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

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

  1. Ace'sSpeedshop
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  2. Deuces
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    No problem! ;)
     
  3. 296 V8
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    Anyone here received a Willys coupe body lately from Richard Zimmerman ?……. Iv been waiting forever for my turn to get one.
     
  4. Deuces
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    Would that be a resin body coupe???
    Got pics of one??? :)
     
  5. big duece
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    Its fiberglass, I have one.
     
  6. Deuces
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    From Scale Motor Cars??
    Last time I looked, I was still a moderator on that site.. :)
     
  7. big duece
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    No, its from Richard Z. , known him for bout ten years. Bought it this summer at local car show in salina, KS.
     
  8. Deuces
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    He might be a member on SMC.. I'll have to check..
     
  9. Thanks for the link to the catalog. I have been looking for a 1/8 scale hemi for my 32 Ford Roadster to make a copy of the real 1 to 1 that is in the Henry Ford Museum. It was built in the 50's by a guy in Az. I have been in love with the car since I seen it in the 60's. I also belong to LSM forum, biut I have not been there for awhile.
    George
     
  10. 296 V8
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    So is there others (willys bodys) out there? ... I dont know about.
    Thanks
     
  11. Deuces
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    I joined LSM also, but I only posted on there a couple of times... I've been a member and moderator on SMC since '05.. Lately I've been having problems getting on there..:(:rolleyes:
     
  12. Deuces
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    Other than the 1/25 scale Revell kits and the Aztec 1/6 RC willys... Nope! Sorry..:(
     
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    Spotted at the recent GG Scottsdale. I'm not sure it was 1/8, but it was pretty big. Scratched? 1/10? Anyone know more about the builder or perhaps a kit that it might have been based upon? Gary
     

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  15. RAT "T"
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    gary, it could be a jim bean decanter???????
     
  16. road devil
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    hi guys

    for a couple of years a go, i built these beauties. sad to say that i sold them when i was buying a house. but now i have the "real deal" a 1930 Ford Tudor that i am going to make in to a hot rod or rat rod :)

    best regards from south of sweden

     

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    Lordy, I hope not. Fool me once, though. Gary
     
  18. zzford
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    I've been using a caulking gun...
     
  19. Deuces
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    Well then, that explain's it... :rolleyes:
     
  20. Those look cool, I'd love to see some close up shots of your detail work.

    ... also, please, a HOT ROD, in the traditional sense but not a "rat" rod...
    Especially if it's that car in your avatar. Too nice to chop up!
     
  21. Just wanted to touch base with all great model buliders. I am wanting to have a 1:18 scale mercury model built that would mirror my full size version. I would like to commission somebody to do it and thought about y'all. If any one would like to take up the this task please feel free to PM me. Thank you for any time and consideration
     
  22. road devil
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    JIGGER:

    here are some close-ups of the detailwork.
    and yes, thats my car in my avatar and yes, i am not going to cop it up. i would go for the Hot Rod-theme. no hood, whitewalls 600 in the front and 750 in the back, some mexican blankets to cover up the upholstery :)
     

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  23. Deuces
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    Nice job! Hope I could get mine to look that good...
     
  24. old-hermit
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    There were two 1/8 scale resin Willys bodies produced (coupe & truck) but they are no longer available.

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    They were rough and it took quite a bit of work to make a viable build. Heres the two I built.

    Never finished the coupe after I dropped the freshly painted hood and broke a chunk out of the nose.

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    This one took 'best in class' in a recent show.

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  25. Deuces
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    Hey Herm... Long time no see... :)
    Thanks for posting those... ;)
     
  26. gnichols
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    The Old Hermit sticks his head up every now and then, probably looking for ground hogs! Love the pickup, Al. Why not do the coupe hoodless, as a street car / hot rod? Later, Gary
     
  27. old-hermit
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    Hey Deuces, I still lurk around every once in a while :eek:)

    It's 90% finished but I lost interest in it Gary. I have several in the same condition.

    Heres the engine bay

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    and the custom modified Vette interior

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  28. old-hermit
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    PS, I stuck it in the 'never ending diorama' where it's collecting dust.

    [​IMG]
     
  29. Very nice work, thanks! I like the bare bones interior on the grey one and the old leather look of the seats in both, very nice indeed.
     
  30. 296 V8
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    Looks like one I saw on ebay some time back

    Thanks
     

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