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"Blue Oval" Group Build - Tribute to Henry
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Posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 08:05 PM UTC
Hi there

WOW! I love the colour of that first 1948 Deluxe Convertible! Maybe Tacoma Cream? - whatever, it just works perfectly.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 11:26 PM UTC
Great inspirational pics. Makes me want to build them all.
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Posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 11:36 PM UTC

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Of course you HAD to include the green F-100.



But it's a thing of beauty! I am just catering to the broad scope of subject matter that we as scale modelers find appealing. There was no ulterior motive, honest

Cheers, D



Just you wait until the Bow Tie GB.

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Posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 11:46 PM UTC

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Just you wait until the Bow Tie GB.





Fully prepared David

Cheers, D
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Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 12:03 AM UTC
D,
To bad I'm not into Rally Racing, or I'd have to build one of those RS1600s.

Really starting to get "itchy" waiting for the GB to start. I've cleared my bench, and will solely concentrate on my 1st build till it crosses the finish line.

Joel
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Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 02:37 AM UTC
WOW, that '57 Bell Air reminds me of how my 2013 Impala feels.
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Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 07:17 AM UTC
Hi again

A bit Off Topic - but looking at a shot like that makes me wonder if there's mileage in a Heavy Weathering campaign along the line for any of us with the courage to enter? I've had some Rustall sat on the shelf for a couple of years, but I've never tried it. It could be uncharted territory for many of us and a great chance to share results and advice.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 07:46 AM UTC

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Hi again

A bit Off Topic - but looking at a shot like that makes me wonder if there's mileage in a Heavy Weathering campaign along the line for any of us with the courage to enter? I've had some Rustall sat on the shelf for a couple of years, but I've never tried it. It could be uncharted territory for many of us and a great chance to share results and advice.

All the best

Rowan



Hi, Rowan!

You might want to pop over to ARMORAMA- A lot of the "Tread-Heads" LOVE to over-weather their stuff... They often practice a technique known as "over-doing it"...

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Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 08:06 AM UTC
Hi Dennis

I don't need to go to Armorama - I saw plenty enough on Aeroscale too over the years of editing it - but the whole point of my suggestion is angling it at weathering car models accurately. So - quite specifically, not "over-weathering", but trying replicate convincingly what you might find in photos of the un-loved classics like Damian's posted in this thread.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 08:16 AM UTC
Rowan, unsurprisingly, Damien started a thread about that a while back.

Given your mad internet skillz, you could probably find the thread faster than I could.
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Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 08:27 AM UTC

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Just you wait until the Bow Tie GB.





Fully prepared David

Cheers, D



Oh, that is nothing..... LOL

I should probably explain my disdain for GM. My first car was a 1971 Chevy Nova 2Dr with a 307 that I bought from my neighbor. I knew the car history and it had a light driver's side accident in the left front corner.

That damn car tried to kill me three times before I killed it! First, the pins on the steering isolator (rag joint) ripped out and caused me to have no steering on a twisty road. Managed to stop it before hitting anything. Second, I was going down a long hill that had a right turn at the bottom, as I made the urn at about 30 MPH, the driver's door flew open, the striker pin for the bear claw lock had pulled out of the inner door frame. Third was a brake line blew out taking an off ramp from an Interstate Highway, thankfully I didn't panic and hit the e-brake near the bottom of the ramp.

I finally killed it on a snowy road on the way to school. I was playing and fishtailing back and forth and it got away from me. Wrapped the right side around a telephone pole.

I swore I would never own another and haven't. I even hate when I get them as rentals.
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Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 08:28 AM UTC
I found it, I found it
weathering for cars
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Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 08:43 AM UTC
Rowan,
Boy that came out of no where.

I've focused my car build collection as though they're museum displays. Now I've seen some guys build and finish race cars as though they just finished a race. Some look realistic, and some don't. Then again, it's just my opinion.

But I pretty sure that I'd take a pass on the GB.

Joel
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Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 09:42 AM UTC

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Rowan, unsurprisingly, Damien started a thread about that a while back.

Given your mad internet skillz, you could probably find the thread faster than I could.



Hi Mark

I remember the thread - I think it might even have been a comment of mine that inspired it - but I don't think there's a Campaign in the list, so I'm just wondering if there'd be interest in doing one.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 09:46 AM UTC

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Rowan,
Boy that came out of no where...

Joel



Hi Joel

Well, if Damian keeps posting shots of old wrecks as references and inspiration...

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 10:25 AM UTC
Hi Rowan.

Check the “Group Build Themes” thread, it’s #2 on the list 😎

2. Dirty, Dusty and Rusty - Dirty, badly weathered or fully rusted out "barn find" cars.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 11:30 AM UTC
I have a family function on later today, so I'm getting in early with the "T minus 3 days and counting" for David. Here's your First Gen Bronco mate!






And finally a barn find/survivor '72 with 50,000 miles under the wheels!


Cheers, D
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Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 11:39 AM UTC
Thanks D.

Mine will look similar to the first one, but in Royal Maroon.
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Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 12:18 PM UTC

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Thanks D.

Mine will look similar to the first one, but in Royal Maroon.



Sounds very cool, can’t wait to see it hit the bench mate!

Cheers, D
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Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 12:20 PM UTC
Gee D, you didn't see this one?

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Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 12:34 PM UTC

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"T minus 4 days and counting" is yours Michaels, the little pocket rocket RS1600!







Cheers, D



I missed this! Great photos Damian and would love a Mexico. That colour with the 1600 would be awesome.

cheers

Michael
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Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 12:51 PM UTC

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Gee D, you didn't see this one?



“NOT OJ” - classic!
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Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 03:26 PM UTC

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Gabriel, "T minus 5 days and counting" is yours, the 1966 F-100 Flareside (Stepside)



Thanks, D.

Yes very nice and inspirational pictures. For what I know now, I'm going for a two-tone stock-ish one, very similar with the first picture. And yes, that first picture confirms my "vision". Very helpful reference!

Gabriel
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Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 09:19 PM UTC

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Hi Dennis

I don't need to go to Armorama - I saw plenty enough on Aeroscale too over the years of editing it - but the whole point of my suggestion is angling it at weathering car models accurately. So - quite specifically, not "over-weathering", but trying replicate convincingly what you might find in photos of the un-loved classics like Damian's posted in this thread.

All the best

Rowan



Hi, Rowan!

That was a "tongue-in-cheek" post, you know... I trust you saw my "laughing emojis"..?

VR- Dennis

CHEERS!!!

PS- I've been kind of thinking of "doing" a "derelict" Model A; weather-beaten, faded paint in places, missing "body parts", dust & rust, (of course!), weeds growing around the thing, maybe even a few bullet holes- You get the idea...
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Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 10:04 PM UTC

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Hi Rowan.

Check the “Group Build Themes” thread, it’s #2 on the list 😎

2. Dirty, Dusty and Rusty - Dirty, badly weathered or fully rusted out "barn find" cars.

Cheers, D





Cheers Damian

You can tell how often I've checked to see what's on the cards for Campaigns...

Note to self: Must check Group Build Themes!

In all seriousness, it was only through Joel's encouragement that I picked up on the Blue Oval Campaign.

All the best

Rowan