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TV/Movie Car VI CBP 'Modeler Salvation' Ended 02/01/2011

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Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, December 01, 2010 7:14 AM

Kevin, the body looks great in it's red wardrobe!

ATTENTION CAST AND CREW:

Today is December 1st and we have ONE MONTH left to production of our feature!  With the holidays upon us, time will be short on a lot of things.  Let us all get cracking on our roles and let's get this production in the can!

mrmike, Director

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by Dvdicvs on Wednesday, December 01, 2010 10:06 PM

  Hi guys,

  I have definately been draggin' my butt since the paint troubles on this interior. Well I actually got the plaid decals on tonight. They were a bit of a pain, but they are done. I know they are not 100% correct, but they don't look too bad. I am going to give them a couple of days before I dullcote them. They were really thin and quite easy to damage. So I hope to have a little more progress to show considering I've hardly had any the last few weeks. I still have to highlight the chrome trim, guages and the console. Did Q ever have this much trouble? Oh well, Ever onward!

Mark

On the Bench: 76 Mustang Cobra II,  99 Ford F150 Lightning, 68 Mustang GT

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Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Wednesday, December 01, 2010 11:57 PM

spencer1984
Looking good, Aussiemuscle!  Any new ideas on the wheels for it?

 

i bought some aston rims from a HK supplier. If they dont look right, i ordered some aoshima R57GT rims that were on the bay. don't know where i'm gonna get a hood scoop tho.

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Posted by mrmike on Thursday, December 02, 2010 8:40 PM

Dvdicvs

  Hi guys,

  I have definately been draggin' my butt since the paint troubles on this interior. Well I actually got the plaid decals on tonight. They were a bit of a pain, but they are done. I know they are not 100% correct, but they don't look too bad. I am going to give them a couple of days before I dullcote them. They were really thin and quite easy to damage. So I hope to have a little more progress to show considering I've hardly had any the last few weeks. I still have to highlight the chrome trim, guages and the console. Did Q ever have this much trouble? Oh well, Ever onward!

Mark

Of course Q had these types of problem, but I'm sure he wasn't working alone!  Plenty of helpers in his shop!  Just look at some of the Bond movies.  Some of Q's helpers were quite attractive, too!

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-'67 Foose Dodge Coronet; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302

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Posted by spencer1984 on Friday, December 03, 2010 6:38 AM

You're actually in a better place than Q: you don't have to worry about someone blowing up your model with an "anti-theft system" or throwing it off the top of a parking garage when you're done Wink

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Posted by mrmike on Friday, December 03, 2010 7:24 AM

With the help of Rickr442, I was able to get in touch with the current owner of the Mannix Dart.  Very nice person and very helpful, too!  I was able to get some information on the Mannix Dart that I didn't have before and I was able to bring my Dart another step closer to being a more accurate representation of the real 1:1 Mannix Dart.  Here's a couple of updated picture of my Mannix Dart.  Note the racing gas cap from a '67 Plymouth GTX.

 

 

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-'67 Foose Dodge Coronet; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302

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Posted by Dvdicvs on Friday, December 03, 2010 8:47 PM

  I wonder if Q Branch would send a couple of those attractive little helpers to give me a hand. Well I guess that's not going to happen, but a guy can dream a little. Back to reality, I taped the trim and door handles to paint them with flat black laquer. I hate painting black on white because no matter how careful you are you can get bleed through with the tape. So now I have to do some touching up.I will paint the black trim line around the body after decaling and clear coating the car. Wish me luck.

Mark

 

On the Bench: 76 Mustang Cobra II,  99 Ford F150 Lightning, 68 Mustang GT

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Posted by Dvdicvs on Friday, December 03, 2010 8:50 PM

  Here's the last picture. (only 4 per post)

Mark

On the Bench: 76 Mustang Cobra II,  99 Ford F150 Lightning, 68 Mustang GT

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Posted by mrmike on Saturday, December 04, 2010 6:44 AM

Mark, your hard work is paying off!  I hear you on Q's little helpers!  Good work !  Keep it moving forward!

I had thought of doing this yesterday and it had slipped my mind as I got involved in other things away from the 'puter!  I was reminded of this in an email from Rick.  Here's a video link to a TV show called Drive on Discovery HD Theater.  Enjoy!

http://www.hittv.com/DRIVE/mannix.html

 

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-'67 Foose Dodge Coronet; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302

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Posted by spencer1984 on Saturday, December 04, 2010 8:48 PM

Excellent work, guys!  Mark, you're braver than I was - I did the trim on my Lotus with a Sharpie, and think I'll do the same thing next time as well.  Taping and painting almost always leads to disaster for me.

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Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Tuesday, December 07, 2010 9:06 PM

 Dvdicvs, have you tried this: after taping up, paint it white to seal the edges, then paint black. the theory is the white won't be noticable if it leaks, but the black wont be able to.Either way, it turned out fabulously.

as for my project, the wheels turned out to be just rims, so i'll use the other ones. i'll post a mockup when i get my computer working again. i had a catastrophic windows failure and have to re-install everything.

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Posted by spencer1984 on Wednesday, December 08, 2010 8:15 PM

 I managed to get back to work on my cars this week.  First up, the Lotus:

For anyone who hasn't worked with one of these Gunze kits, the interior is almost entirely cast in soft black rubber.  So it gets bonus points for having a realistic finish out of the box, but you can only work with it using a brand new X-Acto blade and it resists all attempts at paint or repair work.

I also got the Toronado primed.  Still more filling and sanding will be needed, but it's coming:

 

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Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, December 08, 2010 9:28 PM

Good progress, Bill!  Keep it coming!

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

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On my bench-'67 Foose Dodge Coronet; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302

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Posted by lmadureira on Thursday, December 09, 2010 6:01 PM

Hi. This is my recent project: Polar Lights Batmobile. I hope you enjoy it Smile

 

De Batmobile
De Batmobile
De Batmobile
Best Regards, Luís Madureira
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Posted by mrmike on Friday, December 10, 2010 6:29 AM

Those are great looking Batmobiles, Luis!  Thanks for showing them!

ATTENTION CAST AND CREW:

There are only 3 weeks remaining to the production of "Modeler Salvation".  I know this is a very busy time of year for all and the January 1st deadline is looming.  Let's keep working on our roles and hopefully we can get this production in the can on time!

MrMike, Exectutive Producer and Director.

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-'67 Foose Dodge Coronet; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302

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Posted by lmadureira on Friday, December 10, 2010 10:02 AM

 Thanks for reply... This Batmobile was a very hard work because the decal sheet has broken in million of pieces :D So I need it to paint all the orange lines Dead

Best Regards, Luís Madureira
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Posted by Dvdicvs on Friday, December 10, 2010 1:11 PM

  Thanks for the tip Aussiemuscle, I will keep that in mind for next time. A little more progress the last couple of days. First I decided to add more black along the top of the doors. It didn't look right without it. I used some flat clear on the seats, door inserts, and console. I also painted the silver trim and the door handles.I've started to do some of the other exterior parts like the front & rear bumpers and other things in flat black. I will give them a coat of semigloss clear later.

Mark

On the Bench: 76 Mustang Cobra II,  99 Ford F150 Lightning, 68 Mustang GT

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Posted by Dvdicvs on Friday, December 10, 2010 1:18 PM

  I got the chassis plate filled and painted. I used a couple of different metalizers to highlight the engine, drvie train, and exhaust. I'll give it a day or two before I spray a coat of semigloss clear on it. Three weeks left means I better hustle.

Mark

On the Bench: 76 Mustang Cobra II,  99 Ford F150 Lightning, 68 Mustang GT

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Posted by spencer1984 on Friday, December 10, 2010 8:01 PM

 Nice work, guys!  Luis, those Batmobiles look awesome - one of these days I need to get around to building the Batman & Robin car.  Mark, the Lotus is coming along great - looks like it's not fighting you so much!

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Posted by spencer1984 on Saturday, December 11, 2010 8:16 PM

 More updates on the Lotus: I painted and installed the wheels to get the chassis off the table top...

...and the body has been painted:

 

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Posted by crazyhorse on Saturday, December 11, 2010 9:15 PM

Update,Got some WIP pics.

 

" I love it, I need it, I seed it, 8 cylinders all mine, alright, hold tight I'm a highwaystar"

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Posted by crazyhorse on Saturday, December 11, 2010 9:17 PM

" I love it, I need it, I seed it, 8 cylinders all mine, alright, hold tight I'm a highwaystar"

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Posted by mrmike on Sunday, December 12, 2010 7:46 AM

Bill, the Lotus is coming along very nicely!  The painted body looks great and I like the color, too!

crazyhorse, welcome back!  Nice progress on the Chevy!  Keep at it! 

I was hoping to start the '65 Mustang as seen in TV's Spenser For Hire, Season 1.  Unfortunately, I have not received my paint yet so that will be a stand-alone project that I will post in the Muscle Cars section.  I am not going to be able to start and complete that WIP in less than three weeks. 

 

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-'67 Foose Dodge Coronet; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302

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Posted by daikins on Sunday, December 12, 2010 11:11 PM
Wow! Everyone's work looks great! I added Kato and Green Hornet to my Black Beauty: It's awfully funny that lots of detail work is now barely noticed!
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Posted by daikins on Sunday, December 12, 2010 11:12 PM
I then uncorked the Anton Furst 1/25 BATMAN Batmobile: Plus, a Bo Welsh BATMAN RETURNS tweak:
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Posted by daikins on Sunday, December 12, 2010 11:15 PM
I also wanted to show a special guest star appearance: Have a wonderful holiday, everyone! Deane
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Posted by crazyhorse on Monday, December 13, 2010 9:32 AM

I like Your builds daikins, and that Batmobile support vehicle is extra cool!!

" I love it, I need it, I seed it, 8 cylinders all mine, alright, hold tight I'm a highwaystar"

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Posted by rickr442 on Monday, December 13, 2010 11:47 AM
I remember that from an ep pf the show! One of the great 'throwaway lines' and scenes from that series...

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Posted by carcrazy81 on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 10:30 AM

Mr.Mike- I wanted to inform you that i wanna drop out of the CBP since theres no progress on my "Cannonball" 69 Mustang build once progress is being done i will post it on the Muscle Cars section. Maybe if you have another CBP i'll join that one if not thats ok.

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Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 3:46 PM

Deane, great job done on the Black Beauty!  I also like the guest appearances by the various Batmobiles and the Parachute Pickup Sevice Truck!

Rick, I'm sorry to hear that you are dropping out.  Good luck to you and thanks for being a part of the production!

I finally got my paint for Spenser's '65 Mustang, but I don't have the time necessary to complete to build.  I have posted that build in the Muscle Car section. 

 

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-'67 Foose Dodge Coronet; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302

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