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Anyone here into large scale (1/8) car models???

Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by Deuces, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. Deuces
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  2. Hmmmm, I dunno. Aren't models for kids??;)

    Doc.:D
     
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  3. gsp392
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    I like 'em, just not alot of time to spend on them.
     
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  4. gnichols
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  5. Deuces
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    Your one of us there too Doc! :D
     
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  6. Guilty! I love the smell of styrene in the morning!

    Doc.
     
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  7. Deuces
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    Yeah! Me too. :D I'm working on one right now for the contest... How's that Harley coming along??
     
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  9. Deuces
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    I've seen the build pics of that one... Very nice! :)
     
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  10. Gizzy
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    Yep....I'm into em'.I'm a 55 yr. kid. Giz'
     
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  11. Deuces
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    Seems like alot of us older folks are getting back into this hobby... Only this time, we're not blowing these things up with fire crackers like we used to when we were kids....:eek::(
     
  12. Noland
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    Yea I like them. Just takes alot of time
     
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  13. Deuces
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    bttt.........
     
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  14. M_S
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    I am currently (i.e. for the past few years) working on the Big Duece. I have been into the the Pocher kits for quite a while and have one F40 finished and an Alfa close to being done. I bought a few of them thinking I would have time to build them all, but the Pocher's are almost more work than building a full scale car.

    http://www.scaleautoworks.com/
     
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  15. Deuces
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    I love them "BIG DEUCE" kits!! I have a few of those including an original from '63... I also have a few parts packs from '63. :)
     
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  16. Deuces
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    Here's a 1/8 scale T bucket that one of our members did a while back... I plan on building one with one of TDR's 392 blown hemi engine kits....
     

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  17. yep i got a stack of 1/8 kits ...easier to build with my carpal tunnel and shit still build the other scales to i just wish there were more vareity in 1/8
     
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  18. D-fens
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    Built a couple of the "Big Vette" kits and about an assload of the old AMT 1/12 scale '57 Chevys. You know, the kit with the opening doors and all that.
     
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  19. M_S
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    The Pocher's are the ones that aggravate my carpal tunnel. So many teeny, tiny screws and hand lacing 1/8 scale wire wheels can drive you nuts especially when the instructions don't always translate nicely.
     
  20. BIG JOHN 37
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    Deuces, Thats the "Big Drag" 1/8 kit, is anyone re-popping that like Big Deuce, and Big T? Had one, built gave it away in a moment of stupidity, need another.
     
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  21. Deuces
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    Those vintage Big Drag Kits are expensive.. I have 2 of those kits, one I already started on by glueing the engine block halves together and that's where I stopped. I'm sure Revell will come out with that kit again somewhere down the line... They brought back the Big Tub kit out last year which is cool.. You could still buy those kits.... :)
     
  22. Deuces
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    That pic I posted is of a new Big T model with 2 sets of the old Monogram '60's parts packs.. You can still find those floating around on ebay under vintage 1/8 scale model cars.
     
  23. oldschool55
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    Being building large scale for a few years, I get too much glue on my fingers with the smaller scale.
     
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  24. big duece
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    When there isn't enough variety, just start building your own parts like I did, will post pictures later...
     
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  25. flatheadpete
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    My arthritis gives me hell with those small parts. Did alot when I was a teenager though.
     
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  26. yeah i started building my own frames and things out of evergreen plastic

    i got one built for a turtledeck T 1/8 scale i gotta finish

    and i have a frame i built for a 1/12 57 chevy that im currently getting re-interested in (should be a completed model within the month )

    and a frame for an original revell 65 mustang 1/12 fastback that may get together someday
     
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  28. ive been doing large scale since around 05 and im on LSM site.
    ive had two featured in Amusin Kriusin, issue 3, the rusty 32 and crank blown 23 "gold edition" big T.
    im currently building an SCoT blown Ardun powered big 32.
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    ill have to dig out some of the Ardun project.:D
     
  29. my Ardun project.
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