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Posted by 70CudaTJ on Thursday, June 04, 2015 5:32 AM

They're fictional ...................... !!!! And they're cool builds Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Thumbs Up

No different to the unfeasably low muscle cars that I build with 23" rims that couldn't steer in real life, but look cool .... they're fictional .........

I have a good friend who builds post apocalyptic stuff and it looks great .... totally fictional ... but cool Cool

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Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Sunday, May 31, 2015 11:03 PM

250gto
What kills me about these builds is that gas would be rare ...

Why would petrol be rare in a prison sanctioned race? it's not mad max's world!

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Posted by MR. ME on Thursday, May 28, 2015 1:48 PM

these movies dont make a loot sense, to me either, It IS ONLY A HOLLYWEIRD, MOVIE though lighten upSoapBox

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Posted by 250gto on Monday, May 25, 2015 8:46 PM
What kills me about these builds is that gas would be rare and these vehicles with armour, roll cages etc. Would get about 3 mpg. A machine gun mounted to the hood? Wouldn't u need a crane to open the hood? An angled scoop on the front of car so the vehicle can fly up and smash the machine gun on the roof? Giant hood scoop so u can't see Whe re ur going? I just think a little bit of common sense is required.
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Posted by Philbo on Saturday, October 01, 2011 10:43 AM

More pics...BTW, you guys do some awesome modeling!  I hope to be at your level one day! Thumbs Up

 

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l247/PEAJJ/Death%20Race%20Mustang%20FR500%20model/DSC07113.jpg

 

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Posted by Philbo on Saturday, October 01, 2011 10:38 AM

Hi guys, thought I would add to this old thread since I don't see a Frankenstein FR500 Mustang form the movie Death Race.  Started life as a diecast 1/24 scale Maisto 2005 Mustang GT.  Used lots of thin aluminum, wire, air dry clay for Frankenstein.  Gatling gun made from cut aluminum, body of a BIC pen and angel hair pasta for the barrels.  Yes, it's not just for eating! Big Smile

 

 

 

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  • From: Tampa, FL.
Posted by Jantrix on Sunday, February 08, 2009 11:33 PM

A couple more.

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 Jantrix on Sunday, February 08, 2009 11:32 PM

Well she's finally done. It's about as far from my original vision as you can go. I'd originally planned a huge gold vehicle with red graphics the SPARTAN! But once I laid the gold, I hated it. Only the remaining detail from the the original idea is the gold shield with the Spartan Lambda symbol. Over the terrible gold I laid several colors of enamels in splotches, then added some rust colored acrylics. The I sprayed it with water and added the sea salt. When it was dry I sprayed satin black. I then gave it a good scrubbing with rubbing alcohol to remove the salt and to feather the edges of the paint chips. As well knock down the shine a bit. She recieved a couple of washes and some detail painting. Offensive capabilities consist of the twin .50 caliber machine guns and an octet of short range missiles which are all scratch built. Defensive capabilities are a smoke machine that uses a fine ground pepper in the mix which will be uncomfortable for anyone to get a snootful of. In the rear bumper are four nozzles for deploying a type of oil slick which is made using a precise mixture of witch hazel, cod liver oil, and KY jelly. It is particularly effective and the EPA is cool with it. Here's some pics, I hope you like it.

More pics here. [url="http://s53.photobucket.com/albums/g73/Jantrix/Deathrace%20300C/"]http://s53.photobucket.com/albums/g73/Jant...athrace%20300C/[/url]

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: LV
Posted by TOOL13 on Friday, February 06, 2009 10:01 PM

Sorry it's been so long guys... So much has happened since last time... Too much to go into detail... I say we keep this CBP going... There is so much potential here, along with with alot of you master builders in this type of style of building cars... So bay all means keep them coming and great and outstanding work by everyone... Hope to talk to you guys soon and, I as well will be starting a new project of this thread as well... Can't have too many cars for a race like this... Since 50 Cals are swiss cheezing most of our armor plateing...

 Lets make this ROUND TWO!!!!!!

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Posted by tvandmoviecars on Friday, January 30, 2009 1:59 AM

Homer Simpson said it best... "Shut Up Brain, or I'll stab you with a Q-Tip!!" <LOL>

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Posted by toystory_4wd on Thursday, January 29, 2009 7:26 PM

Excellent! Glad to hear it!

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Posted by Jantrix on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 9:07 PM

Okay thanks to the wide availablity of the 300C I was able to get one from Ebay for an absurdly low price. So the Spartan is back on the lift and the mechanics are firing up the torches.

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 Jantrix on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 12:58 AM

Chris, I'm going to do my best to get another chassis or somehow jury rig something to get my ride height back where I want it. I also painted the car gold as per my original idea. And.........it looks like my artistic mind was wrong about that. It looks awful. So I'm going to make a few minor design changes, and then get my primers and weathering stuff out and make her an aged veteran Deathracer. The whole big-and-bold-as-life idea just didn't work out. Don't worry, she'll get done............eventually.

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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  • 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 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

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  • 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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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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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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  • 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 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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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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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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  • 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
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  • 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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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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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 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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  • 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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