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

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Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 8:45 PM

spencer1984

Excellent job, Mark - that Lotus turned out great!

i wholeheartedly agree

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Posted by mrmike on Friday, January 14, 2011 9:01 PM

I have previously mentioned that the Boston PI, Spenser, might make an appearance since this Production was extended for a month.  Cast and Crew, here is my Spenser For Hire '65 Mustang!

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

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Posted by crazyhorse on Saturday, January 15, 2011 11:50 AM

Nice Mike,

 I like the way You did Your rims, very authentic looking.

I'll have to look back to see what You started with, I need a similar wheel for a project I'm doing in the future.

This CBP has been a lot fun, so thanks for hosting again Mike.

Roy

" 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 Saturday, January 15, 2011 12:13 PM

Thanks Roy!  I wish I could remember what kit these wheels came out of, but I can't.  It does bug me that I can't remember which kit, but I do build a lot of models so knowing what part came from what kit does get tough!  And, you are welcome!  It was my pleasure to host this CBP and I had fun with my own roles.  Please feel free to join the next one!

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 4:17 PM

ATTENTION CAST AND CREW

We are in the final two weeks of production of Modeler Salvation, and if has been an interesting production indeed!  I am asking everyone to make the effort to try and finish their roles on time!  If not, then please do so during the post-production phase.  This production is still very much alive, so let's get this production in the can!

Regards, MrMike  Executive Producer-MrMike Productions

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Monday, January 24, 2011 3:58 AM

i think this model is 99.9% finished. it needs a better grille, but i don't have anything suitable. other than that it's looking good. overall it's been a fairly easy build but quite expensive since i had to buy extra rims, tires and the scoop.

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Posted by mrmike on Monday, January 24, 2011 6:09 AM

Kevin, that Mustang looks fantastic!  Definitely worthy of a closeup or two!  Excellent!

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

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Posted by spencer1984 on Monday, January 24, 2011 6:33 AM

Excellent work, that really turned out great!

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Posted by crazyhorse on Monday, January 24, 2011 1:02 PM

Aussimuscle, that Mustang turned out just Great!!! That's a lot of body work in a relatively short period of time, so You've done a hellofajob!!

 

Roy

" 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 Saturday, January 29, 2011 6:12 AM

ATTENTION CAST AND CREW

We have 3 days remaining in our production of Modeler Salvation.  On February 1, we start the post-production phase.  I encourage everyone to continue with their roles.

"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, January 29, 2011 10:49 PM

Work continues on Mannix's roadster.  The pinstriping has been more troublesome than I expected, but I think I finally have it in a pretty good place now:

There are still a few minor spots to touch up, but I'll take care of those once I see how the overall piece looks.  So with that in mind, I started doing the last of the major assembly work:

The sides of the body are flexible enough that they had to be pinned while the glue dried, otherwise there would be pretty large gaps along the window sills.

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Posted by mrmike on Sunday, January 30, 2011 6:07 AM

The Mannix Roadster is coming along nicely, Bill!  I am looking forward to your completion of this iconic automobile (and my final holy grail).  It would be great if we could get some pictures of your Mannix Roadster and my Mannix Dart together!

"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 Dvdicvs on Sunday, January 30, 2011 11:52 AM

  Hello everyone, I've been sitting here at home the last couple of weeks looking over Bond's car and something just wasn't right. I mean to say that the quality of the build is OK but something is a little off. White car with black trim and the chrome mirrors stick out like a sore thumb. So I decided to rectify that by painting the mirrors semi-gloss black. I think it was the right decision, so I am submitting a few more pictures with the mirror change. I hope that is OK with everybody. I can't wait to see all the finnished projects and want to wish everybody good luck.

Mark

 

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Posted by mrmike on Monday, January 31, 2011 8:21 AM

Mark, the mirrors redo got me to thinking so I went to IMCDB to search for pictures of the Lotus and none of the pictures had any clear views of the side mirrors.  The passenger side didn't have a mirror and I couldn't tell if there was a drivers side mirror.  I consulted my copy of The Official James Bond 007 Movie Book and the picture of the Lotus shows an aerodynamic style mirror mounted to the window frame.  That mirror is flat or semi-gloss black.  Your instincts were right and you corrected the problem.  Good job, Mark!

ATTENTION CAST AND CREW

Today is the last day of production of Modeler Salvation.  I know that some of you have not finished your roles and you will be allowed to during the post-production phase.  Let's keep working, folks!

"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 Monday, January 31, 2011 8:59 AM

  Thanks mrmike, I used pictures right off the dvd and knew the car only showed one mirror. I had considered trying to make an aerodynamic mirror but used the kit supplied ones instead. I definately had to go with dual mirrors, as I think it just doesn't look right without both on a car to begin with. Something to do with being symmetrical. Thanks for looking that up. I keep forgetting about that resource.

Mark

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Posted by Cycolac Fan on Monday, January 31, 2011 1:03 PM

Nice work guys, sorry I wasn't with you for this one but  I just had too much personal stuff going on, barely been near the bench in 3 months.

Congratulations to all of you who have finished, or will do in the next 24 hours.

I'll hopefully they'll be another one and I'll be there for that one.

Mike

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 daikins on Monday, January 31, 2011 8:01 PM

At the end of the line, BATMAN returns!

 

First up, straight from the FX studio, we have the GCPD squad car from BATMAN:

The purposes of the build were to test a cool product from policecarmodels.com  AND to make the car as movie-accurate as possible.

The kit comes with much more police gear than ever used in the film!  I dumped it all- the extra front fender, the rear lights, and the antennae.  The model comes with a red and blue light for the light bar- yet the movie sports twin blue lights!  CLEARLY continuity was asleep at the wheel!  

I kept all of the interior police equipment to help hide the FX equipment.

The squad cars from BATMAN RETURNS are even less of a show-- the GCPD badge is removed and replaced with POLICE lettering- blah.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by daikins on Monday, January 31, 2011 8:18 PM

 

Finally, I went back into the sprues and came back with Jack Nicholson's Joker Goon Car from BATMAN.

This movie asks the question: "What does a world-class criminal do to get recognition on the road?"  Answer: Employ a paint crew!

The appeal of this build was to test the new TESTORS ONE COAT LACQUER paints- Lime Ice and Purple-Licious. 

The paints worked well- provided that there is a perfect base underneath!  I was hoping that lighting would pull out the lacquer colors.

 

This has been a great build and I've enjoyed all the great cars!  Thank you for motivating me to get three more done!

Tomorrow we go into production!  I hope to post dailies as an embeded video!

 

Same Bat Time,

 

Same Bat Thread!

 

 

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Posted by spencer1984 on Monday, January 31, 2011 8:54 PM

Mark, the Lotus mirrors look good - I think you made the right choice.  I remember the sideview being a sticking point as well.

Deane, excellent work on the Dodges!  These were rough kits, so anything that clean is impressive.

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Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, February 01, 2011 6:15 AM

Deane, excellent job on the Gothan City police car and the Joker's Goon car! 

ATTENTION CAST AND CREW!

The production of Modeler Salvation has officially come to an end.  We are now going into the Post-Production phase and I ask that everyone to please finish their roles.

Thank you  MrMike  Executive Producer  MrMike Productions

 

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Tuesday, February 01, 2011 6:41 PM

Can everyone that participated please re-post their final beauty shots. i have a commemoration planned for this CPB (approved by director)

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Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Tuesday, February 01, 2011 6:51 PM

daikins

The purposes of the build were to test a cool product from policecarmodels.com  AND to make the car as movie-accurate as possible.

Since it's the wrong car to begin with i think making it movie accurate is fairly moot (although it does look good). the police car should be an 82 plymouth grand fury or a 78 Ford Fairmont according to http://www.imcdb.org/movie_96895-Batman.html

also the joker goon cars are either malibu's or dodge 3700! so they got it wrong on all counts, but at least we have a regular supply of 78 monaco's for other modelling.

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Posted by Dvdicvs on Tuesday, February 01, 2011 8:49 PM

  Well I guess I could post a "couple more" final pictures aussiemuscle308. Daikins nice job on the two Dodges. Cyclofan sorry you couldn't stay in this time.  Thanks for organizing again mrmike or should I say Mr. Director. I look forward to the next one.

Mark

 

 

 

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Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, February 02, 2011 3:01 PM

Here is my review of the my builds.  First up, my Mannix Dodge Dart convertible.

Spenser's 1967 Ford Mustang GT

Even though it was built separate from the Production, I wanted to include it here.  Spenser's 1965 Ford Mustang.

I would like to take a moment in memory of the passing of one of Hollywood's great writers and creators...Stephan J. Cannell.  He will be missed.  I thought it would be fitting to post a link to Stephan's ending credit. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rd_3fXqZeMM

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Posted by rickr442 on Wednesday, February 02, 2011 3:39 PM

Very impressive work, Mike!

Colors, textures just about perfect, and it was fun finding the real Mannix Dart during the project! The Dart will be featured soon in Motor Trend Classic, then I'll get it for my magazines.

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Posted by 571502dr on Thursday, February 03, 2011 8:59 PM

I know I am way too late for this one, but I hoping we have another TV/Movie car contest again. I have several I have built and have several I am planning on building. Now, if we are having another contest, I started (actually only painted one coat on the body) the '57 Chevy from the movie "Hollywood Knights" with Tony Danza and Michelle Pfiffer. Since i painted that one, I am also planning building the '57 from "Return to Macon County" with Don Johnson and Nick Nolte. I built it in 1:12 scale but I dont have the correct interior, so I want to build it in 1:25th scale as well.

So, I am hoping we have another contest. I have several General Lee's, the '70 Charger from  "The Fast and Furious", Knight Rider Trans AM, and a few more I can't remember  right now.

Have a good one,

Rick

Currently building a '57 Chevy 150 2 door sedan to look the way I want my 1:1 to look.

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Posted by mrmike on Friday, February 04, 2011 4:20 PM

Rickr442, it was great of you to have found the Mannix Dart as I have been able to find more details to add to my version!  Even the chance to converse with the current owner of the Dart was great.  A truly nice guy!  I owe you many, many thanks my friend!

Rick, thank you for your interest in the TV/Movie Car CBP.  This is not a contest at all.  We are just a group of builders who happen to like building our favorite vehicles from TV  and the movies.  If there is another CBP, it will be later in the year around September.

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by 571502dr on Friday, February 04, 2011 8:19 PM

Thank you mrmike. I will be looking forward to it. But in the meantime, I will continue to build my Hollywood Knight's '57 Chevy. There are so many  TV/movie vehicles to build. OMG... I am going into model building overload..... I am looking for an early to mid '80's Chevy pickup to build the Fall Guy's pickup.

Take care,

Rick

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Posted by spencer1984 on Sunday, February 06, 2011 6:40 PM

Whew - "wrapping up" ended up taking a lot more work than I expected.  Among the things that had to be adjusted: the grille opening had to be reshaped, the hood hit on several components (including the dashboard, firewall, fan shroud, and distributor), the windshield was a complete write-off, and all chrome components needed at least some repair work thanks to the heavy sprue attachment points.

I also swapped out the knockoffs with a more delicate set from AMT's '65 Riviera, and replaced the antenna with a section of guitar wire.  There were some minor fit issues between the rockers and chassis, but the sidepipes masked those nicely.  I also have to give this kit credit for having a *very* nice set of sport mirrors.

Anyway, enough talk; here is my final role in this CBP:

And here are the other roles from the last couple of months:


Stingray 1965 Corvette


Avengers Lotus Elan


Charlie's Angels 1969 Camaro

Thanks for running this CBP, Mike!  As usual I had a lot of fun.  I'm looking forward to continuing the series.

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Posted by crazyhorse on Sunday, February 06, 2011 10:01 PM

Nice closing scene Spenser.

Roy

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