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TV/Movie Car IV CBP "On The Bench" Production Has Ended!

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TV/Movie Car IV CBP "On The Bench" Production Has Ended!
Posted by mrmike on Monday, September 24, 2007 3:38 PM
The Studio has green lighted the latest sequel to the TV/Movie Car franchise, "On The Bench". The Studio has allotted me a larger budget for this Production

The Rules-
The vehicle must have been seen in a TV show, movie, or video. No what ifs.
Vehicle can be made from plastic, resin or modified die-cast.
Any scale except 1:1.
WIP pictures are welcomed.
Production time of 6 months starting October 1st. and ending on April 1st.
If you have any questions, please contact me.

We are here to put on the best Production yet! Please be ready when the Director calls "ACTION" on October 1st.!

FYI, I am running this CBP like a TV or movie production. Everyone who joins this CBP will have a "role" aka your build project. I am the Executive Producer, Director, Writer, etc.,etc.,..... I will also particpate will my own "role". Build as many as you like and have fun!

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by mrmike on Monday, September 24, 2007 4:03 PM
I will be participating in this production. I will be building a Lotus Seven Series II from "The Prisoner" and a 1987 Ford Mustang GT from the second season of my favorite TV detective show, "Spenser For Hire".

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

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Posted by kw_2010 on Monday, September 24, 2007 4:40 PM
I want to do this, but Idk what to build....hmmm..Any ideas?
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, September 24, 2007 6:35 PM
Dagnabbit!! these always show up when I'm about done with a TV/ Movie car I'll Post up finished when the time comes if its permited. I may dig out My 66 T Bird for a movie car that isn't finished yet
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Posted by gratch73a on Monday, September 24, 2007 7:15 PM
Round 4 huh! Well i just may have to jump in on this one to.
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Posted by spencer1984 on Monday, September 24, 2007 7:36 PM
You know I'll be here!
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Posted by mrmike on Monday, September 24, 2007 8:18 PM
Welcome All! Your auditions went well. Please see the script supervisor for your scripts and then go over to wardrobe for your costume fittings.

Kyle, only you can come up with a "role" for the Production. Do you have a favorite TV show or movie or video with a car that stands out for you? I'm sure you can think of something! Thumbs Up

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

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Posted by kw_2010 on Monday, September 24, 2007 8:33 PM
Well, yea, I have an idea now. The Tokyo Drift Monte Carlo. Now I need the kits.
The best paint color is mud. Born and Raised Ford Tough. http://s173.photobucket.com/albums/w64/kwt_2010/
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Posted by 69bronzeT5 on Monday, September 24, 2007 10:18 PM
I have an idea for what Im gonna build. I will probally build the before version of the General Lee. The one from the episode "Happy Birthday General Lee". The black 69 that was used to rob the bank before the Dukes bought it.
Current Projects: '70 AAR Cuda, '93 Mustang Cobra http://s206.photobucket.com/albums/bb274/69bronzeT5/ "Happiness is over-rated...Get Angry!" My 1:1 Mopar Collection: '69 Charger R/T tribute, '70 Coronet 500, '73 Duster
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Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, September 25, 2007 4:30 PM
See Kyle, I knew you would come up with a role! It's best not to jump into something when you don't know what you're going to do.

Welcome Cody! I'm glad that you are participating in my little Production.

Get your scripts and be ready when filming commences on October 1st.

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by daikins on Tuesday, September 25, 2007 8:11 PM
mrmike- I love THE PRISONER Super 7! I have never been able to get the right colour.

I just cracked the seal on a BATMAN RETURNS batmobile kit- a slight modification to the model sold from the BATMAN movie. I should be good for a 10/1 start.

Also- Spencer1984- have you given any idea to the Batmobile from THE NEW ADVENTURES OF BATMAN series?

Deane
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Posted by spencer1984 on Wednesday, September 26, 2007 6:53 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by daikins

Also- Spencer1984- have you given any idea to the Batmobile from THE NEW ADVENTURES OF BATMAN series?


Yep, but I'm still collecting parts for it - probably won't be started until spring at the earliest.

By the way, how are your last couple of Bats coming?
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Posted by zabe0027 on Wednesday, September 26, 2007 9:18 AM
I'm building an "American Graffiti" 55 Chevy as the filming prop (tilt open hood, big block motor, etc.), not as the car could have been in 1962. It's already started, but has a long way to go. I'll try to get some photos ready for the opening. Maybe I'll try to do another one, too.

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Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, September 26, 2007 3:09 PM
Deane and Erik, glad to have you here!

Erik, welcome to "On The Bench"! I just want to be clear on this, no what ifs. The vehicle must be as it appears in the movie. If this is what you are going for, then it's not a problem. I have seen "American Graffiti" a couple of times, but don't recall all the details. If the '55 Chevy had a big block and the movie script said it was a small block, I'll allow it. I'm not trying to discourage you, I just wanted to be clear on the rules. And, don't worry about having photos for the opening. Post pics when you are ready to do so.

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by 69bronzeT5 on Wednesday, September 26, 2007 4:56 PM
Hey guys, so I bought the kit that I will use today. I was going to get the AMT General Lee kit but I picked the Fast and the Furious 70 Charger kit over it because it has the RIGHT ROOF...not a 500/Daytona roof. It also comes with all the stuff to convert it to a 69. The kit will go on the shelf until I finish a few other models.
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Posted by spencer1984 on Wednesday, September 26, 2007 7:58 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by mrmike

Erik, welcome to "On The Bench"! I just want to be clear on this, no what ifs. The vehicle must be as it appears in the movie. If this is what you are going for, then it's not a problem. I have seen "American Graffiti" a couple of times, but don't recall all the details. If the '55 Chevy had a big block and the movie script said it was a small block, I'll allow it. I'm not trying to discourage you, I just wanted to be clear on the rules. And, don't worry about having photos for the opening. Post pics when you are ready to do so.


The Graffiti '55 is a tricky one: the movie was set in '62, when the biggest block available was the 409. The actual car had a 454, left over from its role in 2-Lane Blacktop. The rollover car had a small block, and was shown on-screen long enough that it could be considered screen-accurate as well. The script said that the car was supercharged, but all of the film-used cars were naturally aspirated...so now we're up to six "correct" options for the same car, and that's just the engine!

That's why I love TV & Movie cars - a dozen people can build the same car a dozen different ways, and they're all "right." Cool
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, September 26, 2007 10:18 PM
I agree with midnightx5. I'm just finishing one up tonight. Maybe I shoulda waited.

Oh well, here's the picts anyways (the description can be found posted in the truck/commercial vehicle section). Can you guess what movie it's from?


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Posted by White_R34 on Thursday, September 27, 2007 1:15 AM
Hello all I'm in on this thing Ka. I'm coming with sweet Annie potts and my Candy-Apple, Metal-flake, Superior-mags, Mercury-tubes Steed a 69 Corvette Sting Ray.




If I can find a Chevy Van I want to build the Van to. On to another Move that has a realy cool Truck in it's first seen is MAD MAX Beyond Thunderdome.

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, September 27, 2007 11:19 AM
Are you going with the right-hand drive ala chain like the real Corvette Summer car had? That thing was an accident waiting to happen.

I've started working on a version of that car as well, but put it on hold indefinately. I have too many other projects ahead of it.

Good luck.
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Posted by zabe0027 on Thursday, September 27, 2007 12:22 PM
Regarding the Graffiti Chevy, the references I've found said there were two main cars using in filming, both had been used in Two-Lane Blacktop. One used for filming from a distance was a 427 with a four speed, and the other had a camera mount attached to the side for close-ups and had a 454 with automatic transmission (so it would drive more smoothly). There was the third non-running car that was used to show the rolled over car. It had wood door posts painted over, and different wheels that were painted silver. So the one I'm building is the first one, the 427 four speed with tunnel ram and dual Holleys.
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Posted by mrmike on Thursday, September 27, 2007 3:02 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by zabe0027

Regarding the Graffiti Chevy, the references I've found said there were two main cars using in filming, both had been used in Two-Lane Blacktop. One used for filming from a distance was a 427 with a four speed, and the other had a camera mount attached to the side for close-ups and had a 454 with automatic transmission (so it would drive more smoothly). There was the third non-running car that was used to show the rolled over car. It had wood door posts painted over, and different wheels that were painted silver. So the one I'm building is the first one, the 427 four speed with tunnel ram and dual Holleys.

Erik, thanks for explaining to me the differences in the various cars used in "America Graffiti". I appreciate you taking the time to do so. And, I will allow the "role". And welcome to TV/MC IV!

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Posted by White_R34 on Friday, September 28, 2007 7:58 AM
Don-(donstadick) yes I am going to use the right hand side, if one will build the car as a left hand drive thin that car would not be true to the real 1:1 car. Have you ever drivin a car on the right hand side it's not as hard as you mite think. any ways when some of ower Chevy Corvette's where shipped over seas some of them where set to the left hand side for use on U.K. roads.
Take you car off hold an let's go head to head an see who can do the car the best. I stopped some of my projects to do this one, but I still am in the Tow Truck build Off, An Tha Gran Turismo BuildOff to. I think I can pull all the projects off or "die trying". So what you think. Want to see who is the best at building to Vette the best.
OK as I jump up out the door of my dressing trailer and through some wine in your face I say (" My acting skills are better than your's") thats why I will get the lead Role. Now have at you!

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Posted by White_R34 on Friday, September 28, 2007 8:16 AM
You all do know I'm tha pushy starlite type knowthing is ever right for me. I must have a double espresso in the morning, Hay where is that make-up girl I have a skuff on my shoe. Man I need my hear done! SoapBox
I'm just keeping with the Theme of this tread.Laugh ( I'm an actor I need to be in lights)

But about the car I have a lot to do to the car the hood on the real one was a fieber glass and flipped up the rear teal light was one big thing the Chevy bowe tie just making the candy flame paint jod will be a task., but at lest the engine is an ez thing to do next to all the custom work that I must do to the car. When I do something that comes from the move I will post the work on it. can't wate to start.

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Posted by mrmike on Friday, September 28, 2007 3:53 PM
The last thing this Director (and Executive Producer, Producer, Writer, etc, ect......) needs is a prima donna actor with their head in the clouds! Polish your own shoes and the hair and makeup people will be with you when THEY are ready! You can get your own coffee at the craft tables. Big SmileLaugh If you cause any problems, I can reduce your role to that of an extra! Mischief

ATTENTION CAST AND CREW
The weekend is here! Get plenty of rest and be ready on Monday when the Director calls ACTION!

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Posted by White_R34 on Friday, September 28, 2007 5:24 PM
Laugh love it love it Laugh
(In keeping with the show) I will go back to my Trailer and get back to work on your script (the model) Ok. ( Laugh )
Love this thread this is going to be a lot of fun.
Oh yeah I was looking aroung the net and found this for any one that has no idea of what to do here's a link to Mad Max cars so some of you mite get an idea.
http://www.madmaxcars.com/
http://www.madmaxmovies.com/cars/madmax/index.html
http://www.aussiecoupes.com/max.html
http://www.madmaxmovies.com/cars/madmax3/index.html
http://www.madmaxmovies.com/cars/madmax2/index.html
I also found a detail howto on tha Mad Max Truck I just can't show that yet I'm going to try and build it first. I have the wheel 7 tires for tha build. Tires come from a hot wheels monster truck.

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Posted by mrmike on Monday, October 1, 2007 3:20 AM
ATTENTION ALL CAST AND CREW MEMBERS
Report to the set for the first day of filming "On the Bench"!

Ok everyone, quiet on the set! Lights, sound, camera, ACTION!!!!!

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

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Posted by Cycolac Fan on Monday, October 1, 2007 6:50 AM
Okay I'm definitely up for a part in this epic.

Just have to decide which one of my several projects I'll have a realistic chance of getting done...

These are 80% there, will they count while I figure out what I'm building?



For a REALLY long project I'm planning to scratchbuild the Bedford VAL bus too.
Mike
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 White_R34 on Monday, October 1, 2007 11:58 AM
Hello all my fellow Starlites things are popin, Here's some more of my hot car.
Move shot first then to model shots.





I work hard starting at 1:00 AM on the hood and Roof to have these shots for you all. Now I wount put up a lot of pix, but I will post my work like (the Custom Hood) I will not show you how I did't on here but I will give a link so you can see what go's in to making things like that.

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Posted by White_R34 on Monday, October 1, 2007 12:01 PM
Here's the dash on the right hand side:

Doing this was EZ an this is my first time doing it.

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Posted by mrmike on Monday, October 1, 2007 3:35 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Cycolac Fan

Okay I'm definitely up for a part in this epic.

Just have to decide which one of my several projects I'll have a realistic chance of getting done...

These are 80% there, will they count while I figure out what I'm building?



For a REALLY long project I'm planning to scratchbuild the Bedford VAL bus too.
Mike

Mike, those are some nice Mini's. Am I to assume that they are from the original "The Italian Job"?

It would help ALL OF US, when posting pics of WIP and completed models, if we knew what they are and from what movie or TV show they are from. BTW, I will allow the 80% completed models this time , but I do prefer that any projects must be no more than 25% complete when starting this CBP. I may revise this 25% rule later.

If anyone has ANY questions, please ask them NOW!

We are off to a good start! On to the next scene!

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

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