Post by johnteresi56 on Sept 10, 2011 12:34:47 GMT -8
Greg......that is crazy that I chose the same color as you did.......your`s looks AWESOME man.......I can`t wait till I go to your show next year.....we can show them together side by side.........you gotta finish your`s now.
That is a nice color on both of them, I'm lovin it.
John, those rear tires look to much like truck or snow tires. Do you have anything else to use in your parts bin? Your front tires look like the ones in the 2004 Z06 kit. If they are I have some extras for you if you need them.
Post by johnteresi56 on Sept 11, 2011 10:52:05 GMT -8
Raoul.......yes, your right ........the rear tires I used look funky.......but,I already glued them on......and they would be a too hard to take off........thank`s for your input......really appreciate it.
Post by Mastercaster on Sept 11, 2011 13:40:54 GMT -8
Hey John, I really appreciate your compliment on my convertible. Marty told me you were showing this build on the MCM board. You sure do tolerate a lot from those guys. They just don't let up. I would like to get it done and put it on the table despite the paint imperfections.
The Buick 455 was the lightest 455 engine in the GM fleet. They used more nickel in the block is what I remember from the GSXtra Magazine back when I was a member of the GSCA. They did have oil galley problems though.
Also those marker lights trimmed in BMF will really look good at final assembly. The front marker lights were made from the HOK gold paint.
Post by johnteresi56 on Sept 13, 2011 7:00:17 GMT -8
Hello........I got the glass and interior assembled to the body........rear bumper and exhaust assembled......I need to finish some plumbing on the engine and put on the spoiler ,mirrors and door handles......I should have this finished tomorrow and have some finished pictures......thank`s for looking.
Hey John looks great! Greg's body looks pretty nice. Its the first time I have seen the flip nose...I might have to get one now.
Greg you have to finish your convertible now!! the 2 of them would look really cool on the table next to each other. We might need a Cosma Ray and a Buick section for the show....or maybe a MasterCaster table for cars built from Master Cast resin kits!
Post by johnteresi56 on Sept 14, 2011 9:12:57 GMT -8
Hello......Well it`s finished.......I would like to thank Mr. Greg Wann "Master Caster" for a fine resin body kit.......I made a few modifications......H.O.K. Gold base with H.O.K. Pagan gold.....and H.O.K. black on the hood......all chrome stripped and painted alclad.......I used "Pro Tech" t`fitting`s,gauges,rubber fuel line,spark plug wires,wire looms, nut and bolt end`s and detailing wire.......did some weathering......used kitchen shelving sticky paper for the wood grain effect..... bare-metal foil........sticky velvet paper for carpeting .........thank you all for the kind comment`s and following this build.
Looks Great John....looking forward to seeing this one in person. bet that color just pops out at you.....I enjoy watching you build as it gives me ideas, to try on my own projects. wood grain contact paper for the wood accents. the fine screens for the hoods intake, the foam between the hood and motor. the use of decals on the seat belts, and under the hood......that kind of detail is a nice touch
it's about as exciting as a deaf mute playing BINGO, winning BINGO and trying to call BINGO......now thats funny...let me tell ya....