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  1. #21
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    Awesome work! Would love to do that off my crew cab Chevy

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    How's this project?

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    ok, it's been a little while... well maybe a long while but i'm finally back working on this body after sitting on the shelf for a few years.

    The truck body was returned to Rich long ago and now I started work on the other molds using the kit Blazer body.



    the first orde of business was to address the areas I feel do not accurately represent the 1:1 truck. the leading edge of the hood is one. I feel it's too rounded and has no rib in the center. I purposefully added more then I need in order to shape it down once I cast it in resin.



    the front of the fender is next. got to get rid of that steep angle.



    I also filled in all the holes that are not in the real doors.



    then it was just repeating the process I did before to make the molds.









    I hope to have these molds done this spring. I might even make it into a truck!

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    Oh my!


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    Really cool process.

    Wes

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    So I was finally able to afford to buy the materials needed to finish the next set of molds.

    the next pieces up were the accessories starting with the grill



    then the dash. both were placed on a bed of clay



    the surrounds were then added



    next it was time for the smaller bits using the same process



    finally I added the Blazer tailgate. before I placed it in the mold I modified it to better match the 1:1 truck



    then they were all boxed up waiting for the liquid silicone to arrive.



    once the material arrived I finished the body sides first.



    then cast all the molds I had up to this point



    they came out pretty nice.



    you can see how the clay gave me enough material to remove later





    then I couldn't help but do a quick test panel with the rear bed side.



    needs a little work but overall not half bad. More to come!

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    Hooray for long-overdue updates! It's looking great!

    And thank you for showing your processes in such detail. If I ever get around to actually trying this, your threads will be an invaluable resource...

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    Quote Originally Posted by markbt73 View Post
    Hooray for long-overdue updates! It's looking great!

    And thank you for showing your processes in such detail. If I ever get around to actually trying this, your threads will be an invaluable resource...
    Thanks! if you ever have any questions, feel free to ask.

    so I got more done on the molds. the hood was the first to get attention by sanding down the leading edge to give it a more 1:1 look.







    then I did a quick test panel which came out really good.



    even managed to get all the louvers to show up.



    I need more practice on the front corners but not bad for a first try.





    top came out real smooth too.



    then I started cutting the rest of the panels out



    then started reshaping the front fenders by cutting the splash guard off



    then smoothed it down and gave the lower edge a proper curve



    the top profile was next



    and a quick run with the file and sandpaper took care of it



    finally I was able to do a test panel. I like how it came out.



    More later

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    Did a little rework on the roof.

    There was too much time between when I made the laytex molds and when I poured the resin (about 2 years! ) and the molds began to settle and warp over that time. the other parts I was able to make work but the roof needed some extra help.

    it's hard to tell in the pics but the center of the roof is concave and should have a slight arch to it.





    you can sort of see it in the panel I formed.



    anyways, to correct the issue, I built a dam along he sides and filled the center with more resin.





    then began whittling away and the resin to get the proper shape back.



    then I broke out some old school tools to help match it to the original.



    original RC4WD body



    corrected mold



    pretty close I think.



    and now the panel looks much better.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Metal Masher View Post
    Did a little rework on the roof.

    There was too much time between when I made the laytex molds and when I poured the resin (about 2 years! ) and the molds began to settle and warp over that time. the other parts I was able to make work but the roof needed some extra help.

    it's hard to tell in the pics but the center of the roof is concave and should have a slight arch to it.





    you can sort of see it in the panel I formed.



    anyways, to correct the issue, I built a dam along he sides and filled the center with more resin.





    then began whittling away and the resin to get the proper shape back.



    then I broke out some old school tools to help match it to the original.



    original RC4WD body



    corrected mold



    pretty close I think.



    and now the panel looks much better.

    Looks great man! Keep it up!

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