Oh man, did I enjoy putting this one together. It took a lot longer than the other cars, but then again, it's a lot longer than my other cars.
The tailgun assembly was fun to do it's just a whole lot of green stuff slapped on and shaped into a nice large mount over the back trunk, from the back window to the gun barrels. I carved a panel line around the back of the tailgun "tube" so that I could paint a ribbon of silver around it to help combine it with the Cadillac's back end.
The waist guns are the least attractive, but took the most work (which is ok; they were needed to complete the full effect of a driving fortress.) I had to take apart the car, build a couple mounts on the separate internal chassis floor plate, drill out the bottom of the assembled guns, set them onto the pivot points, and then reassemble the car while guiding the guns through the windows and without the guns falling off their mounts (The top of the windows now hold the guns down onto their mounts.) It was a lot of work, but it actually wasn't too difficult. Even the reassembly went fairly well, taking only a couple tries.
Thanks to Lasgunpacker for the idea on the mutant nose art! That really accents and completes this whole piece. I think it was going to feel just like another car without it. It wasn't the easiest to paint up (freehand), and it's not the best looking, but it's the best I can do, and I think it's still efffective. (I offset it to make it easier to paint without that gun getting in the way.)
That looks great! The pin-up, the tail turret, all glorious.ReplyDelete
I must admit, you have made me look long and hard at my son's cars... often I have held them, and though "he wouldn't miss this one..." so far I have resisted.
Another beautiful Machinas!ReplyDelete
I like it even I don't want one like that: my garage is too small!
They've all been great but this one is awesome sauce! The pin up puts it over the top and looks good. I would be too scared to try and free hand that. On solution for the future might be to try making your own transfer. Something I've thought about form time to time. I think Testors makes some that you can run through an inkjet.ReplyDelete
No need to use your son's cars; Just a quick trip with a couple dollars down to the local Walmart to buy a couple "Daddy" cars.ReplyDelete
Fantastic! This definitely is a driving fortress. The Total Recall muttie pin up is a real treat.ReplyDelete
Woohoo! A bad Limo-bomber-thing!! Super job!ReplyDelete
That is nuts. Possibly your best car yet! Another vote for the pin-up here, it turned out great and probably looks much better than anything printed off on a transfer ever would.ReplyDelete
Awesome! I really love the ball turrets and the bomber-art.ReplyDelete
Carmen, if that "bomber" ever gets a for sale sign on it, please to let me know!ReplyDelete
These are the cat's pajamas!
Carmen- if that bomber ever gets a "for sale" sign on it, please to let me know.ReplyDelete
I don't comment enough on your blog, but I always find something inspiring. Your cars in particular are the cat's pajamas.