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"Stand On It" - Episode 3
Happy weekend buddies, today I want to show you the progress made on the Dodge Challenger used in the movie "Stand On It" by John Schneider. As you can see from the images, I finally painted the bodywork with an awesome glossy black: I am very satisfied with the result obtained above all on the bonnet, but also for the black / gold combination that the car must have at the end of the work. We are definitely on the right track, there is still a lot of work to do but I am more and more satisfied! See you on the next episode!
Posted by: Fabiano on Sat 9/19/2020 at 15:40
"Christmas Cars" - Episode 5
Summer is now over and autumn, with its low temperatures, has already shown up here in Varese. So what's better than getting to work to complete some diecast models? Over the past weekend I took the opportunity to work a bit on the General Lee used in John Schneider's "Christmas Cars" movie. Finally I managed to paint the rims, then finishing them with chrome details using the "Liquid Chrome" pens produced by Pump Marker (purchased on Amazon). The final effect is amazing, just look at the comparison I made with the rims of an old General Lee produced by ERTL. In the next few days I will also make a comparison with those mounted on the General Lee of AutoWorld. But now enjoy all the photos and let me know if you like them! See you soon!
Posted by: Fabiano on Mon 9/28/2020 at 15:18
"Stand On It" - Episode 4
Today we continue with the other project that I am carrying out in this period, the Dodge Challenger used by John Schneider in the movie "Stand On It". Finally, after having completely painted the body in glossy black, I proceeded to apply the grids on the air intakes of the hood (I used a kitchen sieve), after which I applied the gold stripes along the entire body. The result is amazing: even if the model has yet to be completed (mirrors, side windows and some other details) I could not resist putting it side-by-side to the two Pontiac Trans Ams from "Smokey and The Bandit", the film that inspired the new "Stand On It". See you soon with the latest updates on this model, after which I will start modifying a new model!
Posted by: Fabiano on Tue 9/29/2020 at 14:04
"Stand On It" - Episode 5
Finally we have arrived at the last episode of the series dedicated to the Dodge Challenger used by John Schneider in the movie "Stand On It". Not much was missing to complete it, but I still had to install the exterior mirrors and build the rear side windows. So now I can consider this custom model really completed, but as you can see from the image above, something is brewing: you will remember that at the beginning of the creation of this model I used 2 Challengers to use the front wheels of one to put them in place of the rears of the other. So I had this second Challenger and this time I have decided that I will do something that I have never done before, but you will have to wait ... it will be a surprise ... in motion!
Posted by: Fabiano on Sat 10/3/2020 at 18:21
Xtreme Lee - Work in progress - Episode 1
We are now in the middle of autumn, it's cold and the Covid-19 nightmare still hovers over our heads: there is nothing better, then, than staying at home in the warmth, perhaps working on some new model. It has been a long time since I wanted to replicate it in 1:18 scale and I finally found the incentive to start the legendary "Xtreme Lee", a modernized clone of General Lee made by musician Kenny Wayne Shepherd. To create this new model, I started from a base that is now fairly cheap and easy to find, the 1969 Dodge Charger made by Maisto. So I started by removing the R/T pad printed on the rear of the model and then I moved on to make the roof and door stickers using some photos of the real car found on the Internet. Now enjoy the photos, in the next few days I will show you the work done on the suspensions and rims. Have a nice Sunday!
Posted by: Fabiano on Sun 10/18/2020 at 13:54
Xtreme Lee - Work in progress - Episode 2
Slowly I am carrying out the work on the Xtreme Lee: today I have been busy recreating the rear axle where to connect the new rear wheels produced by ACME (model A1801837W). Since the attachment of the wheels was different from the standard ones produced by Maisto, I had to recreate a new axle with wire that would adapt to the suspension system provided on the model. I also adjusted the set-up and the new wheels are now at the right height. In the next few days I will go on mounting the new ACME wheels at the front. Enjoy it and see you next update!
Posted by: Fabiano on Tue 10/20/2020 at 21:22
Xtreme Lee - Work in progress - Episode 3
The Xtreme Lee couldn't stay without the front wheels for too long, so I went to work and modified the front axle to accommodate the new ACME wheels. To do this, I had to put some spacers, that is washers that allowed the wheels to be positioned flush with the body, just as I had already done for the rear wheels. Could I limit myself to this? Absolutely not, so I created (like the good old days!) the front push-bar with plasticard. Of course I also took the opportunity to report all the measurements on Fusion 3D so I can re-print others in the future (you never know!). That's all for today, but stay tuned: as soon as the brown paint I ordered arrives, I will proceed with the interior modification, you will see some nice ones!
Posted by: Fabiano on Thu 10/22/2020 at 21:36
Xtreme Lee - Work in progress - Episode 4
Last weekend I was able to work on the interior of Kenny Wayne Shepherd's "Xtreme Lee". First of all, I removed the old seats and built a support with plasticard to support the new, more sporty and enveloping seats (coming from an old Ferrari produced by Burago). Furthermore, since the new seats had a hollow back, I always proceeded with the plasticard to create the closure of the back. Of course, I then proceeded to paint all the pieces with a light brown paint (code RAL 1001, produced by Macota) and the result is truly fabulous! However, to complete the dashboard I proceeded to create a template of the instrument area and through my computer I created a decal to be applied on the plastic part. Finally, since I do this on all my models, I have lined the car floor with a darker brown carpet. We are therefore now towards the conclusion of this model: next time I will show you all the finished interior and the final assembly of the car. Bring a little more patience, it will be worth it, I promise!
Posted by: Fabiano on Tue 10/27/2020 at 19:10
Xtreme Lee - Work in progress - Episode 5
And here we are, as promised, to introduce you to the latest changes to Kenny Wayne Shepherd's "Xtreme Lee". In this case, the changes focused mainly on the interior, with the preparation of the decal for the center console. Not happy, however, I also decided to replace the engine with a more beautiful and detailed one produced by ACME. Needless to say, the result is fantastic: I am really satisfied with how it turned out and on the Instagram profile it is enjoying a lot of success among fans (including the same Kenny Wayne Shepherd who put "like" to the photo!). Now, I just take a weekend break, and then we start again with some new models, so come back and see me soon, since there will be news for Halloween anyway!
Posted by: Fabiano on Fri 10/30/2020 at 19:08
The period, due to Covid, is certainly not the easiest, but sometimes it is necessary to have fun for a moment, even thinking about more fun things: this is why I have prepared 5 Jack-o'-lantern pumpkins this year! To make them darker, I decided to park the 3 baddest cars in movie history next to him: "Christine's" Plymouth Fury, "The Black Car" modified Lincoln Continental Mark III and "Death Proof "'s Chevy Nova SS. . Let the darkest night of the year begin !!!! PS: among the pumpkins, there is the "replica" of a very famous pumpkin seen in a movie from the 80s ... let's see who can figure out which one!
Posted by: Fabiano on Sat 10/31/2020 at 10:10
"Stand On It" - Work in Progress VIDEO
Good morning guys! Starting from today I will begin to show my custom models not only through the images published here on the site and on Instagram, but also through short videos (which you will find here but also directly on my Youtube channel) that will show all the modifies made in sequence on every single car. I just have to wish you good viewing with the first video dedicated to John Schneider's Dodge Challenger used in the movie "Stand On It".
Posted by: Fabiano on Mon 11/2/2020 at 16:10
"Bad Boys for Life" - Episode 1
Never sit idle! The models to be modified are so many and since here in Italy we are again in lockdown due to Covid-19, I took the opportunity to start some new custom model. This time it was the Porsche 911 Carrera 4S used in the movie "Bad Boys for Life" (sooner or later I will tell you about my personal opinion on this movie ...). To create the replica of this car I bought 2 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S, one of the correct color (metallic blue) and one of the wrong color (gray) but with the right rims and interior as the one saw in the movie. All I needed was to swap the parts and this change was really quick and easy! I still have to make the plate, but in the next few days I will create and print it. Naturally I proceeded to sell the gray Porsche 911 Carrera 4S with the blue rims: the proceeds will certainly be used to finance some other projects! Enjoy and see you next time!
Posted by: Fabiano on Sun 11/8/2020 at 19:54
Mobile version of the site
Little news about the site (and not to the models that I'm modifing these days, but tomorrow I will update you with those too!): From today the site has a mobile version, more usable from your phones or tablets. At the moment it is only available for the English language, but by Monday it will also be ready for the Italian version. Furthermore, at the moment I have prepared most of the features present in the Desktop version of the site, but in the coming weeks I will continue adding other features as well, including uploading images to each individual user's photo gallery. If you feel like it, try the new version and if you find something that does not work, report it to me via the "Contact" section. Good evening!
Posted by: Fabiano on Sat 11/14/2020 at 21:03
Northeast Ohio Dukes: STUNTLIFE movies!
Today I finally received a package from the United States that I had been waiting for about ten days: inside there were the two movies by Raymond Kohn, "STUNTLIFE: The Wild Ride" and "STUNTLIFE: The Bandit Project". I have always followed Raymond's adventures since 2007 with his stunt shows organized during some events dedicated to the series "The Dukes of Hazzard" and as soon as I learned of the existence of these movies, I tried to find a way to watch them, but one of the solutions, viewing them on Amazon Prime Video, was impossible because such films are not broadcasted on this streaming platform in Europe. So I managed to contact Raymond via Facebook, who kindly helped me to complete the purchase of the 2 DVDs. After just over 10 days the package arrived at my home and I can finally enjoy all its evolutions and those of his group of stuntmen "Northeast Ohio Dukes". In the next few days I will be posting more in-depth reviews for each of the 2 films, but for now enjoy the DVD covers along with the diecast models of the two cars that Raymond jump like in the movies and TV series we loved as children. If you are interested in owning these DVDs go now and order them on the "Northeast Ohio Dukes" website, you will not regret it!
Posted by: Fabiano on Tue 11/17/2020 at 23:27
Enos Race Car - Episode 1
Good morning guys, between ups and downs (due to this damned situation of Covid) I try to distract myself a bit by modifying some diecast models. For some time I had been planning to complete the quartet of racing cars used in episode 7 of the first season of "The Dukes of Hazzard": more precisely, I was missing only Enos's car, already having several General Lee, the Lucifer (custom model created by me same years ago) and Cooter's Camaro, produced by AutoWorld. So I decided to buy a 1975 Plymouth Fury (in the police version of "Smokey and The Bandit") and modify it, preparing new graphics to be applied on the sides and on the trunk. Today I will show you the preparation of these graphics and the tests on the car, then in the next episodes the final application on the bodywork. Have fun and, please, stay safe!
Posted by: Fabiano on Wed 11/25/2020 at 14:39
My review about "STUNTLIFE: The Wild Ride"
Here I am today with the first of my two reviews of Raymond Kohn's films produced in collaboration with "Northeast Ohio Dukes". Today I'll tell you about the first DVD, "STUNTLIFE: The Wild Ride". The film shows the first 22 jumps made by Raymond with General Lee from 2007 to 2018. For each jump, presented naturally in chronological order, Raymond describes the preparation and the consequences reported on a physical level, proposing the various jumps from various angles to enjoy the evolutions of his General Lees at their best. In addition, there are interviews with his family and the staff of the "Northeast Ohio Dukes" in which the complicity and passion that unite them to Raymond, but also the concern before each jump for the "reckless" pilot shines through. During the preparation phases, some moments of the construction of the various "General Lee" are also shown: it should be noted, in fact, that the Chargers used in these jumps are practically non-restorable cars, mainly intended for junkyards, prepared on an aesthetic but also structural level only to be able to withstand the moment of the jump, and then be rearranged to be able to face other jumps. In addition to the excellent images that show the various jumps, everything is accompanied by an excellent soundtrack, capable of transmitting the right sensations according to the situations experienced by Raymond and his team. Personally I recommend the purchase, to lovers of the series "The Dukes of Hazzard" but above all to lovers of good old stunts, which today due to CGI have been a bit lost in Hollywood productions. What you will see in this DVD is all real: passion, courage and a bit of healthy unconsciousness, just what was proposed to us in the 70s / 80s by the various stuntmen of the cinema world and which made us love the world of films and automotive-themed TV series. If you are interested to buy this DVD, go to the http://www.northeastohiodukes.net site or the "Northeast Ohio Dukes" Facebook page.
Posted by: Fabiano on Thu 11/26/2020 at 11:51
Finally "Stand On It!" available on demand!
Finally Orange Friday has arrived, the most awaited Friday of the year by all fans of "The Dukes of Hazzard". Every year, on this last Friday of November, John Schneider always offers some news or offers to his fans: this year is the date on which the new film "Stand On it!" Is proposed on-demand. (of which I have already made the replica of the Dodge Challenger), a tribute to the 1977 film "Smokey & The Bandit". To see it, all you need to do is go to "CineflixDoD", register for free and then rent it (for 72 hours) via the Vimeo platform. Come on then, there is no time to waste: I have already rented it for the whole weekend and I will finally enjoy it after all these months of waiting!
Posted by: Fabiano on Fri 11/27/2020 at 09:49
My review about "STUNTLIFE: The Bandit Project"
Christmas is approaching and, albeit slowly, I am preparing to modify some diecast models during the holidays, especially because I don't want to waste time. In the meantime, I managed to watch the second DVD that Raymond Kohn of "Northeast Ohio Dukes" sent me, this time dedicated to the jump he made in 2019, inspired by the movie "Smokey and the Bandit". As in the first movie, also in this case we will be able to follow all the phases of the organization, not only the jump with the Trans Am, but also a jump (the twenty-third) carried out with a General Lee. In both cases, before witnessing the awesome jumps recorded by multiple cameras, we will be able to follow all the organizational complications that Raymond and his group had to solve in order to carry out these two great evolutions. I do not want to anticipate any of these problems, otherwise I would spoil the surprise: know that thanks to Raymond's tenacity, the jumps were completed in the best possible way, despite all the complications that he encountered. Of course, you can also witness all the preparation phases of the two vehicles, which Raymond managed to transform from 2 wrecks to 2 perfect stunt cars, first of all safe but also beautiful from the aesthetic side. As the first movie, you can purchase this DVD from the http://www.northeastohiodukes.net site or on the "Northeast Ohio Dukes" Facebook page. Alternatively, for those who reside in the United States of America it is possible to rent this film directly from the Amazon Prime video platform. Don't miss this great movie and stay tuned. Why? Because Raymond's next jump will be with another Trans Am, but this time it will be K.I.T.T. !!!!
Posted by: Fabiano on Wed 12/9/2020 at 21:56
Enos Race Car - Episode 2
Goodmorning everyone! We have left 2020 behind us and 2021 has already started two months ago but it is certainly no better than what we left behind. In these two months I have been quite busy with work, but the good thing is that in the meantime I have still moved on to modify a few custom models that I will show you in the coming weeks. So I would say to start again where we left off, that is from the progress on Enos' racing car: today I will show you the definitive laying of the side decals and the preparation of the one that will be placed on the trunk. In the next few days, however, you will finally see it completed, see you soon!
Posted by: Fabiano on Sat 2/27/2021 at 13:06
Veloce come il Vento: Stefano Accorsi e Matilda De Angelis
Even on this quiet Sunday, which precedes the orange zone in Lombardy, small satisfactions can come and change the day: on my Instagram channel I posted some pictures about the two Peugeot 205 that I had replicated from the movie "Veloce come il Vento / Italian Race" and I received the views and appreciations of the two main actors of the film, Stefano Accorsi and Matilda De Angelis. It is not the first time, it had already happened in the past, but even a small gesture like this is always a pleasure and makes it clear that my hobby is understood and appreciated!
Posted by: Fabiano on Sun 2/28/2021 at 14:06
Enos Race Car - Episode 3
And here we are finally at the third episode dedicated to Enos' racing car. In the following pictures you can see all the decals applied on each side of the diecast model. Only the license plates that I will create in the next few days are missing, after which I will publish the last episode of this model and I will show you the first works on my next custom model. So do not miss the next episode and everything that will come in the coming months, you will not be disappointed!
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