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1950 Chevy cab conversion
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Posted: Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 04:13 AM UTC
whoa, gnarly ...




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Posted: Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 09:33 AM UTC
Ouch!! What the heck is Hurling?

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Posted: Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 12:50 PM UTC
Hurling my friend is the greatest field sport known to man! Haha! Actually it is considered the oldest ( pre-dating written history) and fastest. It's also the irish national sport and as an American with irish heritage I was inclined to play. http://www.indyhurling.com/ a link to our website here in Indy...

But anyhoo, back to modelling, here are some pics like I promised.






coming along nicely, I also hit the cab with a dose of Tamiya surface primer. That stuff is awesome! knocked out all of the little surface flaws. I sprayed it through my airbrush and discovered that I didn't know what to use for clean up, so after trying several things it finally cleaned up with Iwata Medea airbrush cleaner. Hope to get it all painted up this week...
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Posted: Monday, October 25, 2010 - 01:29 AM UTC
Hurling looks like a cross among field hockey, lacross, rugby, and "kill the man with the ball".

Back to our regularly scheduled programming.

I like you paint work. Very smooth. The engine is very nice, too. What colors are they? Dod you coat them with Dul-Coat? The look flat. Very nice.

Jim
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Posted: Monday, October 25, 2010 - 03:48 AM UTC
Ray, the model is looking sweet...the ear...not so much!
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Posted: Monday, October 25, 2010 - 01:28 PM UTC
Super clean paint and details




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Posted: Monday, October 25, 2010 - 06:09 PM UTC
Ray I'm loving this build mate. As KSO said, great clean work and detailing. I picked up the AMT kit Snap Fast version off Ebay a while back for $5, it has had a few details started and I am going to use it to try out some paint ideas I have for the Chev vs Hemi Campaign next year.



Cheers, D
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Posted: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 12:54 PM UTC
Thanks for the kind words guys!
Hey Damian! What are you doing in this neck of the woods? Aren't you one of my aeroplane fanatic friends? Haha! But seriously, good to see you and your comments on my thread here!

and Jim, as for my paints, the interior and also to be exterior is a custom color mixed for me at the car shop down the road. The black is Model Master Acrylic left flat in some places and coated with Future in others, and the craziest choice of paint is actually a Citadel acrylic called Space Wolves Grey! It was the closest match in my collection of paints to the Chevy engine blue I could find in my collection!

I've been modelling for some time now, but for the longest time I was exclusively building and painting miniature wargame figs, mostly Games Workshop stuff, so I have a huge collection of Citadel paints.

I'm super stoked that you guys like my work so far! I haven't built a car/truck/civilian vehicle in over 20 years! I have to admit I'm having a blast doing it, and this may be the best way ever to indulge in "owning" all the dream cars I've ever wanted!!!

New pics to follow soon, got stuff drying in the booth as I type!

Slainte!
Ray
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Posted: Friday, October 29, 2010 - 03:38 AM UTC




Ray, keep up the good work...can't wait to see the paintjob!
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Posted: Friday, October 29, 2010 - 09:30 AM UTC
Ok Bob, you busted me ! The Minister for War and Finanace won't let me buy my 1:1 Old Chev just now, so I have resorted to driving this around the dinner table and making rumbling V8 sounds. My cunning plan is that she will get tired of this and relent, but it may take a while !!

Cheers, D
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Posted: Saturday, October 30, 2010 - 02:19 AM UTC

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Ok Bob, you busted me ! The Minister for War and Finanace won't let me buy my 1:1 Old Chev just now, so I have resorted to driving this around the dinner table and making rumbling V8 sounds. My cunning plan is that she will get tired of this and relent, but it may take a while !!

Cheers, D


I hear ya...mine will let me buy one, but she won't give up her spot in the garage to park it there!
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Posted: Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 01:11 PM UTC
here ya go guys, some pics of my test fit...



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Posted: Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 02:13 PM UTC
That's looking really nice.

Jim
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Posted: Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 04:27 PM UTC
yeah, it seems the cab interior went in just fine. I gotta get back to mine now...




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Posted: Wednesday, November 03, 2010 - 12:06 PM UTC
yeah, the interior went in nicely with a little shoehorning... I've been trying to take my time and get things right the first time. Do you guys ever get into the swing of things and go and go, and then you push it a little too far? Well, I was just rolling along making progress nicely, when I noticed that the rear axle seemed to be a bit bent from the drive shaft pushing on it, hardly noticeable, right, but I had to go and mess with it, tweak, tweak, snap!!!!

I CRACKED BOTH D@MNED AXLES!!! GRRRR!

Okay, it's plastic, a little cement will heal the wounds, time to let it rest, step away and come back later...
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Posted: Wednesday, November 03, 2010 - 01:10 PM UTC
Snapped both axles? Dude, that sucks.

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Posted: Wednesday, November 03, 2010 - 02:55 PM UTC

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Okay, it's plastic, a little cement will heal the wounds, time to let it rest, step away and come back later...



exactly... except you're still holding the exacto knife... put it down dude....put . . .it . . . down . . .

now, put in your favorite (audio) CD, crack a , kick back and chill for a while




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Posted: Sunday, December 12, 2010 - 12:46 AM UTC
Hey guys! Sorry it's been so long! My wife's 22 year old cousin died in a freak accident last month and things were really crazy after that... I really didn't have the time/ or felt right sitting at my bench... but time's a tickin' and Christmas is just around the corner, so I gotta get the last bit o' this baby done! Here's where I'm at right now... you can actually see the dust she's collected since I was gone!!!

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Posted: Sunday, December 12, 2010 - 04:22 AM UTC
sorry to hear that

Good to see this back on the bench and looks like you fixed the axles




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Posted: Monday, December 27, 2010 - 09:01 AM UTC
finished!!!!





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Posted: Monday, December 27, 2010 - 10:31 AM UTC
Nice job Ray, and the chequerplate base sets it off nicely. Good work !

Cheers, D
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Posted: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 - 02:42 AM UTC
Nice clean build!
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Posted: Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 02:31 PM UTC
Ray great finish man that came out sweet