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  • Member since
    November, 2007
  • From: Denver, Colorado
Posted by Classic Plastic on Saturday, September 06, 2008 12:38 PM

Hey guys! I used 1/35th scale Tamiya US Infantry Weapons on my build. They are a bit small but you may not find anything in 1/24-1/25th scale. Or just scratch build something!

TOOL13-How about "Killer Kamaro"..?

Kevin
  • Member since
    February, 2007
  • From: belleville il
Posted by 001slick001 on Saturday, September 06, 2008 1:34 PM

i had some time to work on my car .the back end is renforced,i added a roll cage and armor over the windows. the gun is scrached built.i still got alot to do. i was thinking balwin motion green.how about the name sure-shot.

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    February, 2007
  • From: belleville il
Posted by 001slick001 on Saturday, September 06, 2008 1:40 PM

you can't see much of the inside so i panted it black.i have a cool idea on the front end,and i need more guns! looking good classic plastic!

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Posted by 572n69chevy on Saturday, September 06, 2008 5:08 PM

ill be entering a peterbuilt 359

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  • From: Tampa, FL.
Posted by Jantrix on Tuesday, September 09, 2008 1:48 AM

After a foray out to my LHS for some aluminum and styrene, I'm back on the job. The exo-cage is nearly done and the weapons mount is in progress. Should be ready for primer very soon.

Slick the Camaro looks killer. Nice work.

Rob Geeked There is a nasty little four letter word for building something you're not interested in - work. And that's not what we do here. My Photo Album

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  • From: Denver, Colorado
Posted by Classic Plastic on Tuesday, September 09, 2008 2:39 AM

Thanks-001slick001-Great scratch build on the roof mounted GAT! Nice work on the rear wheel guards..I think I'll steal your idea LOL! I marathoned...overnight...after the Monday night football game!!  Here's my progress so far.

Oil despensing system (as per James Bond Austin Martin)..or some thing similar

Finished body work coming soon!

Kevin
  • Member since
    October, 2007
  • From: North Central Florida
Posted by armyofchuckness on Tuesday, September 09, 2008 1:32 PM

Great work, guys! These are really impressive looking. Keep it up! 

"Imagination is more important than knowledge." -A. Einstein http://s269.photobucket.com/albums/jj41/armyofchucknessmodels/
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  • From: Tampa, FL.
Posted by Jantrix on Thursday, September 11, 2008 5:42 PM

Update shots on the Spartan. Exo-cage is finally done, first primer. The weapons platform is simple and part of the exo-cage. The idea was to make a cage that looks like it is attached and basicly an extension of the body/chassis of the car. Weapons will be started next. Enjoy.

More shots here.
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Rob Geeked There is a nasty little four letter word for building something you're not interested in - work. And that's not what we do here. My Photo Album

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    November, 2007
  • From: Denver, Colorado
Posted by Classic Plastic on Friday, September 12, 2008 8:31 AM

Nice work Rob! Should be a great looking build when you finish!! Here's some new photos of my "Road Kill" project.

I took the graphics from a Chevelle kit.

Rear shot with 180 degree rotating camera and rear mounted lunchbox..oops, I mean toolbox! LOL

Just finished watching "Death Proof", great car chases and wrecks!! I'm looking forward to seeing the "Death Race" movie.

Kevin
  • Member since
    October, 2007
  • From: North Central Florida
Posted by armyofchuckness on Friday, September 12, 2008 11:05 AM

 Great stuff, Kevin. It's a shame all your great interior work is hidden, but there's pics so we know it's there. Love the decals. Where did you find them?

 
Also, the Spartan is looking fantastic! Love that tube system.
 

"Imagination is more important than knowledge." -A. Einstein http://s269.photobucket.com/albums/jj41/armyofchucknessmodels/
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  • From: LV
Posted by TOOL13 on Friday, September 12, 2008 12:17 PM

Everyone's build is looking awsome... Great job everyone!!! Keep up the great work...

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    February, 2007
  • From: belleville il
Posted by 001slick001 on Sunday, September 14, 2008 11:48 AM

here some shots with the "cow" catcher attached.i was going to go with a darker green but i liked the olive green better.i build another gun for the back.

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  • From: belleville il
Posted by 001slick001 on Sunday, September 14, 2008 11:50 AM

this was a fun build!

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  • From: Denver, Colorado
Posted by Classic Plastic on Monday, September 15, 2008 12:25 AM

001slick001-Excellent work!! Love the paint!

armyofChuck-the decals are from a 67 Chevy Chevelle ProStreet kit. I thought the skulls worked nicely with the theme.

Kevin
  • Member since
    October, 2007
  • From: North Central Florida
Posted by armyofchuckness on Friday, September 19, 2008 7:27 AM

They do, in fact. Great builds, all around. This was a fun project. 

"Imagination is more important than knowledge." -A. Einstein http://s269.photobucket.com/albums/jj41/armyofchucknessmodels/
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  • From: Denver, Colorado
Posted by Classic Plastic on Monday, September 22, 2008 11:41 PM

I agree Chuck, some great builds here..very impressive! Anyone else have progress photos to show?

 I've got my maps.... my GPS and Guns are loaded up! LOL!!

Kevin
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    August, 2008
Posted by Zarana-X on Sunday, September 28, 2008 12:50 AM

This is my 1959 Caddillac, I started this a few years ago, but just finished it up with a lifted suspension, tires, grafitti and weathering. 

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Posted by Zarana-X on Sunday, September 28, 2008 12:56 AM

And here is my 79 "Trans Am", its a loose replica af an old Fujimi kit. I built this out of Revell's 79 Firebird streetmachine.

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    October, 2007
  • From: North Central Florida
Posted by armyofchuckness on Monday, September 29, 2008 8:26 AM

 Very nice, ZX. Love that Cadillac.

"Imagination is more important than knowledge." -A. Einstein http://s269.photobucket.com/albums/jj41/armyofchucknessmodels/
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  • From: Denver, Colorado
Posted by Classic Plastic on Monday, September 29, 2008 12:34 PM

Excellent front end work on both builds! That Caddy looks mean!!

Kevin
  • Member since
    August, 2008
Posted by Zarana-X on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 1:08 AM

Here's another car I just re-did. It's an old Fujimi Mad Police Destroyer.  I believe it is an early 83-4ish Nissan Blubird. It had a few coats of paint on it, and the figures had about 4 or 5 so I put it all in "The Dip", Roger Rabbit refference, actually 20 oz of DOT3 in a pickle jar for about a week. Repainted everything except the Browning .50 cal, which is the only part not to go in the dip. I haven't weathered these police cars too heavily becuase I'm planning on some type of appropriate decals sooner or later. I just painted them nice & glossy, then wet sanded & steel wooled them, then polished by hand. The finish looks much more like a weatherbeaten car than dullcote. This came out glossier than the Trans- Am becuse I used Testors on this, and Rustoleum on the TA.

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Posted by Zarana-X on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 1:11 AM

This is nearly box-stock, the only thing different I did is make a recessed plate for the blower and supercharger, since this is a curbside, and made the dual exhaust out of the back. It came with headers sticking out of the hood, but it seemed too unfeasable. I moved the dash & seats forward and added soem clutter and a 4 point rollcage inside.

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    October, 2013
Posted by toystory_4wd on Monday, November 24, 2008 8:26 PM

Hey folks! There's some really compelling builds in here! What's going on- any progress, any life? I very throughly enjoyed the "After WW3" build we had a year (or two?) ago, and definately wouldn't mind doing another similar build. Tap. Tap. Tap... Is this thing on?

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  • From: Tampa, FL.
Posted by Jantrix on Tuesday, November 25, 2008 2:12 PM

Yeah Toy this is still ongoing although it has been sorta defunct for a couple months, I'm still working on this. There is another Deathrace CBP on another forum as well so PM me and I'll send you the URL. I'm sorry to say I'm sorry I missed the posting of the Caddy, TA and the Nissan. Those all look completely awesome.

Here's an update on the Spartan.

The weapons are scratch built. A single .50 cal and 8 LAW rockets. The side and rear armor have been cut. I just have to distress them a bit and the whole shooting match is ready for paint..

Rob Geeked There is a nasty little four letter word for building something you're not interested in - work. And that's not what we do here. My Photo Album

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Posted by tvandmoviecars on Wednesday, January 21, 2009 12:26 AM

found this old thread.. and realized, I never posted my "road warrior/death Race" inspired car... 

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    October, 2006
  • From: Ontario, Canada
Posted by TheMoparManiac on Wednesday, January 21, 2009 5:00 PM

 

Is it just me or does anyone else think that the deadline for this build should be extended a bit?
Tyler
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    December, 2004
  • From: Tampa, FL.
Posted by Jantrix on Thursday, January 22, 2009 2:58 AM

Well the Spartan is on indefinite hold in any case. I let my logical mind, affect my artistic mind and I totally screwed up the build. I need a new chassis and suspension. So whatever happens with this CBP, I'm out of the race.

Rob Geeked There is a nasty little four letter word for building something you're not interested in - work. And that's not what we do here. My Photo Album

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    October, 2013
Posted by toystory_4wd on Thursday, January 22, 2009 7:58 AM

Jeez, Rob- What happened??? You mean to tell me that with all your skill, you can't save the build?

You okay? -Cheers! Chris

  • Member since
    December, 2004
  • From: Tampa, FL.
Posted by Jantrix on Thursday, January 22, 2009 9:11 PM

Chris here's how it went down. My logical mind and my artistic mind had a bit of an arguement the entire time I was building this 300. It went something like this.

 Logical Mind: There's no way Corvette wheels and stock suspension wil handle all that weight.

 Artistic Mind: Yeah but it looks cool.

Logical Mind: Well we have those Hummer wheels, that might do it.

Artistic Mind: No shut up. it doesn't matter if it's not realistic.

Logical Mind: Let's just try it, what can it hurt, there was gobs of those kits at Big Lots.

Artistic Mind: Okay, Okay we'll try it.

After the deed was done

Artistic Mind: That looks terrible!

After we found no more 300's at Big Lots

Artistic Mind: There's no more! The build is ruined you Censored!!!

Logical Mind: Well you didn't have to listen to me you know.......

 

Anyway, the chassis is all hogged out, the car looks ridiculous and I'm so ticked off. Maybe I'll find another 300 cheap somewhere and finish it the right way.

Rob Geeked There is a nasty little four letter word for building something you're not interested in - work. And that's not what we do here. My Photo Album

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Posted by toystory_4wd on Friday, January 23, 2009 7:31 AM

Okay... Now that I've stopped laughing, I get it. What an absolute shame, that whole exocage and armour combination you had looked terrific. I hope you can bring yourself to get whatever you need and finish it. I know there's been a couple times I've botched a build and just could not bring myself to do it again, too disgusted or disappointed or whatever. It would be criminal to abandon the Spartan.

Cheers! Chris

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