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1951 Bel Air Single Kit Group Build Feature
AussieReg
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Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 02:17 PM UTC
The 1951 Bel Air Single Kit Charity Fundraiser Group Build has been run and won!

Check out the amazing range of builds in the feature below from Damian Rigby.

https://automodeler.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=features&file=view&artid=7858

Cheers, D
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Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 02:38 PM UTC
Wow, you guys really made silk purses out of sow's ears. Great work D and friends.
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Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 07:42 PM UTC
Beautiful builds and a great idea to help out a worthy cause.
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Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 07:59 PM UTC
Really nice builds for a good cause, there’s talent down in those parts.
Thanks for taking the time to take the photos and post them D.
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Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 01:34 AM UTC
D,
Thanks for sharing those 45 builds with us. All are truly excellent. They stretch from pure classic to totally mind blowing.

Joel
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Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 02:30 AM UTC
Thanks for sharing those builds with us, D! All of them a masterpiece of its own.

That blue/white Chevy in pic 9 - is the white a decal or is it sprayed? If it's a decal I imagine it's a horror to apply without a wrinkle or a flip over, if it's sprayed I imagine it's a horror as well to get the mask on without problems .... Well done, very well done!

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Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 02:39 AM UTC
Damian, Thanks for sharing the great photo coverage

These are my favs:








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Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 11:23 AM UTC
Many thanks for the feedback folks, one thing I didn't mention is that a lot of the contributors are Gundam builders, this was their first car kit! The LHS has a strong Gundam community and on their Saturday build days they can have up to 25 or more sitting around a big bench all building and chatting. They also have a big slot car track, a couple of train layouts and a mini drag strip for community use.


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That blue/white Chevy in pic 9 - is the white a decal or is it sprayed? If it's a decal I imagine it's a horror to apply without a wrinkle or a flip over, if it's sprayed I imagine it's a horror as well to get the mask on without problems .... Well done, very well done!



The black car with green flames, and the blue car with white/pink flames that you mentioned, were built by Scott and Katrina respectively, the husband and wife team that owns the paint company "The Scale Modellers Supply". These two, along with the black car with yellow flames, were all done with the same mask set which is another Aussie product called Lazy Modeller Flamin Mask

Cheers, D
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Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 12:16 PM UTC
Oh dear D, just watched that video and had a horrible idea.
How about adding a 'Flaming' group build to the group build list.

Ok I'm going to sit down in a windowless dark room until I get those crazy thoughts out of my head.
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Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 12:46 PM UTC
Great campaign that was run for the charity with some very imaginative finishes. I guess the gundam focus had of lot to do with that.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Monday, April 15, 2019 - 10:14 PM UTC
What a treat. Money for the hospital and 20 beautiful and imaginative models build. Thanks for putting together a feature, so we all can enjoy the display.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 11:51 AM UTC

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Oh dear D, just watched that video and had a horrible idea.
How about adding a 'Flaming' group build to the group build list.

Ok I'm going to sit down in a windowless dark room until I get those crazy thoughts out of my head.



Luciano, keep the crazy thoughts right where they are, I was thinking exactly the same thing

These masks look super easy to use, and the options are endless for colour schemes. Image 10 in the feature (metallic green with yellow to orange flames) actually used the flame decals supplied with the kit! He said he had to fight them all of the way but they came out really nicely. I'm sure a few of us have kits with a variety of flame decals that could be modified for use on other builds.

Cheers, D