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

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, September 08, 2010 8:07 AM

This morning I sat down and blew apart the Mustang for reconstruction.

The motor will be refreshed and plug wires will be added.

I needed to find a set of wire wheels for this car.  All the wire wheels I have looked at have deep offset and meant for low rider style cars.  I found these wheels in the AMT '66 Merc Park Lane kit.  They look close enough for what I need.

More to come.....

"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 mrmike on Friday, September 10, 2010 10:01 AM

24 hours in the purple pond and the body is ready for some basic bodywork.

Morre to come.....

"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: Palm Bay, Florida
Posted by DeLaunhardt on Friday, September 10, 2010 10:39 AM

Just after your movie is done, the actors can feel welcome at our show in Melbourne Florida where we too are having a gathering of "actors" and a special celebration at the MOPAR Super Swap Meet during early January.

They will joined by

1) The 'Automobile' from 'The League of Extraoordinary Gentlemen'

2) 'Ecto-1a' from 'Ghostbusters 2'

3) The 'Mach 5' from the TV Show 'Speed Racer'

4) The 'Aston Martin' from 'Casino Royale'

5) The 'General Lee' from the TV show 'Dukes of Hazzard'

6) The 'Batmobile' from 'Batman Forever'

and several other stars from TV and movies. Its too bad that they did not qualify to make this casting call, but maybe who knows? I will let thier agents know.

Oh, there will be a special appearence of NASCAR race cars that wear sponsorship livery from 10 different movies as well. We call it 'NASCAR does Hollwood'. Maybe they can be in the sequel?

We look forward to seeing you here and hopefully there at our event as well.....

 

 

 

I'm the person my parents warned me about...

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Posted by mrmike on Friday, September 10, 2010 8:51 PM

An event worth marking on the calendar for! 

"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: Palm Bay, Florida
Posted by DeLaunhardt on Friday, September 10, 2010 11:55 PM

Oh and 1 more of our starts felt left out so here she is now:

enjoy...

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  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by tabbysdaddy on Saturday, September 11, 2010 12:06 AM

Did you put lighting in that Batmobile? It looks pretty cool.

"Why do they call them buildings when they're already done building them? They ought to be called builts." - Gallagher

 

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Posted by DeLaunhardt on Saturday, September 11, 2010 11:29 AM

Yes, a friend helped me put in the lighting in which is actually "scale neon", the model has no interior becasue of the room required for the wiring, batteries, ect.

I will have this model at the IPMS show in Orlando (9/25+26) with a fresh set of batteries in it. I'm glad you like it...

I'm the person my parents warned me about...

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Posted by Dvdicvs on Saturday, September 11, 2010 2:45 PM

 Well I got the 5 coats of Super White on this week. (I know it's hard to tell, molded in white, pimmered in white, and painted in white.) I really did paint it, honestly lol.AngelBig Smile I've also been doing some more research on the car and Nichimo didn't give many decals do give a complete and proper detail job. There should have been the letters to spell out Lotus on the back hatch and no Lotus badge for the front either. But I will attempt to scratch build the letters for the back, and shrink a picture of the badge on the front and print it out.

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 DeLaunhardt on Saturday, September 11, 2010 8:33 PM

On the Bond Lotus Esprit...are you going to simulate the side fins and rear window missles?

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Posted by Dvdicvs on Saturday, September 11, 2010 10:27 PM

 Alas DeLaunhardt  no fins, no missles. My scratch building skills are not up to that challenge. And while I do find the minisub version of the car rather cool, I really love the car straight up with out the modifications. It is a beautiful design and looks fast sitting still. I do have another one of these that I bought a few years ago. It was previously owned and the guy had cut open the doors. hood and headlight covers. The plate for the motor was cut up, the kit was a mess. And the store owner gave the you bought it and no refund speech so I was a little peeved. Maybe I will try to make the minisub with that one when my scratch building gets better.

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 kh58ford on Saturday, September 11, 2010 11:10 PM

 Just a quick picture of my progress this weekend. Narrowed the rear axle 3/8" and made the mounts to put the springs on the bottom of the frame. I think I got the stance I was looking for and the slicks fit in the rear fenders nicely. Thanks for the look, Kevin.


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Posted by spencer1984 on Sunday, September 12, 2010 6:27 AM

Great progress, guys! The stance on the '57 looks killer.

Mark - I made a set of decals for my Bond Lotus.  If you send me your e-mail address, I'll be happy to forward a copy of the file to you.

 

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Posted by mrmike on Sunday, September 12, 2010 11:20 AM

Now this is what I like to see...one actor freely helping another with his role.  This is what this film is all about! SmileThumbs Up  Keep up the good work everyone!  Now, onto the next scene!

LIGHTS, CAMERA, SOUND, ACTION!!!!!

"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 spencer1984 on Sunday, September 12, 2010 9:03 PM

I got the engine installed today, and most of the rear end parts painted.  With some luck, I'll have a rolling chassis by this time tomorrow!

 

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Posted by mrmike on Monday, September 13, 2010 7:06 AM

DeLaunhardt, where did you find the model of The Automobile from League Of Extraordinary Gentleman? 

Spencer, the engine looks great!  The carb looks like a double pumper.  How did you make the fuel line?  When I did a fuel line on one of my Hemi's, I just added the second feed line with a short piece of wire and a very small drop of super glue to the main feed line.

I got Spenser's Mustang GT into primer last night and it is looking good.  A little light sanding and paint will fly today!

More to come.....

"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: Palm Bay, Florida
Posted by DeLaunhardt on Monday, September 13, 2010 7:54 AM

I found the 'League" car quite accidently. I was at a clients home (I own a Hurricane Shutter company) and I saw the unbuilt kit on a shelf. No, he did not sell that one to me (rats!) but he pointed me to a website called 'Monsters in Motion". This website sells a ton of movie related items, not the least of which are movie related cars.

Bango! Cool I find the Bandai "League of Extraordinary Men Automobile" in 1/24th scale no less! I put it on my Birthday list to my wife and the rest is model building history!

Now a quick review:

The car is extremely well detailed, FOR A CURBSIDE KIT! There is no motor or real chasis to speak of. The intereior is highly detailed as is the ton of exterior trim (check out the elephant door handles!) The chrome work is awesome, requiring almost no touch up as the frets were conected to the back of most parts. I did a little detailing (flowing in some Testors "Detail Enhancer" wash) to the chrome to bring some of the detail out. The kit does come with a roof, although I almost always display without it to show that great interior. No license plate is necessary because this is a replication of a car that existed before traffic laws (see the movie to understand). This is a visually impressive kit because of its size: a full 12 1/2 inches long !

The kit cost was around $60. (not cheap)

I hope this helps...

I'm the person my parents warned me about...

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Posted by mrmike on Monday, September 13, 2010 11:05 AM

DeLaunhardt, thank you very much for the info and the review.  I really liked League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen inspite of what many people say was a not so good movie.   I have the DVD in my collection and I may have to watch it again soon.

"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 Monday, September 13, 2010 9:50 PM

MrMike, the Mustang is looking great - nice and smooth!  Your description of the fuel line on your Hemi is exactly how I did this one: from the fuel pump to the rear bowl is one piece of wire, while the other line is just a short piece of the same wire held in place with a dot of superglue.  I used the same technique but added fittings using strips of metal tape on an earlier build, but I think I'll pass on that this time around:

DeLaunhardt, I forgot to say this on the previous page - beautiful work on those!  The LXG car is especially nice, I have one in my stash and it looks like it ought to be a really fun kit to put together.

For my own update this evening, I was able to get the Corvette's rear end assembled and installed:

 

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Posted by DeLaunhardt on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 11:39 AM

Awesome work on your cars as well spencer espeicially the Vette. Did I see 2 fans on the  chasis with the Ford motor? What are those for?

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Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 1:01 PM

DeLaunhardt, are auditioning for a role or are you just an extra hanging around the set waiting for another actor to fall ill? Shock  I really like what you have shown us and you are more than welcome to join us if you like.

"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: Palm Bay, Florida
Posted by DeLaunhardt on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 5:04 PM

Haa haa ha Big Smile If you will permit me then I will post some photo's of a new project that should feel right at home here and start a new wip to join you guys-THIS IS GREAT!!. Give me a little time to finish some current projects (Ferrari California, C5R Vette, Snap Together Hurst (yes a Hurst version) Challenger) and then I am diving in both feet!

Note: on of our themes for our January show is "Hollywood Hits: The Trilogy!" yes, we have done this type of theme 2 times prior...

 

 

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Posted by spencer1984 on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 5:31 PM

Thanks, DeLaunhardt.  The Ford motor is from the Batmobile that appeared in one of the two episodes of "Legends of the Superheroes" in 1979 (this car is often referred to as the "Batfuzz Batmobile").  I swapped the traditional radiator for a pair of smaller radiators mounted horizontally to A) fit around all of the gadgets and B) be less vulnerable to gunfire.  You can read the full writeup on the car here.

 

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Posted by DeLaunhardt on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 5:53 PM

DUDE-that was awesome...an incredible model-FUZZ AND ALLL! Bow

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Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 6:50 AM

DeLaunhardt, your audition and role has been approved and welcome to TV/MC VI, Modeler Salvation!  Please keep in mind that this production does end on January 1, 2011.  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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  • From: Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Posted by DeLorean 1981 on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 4:21 PM

On my build, I have wired the Pontiac Banshee's Engine, and installed it into the Chassis.

I painted the wheels Alclad polished Aluminum and the Chassis with Tamiya semi gloss black. The build is progressing pretty well, and I should have it completed soon.

Revell Pontiac Banshee - Chassis

-Spencer

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Posted by DeLaunhardt on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 7:17 PM

Thank you for letting me join the cast.....

By the way, I enjoy making DVD's and I am looking for a way to possibly make a comerative DVD of all this...

STAY TUNED.....Wink

PS: Didn't I see a Pontiac Banshee in the made for TV movie "KnightRider 2000"?

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Posted by crazyhorse on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 7:31 PM

Wow, lots of activity going on here!!!

I managed to get paint on the body and chassis of my Impy build today, so I'll post pics as soon as I can handle those pieces.

" 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 daikins on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 7:54 PM
Hi fellas! The cars look great. I've been away and was hoping to audition with this 1/32 beauty: I was shooting for a show down of Sixties daring: the Aurora 1/32 George Barris Batmobile and the 1/32 Dean Jeffries Black Beauty! Warm Regards, Deane
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Posted by Dvdicvs on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 9:36 PM

  Welcome to the production DeLaunhardt. That DBS is a beautiful kit and is one I had to get. I definately like the movie cars you have already done. I especially like the car from League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. I have been trying to find one without much success. I have been working on a Mustang Cobra II on another CPB as well as the Lotus, so my attention has been divided. This kit was supposed to have a battery powered motor but didn't actually come with one. I'm in the process of sealing the battery cavity and filling gaps in the chassis. I'm also trying to fill ejector pin marks on the motor plate. You would think they would put those pins on the underside where the wouldn't be seen. Thats it for now.

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 mrmike on Thursday, September 16, 2010 6:34 AM

Daikins, your audition and role have been approved!  Welcome to Modeler Salvation!  Good progress is being made here and the Director and the Executive Producer approve.  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

Classic Plastic Model Club

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