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Purple Plymouth Prowler Desecration
« on: January 10, 2018, 07:52:50 PM »
Desecration?  Maybe

I enlarged it by 12%, only I thought I wanted to see if I could adjust the color to be more saturated, slightly darker and a touch more blue (less pink, more purple).  I also did an overlay part for each side to add depth to the running board and rear fenders.  As I was comparing colors, I was wondering if I could do something with the windshield.  I should have added another tab to attach the front, but not too bad.  Still not quite flat across the top, but not bad.

While contemplating the extra tab, I realized that from the back, the eleventh wider tab would cover the opening for the windshield tabs, so I changed that on the template, too.  Which is why it wasn't until yesterday afternoon that I printed it off.  Clear coated after work and scored.  Got started on it last night, not quite realizing how many little tabs there were to connect the top to the sides.  Not difficult, but tedious, and can't be rushed.

Here's where I'm at


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Re: Purple Plymouth Prowler Desecration
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2018, 11:12:31 PM »
12%...that seems like an odd amount to enlarge it.
Why that number?

Colour...I sampled off a lighter area of a Purple Prowler.
Its a pearl top coat, so it definitely has a more pinkish hue.
The colour actually has a more maroon shade to the purple.
A deep purple was just too dark and the interior and the panel lines disappeared against the darker colour...
so I stuck with the more pinkish purple.
Like I said, Chrysler used a pearl topcoat, so in the bright sun, it had a real pinkish hue.

Windshield tabs are sufficient...theres no need for an extra tab.
Just precut the two little slots...and after the body is assembled, you give the slots a second slice through
and insert the two windscreen tabs through the slots and glue them from underneath.
The front edge of the windscreen will be sitting off the body at this point.
After the glue has dried, put a little glue under the front edge and push the windscreen down onto the body.
Wait for the glue to grab and hold, and thats it.

But it is important to preshape the windshield.
Curved at the bottom, straighter along the top...with sharper angled at the ends.

The sides of the body are curved all the way down the car and tightly curved at the nose.
Only way to get a smoother curve and cleaner look, is to have a LOT of tabs.
That means lots of tabs to cut! Deal with it!

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Re: Purple Plymouth Prowler Desecration
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2018, 11:39:55 PM »
I know that there really wasn't any way around all those tabs.  That's why I said it wasn't really difficult, just tedious.  Take your time and it will work well.  I think it would be real easy to try to rush it, and that wouldn't work.  You have to take your time.

Taking my time, I didn't make much more progress tonight.  I like my fender/running board overlays, but I don't think they will show well in photos.



I adjusted my color on the template mid-way between the original and this one.  Details show much better.

By the way, check the file, Dave, on my download, the third brake light on the yellow version is white, not red.
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Re: Purple Plymouth Prowler Desecration
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2018, 10:56:59 AM »
I had the same idea, when i was designing, to layer the sides at the rear.
But the thickness is so small that it doesn't add much.
Its still a good idea, even if it doesn't show in photos.

Not sure about the Purple car though...the layering just adds more parts that need edge colouring! lol


Oh snap.
I had to fix the light on the purple car...add the red.
I forgot to make the same change to the yellow one!!

I'll go fix it now.
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Re: Purple Plymouth Prowler Desecration
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2018, 12:34:06 PM »
The layered part is also a pain to glue in place.  Glue wants to make it curl.

Like I said in the other thread, this was mostly to check my idea on the windshield.  But to check the windshield, you have to build the car.  I looked at several convertible models that didn't have the little triangle window on the door, and by narrowing the top and having a slight downward curve at the top of the glass, it creates a straighter profile along the top.  I never realized how many of those other models have a slit in the glass.  I don't know how they expect you to edge that.

Frankly, I was hesitant to post this test, but no one was posting any photos of builds.  I really thought this would be one that several folks would jump on.
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Re: Purple Plymouth Prowler Desecration
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2018, 09:41:41 PM »
Done with my play around build.  Printed off the 'for real' copy





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Re: Purple Plymouth Prowler Desecration
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2018, 11:39:40 PM »
Now build a yellow one!
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Re: Purple Plymouth Prowler Desecration
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2018, 09:16:28 AM »
Yellow is next.  After the other purple one

I noticed this AM that the nose is starting to spread on me.  I might make a piece to go in the nose to hold its shape.  I know it is supposed to sit low, but the nose touches the ground now..
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Re: Purple Plymouth Prowler Desecration
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2018, 10:27:20 AM »
Nose is spreading?
Did you install the underside spreader?
Is it far enough forward?

You enlarged the model (a little), maybe the cardstock you used is too light.

It is not meant to sit that low.
In fact, it sits at a normal car height (I think).
If you align your suspension and wheels, it should sit with plenty of ground clearance.

LOL Stop messing with things and build as intended! LOL
I'm having a laugh with you (not at you), but seriously, my Prowler builds have gone together fine.

I just grabbed the two models off the shelf and took this photo.
(note the time and date on the monitor)
Nothing has changed in my models since I built them.


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Re: Purple Plymouth Prowler Desecration
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2018, 10:38:19 AM »
I think it is a matter of not getting enough of a soft crease in the nose to begin with.  I'll have to do a better job of it on the next one
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Re: Purple Plymouth Prowler Desecration
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2018, 06:40:20 PM »
Curving that nose and getting the right shape is very important.
You already know that...I don't doubt you know what you are doing.

I used a 1/2" wooden dowel as I folded the body part in half, lining up the rear ends.
Then I used a smaller dowel to work a tighter radius.

It definitely takes time and patience to carefully roll a smooth curve into the card.

Don't be discouraged by my comments.
Last thing I would want to do is scare you away from sharing these experiments.

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