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#1 OFFLINE   acisne

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 02:14 PM

Post of what you are working on. Works in progress only. I seem to alway have a least two projects going on at the same time.

Here are mine:
This dark red Maisto Cobra is taking a stripping bath and going to get a coat of Competition Orange as Maisto won't do one.
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This was a Revell '65 Springtime Yellow Mustang Coupe. If you recall, I had a blue 'vert that "crumbled" on me, so I am combining the two to have a yellow vert. The interior had been carpeted already.

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 04:03 PM

I'm currently converting a Ford Focus into a Ford Focus RS, changing the colour to black too. It's a Bburago base and it so far has a carpetted interior and donor Z8 wheels (also from Bburago). I'll show pics as soon as I have any! :cheers
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Posted 01 February 2007 - 05:34 PM

I'll be making 10 police cars & repainting a Burago 84 Testarossa this weekend.

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 05:47 PM

I have these babies on the desk, just gave one new shoes and the other a darker look! :cheers

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 05:50 PM

I have a few that need sorting but they are mainly decal jobs.

Autoart Porsche GT3 RS Presentation car
Biante Sierra RS500 - Benson & Hedges
Minichamps Porsche 956L 82 winner - Rothmans
Minichamps Porsche 956L 83 winner - Rothmans
UT Porsche 993 GT1
UT Porsche GT2R - Liquid Moly lemans car

Ive also just stripped a UT Porsche supercup car with the intentions of converting it into a 993 RS 3.8 Clubsport . A full repaint  on this one.

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 07:57 PM

I have a lasagna in the process of cooling down....

I'll start working on it in the next 5-10 minutes.

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 08:00 PM

I'm converting a UH Porsche 917 into the David Piper green Sandeman #43 car. :cheers
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Posted 01 February 2007 - 08:56 PM

Got four or so, in the pipeline.  My organizational skills are "advanced clutter".

I'm working on, clockwise from upper left; putting a Shelby Collectibles GT-350 chassis underneath a Road Signature 1965 Falcon (partially obscured by ZipLoc full of spare parts); converting a Baldwin Motion Big Block 1970 Nova to a Small Block road racer, complete with rollcage; a Kyosho Lancia Stratos repaint; and a PYE Big Block Camaro into an IMSA GTX road racer.

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And here's what the rest of the shop looks like, donors are all on the shelves above, plus some "resting" customs on the lower shelves.

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 09:34 PM

My current work is to do a good replica of the red '84 Ferrari 288 GTO, better than the elite series, with a more real look.

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 10:49 PM

Rebulding my previous mod, Bburago Ferrari F50 GT  :help  :help

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 04:08 AM

I'll get some picts but I have about 20 mods on my benches at the moment!!
I am working on two 1:18th transport trailers, a Bburago 300 Sl, Beetle, Ferrari GTO racer.... and a cupboard full of "in progress" mods!!!

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 11:26 AM

Jim, nice work area you got there! :cheers I spot a fan, heater, boombox...you just need a little TV and a small fridge and you would be all set! :giggle

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 05:11 PM

acisne, on Feb 2 2007, 05:26 PM, said:

Jim, nice work area you got there! :cheers I spot a fan, heater, boombox...you just need a little TV and a small fridge and you would be all set! :giggle

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Plus two Scuba masks (next to the space heater) that my wife has been after me to store with our other gear ever since we got back from our last dive trip (last month).   :giggle

Oh, and my wonderful wife made the same TV suggestion last week.   :pianodance

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 06:52 PM

Yatming Jaguar XJS in bits at the moment :giggle

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Hoping to transform it into the 1985 Bathurst winning TWR Jag.Never done a real mod before so it's all trial and error.
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Posted 03 February 2007 - 02:07 AM

Here are some picts......it might be time for a tidy up!


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Posted 04 February 2007 - 05:12 PM

busy looking table there peter !!! is that my trailer in the first pic by any chance??

on my table

xj-s yat ming as a racer jaguar deutchland #1
xj220 lm #57
w123 merc 240 d going to be a v8 petrol amg style go faster merc
moggie minor traveller v8
holden hsv 4dr turned into a sort of lotus omega mk2

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 02:00 AM

roadstermatt, on Feb 5 2007, 11:12 AM, said:

busy looking table there peter !!! is that my trailer in the first pic by any chance??

on my table

xj-s yat ming as a racer jaguar deutchland #1
xj220 lm #57
w123 merc 240 d going to be a v8 petrol amg style go faster merc
moggie minor traveller v8
holden hsv 4dr turned into a sort of lotus omega mk2

solido c4 rally concept deliveried and making an interior

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Hi Matt

Yes that is your trailer. I am nearly ready to put it together, but I am looking at a way to make it so that I can "snap-it" together, so I don't have to glue it. That way I can ship it "flat" and then you can assemble it yourself.

I'll keep you posted.

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 07:08 PM

impression, on Feb 1 2007, 10:34 PM, said:

My current work is to do a good replica of the red '84 Ferrari 288 GTO, better than the elite series, with a more real look.

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 12:45 AM

On my bench atm are

1. VX Commodore Victorian Smart car into a VX SS in Shanghai Red metallic, VY SS chassis and interior

2. Chev Nova. custom steering and diff, Chev LS1 motor out of VY SS wreck.

3. Studebaker Starliner convertible... nearly finished

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Ben Pratt, on Mar 16 2007, 04:45 PM, said:

On my bench atm are

1. VX Commodore Victorian Smart car into a VX SS in Shanghai Red metallic, VY SS chassis and interior

2. Chev Nova. custom steering and diff, Chev LS1 motor out of VY SS wreck.

3. Studebaker Starliner convertible... nearly finished

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Look forward to seeing that VX SS Ben. :wink
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Posted 16 March 2007 - 06:32 PM

I've got a UH Porsche 917 that I'm converting into David Piper's red #59 Wetson's/Sandeman car. I just have to apply the roundels and numbers and reassemble it.
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Posted 16 March 2007 - 06:37 PM

acisne, on Feb 1 2007, 01:14 PM, said:

This was a Revell '65 Springtime Yellow Mustang Coupe.

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Now THIS looks like Springtime yellow!  I remember when I got the '65 Mustang from Ertl Authentics, the color looked considerably too pale to be Springtime; in fact, it looked a lot more like Phoenecian yellow.  This is what I remember my Mustang looking like.  

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 08:50 PM

Not a diecast, but I am currently building a 1/72 Millenium Falcon model kit by AMT (ERTL). At this rate, it might well be semi-finished tomorrow (minus weathering). It just shows what good can come through lack of sleep. :goodnight
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Posted 17 March 2007 - 04:47 AM

in the middle of evolution 4 of my aston martin v8 vantage racer
started life as a hot wheels road car

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now altering ride height

new rear spoiler

repaint body and wheel centre and interior

relivery (still probably gulf but not the same style)

general tidy up  try to make it look less like its ramed a ferrari f430 or porcshe 911 in anger  :giggle
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Posted 18 March 2007 - 02:37 AM

i have a few ready and waiting :)
holden vt clubsport
Nissan skyline r34
Subaru Wagon
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