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The 2014 Automotive Group Build
Posted by taxtp on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 11:31 PM

This GB is open to anyone who feels like building an automotive, non military vehicle with one, two, three, four or many wheels. That's it, it's open to road cars, racing cars, motorbikes, trucks, construction machinery, buses, firetrucks, police cars, trikes and anything else you can think of.

It will run from January 1st until December 31st 2014.

You can enter models in any stage of completion, as long as they are not fully complete.

The intention is that this GB will supplement the other automotive GBs that we run, so that you can enter cars outside of that specific subject here.

Crossovers are fine and welcome.

The only rules are that the subject is not military, and it doesn't fly or sail.

You can use any material, kit, aftermarket, decals or whatever.

Please enter your photos along the way and engage in conversation with fellow builders.

Sign up anytime. Please let me know if you would like to roll an incomplete build from the 2013 Automotive GB into this one.

Here's the badge, thanks to Misty for putting this together.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by taxtp on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 11:31 PM

The Build Roster

taxtp

Studio 27 1/20 Ferrari F186

Fujimi 1/20 Mclaren MP4/5

Fujimi 1/20 Ferrari F92A

Tamiya 1/20 Tyrrell 020

Ferrari F93A 1/20 converted from Modeller's Ferrari F92A

greentracker98

2012 Camaro convertible

rommelkiste

Lindberg 1/16 1914 Stutz

Johan 1931 Cadillac Town Brougham

Revell Visible V8

talentless

Tamiya 1/24 Mercedes-Benz SLR Mclaren 722 Edition

Misty

Tamiya 1/24 Mercedes Benz SLR Mclaren 722 Edition

Airfix 1/24 Ferrari 250GTO Competition

ewheeler454

AMT/ERTL 1/25 1969 Chevelle

AMT Three Stooges 1940 Ford Sedan Delivery

REVELL 71 Plymouth Hemi Cuda

REVELL 66 Impala

AMT 76 Gremlin

REVELL 59 Impala

MONOGRAM 1969 Dodge 440 Six Pack.

MPC Hot Rod Magazine Mustang Funny Car 

REVELL 1967 Corvette Convertible

Monogram 1/24 '70 Buick GSX

MPC Monkeemobile

65ss

AMT KISS Ford Monster Truck

1998 Shneider Racing Monte Carlo

Monogram 1/24 California Street 'Vette

Seabe

Revell 1/24 Audi R10

Tameo 1/43 Lotus 91 Canada GP

Tamiya 1/20 Lotus 25

1/43 Braun BGP 001

1/43 Jordan J197

Tamiya 1/20 Brabham BMW BT-50

pyrman64

`77 GMC wrecker

1/25 Lindberg Dodge Caravan

Mikeybugs95

Moebius Models 1/24 Hudson Hornet

Fantacmet

Tamiya 1/24 Morris Mini racing

Waynec

Revell 1/24 MERCEDES BENZ UNIMOG U 1300L THW (Technische HilfsWerk)

Raven728

Monogram 1/24 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C

Kenjitak

Revell 1/25 Fireball Roberts '57 Ford

Tamiya 1/24 LaFerrari

USFDon2012

AMT/Ertl 1:25 1956 Ford Thunderbird

John087

Tamiya 1/20 Red Bull RB6

Cody J

1986 Budweiser Special (Bobby Rahal)

'Truck from the movie 'Duel' using AMT California Hauler and Italeri Tanker trailer

68GT

Monogram 1/24 7-Eleven Mustang Funny Car

Wiccan Warrior

1/32 Aoshima 1955 Toyota Crown Police car,

1/24 Monogram '57 Chevy Hardtop

Wirraway

Revell 1/24 Opel Blitz S. 3 tonne, Civilian version

Dave74

Revell 1/24 56 Chevy Delray

AceHawkDriver

Revell Dodge Viper GTS Coupe

ENS. "Bones"

AMT 72' Chevy Nova

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by taxtp on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 11:31 PM

Completed Builds


Misty - 1:24 Mercedes Benz SLR Mclaren 722 Edition (completed on page 8)

Misty - Airfix 1/24 Ferrari 250GTO Competition (completed on page 33)



Kenjitak - 1:25 1956 Ford Thunderbird (completed on page 10)

Seabe - Tameo 1:43 Lotus 91 (Canada GP) (Completed on page 14)

Seabe - 1:24 Revell Audi R10 (completed on page 14)

Seabe - Silverline (Tameo) 1/43 Braun BGP 001 (completed on page 27)


Seabe - Tamiya 1/20 Lotus 25 (completed on page 25)



Ewheeler454 - Revell 71 Plymouth Hemi Cuda (completed on page 15)

Ewheeler454 - AMT Three Stooges 1940 Ford Sedan Delivery (completed on page 21)


Ewheeler454 - AMT/ERTL 1/25 1969 Chevelle (completed on page 21)


65SS - AMT Ford KISS Monster Truck (completed on page 17)

65ss - 1998 Monogram with Slixx decals Schneider Monte Carlo (completed on page 32)


Codyj - 1986 Budweiser Special (Bobby Rahal) (Completed on page 19)

taxtp - Studio 27 1/20 Ferrari F186 (completed on page 20)

taxtp - 1/20 Mclaren MP4/5 (completed on page 24)

taxtp - Fujimi 1/20 Ferrari F92A (completed on page 31)


taxtp - Tamiya 1/20 Tyrrell 020 (completed on page 36)



Raven728 - Monogram 1/24 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C (completed on page 28)

AceHawkDriver - Revell Dodge Viper GTS Coupe (completed on page 34)



I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by taxtp on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 11:32 PM

OK, I'll be first....The Studio 27 Ferrari F186 that I originally entered in the 2013 Automotive GB.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by greentracker98 on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 11:55 PM

Okay,

I'll be 2nd with the 2012 Camaro I neglected for the 2013 GB.

Thanks Tony

A.K.A. Ken                Making Modeling Great Again

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Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 3:44 AM

Good to have you aboard again Ken, you're in.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by Misty on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 6:31 AM

just started a tamiya SLR 722, im not sure how much will be done by the GB start tho'. it may be too much?

would it be ok if i start taking pics now and upload them on jan 1st? cant stop building now i have started :-(

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Posted by rommelkiste on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 10:22 AM

Tony, roll the '14 Stutz over to this group build and I will add something else later.  I don't know what yet but something will jump at me.  With some luck, the 240 Z will be finished before the '13 build ends.  

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Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 4:46 PM

rommelkiste - I've updated the build roster and am very glad to have you participate again.

talentless - I think your suggestion of taking photos as ypu WIP now, then posting on 1st January is a great idea. I've added you to the build roster too. I've got that thing in the stash myself, so I'd love to see plenty of photos and comments. Welcome !

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by Misty on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 5:10 PM

OK Taxtp, will do.

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Posted by ewheeler454 on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 6:21 PM

Hey Tony,

I think I need to roll the 69 Chevelle over. Been under the weather and trying to adjust to new meds hehehe. I don't think I'll have it done by the end of the month.

L8TR,

Eric

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Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 8:33 PM

Hope you're feeling better Eric. I've put you in there.

Cheers

Tony

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Posted by 65ss on Thursday, December 12, 2013 7:03 PM

I would like to get in with the AMT KISS Ford Monster Truck. I've Been A big KISS fan for ......gulp......35 years.

Dale

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Posted by taxtp on Friday, December 13, 2013 2:27 PM

You're in Dale. I can remember the frenzy when they came in Australia in the early eighties. I hink they played at a football stadium here.

Cheers

Tony

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Posted by ewheeler454 on Friday, December 20, 2013 7:11 PM

Thanks Tony,

I'm finally getting better and was able to go back to work. I plan on getting some work done tomorrow.

L8TR,

Eric

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Posted by waynec on Friday, December 20, 2013 9:52 PM

i'm in just don't know what. looking at my stash it will probably be a firetruck, possibly 1940s german from icm or the new UNIMOG

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Posted by taxtp on Sunday, December 22, 2013 6:12 PM

I'd love to see the new Unimog Wayne, I might just update the build roster with 'Firetruck TBC'. Is that OK ?

Cheers

Tony

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Posted by taxtp on Saturday, December 28, 2013 2:35 PM

3 days to go folks.....

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by Seabe on Friday, January 3, 2014 7:18 AM

Hey guys, mind if I join?

Will only be with an initial OOB Revell Audi R10 quick build, which I started NY day - just to get rid of any possible 2013 curses!

Background: Quick for me means it may be done by the end of the decade, but will have no extra detail! My building pace is... well, at times I can see the dust of tortoises rushing past.

Started this kit as a relieve to my frustrations. Also in a learning curve with a Tameo Lotus 91. Awesome kit, but my first more detailed 43rd build. And then I stuffed my one thumb up in a MTB'ing accident recently, so steering clear of the small stuff for the moment, esp since I am busy with the suspension.

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Posted by pyrman64 on Friday, January 3, 2014 8:06 AM

I guess you can put me down for a `77 GMC wrecker.

Tony: do you have a badge yet?  If not, I have a great pic that I can convert.

Greg H

"There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell." Gen. Wm T. Sherman (11 April 1880, Columbus, Ohio)

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Posted by taxtp on Saturday, January 4, 2014 4:13 PM

Thats looking really goog talentless, and I agree with you on those products, I've even used the metallics on suits of armor when building figure models.

Welcome aboard Seabe and Greg, I've updated the build roster for you. I have the Audi in my stash, so I'm very interested to see it.

What's the photo of Greg, I don't have a badge yet, and wouldn't mind seeing it.

Cheers

Tony

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Posted by Misty on Saturday, January 4, 2014 7:47 PM

priming done on the rest.

heres a comparison between on the bonnet - Mr surfacer 1200 and the console halfords plastic primer.

the 1200 is as you would expect very smooth. the halfords is darker and slightly "dusty". with a bit of a polish though its as good as the 1200.


Mmmm what a lovely finish...if it wasnt for the DAMN HAIR!!! out with the micromesh Bang Head



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Posted by waynec on Saturday, January 4, 2014 10:18 PM

hey tony

firetruck is probably a safe bet. i won't get my UNIMOG firetruck until the end of the month since it was a squadron group buy from my 2 hour away club. beem looking at iltaleri ladder truckinstructions and just picked up the revell ladder truck to go with the pumper. also heard from revell they are going to reissue the flughaven 8x8 fire truck.

1/35 UNIMOG UN should be finished this weekend.

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Posted by pyrman64 on Saturday, January 4, 2014 11:02 PM

taxtp
What's the photo of Greg, I don't have a badge yet, and wouldn't mind seeing it.

It's a traffic jam in Los Angeles at sunset...my Household-6 loves it!

Greg H

"There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell." Gen. Wm T. Sherman (11 April 1880, Columbus, Ohio)

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Posted by ewheeler454 on Sunday, January 5, 2014 9:47 AM

talentless,

That's some awesome work. I've never tried the Mr. Hobby stuff but love the results so I may pick some up and give it a try. It's been to cold to get out in the shop but hoping it warms up so I can get some work done on the Chevelle.

L8TR,

Eric

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Posted by Seabe on Monday, January 6, 2014 6:10 AM

Thanks for having me, Tony! Only did start of engine build.

Initial observation was that thusfar it goes together nicely enough, but it's not Tamiya. Fit is not always... not sure of the term, but... "well defined" is the best I can come up with. Long explanation - it fits together, but it is not 100% absolute in position, there's a bit of play at times (can move this way or that). So it may be that some things may be slightly miss-aligned in the end.

Found some plastic parts quite hard and brittle even. Some parts already loose in the bags when I opened it. Some thinnish parts (think it was step 1) actually broke just trying to move it around to get the cutter in. There were some cleanup required, but nothing excessive. Looking at some upcoming sections, some painting instructions looked a little vague to me. But maybe it's because I was just staring at the instructions instead of having the parts at hand, will see.

That all said, I'm enjoying myself with this one thusfar. I am not going to town on it and simply just piecing it together. The thumb is starting to feel a lot better after the weekend and I may even start fiddling with the Tameo shortly again as well. But very good (for me, anyways) to have another project to keep you going. There are times when I look at any multimedia build and simply don't have time for the next step for a day or two. But can quickly glue a sub-assembly on a plastic kit or do some painting or the likes.

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Posted by Misty on Monday, January 6, 2014 9:07 AM

before committing to using thisC1 metaliser stuff on the whole car i thought i had better try it out, so i gloss coated the front fender and this it the result. doesnt look too bad. i dont think i will polish the gloss coat right up as i think it will look a bit odd on the whole car. instead i will stop at the 12000 micromesh and go for a "brushed" look rather than a "chrome" look. i saw a vid of a polished up chrome look real SLR and it looked a bit s*1t TBH



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Posted by taxtp on Monday, January 6, 2014 6:42 PM

That's looking very nice talentless. I sprayed another model last night, then dropped it ! I think your 722 will look splendid, I am looking forward to seeing the whole body done.

Go for it with the badge, please, Greg, sounds good.

The firetruck it is then Wayne, looking forward to some WIP photos.

Glad you're enjoying the R10 Seabe. I know what you mean about the multi media thing, it takes real time and energy. Just look at my never to be finished Ferrari F186 for that. Post us some pics when you can.

Cheers

Tony

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Posted by rommelkiste on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 7:55 PM

Seabe, I have an R10 also and look forward to your build.  Tony, I may hate myself for this choice also but put me down for a 1931 Cadillac Town Brougham.  Its the old Johan kit I have had for years and think its time to build it.  I have always liked that car just not sure how this will go together.  I guess the worst thing that could happen is everyone can watch an epic failure happen!  Hope you beat the head cold.  

george

Nothing ever fits……..and when it does, its the wrong scale.

Best way to lie is tell the truth………Carefully edited truth.

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