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TV/Movie Cars V CBP "Model Royale" That's A Wrap!!!!!
Posted by mrmike on Thursday, September 11, 2008 3:37 PM

The script has been written and approved by The Studio, the sets are under construction, and we need actors!  With the success of the last CBP, I have been granted a larger budget and we are in need of a lot of great talent!  I am looking for anyone who is interested in building a movie diorama from their favorite movie or TV show. 

The Rules-

  1. The model must represent a vehicle from a televison show, movie, or video.  And I must know what movie or TV show the vehicle is from.
  2. The model can made from plastic, resin, or modified diecast, and must be unstarted when the Director calls "ACTION" on October 1st.
  3. Any scale except 1:1.
  4. WIP pictures are welcomed.
  5. Production time of 6 months starting on October 1st. and concluding on April 1st., 2009.

FYI-

For those who have never participated in one of my TV/Movie Car CBP's before, I run this like a TV or movie production.  Everyone will have a "role" aka your build project.  I am the Executive Producer, Director, Writer, etc.  I will also be participating with my own "role" as well.  Build as many as you want, and have fun!

To quote Ben Bailey of Cash Cab, "You In?"

 

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

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Posted by Jantrix on Thursday, September 11, 2008 4:06 PM

I'm in. I've been wanting to participate in this one for a while. I'll be doing the 65 Mustang from Cherry 2000.

 http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_57716-Ford-Mustang-1965.html

 I'm off to E-bay.

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Posted by jeff shreve on Thursday, September 11, 2008 7:59 PM

Yup - How 'bout a bit part as the Animal House Deathmobile for me.

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, September 11, 2008 8:39 PM

Mr.Mike- Can I Join The Fun Mr.Director I Wanna Bring In Eleanor To Steal The Spotlight. A Have A Few Projects In Store I Been Waiting For This Moment To Arrive.

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Posted by modelcrazy1 on Thursday, September 11, 2008 9:10 PM
Nice!!Count me in on this because I had so much fun with the last one.I'm going to do the Hollywood Knights version of the Project X 57 Chevy.If we can do more than 1,I'm also going to do Ralph's '29 Ford Pick-up from the show Happy Days.I still have one I need to finish for the Mopar A-Body CBP but I will get started on the 57 soon as that is done.

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Posted by Cycolac Fan on Friday, September 12, 2008 2:41 PM

I knew if we all bugged you long enough you'd unpadlock the studio gates...Make a Toast

  I'm in like Errol Flynn... just need to decide which one to do first...

ok I've decided.

Anyone who saw the stuff I built for the last one of these we did might recall I have an interest in undercover police/detective vehicles so I submit item one:

Officer Ray Vecchio tools around Chicago with Canadian Mountie Benton Fraser in this lovely bottle green '72 Buick Riveria:

 

(thought I had a better photo image than that... never mind) they referred to it as a '71 but it's a '72.

The show was called Due South and apparently everyone loved it apart from America. It was huge in Britain and Canada - anyone Stateside remember this show?

Here's what I'm using:

 

R&R resin's 1971 Buick Riveria.

I don't wish to criticise this kit but it's not one of their best. Put simply the chromework is great, the interior looks very usable and... umm... did I mention the chrome looks great?

The roof's not on straight (!!!!!), the body's warped, the bonnet (hood) doesn't fit, the tailights are solid red plastic... this one's gonna be fun I feel...

Mike

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Posted by mrmike on Friday, September 12, 2008 4:03 PM

Welcome all!  It is nice to see some new faces and some familiar faces, too.  Please see the script supervisor for your scripts and head on over to Wardrobe for your costumes.  Please be prepared to start on October 1st.  Thank you.

Mike, I remember the show Due South.  I may have watch it a couple of times and I do remember the Riviera.  Didn't it get blown up at some point? 

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

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Posted by spencer1984 on Saturday, September 13, 2008 6:15 AM

 

You know I'm in.  I'll do the Monster from Death Race 2000, it'll go along with another project I'm already working on...

Yep, I remember Due South - it was one of my favorite shows when it came on.  Though I must admit, it did kind of lose me once they started abusing the Riviera.

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Posted by mrmike on Saturday, September 13, 2008 6:56 AM

Welcome Spencer!  I'm glad you have decided to join us again!  Please be ready to start on October 1st.

ATTENTION:

I am still looking for anyone who would like to build a diorama from their favorite movie or TV show.

 

"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 Likittysplit on Saturday, September 13, 2008 7:41 AM

I could get into this with a build from the movie 'Risky Business' with a mix of two Porsch ("there is no subtsitute") 928 kits...

 

 

After doing some reasearch I was handed this:

 http://www.928registry.org/Risky-Business-928-Excellence.htm

Fairly interesting read if you're so inclined.

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Posted by mrmike on Saturday, September 13, 2008 3:44 PM

Likittysplit

I could get into this with a build from the movie 'Risky Business' with a mix of two Porsch ("there is no subtsitute") 928 kits...

You could?  You are more than welcomed to join!  The more, the merrier I say!  How about it?  You In?

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by daikins on Sunday, September 14, 2008 7:45 AM
I'm in! I want to build James Bond's first car, the 1930 Bentley Blower. It was in the novel CASINO ROYALE and made it's film debt in FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE. I found a mint Airfix 1/12 kit for a great price at an estate auction. Come 10/1, I'm ready to go! Deane
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Posted by mrmike on Sunday, September 14, 2008 9:16 AM

Welcome Deane!  Your role has been approved, please see the script supervisor for your script and then go over to wardrobe.

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by Cycolac Fan on Sunday, September 14, 2008 4:07 PM

 Hey this is gonna be fun! I'm already loving your choices guys.

Mike, I remember the show Due South.  I may have watch it a couple of times and I do remember the Riviera.  Didn't it get blown up at some point?

yes they went through a few Rivs, I believe one got destroyed at least every season, blown up, T-boned and generally crashed but fortunately there was always another one in town for Detective Ray to buy.

Not to spoil the illusion but...

 

there's at least three of 'em lined up here Big Smile

I need to find a decent 455ci, and maybe chassis too, in 1/25 - can anyone recommend a decent donor kit? AMT's 65 Riv or the more recently tooled '66? Are either appropriate to this age of Buick?

Thanks, Mike

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Posted by mrmike on Monday, September 15, 2008 7:30 PM

Mike, I think the 455 in the '70 Buick GSX would be a great choice for the Riv.  As far as a chassis.....maybe the AMT '66 Riviera would the better choice due to it better detail.

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Posted by mrmike on Monday, September 15, 2008 7:30 PM

Mike, I think the 455 in the '70 Buick GSX would be a great choice for the Riv.  As far as a chassis.....maybe the AMT '66 Riviera would

be the

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Posted by mrmike on Monday, September 15, 2008 7:30 PM

 

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

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Posted by mrmike on Monday, September 15, 2008 7:30 PM

Mike, I think the 455 in the '70 Buick GSX would be a great choice for the Riv.  As far as a chassis.....maybe the AMT '66 Riviera would be the better choice as it has better detail.

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

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Posted by TOOL13 on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 12:03 PM

I'm in... Can I build another Black on Black Interceptor from the movie Mad Max... I know that I built one before, but I would like to perfect a new one... Let me know, in case I have to find another movie car...

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Posted by Snake45 on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 12:21 PM

Can I do the '65 Riviera from Roadhouse?

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Posted by Cycolac Fan on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 12:50 PM

 You gonna build the Roadhouse Buick with flat tyres and busted windows?Smile

I was considering the '70 kit but that's 1/24 isn't it?

Can anyone tell me if there's a 455 in either the '65 or '66 AMT Buicks?

Mike

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Posted by Snake45 on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 1:00 PM

Cycolac Fan

 You gonna build the Roadhouse Buick with flat tyres and busted windows?Smile

I was considering the '70 kit but that's 1/24 isn't it?

Can anyone tell me if there's a 455 in either the '65 or '66 AMT Buicks?

Mike

Naw, I'm gonna build it in new--or at least Gently Used--condition.

The '65 and '66 Buicks wouldn't have a 455 as they used the Nailheads through '66. I believe the AMT 69 Riviera kit would have a 455, and I think that the '69 Wildcat was repopped not that long ago, and that would have a 455 in it, too.

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Posted by sublimegreen on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 5:48 PM
im in, ill be getting a couple vanishing point challengers later in the year, ill do one like that.
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Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 8:25 PM

Welcome TOOL13, Snake45, and sublimegreen (Eddie)!  Mike, I apologize as I thought that the Buick GSX was 1/25th scale and not 1/24th.  IIRC, the Buick 455 did not come out until the 1970 model year.  Rivieras had the 430 CI motor through 1969. 

Everyone see the script supervisor for your scripts and get over to wardrobe for you fittings!  Production begins in 14 days!

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Posted by Snake45 on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 9:25 PM

Already started my research on the Roadhouse Riviera. Looking at AutoColorLibrary, the picture above doesn't look like either '65 Buick red or burgundy. But it does look a bit like a '64 color. Taking a second look at the pic above, looks like the underside of the trunk lid is a lighter color, as is the "sill" or jamb around the trunk. I'm thinking it was repainted?

Also, I have an original Get Smart Sunbeam Alpine that I built back in the day. A few years ago I blew it apart and stripped the paint for rebuilding, and got as far as re-priming it before I broke the windshield frame, got discouraged, and put it back in the box (original box, with instruction sheet etc.). Is that "unbuilt" enough to start it back up and finish it for this CBP? If so, it could be just the encouragement I need to get back on it.

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Posted by TOOL13 on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 10:09 AM

Man!!! These leather pants are hot!!! That and I think they are two sizes too small... These leather pants = shafeing... How do these MFP Cops move around in these things...ConfusedClown

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Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 3:56 PM

Snake45

Already started my research on the Roadhouse Riviera. Looking at AutoColorLibrary, the picture above doesn't look like either '65 Buick red or burgundy. But it does look a bit like a '64 color. Taking a second look at the pic above, looks like the underside of the trunk lid is a lighter color, as is the "sill" or jamb around the trunk. I'm thinking it was repainted?

Also, I have an original Get Smart Sunbeam Alpine that I built back in the day. A few years ago I blew it apart and stripped the paint for rebuilding, and got as far as re-priming it before I broke the windshield frame, got discouraged, and put it back in the box (original box, with instruction sheet etc.). Is that "unbuilt" enough to start it back up and finish it for this CBP? If so, it could be just the encouragement I need to get back on it.

You can use the Get Smart Sunbeam Alpine for your "role" as well as the Roadhouse Riviera.

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Posted by Cycolac Fan on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 5:54 PM

 Well if anyone has any suggestions as to where I can get a reasonable 455 Buick block I'd be happy to hear from them, otherwise I'll just keep the bonnet (hood) shut. I don't recall the engine being seen in the show anyway.Wink

I'd agree it looks like that particular Roadhouse Buick started out white or cream coloured. Haven't seen the film for a while but I seem to recall the character always buys a '63-65 Riv whenever he arrives in town and then gives them away at the end. His only stipulation in buying one being that the headlights still operate?

I'm going to get cutting on my '71 (soon to be a '72) pretty soon, I'll post some pics tomorrow showing exactly where all the inherant problems lie.

Looking forward to this CBP - looks like we've got a really nice mix of cars.

Mike

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Posted by Snake45 on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 6:31 PM

Cycolac Fan

 Well if anyone has any suggestions as to where I can get a reasonable 455 Buick block I'd be happy to hear from them, otherwise I'll just keep the bonnet (hood) shut. I don't recall the engine being seen in the show anyway.Wink

I'd agree it looks like that particular Roadhouse Buick started out white or cream coloured. Haven't seen the film for a while but I seem to recall the character always buys a '63-65 Riv whenever he arrives in town and then gives them away at the end. His only stipulation in buying one being that the headlights still operate?

CF, the 430 in the AMT '69 Riviera would be visually identical to a 455. Differences would be minor, like air cleaner, maybe valve covers, etc. If you can find the '69 Riv kit (and I saw them in Walmart not that long ago, so one shouldn't be hard to find), you'll be good to go.

My memory of the Roadhouse Rivs is the same as yours--he always checked to see that the headlights opened. Only the '65s had those lights, the '63s and 4s had the headlights in the grille. I think that brick-red metallic color looks great on that car--looking forward to building it that way whether it's "factory correct" or not.

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Posted by Snake45 on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 9:45 PM

Mike, just to make sure, here's where I'm starting from on the Get Smart car. If you say it's too far along to participate in this CBP, I'll throw it back in the box and concentrate on other projects.

As I said, the old-build body was stripped, prepped, and primed, and then I broke a chunk out of the windshield (I have the piece) which needs to be fixed.

I glued the hood gun doors solid and carefully puttied it all up. I never saw the gun come out of the hood on the show, and I watched it every week back in the day.

This is NOT the more common AMT Tiger kit. This one has the 4-cyl engine, though I think I might be missing a couple minor pieces of that.

I plan to paint the car Model Master Ford Engine Red, which is sort of orangey red, as that looks like what the car looked like on TV.

Recovering aircraft modeler. "I can see me bound and gagged

Dragged behind the clownmobile...."

--Warren Zevon, "Hostage-O," Life'll Kill Ya, Artemis Record 2000

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