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Garage Queens 2020 Group Build
AussieReg
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Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 11:56 PM UTC
Garage Queens 2020 Group Build Enlist HERE

Hi team Automodeler!

Getting in early to make sure I don't forget to do this over the pending holiday period, this will be the official thread for the Garage Queens 2020 Group Build.

I think the following Rules and Regs pretty much cover it:
1. Kit must have been started.
2. Any scale, any type from any of AutoModeler's sections.
3. Must post a starting picture to the Group Build thread.
4. Must post a completed picture in the Group Build thread.

Mark (md72) has generously volunteered to take on the Leader role this year, and once the proposal is submitted and approved I will post a link at the top of this post.

I will also maintain a running progress report in this post showing the "State of Play" for the registered builds.

Let's get those old cars, trucks, bikes, tractors, whatever wheely-things you might have started and stashed away from years gone by, dust them off, tidy them up, and get them on the display shelf where they belong.

This is also a great opportunity to try out some new products or techniques that you might not want to throw at a brand new kit.

I'm really looking forward to watching what kits are put forward, and how they turn out at the end of proceedings.

Cheers, D

AussieReg (Damian) - '71 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Convertible - Completed
Hwa-Rang (Jesper) - TBA
Dixon66 (David) - Cobra or HMMWV (or both??)
md72 (Mark) - 57 Bel Air
jimb (Jim) - W900 Kenworth - Completed
bluebell914 (Patrick) - Porsche 917K Martini Team
rv1963 (Robert) - Ed Roth "Outlaw"
AussieReg
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Posted: Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 12:20 AM UTC
I was digging around looking for some after market items that I have hidden away (still MIA) and found this little gem. I started this one in the very first Chev vs Hemi Group Build back in March 2011, and I remember being very gung-ho with enlisting in Aeroscale Campaigns back then, so this was as far as I got.








These photos were taken in October 2011.

This will be my build here, with a possible follow-up if time permits, to be revealed later.

Cheers, D
Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 01:46 AM UTC
You've done a fair amount, of work, on Nash Bridges 'Cuda Damian.
With your current build speed, you could finish this one in the "Garage queens 2019 group build"

I have plenty of candidates, for 2020.

'65 Mustang 2+2
'65 Honda RA272
'72 GTO
2010 Camaro
1931 Rolls Royce
Joel_W
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Posted: Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 02:50 AM UTC
D,
Thanks for getting next year's Garage GB pointed in the right direction. And Thanks Mark (md72) for stepping up and taking on the Leaders roll. It's greatly appreciated.

If I was still an airplane modeler, I'd have plenty of shelf Queens to pick from, but since I've made the move to CARS, I've finished all but one model, and that one unfortunately has taken a one way trip to the recycling center which I now regret.

Joel
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Posted: Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 09:30 AM UTC
I guess I'm in for the AMT 289 slab side Cobra that started earlier this year for the 2020, or the brush fire HMMWV that I said I was going to finish this year too.
md72
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Posted: Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 04:04 PM UTC
Here's my Queen and Revell 1/24 '57 Chevy Bel Air. It's a snap-tite, so it's simplified, all the under body details are molded in. There really isn't a suspension, you just load the steel axles through a low or high hole to set the stance. It has modern tires, nothing period correct.

It's a charity shop find, most of the parts are still there but the stickers (not decals) are missing.

I submitted the proposal. When it gets to the ribbon I's like to go with the 2019 truck just change the year to 2020 and change the truck color to red.

The starting grid:
Name Call sign Enlisted Vehicle Status
Damian AussieReg '71 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Starting line
Jesper Hwa-Rang TBD Starting line
David Dixon66 Cobra? Starting line
Mark md72 57 Bel Air Starting line
Joel Joel_W DNA


AussieReg
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Posted: Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 04:56 PM UTC
Thanks for getting the submission sorted Mark, we are LIVE now with the enlistment page HERE so jump on board and let us know what you are all going to work on!

Cheers, D
md72
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Posted: Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 05:17 PM UTC
Well, that was easy, (helps to have low friends in high places). Now I need to figure out the ribbon editing and how to insert a table.
AussieReg
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Posted: Friday, December 27, 2019 - 12:47 PM UTC
Only a few days until this Group Build gets going, with a 12 month run time on kits already started I hope we can see a few builds out of the dust-covered old storage sheds and onto the shiny showroom floor!

Cheers, D
md72
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Posted: Monday, December 30, 2019 - 06:30 PM UTC
I updated the ribbon, but I cant seem to get it loaded to the campaign page.

Oh and there's a LOT of overhead.
AussieReg
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 03:34 AM UTC
Hi Mark.

Somehow you saved the 50x20 in the corner of a much larger frame. Try this one -



Cheers, D
md72
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 01:36 PM UTC
OK, by my clock, it's January 1st almost everywhere east of me.

Let's get this thing started!

At the start we have:

Damian AussieReg '71 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Starting line
Jesper Hwa-Rang TBD Starting line
David Dixon66 Cobra? Starting line
Mark md72 '57 Bel Air Starting line
md72
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 06:18 PM UTC
new ribbon try



Hey, I even managed to get it added to the signup page!!!!
AussieReg
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Posted: Wednesday, January 01, 2020 - 12:05 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Hey, I even managed to get it added to the signup page!!!!



Nice one! You will be an expert at Group Build leadering in no time!

Looking forward to getting stuck into the old 'Cuda in the next couple of days.

Cheers, D
AussieReg
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Posted: Sunday, January 05, 2020 - 11:12 PM UTC
I blew the dust off the box on the '71 Hemi Cuda and opened up the box.



I'm further along than I remembered and this really won't take too much work to finish off, so I rummaged around and found a couple more old friends that are well along the assembly line. These 2 were started back in January 2015, so I'm going to make 2020 the "Year of the Ancient Garage Queen" and get all 3 of these out of the garage and into the showroom!



Cheers, D
Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Sunday, January 05, 2020 - 11:35 PM UTC
Damian: With the speed you've cranked out models, in recent month's, bringing these beauties across the finish line, well before the end of 2020, shouldn't be a problem.
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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2020 - 05:17 AM UTC
D,
I just love the looks of Cuda's even though they're not built by Ford. And as for the 1967 GTO, I had for a very brief time a 1966 LeMans, it's baby brother. Sold my half to my brother, as we jointly owned it, and bought my beloved 1967 MGB. The rest is history.

Joel
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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2020 - 06:52 PM UTC


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And as for the 1967 GTO, I had for a very brief time a 1966 LeMans


The 66-67 LeMans/GTO's look amazing. The front, with the headlights on top of each other is one of the best looking fronts, of the era. A shame the MPC kit has inmolded headlights.
AussieReg
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Posted: Tuesday, January 07, 2020 - 11:13 PM UTC
Getting stuck in to the Cuda, the standard MS1500/MLT primer mix followed up with SMS Marigold Orange.




Cheers, D
Joel_W
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Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2020 - 01:53 AM UTC
D,
Wow!! that Marigold Orange really makes quite a bold statement. And it sure laid down smooth as silk.

Joel
AussieReg
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Posted: Friday, January 10, 2020 - 08:03 PM UTC
Clear Gloss Saturday today!




Chilling out with his Chevy mates!


Cheers, D
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Posted: Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 07:22 AM UTC
D,
The Cuda sure is in good company.

Joel
AussieReg
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Posted: Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 10:38 PM UTC
Details details details. Tamiya Black Panel Line Wash applied over several sessions to build up a solid cover in the vents, and very slowly and carefully to darken the door and boot joins.





A little more to add to the front grille vents yet.

The bonnet has a twist in it that lifts one corner out of alignment by about 1-2mm, thinking about taping 2 corners down over a curved object and leaving it for a couple of days to see if it stays straight.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2020 - 05:34 AM UTC
D,
You really nailed those panel lines and grills. The doors look like they are really separate from the body. Just gotta love the Black Tamiya panel line wash.

Joel
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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2020 - 11:12 AM UTC

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D,
You really nailed those panel lines and grills. The doors look like they are really separate from the body. Just gotta love the Black Tamiya panel line wash.

Joel



Ditto that. Great outcome.

cheers
Michael