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

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Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 9:22 PM

Thank you Bill!

I got the Mannix Dart foiled this afternoon.

I started work on the engine compartment.

I added the hood trim, cleaned up and detailed the grille, and started reworking the rear panel.

Mannix will return.....

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

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On my bench-Lotus Europa Special; 2010 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee

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Posted by rickr442 on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 2:19 AM
Mike, that looks great! Better call Lalo Schiffrin and tell him to get the band warmed up. it's about time to cue the theme music!

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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 aussiemuscle308 on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 5:26 AM

small update; finishing off the bodykit. it needs a bit of putty now to blend it all in.

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Posted by mopar68 on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 9:39 AM
Great job you guys are doing, love that dart! I'll be watching Cool

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Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 2:16 PM

rickr442
Mike, that looks great! Better call Lalo Schiffrin and tell him to get the band warmed up. it's about time to cue the theme music!

Thanks Rick!  I did call Lalo and his is warming up the band as we speak!  I just hope he hasn't forgotten the sheet music or his baton. ShockBig Smile

Looking good, Kevin!  Keep it moving!

Thanks Mopar68!

After looking at some reference photos, I noticed that the rear panel is painted flat black.  And, so it was done!

This is the trim for the rear panel that I found in my parts box.  I painted it with aluminium Metalizer.

When it was dry, I mounted it onto the rear panel.

I need to make new taillamp lenses.

Mannix will return.....

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-Lotus Europa Special; 2010 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee

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Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Thursday, November 18, 2010 5:25 AM

added some putty to the body

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Posted by mrmike on Thursday, November 18, 2010 8:55 AM

Looking good Kevin!

Thanks to Davezinn, I have a telephone that I was able to modified into a mobile telephone that is in the 1:1 Mannix Dart.  Thanks again Dave!

He also sent me two reel-to-reel tape recorders, one of which I have paint detailed.  I now need to find a spot in the interior for the recorder.

I didn't like the flat black that I applied onto the rear panel and thought that semi-gloss black would look better.

I am hoping to finish the Mannix Dart this week.

Mannix will return.....

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-Lotus Europa Special; 2010 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee

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Posted by Dvdicvs on Saturday, November 20, 2010 11:22 AM

  Nice work everyone. I kind of hit a creative wall lately, with the interior being such a pain. But I have finally started it again. I primered the parts the other night and I will try to get them painted up this weekend.

Mark

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Posted by mrmike on Saturday, November 20, 2010 11:40 AM

I'm glad you are back at it again.  I am well aware of hitting the creative wall (I not just a client, I'm the company president LOL).

I have finished the Mannix Dart GTS convertible.  Have a look!

 

Mannix will be right back.....

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-Lotus Europa Special; 2010 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee

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Posted by mrmike on Saturday, November 20, 2010 11:42 AM

A few more.

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

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Posted by spencer1984 on Saturday, November 20, 2010 6:40 PM

 Excellent work, that Dart looks great!  Nice to see it all come together once the hood was cleared.

The Mistmobile is looking good, can't wait to see more!

Good luck on the Lotus Interior, hopefully this will be the one that doesn't fight you.

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Posted by rickr442 on Saturday, November 20, 2010 7:12 PM
Lookin' great, Mike! Now all you need to do is build a black Coronet full of guys with guns to chase it off the shelf...

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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 Sunday, November 21, 2010 9:16 AM

Thank you Bill and Rick!  The only other 4-door I have is a long parted out '68 Fury Police Car that is in my parts box here in the house.  It is safe to say that Mannix will be cruising the bookcase with Spenser and Hawk (Spenser For Hire), Michael Weston (Burn Notice), Danny Williams (original Hawaii 5-0), Frank Bullitt (Bullitt), Horatio Caine (CSI: Miami), Sonny Crockett (Miami Vice), No. 6 (The Prisoner), James Bond (DAF and OHMSS), and Sonny Pruitt (Movin' On).  I think that's everyone...    

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-Lotus Europa Special; 2010 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee

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Posted by rickr442 on Sunday, November 21, 2010 11:59 AM
Sounds like the parking lot behind a really secure frat house!

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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 Sunday, November 21, 2010 2:30 PM

I think I could put that Fury back together and have a really cool bad guys car for ol' Joe to worry about.  Lousy paint job, worn interior, oil smokin' motor, bald tires, you know...just the type of car that gets trashed during a chase!  Oh wait a minute, wrong show!  I musta been thinking about a Stephen J. Cannell show over at Universal Studios. ShockBig Smile  Maybe The A-Team or Hunter.

Where is everybody?  EVERYONE BACK TO THE SET!!!!!  Next scene!  Lights, sound, camera, ACTION!!!!!

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

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Posted by spencer1984 on Sunday, November 21, 2010 9:23 PM

 As I was working on the Toronado today, I noticed a huge, glaring error on MPC's part: they had the hood go all the way to the grille surround, while photos of the 1:1 show a pretty clear break line just ahead of the longitudinal ridges:

 

In a way this was a good thing, because the parts fit around the grille was terrible. So I sliced off the leading edge of the hood and started smoothing it into the surrounding fascia:

 

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Posted by spencer1984 on Sunday, November 21, 2010 9:30 PM

Gunze-Sangyo had a similar (albeit smaller) goof on the Lotus: they neglected to leave clearance for the tie rod!  This was a much easier fix, I just carved a trough with my round file to let the frame sit properly:

 

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Posted by rickr442 on Monday, November 22, 2010 3:25 AM
Okay, now we're talkin'! I bought that kit in mid-'68, (long before I was born...) and did it up as I saw the car on the box art, with dark red lower body panels. Then last year I got the dvd box set and the shows there have the second color black, to match the interior. When I saw the car displayed at the old Museum in Hollywood it was red, but it'd been ruined by Barris' junk tacked all over it and a half-inch of clear coat that looked like the old slice-and-peel brush paint jobs from my kid-hood. So oh master modeller 'Spencer-with-a-C-like-in-Craftsman', what will be your trim color?.

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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 spencer1984 on Monday, November 22, 2010 5:37 PM

 Yeah, Barris had a knack for loading the cars up with way too much junk after they were retired.  I think the tight schedules of Hollywood worked towards his benefit - with too much time to tinker, the cars got a little wacky.

 I was going to go with the silver/black combo, it seems to be more of the "natural" color for this car.

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Posted by Dvdicvs on Monday, November 22, 2010 7:33 PM

    Finally the primary interior colours are done. Third time is a charm.Laugh Now I give it a couple of days to dry, then apply the Scale Motorsport Plaid seat decals. after that I can do the fine details and move on to the body & chassis. Hopefully things go a little more smoothly, and I don't need to do things in triplicate. mrmike Mannix definately lives again. Very nice job!

Mark

 

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Posted by rickr442 on Monday, November 22, 2010 10:46 PM
Are you doing anything to kill the gloss on your interior colors? Unless the car was parked in a giant vat of Armorall the glare is way high for leather... Love the colors though! ..... ..... Spencer... I thought it was funny how Barris always wrote how Connors loved the car so much, then in the dvd set Connors himself commented on it called it 'Out of balance'

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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 Dvdicvs on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 1:26 AM

 Hi rickr442, I'm planning to use a plaid design decal to go over the red paint on the seats, doors, and console. Then I am debating whether to dull cote it. The car from the movie didn't have leather in the interior. I loaded the movie into my computer to get some still shots to work with and you could see it was a cloth style interior. I chose the glossy Ford Engine Red so the decals will lay down and stick better. It will still take alot of solvent to get them flatten to the contouring of the seats and door trim. So it should be interesting. lol.

Mark

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Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 10:27 AM

Mark, you are doing good!  Keep it moving forward!

Bill, I am so happy to see you working on the Mannix Roadster!  I am watching this one! 

 

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

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Posted by Cycolac Fan on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 11:29 AM

 I've passed one of my stumbling block with the Gumball Camaro, namely sorting out the bonnet (hood).

Having no success finding a stock Z-28 hood to convert I managed to dig out a resin Stinger hood I bought a while back from Ed at Drag City Casting (check 'em out at www.dragcitycasting.com)

This one was moulded to a '62 Corvette hood. But I soon cut it out and hacked out the centre of the Camaro's high rise Baldwin Motion hood.

The process of marrying the two is depicted below in photos of varying quality and focus Big Smile I really shouldn't mix Make a Toast with power tools...

Yes that is a wooden coffee stirrer used to keep the hood from breaking and to get the Stinger level. I wanted something I could break out easily after everything was in place...

Slap on some filler over offcuts of plasticard and we're away! :

 

 

 

 

 

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 spencer1984 on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 8:55 PM

 Nice progress here!  Just a quick update from me tonight, the Toronado engine is nearly together:

Lots of weird issues here.  There were several gaps that had to be filled in the transmission assembly (including a totally open bell housing!), the exhaust manifolds had round pegs to fit the square holes of the heads, and there were places where the mating was peg-peg (so one side had to be drilled out to create a proper peg-socket connection).  I like the way it all comes together, but it does need some massaging.

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Posted by Cycolac Fan on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 5:21 AM

 I had similar issues with a Jo-Han FWD caddy years ago.

Looks like a nicely detailed engine for it's age.

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 Wednesday, November 24, 2010 5:05 PM

Mike, it looks like you have your hood issues sorted out.  Good job!

Bill, that Toro motor looks good inspite of the issues you have with it.  Keep it moving forward!

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-Lotus Europa Special; 2010 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee

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Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Saturday, November 27, 2010 10:39 PM

Cycolac, that looks like some major work to fix that hood.

i've done a base coat on kickass

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Posted by mopar68 on Saturday, November 27, 2010 11:50 PM
Great progress here fellas Make a Toast

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Posted by spencer1984 on Sunday, November 28, 2010 8:06 PM

Looking good, Aussiemuscle!  Any new ideas on the wheels for it?

No photos tonight, but I was able to get quite a bit of the Toronado's interior and chassis cleaned up and ready for paint.   The Lotus chassis is ready for wheels and the interior components.

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