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General Lee - 15 year project

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    August, 2015
General Lee - 15 year project
Posted by vince311 on Saturday, March 11, 2017 9:47 PM

Been working on this model for 15 years. Stop and start, stop and start.

Slowly getting closer. maybe 2017 is the year

I found nothing in the AMT general lee kit worth using. Maybe the 1/16 scale is better?

For my build, the roll bar, push bar and antenna are scratch built. Vector wheels are resin from Fireball Modelworks. I created the decals. Body gets a coat of orange in the Spring.   

  • Member since
    April, 2013
Posted by Retro Joe on Sunday, March 12, 2017 8:30 AM
The Revell Charger kit is the way to go for accuracy in 1:25. The MPC 1:16 kit is a NASCAR body, with incorrectly shaped fender wells.
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    August, 2015
Posted by vince311 on Sunday, March 12, 2017 9:17 AM
Thx Joe! I had seen your work years back on a DOH site. I figured as much on the 1:16. Sigh. Say, what do you recommend for the "general lee" decals?
  • Member since
    December, 2007
  • From: Quebec,Canada
Posted by mikemopar70 on Sunday, March 26, 2017 10:48 AM

That's a relly cool project, keep it on!!

http://public.fotki.com/Mikemopar70/

 

Let's keep on building!!!

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    August, 2015
Posted by vince311 on Monday, April 17, 2017 11:22 AM

I had painted this model years ago...but wasn't happy with it. I ended up sanding it a bit and repainting. below is the parts ready for respray:

 

And here are the body parts painted. I used Duplicolor engine orange. It's much better than my previous paint job. Not perfect though...which is ok...as the real General Lees were never perfect.

  

Also started adding paint detail to the vector wheels. These are tough...as the aluminum highlights are super small. 

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    April, 2013
Posted by Retro Joe on Monday, April 17, 2017 12:04 PM
Looking great!
KWT
  • Member since
    July, 2015
  • From: Middle TN
Posted by KWT on Monday, April 17, 2017 5:13 PM

That's looking pretty good! Keep it up..

Time well wasted, is not time wasted - John Lennon

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