LCA Contest: Days Of Thunder Chevrolet Luminas

The IC

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#1
Righto, just putting my thread up here, but i wont be starting for about a week and a half, cos i have to do other things...i have made the spline cage from photos of an unassembled model of a Corn Flakes Lumina i have (i think ive had it for 10 years now :p), ill be using it for future detail reference too

if you havent seen the movie, heres a short clip...its crappy quality, but ohwell...its one of those "so bad its awesome" movies lol YouTube - Days of Thunder (Gimme Some Lovin) Cole vs. Rowdy
 

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Krystian

Lamborghini President
#2
YEY IC in da contest! I will watch this one :)

Damn it, now I have to really focus on my model if I want beat you :)

Good luck & Have fun xD
 

The IC

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#9
righto...im back from my break, made a start...im not sure how much detail im going to put in...ive got the reference to do the engine bay and interior, but i was leaning more to the scene idea i had, so i might just skip the engine bay...

@Nik: stop hatin' on all my threads :p

@mmm & schaefft: ahahaha...ahahahahahaha...ahahaha....aha.............................ahahahahaha.....ahaha......aha.......no, id never do that :p

@Catlin: ive got good reference of some real nascar luminas, but if you got some decent pics of the ones painted up for the movie, thatd be great :)

@shipilnator: thanks :)...and motorsport needs more ice cream...
 

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The IC

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#12
more updates...fixed the front bumper, the movie was filmed in 1989/1990, the Corn Flakes lumina model kit i spline caged off is from 1994...cheers for posting that front on pic Catlin :)

attached a pic of all the ones im planning on painting, heres a list

#46 City Chevrolet: Cole Trickle's car (tom cruise) before he gets a sponsor
#46 SuperFlo: Cole Trickle's car after he wins a race and gets a sponsor
#51 Mello Yello: Cole Trickle's car after Rowdy Burns asks him to take his place due to a medical condition
#51 Exxon: Rowdy Burns' car
#18 Hardees: Russ Wheeler's car, the "bad guy" of the movie
 

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#13
That looks HOT! i love that movie, must've seen it at least 6 times. The car looks good and i sure can't wait to see some final renders! THe model is just awesome!
 
#14
So IC for final render you gunna put 42 cars in the field and have mr trickle corssing the finish line just a .1 of a secon infront of rowdy burns XD
 

The IC

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#15
just added some details...needs a fuel filler hole...and exhausts...fuel tank......and...not too much else i guess...ill probably get to work on the interior very soon!

@Erik_S: haha, thanks :)...theres more interest in this land barge than i thought there would be (i.e. no interest :p)

@Catlin: heh...4 more body variations and 42 skins in just over a month...hmmmmmmmmmmmm...
 

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tom120934

Administrator
#17
Great progress so far. I really think the car is ugly (sorry mmm and schaefft ;) ) but your model is far from ugliness.

I'm looking forward textures !
 

multimediaman

Traffic Car Connoisseur
#18
@Catlin: heh...4 more body variations and 42 skins in just over a month...hmmmmmmmmmmmm...

Careful with that kinda progress... EA may lay off all its vehicle modelers and hire you in place of them all :p

This is looking simply awesome, as can be expected with being not only a chevy lumina, and a stock car from the early 90's, but your work also helps it along too :p

very glad to see more progress on this car from you.

One thing though, aren't the bars on the rear window just a tad too close together?
 

The IC

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#19
just made a small start on the interior...this is where the model kit comes in real handy...gotta put welds around the rollcage intersections, thatll be fun :|

@IK84: damn, youve revealed my super duper ultra secret plan :p...also thanks for the extra pics, although the one in the showroom has a '94 body shell by the looks of it...ill check the squareness of its arse next time round too

@tom120934: its so ugly that its awesome! xD

@mmm: i dont think id be able to do it in one month :p...maybe if other important things i have to do go smoothly, ill see if i can do another body shell or two...also, the window bars on the front and back seem to be different on every car i look at, so im not sure
 

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