Boss JD Hogg

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  1. Thanks Roger and Hoss for the kind words! I read somewhere that they removed the 2 smaller flags to save time since they weren't seen all the time. The early Georgia episode Generals are my favorite look for the car so I like to include them on my builds. I'm not as crazy about how the General Lee had the light beige interior and the wider/flatter push bar in the later seasons so I tend to stick with the earlier look. This snap kit is a new tooled kit from MPC but it's largely based on the original General Lee glue kit. It does have a correct 1969 hood. The original glue kit has a 1970 hood. I added the same details to the interior that I added when I build the glue kit last year and scratch built the push bar too. The General Lee parts(push bar, roll bar, CB radio, decals...) that come in the kit aren't too accurate so I made them and used decals a friend had made for me. I didn't use the Vector wheels that came in this kit either. I'm not sure why they didn't include the same wheels from the glue kit, which are far more accurate. This kit's wheels are flatter then they should be. I used a set of Vectors from an AMT 1969 Riviera kit that look more accurate. I have to put the foil on the moldings and install the windows and I can put it all together. Thanks again for looking in and the nice comments!
  2. Here's another update! I painted the interior and used embossing powder for the carpeting. The interior is painted Tamiya XF-59 Desert Yellow. The dashboard and speaker tray are painted Testors Acryl Leather with a few drops of white added. The center console is painted to look like wood although it doesn't show too well in the pictures. I painted Testors Acryl Leather over Testors Flat White with some Radone Tan added. I used BMF(Bare Metal Foil) on the door handles and trim. The chassis is done. Since it's a snap kit with molded in exhaust and drivetrain, I just painted it Testors Acryl Aircraft Interior Black. The Exhaust and drive shaft are brush painted with Citadel Leadbelcher. The engine oil pan is brush painted Testors International Orange and the transmission is Tamiya XF-16 Flat Aluminum. The gas tank was airbrushed with Tamiya XF-56 Metallic Grey. The body was clear coated with Gunze Mr. Super Clear and polished. I have to apply BMF to the moldings and install the windows. IMG_8799 Small by Michael Scarola, on Flickr IMG_8805 Small by Michael Scarola, on Flickr IMG_8808 Small by Michael Scarola, on Flickr IMG_8810 Small by Michael Scarola, on Flickr IMG_8815 Small by Michael Scarola, on Flickr IMG_8816 Small by Michael Scarola, on Flickr IMG_8821 Small by Michael Scarola, on Flickr IMG_8822 Small by Michael Scarola, on Flickr IMG_8824 Small by Michael Scarola, on Flickr IMG_8825 Small by Michael Scarola, on Flickr IMG_8828 Small by Michael Scarola, on Flickr
  3. Thanks Roger! I'll post more updates soon.
  4. I started working on another General Lee model. This is the 1/25 scale MPC Snap Kit General Lee. I started by re-shaping the rear window. It's basically a rectangle in the kit so I made it a bit larger and rounded at the top and also changed the angle to be a bit more steep. I added missing window trim under the side windows and made the rear wheel openings slightly smaller in the rear. The body is painted 1975 Corvette Flame Red which was the color most used on the General Lee(s) in the TV show. The paint is from Gravity Colors. The decals represent the early Georgia car which is my favorite look. In a few days I'll spray the clear coat on the body. I worked on the interior a bit. I scratch built arm rests, pedals, window rollers, center console, head rests automatic shifter and a roll bar. This kit comes with a stick shift but the General Lee was always shown on screen with an automatic. I also modified the transmission on the chassis to resemble a 727 Torqueflite automatic. The interior had an armrest molded into the center console which I removed. I also added a strip of molding along the upper part of the door panels. Much like the MPC glue kit General Lee, the dashboard sat too low and level. I raised it up and angled it a bit. The interior tub sat to low and too far forward when it was attached to the inside of the body. I removed the mounting tabs and filed down the sides so it fits up to the top of the doors and moved back a bit. I had to then move the dashboard forward. The grill inserts in the kit are for a later year Charger, much like the MPC glue kit. I scratch built new grill inserts using some ribbed styrene sheet. The push bar is scratch built to resemble the early style push bar. I'll get the parts in primer and start painting them. Thanks for looking in! IMG_8605 Small by Michael Scarola, on FlickrIMG_8606 Small by Michael Scarola, on FlickrIMG_8609 Small by Michael Scarola, on FlickrIMG_8633 Small by Michael Scarola, on FlickrIMG_8660 Small by Michael Scarola, on FlickrIMG_8678 Small by Michael Scarola, on FlickIMG_8683 Small by Michael Scarola, on FlickrIMG_8692 B 30 C 10 Small by Michael Scarola, on FlickrIMG_8694 Small by Michael Scarola, on FlickrIMG_8696 Small by Michael Scarola, on FlickrIMG_8699 Small by Michael Scarola, on FlickrIMG_8701 Small by Michael Scarola, on FlickrIMG_8711 Small by Michael Scarola, on FlickrIMG_8712 Small by Michael Scarola, on FlickrIMG_8717 Small by Michael Scarola, on FlickrIMG_8723 Small by Michael Scarola, on FlickrIMG_8735 Small by Michael Scarola, on Flickr
  5. Happy Birthday Sheriff Little(Don Pedro Colley)!
  6. Real nice!
  7. Happy Birthday Cooter(Ben Jones)! You did a great job keeping the General in top shape!
  8. Excellent job Andrew! What paint/color did you spray the body?
  9. Awesome! I can see Cooter driving it. Thanks for posting the pictures.
  10. Thanks for posting the pictures! That's a lot of General Lees. Your Cooter 1967 Ford wrecker looks amazing, like it's right out of the show.
  11. Undercover Dukes - (Season 6)
  12. What type of models did you build?
  13. power
  14. Still
  15. John Scheider and Tom Wopat Quit Season 5. (A sad time for all of us back then)