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

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Posted by spencer1984 on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 6:41 PM

 The beauty looks great, but then you had to go an post those Batmobiles...truly outstanding work.  What did you use for a finish?  It looks dead-on to the Returns car.   And of course the Parachute Pickup Van is awesome.

  That Impala's looking pretty sweet, nice work so far.  I especially like the detail work you've done with the paint on the chassis.

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Posted by daikins on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 7:24 PM
Thank you! I love the Black Beauty. I wish more folks would get into it- perhaps with the new movie? The Batmobile was shot in Tamiya TS-29 Semi-gloss black! I m still trying to get the correct windshield wipers for it. Everyone is doing great work! The Lotui (Lotus plural?) are going to be wonderful! I have the GCPD Squad Car from 1989 BATMAN that I am trying to wire with gadgets straight from POLICECARMODELS.COM. If I can fit all the wires into the back end, I will post a special holiday mpeg. Keep Building!!! Deane
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Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Thursday, December 16, 2010 4:27 AM

ok, i've finally got my computer back up and running, but i've been keeping on with building this model. i'm on schedule to get it done before the deadline.

here's a fresh coat of paint

and now a mockup with the Aoshima wheels i'm putting on it.

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Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Thursday, December 16, 2010 4:29 AM

here's more

this is the interior build, starting with the seats

and doors added

and a chassis view

 

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Posted by DeLorean 1981 on Thursday, December 16, 2010 6:13 AM

LOL!! That Batmobile Parachute pickup van is absolutely hilarious!

Nice work on the 89/92 Batmobile, I agree with Spencer1984..it looks dead on. I'm going to guess that it's testors semi gloss black..

Bets in gentleman...

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Posted by mrmike on Thursday, December 16, 2010 4:03 PM

Kevin, your Mustang is looking great!  The interior looks sharp!  Keep it moving forward!

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Posted by spencer1984 on Thursday, December 16, 2010 7:05 PM

 Awesome work on that Mustang, the body kit looks great!  How did you do the notches in the rockers and rear fender?

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Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Saturday, December 18, 2010 2:48 AM

here's the two rims. i've decided to go with the aston rims (rear). The rear panel is supposed to have fine lines along it, i replicated this with the top of a glad ziplock bag, which has these 'grip-lines' along the top. it was as easy as cutting it out and painting it black. I also 'smoked' the front and rear lights by drawing on them with a sharpie then quickly rubbing it with a cotton-tip. the final shot is the engine bay. you can also see the custom rear spoiler.


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Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Saturday, December 18, 2010 2:50 AM

spencer1984
 How did you do the notches in the rockers and rear fender?

cut off wheel

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Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Saturday, December 18, 2010 8:53 PM

here's my painted rims, it was pretty hard thing to mask up, so may need a bit of touch up.

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Posted by daikins on Saturday, December 18, 2010 8:56 PM
I am in love with this Red Mist Mustang!!!!
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Posted by mrmike on Sunday, December 19, 2010 8:21 AM

Kevin, The Director likes what he sees!  Keep it moving, this production ends in a couple of weeks!

 

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

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Posted by Cycolac Fan on Sunday, December 19, 2010 12:56 PM

 Love the progress here guys well done.

With extreme reluctance I'm going to have to back out of this build, there's just no way I'm going to get the Camaro done in time. If I'm going to get home for a family Christmas I need to leave within the next 48 hours, and it's too cold to do any painting anyway.

With the director's permission I'll continue to post progress into the new year but I'm not going to make the deadline. I feel really bad about this, especially because I've been bugging you to do this build, it's been a difficult few months for building.

 My apologies.

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 spencer1984 on Sunday, December 19, 2010 7:49 PM

 Finally got the nose of Mannix's Toronado done!  MPC took very few pains to make these parts fit together, so I ended up reinforcing the inside of the nose with superglue/baking soda...

 

...then doing lots of filling and sanding on the outside.  But it all paid off tonight when I was able to get a layer of silver on it:

I also got the engine wired up, nothing too fancy:

In other news, I somehow lost the rear bulkhead for the Lotus' interior.  No idea where it went, even after scouring the bench and floor all weekend.  So I made a new one out of flat stock, and got that painted today as well.  I need to do a little research to find out what the area behind the seats should look like (there's more space there than I expected), but I should have the bulk of it assembled this week.

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Posted by daikins on Monday, December 20, 2010 9:54 PM
Beautiful silver!
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Posted by Dvdicvs on Monday, December 20, 2010 11:08 PM

  I'm starting to get things together (finally!). The suspension was overly simple, and not really worth posting pictures of since it only involves a straight metal axle for the back. The front has a couple extras to give it poseable steering. The interior is a little unusual becauuse the door skins are glued to the body instead of the chassis. I added the decals to the body and will clear coat it in a couple of days. I should be able to get this finnished by deadline day. I just wanted to say Great Job! everybody.

Mark

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

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Posted by Dvdicvs on Monday, December 20, 2010 11:14 PM

  After I clear coat the body I will have to paint the trim around the middle of the car and add the metal transfer letters to the rear hatch.

Mark

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

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Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 2:50 PM

Bill and Mark, you are doing some great work here!  The Mannix Roadster looks great in that silver and the Lotus is looking splendid in white! 

Message From The Executive Producer:

I am happy to see the great work coming from our actors this time around.  The departure of one and the no-shows of others have gotten me to doing some thinking.  If I can convince to Studio to a one month extension, would you folks be interested?  The Holidays do take us away from the workbench for time with family and friends and if another month would be a big help for those who have time issues, I'm sure the Studio could be persuaded to an extension.  I do need to hear from you, so sound out load and clear!

Regards, MrMike  Executive Producer  

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

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Posted by daikins on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 3:33 PM
The first best advice my father gave me was "Things of value take time". Why rush these great builds over the holidays? I say let's keep going! I am working on the 1989 BATMAN Gotham City Police Department Squad Car and the Joker Goon Car for the January extension. Happy Holidays! Deane
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Posted by spencer1984 on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 8:00 PM

 Mark, the Lotus is looking great, nice work!

 A little more done on the interiors of both cars: the Elan is now fully flocked, and the Toronado is painted and ready for detail work:

 

Regarding the extension, that sounds good to me.  If I get these two finished by the original deadline, I'm sure I could find something else to contribute Big Smile

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Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Wednesday, December 22, 2010 12:50 AM

wheels on. anyone have something i can use for the hood scoop?



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Posted by spencer1984 on Thursday, December 23, 2010 8:45 PM

Looking good, AussieMuscle!  The only thing I can think of for the scoop is to start wit something like what came in AMT's '66 Nova Pro Street kit.

More progress to report on my builds.  The dashboard of the Lotus has been woodgrained, and will be ready for detail painting shortly:

 

And the second half of the Toronado has been painted.  I need to d oa little cleanup along the edge, but overall it's not too bad:

Does anyone know what was originally going on between the silver and black?  The box art says there was a chrome strip at the break, but is wrong on several other counts so I don't really trust it. Original photos are hard to make out...sometimes it looks like there's a trim strip, sometimes it looks like there's a pinstripe just above the black, and sometimes it looks like there's nothing there at all.

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Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Friday, December 24, 2010 4:34 AM

wow, that's coming out nice

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Posted by mrmike on Friday, December 24, 2010 5:35 AM

Bill, based on the few blurry pictures that I have been able to find, there may have been a very thin, flat chrome strip separating the two colors.  For all we know, it could have been a thin strip of chrome mylar!  In one photo, I couldn't even see a bump of a trim piece between the two colors.

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Posted by spencer1984 on Friday, December 24, 2010 6:45 AM

 Good point on the mylar...I hadn't thought about that, but I know the Kustom Shop loved using tape whenever they could.

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Posted by Cycolac Fan on Friday, December 24, 2010 10:10 AM

 

I am happy to see the great work coming from our actors this time around.  The departure of one and the no-shows of others have gotten me to doing some thinking.  If I can convince to Studio to a one month extension, would you folks be interested?  The Holidays do take us away from the workbench for time with family and friends and if another month would be a big help for those who have time issues, I'm sure the Studio could be persuaded to an extension.  I do need to hear from you, so sound out load and clear!

It would be helpful for me. As I said in a post a few days back I hope to finish it and post progress after deadline if I got your permission to do so. But it's still your call.

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 rickr442 on Friday, December 24, 2010 11:33 AM
I didn't see the car in person til the mid-70s after it'd been defiled for the Hollywood Museum, but all the construction photos I saw at Barris' indicated a pinstripe between the colors, probably done by Bob Bond, GB's paint-striper for many years. Also, the plastic chrome moldings available back then had a usable life of mere weeks, and the Paramount car crews wouldn't've put up with that for long... I thing the 'pop' reflection seen in pics is just the reflection of the sharp edge rather than an extra applique'.

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Posted by spencer1984 on Friday, December 24, 2010 3:43 PM

I liked Mike's answer better, it requires less work Big Smile

In all seriousness, thanks for the info.  So if I understand it correctly, from bottom to top it goes: black rockers, silver stripe, black pinstripe, silver topside.  Does that sound right?

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Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Friday, December 24, 2010 11:51 PM

i found this on partsbox.com and am waiting for it to arrive.

 this should bring this nearly to completion. i'm currently reducing the height of the rear wheels.

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Posted by Dvdicvs on Saturday, December 25, 2010 11:19 AM

  Hey everybody I just want to wish you all a Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year, and a Happy Holidays wish to those who don't celebrate Christmas. As for the suggestion by Mrmike to add an extra month to the production I am all for it. If it gives everybody a chance to complete their project then that would be great. I for one am not in this to compete with anybody, I'm in it for the camaraderie, and the fun of the build. I just got a coat of clear on the body this morning, I will post some pictures later. Enjoy the day everyone.

Mark

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

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