Post by drugstorecowboy on Mar 9, 2020 22:43:34 GMT -5
Thanks guys for all the kind words! Im kind of debating on scrapping this whole project. i finally cut the running boards off and i think that really ed it up. Its getting too 70s now... I dunno. Thoughts??
Well, if you have another fender unit I'd start again with that. I like the grille shell you added, but the fender trailing mods, not so much. Coves maybe, like the ElMatador. Was done a lot way back. The running boards, I dunno. Smoothed, sculptured, or? I think something needs to be there for counterbalance of that tall roofline. I hope to see you continue with this. Gary
I've been building custom models since the 50's. Does that make me experienced, or just old? I'm old! Gary Hatstat
Just my 2 cents here, I liked it better with the running boards.
Thanks guys. I agree. In a perfect world I’d run tune headers as the running boards. I worked on it a bit more last night and it looks a tad bit better. Channeled the body and radius’d a bit more. I’ll post some photos when I get home.
Hmm...here are a couple suggestions that might work:
1. Side pipes that add visual mass to the rocker-panel area. They could be single fat ones, or multiple skinny ones... 2.The body is perhaps over-channeled (look how low the cowl is compared to the front fenders and nose!)...and one way to reverse that a little would be to cut the bodysides and cowl/lower windshield loose and angle them upwards...there will still be a dramatic rake, but it gets the cowl more even with the front clip. The gaps at the bottom could be filled with plastic and/or puttied and blended like crazy, like a lot of actual 60s models were...