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    1. Kit: , by (VIP/Sponsor) whodaky is offline
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      Was going through images on my comp and came across this one.
      Ever year near me there is a rod and custom show called John's Rod and Custom Picnic. At this show there has always been a model display of which I have something to do with. One of the other guys who assists with this display is a modeler by the name of Arthur who is a designer for Holden here. He was lucky enough to be able to get the 1/4 scale design model of the concept Effigy and bring it along to the model display.
      Just out of interest Biante or either Auto Art here in Australia will be produce a 1/18 diecast of the Effigy this year.
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  1. Deuces-wild's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    WOW!!!!! That one is the bomb! l:l:l: :) That almost looks like the '54 chuby. :)
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    I love that car!!!!! I was going to make my Olds custom look similar to that . I have a whole series of pics of that car. It's incredible.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    You fellows in Australia are incredible!!! The design concepts are radical and the execution clean. Lines flow beautifully from panel to panel for just the right blend of Old School and Modern. Please keep your posts comming.
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    There you go Geoff. I hope you feel welcome and at home on this site.....good stuff buddy.
    The members here are eager to learn and can't get enough quality info, many thanks for your input and help. Yeah, I know the pay sucks but that warm fuzzy feelin' got to count for something.
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    That concept model is incredible. Is it clay, glass, tin or.........?? Geoff. On occassion, you'll see some of the North American builders display their concept models. I've seen photos of some of the Foose builds and they are of similar quality to the Effigy model. By the way, I recently read that the real car is going to do a North American tour.
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    General Motors showed the full scale Holden EFIJY at the 2007 Detroit International Auto Show. It's on a full Corvette C 6 chassis. you can see it at caranddriver.com/autoshows/12293/hol...y-concept.html
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    As hemfarris wrote it is Efijy and not Effigy as I spelt it. The concept design is based onthe FJ Holden from 1950. So you see Efigy name is actually is a play on 'FJ' model designation. There was a shot of the Efijy in a recent issue of Hot Effigy 1/4 scale rod at the Detroit show.
    Rick the model is clay with a lot of milled aluminium pieces and took 2 of us to lift it. I haven't got to see the real car, but I am told by friend's that have; that it is simply stunning! I too think Chip Foose is an unbelieveable designer / builder. However I didn't like the nose he put on the grille shell of his deuce roadster ,even if it was in keeping with his design concept!
    Yes guys, you have made me feel very welcome. I hope I can maintain my enthusiasm as I have a few things I would like to show in relation to my ideas, thinking and some of the models I have built over the years.
    Don asked about the possibility of a striping tech post in one of my other threads, I will see what I can do when I get more time! The thing is with my striping I am very passionate about it, so a simple tech may become a bit more than simple !
    This site may get me motivated back into building plastic again. For the past 5 years or so I have mainly been working with 1/18th diecast!
    Geoff aka whodaky
    PS Just thought of something. Below is an image of the Trax 1/25 Diecast model of an FJ Holden. This model comes as a stocker, so of course I had to lower it and and fit custom wheels.



    Effigy 1/4 scale
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    Hey Geoff, feel free to let us in on some of your ideas. We'd love to see some of those old models and what you've done. A striping tutorial would be great even if it's not a basic technique. It'll also give the less experienced builders encouragement to try some more advanced stuff. After all, that's how the inexperienced builder becomes an experienced one.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    Geoff, you're a great addition to our group and we appreciate that you share your work and idea's with us. Give us more!

    I agree with you about the nose on the Foose car. But, he likes to make a statement and thats whats given him the reputation. Thats also one of the things I like about our group. Some of us like to build out of the box while others prefer to make a statement with their builds. Its all good stuff man.
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