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

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

  1. indianhead74
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    Yep, I'm glad they've re-issued the ones I built as a kid. I took the Jag XKE to show and tell when I was in grade school. Dad helped the build a bit. I had to put a pure oil decal on the fender where I touched it with a gluey little finger. That car seemed huge but I was sure proud of it. My re-creation will include the decal without the extra glue smudge. Indy
     
  2. gnichols
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    Nice work. For the rodent rod contingent? Gary
     
  3. BIG-JIM
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    NA! One could make a nice hot rod Hudson out of it.:D

    Oh! and thanks for the compliment. It took a lot of work from a couple of dedicated people to get it to this point.
     
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  4. gnichols
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    I'd also say you have a lot more to cast to get the entire car... but if anyone can do it, you can. Ever consider doing other rod bodies (like the long awaited edeuce 32 sedan?) Gary
     
  5. Deuces
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    Looks pretty kool! :cool:
     
  6. BIG-JIM
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    No immediate plans for any bodies.. But maybe the headlights & stands next.
     
  7. BIG-JIM
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    Thanks guy's the compliments make it all worth it. :)
     
  8. Toner283
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    They also make that exact same kit with the block/heads/oil pan/valve covers molded in clear plastic for a visible engine. I believe that the the visible engine is a little harder to find.

    Here is a link to pictures of each parts tree in the non transparent kit if anyone is interested. It also has rubber & photoetched parts too. Cool piece.

    http://s670.photobucket.com/albums/vv70/toner2832/Plastic/
     
  9. hey i just won a sealed 1978 vette 1/8 scale off ebay ....my question is does anyone know of anyone making conversion parts for this kit? id REALLY like to build it as a 68-70 L-88 or does anyone make just the L-88 hood thanks
     
  10. sizzler67
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    Just about finished this build for good. I'm going to add Hudson twin H power air cleaners to it for the finishing touch. The frame, suspension, wheels, and tires are kit parts and the rest is resin cast or scratch built. It's been a blast to build but time to move on to the next.

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  11. michael037
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    If you have access, check out the Feb 2011 issue of New Zealand Hot Rod for a feature on a scratchbuilt 1/12 scale Orange Crate 32 sedan, and New Zealand Rodder issue 95 for a feature on a 1/16 scale (I think) Kiwi salt racer roadster.
    Michael
     
  12. RABs32
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    Just got this from GMP today.It's 1/18th scale,is there any body out there that make different tire wheels and intakes for this size,Thanks .....Rich
     

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  13. whodaky
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    Yes there is Rich.
    GMP do different sets of wheels and tyres. There are a few guys on ebay that part out 1/18th stuff I have bought a lot of stuff from Ralph ( see attached link!
    http://stores.ebay.com/RKS-ROD-SHOP...Q2ec0Q2em14?_trksid=p4634.c0.m14.l1513&_pgn=1
    Also the guys at Supercar Collectibles have some wheel and tyre sets. I highly reccomend their American 5 spokes they are a real bargain at $11.95.
    http://www.supercar1.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=15&sort=20a&page=7
    There is a lot of stuff out there when one goes looking!
    Geoff aka whodaky
     
  14. Thanks Deuces,
    Just popped in here for a catch up. Damn threads takin off, and with winter coming down here, im seein more stuff to spend my hard earned cash on.
    Got a few builds that must be finished this winter, and then theres the 3 1.1 projects in the shop.
    I gotter start buying lotto tickets! :D:)
     
  15. Deuces
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    Ditto on them Lotto tickets!! I sure could use a couple hundred million myself!! :rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  16. RABs32
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    Thanks Geoff, I want to build a smaller version of my 32 and the kit comes with everything I used to build my 32 just need to swap the single four and narrow halibrands and tires for a tri power and the wider rears and Hoosiers and E/T gassers and firestones, just needed a starting point for the info Thanks Again......Rich
     
  17. whodaky
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    Hey Rich;
    I have attached an image of what may be a good source for a tri-power for a small block and front 12 spokes. It is a Shyne Rodz 1/18th.
    If you got onto one of those T buckets the 12 spokes my need narrowing, but that would not be hard.
    I would have some GMP front grooved Firestones that may be of use. Although the I.D may be slightly different to the O.D of the Syne Rodz 12 spokes.
    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ford-T-bucke..._Hobbies_Diecast_Vehicles&hash=item3a6434c925
    The image is from an Australian auction you would pay a lot less in the US for that model.
    I hope this information is of use and I look forward to seeing progress of you 3 window in scale
    Geoff aka whodaky
    Just did a search in Ebay USA. Here is one there.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/YATMING-1-18-SC...51669?pt=Diecast_Vehicles&hash=item5adceb1995
     
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  18. Mojo
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    That's on my "to-do" list too. As far as I know, no one makes conversion parts. Vettes seemed to have the same basic body shape and dimensions from 68 to 82, so it looks like it's mostly the ends and the rear window area that need changing.
     
  19. styleline
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    yep count me in i love the bigscale model sport
     
  20. Eighth Scale "Barn" Find:

    Here are a few photos of my Monogram Corvette <strike>barn</strike> patio find. It was a casualty of the Loma Preita earthquake. I started to rebuild it awhile back but then I got discouraged and put it away. I pulled it out once or twice later and thought about working on it again, but didn't. Eventually it got stuck under the workbench on my patio and sat there for years. I recently pulled it out again and think I might start to re-do it again. :rolleyes: At least all the parts are still there and the only thing I can't repair with bits of styrene and/or putty is the crack in the back window. The engine and interior are already re-done and just need a good cleaning.
    I had already fabricated the broken moveable suspension parts from brass tubing and screws and it does work, so now it just needs re-assembly.
    So here's my eighth scale "barn find":
     

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  21. c-10 simplex
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    Corvette has potential.

    So, anyways this is what i came up with: (pics should downsize in a few mins)

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    The "welds" look like crap because i didn't know what i was doing which is ok because this is just for mock up purposes----i want to see if the body and wheels can be right proportionally before i go fullsize. So, i'm not going to "finish" it for that reason. Again, not really into models. Also, i didn't bother to fishmouth as you can see.

    i believe this is 1/8" tubing and i used springs for bending which you can get kit at harbor freight for like $4. i don't know what scale this makes it?

    This frame is a little too large for the body i got which is 1/25.

    If you were going to make a 1/25 scale tube chassis, what diameter tubing would you use and why?
     
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  22. 1934coupe
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    .065 wire. Why because if it is 1/25th scale and a real dragster would use 1-5/8 tubing you get 1/25 x 1-5/8 = .065.

    Pat
     
  23. gnichols
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  24. Deuces
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    Damn, that's nice!! :D
     
  25. old-hermit
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    Pretty cool cars lowtech. Heres an older salt flats car I just finished.

    Eight plug Mumford/Ardun head on Ford 4 banger, chain drive blower, Columbia two speed rear axle.

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  26. gnichols
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    Great job there, Herm-ster! Gary
     
  27. BIG-JIM
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    Nice work there Al. You are my hero!:D
     
  28. Deuces
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  29. 296 V8
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    296 V8
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    Lowteck and old - hermit very cool stuff

    Some more links to aftermarket parts on this thread would be helpful.

    Yes iv looked at the big scale sites and asked there &#8230;.. no one home

    As in
    Different motors&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;.(early hemi)
    Wheels - tires
    Head and taillights &#8230;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;..(the square 32 kit ones suck)
    Body&#8217;s &#8230;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;.(id sure like a willys)
     

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