Hot Wheels Falcon XB

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Re: Hot Wheels Falcon XB

Postby RoadWarrior101 » Wed Sep 22, 2010 2:28 pm

Sure thing! ;)
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Re: Hot Wheels Falcon XB

Postby Wreck Warrior » Sun Oct 03, 2010 3:40 pm

just got back from "wally-world" the xb is now available in a medium blue color.
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Re: Hot Wheels Falcon XB

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Re: Hot Wheels Falcon XB

Postby Road kill » Fri Oct 08, 2010 2:00 pm

I got one of them. I put an engine through the hood and some exhaust off another car. I thought it was looking good. Then I checked here and they look so great, I think that i will just throw mine in the garbage.

On page 5 .MAD MAX. wrote the nose and spoiler are cast metal. Could you please tell how it was done?
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Re: Hot Wheels Falcon XB

Postby Chase Bansi » Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:08 pm

Well after a bit of work I've got another creation. First I started by removing the GT bonnet scoops, brake scoops, and boot spoiler. I also opened up the bonnet.
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I cut out the wheel openings and added new axels and wheels. I caniblized a metal engine from another car and drilled out the stacks. They don't flair like the real ones, but close enough.
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I went with tan interior instead of white hoping it would photograph better.
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After a bit of squadron putty the basics body work was ready to go.
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The rear wing was cobbled together from bits and pieces. It's taller than it should be but has the right look.
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I have not painted the bat on the bonnet. I'm not sure I can do it justice.
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The side pipes are copper wire bent into shape.
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Even with it's inaccuracies I'm happy with the outcome.
I just got a metal engine for my interceptor so another improvement is still coming for that. This time I am going to put it through the bonnet not just on it.
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Re: Hot Wheels Falcon XB

Postby Big Bopper Bart » Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:59 pm

That is soo wicked Chase great job!
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Re: Hot Wheels Falcon XB

Postby MFP 2020 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:08 pm

Amazing, Chase. Jeez, I'm embarrassed to post my weak-ass first attempt. :)

Nothing fancy. Just disassembled, stripped, primed and painted. Looks nice sitting on my shelf.

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Re: Hot Wheels Falcon XB

Postby lord humungus » Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:49 pm

holy crap you guys are doing very well with this car. i make see what i can do myself to get some modding done on one of my fleet of 11 falcons i found so far.

but i have to know what compound are you using to model the extra parts onto the cars,what tools do you use for shaping the compound? how do you strip the paint off the car? how do you remove it from the orginal base? and lastly what kind of paints do you use to repaint the care when it's all finished?
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Re: Hot Wheels Falcon XB

Postby Chase Bansi » Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:08 pm

Thanx Guys. I figure just like a real replica it's your car, whatever makes you happy ;)
lord humungus wrote: but i have to know what compound are you using to model the extra parts onto the cars,what tools do you use for shaping the compound? how do you strip the paint off the car? how do you remove it from the orginal base? and lastly what kind of paints do you use to repaint the care when it's all finished?

I'm no expert but I've been building models for almost 40 years. Most of what I do is N scale trains, 1:160.
I use "sqaudron putty" for regular models (comes in white or green). Sand paper works well for shaping but I do have a set of jewlers files that I use. Being a metal body just about any paint thinner works, even acetone polish remover (don't use it on plastic models though, it can melt or warp the parts). As far as seperating the base I used the Dremel on one, a drill with a good metal bit on the other to remove the body stud. I clamped it down for safety, didn't want to put a hole in my hand ... again.
As far as paint an air brush is probably the best choice. Easiest way to control paint flow and drying time etc. I wish I had one. I used spray cans for my gloss colors. The secret is thin light coats so it doesn't get thick and fill in details (like the factory paint does). My flat colors are actually cheap water base craft paint. if it doesn't come out right I just wash it off and try again. I have friends that are modeling snobs and look down on my techniques but it works for me so I don't care. That's why I don't generally offer advice or tutorials.
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Re: Hot Wheels Falcon XB

Postby MFP 2020 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:03 pm

Wreck Warrior wrote:just got back from "wally-world" the xb is now available in a medium blue color.


I stopped by today and found one (and one only). I also looked for the Johnny Lightning AMX but they had very little JL stuff. My wife didn't say a word, strangely. :)

@lord humungus: This site was very helpful when I went to disassemble my car: http://www.redlinederby.com/2009/09/how ... eels-cars/

I used a spray-on paint stripper to remove the paint.
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