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

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Posted by rickr442 on Saturday, December 25, 2010 9:58 PM
Spencer, seems to me that no one would complain if the stripe was represented by nothing at all. The pinstripe I remember would've been 1/8th inch or so, which, divided by 25 would be roughly freekin' invisible. Better an 'invisible' pinstripe than striping on the windshield and junk tacked all over it like Barris had it later!

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Posted by spencer1984 on Sunday, December 26, 2010 8:27 AM

Laugh   Good point.  I have an idea I want to try out, though...if it works, the pinstripe may be do-able with minimal headache.

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Posted by crazyhorse on Sunday, December 26, 2010 11:56 AM

Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays...Everyone!!!Propeller

And Happy New Year!!PartyParty

" 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 spencer1984 on Sunday, December 26, 2010 5:55 PM

 Got the Lotus dashboard finished & installed today.  The gauges were cut from the kit-supplied decal sheet that was supposed to cover the whole dashboard:

 

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Posted by crazyhorse on Sunday, December 26, 2010 7:39 PM

I'm always impressed by the great work You do spenser!! Bow

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Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, December 28, 2010 2:39 PM

Bruce, excellent work on the dash!

ATTENTION CAST AND CREW

I hope everyone has had a good Holiday with their family and friends.

After much thought and discussion with the Studio, the production has been granted a 1 month extension.  Production concludes on February 1, 2011.  This should give everyone the additional time needed to finish their roles.  Please consider this a gift from me to you for the Holidays!

Regards, MrMike,  Executive Producer 

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Posted by Dvdicvs on Tuesday, December 28, 2010 3:46 PM

  Thank you for the extension Mr. Director. I have put the decals on and clear coated the body on Sunday. I just finnished painting the trim and the hood vents today. The extension will mean I won't have to rush final assembly too much. I think it's going to be a little tricky, but Q always succeeded in giving 007 top quality equipment so my mission is clear. I want to wish you all a Happy New Year !

Mark

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Posted by spencer1984 on Tuesday, December 28, 2010 8:51 PM

Thanks, crazyhorse!  Mark, that Lotus is looking better and better, nice job on the side moldings.

Got a bit more done tonight, this time on the Toronado.  The chassis is a standard 1960s-era piece with the exhausts and rear axle mounted in place, so upgrade options are somewhat limited without redoing the whole thing.  New torsion bars, new exhaust tips, and a set of proper leaf springs were added, and overall I'm pretty happy with the results:

 

I also added a shield behind the fuel tank.  I figure that this ought to help protect it from any stray bullets encountered during the course of Joe's day (plus, it hides the unsightly mount points left over from the stock Toronado promo):

 

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Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 9:41 AM

Bill and Mark, I like the progress you two are making!  The Lotus looks almost ready to drive off the end of a pier!  And, the Toronado chassis looks great with the shield added!  Keep up the good work boys!

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

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Posted by crazyhorse on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 8:08 PM

I have completed my build just trying to get some good pictures of it.Sigh

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Posted by spencer1984 on Thursday, December 30, 2010 10:26 PM

The Toronado's interior is pretty much finished, I just need to add the shift lever and pedals:

Also, I got some pinstripe decals printed today and was able to finish off a quick diecast upgrade...so making a special cameo appearance direct from the work bench, the Charlie's Angels movie Camaro:


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Posted by mrmike on Saturday, January 01, 2011 9:56 AM

MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Happy New Year to the entire cast and crew!  I hope that everyone has had a safe and pleasant holiday.  As some of you may know, the Production of Modeler Salvation has been extended one month and will now conclude on February 1, 2011.  I really like the progress that everyone is making.  And, I really appreciate the special appearances including the Camaro from Charlie's Angels.  Let's all get back to work and get this production into the can!  Thank you!

MrMike  Executive Producer, MrMike Productions  

"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 spencer1984 on Sunday, January 02, 2011 7:11 PM

The Elan is now finished:

 

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Posted by rickr442 on Sunday, January 02, 2011 9:20 PM
Lotus looks great! Would that fit under the rear seat cover on the Toronado?

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Yeah, but half an inch to the right, he woulda missed me altogether!'.....Jim Rockford

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Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Tuesday, January 04, 2011 12:01 AM

update on the kickass mustang. i've added the decals, i'm now waiting for the scoop to come from the shop. it'll then need the hood painted matt black and clearcoat over the decals.



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Posted by spencer1984 on Tuesday, January 04, 2011 6:26 AM

The Mistmobile is looking good!  Did you make the decals, or were they available somewhere?

rickr442
Lotus looks great! Would that fit under the rear seat cover on the Toronado?

 

Laugh Just about.  I have it parked next to a Vega at the moment, and the Vega looks like a monster by comparison.

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Posted by crazyhorse on Tuesday, January 04, 2011 5:56 PM

Hi guys, here are my finished pics.

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Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, January 05, 2011 2:31 PM

Excellent job on the Chevy, Lotus, and Mustang!!  The Director approves! Approve

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Posted by Dvdicvs on Friday, January 07, 2011 7:58 PM

  Hey everybody, I have been making progress but haven't had time to post any pictures lately. I've attached the front and rear bumpers. I had to file down the tail light buckets so they would sit a little more flush. I also used 5 min. epoxy to install the windshield, and door panels.

Mark

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Posted by Dvdicvs on Friday, January 07, 2011 8:22 PM

  I also put together the rear window and engine plate, and used some metal transfer letters to put "Lotus" on the rear hatch.  This car has definately been a pain in the Censored. But it isn't a Tamiya or Fujimi so I can't complain too much about bad fitting parts, after all it's just a motorized toy.

Mark

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Posted by crazyhorse on Friday, January 07, 2011 11:50 PM

Hey Mark,

with all the attention to detail that You've put into the Lotus, You've taken it to the next level.

It's much more than a "toy" man!!!

Nice work!!

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Posted by Dvdicvs on Saturday, January 08, 2011 10:34 AM

  Thanks for the vote of confidence Crazyhorse, that was just my frustration talking. I had just finnished epoxying the rear hatch closed because things refused to line up and it would have taken more work to try and fix it. There isn't a great amount of detail, and the rear window is nice & big anyway. So the motor can be seen without the hatch opening anyway. There is only a couple of small things to do and it will be finnished (probably tomorrow).

Mark

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Posted by spencer1984 on Saturday, January 08, 2011 1:09 PM

 Nice work, guys!  Crazyhorse, that Impala is a real beauty - nice to see you were able to get it all wrapped up.  Mark, I know your pain with this kit.  It's coming along great, though, so hang in there!

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Posted by Dvdicvs on Sunday, January 09, 2011 4:47 PM

Mr. Director it gives me great pleasure to announce my roll has been fulfilled. I finnished the last few details this afternoon, including mirrors, windshield wiper and liscence plates. This roll was tedious at times, but satisfying upon completion. I proudly present the 77 Lotus Esprit S1 Bond Car. Thanks to everyone for all your positive support. I can't wait to see everybodies completed projects.

Thanks, Mark

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Posted by Dvdicvs on Sunday, January 09, 2011 4:51 PM

Some More pics.

Mark

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Posted by Dvdicvs on Sunday, January 09, 2011 4:56 PM

And a few more.

Well this one has been interesting to say the least. there are more pics on my Photo Bucket site if anyone is interested.

Mark

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Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Sunday, January 09, 2011 6:21 PM

spencer1984
The Mistmobile is looking good!  Did you make the decals, or were they available somewhere?

 

home printed decals. fyi, i got an image off the internet that had the basic layout, the dimensions were wrong so i had to do a lot of resizing, etc to get them correct.

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Posted by crazyhorse on Sunday, January 09, 2011 7:29 PM

Yeah, aussie, the work you've put into that Mustang is tremendous!!!

I love it!!

CoolCool

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Posted by spencer1984 on Sunday, January 09, 2011 9:02 PM

Excellent job, Mark - that Lotus turned out great!

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Posted by mrmike on Sunday, January 09, 2011 9:26 PM

Mark, that Lotus looks awesome!  Excellent job!  I have said and proven this...anyone can take a so-so kit and really make into a great looking model!  It takes time, patience, and a little skill and you are on your way!  The Director is pleased!

OK everyone!  Three weeks remain on our production!  Let's finish this film on a high note!Big SmileThumbs Up

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

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