Register now to get rid of these ads!

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

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Deuces, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. Mojo
    Joined: Jul 23, 2002
    Posts: 1,841

    Mojo
    Member

    ebay!

    I've bought the majority of my 1/8th scale cars on ebay. You pay a premium compared to yard sales, but you have your pick.
     
  2. A Chopped Coupe
    Joined: Mar 2, 2004
    Posts: 1,133

    A Chopped Coupe
    Member

    I've been building models since the late 50's, and just don't have the time anymore, but I still buy and some 1/12th and 1/8th plastic and metal kits.
    Here is a picture of one of mine from some years ago, a 1/12th Revell 250GTO and I purchased a complete detail kit from Europe.....................it took about 200hrs to complete................not all at once though.
     

    Attached Files:

  3. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 17,939

    Deuces
    Member
    from Michigan

    Yep! I bought a bunch from ebay... Some were great deals that I couldn't pass up.. I remember one guy sellin' new Big T's for 50 bucks each.. Lets just say that I now know what the shipping boxes look like for those kits.. :)
     
  4. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 17,939

    Deuces
    Member
    from Michigan

    That's NICE!!! :)
     
  5. whodaky
    Joined: Dec 6, 2003
    Posts: 4,625

    whodaky
    Member
    from Aust

    Garage find! Sought of!
    Geoff aka whodaky
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 17,939

    Deuces
    Member
    from Michigan

    Very cool!! :) Thanks Geoff!! :)
     
  7. BIG-JIM
    Joined: Jun 13, 2009
    Posts: 1,367

    BIG-JIM
    Member
    from CT


    Is this one of those steel 1/8th kits???:eek:
     
  8. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 17,939

    Deuces
    Member
    from Michigan

    Kinda looks like one, don't it??? I've heard about those and not that many were made.. Anyone know the whole story behind those???
     
  9. Geoff is there a model that you DON'T have? I'm going to raid your stash next time I'm in Melb!;):p Too bad Mum & Dad live down in Wantirna now.
    Doc.
     
  10. whodaky
    Joined: Dec 6, 2003
    Posts: 4,625

    whodaky
    Member
    from Aust

    The story I got at the time when these were made.
    Is th guy who had them done was Hot Rodder/ Tin plate 'toy' collector. And he wanted a 1/8th nice tin plate collectible 'toy'. I am not sure if he commissoned the build as such. But dies were made to produce the body panels and chassis rails and crossmembers. The dropped I-beam axle with integral break drums are a one piece casting, as is the rearend, radius rods and torque tube drive shaft. The aluminium wheels are made of 2 cast aluminium rims that have had the outer rim detail machined. The hub caps are a press in piece. The tyre sare solid rubber.
    These are a really neat thing. But like most collectible tin plate 'toy' the body pressings aren't real sharp. But I think that is part of the style of these collectibles and this one may have been done that way on purpose.
    These were done in limited numbers and weren't cheap. More so for me at the time I purchased it, because the Australian dollar was very low in comparison to the US dollar. But I have no regrets buying one as it is such a unique thing.
    These came with various options and the price varied according to the options you wanted on yours. Mine is basically the base model. Although I ordered mine with a duvall windscreen. But never fitted it, because I didn't like it's shape.
    Ok that is what I sought of know about this. Some of this information may not be totally accurate as I was told this stuff by someone else. I think there was a brief article about them, in Street Rodder magazine at the time they were being done. But I am thinking this may have been may 10 to 15 years ago.
    These models were sold as The Real Steel Roadster. I probably have some paperwork for it around here somewhere. Boy is this working my old memory elary this morning.
    I might do a Google and see what comes up!
    Geoff aka whodaky
     
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2011
  11. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 17,939

    Deuces
    Member
    from Michigan

    Thanks for that info Geoff!! :)
     
  12. Ralph Henderson
    Joined: Oct 23, 2004
    Posts: 8

    Ralph Henderson
    Member

  13. whodaky
    Joined: Dec 6, 2003
    Posts: 4,625

    whodaky
    Member
    from Aust

    Thanks for that Ralph.
    Told you my memory isn't good. Should have been Real Stuff Roadsters as you have said and not Real Steel like I said.
    Also just remembered you got a couple of decals with the roadster. I had one blown up on a piece of A4 paper and have had it hanging here in the garage all these years!
    Geoff aka whodaky
    [​IMG]
     
  14. lowtruck
    Joined: Aug 26, 2009
    Posts: 259

    lowtruck
    Member
    from Omaha

    I just rescued this "Big T" from an antique store last week. The yellow "Big Rod" was built by my dad back in the day.

    I recently moved to Wichita and really dig the Starbird connection to the "T".

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  15. big duece
    Joined: Jul 28, 2008
    Posts: 5,708

    big duece
    Member
    from kansas

    It don't get any cooooler than that for 1/8 cars...
     
  16. whodaky
    Joined: Dec 6, 2003
    Posts: 4,625

    whodaky
    Member
    from Aust

    Got a bit more done on the tudor body this last few evenings.
    Geoff aka whodaky
    [​IMG][​IMG]
    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  17. Sonny Depalma
    Joined: Jan 8, 2008
    Posts: 312

    Sonny Depalma
    Member Emeritus

    My 1/8 models
     

    Attached Files:

  18. Sonny Depalma
    Joined: Jan 8, 2008
    Posts: 312

    Sonny Depalma
    Member Emeritus

    My favorite!
     

    Attached Files:

  19. Sonny Depalma
    Joined: Jan 8, 2008
    Posts: 312

    Sonny Depalma
    Member Emeritus

    Couple more...
     

    Attached Files:

  20. Sonny, I have said it before and I will say it again.
    Your hand painted art on those models is just breath taking, I couldn't even begin to imagine how difficult it is to paint so small.
    Not only that but your building is first class as well.

    Doc.
     
  21. Bwhahahaha! I remember the crayon craze! Man that was a lot of fun.:p

    Here is a 1/6 R/C 32 coupe, has a scale Hemi in it. I never got it running it ended up being a display model. I was content with two petrol cars, a Daytona Coupe and a GT40. The GT40 was uber fast, it was the fastest car in my old R/C club.

    [​IMG]



    Doc.
     
  22. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 10,543

    gnichols
    Member
    from Tampa, FL

    X2 Doc, and they are 10 times better to see in person. Gary
     
  23. M_S
    Joined: Feb 20, 2008
    Posts: 542

    M_S
    Member
    from SoCal

    That's a Parma Hemi Coupe, should be 1/10 and not 1/6. I still have one in the wrap along with their Little Red Wagon.
     
  24. RAT "T"
    Joined: Mar 27, 2010
    Posts: 302

    RAT "T"
    Member

    [​IMG]

    THIS IS LOOKING GREAT GEOFF, LOOKING FORWARD TO MORE PICS
     
  25. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 17,939

    Deuces
    Member
    from Michigan

    Very cool!! Thanks for posting the pics guys!! :) Hey Geoff. How about posting some pics of your little "helper"... I love cats! :D Thanks bud! :)
     
  26. whodaky
    Joined: Dec 6, 2003
    Posts: 4,625

    whodaky
    Member
    from Aust

    Hey Deuces, I to am a cat lover;well actually a lover of all animals.
    I have a number of shots of Larry ( our cat ). I will only post a couple, as I know quite often people think stuff like this is off topic. I don't necessarily subscribe to the off topic theory. To me an internet site is about the people and they are usually drawn to a site by a common interest. It is always of interest to me to hear about and or see other aspects of those peoples lives. Some of the best threads I have read on the HAMB, could in fact be considered off topic. Anyhow they are just my thoughts for what they are worth.
    I had my 5 window out in the driveway recently to give it a bit of a clean. And Larry being Larry decided it was worth exploring! You have got to love a cat that digs 32s.
    Geoff aka whodaky
    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  27. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 17,939

    Deuces
    Member
    from Michigan

    That's very cool Geoff!! :D Here's my little guy..
    . He like's to help me out with modeling also... :)
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Jan 14, 2011
  28. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 10,543

    gnichols
    Member
    from Tampa, FL

    Cats? You talking 'bout cats? Unsubscribe me now. Gary
     
  29. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 17,939

    Deuces
    Member
    from Michigan


  30. Yeah, it should be 1/10 but you can buy the Hemi separately and it is labeled as 1/6 that way so I went with 1/6. Though if it is 1/10 it was a BIG 32 coupe when placed next to my 1/10 Daytona Coupe and GT40. Anyway, its basically a toy so I guess it really doesn't matter?


    You know what guys, I like animals too, steak is my favorite!!;):p:rolleyes:

    Doc.
     

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2020 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.