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Darth Vader Corvette

Post by bamaderbyfan » Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:15 pm

My son has decided to go for a speed car this year instead of something cool. I have found that over the last three years I really enjoy building these little gravity powered hot rods. With the itch to build something cool I started looking for inspiration for something to enter in the parent/leader division. I was looking through my son's Hot Wheels when I came across the Darth Vader Corvette (if you are not familiar with this car Google it). I decided to push my skills to the limits and see if I could turn a little block of wood into a piece of the Dark Side.

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Post by gpraceman » Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:47 pm

It looks like it is coming along well. Keep us posted with the progress.


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Post by Noskills » Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:44 pm

Looks cool. Hope you chopped out the center of the block or you are going to be over 5 oz.
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Re: Darth Vader Corvette

Post by whodathunkit » Wed Jan 13, 2016 7:01 pm

bamaderbyfan wrote: Darth Vader Corvette (if you are not familiar with this car Google it). I decided to push my skills to the limits and see if I could turn a little block of wood into a piece of the Dark Side.
:welcome: bamaderbyfan.

Look's like you still have a lot more shaping to do to thin down the front end of the car.
Very nice job your doing with the shaping of this car so far.

Seth you really need to Google this Darth Vader Corvette.
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Post by gpraceman » Wed Jan 13, 2016 7:04 pm

Had to look it up myself. Very cool!

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Post by bamaderbyfan » Wed Jan 13, 2016 7:27 pm

A few update pics, the blue tape is to give me an easy to follow line when sanding and carving to shape.

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Post by Loder66 » Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:42 am

WOW! That is looking awesome! Great work.


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Re: Darth Vader Corvette

Post by whodathunkit » Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:08 pm

WOW in deed!
Keep posting the dark side photos of this car build. Looking good!
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Post by Noskills » Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:24 pm

Man...thats awesome!
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Re: Darth Vader Corvette

Post by bamaderbyfan » Sat Jan 16, 2016 5:31 pm

It has been a productive few days on the path to the Dark Side.

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Re: Darth Vader Corvette

Post by Scrollsawer » Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:00 pm

That's some serious woodcarving skill. I am really impressed!


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Re: Darth Vader Corvette

Post by whodathunkit » Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:40 pm

What a job you are doing carving and shaping this car.



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Re: Darth Vader Corvette

Post by kcarchitect » Tue Jan 19, 2016 7:48 pm

Amazing Job Carving. The first side is easy, getting both sides to look the same is insanely difficult. Well done!



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Re: Darth Vader Corvette

Post by iflytii » Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:51 am

Fantastic job! Can't wait to see it in paint! I saw the full size version of this at SEMA a couple years ago, and was trying to convince my son this year to build it from the pics I took. Glad I didn't, you have set the bar way too high! :-)



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Re: Darth Vader Corvette

Post by Noskills » Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:30 pm

I see the next generation of DT posters and it makes me happy! Oh course you guys seems to be starting off with some impressive skills while mine were hard earned!
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