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Old Busted Hotness
11-07-09, 05:00 PM
Cause if we do I think I'm getting it for this build. Look away now if you're easily offended.

The "vehicle" in question is a Gurgel (pronounced Gur-shel) X-15 pickup. VW-based and made in Brazil. I'm pretty sure the body is fiberglass. I'm using a Tamiya TA-02 chassis, as the components all sit nice and low, and combined with the X-15's stupidly high floor a full interior is possible.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/11/26.jpg

First layer of styrene to get the general shape

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/11/27.jpg

The bed area. Rear cab wall will go on after the interior is done.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/11/28.jpg

Holy blind spots!

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/11/29.jpg

No plastic nameplates for these guys, they mold it right into the body.

hot ford coupe
11-07-09, 08:50 PM
Holy Schmoley, that thing is scary. It sort of draws you in.

Old Busted Hotness
11-08-09, 06:09 AM
Problem: Idiot made cab too tall.

Solution: Section cab 1/2"

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/11/31.jpg

BrassBuilder
11-08-09, 04:49 PM
Well...I for one thinks it is sort of cute. But I like VW Things too which Gurgel made something that sort of looked like a Thing.
Mike

Tage
11-09-09, 03:07 AM
Perhaps something in a medal based on this old classic...

troppo
11-09-09, 03:24 AM
It kinda looks like an OKA (an aussie build 4WD, do google image search) only uglier lol

Don Garrett
11-09-09, 08:22 AM
Yep.....that goes beyond ugly. It's butt ugly!
Please tell me you're not going to paint it toad green or barf yellow. gringrin

Nortley
11-09-09, 10:59 AM
Ugly, perhaps, but with nothing in the picture to really give a sense of scale, it also looks huge, like a mining rig.

hot ford coupe
11-09-09, 11:51 AM
Perhaps something in a medal based on this old classic...


Yep, that about describes it. OBH, you've become the site's guru on ugly trucks. I'd paint it Pepto Bismol pink.

Old Busted Hotness
11-09-09, 07:30 PM
Yep.....that goes beyond ugly. It's butt ugly!
Please tell me you're not going to paint it toad green or barf yellow. gringrin

I'm thinking of a minty blue.


Ugly, perhaps, but with nothing in the picture to really give a sense of scale, it also looks huge, like a mining rig.

The 1:1's are pretty far from huge. They use VW running gear. I'm kicking around ideas to make the old VW wide-5 wheels.

Old Busted Hotness
11-09-09, 08:57 PM
Here's the first wheel:

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/11/37.jpg

Made from the wheels pictured earlier and a Monster Energy big-can cap. One down, three to go.

You might like these too:

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/11/38.jpg

Resin copies of the popular Recaro cell-phone holders.

Old Busted Hotness
11-10-09, 08:23 PM
Second attempt came out better than the first, using styrene for the center section:

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/11/41.jpg

The little aluminum teats don't fit anymore so I'll make/find some styrene centers.

RC-Archer
11-10-09, 09:57 PM
That's not ugly. You know, like a bulldog is not ugly. Looking good!

Old Busted Hotness
11-15-09, 10:06 AM
Started on the dash:

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/11/51.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/11/52.jpg

This Kydex has the perfect texture, but it sure is heavy.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/11/53.jpg

Spare tire

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/11/54.jpg

Winch in the factory location

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/11/55.jpg

Fuel filler

Not pictured: sanding. Lots and lots of sanding.

troppo
11-15-09, 10:36 AM
I`m sanding with ya mate (in spirit only lol)

Old Busted Hotness
11-15-09, 04:49 PM
Got tired of sanding, decided to finish up the wheels. They'll give you a hint as to where this build is going:

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/11/56.jpg

If you guessed "over-restored show car" please go back and try again.

Don Garrett
11-16-09, 03:27 PM
Is that one wheel passionate pink?1thud1

Old Busted Hotness
11-19-09, 08:04 PM
It's actually Hot Magenta, but yeah.

I got a good start on... well I can't really call it a rollcage. Your life would have to suck pretty bad for you to be willing to stake it on this rickety-looking thing.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/11/62.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/11/63.jpg

Can't really call it a ladder rack either unless you want your ladders to fall off.

It does have lots of handholds for hot Brazilian chicks to grab onto, though gringrin

Nortley
11-19-09, 09:38 PM
That rack already looks better than some of the real ones I see on the local roads. Using it as a passenger grab is an authentic enough use too, from what I've seen in other places.

Old Busted Hotness
11-20-09, 08:43 AM
Tires are sorted. Two BFG's:

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/11/65.jpg

And two Maypop's :lol:

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/11/66.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/11/67.jpg

hot ford coupe
11-20-09, 07:46 PM
The wheels are lookiing great.

Old Busted Hotness
11-20-09, 09:48 PM
Sneak preview:

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/11/69.jpg

Still needs weathering, etc but the base color is down.

RC-Archer
11-21-09, 02:07 PM
That is starting to look pretty good.

Old Busted Hotness
11-21-09, 02:46 PM
Today's progress:

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/11/73.jpg

Dash installed

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/11/74.jpg

Rear bumper and engine

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/11/75.jpg

Bed rails and vent screens

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/11/76.jpg

Mismatched door and "rollcage" painted

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/11/77.jpg

Headlights installed, winch detailed.

Old Busted Hotness
11-21-09, 02:47 PM
Today's progress:

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/11/73.jpg

Dash installed

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/11/74.jpg

Rear bumper and engine

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/11/75.jpg

Bed rails and vent screens

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/11/76.jpg

Mismatched door and "rollcage" painted

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/11/77.jpg

Headlights installed, winch detailed.

Old Busted Hotness
11-23-09, 09:05 PM
Only got one windshield wiper:

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/11/82.jpg

Fortunately even in Brazil there's a hobo at every intersection to wash off the other side. Did kind of a lousy job, though.

Old Busted Hotness
11-24-09, 08:08 PM
http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/11/83.jpg

A coat of flat clear mixed with white kills off the rest of the gloss and gives that chalky old-fiberglass look.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/11/84.jpg

Brass headlight guards

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/11/85.jpg

Rusted the jungle gym

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/11/86.jpg

Brazilian car audio? Maybe.

Old Busted Hotness
11-25-09, 07:35 PM
More Gurgelly fun tonight:

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/11/88.jpg

Headlight guards installed and painted

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/11/89.jpg

Lights

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/11/90.jpg

Narrowed the BFG's

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/11/91.jpg

And the metal parts get a good dose of rust.

RC-Archer
11-25-09, 09:18 PM
Nice job detailing.1clap1

Old Busted Hotness
12-02-09, 07:58 AM
Progress report:

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/12/4.jpg

Tool boxes (left side removable for battery access)

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/12/5.jpg

Mirrors

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/12/6.jpg

Steering column abd cooler

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/12/7.jpg

Engine cover...

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/12/8.jpg

...with latch and hinge

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/12/9.jpg

Brass muffler

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/12/10.jpg

Brazilian car audio

sydeem
12-02-09, 09:50 AM
Don't know about a medal for ugly but there must be a medal for weathering and this deserves it.

Buildlarge
12-02-09, 09:11 PM
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Thought she has a face only a mother could love, this utilitarian vehicle is a true work horse and I for one would love to get ahold of one. Anyone that has ever had a VDub would be tickled to get ahold of this little beast. I am always amazed at your ability to make bodies out of sheet plastic. Not to change the subject and I see you use alot of Tamiya's chassis, I was notified a few weeks ago that the re-pop pf the Sand Scorcher was available again, $500.00 plus ship from Tamiya of America. Looking forward to more from ya!1gramps1

Old Busted Hotness
12-05-09, 09:56 AM
I'd love to put a scale chassis under it, but I'm trying to keep the budget under control. Five bills is a lot, and Scorchers drive like poo anyway.

Not done, but done enough to take some outdoor pics

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/12/17.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/12/18.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/12/19.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/12/20.jpg

Willy's looking out the window at a hot Brazilian babe, waving and blowing the horn. Too bad he sounds like Kenny with his helmet on. Poor Willy's never gonna score til he takes that thing off.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/12/21.jpg

I need to stiffen up the front end. This thing is a tank.

ScaleMotorcars
12-05-09, 10:28 AM
DUDE!!!! I want a Getto blaster, where do I get one of those. 1strange1

Old Busted Hotness
12-05-09, 05:25 PM
The blaster is just sheet styrene and a couple of very short tubes.

Old Busted Hotness
12-06-09, 06:38 AM
I discovered a new rust technique that I think you guys are going to like. The problem with painted rust is that it doesn't change the texture like real rust does. Look at my muffler:

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/12/9.jpg

The colors are right, but it's still smooth. Now look at this 1:1 brake drum:

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/12/26.jpg

See how crusty it is? To get that crusty texture, paint some flat black onto the area you want to rust, and dribble some Microballoons (available in the airplane section at your LHS) in. Once it's dry, continue with the red-brown and orange.

Now look at the brake drum again. It's actually a Big Deuce part.1strange1

ScaleMotorcars
12-06-09, 11:09 AM
Good one OBH. Ive actually got Micro-balloons if anyone needs them. Ill be sure to add it into the catalog. Not all LHS carry it.

ScaleMotorcars
12-07-09, 09:19 AM
Just added the MIcro Balloons to the Marketplace if anyone wants to give them a try. http://www.scalemotorcars.com/classifieds/showproduct.php?product=490

hot ford coupe
12-07-09, 02:22 PM
Hey OBH, that's the best rust treatment I've seen yet. It's better than the technique gluing down small bits of rusted steel wool. I like the texture of what you have much better than the strands of the steel wool.

Old Busted Hotness
12-10-09, 09:08 PM
Just about ready to call this one done.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/12/34.jpg

One lonely hubcap (Brazilian chrome sucks)

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/12/35.jpg

Faux-sliding side windows

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/12/36.jpg

License plate

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/12/37.jpg

Empty Big Gulp

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2009/12/38.jpg

There's always one cassette that gets away from ya.

Holy carp, MOTM nomination? I gotta find some more ugly!

sydeem
12-10-09, 09:15 PM
There is detailing and then there is details. The subtile details (bent license, etc,) you always add make each model a diorama.

hot ford coupe
12-12-09, 05:27 PM
All you need is a few french fries located in some strategic area. OBH, you're the master of the Weathering Channel.1thumbup1

Old Busted Hotness
01-18-10, 07:33 AM
Time for some action shots:

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2010/01/72.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2010/01/73.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2010/01/74.jpg

hot ford coupe
01-18-10, 02:19 PM
Another fantastic build, OBH. It's amazing how real these models look.

Nortley
02-17-10, 12:41 PM
This may be the sort of styling exercize that produced the 1:1 Gurgel. I stumbled across it on EnglishRussia.

hot ford coupe
02-17-10, 04:18 PM
A car designed from a garbage pail lid. Now that's funny. he1he

mihai_mag
10-04-10, 05:33 PM
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