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

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Posted by mrmike on Sunday, November 07, 2010 8:50 PM

Rick, I had read about the Black Beauties that made for that movie and that they were a combination of all kinds of parts not Mopar related and that quite a few were destroyed making the flick.

Cycolac Fan

If you're still have trouble with the Dart could you direct me to some pics of the 1:1 car? It's hard to visualize those scoops having never seen the car and only ever a couple of episodes of the show.

Mike, I have made the scoops and am in the process of getting the hood ready for primer and paint.  I'm still working on the rear spoiler, trying to get the rear fender tops integrated into the ends of the spoiler.  This is the best picture I have on the scoops.

Spencer, despite the trouble you had with the Stingray, it does look great and you shouild be congradulated for getting the job done very well!  What's next?

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

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Posted by daikins on Sunday, November 07, 2010 9:30 PM
Nice Vette! I'm not a big fan of the new Black Beauty. I really dig the Dean Jeffries car. I filled in the head light and will create new dual infra-green ones this week! "Let's roll, Kato!"
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Posted by spencer1984 on Monday, November 08, 2010 6:06 AM

 Thanks, guys!  I'm not sure what my next role will be...the current frontrunners are Emma Peel's Lotus from The Avengers, Joe's Toronado from Mannix, The restored Charger from Fast & Furious, or John Travola's Chevelle from Carrie.  Any suggestions?

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Posted by DeLorean 1981 on Monday, November 08, 2010 6:34 AM

Hey Spencer1984...I've got a suggestion...

The DeLorean Time machine from Back to the Future!!! Big Smile

lol!

P.S. To everyone else, I'm sorry I haven't been updating progress on the Banshee lately, I've had a few minor paint flaws, so when I fix those I'll be sure to have more updates. :)

 

 

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Posted by mrmike on Monday, November 08, 2010 9:02 AM

Bill, build the Mannix Roadster!  That is my Holy Grail!!!!!  Maybe someday when the prices come down from the stratosphere.  Yeah, right.....Angry

Spencer, I really appreciate you letting us know where you are at on your "role".  Please keep us updated. 

"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 daikins on Monday, November 08, 2010 9:06 AM
I vote Peel's LOTUS!
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Posted by daikins on Monday, November 08, 2010 9:40 PM
I used TAMIYA 2 part smooth type putty to fill in the headlight wells (the white-ish stuff). The infra-green lights are not sunken. The infra-green lamps have a nice metallic border, and they have to fit two to the space of the well. Luckily I have some spare dash board gauges from MODEL CAR GARAGE. As you can see, I've managed to find four that will fit just fine! Almost done!
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Posted by rickr442 on Tuesday, November 09, 2010 2:54 AM
That Dart is just SO COOL! One of the classiest and handsomest TV hero cars ever!

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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 spencer1984 on Tuesday, November 09, 2010 6:04 AM

 Thanks for the input, guys!

 Good idea using the MCG gauge bezels, I'll have to keep that in mind.

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Posted by Dvdicvs on Thursday, November 11, 2010 12:07 AM

  Boy is this turing into a pain in the Censored. I have to start the seats, door skins, and console over again. Maybe the third time is a charm. Everything was going pretty good until I used the liquid mask to cover the red. I sprayed the gray on the parts and when I tried to remove the Censored stuff it started taking the red off too. So back in the purple pond it goes.

 I also wanted to ask Spenser if your kit had these parts to put in to the driver and passenger side windows. I'm not sure if I should put them in or not. I had two of these kits and only one had them, and they don't show up in the instructions.

Well that's it for now.

Mark

P.S. The stuff I was using is called Parma International Liquid Mask, and it doesn't seem to react well with enamel paint.

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Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Thursday, November 11, 2010 3:31 AM

mrmike
A Note From The Director-

Now, if the other actors who wanted to particapate in this CBP would come back, or at least give us some indication that they want to still be a part of this CBP, that would go a long way to making me feel better.

I could join in if you want me. I'm about to start Red Mist's Mustang (the mist mobile) from Kickass movie.

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Posted by Drake69 on Thursday, November 11, 2010 3:45 AM

I wish I had known about this thread sooner, or I would've applied for the part of Mike and Jody from "Phantasm". I have almost completed the Hemi Cuda from the movies, just waiting on a resin hood with the shark twin vents to complete it.

The car:

The model, in its current form:

Still would like to see a model kit of the '97-'01 Jeep Cherokee... SOMEBODY?!?!   ANYBODY?!?!

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Posted by Drake69 on Thursday, November 11, 2010 3:48 AM

Last two from the front:

Still would like to see a model kit of the '97-'01 Jeep Cherokee... SOMEBODY?!?!   ANYBODY?!?!

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Posted by spencer1984 on Thursday, November 11, 2010 5:59 AM

The Phantasm 'Cuda looks great, I've been watching your progress in the other thread.  Looking forward to seeing the Mistmobile!

Dvdicvs

 I also wanted to ask Spenser if your kit had these parts to put in to the driver and passenger side windows. I'm not sure if I should put them in or not. I had two of these kits and only one had them, and they don't show up in the instructions.

 

No, this is the first time I've seen them.  Sorry to hear that the interior is still fighting you. If you're interested in another approach, I did mine by brush painting the dark gray areas with Grimy Black (though you could also spray the dark gray and brush paint the black inserts), then I dullcoted everything and did the tartan striping with a newly sharpened red colored pencil. Overall I think it worked out pretty well:

 

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Posted by mrmike on Thursday, November 11, 2010 7:07 AM

Aussie, you are welcomed to join the production!  Just be aware that this production does end on January 1, 2011. 

Drake, great looking 'Cuda!  I probably should have mentioned this production to you, but you had posted your project and had started it.  My apologises to you. 

Dvdicvs, sorry about your problems with the Lotus.  I'm sure Q had his problems, too.  Especially with 007!

OK everyone, the next scene is ready!  Lights, sound, camera, ACTION!!!!! 

"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 aussiemuscle308 on Friday, November 12, 2010 4:48 PM

The starting point for red mist is revell's 06 mustang. It will require a full body kit, which i started the side skirt with 3/16" styrene rod. i grinded off one side to get it to mount flush.





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Posted by spencer1984 on Saturday, November 13, 2010 8:07 PM

Well, unable to choose what kit to build next, I decided to make it a double feature I call: Spy vs. Eye!  First, the "Spy" part: I have assembled and base painted the chassis to Ms. Peel's Lotus...

...while on the other side of the pond, the Toronado engine has been assembled and painted (actually lighter than it looks in the photos, much closer to the original Oldsmobile blue):

 

 

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Posted by mrmike on Sunday, November 14, 2010 2:59 PM

A great start Kevin and Bill! 

Bill, to quote an old TV commercial for a popular chewing gum, "Double your pleasure, double your fun!"

I am back at work on the Mannix Dart GTS.  I was anxious to see some paint on the hood today and I got a coat of primer on the body.  Still much more work to do here.

After consulting my reference photos, I started detailing the dash and steering wheel.

Mounted under the dash and to the right of the console is a mobile telephone that was considered "state of the art" in 1968.  I will be making one of these.

Mannix will return.....

"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 aussiemuscle308 on Sunday, November 14, 2010 4:16 PM

hard to believe how far mobile phones have come in the last 50 years. i remember seeing a documentary of a 'car phone' in the 50s you stop along the highway and plug your 'phone' into a post to connect to the system. i believe scale equipment have a desk phone that might make a good starting point.

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Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Sunday, November 14, 2010 4:18 PM

more progress. i would like assistance in sourcing wheels and hood scoop. I've purchased a Caddy STS-V for the scissor door hinge.

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Posted by DeLorean 1981 on Sunday, November 14, 2010 5:20 PM

Hey all.

It doesn't look asthough I'm going to be able to make the deadline, I just have too many things going on. I want you to know that I've been reading your progress and I have to say, I'm really impressed with what you guys are turning out, some excellent work indeed.

I may be able to finish it before the deadline, you never know...miracles have happened before..haven't they...

Take care all.

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Posted by spencer1984 on Sunday, November 14, 2010 6:41 PM

That Dart's looking good, the mobile phone ought to be a fun detail to build.

 Nice work on the Mistmobile!  I'd be interested in hearing ideas for wheels as well.  The closest I have been able to find are the ones that came in Revell's '77 Monte Carlo "Easy Kit" with the green car on the box art.

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Posted by rickr442 on Sunday, November 14, 2010 7:41 PM
I WENT TO im Wangers Tour de Wangers show today and got to spend some up close time with the Dart. Had some pics taken, will send them directly to Mike so he can post them here.

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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 mrmike on Sunday, November 14, 2010 8:58 PM

DeLorean 1981

Hey all.

It doesn't look asthough I'm going to be able to make the deadline, I just have too many things going on. I want you to know that I've been reading your progress and I have to say, I'm really impressed with what you guys are turning out, some excellent work indeed.

I may be able to finish it before the deadline, you never know...miracles have happened before..haven't they...

Take care all.

I'm sorry to hear that you may not be able to finish by the end of production.  But don't worry, I'll be here during the post-production phase.  If you do finish, please post your pics here.  Good luck!

Thanks Rick!  I'll be looking forward to the pictures!  Thanks, my friend!

"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 mrmike on Monday, November 15, 2010 1:57 PM

Ahh...the joy of paint!  I'm so happy with my bodywork being complete and making a modification to my paintbooth that I couldn't wait for paint to start flying!

The dash has been reassembled and installed into the interior.

Mannix will return.....

"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 daikins on Monday, November 15, 2010 8:25 PM
Great!
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Posted by daikins on Monday, November 15, 2010 10:09 PM
I was successful in creating my infra-green dual headlamps! I used MCG metal with green tape. As you can tell, I am currently adapting two 1/35 scale American WWII Service Members to serve as our stars! In anticipation, I have uncorked my next project: The BATMAN RETURNS Batmobile! I've been waiting for a long time to build this kit. I washed off the chrome and broke out the Satin Black!
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Posted by rickr442 on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 12:44 AM
Dartpaint looks great! Will the underhood sheetmetal be red like the real car was? Both your model and the real car are FAR better than the poor car was when it was new!

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'Peggy, call the insurance agent... The cars got some bullet holes!'..... Joe Mannix

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

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Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 12:04 PM

Thanks Dean!  Your Black Beauty looks great!  What scale it the Batmobile that you are working on?

Thanks Rick!  I had considered painting the underhood area red, but with the green paint looking so good, I am afraid of masking off the engine bay and ruining the fender tops and cowl with tape residue.  In this case, let's just say that the Mannix Dart was all green when George Barris customized it.

After a quick polishing with Mequirs Scratch X, I added the interior, chassis, and grille as a mockup to actualy see what this Dart is starting to look like.

This shot shows the fruits of my labor, the hood scoops and rear spoiler as well as the Tamiya British Green paint.

Still much to do.  The motor needs installation, foiling needs to be done, front bumper and rear panel installed, glass installed, my side markers, and the mobile telephone that is coming from Davezinn.

Mannix will return.....

"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 Tuesday, November 16, 2010 7:05 PM

 Awesome work, guys!  The Dart is a real knockout, and I'm really looking forward to seeing the Batmobile.

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