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  • From: Louisville, KY
Posted by jroc1989 on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 7:15 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by bugsy_malonn

When I did my car out of a ghostbusters car I didnt use any putty at all on the roof I just used the right sized plastic for each hole and it worked out great and went fast Just and idea if anyone is doing one too


I did the same thing on my ambulance.

It really does work well doesn't it!?!
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 8:43 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by bugsy_malonn

When I did my car out of a ghostbusters car I didnt use any putty at all on the roof I just used the right sized plastic for each hole and it worked out great and went fast Just and idea if anyone is doing one too


Right size as in a matching diameter of styrene stock? I'm a bit confused; sorry! I'd like to know - albeit I'm far enough into using putty here that it's best that I continue it that way.....
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Posted by jroc1989 on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 9:29 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by mcca6392
Right size as in a matching diameter of styrene stock? I'm a bit confused; sorry! I'd like to know - albeit I'm far enough into using putty here that it's best that I continue it that way.....


Yep. Since styrene is available in round and square configurations it was easy to find the sizes that fit the holes. I superglued the styrene in place, then sanded it smooth with the rest of the roof. Very easy...no putty!
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Posted by juiced suv2 on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 11:15 AM
The other way to getthe right sized styrene is use the age old,heat stretched sprue technique.Easy for round holes and if youve got squre holes thats what files are made for.

Ray
current projects;"snakebitten"Charger,'70 Monte,Elviras Macabremobile,G-Wagen,Golf Mk1 VR6,1:43 rosso NSX,917K,Warsteiner Porsche,Frankenstude
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 1:16 PM
Cool - I'll keep that in mind next time.....but seeing as I'm mainly having difficulty in the sanding stages, I think I'd be fighting the same battle regardless.....
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Posted by juiced suv2 on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 5:02 PM
The benefit of using sprue is that you are using exactly the same plastic as the body is made of.Push the sprue,which will have been stretched to a point(of sorts) into the hole in the body.I use liquid poly cement to secure it.Cut the sprue using your usual method,knife,clippers,scissors whatever you normally use,as close to the body as possible without marking it(more sanding if you do).Then block sand the area till the sprue is flush,once primed it should be invisible.

Ray
current projects;"snakebitten"Charger,'70 Monte,Elviras Macabremobile,G-Wagen,Golf Mk1 VR6,1:43 rosso NSX,917K,Warsteiner Porsche,Frankenstude
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 9:58 PM
cool ambulance jroc!
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  • From: Louisville, KY
Posted by jroc1989 on Thursday, July 28, 2005 7:34 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by custom hearse

cool ambulance jroc!


Thanks, its still under construction. In the photo above there are no windows and the interior is still bare plastic. It's about 1/2 done...
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, July 28, 2005 10:43 AM
I agree, jroc, yours looks beautifully finished even as is!

I like how you made an opening door - I was thinking about it, but I was fearing that I'd mess it up somehow. How was it for you?
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  • From: Louisville, KY
Posted by jroc1989 on Thursday, July 28, 2005 1:48 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by mcca6392

I agree, jroc, yours looks beautifully finished even as is!

I like how you made an opening door - I was thinking about it, but I was fearing that I'd mess it up somehow. How was it for you?


Opening the door was incredibly easy. I used the "back side of the xacto" method to cut the door from the body, then made the hinge that you see in the photo. Tape the door in place, then glue on the hinge and viola...opening rear door! I still have to fit the door panel to it, but that's no big deal. Also, the gap between the interior tub and body has to be filled with some styrene, which is not a big deal either.
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  • From: Louisville, KY
Posted by jroc1989 on Thursday, July 28, 2005 2:03 PM
...btw...that's the first door that I've opened on a model!

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, July 29, 2005 12:14 AM
Jroc, even for a first-time door, that looks great. I have no idea how to do hinges at this point, so I passed it on....




Finally, here's some progress pics of the 'Ecto Cooler'. I've got things pretty well sanded down, so I'll primer 'er again tomorrow, and see what flaws I can find. Then it's back at it again - ugh. At least I'm learning from it.

This picture shows it mostly complete aside from the paintwork. I've cut the front and rear windows down, so that they're now only a windshield, vent windows, and the rear 5 windows. The interior is mostly finished, with just some woodgrain strips and some photo etch parts to be added before the steering wheel.

The fins aren't on, nor is the spare tire - but those shall come soon.

Hope you like what it is so far....
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Posted by jroc1989 on Friday, July 29, 2005 7:05 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by mcca6392

Jroc, even for a first-time door, that looks great. I have no idea how to do hinges at this point, so I passed it on....

Hope you like what it is so far....


I've thought about doing a tutorial for making the hinges. They're really simple...just two pieces when complete! I've opened other things since this ambulance, but not finished anything yet.

Your ecto cooler looks good. I like the green paint. Will it have any graphics or stripes when finished?
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, July 29, 2005 8:04 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by jroc1989
I've thought about doing a tutorial for making the hinges. They're really simple...just two pieces when complete! I've opened other things since this ambulance, but not finished anything yet.

Your ecto cooler looks good. I like the green paint. Will it have any graphics or stripes when finished?


A tutorial would be pretty cool. I'd pick up another Ecto to open the door with, and then try it out.

Yea, I'm planning on having 3 paint layers - the bottom being Tamiya's silver leaf, then followed by metallic green on the front. I'll do some sort of flame job, and then spray the rest of the car the candy lime.

I will be putting woodgrain on the sides, in the same overall style as the red stripes on the Ecto-1. They'll wrap over the fins, and I'll probabally take some thin styrene I have to make a chrome molding at the base of it.
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  • From: Emmett Idaho
Posted by bugsy_malonn on Friday, July 29, 2005 10:12 AM

Here is a tutorial for making the hinges on my web site maybe it will help you guys out good luck

http://www.bugsysjunkers.com/hinges.html
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  • From: Flathill, Trondheim, Norway
Posted by Atmobil on Friday, July 29, 2005 3:28 PM
That Ecto Cooler look seriously cool Evan, keep up the good work and post more photosWow!!Thumbs UpCool

And the hinge tutorial will be a lot of help in the future. Thanks alot BugsySmile
Gaute Halsaunet TTT (Things Take Time) http://photobucket.com/albums/y223/Atmobil/ http://www.hubgarage.com/mygarage/Atmobil
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, July 29, 2005 5:02 PM
Cool car mcca. I need to go find a ghost busters car and build it.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, July 29, 2005 9:53 PM
Thanks, guys!

Wasn't able to get too much progress done tonight, what with multiple thunderstorms this evening. But The primer is mostly done; I'm relatively satisfied with the way it looks, so I'll be taking Tamiya Fine Primer to it, and then starting with the paint layers themselves.

Pictures will come soon enough; I promise!
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, July 30, 2005 8:21 AM
looking forward to the pictures. I'd like to see them.
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, July 30, 2005 10:37 AM
MCCA, cool looking car. You mentioned woodgrain for the it. Here is a picture of mine with wood grain. I want to use the chrome decals from the Monogram 59 Eldorado model to frame it, but I would need to make some extra chrome from foil and I am not that good with it, but I am getting better. I incuded some interior shots too.
BTW: I built this last year, I only found this site 2 days ago. I bought this for a hearse club contest, and have been back building models again. Boy do I need to get up to speed on things again. Smile



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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, July 30, 2005 6:56 PM
That is really wild, hearse man. Thats a heck of a camper. Keep up the good work.
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  • From: Trondheim, Norway
Posted by Slabbedask on Sunday, July 31, 2005 4:13 AM
"Man, this hoilday is boring me to death...!"Laugh
Awesome conversion Hearse Man, I'd love to go camping in that anytime!!!Thumbs Up
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  • From: Flathill, Trondheim, Norway
Posted by Atmobil on Sunday, July 31, 2005 9:45 AM
Really cool hearse/camper you got there Hearse manYeah!!Cool
Does anyone have know the dimensions and look on a coffin? My one will be about 8cm long but how wide does it need to be and how tall?
Remember that this should'nt be some huge fancy thing, only a small wooden coffin.
I was thinking having it 2cm wide, 8cm long, and 2 cm tall. That should be 200cm long and 50 cm wide and tall.
Should have had some photos of the ones that I have allready made but I don't have a camera at the moment.
Gaute Halsaunet TTT (Things Take Time) http://photobucket.com/albums/y223/Atmobil/ http://www.hubgarage.com/mygarage/Atmobil
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, July 31, 2005 10:38 AM
CK, the plans I have for a full size coffin call for 75 in long and 28 in wide. Maybe you can reduce the scale from these measurements.
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  • From: Flathill, Trondheim, Norway
Posted by Atmobil on Sunday, July 31, 2005 3:58 PM
OkBig Smile Great, thanks Hearse man. That should be a 190cm long and 71cm wide.


Some photos of the "coffin". It needs a bit of adjustment but I think it will be fine.



Some pics of a test coffin made of paper, the wooden one is going to look like this one. Sorry for the quality of the pictures, they are taken with a cheap web camBlush
Gaute Halsaunet TTT (Things Take Time) http://photobucket.com/albums/y223/Atmobil/ http://www.hubgarage.com/mygarage/Atmobil
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, August 02, 2005 12:19 AM
Just stumbled upon this and figured since I was already in the middle of building a nightmare, I'd show you all a rendering. I had already built the kit but decided it was missing something. This isn't my kit....just something I used as a template to work off of. I'm adding the vinyl top and I'm scratchbuilding the 'cargo' area since all it really had was rear seats and shallow trunk space. As soon as I can get pics of the actual car, I'll post them. If this doesn't show up for some reason, e-mail me at demzieademu@aol.com and i'll be happy to send the photos on over.

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  • From: Flathill, Trondheim, Norway
Posted by Atmobil on Tuesday, August 02, 2005 11:42 AM
Right cliking and choosing "properties" and then marking the adress and rightclicking and choosing "copy", then pasting it in to a adress line in the browser works.

That looks really cool, looking forward to hearing more about itSmile
Gaute Halsaunet TTT (Things Take Time) http://photobucket.com/albums/y223/Atmobil/ http://www.hubgarage.com/mygarage/Atmobil
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, August 02, 2005 10:32 PM
Cool '57!
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  • From: Watertown ny
Posted by gratch73a on Wednesday, August 03, 2005 2:41 PM
I heard from unamed source CaliforniaKid was last seen heading up north to NY to have a few beers with Gratch73a.

Hey Atmobil really dig the driver of the to die for for-d.

Hearse Man that is ingenious!

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, August 03, 2005 9:52 PM
I heard the same thing Matt... That and I was coming over to swim in your pool... Here's that case you said I had to pay to use your pool! SPLASH!!!!!LaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaugh

Cool

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