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    Roth Potter reacted to Boss JD Hogg in 'Orange Clunker Car' - MPC General Lee Build - FINISHED   
    Thanks Roger!  The early Georgia episodes are my favorite and this is my favorite look for the General Lee.  I like the earlier darker tan interior more than the later light colored interior.  
    Here is some more work I did on the interior.  I painted the interior seats and door panels in Tamiya acrylic XF-59 Desert Yellow which is actually a dark tan color that's a good match to the saddle tan interiors in the 69 Chargers.  The dash board, rear speaker deck and the kick panels in front of the doors panels are painted a darker color.  It's a mix of Testors acrylic leather and dark tan.  These areas were a darker color than the seats and door panels in 69 Chargers.  
    The carpeting is made with Champagne colored embossing powder I got from Michael craft store.  I painted on some Testors acrylic clear and poured the powder on top.  It gives the look of carpeting.  
    The center console is painted to look like wood grain although it isn't showing up to well in the pictures.  I painted the inset in the dash Testors acrylic silver and then painted Tamiya acrylic flat black on top.  The Tamiya acrylic paint is easily removed with Windex where as the Testors acrylic paint will not be removed with Windex.  I used a toothpick slightly moistened with Windex to remove the black paint around the gauges and to pick out the details of the radio and some buttons.  The red button on the left was painted after this was done.  It was sealed with Testors acrylic clear.
    The trim around the center console, door handles and the straight molding towards the top of the door panels is done with Bare Metal Foil.  The window roller handles, round Charger emblem(in the top of the door panels), and trim around the shifter area are done with Testors acrylic silver paint.
    I also added some Bare Metal Foil trim on the head rests but haven't taken any pictures yet.  
    IMG_7239 Small by Michael Scarola, on Flickr
    IMG_7253 Small by Michael Scarola, on Flickr
    IMG_7259 Small by Michael Scarola, on Flickr
     
     
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    Roth Potter reacted to justinpcoltrane in Most attractive female guest/minor character on the show.   
    You referring to "The Runaway"?
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    Roth Potter got a reaction from Hobie Hartkins in Killed off   
    I thought they we're accidentally burning the wrong coffin in that one. That name was a cover-up, there was no-one inside from what I remember.
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    Roth Potter got a reaction from Hobie Hartkins in Aunt Lavinia   
    No-one ever figured it out, it's probably a script mistake
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    Roth Potter got a reaction from Hobie Hartkins in Did anybody ever use turn signals?   
    Well, the General didn't even have turn signals on the front part of the car as they were usually cover with bondo or something so 68 and 69 Charger front fenders could be used interchangeably. I do however remember seeing the rear turn signal light up in one of the two Reunion movies, or was it the full brake light?
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    Roth Potter got a reaction from Hobie Hartkins in Rare and Behind the Scenes Pictures of the Dukes of Hazzard   
    Somehow I feel this is during one of the last days of filming season 4.

     
    Isn't this the place Enos has his place?

     
    So, how many still sites did they actually have?

     
    Boss in what I guess is Hazard, KY. Although I don't spot any other cast members here.

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    Roth Potter got a reaction from BossHogg1 in BossHogg 1 is here   
    Welcome!
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    Roth Potter reacted to Spike in Bandits Transam vs General Lee   
    Well now the Bandit Trans am and other late 2nd gen Firebird/Trans Ams have joined the 1968-70 charger in the unobtainable price range Crazy Money Turning ‘70s Pontiac Trans Ams Into $100,000 Cars With Burt's going for $550,000 Burt Reynolds' Trans Am sells for $550K at Barrett-Jackson
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    Roth Potter reacted to Meadowmufn in Forum Software Update   
    *GASP!!* After a long, long time and many many weeks worth of backing up, installing, uninstalling, uploading, deleting, and trying several different new versions of the software, I THINK this one worked. I think this might just be a miracle. LOL.
    So, now that the forums are upgraded, I would like for all of you to notify me of any color weirdness (i.e. white text on white background, hard to read text, etc). You can post about it here in this thread and if possible, please include a screenshot. Also, if you run across any bugs, let me know. Posting images worked fine for me, but I know some of you had issues with that in the past.
    And I don't know about you, but I'm ecstatic for the HNet forums to be back to the dark color scheme. Feels like home.
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    Roth Potter reacted to Meadowmufn in I'm hurting   
    HazzardNet has always had its booms and busts. The "booms" usually depend on if the show is on the air somewhere or if the cast is in the news for some reason.
     
    Sorry I haven't been on as often. I've been dealing with "real life", some of it very good, some of it not so great. It's nice to have HazzardNet to "come home to" though and I thank all of you who have kept it going. HazzardNet wouldn't be celebrating its 17th year without y'all.
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    Roth Potter reacted to swinks in Dukes of Hazzard - Custom Pinball   
    G'day everyone, I have been very quiet and haven't posted alot really but have started a cool Dukes of Hazzard project - custom pinball.
     
    What can I say other than this will be a massive project that is going beyond my current skill set (hoping to learn enough to finish this dream project). It will involve CAD designing, timber work, steel work, artwork and god help me programming.
     
    It will be a full size pinball with a cabinet designed off the well known and typical Bally / WMS 90's cabinets with some unique mechanisms inside.
     
    It will have a Cooter's garage, Jessie's Barn, Boss Hogg's Office and the bar of The Boards Nest as well as 2 ramps and one just has to be a jump ramp.
     
    As time goes by please make suggestions re design or game rules - but will have moon shine deliveries, stunt show, bar fights, car chases and races.
     
    YeeHaa
     
     
    pictures below are of my progress so far
    - almost full a cabinet
    - has to be Duke Orange
    - concept art initially is like you are driving the General Lee so the sides of the cabinet are the car doors
    - pinball's don't normally have art on the top of the backbox but this just has to have the flag just like the top of the car
     
    I would like to change the art on the cabinet so a full General Lee with boss hogg in pursuit and then on the other side daisy standing by the road with Enos coming up, still want the cabinet orange but these images overlayed.
     
    Next is drawing mechanisms and starting the playfield design - where the real fun starts, but I should mention that this will take a while but am very keen. On the side I love pinball and currently design products for the pinball industry. My ultimate dream is have a pinball company one day build this for all the pinball and Dukes of Hazzard fans.
     
    Enjoy



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    Roth Potter reacted to MaryAnne in The Official Photo Caption Thread   
    Luke: I just figured out what this car needs.
    Bo: What?
    Luke: An 01 on the doors...
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    Roth Potter reacted to HossC in Could y'all imagine the Dukes in a rock band?   
    If you take Cooter's character from the Georgia episodes, I could see him as a drummer in the style of Animal from The Muppets or Keith Moon from The Who .
     
    Maybe Uncle Jesse could join ZZ Top, although he'd had to grow his beard!
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    Roth Potter got a reaction from Mark B / Scooter Davenport in The Hazzard Garage (Cooter's Garage)   
    Seems like the paint shop on the block had too much white paint so he did the whole block.
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    Roth Potter reacted to Mark B / Scooter Davenport in I'm hurting   
    We're keepin the lights on over here at the garage!
     
    Untitled by mommydawn2000, on Flickr
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    Roth Potter reacted to Mark B / Scooter Davenport in The Hazzard Garage (Cooter's Garage)   
    The 'Rhuebottoms' set of buildings is coming along- almost ready to start painting.  I think this will add some much needed 'context' to Cooter's garage and help to create that 'small town' setting.
     
     
     
     
     
    Untitled by mommydawn2000, on Flickr​
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    Roth Potter reacted to Mark B / Scooter Davenport in The Hazzard Garage (Cooter's Garage)   
    The Cooter on the hood is a combination of parts from different 1/25 figures; moslty meant to be Nascar crew and mechanics (plus a little sculpting with a sharp Exacto).
     
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    Roth Potter reacted to Mark B / Scooter Davenport in The Hazzard Garage (Cooter's Garage)   
    This one is fun- little Enos in the foreground, big Enos in the background!
     

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    Roth Potter reacted to Mark B / Scooter Davenport in The Hazzard Garage (Cooter's Garage)   
    Untitled by mommydawn2000, on Flickr​
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    Roth Potter reacted to Mark B / Scooter Davenport in The Hazzard Garage (Cooter's Garage)   
    OK, here we go!  Flickr problem solved, here are some pics from the model at the Hazzard Run last weekend:
     
    Untitled by mommydawn2000, on Flickr
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    Roth Potter reacted to Mark B / Scooter Davenport in The Hazzard Garage (Cooter's Garage)   
    Well it was a pretty amazing weekend with the model at Cooter's Gatlinburg for the 2015 Hazzard Run.     The things that stand out to me:   1. Sonny Shroyer is amazing; I've seen a lot of celebrity autographs lines, but I have never seen anyone spend as much time with each fan and made them feel special as he did.  The man is 80 years old and he went all day like the engergizer bunny.  And that is his real laugh- not made up for the Enos character.  He's the real deal folks- as nice and genuine as Enos himself, but not niave of course.  And his wife is just as lovely a person. 2. The folks at the Cooter's store are a great bunch- it was alot of fun to get to see the inside scoop on how things run, hear some stories about Ben Jones, etc. 3. Dukes fans are about as nice a group of people who don't know each other as you will find, at least the ones who came this weekend were. â€‹

    I'm having trouble with flicker now that I've upgraded Windows, so I'm not able to post pictures to HNet.  Hopefully I'll have time to figure it out soon.

    Mark ​
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    Roth Potter reacted to Boss JD Hogg in Which CB radio was in the General Lee in the TV series?   
    I spoke with Jon Holland about the CB radio.  
     
    He told me the Cobra 78x was seen one time.  All the other times a sharp 40 channel was seen.
     
    Below is a picture of the Sharp 40 channel CB which looks a lot like the one in the screen grab Roth Potter posted above.
     

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    Roth Potter reacted to HossC in Double Zero Mustang   
    How time flies! I was going to start this post by saying that I recently posted a picture of an updated General Lee based on a stretched Dodge Challenger. It turns out I actually posted that in May 2014 - you can see it here. Then, completely by chance, I came across mock-ups of modern versions of the Double Zero and Cooter's Camaro at the weekend. You can see them here. Inspired by these pictures, I decided to do my own updated Double Zero based on a 2015 Mustang. I thought it looked better with less chrome than the original, although I did add a ring around the grille. I also toyed with additional fog lights in the grille (similar to the original), but eventually left them out.
     

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    Roth Potter reacted to Boss JD Hogg in 'Orange Clunker Car' - MPC General Lee Build - FINISHED   
    Here's some more progress on the General Lee.
     
    I filled in the space behind the license plate below the rear bumper.  It's strange how this part of the body is split.  I put some sheet styrene behind as well to close it all off and strengthen this area of the body.  I also sanded the putty in the engine compartment.  
     
    The hood that comes with this MPC kit is actually a 1970 Charger hood.  MPC did put out a Charger 500 kit that was based on the Dukes kit that had a correct 1969 hood.  I was able to get my hands on one for this build.  The picture with the two hoods shows the correct (yellow)1969 hood on the left and the (white) 1970 hood that came with this kit on the right. 
     
    I'm using the exhaust system from the Revell Charger which is more accurate than what came with the MPC Charger. I had to make the area that goes over the rear axle shorter to fit the MPC chassis by cutting out a small section.  The last picture has the chassis with the exhaust system and rear end axle and springs in place.  These are parts from the Revell Charger kit.
    IMG_6056 Small by Michael Scarola, on Flickr
    IMG_6080 Small by Michael Scarola, on Flickr
    IMG_6094 Small by Michael Scarola, on Flickr
    IMG_6066 Small by Michael Scarola, on Flickr
    IMG_6100 Small by Michael Scarola, on Flickr
    IMG_6105 Small by Michael Scarola, on Flickr
     
     
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