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Flying General Lee
Posted by spencer1984 on Sunday, December 05, 2010 9:48 PM

I was having some fun with the camera recently, and took this photo from inside my car with the General sitting on the windshield.  The only retouching was adding a little motion blur to the wheels:

 

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Posted by 351gt on Sunday, December 05, 2010 10:07 PM

Great pic, Nice to see a pic of the General Lee on this site without the roof cut off! Big Smile

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Posted by plastoidX11 on Monday, December 06, 2010 1:37 AM

awesome idea and pic... the general looks good also!

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Posted by rickr442 on Monday, December 06, 2010 2:14 PM
Nice!... But... Needs more smoke and maybe some parts protruding from the engine compartment as the stuntman over-revs the motor after launch...

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Posted by AquaMach on Monday, December 06, 2010 6:31 PM

 I would never have thought to use the windshield of my car for such a thing...that's ingenious!!! The model looks great too!

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Posted by spencer1984 on Monday, December 06, 2010 10:31 PM

 Thanks!  This ought to work for others like KITT, the Mach 5, the A-Team van...it seems like quite a few TV cars spent more time in the air than they did on the road!

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Posted by GoodAZGuy on Tuesday, December 07, 2010 1:27 AM

Very clever.

 

Cool

It's a neat heat and can't be beat. 

 

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Posted by newfie on Wednesday, December 08, 2010 10:27 PM

 Never would have thought of this. It turned out siick

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Posted by JM485 on Wednesday, December 08, 2010 10:45 PM

 That is a cool pic.  I just started watching the old episodes on CMT and that looks just like the shots they took of a good creek jump.

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Posted by rickr442 on Wednesday, December 08, 2010 11:59 PM
Like the Dukes, Knight Rider filmed all their jumps (or at least most of them) at one time... usually at the first of the season's production schedule with a fresh load of previously trashed cars from the previous season. There was a great KR blooper reel on Facebook that showed the destruction of many TAs...

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Posted by peanutgallery on Saturday, December 11, 2010 10:12 PM

Well, you prove once again there is always a better mousetrap to be built.....great idea on the windshield photo

Dennis

 

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Posted by Jefferson on Monday, December 13, 2010 1:24 PM

What an awesome idea, I laughed when I read how you did that.  Too cool. You get an A+ for creativety!

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Posted by skumole on Monday, December 13, 2010 8:14 PM
Very nice! Where did you get the push bar?
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Posted by spencer1984 on Monday, December 13, 2010 9:07 PM

Thanks, guys!

The push bar was scratchbuilt from styrene stock.  I think it was .040" for the flat and .100" for the round, but it was long enough ago that I can't remember exactly.

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Posted by Oldcarfan27 on Wednesday, February 07, 2018 11:13 PM

That looks just like it was taken from a clip from the TV show!!! At first I dismissed it as the real thing and scrolled past it to look for the model - then I realized it WAS the model!

You fooled me, and ultimately, that's the highest compliment one can give a model builder. We all strive to create that miniature object that fools our brain into thinking that it is actually the real thing.

And you've done it! Great job.

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Posted by spencer1984 on Thursday, February 08, 2018 6:48 PM
Thanks!

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