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Old 03-02-2003, 07:45 PM   #1
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Cool If Darth Vader were a Model Car...Finished photos of Phantom Corsair

Here's my Phantom Corsair resin kit by Scale Kraft of South Africa. I made photoetched and nickel plated bumpers for it. Fun model, really an attention getter. It's a 1938 show car, imagine what people in 1938 thought when they saw it on the road! It's based on a Cord chassis, and has front wheel drive.




Last but not least, a photochop of it by one of my best friends, who thought it really looked like Darth Vader...:alien2: :alien:

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Old 03-02-2003, 07:51 PM   #2
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they actually made that car?????? Nice job on the model!
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Old 03-02-2003, 07:56 PM   #3
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LOL, the similarities are striking!

That is the ultimate pimpmobile! Great shine!
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Old 03-02-2003, 08:06 PM   #4
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Deffinatly one of the more unique models that I have seen. Good job on it.
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Nice kit!! It actually looks more like one of the old Batmobiles.
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Old 03-02-2003, 11:44 PM   #6
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Re: If Darth Vader were a Model Car...Finished photos of Phantom Corsair

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I made photoetched and nickel plated bumpers for it.
Very cool kit,
How did you make the photoetched bits yourself?
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I dont know if its butt ugly or bloody sexy !!

Fantastic looking job though
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Old 03-03-2003, 01:34 AM   #8
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It sure looks dangerous and scary!Good job on it!

and it seems it really came from outer space!

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Very nice work on it.
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Oby-Wan as taught you well ...

Even today it looks real avant-garde, I imagine in the 30’s.
Great work, especially the smooth and shiny finish.
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Old 03-03-2003, 04:20 AM   #11
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Seriously cool model Bob, I want one! Excellent finish as always.
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Re: Re: If Darth Vader were a Model Car...Finished photos of Phantom Corsair

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Very cool kit,
How did you make the photoetched bits yourself?
It's not too difficult, you need to generate the artwork for the parts, in this case three sets of two different shaped bumper blades. You print or copy the artwork onto a special blue film that works as a photo resist, so your printer or the copy machine must be a laser printer, because the toner is the photo resist. Once you print/copy onto the film, you transfer that film onto a piece of brass by using a hot iron. Once you've heated the film enough, you peel it off and the toner is deposited on the brass.

You then immerse the brass into a bowl of etchant material, which can be purchased at Radio Shack in the states, and you leave it in the etchant until it etches through the areas around the parts. These bumpers took several hours.

Once the parts are finished, you must sand/polish them to a high gloss like you would a paint job. There's a home nickel-plating setup available that you immerse the brass parts into to get the shiny nickel plating. It's really cool, the plating only took about 10 minutes. It required soldering a piece of steel wire onto each part. After plating you clean everything up, polish it, and assemble. For more information on the exact details and company contacts, you can PM me.
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thats nice, ive never seen a model that clean before
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Old 03-03-2003, 01:48 PM   #14
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Sweet little land missle!! Would like to see one out at the salt flats...
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Yeah, that definitely looks like Darth Vader. Good job!
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