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Mark B / Scooter Davenport

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  1. I've seen the GL at Cooter's Place in Gatlinburg and the one in Nashville. Both are not in perfect shape, but really they are what I'd expect the 'real General Lee' to look like within the storyline. Although the boys took good care of him, I never thought the GL was a pristine flawless car the way they drove it! I have yet to sit in one since they charge to get a picture inside the car, but I may remedy that next time I visit one of those locations. M
  2. This project is like peeling back an onion with the amount of details- every time I get one layer done, I noticed another layer of things in the same pictures I've been staring at for 5 years. Its weird what you DON'T see when you are looking for something specific. I just noticed the other day that the back door has a door closer thingy at the top. After doing a quick google search for some reference, I find it is in fact called a 'door closer', and the one in question is a 'vintage' style. Its one of those every day objects we've all seen a thousand times in our life, but never focused on. Fortunately for me, a 'vintage door closer' is shaped awfully similar to a piece of plastic model kit sprue in 1/25 scale! Then there are the fan belts: turns out that 1/25 fan belts are pretty much identical to small hair 'elastics' (discovered thanks to my two daughters!). The bad news: they only had rainbow colored ones. The good news: found a package of 500 in black at the dollar store for... one dollar. Felt a little weird buying them as they are apparently made for African-American folks' hair, so I got a coke and some peanuts to draw attention away from it. Untitled by mommydawn2000, on Flickr Untitled by mommydawn2000, on Flickr
  3. I'm sure Cooter carries only the best hoses; but maybe needs to make sure he keeps the doors locked when he's not there. There's a bunch of doors and open windows in that place.
  4. Cooter's Garage now carries a variety of hoses! Untitled by mommydawn2000, on Flickr
  5. HossC- that's your recreation of the Rosco election poster! Untitled by mommydawn2000, on Flickr
  6. The backyard is starting to get a little overgrown! This area is never really seen in the series, so I get to dress it up a little. There will be some more mechanical junk out there soon. The door and small windows on the back of the 'office' area isn't speculative though; you can see it in the John Wayne movie 'The Shootist'. Untitled by mommydawn2000, on Flickr This dirt came from the original Boar's Nest location; a little bit of actual Georgia for the sake of authenticity! Untitled by mommydawn2000, on Flickr
  7. I agree with the sentiments here, but I'll add that at least the show didn't just replace Bo and Luke with different actors and pretend it was the same characters. They do this in soap operas frequently and its pretty jarring. m
  8. Anyone else here have Ben Jones' music CDs? I'd like to hear what others think! I recently picked up both ("Southern to the Bone" and "One For The Younguns") at Cooter's Place in Gatlinburg. The music is mix of covers and original songs, most with Ben himself singing the lead. There are some Dukes references here and there in some of the songs, but otherwise its music that would be right at home in Hazzard: bluegrass, rockabilly, ballads, rhythm and blues, country. I had the impression that the "Younguns" CD was kids songs, but really its just more music similar what's on the first CD. The best part about the CD for Dukes fans is that it contains Ben's rendition of 'Good Ol Boys'. It also contains a song called "Cooter's Place" that sounds like it was meant to be the theme song for Ben's stores (or maybe a Cooter spin off series?). Both CDs can be purchased individually or together at a discount at cootersplace.com You can listen to samples of 'Southern' on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008A1VN16/ref=dm_ws_sp_ps_dp I recommend both CDS for any Dukes fans- its not the kind of silly stuff from the 80s Dukes 'sountrack' record. Here is the review I put on Amazon for 'Southern To The Bone: Honest, Southern and pleasant to listen to- like spending some time with an old friend. Mr. Jones was probably the most authentic part of the Dukes of Hazzard cultural phenomenon and you can hear that come through in his music. Some original stuff, some covers, but all clearly done with love, and not some overly polished 'Dukes' merchandise record from the studio marketing department. Just what it should be- fun!
  9. Outside is almost done! Untitled by mommydawn2000, on Flickr Untitled by mommydawn2000, on Flickr
  10. I've very conflicted on the question. I share everyone's feelings on the more authentic feel of the Georgia episodes. The brown hills of Southern Cali just didn't cut it as North Georgia. Plus I have a life-long affection for The Peach State. HOWEVER, some of my favorite iconic locations from the run of the show are from the Warner Brothers Studios lot- specifically Cooter's Garage and nearby locals in Hazzard Square. I also find studio backlot sets fascinating in general (don't get me started on he Universal Studios backlot), so ultimately I have to vote for California. Mark
  11. Spike- those were probably the same brand of model pumps I started with. They don't make the exact correct ones for Cooter's garage, but I got a similar set. I ended up scratch building two pumps but stealing the detail parts (hose, nozzle, crank, etc.) from the store-bought ones.
  12. OK- my bad for not actually watching the eps instead of just scanning through for picture reference! So maybe the bike is in the garage because he's fixing it for the guy; I suspect when Cooter is sober, he is very apologetic and helpful! This simplifies things for me- I don't have to match the bike for my diorama since it wasn't Cooter's bike. I do have an old 1/25 bike that I'd like to include in my model someplace, but now I can just use it as-is. Untitled by mommydawn2000, on Flickr
  13. No but that would have been a good idea! The one on the right is scratch built; the on in the left is a copy on the one on the right (silicone mold, resin, etc). Graphics courtesy of HossC!
  14. You can finally get a fill-up at the garage! Pump island- Untitled by mommydawn2000, on Flickr Untitled by mommydawn2000, on Flickr
  15. Great pics- that will be helpful! Can't quite tell what that lettering says; looks like 4-5 digits and '220'? Maybe 'Turbo 220'? Ultimately I'm looking to put a 1/25 version someplace in my Hazzard Garage model, so I suppose any motorcycle-shaped version in the same color will look fine. M
  16. I'm hoping there are some eagle-eyed motorcycle enthusiasts among us here- I'd like to know what kind of motorcycle Cooter rode into the Boar's Nest in 'Luke's Love Story'. Any help is greatly appreciated! Mark
  17. Looks like ol Cooter's havin a tire sale! Untitled by mommydawn2000, on Flickr
  18. Just like decals that come with model kits; "water slide decals". Jeff makes them; HossC provided the artwork for the lettering. Mark
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