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Pirate Car. Finished pics pg 3.

Started by zenrat, March 26, 2022, 02:58:08 AM

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Because I have a very short attention span, and because both Pirate GB aircraft are in the paint stage and I felt the urge for customising.

Pirate '62 Ford Thunderbird.



As you can see by the box lid I have used some of the parts from the kit already.  The engine will be replaced with a Big Block Chevy because that will upset some people.  To fill the gap between the rear wheels and the drive shaft I will have a rummage in a parts box or something suitable.
As far as the look of the thing goes I am currently getting inspiration from these images.



Fred

- Can't be bothered to do the proper research and get it right.

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

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PR19_Kit

A Big Block Chevy in a T'Bird?  ;D ;D

You do know how to make friends, don't you Fred?  ;) ;)
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit

jcf

Quote from: PR19_Kit on March 26, 2022, 03:56:35 AM
A Big Block Chevy in a T'Bird?  ;D ;D

You do know how to make friends, don't you Fred?  ;) ;)

;D

Put one in a Hemi-'Cuda and watch the Mopar heads explode.  :wacko:
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Sense doesn't come into it. People are
more scared of how complicated crap
actually is than they ever are about
whatever's supposed to be behind the
conspiracy."
-The Peripheral, William Gibson 2014

McColm

The bottom picture caught my eye.

zenrat

Quote from: McColm on March 27, 2022, 02:39:07 AM
The bottom picture caught my eye. 's

That's The Raiders Coach.  Built by George Barris for 60's popular beat combo Paul Revere and the Raiders.  Powered by a pair of Pontiac GTO engines.  AMT did a 1/25 kit of it.


Here's a mock up of my Pirate Car.  The Big Block Chevy engine was too wide.  It couldn't fit between the inner wings AND have exhaust headers.  As an alternative I dug out an injected Small Block Chevy from a Revell '86 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS.
Wheels are from my parts boxes and are an unknown origin Japanese aftermarket set i've had kicking around for years.  I think I got them as part of an e-bay bulk lot of pre-loved wheels and tyres.
They were previously fitted to a Skyline powered '32 Ford "drift rod".
Exhausts will exit through the bodywork behind the front wheels as per the Monkeemobile.

Pirate Car WIP 27-03-2022 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
Fred

- Can't be bothered to do the proper research and get it right.

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

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kerick

Those wheels look great! I've never seen that pattern before.
Paul Revere and the Raiders coach, I have to look that up.
There's someone in my head, but it's not me!

The Rat

Black patch over headlights on one side, one rear wheel should be wooden, one front wheel should be a hook.  ;D
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PR19_Kit

Quote from: The Rat on March 27, 2022, 09:43:31 AM

Black patch over headlights on one side, one rear wheel should be wooden, one front wheel should be a hook.  ;D


And a parrot perched on the windshield.  ;D
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit

The Rat

Quote from: PR19_Kit on March 27, 2022, 10:08:49 AM
Quote from: The Rat on March 27, 2022, 09:43:31 AM

Black patch over headlights on one side, one rear wheel should be wooden, one front wheel should be a hook.  ;D


And a parrot perched on the windshield.  ;D

:thumbsup:
"My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought, cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives." Hedley Lamarr, Blazing Saddles

Pineapple is a great pizza topping. Fight me.

jcf

Quote from: PR19_Kit on March 27, 2022, 10:08:49 AM
Quote from: The Rat on March 27, 2022, 09:43:31 AM

Black patch over headlights on one side, one rear wheel should be wooden, one front wheel should be a hook.  ;D


And a parrot perched on the windshield.  ;D

Nah, a big parrot decal like a Firebird Trans-Am.
"Conspiracy theory's got to be simple.
Sense doesn't come into it. People are
more scared of how complicated crap
actually is than they ever are about
whatever's supposed to be behind the
conspiracy."
-The Peripheral, William Gibson 2014

PR19_Kit

But it wouldn't squawk 'Pieces of eight, pieces of eight!'   :-\
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit

scooter

Quote from: PR19_Kit on March 27, 2022, 02:22:55 PM
But it wouldn't squawk 'Pieces of eight, pieces of eight!'   :-\

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Old Wombat

Quote from: PR19_Kit on March 27, 2022, 02:22:55 PM
But it wouldn't squawk 'Pieces of eight, pieces of eight!'   :-\

You could always program one of those so-called "musical horns" to do that.

Or you could have a parrot bonnet (hood) ornament.

;)
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kerick

You can get a Tesla to say anything.
There's someone in my head, but it's not me!

zenrat

Progress report.

Having built new engine mounts, steering tie rod, and anti-roll bar to miss the small block chevy (sump lump is at the other end to the stock Ford donk) I painted the chassis today.
Next I have to make a decision.  Keep it as a four seater or, taking a cue from the Monkeemobile do I cut out the boot lid and scratch up additional seating?
Fred

- Can't be bothered to do the proper research and get it right.

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

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