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

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Posted by crazyhorse on Thursday, September 16, 2010 12:20 PM

Here are a couple of mock up photos from my build.

" 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 Friday, September 17, 2010 6:43 AM

 Great work all around, nice job guys!

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Posted by mrmike on Saturday, September 18, 2010 2:13 PM

crazyhorse, nice shade of blue on your Impala!  Keep up the good work!

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

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

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Posted by mrmike on Saturday, September 18, 2010 8:51 PM

I was able to get 1 coat of paint on the body this afternoon. 

The hood didn't fare as well.  My spray can decided to spit up and made a mess of the hood.  The hood was stripped and will by repainted.

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 spencer1984 on Saturday, September 18, 2010 8:55 PM

Sorry to hear about the hood, but the body looks like it came out nice & clean.  I started in on my own body today, doing the usual cleanup work and adding the sideview mirrors before hitting it with a light primer coat:

 

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Posted by mrmike on Sunday, September 19, 2010 7:22 AM

Yes, the hood will be repainted and matched to the body.  I figure another coat or 2 of the Honduras Maroon paint followed by a coat or 2 of Tamiya Maroon paint.  This should give me the shade of maroon I need for Spenser's Mustang GT.

BTW, I took a couple of pics of Ray's Corvette Stingray thats been sitting on my shelf for many years.  It was molded in black so I did as little painting as possible and virtually no detailing.  Let me know if there are any other specific pictures you would like to see of this model if you it could possibly help you with yours.

"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 19, 2010 8:33 PM

Cool, thanks for the pics!  I was thinking about using the black casting as well, but there was a big sink mark right above the passengers' parking light that needed filler.  Between that and wanting to do the blackout bumpers, I figured paint was inevitable.  I'll likely use the casting color for the bulk of the interior components, though.

How did you do the wheels on yours?  I'm still trying to decide if I want to paint between the spokes or cut the backs off to open them up.

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Posted by mrmike on Monday, September 20, 2010 6:42 AM

Spencer, I didn't do anything to the wheels other than remove them from the parts trees, IIRC.  Since I built this model soooo many years ago, I'm wondering if I built this with the Corvette Street Machine kit.  I haven't been able to find a "Stingray" kit listing anywhere and I am starting to question my own memory.  "A mind is a terrible thing to waste."  DisapproveBig Smile

"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 carcrazy81 on Monday, September 20, 2010 8:31 AM

Mike- I think im gonna call off the Eleanor project since the kit i was using is incorrect and trying to locate a MPC or a AMT 71 Mustang. I'll let you know about the new project later on if thats ok.

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Posted by Cycolac Fan on Monday, September 20, 2010 9:10 AM

 There was definitely a 1/24 Monogram '65 Vette released as a tie in to the Stingray TV show, you're not going nuts... didn't ever see it re-released, think it came out around 1986?

Can't find a picture though...

 

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 20, 2010 11:00 AM

OK Rick.  Keep me updated!

Maybe the Stingray kit was never re-released and was repackaged as the Street Machine kit?  This is starting to sound as a more plausible element.  I just wish I had something more concrete like a picture of the box art.

I just went and Googled "Monogram Stingray TV show Chevy Corvette model kit" and found this-

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090077/trivia

I'm not crazy after all!

"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 Monday, September 20, 2010 9:13 PM

Now that you mention it, I don't know that I've *ever* seen it in the Stingray box art.  I just always assumed that's what it was supposed to be, and ran with it.

On a similar note, does anyone here remember the Robert Loggia show T.H.E. Cat?  AMT released a kit of the custom Corvette he drove, but from what I've seen the box art and plastic are at odds with one another as to what year it's supposed to be (the box art was a '67 and the model was a '66 IIRC).  I'd love to find out which one is accurate so that I can build a model of it.

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Posted by crazyhorse on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 10:40 AM

Hey spenser, I remember seeing that show as a kid.

Just for the hell of it I did a search on Wiki and they list it as a custom 1966 Corvette Sting Ray.

Quick update, I did paint the interior of my build and will post up later.

Lots of really Cool stuff being posted here, love those Batmoblies!!!

" 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 Tuesday, September 21, 2010 4:06 PM
HI everyone! What great work! UNIVERSAL STUDIOS has given the greenlight on the production of Black Beauty cars #1 and 2! We start by loading the Mopar 440s into the chassis and "assembling" the transmission. Wheel details are limited, as the available product do not match production design. Next take: Interiors!
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Posted by spencer1984 on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 7:15 PM

 The Beauties are looking good, very clean work on them.  I actually had to double check that you were doing the 1/32 version and hadn't found a bigger scale somewhere.

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Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 8:42 PM

Good start on the Black Beauty #1 & #2, Dean! 

I started on the motor for Spenser's '67 Mustang with removing the distributor to drill it out for wires.  I was off the mark slightly and destroyed the cap itself.  A quick search in my parts box found me a short distributor and using a little more care, I drilled the cap through perfectly and mounted it the distributor base.

Then I went ahead and drilled the holes for plugs wires into the engine block. 

 

Tomorrow I'll repaint the motor Ford Engine Blue, cut my wires for the distributor, and insert them into the cap.

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 Wednesday, September 22, 2010 8:41 PM

More progress!  I made my Dremel very happy today by giving it something to do, cutting off the axle mounting bosses on the wire wheels.

Then I gave the spokes a coat of Aluminium Metalizer.

And, the motor got a new coat of paint.

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 daikins on Thursday, September 23, 2010 10:18 PM
Thank you for the kind words, guys! With the aide of production notes, we have completed construction of the interiors: The Window Divider Panel is installed in each car, and the rear seat control panels and collapsible arm rest panel are noticeable. I debated putting more detail in the control panel and Kato's dash, but honestly, you just can't see it once the body is installed. The wheels of the model do not match the actual production notes. I'm deciding what to do about that. If this kit isn't the definition of "curb-side"! Ahh, the magic of tinseltown! "Let's roll, Kato!"
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Posted by mrmike on Friday, September 24, 2010 9:02 AM

Excellent work so far, Dean!  The Director approves!  How about everyone else?  I haven't heard for our other actors in a while.

I got the body of Spenser's '67 Mustang painted with 2 coats of Tamiya TS-11 Maroon.

The distributor has been wired, but I'm waiting on a stock set of valve covers, so mounting the distributor will wait.

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 spencer1984 on Friday, September 24, 2010 7:31 PM

Nice work, guys - the Beauties are looking great, and that Maroon looks really slick!

I've had to take a brief production break these last few days because of a family outing of sorts, but everyone is back home now so I can get back to work.  You may also see some cameo appearances since I was able to get a decal sheet printed that will let me finish several "nearly complete" projects.

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Posted by crazyhorse on Saturday, September 25, 2010 1:20 PM

Hey mrmike, I like the Maroon color of Your mustang!!

The Black Beauties are lookin'....Beautiful!!

Here are the pics of my interior.

" 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 Saturday, September 25, 2010 4:46 PM

 Back to work today!  The body was sprayed with Tamiya TS-14 Black, and so far looks like it turned out pretty well.  Just a few places I need to polish out once is hardens:

 

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Posted by DeLorean 1981 on Saturday, September 25, 2010 6:00 PM

Nice work Spencer1984.

I never would have figured you to be a can man. :)

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Posted by spencer1984 on Saturday, September 25, 2010 6:57 PM

Thanks!  I use pretty much anything - airbrush, rattle can, brush, polished plastic, nothing.  Whatever seems appropriate for the current build.

I also wrapped up this today.  Not part of the CBP (it was well underway when the CBP started), but it seems relevant nonetheless:

Based on the Revell metal kit with modified interior, engine, hood, & suspension, new wheels, scratchbuilt fuel tank, scratchbuilt stripped door inners, and a 727 in place of the kit's manual transmission.

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Posted by mrmike on Sunday, September 26, 2010 12:30 PM

Good work crazyhorse and Spencer! 

Spencer, from what movie is the Charger from?

I finished painting and polishing the body for Spenser's Mustang GT.

I decided to strip the chassis of it's paint and will start over from scratch.

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 crazyhorse on Sunday, September 26, 2010 2:28 PM

Whoa , looking good mike,yeah spenser, i was wondering the same thing?

It looks like "The Fast and Furious" Charger or maybe, Blade?

In any case it looks LIKE ONE BAD RIDE!!!

" 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 crazyhorse on Sunday, September 26, 2010 3:21 PM

OOPS, it couldn't be the Charger from Blade,that one is a '68  Blush.

Thanks mike, I noticed in the dvd that the Impala has a banjo style steering wheel, so i need to find me one.

" 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, September 26, 2010 7:08 PM

Heh, sorry guys - I meant to include that in my last post.  It's the "partially restored" Charger from the most recent Fast & the Furious movie.  Though I do also have the first movie version and Blade's car: 

One of these days I ought to take a group photo of all of my 68/69/70 Chargers...they were a popular TV & movie car.  Maybe after I build the Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry '69.

Spencer's Mustang is looking great, you could just about shave in that finish.  Nice work!

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Posted by daikins on Sunday, September 26, 2010 9:53 PM
Great stuff! My plan is to build the Black Beauty One as the "stunt car", straight OTB, with all the great Dean Jeffries weaponry. Black Beauty Two will have all the weaponry retracted and hidden. To start this, I ground off the rear bumper rocket launcher doors and began shaping clay to fill in the gap. Then, I ground off the front rocket launcher (left), leaving the cover panel that should be covering the rockets (right) Some more work, than spray booth! Can you believe that the creator of the GREEN HORNET hated the gadgets of the TV show?
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Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 8:59 PM

Spencer, thanks for identifing you recent additions to your collection and for sharing them with us.

Dean, I like where you are going with your project!  Great idea!  Keep up the good work!

I have started chassis assembly on Spenser's '67 Mustang GT.  The exhaust, rear suspension, and transmission mount have been cleaned, repainted, reassembled, and installed.

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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