replica car that was a success in seventies, the Ford Gran Torino from Starsky and Hutch series and years later on film. Maybe another model but for now I don´t know.

Joaquim

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Posted by F1 Starr on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 5:06 PM

mrmike

Looks good Gil!  I have seem hardtop kits of that Ferrari, are there any convertible kits?

 

Hi Mike,

Both Revell and Tamiya have this model. I will be using the Revell's kit Ferrari 360 Modena Spider.

See you Saturday at Club meeting.

Starr

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Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 7:39 PM

Our cast is growing and I really appreciate everyone's participation! 

Rick, I am glad that we have you on board for this one and I am sure you'll be able to finish this one!

Cycloac Fan, please do let me know as I have always liked your participation and the usual fine results that you produce.  Don't let last year's failure sway you from joining the fun.  

Attention Cast and Crew

Production begins in two days.  Auditions are still ongoing, so if anyone else is interested in joining in the production of Model and Modelers, please step forward.

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1961 Chevrolet Impala SS 409; Aston Martin DB4; Cadillac Escalade

Classic Plastic Model Club

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    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Friday, September 30, 2011 5:58 AM

Attention Cast And Crew

Production of Model And Modelers begins tomorrow, October 1, 2011.  You have one day left to gather everything you need to complete your roles.  Looking forward to seeing everyone on the set!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1961 Chevrolet Impala SS 409; Aston Martin DB4; Cadillac Escalade

Classic Plastic Model Club

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    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Saturday, October 01, 2011 6:31 AM

Greetings everyone and welcome to the set of "Model And Modelers".  Everyone has their scripts and have studied their lines and we are now ready to start production.  Let's be careful and give it our best! 

All quiet on the set, please!  Scene one, act one.  Lights, sound, camera, ACTION!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1961 Chevrolet Impala SS 409; Aston Martin DB4; Cadillac Escalade

Classic Plastic Model Club

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    August, 2008
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by F1 Starr on Saturday, October 01, 2011 8:36 AM

Max and 99 are looking for a hiding vehicle with which they can reach their destination in Moscow:

"Maxwell Smart: There's a couple of Communist era sedans, a tractor and. Yes.
Agent 99: No.
Maxwell Smart: Yes.
Agent 99: That's not hiding.
(The Ferrari is driven out of a shed)
Maxwell Smart: Relax, ever scince the fall of Communism, everyone drives a Ferrari."

Starr

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Posted by spencer1984 on Saturday, October 01, 2011 7:41 PM

I started work on Bobby's Chevelle today.  After cleaning up the parting lines, my biggest project was adding the "hoss kick" to the rear quarter.  I used a piece of aluminum foil to copy the shape of the panel, then cut a hole in the side of the car:

I then superglued the foil copy into place and added the dent:

The edges of the foil were feathered with sanding sticks, and the back side was filled in with 2-part epoxy for strength:

Finally, the whole thing was shot with primer. I need to clean up a few edges, so those were hit with Tamiya putty:

Tomorrow I'll sand these edges and re-shoot the primer to see what else needs to be done.

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Posted by mrmike on Sunday, October 02, 2011 8:18 PM

I have gotten the necessary items for my role in this Production.  I got my reference pictures of Det. Hendricks GTO, the Monogram '64 GTO kit, the wheels from the AMT '69 Torino Cobra kit, and a set of tires from my parts box.

The paint is Model Master Silver Blue Metallic.

More to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1961 Chevrolet Impala SS 409; Aston Martin DB4; Cadillac Escalade

Classic Plastic Model Club

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  • From: Melbourne, Fl.
Posted by rickr442 on Monday, October 03, 2011 2:23 AM

Nice car, well presented on the series but in several episodes I've noticed a distinct lack of GTO emblems.

Wondering, O Director, if yours will be an 'idealized' version- (NO GTO should be without its' logos!) or an 'as used' version.

Also looks like someone tapped the lower end of the body color grille divider bar, it's  pushed in about an inch. Not unusual in cars driven by actors tailgating camera trucks!

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Yeah, but half an inch to the right, he woulda missed me altogether!'.....Jim Rockford

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Posted by Charger01 on Monday, October 03, 2011 8:41 AM

This is what I´ll try to do for the next days to this production, the Starsky and Hutch 1976 Ford Gran Torino. I bought the resin kit from MCW and I must say this is not accurate as I thought but it´s ok. I bought also the 70 Torino from Revell, to make the interior and chassis.

Joaquim

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Posted by mrmike on Monday, October 03, 2011 4:12 PM

rickr442

Nice car, well presented on the series but in several episodes I've noticed a distinct lack of GTO emblems.

Wondering, O Director, if yours will be an 'idealized' version- (NO GTO should be without its' logos!) or an 'as used' version.

Also looks like someone tapped the lower end of the body color grille divider bar, it's  pushed in about an inch. Not unusual in cars driven by actors tailgating camera trucks!

Yes Rick, this GTO is without it's emblems and badging.  My version will be the as-seen-on-TV version as shown in the picture I provided.  After much research, I found that the GTO used in the pilot episode was actor Jason Lee's personal car.  After the pilot was completed, the car was pretty much trashed and required 5 months to repair.  It is a 1964 GTO with a 389 CI 4-bbl. and an automatic trans.  Mine will be tri-powered with a 4-speed since I would have to rework the console and find an auto trans and I can't be bothered at this time.. 

The Producers found another GTO, though some chatter says it is either a Tempest or a Lemans.  Some have noticed the lack of emblems or badging and therefore questioned the authenticity of the car.  To me, it is a copy of Jason Lee's GTO and IIRC, that one had no badging either.  As for the grille divider, well, whoever said that stunt doubles or stand-ins could drive?  Or the car just came that way...   

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1961 Chevrolet Impala SS 409; Aston Martin DB4; Cadillac Escalade

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Posted by F1 Starr on Monday, October 03, 2011 8:05 PM

Good evening all,

I have a little update:

After sand all the Ferrari's body to get rid of all molding lines, I had to do some body working on the front bumper to even the lines. It is not done yet, but it will be ready for some primer tomorrow if the weather cooperate.

These are the areas where I had to use the putty.

Starr

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Posted by avidinha on Tuesday, October 04, 2011 12:16 PM

I got started on mine, here's the kit I'm using. Photobucket I'm using this kit for a couple reasons, first, the car in the movie has it's trunk lid removed for the winch/bumper assembly, and so does this kit, and second, I already had it in my stash. It comes with a promo style chassis so I went ahead and detail painted it just a little and glued the brakes on. Photobucket If you look close at the movie cars you'll see they are running rockstar rims without center caps, the wheels from the Magnum SRT8 are really close, so I drilled out the center and painted them flat black. Photobucket they look so much like the prototype it made me wonder why the film makers spent the extra money on new wheels.

I.Y.A.A.Y.A.S.

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Posted by F1 Starr on Wednesday, October 05, 2011 7:42 PM

Update:

The weather helped and I was able to prime the parts.

Starr

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