Originally Posted by resinmonger
To Bill: I got a hot date. Can I borrow the Willys tonite? Puulllease!!!
Sorry Russ wont be much good to ya ...I had to delete the back seat.
The other day when no one was lookin' I pryed open a mangled Firebird of the speedline variety. Most speedlines took a hell of a beating but by golly the interiors are always mint!
With some minor whittling and sanding I managed to cram it into the Willys speedster. The gearplate rails had to be shaved to snuggle it all together, but it was a small price to pay. I like the added depth that these interiors add verses your standard torso on a slab detail.
Part of todays mayhem was building a drop axle chassis to settle her tail. The rear deck looks really stretched now as the viewing angle has been dropped considerably in the rear. I'm gonna leave off here for a while... like Bobzilla always sez..."It's a good time to walk away".
So I'd been putting off spraying some charger details until they were BOTH ready. They are a pain in neck to mask and I wanted to do all my suffering at once. If ya remember the purple unit arrived a ways back and had screwpost ringworms on the hood and trunk that I removed with fire. A pillars and vent posts were bent and noodled but not broken. They were corrected using the Testors softening trick.
The tan charger recieved a second spray of goop after a good wet sanding in 2000 to remove some minor boogers I couldnt live with. In order to get that factory look both these chargers will get their roofs scuffed and buffed one more time.
This tan one goes to Giperjet who has been a major contributor to the model murdering program. He's provided tons of scrap cars over the last coupla years. Odds are if you had a car repaired here there's a good chance that the donor plastic came from Greg
or by way of tjd 241 (nuther Dave). Greg
sent a white charger some time back and said those fateful words...."no hurry"...hahahahahaha! After nibbling away at the body work for the better part of a year I asked him what color he wanted it....Tan he sez! I near gagged at the time.
So the slot gods proved me wrong...again!.... and slapped me upside the head. This car is supersweet. It came out so shiny my cam damera thinks it's white (d'oh! ... maybe shoulda used a white background). I assure you it IS medium t-jet tan!
Thanx for riding along guys, as well as all the kind words and props.