I'm converting a Chevy Silverado to a GMC Sierra. ToDos:
- change grille and stuff to GMC
- turn the chassis into a high roller
- put other wheels on it
- add different mirrors
- add side runnig boards
- add fender extentions
- add such a bumper protection
- add a sun visor with position lights
- add side window visors
- add a hitch
- add rear mudd flaps
- add a hugh antenna
- add a tool box on the bed
--- I think that it's all.
The prototype is done. Did a mold of it on Saturday. Today I wanted to see, how it probably comes out. So I painted the prototype. I'm ok with the result. The black part isn't perfect. For the built I'll do another one to fit it better into the fascia.
Here the silikones I use. The left two bottles I'd call it regular silikone. My brother ordered it at "Rai-Ro". The Right two bottles are basically silikone too but you can take it for food when you wish. I didn't try it so far to fill chocolate into a mold. It is used for Sweets (conditor / pralines) or at the dentists to build molds for "wrong teeth". I've bought it at amazon
The left two bottles is clear resin. I bought them on Amazon. The right two cans is regular resin (light tan). I bought them more than 10 years ago and only know, that it was in a shop near my hometown. I'm wondering, that it still works fine.
Christian W The main task is the grille. For that I was looking through the internet and found nothing. N o t h i n g coog. After all, I found such a DUB style police GMC in 1/24 scale. The best I could get. I bought it, took it apart and checked the differrent in the scales. A lot. The grill turned out approx. 4mm wider than in 1/25.
20. June, 13:05
Nigel Chapman Interesting conversion. Looking forward to your build
Christian W Thank you for your interest. At this point I only made a copy of the grill. The bumper isn't that far, but I'll take a copy soon.
I'm taking some Pictures of my equipment / material this evening.
16. July, 04:25
Bob Hall I'm just impressed with your LEGO collection ! LOL ! Living room land mines !
16. July, 04:28
Alexander G. Resizing a part from 1:24 to 1:25? Lol, already love it...
So I know, that I definitely bought it more than 15 years ago. The fact, that the price is in Euro, it had to be bought between January 2002 and at least at March 2004.
That is the proof: the date on it could be stretched a little *lol*
17. July, 16:04
Spanjaard i wonder if the ones produced today are still that good!
Chaz Gordon I'm just making my first foray into making molds too. If all goes well, I'll have a mold set to churn out Big Block chevys by tomorrow. For the little pieces that need a 2 sided mold, I'm trying out using Polymer clay, which can be baked in the oven at 110º C once the impressions from one side of the parts has been taken (don't bake the parts though) Then I put all the parts back in with a little PVA to hold in place, then pour silicone over the top.
25. July, 20:19
JD I'm watching the mold making process too. Have tried using Blue stuff, but it's pretty hard to get all the details, and like anything, takes practice. Plus that stuff is really hot to work with since you have to boil it.
26. July, 00:44
Christian W I tried blue stuff for the wider wheel houses. That worked not well. The time to use blue stuff is to short to get a good mold of it. So there is no other possibility to build the wheel house extension scratch.