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

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  • From: Marrero,Louisiana
Posted by carcrazy81 on Wednesday, September 01, 2010 9:24 AM

Mr.Mike- Since the roles i'd picked out im planning to drop both of the roles that i'd picked originally since theyre halfway done. I rather follow the rules of this thread. The new role is gonna be Eleanor from the 1974 film "Gone In 60 Seconds" . This version i have planned is from the car wash scene with the double whitewall tires on it.

Heres the pic of the 1:1 Eleanor.

Heres what im starting out with. I'd found this one at a garage sale for $1.75 and it was an unbuilt kit except the front bumper & valance was glued on when i got the kit .

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Posted by Cycolac Fan on Wednesday, September 01, 2010 3:18 PM

 Progress on the Rockford Files 'bird

I had posted a lot more descriptions but the website crashed and I'm a little Censored so more info soon Big Smile

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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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, September 01, 2010 4:40 PM

Thank you Rick!  I appreciate your cooperation! 

Mike, you are off to a good start on your role.  Keep up the good work!

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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

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  • From: Upstate New York
Posted by spencer1984 on Wednesday, September 01, 2010 8:45 PM

I started work on the engine and chassis, with the biggest effort of the day going towards fixing the sink marks in the sides of the frame rails.  Detail on the kit is very good overall, so I was surprised to see that nearly the full length of both sides needed filler:

 

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Posted by David.S on Thursday, September 02, 2010 7:43 AM

I like the choices everyone has made for this build. Lots of interesting, not usually seen subjects. For mine, I forgot to post a pic of the non started kit, so here it is now. Also, some might notice that the kit actually represents the 71 Daytona car. I'm still going with the Le Mans movie car, so I'll have to find some decals somewhere. Hopefully I can find someone that has built one with aftermarket decals and has the "20" car decals kicking around. If not, I'll have to order some. Anyways, here are my pics, have the day off today so I might have a build update later on tonight.

 

David

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Thursday, September 02, 2010 3:53 PM

Spencer, it's good to see you off to a good start with the putty!  Keep at it!  I have a completed '65 Vette from the Stingray show sitting on my shelf.  It was released by Monogram many years ago when the series was on.  It was later re-released as the '65 Corvette Street Machine.

David, good to see that you have an action plan put together. Now, get to work and have fun!

ATTENTION 

We are still looking for more actors for our production.  Feel free to audition on this thread.   

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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

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  • From: Bradford, On. Canada
Posted by Dvdicvs on Thursday, September 02, 2010 11:03 PM

 Well Mr. Director I'm almost feeling a little like "Q" right now. I'm responsible for 007's car. Although this particular one isn't going to have all the gadgets it's still my job to get it right. I've washed, wet sanded and cleaned off the flash & mold lines. I also chose to go with the headlights down on this car so I already glued in the fillers. The rear hatch is going to be a little touchy. A lot of test fitting for this part. Hope to have the body ready to primer this weekend.

Mark

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

http://s747.photobucket.com/albums/xx114/dvdicvs/

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  • From: Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Posted by DeLorean 1981 on Thursday, September 02, 2010 11:14 PM

I would like to Audition my 1/25 scale Revell Pontiac Banshee IV, as seen in Back to the Future Part II. It was used in the Backround driving by in the Alley scene, again below the Goldie Wilson III Hover Conversion announcement and parked on the street in a few frames of the Hoverboard sequence.

The Revell kit is very nicely detailled and sharply molded with little flash and filling required. It should make for an enjoyable and interesting build. :)

Below are some Screencaps to show the Banshee in action, and some Box picturesScene #1Scene #2Scene #3Revell KitRevell Kit Contents

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  • From: Tampa, FL.
Posted by Jantrix on Friday, September 03, 2010 6:04 AM

Mike I had a great time in this production last year. My Cherry 2000 Mustang picked up a 1st place at a Florida contest this past February. Good luck with this years shoot.

Rob Geeked There is a nasty little four letter word for building something you're not interested in - work. And that's not what we do here. My Photo Album

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Posted by Cycolac Fan on Friday, September 03, 2010 5:23 PM

 What's interesting is that the Porsche 917 and Lotus Esprit kits are in my to-build pile and the Banshee is on my wants list so I'll be watching all of these with interest.

Some of you may know that as part of my day job I work on a car magazine in the UK, I dug this photo out of the files, don't get excited they're both replicas and not the genuine movie cars but I thought you might get a kick out of seeing them dvdicvs:

that was a FUN day on the beach.

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 Dvdicvs on Friday, September 03, 2010 6:26 PM

  Thanks for the picture Mike. The 77 Esprit has always been my favorite Lotus. Any pictures are definately welcome.

Mark

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

http://s747.photobucket.com/albums/xx114/dvdicvs/

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  • From: Upstate New York
Posted by spencer1984 on Friday, September 03, 2010 9:54 PM

 Very cool shot, the Lotuses (Loti?) look great together like that.

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Posted by Mercury Flathead on Friday, September 03, 2010 10:47 PM

I got the ride height mocked up on the "4 wheeler" General Lee.  The rear axle is now mounted under the springs.  The front end had some tweaking with the A-arms and spindles.  Still might need some minor modifications but it's close.  The tires are from the Dukes of Hazzard Jeep and the rims are resin.

Mercury Flathead
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Posted by Mercury Flathead on Saturday, September 04, 2010 9:50 AM

On the green "Southern Comfurts" Lee I fixed the rear window from the 500 roof

to the correct one. Just got to bondo, sand, and scribe new trunk lines

I painted the vectors up and got the ride hight close to what it should be.

OOPS, I didn't realize until I already posted this that my brother never logged out and I posted mine under his username. Banged Head

Mercury Flathead
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Posted by David.S on Saturday, September 04, 2010 11:56 AM

Small update for me... started on some interior bits. I'm very happy with the seats, they are hand painted with a mixture of Seaboard Airline Orange from Polly Scale, and XF-7 Tamiya flat red mixed about 2:1.

 

Dash is just Tamiya XF-1 flat black hand brushed to give abit of texture.

 

 

Front and rear spindles are painted XF-16 flat aluminum with the calipers done in X-32, and the discs are XF-56, but still need some work.

 

 

And I forgot I had bought some Gulf colours from Zero Paints to do this kit with. Since I found them I may just mask and paint the orange stripes and find some numbers from the parts box. But I'm a long way from that stage.

 

David

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  • From: Huntingdon Tn
Posted by kh58ford on Saturday, September 04, 2010 7:40 PM

 I picked up the Revell 57 Chevy Bel-Air up from a friend today, so I could get started on the Hollywood Knights-Project X model. First order of business was to raise the rear fender well openings to match the movie car. I finished the body work on the quarters using 2 part automotive putty.  I also went ahead and sanded away the Bel-Air to make it into a 210. Next on the list of things is moving in the inner rear fender wells in so the 10.5 slicks will fit.

 

 


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  • From: Upstate New York
Posted by spencer1984 on Saturday, September 04, 2010 9:18 PM

 Great progress all around, guys!  I assembled the Stingray's engine today, which included removing the center seam from the oil pan, adding a dipstick, and modifying the fuel pump to look a little more realistic.  Paint is Chevy Engine Orange:

 

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Posted by DeLorean 1981 on Sunday, September 05, 2010 2:14 AM

That looks really good, Spencer1984. ;)

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Posted by Dvdicvs on Sunday, September 05, 2010 7:14 PM

  I'm really liking all the build subjects guys.Thumbs Up I can't wait to see them when they are finnished. Well I've finnished the prep work on the body, including a few sink marks at the back of the car. A little putty and sand paper took care of it. I shot it with two coats of Tamiya Fine White Primer this afternoon. I'll give it 4 or 5 coats of Dupli-Color Super White this week. While I wait to do that I have to do something with the chassis plate. This kit is suppose to have a battery powered electric motor, but didn't actually come with one. I am planning to permanently seal the cavity that the batteries go into, and try to make it as invisible as possible. It is going to take a bit of work to do that because of the texturing of the panels on the underside of the car. Keep up the good work gentlemen.

Mark 

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

http://s747.photobucket.com/albums/xx114/dvdicvs/

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Posted by spencer1984 on Sunday, September 05, 2010 7:23 PM

I was able to get more done on the engine today, and made a set of coil springs to replace the kit parts:

 

 

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Posted by Cycolac Fan on Monday, September 06, 2010 2:49 PM

 Wow, at this rate you'll all be finished by next week! Big Smile

I'm getting left behind here!

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 mrmike on Monday, September 06, 2010 3:05 PM

You're getting left behind?  I haven't even started on my role yet! Sad  And, I have just joined the ranks of the unemployed, so I have time for a little more modeling.  My '67 Mustang just went into the freezer in an effort to break some of the glue joints.  I hear this works really well!

Jantrix, congrats on the 1st place for your Cherry 200 Mustang!  It was great having you around for the previous TV/MC CBP. 

I see some great progress here and I am very pleased!  Keep up the good work everyone! 

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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

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Posted by crazyhorse on Tuesday, September 07, 2010 6:08 AM

I'm being left behind as well. Can't seem to find a good picture of the 1962 Impala that show it after it was repainted and all. Maybe I should get a copy of the movie, and watch it again.

" 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 DeLorean 1981 on Tuesday, September 07, 2010 7:47 AM

The Engine of my Pontiac Banshee is now complete, except for the Wiring and Braided lines that will be added shortly. I mainly used Alclads to finish it. Overall, it went together quite well.

-Spencer

 

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, September 07, 2010 8:48 AM

crazyhorse, here's a link to a picture I found on the IMCDB that should help you.

http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_8945-Chevrolet-Impala-1847-1962.html

And a link to the page with all the pictures.

http://www.imcdb.org/movie_117603-Set-It-Off.html

Spencer, good job on your motor so far.  Keep it going!

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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

Classic Plastic Model Club

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  • From: Upstate New York
Posted by spencer1984 on Tuesday, September 07, 2010 7:20 PM

 Nice work on the Banshee engine, the finish looks spot-on!

I did more on the Corvette engine, adding the belts, fuel line, and ignition wires.  The ignition wires were sort of a cheat - for those of you who were part of TV/Movie Car IV "On the Bench," you may remember that I had used a big block engine in my Supernatural Impala before correcting it to the 327.  Since then, I've had the 427 sitting off to the side with no plans for it, and decided that I'd use the distributor/wires on this project.  Since the HEI distributor is a common upgrade for vintage engines and was readily available in '85, it seemed like a good match.

 

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Posted by kh58ford on Tuesday, September 07, 2010 8:15 PM

 Project X received a coat of primer with a little sanding done to the quarter panels and I cut the rear inner fender wells off. I filed the frame rails smooth and am in the process of reattaching the wells. I hope to start on the suspension tomorrow night, so I can get the stance right. Then it will be off to building the motor. Thanks for the look, Kevin.


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Posted by crazyhorse on Tuesday, September 07, 2010 8:29 PM

Hey khford58,I'm watching Your build very closely,.. I wanted to build that same car before too.

I bought a Modelking reissue of the MPC " Spirit of 57" gasser as a starting point.

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

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  • From: I'm feelin' Califonia, but I'm lookin' Minnesota
Posted by crazyhorse on Tuesday, September 07, 2010 8:34 PM

Thanks for the link mrmike,I can't help thinking that it looks like a 2 tone paint job!!

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

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, September 07, 2010 8:38 PM

crazyhorse, it does appear to be a tu-tone paint job!  Blue over black.  Good Luck!

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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

Classic Plastic Model Club

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