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      Thought I'd share some photos of a job I've just completed .
      It started life about 6 months ago as a 1/18th scale Diecast AutoArt Aussie Ford XB coupe, the color was GT Orange with black Stripes .
      The guy I built it for is a Mad max Nutter to say the least so I hope he's going to be happy with the end result.
      I scratchbuilt all the body wings and entire front nose , also flared the arches machined a new set of wheels fitted a set of BF Goodrich tyres from another Donour 1/18th diecast .
      I also scratchbuilt an exhaust and blower hat etc.

      Sean

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  1. sydeem's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    That is great; if he isn't happy with it I bet a bunch of folks here would be. I wish you had the time to illustrate a build as you do one your models like you used to. Only a couple of people here (Mario, Don, etc.) could consider copying your techniques but the rest of us would sure be entertained and learn something from the effort.

    I thought, "Gee, I am not impressed with the exhaust" in the first image till I saw them finished in the second image behind the wheels.
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    Nice work Sean. The guy you built if for should be happy. I don't think the car in the movie ever looked that good!

    Hey, do you have any tips or tricks on how to disassemble a diecast model. I've been wondering just how to unglue things in a diecast.
    Beware the lollipop of mediocrity, lick it once and you will suck forever.....!!!
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    Tim, I'm sure Sean has a few tips, putting it in the freezer for a day or two usually works pretty well for me.....takes some prying and care but glue joints (usually) can be coaxed apart. Guess it depends on the adhesive.
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    Great model Sean.
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    Syd.....but are you having fun yet?
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by Daytonatim View Post
    Nice work Sean. The guy you built if for should be happy. I don't think the car in the movie ever looked that good!

    Hey, do you have any tips or tricks on how to disassemble a diecast model. I've been wondering just how to unglue things in a diecast.
    Luckly The model contained very little glued Joints what was glued was just pryed apart and cleaned up .

    Sean


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  7. Quote Originally Posted by sydeem View Post
    That is great; if he isn't happy with it I bet a bunch of folks here would be. I wish you had the time to illustrate a build as you do one your models like you used to. Only a couple of people here (Mario, Don, etc.) could consider copying your techniques but the rest of us would sure be entertained and learn something from the effort.

    I thought, "Gee, I am not impressed with the exhaust" in the first image till I saw them finished in the second image behind the wheels.
    Syd I did heaps of Tuts a while back on silversoldering ,machining , Tire pattern making Etc nothings changed since then , just have to dig deep here to find them.
    Thanks for the Kind words

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    Hey Sean, those pics are good enough to put into the Show and Shine. That's one subject you don't see every day.
    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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  9. Ok Max Fans a few more pics of the finished model although they are very dark SORRY !! I will get my flash Mad Max Intercepter fixed someday .
    The first 3 pics show the car before I started and what I had to work with .
    I find the best way to modify a diecast (although I'm no expert at this as it's my first and last one)is to photograph the model as you pull the thing apart each level at a time this gives you a photographic reference when it comes to put the thing back together latter.
    Tim as I said earlier I just pry glued joints apart , Dons Idea is a good one to try as well .

    Sean


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